Hey everyone. I'm a 20 year old male. I've suffered with acne for about 4 years now. I'd say during the past 6 months I've been moving towards more clear skin.
Hot/cold shower 1-2 times a day
Ivory non-fragranced soap 1-2 a day
Doxycycline 60 mg once a day <--waste of money but whatever
Electric razor -- haven't shaved in my inflamed area for a very long time though I usually just trim facial hair besides on cheeks and mustache
So I just showered for my second time today after shaving earlier. Trimmed everything real low and completely shaved cheeks down to my jaw line but ignored my inflamed area below lip on left and ride side. Small cystic pimples I think. I've always had them. So my skin is really dry right now, it's been dryer, but it's pretty dry. Feels great though. The dryness covers the redness of my pimples so I don't mind. Is this a bad thing? I don't use a moisturizer. I know that when I wake up they will be red again but is this dryness causing harm? I usually carefully pop pimples that are ready, then use the soap to dry it out and it tends to go away in a few days.