so here is what helps me
Cleanser: with benzoyl peroxide in it...that kills bacteria. Mine has exfoliating beads in it but it may be too harsh on your skin. If you want something natural...witch hazel is really good because it also kills some acne bacteria.
Toner: with syalic acid in it...clears away dead skin from pores.
Musitisor: I use 2:
I use 100% pure aloe vera from fruit of the earth (it helps fadeaway the post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or the dark spots created by left over pimples. Its an antioxidant and for me it seems to help oil control. Also pretty shazzy hair gel.)
I also Use simple sensitive skin experts . Nourishing 24hr day and night cream. ( I have tried a lot and this is the only one that really added moisture without making me greasy.
You don't have to use these but the big thing is make sure whatever you use it days Non-comedogenic on the label. Stay away from cerave cream!!!
Azelaic acid: Really good at taking away dark spots without changing your entire skin color like like other lightening agents but you do need a prescription and it’s super super drying.
Turmeric powder mask! I love it. Takes away dark spots really really well if you keep up with it. I have a whole bottle I will give you some to try
Makeup: micro clear from Neutrogena. It's has Sylic acid in it which helps with redness and inflammation.
Sit under Blue led Light for 15 min
Green Tea makes my face oily try mint instead
Don’t use your fingers to put on foundation.
Always use an applicator not the back of your hand when taking foundation of ot the bottle, so the germs on your skin don't come in contact with the makeup. I use a regular metal spoon that I wash with antibacterial soap after I’m done.
When you are putting on your mustoiser don’t touch anything that may have germs beforehand. Like laptops or your phone.
Sleep with your hair up.
Clean pillowcase every three or four days
Use dandruff shampoo- It has antibacterial properties.
Cut out dairy as much as humanly possible. 90% of your problems will go away.
Cut out sugars as much as possible
Cut out caffeine as much as possible
It’s good to drink water but it really has no major effect on acne...skin texture on the other hand it is great.
I did all this and most of my problems went away...unfortunately though it is 90% a hormonal problem. It took me three different birth control pills to finally get one I liked. If your mom let’s you I suggest, Ortho Tri-Cyclen (I’m on that right now. It’s day 3 and its been so good so far...this pill does change through the month ie. “Tri” but I will see how the rest of the month goes)
Yasmin (there is a really bad initial breakout but a lot of people cleared completely in 2 months). Look for coupons because you can knock the price off of them so much.
Stay away from any pills that say “Lo” in the name they won’t clear you as well and stay away from the mini pill...literally does nothing to your skin. lo lestrin fe is the worst!! Dont go on it!!