I have been experiencing acne now for about 4 years. My cane started off very mild but has gotten worse over time.I really need some help as nothing i have tried seems to work.
First off I will describe my acne and treatment I have had:
The worst part is my chin and around my mouth and nose, here I have lots of red marks and get very noticeable lumps which can last weeks and never result in a head. This has now spread to the edge of my cheeks as well. Generally my cheeks are always very clear as is my forehead. My skin isn't excessively oily and can get quite dry in winter or if i use harsh products.
My acne seems to be worse when I am stressed rather than anything else.
I have been going back and forth to the doctors for about 2 years now and in that time they have put me on, OXY gel, Benzoyl peroxide gel, differin gel, erythromycin, zineryt and another cream which I can't remember the name of. I have also been on the contraceptive pill as well. None of these products have made the slightest bit of difference. All they did was make my skin extremely dry and itchy and as soon as the prescription was finished it got a lot worse again. I have also tried home remedies such as cider vinegar, toothpaste and tea tree oil. I have used freederm and neutrogena cleaners and creams which again didn't do anything. I read great reviews about sudocrem but that hasn't worked either nor has bio oil. I recently went to the body shop and decided to buy a good cleanser and toner as my skin has been feeling really damaged after all the harsh products so I was reccomended aloe vera as it is completely natural. I use there cleanser, toner and night moisturizer every day twice a day. its too early to see if there is any improvement but people seem to stress how a good cleansing routine helps.
I was hoping someone here could help me with suggestions of different products or a certain routine that improved their skin? I want to acne to go but I was also hoping on reducing the red marks as they are very unsightly. Thanks