I am a 23 year old male and have been having consistent problems with the skin on my face (mainly around the mouth area) for about 5 years. Normally it starts as one or two spots, then a breakout and when my skin is smooth and it feels like the spots are gone, I look in the mirror and there are red marks all around the area.
I have not had decent social life for the past few years, I have no confidence and it stops me from doing anything. I rarely look at myself in the mirror as it makes me depressed and if I am outside I start to panic when I see my reflection and the redness on my face.
I went to the doctors a couple years back and they prescribed me some prescription cream which just dried my skin out and didn't seem to change anything.
Overtime I have used numerous skin creams and facial washes (which probably doesn't help matters) and I have tried using vitamin tablets and drinking lots of water amongst other things I have read about.
It is really getting me down and stopping me from doing anything, I know I should probably go back to the GP but I'm so embarrassed about it and I'm afraid nothing will work.
I know most people are prone to the odd spot but when I cant even look at myself in the mirror without getting depressed or go out socialising, I just want my life back...