Hi, I have had acne since I was a teenager, it has never gone away. I started birth control to help it and through out the years have tried everything. About two years ago i had a copper IUD inserted therefore there was nothing altering my hormones. The acne got worse and worse, cystic acne, regular pimples. Its horrible. I just recently went back on ortho tri cyclen even though i have been it in the past with some results but not fully clear. I dont consume dairy, I drink tons of water, the only person in my family who suffers like i do is my sister, I drink green tea, i use noncomedagenic moisturizer(and use it liberally) I use a glycolic acid face wash along with a non-soap face wash, sometimes i even use coconut oil as moisturizer, I eat really healthy, no junk food occasionally some fried food but who doesnt, its not on a weekly basis not even a bi-weekly basis, I eat lots of vegetables and many weeks eats a strict raw diet, I run 3 to 4 times a week i also do strength training. I just had all my hormone levels checked and they came back all normal. I use mineral make up to cover up my face as much as possible and its supposed to be one of the better ones to use. The list goes on and on and on of how i treat my face but still it persists. I am so lost as to how to get it under control. I am turning 30 this year and its embarrassing.
Any advice, anyone?