I am a 22 year-old female (generally have oily skin), and I've been experiencing severe acne. I've struggled with acne ever since I was 14, and it has mainly been caused by genetics. It use to be so severe, I've been through 2 dermatologist and numerous serums and creams. At 16, I finally found a dermatologist who has helped me immensely, and my acne went from terrible, to miraculously gone.
Currently, I have been exercising 6 days a week, and have been following a healthy diet. These are things I assumed would help my skin, but it seems to have made it drastically worse. I have a feeling it has been caused by the sweat from my working out because it started to worsen around that time I began exercising. I make sure to wash my face before AND after I work out, as well as applying my creams perscribed by my dermatologist (I currently use Aczone, Retin A, sulfate cleanser, and take medication and birth control for it). I absolutely do NOT want to stop working out. I've worked so hard and feel wonderful about my body, just not my skin.
Nothing I'm doing is helping, not even after a recent visit with my dermatologist. It's very discouraging especially since she helped me so well before. Why after 6 years has it suddenly gotten worse? Any advice for the athletes out there? I'm becoming desperate. It's hard for me to go out in public anymore.. Thank you so much!