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Frustrated, advice please! My regimen/status

Hi everyone! I love these boards, everyone is so helpful and nice. I was hoping to get some feedback on the acne I have now...I'm just a little frustrated (and honestly, it's not THAT bad, it could be much worse), but you all know the feeling. :\

Let me start by saying that I am 21, and that I was on Accutane when I was 17 (I had the standard "bad" acne, cystic etc, obviously, cuz I was on the tane..) and it totally cleared me up (took about 6 months) and I had been clear (with occasional normal little pimples) until the past 3 months. Since about 2009 I used Dan's Regimen (awesome!) and it worked well to keep me clear. Until now...

Right now I have:

-LOTS of little bumps (under the skin whiteheads?)

-some whiteheads

-a few that feel deeper but not too bad

The most are on my forehead, and cover like, that entire surface area. Then there are more along my hairline, and around my mouth and chin, with some on my cheeks. Like I said, lots of little bumps that are just under the skin and haven't come to a head yet.

I should also say that I recently switched to normal Yasmin 2 months ago, instead of Ocella, the generic I had been on for like a year or so. I switched to the Yasmin (yes, I know they're SUPPOSED to be the same, but everyone on the boards says there IS a difference between the generic and the brand-name) since it's supposed to be better for acne than just Ocella, and I know I'm supposed to give it 3 months to kick in...so I have another month to wait and see. I was also at military training for 6 weeks (ended 3 weeks ago) and my face was basically covered in sweat the entire time and it was really hard to use cleanser/BP there, so that didn't help.

Anyway, here are some pictures:

<img src="http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5788/dsc07139c.jpg">

<img src="http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8337/dsc07138w.jpg">

<img src="http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1265/dsc07137j.jpg">

I know you can't see much in the pics, but they're there...

My current regimen, which I like (I think) and it's a bit different from Dan's Regimen (b/c I felt like I had gotten used to his BP)

Desert Essence Tea Tree Facial cleanser (sometimes Dan's cleanser)

Benzaclin

Dan's moisturizer with some jojoba

Morning and night. Sometimes no moisturizer at night.

Anyway, this is moderate/light acne? Any tips/adjustments? Do you think I should get on antibiotics? Or switch back to Ocella? Or switch back to Dan's BP? I just don't understand why it came back after Accutane, I had done so well for like 3+ years.... I also have Dan's AHA+, should I incorporate it somehow? Sorry for so many questions, and a long post... I would appreciate any feedback!

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