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Things Are Starting To Improve-- Pictures

Posted by adultwithacne, 08 July 2012 · 620 views
spironolactone, hormonal, cysts and 2 more...
I've been through a lot of ups and downs the past few weeks. Things were getting better, and then suddenly I had a lot of new cysts form. I have to say, I am much less inflamed now and I feel like I am making progress. My face is still terrible, but I really do feel like things are moving in the right direction.

I have about 4 huge cysts on my...


Week 4? Picture Update

Posted by adultwithacne, 17 June 2012 · 519 views
acne scarring, cystic and 3 more...
I started working a new job last week and have been very stressed. The acne seemed to be getting better for awhile, but I went out drinking a few nights ago and woke up with some more cysts Posted Image Some days I feel like I'm on the right track, and then other days I feel like...


Frustration With Western Dermatology. Arggg

Posted by adultwithacne, 01 June 2012 · 645 views
wester dermatology and 3 more...
Lately I've been reading a ton about western dermatology vs. eastern remedies for acne. I have gone to skin doctors since my teens, and I don't trust them. I don't trust them because I always know what they are going to say and what they are going to put me on. If I have an outbreak, it's always topicals and antibiotics. Or antibiotics...


Update

Posted by adultwithacne, 31 May 2012 · 430 views
jojoba oil, scarring, accutane and 2 more...
I started taking only 1 antibiotic pill a day instead of 2. Still on Spironolactone.

I just bought some Jojoba oil online that I'm very excited about. Apparently it really helps with scars, and it can be used as a cleanser and moisturizer. It was very hard to find the recommended kind of Jojoba in a store. There are a few brands of organic and...


Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil?

Posted by adultwithacne, 30 May 2012 · 1,105 views
jojoba oil, tea trea oil
My active pimples are healing a bit. I did develop a few more on my chin. Yesterday I decided to take 1 pill a day of antibiotics instead of two. I'll give that a week and if things don't get worse, I'll go off of the antibiotics completely.

I've read a lot about jojoba oil and tea tree oil. Apparently jojoba is a good cleanser, and tea...


Week 1 With Pictures

Posted by adultwithacne, 27 May 2012 · 630 views
manuka oil, aczone and 4 more...
I am currently taking:

Spironolactone, 50 MG twice a day
Trimethoprim 100 MG twice a day
Gianvi (Yaz generic) birth control pills

Topicals:
Aczone in the morning
Ziana at night

I wash my face with Cetaphil and I have an oil-free moisturizer made by Purpose. Just noticed that it's not noncomedogenic, so I will probably switch back to my Aveeno or...


Female Hormonal Acne. My Story.

Posted by adultwithacne, 26 May 2012 · 917 views
accutane, antibiotics and 4 more...
When I was 19, I had a terrible breakout unlike anything I ever had before. Sure, I had the normal teenage acne- occasional zits that were cured with topicals. But this was different. I had huge cysts around my chin and lower cheeks and they just kept getting worse and worse in a very short period of time. After going on an antibiotic pill that did not...