Whats up guys,
The names Jeff and I am 19 yrs old. I guess I just want to know if anyone is in the same situation i'm in and how they are handling/ handled it.I used to have perfect skin, i'm talking one pimple every other month if that. After a solid summer I went back to school in September. A few weeks in I noticed I had two pimples on my face.. this never happens. Both of them around my mouth, and they took awhile to go down, as they were only met by a few more. It didn't take long for there to be 5 or 6 around the mouth area and wicked inflamed I was freaking out. A sophomore in college? Acne? What the fuck? Pardon my french but it sums up my emotions perfectly. I don't want to seem like I felt above anyone because I had perfect skin it was just new to me and I wasn't having it. It is now March and my acne got way worse, spreading to my jawline, side of my head, sometimes upper middle portion of my face. Never the chin or forehead. I thought it was stress related but after a great winter break, and living the life in Spain because I am studying abroad, I still have it. Clearasil worked best for me before I came to Spain and now im taking vitamin E (two weeks), Fish oil (4 days), prescribed both benzoyl peroxide and Doxycycline hyclate, tretinoin cream for the night time (awhile maybe about two months now). My acne has gone down, slowly receding from the upper portions of my face. However usually any sense of hope is quickly bashed by another break out, I know you guys know what im talking about. If I lost you so far just bare with me as I suppose I want to get every detail for a better analysis.
Like I said my acne has gone down, I dont really wake up to white heads anymore as they take longer to accumulate, who knows maybe the fish oil is working. Its just that by the middle of the day or morning my acne can be pretty red. I cant really pinpoint whats causing it it just gets aggravated. I have moderate acne, no cysts. To wrap it all up its been a long, depressing, ego killing, frustrating, unstoppable journey. I really dont know what to do when I get out of school I have to wash my face as im just too uncomfortable. I just want to know when the nightmare will end. What do you guys think? I know the acne must be hormonal and I havnt really found anything to really help 100%. Anyone else feel my pain, going through the same shit? Maybe something that balances hormones, PH level? Let me know and I wish everyone the best of luck with their own acne, it sucks I know but one day at a time I suppose. Whenever I feel down about it I just wash my face without staring in the mirror too long. haha. Thanks. Cheers!