To me, this doesn't look like hormonal acne, more like mild irritation probably from the harsh products she has been using. She needs to balance the PH of her skin. When products dry out the skin, it means that the PH becomes too acidic. What she needs to do is find gentle balancing products that restore the skin's PH to its healthy levels (around 5.5 is optimal). Products that say "balancing" or "restoring" are usually what's needed to achieve this. Make sure she avoids SLS and other sulfates because those will just make the redness worse.
Honey masks (with pure honey, not raw though) might help, but tell her to spot treat first for a few days to see how her skin reacts. Whenever I had mild acne like hers, all it took for it to go away was stop using harsh topicals, wash my face with filtered/spring/distilled water, and use gentle products to balance my skin's PH. If she can afford to visit a qualified esthetician, that may help too. But the most important thing would be to lay off the topicals for now and give her skin a rest.
Antibiotics are a temporary fix, if that. Her acne isn't even severe enough for antibiotics - it doesn't look infected, just irritated. Infected zits usually contain a lot of greenish pus and tend to spread out more across the face.
Edited by WishClean, 02 January 2014 - 10:05 PM.
Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)
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