I've never encountered anyone who has this kind of acne, so I'm hoping to meet some people who've had it and learned what was causing it!
Background: I'd had mild acne since I was 12, and had been on Dan's regimen for probably about a year with good results when I broke out in autumn of 2011, age 16.
Throughout September it looked like the worst my acne ever used to get, which was odd, because I was still on the regimen; nothing had changed.
In October, it became much worse than anything I'd ever had. I went on antibiotics, oral and topical. I think the topical helped the most. After a few months of consistent use of benzamycin, my acne was in check again (though never gone).
Now I can't afford the prescription, and the acne is back, although milder. It's only been a few weeks, so it might get back to its worst soon.
I have a pretty healthy diet. Decent amount of water, little processed stuff, mostly vegetarian, very little dairy, organic when I can swing it, tons of fruit, only whole grains, and I've even managed to curb my sweet tooth.
Oh, and I also started taking birth control pills at the same time as the antibiotics. I ceased that last December. No more synthetic hormones for me!
WHEW. That's a lot of info. Anyway, this picture is from its worst in October 2011. Any ideas what this is?