I have had mild acne since high school, nothing I was really concerned about. Now, at age 21, I have horrible cystic acne on both cheeks on my face and my chin. I don't know why my acne decided to flare up this past December, but ever since then, I have had horrible cystic acne on my cheeks and chin and nothing will get rid of it. I eat a very clean (fruits, veggies, meat; no sugar, milk, wheat, nuts, or gluten), drink eight cups of water daily, excercise daily, and sleep eight to nine hours a night. I have tried numerous creams from my deromotolgist but they have either not worked or they irritated my skin. I don't know if it's just hormonal, or maybe it has to do with my menstrual cycle being totally out of sync since last summer. I have hyperpigmentation since every zit I get, it leaves behind a red dot on my face (which is covered with them). The acne I have sometimes comes in clusters, and are very big and red. When coming up on my face, the acne is sometimes itchy. Sometimes they are just a huge red bump on my face and somtimes they are whiteheads. I am at a loss on what to do and have been very self-concious of my face since December. I started taking Evening Primrose Oil capsules almost a month ago and notice a slight difference in my face, not much.
If you have any suggestions on what I should do, I would be very grateful for your help. I am at my last straw on what to do since nothing is helping or working.