For the past six or seven-odd years I've been enduring mild-to-strong acne, and as of late I've technically beaten the majority of it thanks to removing greasy food from my diet, as well as washing my face daily with benzoyl peroxide and drinking way more water. Everything about my complexion, with the exception of occasional acne and the fact I'm 21 and it still hasn't gone away, would be completely fine if not for one unusual problem.
Since February of this year, whenever a bit of acne shows up on my face, no matter if I pick it, treat it or leave it alone, it always leaves behind a red discoloration. I began pondering whether or not this is acne scarring, but when I rub my fingers over the spots they are totally smooth, just as if I had rubbed a marker on my skin. This isn't just happening on my face, either: these discolorations are appearing on my back, legs and anywhere else I get bumps.
When I remove blackheads, even when I do it in a relatively rough manner, they do not leave behind any of these inexplicable color spots. It looks just like there was never a blackhead or even anything to suggest one was there to begin with.
I'm suspicious that I may have developed some kind of hormonal or chemical imbalance, or developed a skin disorder of some indeterminate name. I was planning on visiting a specialist for this, but it cost way too damn much so I just came on here.
I really hope someone can help me out. My face is literally just piling up with these little things, not to mention I still have the same marks this all started with. Did my body just decide to stop healing up my acne? Or is it a type of acne showing up on me? I will be extremely grateful for somebody's help.
Thank you for reading.