Whenever I come home from college my acne seems to get a lot worse. Pimples appear only one at a time while I'm at school, but I experience a lot of breakouts. I'm much less stressed at home. I do eat more junk food when I am home, so that may be the cause, but I don't think that my diet change is that drastic. I feel like even when I eat healthily (or slightly better than I do at school) for a few weeks, it doesn't make a difference with the outbreaks.
I feel like this is a stupid question, but does climate effect acne? I can't think of any other changes that might effect it between my school and home life.
Also, I'm thinking of using different acne med. I use some clean and clear products and they typically work well for me. Are there any similar products that you would recommend?
I can imagine that acne would be more active in a humid or moist environment, than a dry desert type atmosphere. I do not know if these extremes are present in your case, but variations would make sense.
If you are seeing a dermatologist about your acne (which I recommend), I would certainly mention the changes you experience at college and at home.
Actually, the climates in California and Oregon are quite different. Particularly Southern California, which is a coastal desert...and Oregon, which is a humid, forested state with a significant rainfall.