CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME GUIDANCE OR SUGGESTIONS??
I am really frustrated at this point. Since going to the derm on July 15th 2013 I have had no results in my acne. I wouldn't consider it severe, maybe moderately severe. I break out every single day, usually one or two pimple, but sometimes it can be more than that. I also have Ulcerative Colitis so I am not able to take any forms of oral medications. I tried taking natural medications but they make me sick. So far I have been on Differin 0.3% gel, Avar (Sulfamide) Cleanser, Clindamycin 1% solution, Clindamycin 1%/B.P. 5% (I had the worst allergic reaction to this) Panoxyl 4% wash, Tazorac 0.05% gel, Tazorac 0.1% Cream, Tazorac 0.1% gel, and Retin-A. Nothing has really worked for me so far.
I was on Differin and Tazorac for three months exactly and during that time there was no change in my skin what so ever. It did not become worse and it did not become better. I did have an initial break out period with Differin because it was my first time on a retinoid. Tazorac 1% gel chemical burned my face and dried it out terribly that I just couldn't possibly use it. The Tazorac cream really didn't do anything for my skin, all of these retinoids were too greasy for my oily skin. My oiliness wasn't controlled until I started Retin-A about 3 weeks ago. So far it has dried my skin out (Simple Rich Moisturizer def helps with the dryness), it has helped with scarring because it causes my skin to exfoliate so much. As far as acne goes there is no change, my acne looks a little worse. 2 1/2 weeks into Retin-A my skin looked way better than it did since the summer time until a day later when it just broke out badly.
This is were I am really frustrated because I have been on retinoids for 6 mths. Why am I still having breakouts!!!??? Shouldn't everything be cleared out by now? I know it's not my diet because having U.Colitis prohibits me from all the sweets and fatty junk foods.
So if anyone has any suggestions as to what I can use or anything that will help me stop breaking out, that would be wonderful! Please comment below!! I am so depressed at this point and my acne has really taken a toll on my life. I was out of school for an entire month because of christmas break and I didn't hang out with my friends, I didn't feel like going anywhere. Just to get ready for the day really puts me in a mood because I have to look in the mirror to get ready. Who wants to look in mirror and see such messed up skin?? Not me!! The amount of time I have to spend on face makeup in the morning is ridiculous and I just want my life back.