Days On Spironolactone:13
Days without Picking: 0
Right Cheek: 1 active
Left Cheek: 1 active
Right Side of Chin: 4 actives
Left Side of Chin: 4 actives
Back: 3 actives
Scarring: Along my chin, jawline and underneath my cheekbones.
I have a lot of scabs, so I'm really struggling with the picking. Yesterday I went crazy and spent quite awhile in front of the mirror. It could be worse... but its not good. I'm seeing a dermatologist tomorrow and I am hoping to get a retinoid. I might not be able to start until January though. It might also be good to give my skin a little bit more time with Sprironolactone before I try and incorporate more topical treatments anyways... My total count of actives has gone down, but there are countless scabs right now and because I picked so many blackheads I am sure that in a few days I will have more cysts developing.
I've been using proactiv a bit. I've always sort of ignored the toner but I just realized today that the toner has glycolic acid as its main ingredient. Glycolic acid is supposed to be great for fading scars and unclogging pores. Since my face has been peeling a lot and is very scabbed, I wonder if using the toner more will help. I feel stupid for never really thinking about it before...
My side effects with spironolactone have been mild. Sometimes I feel a little light headed, but I can't tell if it is just all in my head. I haven't really noticed any of the diuretic effects that many other people have, which is good, I suppose. I definitely need to drink more water.
I have also decided to give up milk and sugar. Well, I will give sugar up for the a week or so because I'm going home for Christmas and there is no way I can not have sugar then. Giving up dairy seemed to help my skin in the past, but I later decided it was a placebo effect. Now I figure that it can't hurt. Not eating dairy and sugar also helps me naturally lose weight, so it has an added bonus.
Sorry for the rambling!