I have terrible acne now. Nayon lang ako tinubuan ng ganito karaming pimples my whole life. I had clear skin for 28 years. It started earlier this year when I got stressed out with work. I only had 1 - 2 hours of sleep every single day, and drank lots of coffee. The stress ended right on my face.
Derma recommended Tetralysal. I started taking it Saturday, July 7th. He said they will get worse daw for the next 2 - 3 weeks, but my skin will dramatically get clearer after. I am crossing my fingers. So far, the zits are still there, but I noticed that they don't get bigger and redder any longer. I use MAC concealer at work na lang para mahide ng konti.
Here are the products I use daily:
Laneige cleansing oil (to remove makeup)
Vichy Normaderm cleansing gel or Cetaphil
Clinique all about eyes
Vichy Normaderm ultra-matte (morning) and Normaderm night (evening)
Clinique Clearing Moisturizer
Differin (recommended by derma; i think this prevents the zits from flaring up)
I highly recommend the Vichy Normaderm line. I am not sure if meron dito pero talagang they work well. Yung Ultra-matter thingy helps the bumps subside and the normaderm night, pagkagising mo talagang less agitated yung face.
On top of that routine, I use masks regularly. The ones I use are: Julep mask from Healthy options, egg white mask homemade, Orbis Clear oil cut.