I'm a 22 year old female and I've had acne since I was 13. I don't remember a time when my skin was clear, which depresses me. I always have at least 3 pimples -- usually more. And the scars never seem to heal, so there are always red spots on my face.
In January I stopped eating meat and dairy products (with the exception of seafood) hoping I could improve my health. I have more energy and physically feel better, but my skin is still the same. I had been using a topical antibiotic, but it wasn't helping at all, so I wanted to try a more natural route. After some advice and research, I decided to start mixing jojoba oil with my moisturizer and using benzoyl peroxide to spot treat. The jojoba oil has made my skin feel wonderful and moisturized (I previously had dry, flaky skin), but it hasn't done anything for my acne.
Now, I have tried Proactiv, exfoliants, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, jojoba oil, lavender oil, even cutting dairy out of my diet and NOTHING is working. I even sleep on a clean towel every night. I am desperate at this point -- this acne needs to go away. I can't take it anymore.
I am convinced that there must be a natural cure... Something I'm missing... I do use concealer and foundation, but I previously used Bare Minerals only and it didn't make a difference.
Does anyone have any advice? I could really use some help...