Please take time to read this and anything u can share w/ me I appreciate!
I need to be 100% ance free in 4 months, and I am stressing out thinking that not even that much time is gonna be enough!!! Ok, I am 17, have had acne for about 2 years, but now it's at its worst; I have black + white heads, painful pimples under the skin, tonesssss of scars, pimples on my back and shoulders, even on my chest, and nothing over the counter works.
I tried Proactiv twice...2 years ago, and it made my skin worse (but I thought that it was my fault since I wasn't using oil-free make-up). Then, I tried it again this winter...and I am desperate, because it just made it worse. I get new breakouts every single day, I pick at them, I am obsessingggg!! I didn't go to the derm yet, because from other ppl's experience it didn't help, the typical derm treats u like a testing object or something, and keeps trying all the medications on you, nothing works, you go to the derm for years, still nothing...and so on. I am totally depressed bcuz I don't believe anything about the products out there, and it would take a lot to get me convinced that anything would work.
Again, I have 4 months!! Lately I realized that if any of the topical medications didn't work, I should try controling my acne from the inside. Reading though this board, I have come across many things, and so far I got in down to these: I could try birth control (since I break out the most b4 my period, and around ovulation, also I considered Ortho Tri-Cyclen or Diane 35, by the way any opinions on which), I could try Acne-Rid (or any other vitamin B5 product, although I am not sure how this works, what is it for, etc.) or Acneva (some product that's suppose to help reduce the production of oil, therefore control acne). For scars, Maderma.
Another thing, since u are now familiar w/ my situation. I use Clinique Super Fit Oil-Free foundation, with oil-free powder, and not even this covers the red spots and tons of scars. Lately I've heard a lot about mineral make-up, Bare Minerals and the cheaper version of it (although its the exact same thing), Sheer Cover. Now, these seem too good to be true. And I am not a gullible person, very hard to convice in fact, but if any of you out there tried these, do they actually cover up well? I use the foundation, and it doesn't even cover well right when I put it on, but after 2 hours it looks like I never even put anything on... I am really curious about the mineral make-up though...
Ok, I'm done, thank you so much for reading this, I am seriously depressed because of this, and need all the help I can get. Please reply, I am grateful for all u out there who take the time to do so.