My fiancee (42 year old black male) has suffered from acne off and on since his teens. He's tried countless products with minimal success. He is currently on unemployment because the business he worked for went under. At present time, his acne is so bad he's embarrassed to go interview for jobs or go out in public in general. His self-esteem and confidence are really taking a hit. His doctor prescribed Retin-A for him but there's no way either of us can afford to buy it. (It's more than my car payment!!!) Even if he had insurance (which he does not)most insurance doesn't cover retinol medications because of their other "beauty" uses.
I've been online trying to research alternatives, but I'm just getting more frustrated. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? He needs to get this under control so he can have the confidence to go find a new job. We need to move forward with our plans and goals!
To keep the skin acne free it is advised to keep it clean and oil free at all times. Wash the face atleast 2-3 times a day with a mild soap and keep it adequately moisturized. Avoid stress and take a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. For mild acne one could use ointments containing benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin (cheaper and less effective than retin-A for cystic acne); while for severer ones it is best advised to consult a dermatologist.
Hope this is helpful.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.
We're in the process of updating our system during which our trackers and health tools will not be available. We are doing our best to finish this update quickly. They should become available by 6:00 p.m. PST