Tulip, it is no fun. In fact, I broke out overnight due to getting my monthly friend. It’s so frustrating, but I like you, will never take meds to clear my face ever again.
I am going to try grapefruit see extract. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (ingested) should also help as its an anti-bacterial. Have you tried taking Borage oil? I just started that as well and have seen an improvement.
Also, I’ve read that a liver cleanse helps. I have not done it, but am taking Dandelion root instead. Apparently if your liver is not working properly, your skin is the next organ to detoxify everything from your body.
Hang in there! People don’t understand how emotionally painful acne can be. Keep up that water intake too. I am sure you are, but I noticed my skin was the absolute clearest when I was breastfeeding my kids and I was drinking a TON of water.