Dear Acne.org users,
I am 20 yo and this is my first post on Acne.org and so far this site has been very useful to me when searching for new products to try. I just recently started the regimen using Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing soap, Neotragema on-the-spot BP 2.5% treatment, and a moisturizer from Arbonne skincare line. I started to see results after about 2 weeks and had high hopes but then new pimples still start to form and I use either the BP or Salicylic Acid (2%) on the spot treatment. I have oily skin and have had moderate acne since the 7th grade.
I'm going into my second year in college and I really want to get this under control because though it might not be terrible compared to many, I have OCD and having semi-clear skin for awhile with sudden intense uncontrollable breakouts all the time is really detroying me mentally and has lead to all kinds of social anxiety for me. I can't ignore my imperfections or accept them as me because I know I can beat this thing.
Sorry for long post but I just recently got offered a great sales opportunity selling high end cars and I need the confidence and charisma that I know is buried below my oily, acne skin. I tried to pop this one big cystic spot without musch experience with how my skin has changed since starting the regimen and I now have an indented red spot on the side of my cheek that refused to make healing progress. Does BP cause skin to become more prone to scarring because I normally would have had a spot like this disappear or scab over by now.
For the spot I have tried jojoba oil, cetaphil moisturizer, BP 2.5%, aquaphor, topicort, adapalene gel .03%, Queen helene's mint julep masque, Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, in addition to keeping it constantly moist with little results.
I will attach two pictures, the 1st was taken about a week before the other and the 2nd has a bit of makeup covering it.
I appreciate any help and would like to thank all of you guys in advance for any advice that you can offer!!