Eventually, I maintained a skin regimen. I monitored my skin and observed products that suit my skin. They worked for me, maybe they could work for you, too.
On perfumes: I recently developed hypersensitivity on different products. For one, I cannot use perfumes anymore. Even colognes! Victoria's Secret is tolerable, but I have to spray it only on my clothes. Plus, I have to stick with Strawberries and Champagne. Other scents make me itch and I develop redness and skin allergies. I got married without any scent.
On hair: Remember when I chopped my hair and had a full bangs? Turns out, I broke out on the forehead and around my hairline. My dermatologist told me to get rid of the bangs, so I clip it everyday and I am always on a ponytail now until my hair grows back. Still, the zits never stopped and finally, my derma told me to change my hair products. I am now using Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Yes, the 'no more tears' formula. I got the conditioning shampoo (the red orange) but my hair is still dry. I can use conditioner but I have to put it at least 5 inches away from the hairline and make sure it won't come in contact with my face.
On skin: I only use Dove unscented. Sometimes, I use Kojic soap but it's not available commercially. There was a time last year when my back broke out and these two products healed it. I don't use lotions either. To treat dry skin, I use baby oil (JnJ) and massage it on my damp skin after I shower. It works wonders. I use it on my feet too.
On face: This is the highest maintenance I religiously do. I only trust two dermatology clinics-Dermclinic and Belo. When I want to have chemical peels, I go to Dermclinic. I avail their acne peel treatment. For regular facials, I go to Belo. The facialists in Belo do the extractions but they are so good. I also use Dermclinic's Nuderm Supreme as my daily regimen.
Sometimes when I have a huge zit, I spot treat with Belo's CHAT. My face is clearing up now. Since my face is oily, I have an oil control film on hand. My face is always bare. The most that I put is loose powder and lip balm. By the way, I am also allergic to other toothpastes. I have a crust-like lesion on my chin now and it developed when I went home during the long weekend because the toothpaste I used was made in the Middle East. Maybe it has strong ingredients. Geez!
As I've said, I battled with self-esteem. This is a usual teenage problem and I went through it. I used to have a lot of insecurities but I learned to overcome them when I regarded myself. I turned to God, I turned around and saw the beautiful people who love and appreciate me. They may be handful, but it's more than enough. It was boosted when I got married. Don't get me wrong. It doesn't mean you have to get married to develop self-esteem, but I gained a sense of security and I have to say this again, that my heart is filled with gratitude even with the littlest things.