I wish you all the best mate! I too am 17 and finally have my acne under control just a matter of getting rid of hyperpigmentation now I'll add you to check up on your progress.
Hi will . Yeah same i think once the acne clears (hopefully) I'll have a lot of hyper pigmentation but I've got some bio oil which will hopefully work on that.
If anyone wants to see any before pictures, I have some on my profile of like a year ago, my acne has come and gone due to treatments since then but it's about the same as it is now really so that's just an idea of my acne.
Anyway, I've just finished WEEK 1.
I haven't really noticed much change, but I've been taking the pill on a full stomach each night. I think I'm starting to get a bit more dead skin than usual and my lips are a bit drier but nothing major, my face just kind of feels like how it was before (it was always quite dry). I really want my oil glands to stop producing the oil lool cus I'm still an oily mess but I'm just going to have to be patient. In terms of an initial breakout, I got some more spots on my forehead like just above my nose and brows and like they decided to all group together. I think my spots are generally dryer now, especially around my mouth, and oh my god i normally wear contact lenses but i put them in for an 8 hour shift at a part time job I have over the weekend, and when I got home and took them out they were SO dry ugh.
I'm currently really confused on skincare though. I've sorted my lips (burts bees) and my hair products which I'll use and things, however i really don't know what skincare brand to use . I use cerave now which I order in off amazon (am and pm moisturising lotion and the hydrating cleanser) but I just want something british that's gentle, non drying, had spf, preferably a line together e.g cerave, that's non comedogenic and is beneficial to the skin like it restores natural ph and makes a barrier. It's just too expensive. I've already tried cetaphil, but they don't do an spf moisturiser and The cleanser isn't really my cup of tea, I just feel like it doesn't clean my skin enough and yeah.
Thanks for reading guys, I'd really appreciate product recommendations :*