I went off birth control around a year ago and ever since then I have been struggling with moderate but consistant acne. I'm pretty sure its hormonal acne as I'm 31 years old. I started differin 3 weeks ago and my skin is breaking out so horribly. my forehead is completely covered in bumps, where I never used to even get breakouts, and I have pustules coming up randomly all over the rest of my face. It is so depressing. I hate leaving the house. plus it is making areas so dry and scaly and red.
Does anyone know if jojoba oil will work for a mosturizer? or how long I can expect this irritation to last? I'm only using it every other night, and not slathering it all over my face.
I normally eat fairly healthy, but since I've been reading so much about hormonal acne in females, I'm trying to cut out any high glycemic index food, ( no wheat no sugar no dairy no alcohol ) because apparently those trigger testosterone production which triggers adrenal glands which trigger sebum production.
I honestly can barely handle this anymore. if anyone has any advice, or encouragement about differen, or things that have helped their hormonal acne I would love to hear about it.
My skin doesn't like retinoids. I've tried so many times...it just never gets out of the "bad" phase. If you want your skin to be angry, red, flaky, and broken out for years...keep using Differin.
Differin doesn't work for hormonal acne. Hormonal solutions work for hormonal acne.
Jojoba oil is not a moisturizer it is a sealant. It will keep existing water from exiting the skin. It will not add water to the skin.