So sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling with acne with no real relief. It really is such a frustrating thing — and the first thing you see in the mirror if it’s on your face. I can completely understand and empathize with feeling depressed and hopeless about it. Based on the location on your face that you describe, it does sound like hormonal acne — but birth control didn’t do a ton for my face either, so I don’t think that’s the only solution at all. And gut health and hormones are intimately connected.
Intensive research is been done in the field of dermatology to comprehend the nature, causes, and treatment for acne. Topical application of certain medications, use of certain home remedies, and changes incorporated into ones lifestyle help to decrease the intensity and subsequent outbreaks of acne. Most people opt for various types of face washes and creams to deal with acne, and there are various products available in the market that promise acne-free skin. However, it should be kept in mind that these products do not completely eradicate the acne. Face washes that contain salicylic acid help to drain the sebum from the clogged pores. Topical creams or gels can also be applied to dry or peel off a layer of skin or to restrict sebum formation. Certain antibiotic creams can also be used to reduce the growth of acne causing bacteria. While some of these products can be bought over-the-counter, others may require the prescription of a qualified physician or dermatologist.