26 & I still breakout like a 14 year old who just hit puberty! (Updated with Pics 3/19/2013 pg 23)
Yup, that is what my face currently looks like, as of 5 mins ago (its almost 12:25pm on 3/8/2013) I just took these pictures. My skin is so sore. =( I want to cry because no amount of make up covers this up. No amount of medicine helps.
I have been on tetracycline, doxycycline, erothymyacin, clindamyacin and minocycline. I have also used Proactive, Murad, and Skin ID. I've tried everything from Neotrogena to Clean and Clear to Clearisil to Cetaphil.
I've also gone as far as used a tomato and lime paste, lemon juice and baking soda scrub, baking soda and olive oil, egg masks, and so many more things.
This did not pop up over night. I've been dealing with severe cystic acne since I was 12 years old.
I have gone to my doctor, I have seen a dermatologist and I have been to 3 different esteticians.
My last hope is Accutane. But since I am overweight and my cholesterol is slightly higher than normal I can NOT go on it.
My current skin care routine is washing my face with warm water and cetaphil. Then I rinse with cool and then cold water. I apply a water based moisturizer. I barely wear make up. Then halfway through the day my face gets so oily, I could grease up 10 cars, so I again, wash in warm water and cetaphil then rinse in cool, apply water based moisturizer. And at night, same deal, wash with warm water and cetaphil, rinse in cool, apply water based mositurizer.
This is probably the least harsh of my skin care routines.
SO any kind of tips that you ladies could share. I'm willing to try anything at this point.