I have had acne since freshmen year of high school and not just acne BAD cystic acne. Freshmen year of college I used benzaolyl peroxide with a moisturizer and tanned a few times at my local tanning salon and ALL of my acne was gone. I was acne free for aboout 9 months until the summer when it slowly came back when I tried a new regime. I quickly tried to go back to just using the benazoly and it did not work and my acne came back more and more until around decemeber 2013 when I started using a moisturizer again my skin started to go back to normal to the point where my acne was almost gone but left behind red marks. I have had red marks on my face from acne that I had 4 months ago and I need to get rid of it. Even now I still get a pimple 1-2 a week and they always turn into a whitehead. Leaving another red mark. I need a better acne regime or a way to be acne free. I have had acne for yeas and it is ruining my life I dont even want to go out anymore because I am embarassed. I dont need your pitty I just need a solid regime to get rid of my acne marks and current acne. I have oily skin, and I am Italian so my complexion is a little darker. I refuse to beleieve I cannot get rid of my acne so please give your thoughts/advice.
Here is my current acne regime:
Shower: I use St. Ives Blemish control Apricot scub on chest and back
Wash face with cleanser from dermatologist (Sodium Sulfacetamide 9% - Sulfer 4% Wash)
Finacea ance cream (use for problem areas) Just today started using benzolyl again for problem areas (Areas with acne or acne marks)
Aconze for non problem areas (Areas that have no trace of acne)
AVON Clear skin Professional acne mark treatment for acne marks (Just started using)
Benazolyl Peroxide on chest
Then I use Cetaphil Mositurizer on face and chest
I sometimes use a Treatment Mask called Guinot Pure balance treatment mask (Max twice a week) Is this good to use?
I Only pop pimples IF I HAVE TO and if so 15-20 minutes before I wash my face
My day consist of:
Waking up 1030 except Monday and Thursdays I wake up at 8
Showering at 1130
Washing face around 12
I usualy hit the gym around 3 (I dont sweat or run)
I eat at 1030, 2, 5, and 930
I then wash my face and repeat my regime again at 730pm EVERY NIGHT
I smoke weed out of a vapozier usually once a day at night time
I eat healthy
I sleep witht the covers over my head at night
I wash my hands constantly and keep everything clean
I drink a lot of water 5-8 bottles a day
I take 2 mens Ultimate gold a day, 1 1000mg fish oil pill thats supposed to help skin, and doxycycline 100mg twice a day
My acne right now:
I have acne marks on the center of both of my cheeks (More near the jaw line not exactly center) (They have been there since October)
I have no ance on my neck
I have acne marks on my chest and back (More chest then back)
I have red marks on my temples
I have a lot of red spots on my forehead
And currently have 2 pimples on whtiehead inbetween my lip and jaw on the right side of my face and one on my chinstrap on the right side of my face
My acne is definetly in my genes because my younger brother has it even worse then me
When I get a pimple and it pops it take MONTHS for the red mark to go away will tanning help this because it really helped before
Is there anything I can use to get rid fo the acne marks faster? I have lemon juice
Should I use a mask or a better mask?
Does me sleeping the way I do cause acne?
How to treat a white head when I get it
How to treat a pimple when it first appears
Should I switch up my regime at all?
Why do my red marks take so long to go away?
I live by myself so I am willing to wear a mask, or an overnight mask or do ANYTHING to get rid of my acne forever
I am very dilagent about my skin care so I am shocked that I even have acne at all
Please please help me I have had acne for so long I just want it to be gone already so I can get back to my life I am not looking for moral support I am just looking for answers
I will post a photo of my acne if you really need me to