Hello, I'm a 32 year old female trying to conceive. I had

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Hello,

I'm a 32 year old female trying to conceive. I had acne on my face, back and chest as a teenager and went on a course of Roaccutane that cleared it up completely. I didn't have any trouble for many years until I started get pimples on my face and a few on my back, chest and neck in my mid 20s (mainly on my face though). It wasn't like it had been when I was a teenager, but I went back to my dermatologist and was prescribed spironolactone and the contraceptive pill which cleared it up beautifully. I finished my spiro prescription and stayed on the contraceptive pill which seemed to be fine for me - it kept my pimples away. I usually only had a few here and there sometimes, otherwise my skin was mostly clear. Anyway, fast forward to my wedding and I broke on my chin and jawline leading up to the big day, so I went on a course of minocyline, which also worked wonders! I stayed on mino up until about 6 weeks ago (I have been off the pill for over a year). Anyway, my skin has broken out on my face (mainly my cheeks and around my chin and mouth) and I don't know what to do! I saw my dermatologist about two months ago and was recommends a low GI and gluten free diet, which seemed to help for a while....it may have helped for about a month, but I can't be are if it was still residual antibiotic working (from the minocyline), so if this is just hormonal...however that would be strange as I had my hormones checked and they are totally normal.
It's so frustrating!! Obviously there are many antibiotics and treatments I can't take/undertake as I'm TTC, so if anyone has any tips or anything that worked for them, please share! It's so embarrassing leaving the house as a professional 30 something woman with a face covered in zits!! :(

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Mar 20

Thank you so much forum response and for sharing what worked for you. I'll definitely look into everything you suggested! It's really encouraging to hear that you're now enjoying clear skin after trying safe products!
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Mar 20

Hi. I am 28 I'm on spiralactone as well and I still gets pimples. I have some on my chin right now :/ I have tried many diffeeent multi vitamins and nothing seems to help. My acne I know is hormonal which sucks. I feel your pain on being a professional with pimples all the time. I always feel like when is this going to end?! I'm going through treatments to try to clear up my acne scars right now from my terrible acne when I was younger. I wish I had better advice.

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Mar 27

@jewels45788 Hello Jewels45788, I just read your comment and I'd like to share with you what I am doing for the acne scars I was left with after decades of acne. Currently I use Indented scar peel from Devotedthings. The product is called a peel but unlike other peels it doesn't need washing off or neutralizing. It comes in a tiny bottle, it is a liquid which you apply with your fingers. When I first got it, the bottle was so tiny I was sceptical that it would work. But it did surpass my expectations and I am now in love with this product. I have reviewed it on acne.org so if you are interested have a look at the full review there. I am totally amazed that a tiny product which I apply twice daily under my moisturizer, without any need to rinse off or neutralize, has made such a big difference to the appearance of my acne scars. I am on my third bottle and will continue using this product until I get flawless skin. After decades of acne, my face and neck are very scarred, the skin looks uneven everywhere. If you decide to try this product I would recommend that you get a super duper amazing moisturizer, not because the peel dries your skin, but because moisturizing and nourishing your skin will help the scar removal process. On the website of Devotedthings you will find tons of before and after testimonials. I look at them often because it gives me hope that I too will be scar free one day. Good luck!

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