Let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda and I live in central Texas. I have been dealing with acne since the 5th grade(10yrs old). I began getting little bumps on my nose and redness around my nostril area. This continued into the 6th grade and in the 7th grade is when I really began getting pimples. This is also when the oiliness arrived. Since then I have never truly had a clear face. In the 10th grade I began seeing a dermatologist after begging my mom to let me. I was prescribed numerous topicals and other methods of treatment but nothing made me 100% clear. The doctor asked me if I would like to try accutane but declined because my mom did not like the sound of the side/adverse effects. I am now 22 and have made the choice to take accutane. My breakouts mainly occur on my chin, cheeks and jawline area but I do get pimples in other areas of my face occasionally. I get about 2-3 cystic pimples every 2-3 weeks. My face is EXTREMELY OILY and I dont know if the pimples or the oiliness bothers me more. I use 3-4 oil blotting sheets every 3-4 hours but by the end of the day my make-up is smeared. Without makeup my face is red and my pores are HUGE(t zone area) so I feel very insecure without it.