I have used AHA+ before and it helped with the texture of my skin but it didn't do a whole lot for my acne. I also found that it made my skin appear more oily and I have combination skin. Why isn't it that you recommend accutane? Did you notice any negative side effects? Also, while my acne may not be severe, I can tell you that I have skipped out on a ton of experiences in my life that I regret due to low confidence as a result of my acne.
I know how you feel. You could try some oil moisturizers, like jojoba oil, to make the skin produce less oil. I recommend hemp seed oil.
Accutane is almost like a overdose of vitamin A. It was meant for cancer patients, which is why it is so harsh.
Yes, i had a bit dry eyes before. Now I have MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eyes do to too low oil production, or blockage in the oil glands on the eyelids) as a direct result of Accutane. This is as bad as acne. Mine isn't that bad, but it was.
I don't know if I would do it again, if I could do it over. But I do know I wouldn't if my acne weren't severe.
It can drastically change your life. It's a throw of dice; not worth it.
+ Your skin isn't the same after you've done it; it's dry and dull.
I would differently try other things before doing it. Like finding out if i'm allergic to something. If I have unbalanced hormone levels. Vitamin deficiencies. Etc.
I would also be weary of topical's, as it can damage your skin permanently if you're not careful.
My best advice would be to try things that is't harsh on the skin or on your system. Try finding the source while minimizing the current outbreaks. Who knows, maybe you will grow out of it, like 95% of the population.