I am 20 years old, and for the past two years I would say, I have had quite a few problems with my skin. During puberty I had just a few spots but nothing that really bothered me, but now I get several spots at once on my chin and jaw only. The whole area becomes really red, and sometimes the spots are really lumpy. Sometimes they are very painful, and I can't resist squeezing them to ease the pain and pressure, although I know it only makes things worse. They also leave scars (even if I don't squeeze them)
My skin is not particularly greasy, I would say its more normal to dry actually. I cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, and exfoliate twice a week. I have been sticking to this for over a month now, and there are no changes in my skin.
I drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of fruit and veg. I excersise regularly, so the only thing I can think that might be causing this is hormones? Or could it be something else?
Apart from this, I also have very dry, cracked lips that bleed. I apply vaseline to them, but as soon as I stop, they just return to dry and cracked. They are like this all year round, so I know its not just the cold weather. Does anyone know what causes this too, and are the two related or caused by completely different things?
I have become quite self concious about this, and try to cover up the scars with makeup but they still show. If anyone has any thoughts or questions please let me know