My acne started in my early twenties and has got progressively worse over the last seven years.
It’s hormonal as I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
I tried all the regular skin care products but none of them improved my skin. I also tried naturopathy, homeopathy and chinese herbs without any success.
Finally, I’ve seen a dermatologist and found some hormonal treatments – a combination of the oral contraceptive pill and aldactone - that has had a positive effect.
My advice to other people with acne is 'don't wait, see a dermatologist and get the right treatment early'.