Starting to get acne

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So about a month ago I started to get acne, I'm not even a teen, I'm 23 so I got my hormones checked but they are fine, also my food intake is the same, my doctor wont get me an appointment with an specialist because 'my hormones are fine' but I'm still worried so I contacted a private hospital to ask for prices but I'm afraid it will be too much. 

Do any of you have a good recomendation to stop it or not make it worse? Thank you ~

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Acne can be caused by a wide variety of reasons, there is no way you can be properly evaluated in a forum like this. I have never heard of needing a doctor's referral to visit a dermatologist, but it may be different in countries other than my own. At least here in the US, many places offer low cost or even free consultations. There are even online sources now where you can speak with a dermatologist and send them photos, although I don't know how effective they are, from the looks of it they are pretty inexpensive too. 

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I can't speak with that much property since I'm not a dermatologist, but acne usually has multiple factors leading to it. You say your diet hasn't changed, but did you start taking any medicine at all (even vitamins, suplements and such)? It could be a side effect in this case; hormonal birth control is guilty of that as well. Also, if you changed your skin care and/or makeup routine, it could be the reason why (check for any new products you bought, maybe something in the formula is triggering it). Besides, stress can lead to acne as well.

In any case, it's better to see a doctor, especially if over the counter medication isn't helping. Just be gentle with your skin (no harsh exfoliating and cleansing products) in the mean time, and try to reduce dairy from your diet.

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I can't speak with that much property since I'm not a dermatologist, but acne usually has multiple factors leading to it. You say your diet hasn't changed, but did you start taking any medicine at all (even vitamins, suplements and such)? It could be a side effect in this case; hormonal birth control is guilty of that as well. Also, if you changed your skin care and/or makeup routine, it could be the reason why (check for any new products you bought, maybe something in the formula is triggering it). Besides, stress can lead to acne as well.

In any case, it's better to see a doctor, especially if over the counter medication isn't helping. Just be gentle with your skin (no harsh exfoliating and cleansing products) in the mean time, and try to reduce dairy from your diet.

 

I dont take any new suplements or medicine, I think it may be stress but I will consult with a dermatologist even if I have to pay I guess.

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