In mid-January of this year I decided to stop doing the Acne.org BP regimen after 7 years. My skin seemed fine a for couple of months but then I slowly started to get acne on my forehead again. It has only gotten worse since then. I have only been rinsing my face with water - just letting the water run over it, not scrubbing it at all. No chemicals or cleaners or anything has touched my face since then. The acne is much worse than it ever was before I started the regimen. So I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced a withdrawal from the BP regimen of this magnitude and if it ever healed on its own.
Additionally, I'm wondering what type of acne it is since I have never gotten acne of this nature. The acne starts as a small red, hard, painful bump under the skin. It then slowly gets bigger and appears to fill with blood. If I leave it alone, then it will eventually come to a large whitehead, become softer and eventually begin itching. They never go away on their own. I eventually give in and pop them to get some relief. I barely have to apply any pressure and they explode and bleed much more than any other acne I have ever had. I have been taking antibiotics for this that my dermatologist gave me 1.5 months ago but there has been no improvement. Also, my skin seems very flaky since I have been washing only with water. I don't know if this is contributing to it or not. The times I have tried gently exfoliating my forehead with a towel has only seemed to cause more acne a day or two later.
I really appreciate any insight! Thanks!