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Acne Week #1

Posted by pixielittle, 20 July 2013 · 779 views

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Hello lovelies,

So I've suffered with acne for about four years now and after countless treatments, this is how my face stands:
  • I have spots/acne on my chin, lower cheeks and jawline, with the odd few on my forehead
  • I have considerably bad acne scars on my chin and cheeks
  • I have slightly enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks
  • I have blackheads on my nose, although not too severe

I've recently found myself feeling really down because of my skin, and treatments that I'd been using had stopped working.

I was originally on Zindaclin Gel (which contains clyndamycin) and the Dianette contraceptive pill.
Together, they worked to really help clear my skin which at the time, was really severe.
I then unfortunately started to have really bad mood swings on the Dianette, so swapped to the Yasmin pill, which I am still on.
Still using the Zindaclin gel, I realised that the main problem was the scarring now that the acne had cleared up well;

My skin just wasn't in the best condition. Being refused a referral to see a dermatologist, I was put on Retin-A gel 0.01%.
I used that for a year, and while it did help the condition of certain areas, I didn't use it thoroughly enough...
Mainly because of how sensitive/dry it made my skin.

So after a recent trip to the Doctor's, I am now trialling:
  • Yasmin contraceptive pill
  • Isotrex gel 0.05% (contains accutane)
  • Doxycycline 50mg (once daily)

​I plan on keeping an update of how these treatments go, including cleansers/moisturisers/make-up...

Hopefully a review of different things could also help someone else who feels really down about their skin.
- PixieLittle x

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