Hi so I thought I would start off by saying that I eat very healthy, drink plenty of water, have a low weight, never pick at my face, sleep on a clean towel every single night, use small ingredient products, never wear makeup and I still have acne. I have had acne since I was in the 5th grade. Though I think it would have went away when I was younger if I wouldn't have picked at my skin, but I didn't know back then. I do not pick my skin at all now since I know (:
my acne isn't severe anymore, I used to have cysts that eventually went away by themselves and now I just have lots of scars and a few pimples that constantly pop up in the exact same place ( I only currently have 2 right now, always around my mouth even though I'm SUPER careful when I eat and ALWAYS wipe my mouth after each bite of food. )
Today i decided that I'm going to only wash my face once a day at night and put on my moisturizer and tea tree oil mixture and leave it at that. Only take a washcloth and water in the morning to clean it a bit and that's it, but do I need to put a moisturizer on after that? Or no? I'm concerned that I'm going to do something wrong. My face did not feel oily this morning after I " cleaned " it with a washcloth and water, I actually felt refreshed but I have dry spots on certain parts of my face and it was itchy and didn't look good so I put the smallest amount of lotion on that spot and that's it.
When i wash my face my face at night, I use cetaphil.
I used proactiv for a few months ( everyday. Sometimes I would wash my face TWICE a day with that stuff and put toner on and it was just awful but I thought it would help ) and it literally BURNED my skin and didn't do anything but make more zits pop up ( I probably had 15 zits ) and dry it out a ton.
It does make sense that my skin was the clearest a year ago because 1. I was younger but also 2. I would wash my face only once a day, at night, only used water in the morning, I did not appreciate my clear skin then. That only lasted a few months though until one day I broke out and tried something new and started putting all kinds of crap on my face which I think ruined it and made it 10x worse.
Like I said though, right now I just have 2 pimples that keep going away, coming back and lots of scaring and dry spots but also oily skin on my nose, forehead and SOMETIMES above my mouth but I use those oil absorbing sheets I use if it's oily there )
I just turned 16 years old and yes, I do know that acne is a very normal thing at this age. It's just insanely bothersome to see girls and guys my age not even washing there faces, eating junk, sleeping with there makeup on, touching there faces and they have perfect skin. UGH! It gets to the point where I just cry and cry because I do everything right but I just look so.. gross, so gross that I don't even want to leave the house!
Edited by miniatureflowerchild, 21 January 2014 - 03:57 PM.