I’ve suffered from acne forever. I am 32 now and I still suffer, but for the past 4/5 years it’s been pretty under control due to my long-term use of Duac coupled with aqueous cream which I use as a cleanser. However there are occasional Duac manufacturing problems meaning that sometimes I have to go without it or switch to different meds or other products which don’t work as well. This latest shortage has left me with the worst outbreak I’ve had for years - currently five bigish spots on my chin and others elsewhere. They’re not too bad or really that noticeable if you compare me to other acne sufferers but after getting it under control it’s left me feeling shit and they’re pretty sore.
Anyway, this had lead me to re-think a) my skincare routine and b) my long term options for acne. I have booked a GP appointment for a few weeks to discuss seeing a dermatologist (I might ask about roaccutane?) as I don’t really want to be on Duac long term. It’s an antibiotic and while it works the thought of being a life user leaves me feeling shit, and my acne is still clearly an issue because after not using it for a month I am basically back to where I began. I also probably need to think about using something other than aqueous cream…?
Has anyone got any experience of seeing a dermatologist or any other amazing acne miracle cures?
(thanks to meow and jezzas for their kind words in the evening thread last night which prompted this big old rethink)