Topic: Mild acne, oily skin and hyper pigmentation/scars?
April 24, 2019 / By Annitta Question:
How am I supposed to deal with all of it? I have tried so many things for my skin I've lost count, my mom is even an esthetician and skin care specialist (she suggests a visit to the dermatologist and to get prescribed Acutane) because she herself can't do much to help me with my acne. I've had acne since the beginning of my teens. I know....the hormones, but I'm now almost 20 and is not going away any time soon. As a singer, my skin has to be healthy and good looking for my career. How can I approach this problem step by step and using money reasonably since I'm broke? Maybe using ACUTANE would end my issue? More water? Maybe exercising and eliminating processed foods from my diet completely? Beause I eat pretty healthy, but I also eat other processed foods which may cause me to breakout more often. Should I use supplements? What products can I use that are easy on the skin and all-natural not irrating for my type of skin? Any advice will be appreciated. I'm thinking my acne is due to the hormonal inbalance since I have alot of stress ad suffer from an Anxiety disorder and OCD
for the acne scars, hyper pigmentation...maybe I'll have to undergoe laser treatment and peeling? What exactly?
thanks for any skin care advice
Yancy | 7 days ago
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I agree, your acne is hormonal. My acne started in my teens as well, I'm now in my 20s and the acne has not even begun to clear up. If you've tried everything available over-the-counter it's probably time you visit your family doctor. If your family doctor is unable to do anything, he/she will refer you to a dermatologist. Have you ever been on a prescribed medication to treat your acne? With hormonal acne, sometimes that is the only thing that works. I know birth control cleaned up my acne very well, but not completely. I'm now on birth control and Minocycline (tetracycline - a type of antibiotic). They are beginning to work very well together, though it has been two weeks.
I'm not one to push pills, but as someone who's had terrible cystic acne for years, I was at my wits end and decided to just go for it.
I should also mention, Accutane is for highly severe acne and your doctor and a dermatologist will put you on it once all other methods have been tried.
Here's more about Accutane if you're interested:
Here are the potential side effects of Accutane:
For a great list of acne cleansers and how they've worked for others, go here:
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