Spiro Day 16, Tretinoin Day 2
Posted by shawnabowbawna, 13 December 2012 · 159 views
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Days On Spironolactone:16
Days On Tretinoin: 2
Days without Picking: 3
Right Cheek: 0 active
Left Cheek: 2 active
Right Side of Chin: 5 actives
Left Side of Chin: 3 actives
Back: 3 actives
Scarring: Along my chin, jawline and underneath my cheekbones.
I started the Tretinoin last night and it was a little different then I expected. I have the gel and it is some sort of alcohol base, which I don't like. Isn't alcohol really drying? I know they have other formulas, but I'll stick with this until I see my dermatologist again in January. I didn't apply any lotion last night and I think that was a bad idea. Tonight I will cleanse -> moisturize -> wait an hour -> apply Tretinoin.
So today my skin is looking a little pink but less flakey then it did yesterday and some of my minor actives have become more inflamed. I have one deep cyst on the right side of my chin and it hurts.
I'm still feeling very optimistic though and I am prepared for things to get worse before they get better.