In all honesty, I have mild acne but it's destroying my self-esteem and ruining my relationships. I actually broke up with my boyfriend over it because I was so convinced I looked hideous and I just couldn't cope with him seeing me without makeup in the morning when i stayed over.
Thankfully, we are back together (he took me back because he knows how depressed i am right now)
I've been on anti-depressants and am in councelling for my low-self esteeem. I'm also currently on the contreceptive pill Dianette but am only on day 6. I'm also using Retin-A, but only at the lowest strength.
I have some questions to ask you guys and I really hope you'll get back to me as my acne is making me want to die sometimes(I'm sorry for being so extreme-but it's the truth)
1. Has anyone else been on Dianette? Or Dianette-35? Did it work for you and how long did you take it?
2. I have red scar marks on my face from previous acne. Should I get a chemical peel? Will it work? What type etc?
3. I smoke. It's terrible I know. Would this make my skin worse? I'm worried that if I stop my skin will get more oily and so...more spots
4. Lastly, how do you deal with the low-self esteem associated with acne?