I'm a 24 year old male living in the UK. I've been struggling with acne for almost 10 years now. I've tried:
- benzoyl peroxide (prescribed)
- differin (adapalene cream)
- the acne.org regimen
- azealic acid (skinoren cream)
Some have worked with moderate short term success, others have made things worse. Nothing has worked long term. I'm currently using no oral antibiotics or prescribed topical treatments. I wash my face 2x daily with mild facial cleanser and that's it. My acne is only mild/moderate but it's very persistent and I'm sick of it, especially because I'm now 24 and I've tried everything! It really lowers my self esteem. I have a professional job where I'm constantly meeting new people and all I can think about is them looking at my horrible skin. I'd really love to go on Accutane. I've an appointment with my GP in a few weeks and I'm praying that he'll give me a dermatology referral. However, I'm really worried he's going to say its nowhere near severe enough and I'll be back trying some stupid antibiotic or cream again . I've attached pictures of my skin. What do you guys think? What are your experiences with mild/moderate but persistent acne?