Ok here’s my deal, 31 year old male. Did not have acne problems until 24 years old. its been 7 years and I am now 31 and still dealing with acne. I have been to 4 different dermatologist and tried countless gels, creams face washes, shampoo's etc. I have gone to an allergist (I am allergic to dust, mites, pollen, cats & dogs) and an endocrinologist (levels looked fine except a little low on vitamin d).
I am really not sure what to do anymore to get rid of my adult acne. Dermatologist says it’s not bad enough for accutane but I have slowly tried to get off the gel's and such but i start to break out again once I do.
I am really at a loss of what to do and this battle with acne has left me with zero self-confidence and really made me recluse in life. I was a fun person who was always out enjoying the sun rays in the summer but now I try to avoid the sun or wear a hat and just kind of hide my face because the acne and scars bum me out.
Between an internist, endocrinologist, and 4 dermatologist I would have thought we could find the root cause and i would be clear by now. None of them seem to think it was strange I had clear skin until the age of 24 then it was onset. There was some traumatic things that happened in my life around then but I don’t see how it stayed with me.
At this stage I don't know what to do anymore... I can’t think of another doctor to see to figure out my issues and my skin seems it’s just becoming more and more oily, probably from all these products I have used. I had perfectly normal skin and now I feel it’s ruined.
Does anyone have any recommendations of what I can possibly due to try to finally rid myself of acne?