I'm 17 & have cystic acne sometimes as well... I normally tan during summer & it helps me not to breakout but during winter i will break out. ive started using exposed acne treatment. i cant say its a miracle worker but it has helped. people have bragged on my skin since ive started using it. maybe it'll help you if you give it a try
Milk and stress can cause acne cysts.
oh i never hardly drink milk... but i do stress quite often i guess...
I think you should try several things and if they all don't work then the next step is Accutane. I don't think its good for your body to be on all kinds of antibiotics. I took Accutane, my acne is gone. I wish I would have done it much earlier in my life. I waited until I was 25.
oh really? i dont really wanna have to go on it because mine isnt there severe. how can i make the acne heal quicker?
yes antibiotic resistance is a issue. Don't continue taking antibiotics for more than two weeks. Take a good gap before starting another course of antibiotic. discuss this issue with your doctor.
Use Benzac ac gel 2.5% if you want. See what it does. Check if it suits your skin. Benzac ac gel is a nice cure.
If that doesn't work try using Retino AC gel. This is super effective. But can Cause drying of skin or a little irritability. After applying this check if it suits you. If you feel any side effects just wash it away.
My problem of acne was cured by "Retino AC gel". It works quickly and prevents future outbreaks if used at a gap of 1 or 2 days.
Keep your skin clean. Whenever you come home from outside do wash your face with Luke warm water or with some face wash. Intake vitamins and zinc. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink more water.
Everything I said was based on my experiences and what my dermatologist asked me to do.
I did not have severe looking acne either. The severity of acne is not determined by how it looks, its determined by how resistant it is to medication. I tried all kinds of medication before my dermatologist believed my acne was bad enough for accutane.