I suppose 22 isn't too old to be complaining about acne; but, I feel rather embarrassed to be at this age that I should be blossoming into a young woman and instead, I feel like a 16 year old. I don’t like putting heavy makeup on to cover my face. I don’t expect to be flawless, but at least not red and bumpy all over my face. My shoulders break out pretty bad, too.
So… I have had acne for so long that I do not remember a time that I have not looked like this. I started birth control when I was 16 and have been on it since. The birth control did help my acne a little bit, but not to the level I would like. My mother used to take me to a dermatologist, whom prescribed various things that either did nothing or worked too well that it caused me severe pain. I’ve tried various facial scrubs, all were either worthless or helped for a little bit before my skin adapted and it stopped working. Now that the health care laws have changed, I cannot afford to go to a dermatologist.
I’ve tried natural remedies, such as honey, and still got nowhere. I’ve had a lot of people suggest changing my diet. Unfortunately, I’m a college student who lives in a trailer. I can’t afford to meddle with food right now. If changing my diet is the best option, and I’m essentially doomed, than lay it on me. If you have a suggestion I haven’t tried, I’d love to hear it. Thank you.