My acne started over 2 years ago and since then I've been seeing a derm. This whole time I've been 2 times on tetralysal, have been using differin, epiduo, my derm kept sending me to a beautician for manual facials which basically was just having my whiteheads and bumps professionally popped ( don't know how to properly translate the procedure's name) which I belive could have had an effect on how my face looks now. The thing is, my face has been almost acne-free since the summer of 2012,occasional pimples here and there, I only get more intense break outs in winter, but even when my face was clear of acne it still looked like it wasn't, but the problem is that it's not just red marks, the whole area where I get/used to get pimples is really red. It gets worse when I work-out and does feel pretty hot. Now, the only thing that seemed to help a bit was the oil cleansing method and then me putting mix of argan oil and tea tree oil, however, I broke out after that, it clogged all of my pores and I even got blackheads which I never did before so I had to quit it (I got extreme redness from new pimples so after all it only made matters worse) and go back to epiduo.
It's just really upsetting because how am I suppose to treat something if I don't know what it is.
I was born with atopic dermatitis, I grew out of it, I no longer get any dry patches on my body but maybe what I have on my face is somehow related to that?. I'm eating quite healthy now, but my diet used to be really horrible even a year ago so I thought that maybe due to that and being on and off on antibiotics for the past 2 years I have developed candida overgrowth?! My tongue is a bit white/yellow coated and I have bumps at the end of it. Please, help me figure out what exactly is wrong with my face, I'm so tired of it, of being ashamed of my face and having to put on foundation even just to go out with my dog, because it looks like I've been attacked with needles.
The photo was taken in the morning, the lightest it can get so there's nothing irritating it whatsoever, even the areas where I never get pimples are pink.