It's not question to me that acne has ruined my self-esteem and stopped me many times from doing things I normally would do. I am just flat out sick of it.
I have tried almost everything. Even nothing at all, which, most people says is bad and will make it worse, but my acne never gets better or worse when I use stuff or don't use stuff. The only time I felt like it improved some was when I used retinol, for almost a year. and even then it would come back. I'm just so tired of it and want clear skin for once in my life (I say that, but i've had it the past 6 years) though some have had it longer.. It's still frustrating. I would rather use nothing at all if possible but I feel like my diet has no affect on my acne. I've gone from healthy to not healthy and back again over and over and nothing seems to change it, in fact when I eat healthier I feel like it's worse, probably because smoothies have a lot of sugar. I don't know. Regardless, I'm willing to do almost anything at this point. Also, is it worth it to do a month facial / whatever somewhere where they clean your face? I've tried going to the Suana at the gym but I feel like my skin just gets worse a few days later after doing it.
I also have sleep apnea which I feel affects my skin, but I had surgery for that and other than that I don't know what I can do for that, not sure if that's the sole reason I have acne. But my skin does clear up in the winter time (not totally, but for the most part) so I can't figure that one out. Though my back never clears up, it always has "marks" not really pimples.
This is just so frustrating, every time I see a guy with clear skin it just makes me even more down. (I am a guy)