I used to have a clear skin until I turned 22. I thought I was the lucky one in our Acne- ridden family, but no. It didn't skip me, it just took its time.
I am 26 now and still battling acne
Everything changed since then. Before, I had a very simple skincare routine and often praised by friends and family members about my spotless skin and asked about my skincare routine.. which I didn't really have. Just a simple face wash and that's it.
Fast forward to 3 years, acne is still here to stay and sadly it has scarred me, not just in my face but also emotionally.
I spent a considerable amount of money for face wash, acne sets and other 'miracle acne treatments' but none worked so far.
It affected my self esteem and there were some days I'd rather stay home than go out because I'm ashamed of my face.
I tried my best to keep my head held high and face this acne head on but I can't help to feel down especially when after a week of good skin and I feel hopeful that it will stay like that, I'm gonna break out again
I had 2 rounds of 3 month lymecycline-- it was okay for a while until the acne comes back
I tired BP, Salicylic, Adapalene-- but noticed it made my skin so irritated and my spots gets so angry
I was put on Rigevidon-- but I have to stop in the middle of the first pack because it made my breasts so sore and I was just feeling crappy while on it and had a horrible breakout
(and was so bloated)
I tried an organic acne skincare set - it hugely helped controlled my pimples, up to 8-10 months until my skin breaks out again
I was then referred to a Derma by the GP and was started on Roaccutane.