I'm on the verge of losing all hope in regards to my acne, just feel like crawling under a rock. I just can't seem to find a regimen that works for me.
I've tried so many things, some natural remedies, some not. I'm just fed up of spending all this money on treatments to not see much improvement if any. I've tried the caveman regimen but after a couple of months it had made things worse if anything.
I change my pillowcase every couple of nights and I don't have long hair that's in my face.
My diet is fairly good, could be a bit better but could be far worse.
About my skin:
-It's fairly sensitive
-Oily most of the time but can get easily dried out if I use the wrong product
-Main problem areas are my jawline, chin and cheeks
-Red marks on my jawline and cheeks from previous acne
I'm currently on yet another course of Doxycycline after seeing my GP. I was on Doxycycline for around a year (two six month courses with a bit of a gap in between). That course ended about a year ago and managed to clear me up fairly well but this time I don't feel it's having as much of an effect and I'm currently about 3 and half months through a 6 month course.
My current routine is wash face with warm water morning and night and I've recently been using this overnight serum with Mandelic Acid since I've heard good things about it. I've been using it every night but might reduce it to every other night due to slight irritation. It's still early days with this but I'm not feeling totally convinced it will work that well.
I don't like washing my face with cleansers anymore because they either dry out my skin or irritate it. And I don't want to end up having to use a moisturizer because all of them I've tried just seem to make my acne worse, even jojoba oil!
I've been thinking about asking my GP about Accutane but I don't think my acne is quite severe enough for that (I'd say it's moderate/mild at times).
I just can't seem to find anything to stop this stubborn acne, any suggestions?