Been using a sulphur bar soap for almost 4mos. My face is less oily, and I dont get as much pustules as I used to. Side effects for me: dryness/peeling but only on my jaw and chin area, but it's fine once I dab a moisturizer.
I've read that for some people, the more you touch your face the more it gets irritated so I only wash my face at night, too. In the morning I just use washcloth for my eyes and mouth, then gently blot the oily area w/ tissue or oil blotter.
Also dont get too stressed out about the little things! Stress causes acne too.
I'm on week 2 and my chin looks about the same as yours. First, don't worry, it doesn't look that gross! One thing I've learned is that most people don't pay as much attention to your acne as you do. Also, I wouldn't recommend popping, my derm said that your skin will be too fragile and it's not a good idea.
For me, if I leave them alone they seem to flake off, especially when I wash my face. Ill admit though I did squeeze some pus out of one. Just be careful, don't use your finger nails, if you can dont touch them!
Also my skin is really dry and peeling. I'm on 80mg a day though. Hang in there! That's what I'm trying to do. Just imagine how great your skin is gonna be when your done!
Thank you for replying. I've never seen so many whiteheads, it freaked me out.
And my skin is flaking too. Are you using any moisturizers? My dermatologist didn't recommend it for me.
Oh the usual: "what happened to your face?" "you should go to a doctor/take meds"
And everytime my mom and i disagree on something, she blames my acne. "you keep doing that, that's why you have acne!". One time I'm rubbing disinfectant alcohol on my hands and when she saw it "are you rubbing alchol on your face? that's why you have acne". ugh