What's Left? For Acne...
Let's see, I've tried the following
-The Acne Cure- Tried it for about 8 days. Considering the books and the recommended products, I think I paid $60-$70 if not more. After the 8th day, I tossed everything. My face was worse, my cheeks broke out with what can only be described as a colony of zits, all the way up to my eyes.
-Velocity- This was a Mary Kay product a co-worker at a previous job had me try. It worked for a bit, but soon enough, the red splotchy patches, flaky skin and pimples were back again.
-Proactiv- This actually worked for the first 2 & 1/2 months. I thought I had found something that worked. But of course, the redness and flakiness came back strong. As well as the zits.
-Lately I've been cycling between a no-scent, no chemical face wash (Clearasil) and one from Clean & Clear with something called Triclosan (sp?). For the most part, I have good days and bad days. The bad days are more numerous of course and after taking a picture of my face today, it looked even worse.
So these are all topical. I doubt there's anything out there that will work topically for me anymore. Are there any other options left? Smooth, clear skin cannot be some myth, I see people with it everyday...they can't all have perfect, zero defect skin by birth (or can they?).
I've looked up Accutane and just think some of the possible side-effects (the aging of skin actually being the worst) freak me out. Are there other internal products or medications out there? That work?