I've been struggling with acne since like 7th grade and I'm in 11th grade right now. I've been seeing a dermatoligist since 8th grade and I've been on Differin since October. It hasn't really done anything but an annoying initial breakout but I'm trying to have hope in it that it'll work after 6 months. I've been using Cetaphil for about 2 years and I felt like I had built a tolerance to Cetaphil and it was like putting water on my face that has the capability of clogging my pores. So I switched to Clean and Clear today because I saw a video where this girl got off of proactiv (which I also considered using, but I heard it's terrible for your skin), and she is using the 3 products that I got today.
My acne right now is at the point where my entire face just looks pink. I have countless small bumps and 2 or 3 big ones. It's so annoying and I feel like I look like an ugly pig.
I have Clean and Clear: Astringent, Dual Action Moisturizer, and Soothing Cleanser, all with like 2% salicylic acid.
I also have Neutrogena Naturals for a cleanser and Differin as a prescribed topical medication.
Currently I'm doing:
In the morning -
C&C Cleanser in the shower
5-10 minutes later - apply astringent
5 minutes later - C&C Dual Action Moisturizer
At night -
Dual Action Moisturizer
I just started today, so I'm not sure if it'll work like this or not. I don't want to get in too deep to find that I'm either using the wrong combination of products or the wrong method.