I started getting acne spots starting at around age 11. Around 13 I started picking and the picking has continued off and on for the last several decades. I'm in my early 40's now. Over the years I've been on antibiotics, birth control pills, prescription creams, and face washes, tried getting blasted in the face with dry ice, wearing sunscreen (which makes me break out), meditation, drinking a lot of water, vacations, and now I'm on a prescription medication that is supposed to greatly reduce acne by blocking the hormones that cause it, and the results are still not great.
I'm still getting large spots on my chin, which leads to picking. Which then leads to making it worse, which means it heals slower. Right now I feel like maybe I just need to learn to live with having acne because I don't see another alternative. Today I feel a bit hopeless because I was hoping for some improvement in my skin with the new medication.