I am 20 1/2 years old and have mild to bad acne, depending on what day it is, since I was 14 years old. I wake up in the morning and my skin is really oily and I have like 9 huge zits scattered around my face. i wash my face and it instantly becomes very dry and brittle but then later that day becomes very oily again. This has been going on for 6 1/2 years. I ****ing cant have a life like this. My diet is very strict but that only controls it down to 9. If i ate more junk food my face is worst. I drink around 68 ounches of water a day. My doctor wont prescribe me accutane because my face is only bad some days. BUT WHEN THEY are bad i dont want to do anything but stay inside until my face clears up again. I CANT WORK, GO TO SCHOOL, or have a normal social LIFE LIKE THIS. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. DOXYCLINE, REtina, benzaclin, etc. nothing helps prevent this breakout i have once a week. im a whole different person each week. if miss washing my face once my face will completely break out including my neck. so there goes partying, camping, etc. i have to use some kind of cream at night to dry out my pimples to dry it out or it will spread. right now my acne is at its worst that it has been in a long time. its so ****ing gay and im just sick of it. i would pay anything to cure acne.