Constantly getting hard spots under my skin

I am losing the will to live with my skin as I am consistently getting those hard lump spots under my skin. They are very sore and I get around 3 a week. My skin is extremely oily and I really take care of it by using creams and I drink 3litres of water a day, eat healthily and exercise often. When I wear makeup my face feels sticky with the oil and my face shines in photos. I used dianette pill for a while and this was a miracle it cleared it all but the doctor took me off it as i was on it too long and now spots have formed on my back also. I'm 22. Anybody know any other options I feel so ugly and it's bothering me.

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  • My darling you are beautiful on the inside. I am so vexed for you. Have you asked your GP to refer you to a dermatologist who has more expertise in skin issues? It also could be hormone related I guess?

  • I too suffer this type of cystic acne, its painful. Dont beat yourself up as diet has very little effect on this type of acne. Dermotologist gave me mild antibiotics to try but really pushed roaccutane which I was too fearful of. I'm currently taking vitamin a/zinc/iron supplements and using Dermalex cream with limited success but anything's worth a try....good luck x

  • Ugh I feel your pain. Oily skin is a nightmare, as I am now discovering!!! I have spot prone skin and found that benzoyl peroxide was a miracle cream for that so it may be worth trying for you. However, it is very drying initially (perfect for you then!?) but I wasn't oily in the first place and it has cleared my skin up amazingly well but I seem to have developed oiliness.... whether it's related or just something that would have happened anyway I'm not sure, but if you have oily skin anyway then I would have thought you've got nothing to lose in trying? I know BP is used to help control oily skin sometimes so it obviously works, maybe I've been using it for too long, or maybe I just would have got oily skin anyway but yeah, it's great for spots. I used to get the under skin lumps too... Still get a small one very occasionally but nothing like before and they go away quicker too. Start with the lowest strength- 2.5% or 5% Good luck!

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