I am an 19 year old boy and have experienced regular skin problems since 10th grade. Fortunately, these problems haven't included ance per se, just constantly pimples. Over time they seem to have only gotten worse which is beyond frustrating because most of my friends have been through their phases of bad skin and are now in the clear. To make matters worse, many pimples leave a clearly noticeable red mark which seems impossible to banish!
My usual regimen involves: a) using some exfoliating lotion with hot water, b) wiping my face with anti-bacterial wipes, c) dabbing a cotton wool ball with witch hazel on the inflamed areas, d) apply rosehip oil sparingly to the red marks.
A few months ago a doctor prescribed me Doxycycline Hydrochloride which had little to no affect.
I have long thought that the catalyst for my skin problems was sugar, because whenever I drank heaps of soft drink of indulged in too many lollies, the following morning would reveal a new breakout. But since this discovering I have done my best to minimise all sugar intake. Even so, the pimples show no sign of slowing down.
I cannot understand how someone who keeps their skin oil free and cleansed regularly, CONSTANTLY, develops new skin problems.
When the breakout passes, I will no doubt be left with more small, red blotches on my face which hopefully the witch hazel and rosehip oil will improve marginally.
If anyone here has advice or tips pertaining to my current regiment, anything at all, it would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by gunner2004, 25 April 2013 - 06:15 PM.