I've tried so many different products at this point, and everything works for a short amount of time, and then I continue to break out. I'll have one or two days where I feel like my skin is great and then pimples just keep forming. I'm a makeup artist and model, so I'm very aware about what I use on my face. I eat a VERY clean diet: no dairy since I'm allergic, no gluten (Intolerance), no sugar, and no red meat, and minimal fats because I cannot digest it easily. I recently (in the past year) had my gall bladder removed due to terrible stomach pains and not being able to digest food. I've had periods where I feel better, but it always starts back up again. I exercise regularly, wash my face every night/day. I moisturize, use toner, a peel about once a week, and spot treatments every time I break out (which is ALL the time now!)
I feel like I've read every single forum, "best things to use for..", "best supplements to take", advice columns, and I do all the suggested things..and still no relief. I'm thinking about trying to add in some different supplements, thinking it's hormonal imbalance since I don't get my period at all (or maybe a couple times a year)..but even that I'm still unsure on what to take: I cannot take fish oil or anything like that due to not having a gall bladder and my body wouldn't absorb it, but I'm thinking some vitamins and zinc?
I would absolutely love to hear any advice from people who have been through this or similar situations before. I really don't want to go to a dermatologist since I feel like they will just try to sell me more products (if they actually work, then great, but I feel like something over the counter, would be the same thing, correct?)
This is really starting to effect my everyday life, since I'm a model, I can't come to shoots with concealer/foundation on and I feel so self conscious now since my skin is so bad, I just don't know what to do!
Any help is greatly appreciated!!