In short, I'm very depressed. The front of my face is clear as can be. The sides of my face and neck have been nightmares for 3 years. Been to a dermatologist 8 times, I got 2 laser operations 2 years ago with no results, a chemical peel that made my skin worse, I tried Finacea, Hydroquinone, Aczone, and Differin. My skin was getting better a year ago and now it's getting worse for a reason unbeknownst to me.
For the past 5 months this has been my routine
Facial Foam Cleanser Witch Hazel Rosewater Toner Paula's choice Red Mark Reducer (salicylic acid and hydroquinone) Paula's Choice Moisturizer with 25 SPF sunscreen
Night Cleanse again Tone again Red Mark Reducer RESIST Moisturize Indian Clay Mask (1ce or 2ce a week)
My chest, shoulders, and back are terrible too. I've been using an exfoliating brush with Selsun Blue Salicylic Acid wash. I used to use a BP wash which did nothing, and grapefruit wash which barely helped.
I change my pillowcases every other day, and I wash my sheets every week. I also put a new shirt on every day. The right side of my face is way worse than my left, but both are terrible. I don't know what to do and I'm hesitant to see a derm who won't help again.