OK, I suffered with cystic acne for years. It had finally subsided, after much change in diet and my getting a little older (32). I had been over two years with virtually NO acne--a life-long dream come true.
A few months ago, my hubby and I became friends with a couple whom we love dearly. The wife has severe cystic acne (or are these cold sores) all over her face??).
She and I use the same brand of face powder, and one day got them confused in the car. Call it coincidence, but ever since THAT DAY, my acne is BACK. Terrible cystic acne, and I am so disheartened... I have it in facial areas where I never had it before. We have teased that it must have been contagious...but now I really do wonder.
So, my question: IS there ANY way this could have been some transmission of fungus, bacteria, or virus which caused this? How do I treat it if I don't know what is causing it??
I have tried ProActiv (not all-natural, but always worked so well before), white vinegar (in case it was fungal)...Read More