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I have mild to moderate acne, nothing horrendous but enough to bother me and cause a lot of anxiety. I suffer from a great deal of self hatred, and even the smallest amount of redness or unevenness (bumps) cause me to become depressed and to tear myself apart.

 I cleanse daily, (double cleanse around my period), spray my face with witch hazel (a natural toner) and moisture every day. I use a medicated exfoliater (dermatologists prescription) and I am currently on Minocycline to help clear up my skin.

I’m vegan (5 yrs) I eat extremely well, exercise daily and have very little artificial sugar in my diet. I don’t  wear make up and only take warm showers, never hot. When I have bumps I put bepantham on them, which seems to help with redness and swelling a lot. I use a kaolin clay mask to soak up excess oil. 

Is there anything else I can do to help? Will a contraceptive pill help? 

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