Impossible Late Onset Acne
Help! As a teen I had perfectly clear skin with little to no effort. With age, I have started to get breakouts that are getting worse and worse each time. I've tried just about everything including gentle cleansers like purity by philosophy, mary kay skin care, arbonne, proactiv, products with salycilic acid, products with benzole peroxide, neutrogena, Clean and Clear, Biore-- When I try a new routine I stick to a strict twice a day policy, use it for a long time in hopes that it will "kick in", try to avoid touching my face and so on and so on... Every time I seem to go through oily spells and breakouts followed by dry skin, scabby breakouts, and under the skin painful bumps. Any reccomendations would be appreciated FYI most breakots started on the chin area, and have begun to appear around the mouth over the past several months, occasional single blemishes appear on the forehead, rarely ever on the nose or cheeks, although there are a few visibly clogged poors in little patches on my cheeks about a 1/2 inch from the nose, scattered between the upper lip and eye.
I understand how you feel because I'm in my 40's and still battle acne--especially cystic acne. Anyway, since you've just started having breakouts I'm thinking it's probably due to hormonal changes. However, there are a lot of good products that can help your breakouts. I'm a big fan of Clinique's "Acne Solutions" line of products. Below are a few that I would recommend:
Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188309&categoryId=B70
Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Oil Free: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188306&categoryId=B70
Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188307&categoryId=B70
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P259605&categoryId=B70
Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P244700&categoryId=B70
Good luck and I hope this helps you.