This is my first time posting something on here but I have read quite a few forums and you all seem so helpful.
I guess I can start with telling you about myself. I am a 28 year old female. I have never had an acne problem until a few months ago (starting sometime around Sept/Oct). I keep breaking out with cystic pimples on my forehead. I had switched my birth control pills around the end of August. I had thought that might be the reason for my break outs. Starting around the first of the year I went back to my old BC pills, hoping that would help. It has been very close to two months and my skin is still not great. I have tried so many different things, toothpaste, prids drawing slave, BP, SA, lemon juice, aspirin, baking soda, warm compresses, switching face washes, washing my pillow case weekly, cleaning make up brushes weekly, etc.
I recently went to the derm and got put on Epiduo and have been using that a little over two weeks (still too soon to tell if thats going to help.......I think). I keep reading that dairy could be a reason behind my cystic acne and have be thinking of cutting out dairy (which is really hard ). I am used to using a little milk in my cereal every morning. I have Greek yogurt ever day for lunch (to get my protein) and sometimes have cottage cheese (also for protein). I also like chocolate and icecream (I try to keep that to a minimum already). Does anyone have any good substitutes that are currently using. I could use some ideas?
P.S. I have been having low self esteem lately and being anti social for a few months since I am so embarrassed by my face. I just wanted to thank everyone on the website for helping me though this and giving some type of hope!