- 5 years ago
I’ve been fighting with adult acne for the last 9 mos. I’m 27 and have had perfectly clear skin since my early 20s. Last spring I started getting severe cystic acne on my chin. I, not ever having had cystic acne, picked at it which made it so much worse and lead to pretty severe scarring. (Its purple marks, not indentations on the skin.) Since then I’ve had regular outbreaks of cystic acne on my chin. I’ve tried changing my BC pills. I’ve done clinique anti acne systems, acnefree and neutrogena anti-acne and aging. NOTHING has worked. I’m getting really frustrated. All the acne is limited to my chin. I actually treat my chin with the heavy acne stuff, and use a light clenser for the top portion of my face which is perfectly clear.
Even with not picking the acne, I’m still getting slight scarring from the cysts although they are not as bad. Its driving me nutty. Even when I don’t have a cyst (rare), I still have purple marks on my face. I also have some wrinkles that I would like to fight. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what has worked for them? I was thinking a retinol solution, but I don’t want to waste more money on ineffective stuff. What’s worked for you? Particularly, I’d like to address the scarring…