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Acne All Over my Face - Hundreds, if not Thousands

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  • Posted By: AcneSinceAge8
  • August 9, 2010
  • 03:09 AM

Skin Type: Very Dry to Dry
Acne Severity: Severe
Years with Acne: 8 years
Symptoms: Whenever I eat sugar and dairy my throat becomes sore/tender and my skin starts to itch. I also get IBS from the dairy and sugar. Could this be the source of my acne?

Since I was 8 years old I was an acne sufferer. I didn't really take into consideration that you had to wash your face in the morning and at night until I was 11 years old, and when I was more self-aware. Sooo... I've tried EVERYTHING. It's been 8 years since I saw my first pimple, and I've tried so much, including:

Murad (made my skin irritated and peeled my dry skin away),
Clean and Clear (REALLY peeled my skin off, didn't help),
Neutrogena (seemed to help a bit... until I had another huge break out *while* using),
Biore Ice Cleanser (dried out my skin and made my red face feel like paper),
Cetaphil Mild Acne Cleanser (took away the majority of my inflammation but did not remove acne),
Alba Facial Wash (nothing),

and ohhhh so many more that I do not think will be productive for me to mention. I moisturize after each twice-a-day cleansing with various moisturizers. Currently I am using plain soap to wash my face since it is so mild and am moisturizing with a green tea tree oil moisturizer. Then at night only I apply a little bit of retin A over the HUGE area of skin that my acne covers.

One thing to note is that I am a very, very slow healer and am easy to scar. I get a scratch - it takes over a month to heal. Then it scars. That's how my body works, quite apparently.

Please, ladies and gents, help me out in this tizzy of mine! I've been battling this war for too long and am tired of facing the enemy.

Maria

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