I'm 19, female. My diet is clean, drink lots of water (please don't ask about my diet I have consulted many people & know it is completely fine), I exercise, completely cut out dairy (but still make sure I get my calcium) and take antibiotics from my GP as well as a benzyl peroxide cream from them. I have suffered from acne ever since I was 12 but started to get body acne from around 14. For 5 years I have suffered immensely with body acne, I can't wear anything that doesn't have a sleeve or has an open back. I have severe body acne on my back, I get it on my butt, arms, shoulders, chests, basically anywhere with skin. It's left very very bad scars and nothing seems to work no matter what my GP gives me/says. I am a very clean person, shower my body everyday (sometimes twice), change bed sheets regularly, every single night use the benzyl peroxide cream & Aloe Vera. EVERY NIGHT. Literally no improvement and it's been years. I'm so upset and fed up it has destroyed my confidence. What should I do??
Last edited by KFS64; 1 month ago
When you workout do you tight fittinf clothing or loose clothing?
If you stop the creams for awhile, do you see any improvement? Your skin needs a chance to breathe and the oil etc. given a place to go that isn't being trapped right on the outermost layers of skin underneath the creams. Have you been looked at for PCOS or other hormonal issues?
Try using Dr Organic teatree face wash from Holland and Barrett, followed by Bepanthen cream (very gentle nappy rash cream from Boots) - and having both morning and evening showers. Works for shoulder acne. Also try taking a hay fever tablet once a day - this could also be allergy related.
Last edited by returnmigrant; 1 month ago
Have you ever tried Evening Primrose Oil?
Appointment with dermatologist pronto
Try not to use products for oily/acne prone skin, they could be making things worse
You could use products for sensitive/atopic skin, see if that improves it
It could be due to hormones
When it comes to body creams and oils, less is more
Hands clean and no touching/picking/scratching/popping or whatever