S (anonymous)

Hello, I have had acne for years since I was in secondary school and have since been on isotretinoin on and off. Each time I stop taking isotretinoin the acne gradually comes back and then I go back to my doctor (GP) and the cycle goes on. I was wondering if it could be possible to cure acne without the medication? I am a female and am pretty concerned about possible side effects of isotretinoin in the long run, especially on pregnancy. My GP also did not take any blood tests.

I have done much research and would like to ask if a skin care routine as such could possibly work:

Gentle, low pH cleanser

BHAs, AHAs and vitamin C serums to prevent breakouts, increase skin turnover rate and lessen acne scaring (smooth but dark marks)

Light moisturizer

Please advise!