It has been a while. I still break out though, no where near as bad as a year ago during the peak of boy problems.
My number one advice is very simple and nothing miraculous. Follow a regimen closely and never skip washing your face at night especially if you have make up on.
Here is the load down:
I have- dry skin that gets flakey and congested. I break out during that time of the month and I have scars as a souvenir.
Cleanser: Neutragena Grapefruit Cleanser, Loreal 360 (for makeup days), and DermaClear
Toner: Neutragena Rapid Clear
Moisturizer: Mamonde Brightening Cream
Treatment: Tea Tree Oil
I've recently been using a lot of Asian products from the AmorePacific Line. This includs, serums, softening toners, emulsions, and moisturizers. I'm also going to be adding in products from the Ole Henrikson blemish line. I will see how that all goes. It's a lo to f work, but honestly I enjoy it, and its worth it.
Some products that did not work for me: Sisley Topical Resin- dried out skin, clogged pores like crazy
So being on ortho tri cyclen gave me flawless skin! So I stopped the the regimen. Then I got off BC and was fine for the most part. This past year I realized that stress from boys make me break out horribly. I got back on BC and it was still awful. It wasn't until I got rid of the boy that my skin started clearing up.
My new regimen (i'm off BC) is alternating between Neutrogena Oil Free Grapefruit cleanser, Neutrogena Clear Pore BP cleanser/mask, DDF brightening cleanser. Then I use Neutrogena Rapid Clear toner. Wait for it to dry before mixing Margarita Zinc Cream with Oil Olay moisturizer and applying. Lastly I apply Neutrogena Rapid Clear gel. I stick to this day and night - every day. Even when I'm super tired, I make sure I do this. About once a week I use esolutions exfoliator.
I've been clear for a month! Just waiting for the red marks to fade!