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Almost Off Of Bactrim!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 11 October 2014 · 105 views

Two weeks ago I moved down from taking one Bactrim pill a day to one only every other day. My acne hasn't flared up at all. I still get whiteheads and pimples, but they're definitely not as bad as they used to be. Still using Epiduo in the evening. Don't know if I've seen much improvement with my hyperpigmentation. I had a derm's appointment scheduled for...

Seems Under Control!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 16 September 2014 · 147 views
clay mask, epiduo
Saw my derm yesterday, and one of the first things she said was "Wow your skin has gotten so much better!!"
Last week I was reading on some ways to help control oily skin, and I heard about using a clay mask, so I went out to CVS and bought the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay mask. I used it every day for 3 days, for just...

Looking Back

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 30 August 2014 · 157 views

I had a dermatologist appointment on the 19th and I TOTALLY FORGOT so I had to reschedule for the 15th of next month
I look through my Bactrim album and I just love seeing how well my skin has been doing in comparison to when I first started. I've still got a lot of scarring, and I still get small pimples here and there, but the hyperpigmentation s...

Day One Hundred Twenty-Something

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 20 July 2014 · 156 views

Derm appointment last Friday. I've been going to that clinic for almost 2 years, and this was the first time I had my appointment with the head derm, hah. Even though he'd never seen me before, he still said "Seems your skin is doing a lot better!", which is actually a bit true. I'm still getting pimples here and there, but haven't had any cysts in a long...

101 Days

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 25 June 2014 · 174 views

Unless I've miscounted, today marks 101 days of Bactrim!
So last time I saw my derm, I mentioned that the first I picked up my prescription of Bactim, I got double strength, and that after that I got regular strength. Turns out I was never supposed to have taken DS at all. However, they're the same price, and my face cleared up really well after a...

They Still Haven't Approved My Refill!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 18 May 2014 · 146 views

Day 63 on Bactrim... and I might have to go back to Day 1 all over again..
So my skin's doing pretty well. Every now and then I'll get a cyst and a few pimples but it's nothing too bad. I finally finished finals so hopefully my skin can recuperate haha
Alright so what's really making me freak out is that last week I noticed that I only had a...

Things Finally Seem To Be Getting Better

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 04 May 2014 · 177 views

Day 49 on Bactrim. It's been a month since my last update, and I've got some things to say!
First off, the reason I haven't posted in a month is because I've been really busy with school, and so my face was the least of my worries. However, I can still say that my acne has improved quite a bit.
I remember mentioning on a previous post that I...

Day 20 - Still No Improvement

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 05 April 2014 · 191 views
I took some photos of my face, but I didn't put them up because they look almost exactly like last week's photos...
I've been on Spring Break, so I went about 6 days without putting on makeup, and still, nothing, absolutely nothing,  has changed since last week. I'm still washing with the Cetaphil antibacterial bar, applying Epiduo and Clindamycin,...

Not Sure If I Should Change Things Up

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 31 March 2014 · 123 views

15 days on Bactrim DS. Still no improvement whatsoever.
I'm still cleansing with the Cetaphil antibacterial gentle cleansing bar, applying Clindamycin in the mornings and Epiduo during the evenings, but continue waking up every day with the same flared up face. I even have red bumps on my forehead; I hadn't broken out on my forehead in months!!...

Day 12 - I Think It's The Makeup

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 28 March 2014 · 133 views
makeup, sensitive skin
8 days since my last update. I decided to switch back to cleansing with the Cetaphil antibacterial bar. Well, my face looked to be getting better, but yesterday things got pretty bad.
I bought a new foundation last week, the Revlon Colorstay, and wow do I feel like I've made a mistake. Not only is it not my color, but this foundation is sooo thick...

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