I randomly found this site, and I have had hormonal acne for the past three years due to a tumor (long story), and I work at a spa, ive tried peels, and all sorts of products like proactive and dermologica, and as deserperate as i grew i will provide the following tips because i know how terrible it feels. ps. (ive also seen a dr. who put me on antibiotics... )
and the following things helped me the MOST... out of everything...
-I cleanse twice a day (lightly with my hands) because acne is exagerated by massage or electric brushes which stimulate oil production.. with Cereve (a fragrance free light wash from walgreens)
-I do not use astringents or toners
-I use a FABULOUS CHEAP facial ... as seen on the show "The Doctors".. you can YOUTUBE this....
its ingrediants are crushed up asprin (I use three Bayer Pills)
add a drop or two of water to liquify,
and add a teaspoon of PURE AGAVE nectar....
its antimicrobial, and the asprin takes away inflammation.
I had severe cystic acne... and this helped IMMEDIATLY.. i do it at night for 20 minutes about 3 times a week. BUt you can use it daily if you need to.
I just registered to this site becuase I randomly saw this post, and I know how terrible acne can be. I had NEVER had acne until the past few years. anyway, i hope this helps.