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Turmeric Mask Breaking Me Out?

Posted by Mels23, 17 March 2015 · 84 views
turmeric, flare up
It's been a month that I've been using a turmeric face mask almost every other night (1 part turmeric, 2 parts yogurt). Originally I was interested in using it to see some facial hair reduction, and then I heard it was used to treat acne too, so I decided to give it a go. Well, comparing my face from a month ago to now, my acne's gotten pretty bad. I've h...

Not Sure What It Could Be

Posted by Mels23, 28 February 2015 · 104 views

For the past week now my acne has been pretty bad. At first I attributed it to me being on that time of the month, but that's been over for about 4 days now, and being on my period doesn't usually leave me with cysts like I'm dealing with now.
I want to say I'm just purging, since I've been using a turmeric face mask (not for the purpose of treatin...

Stress Is Comin'

Posted by Mels23, 09 February 2015 · 113 views
Last week I mentioned that my acne was coming back and it was likely because of how unhealthy I've been since I started working at Dunkin' Donuts.
Well I won't have to worry about that much anymore because I got laid off!! :'D
Yes, that's sarcasm. I'm actually really bummed out. Only worked there for 2 months but, damn, I made a lot of good...

It's Back.

Posted by Mels23, 02 February 2015 · 93 views

It's been almost 4 months since I stopped taking Bactrim, and my acne is coming back again :[
To be honest, I'm pretty sure I know why - I've been so unhealthy for the past few weeks. I do 8-hour shifts at work, and since I have to wake up at 4am sometimes I don't get a chance to make myself lunch, so I buy something at work. And if I haven't menti...

Things Are Starting Up Again

Posted by Mels23, 13 December 2014 · 160 views

I'm at the end of my 8th week post-Bactrim, and, well, I'm getting a lot of white heads around my nose and even some pimples on my cheeks and jawline again :/
I was scheduled to see my derm last week, but I had to cancel and say I would call to reschedule later because I finally got a job (hurray!) and had to go to orientation. Haven't rescheduled because...

Where I'm At Now

Posted by Mels23, 22 November 2014 · 197 views

It's been about 6 weeks since I stopped taking Bactrm and I'm so happy with how my skin has been. My biggest fear was that after quitting Bactrim my acne would come back and flare up just like the last time I stopped taking my oral meds, but nope! My acne has been pretty under control! Can't say I'm 100% acne free, or that I've had a day like that, but my...

1 Month Post-Bactrim

Posted by Mels23, 09 November 2014 · 200 views

4 weeks ago I finally stopped taking Bactrim. Felt nice to finally not have to worry about taking it every day, or always having to remember to bring it with me on trips.
Saw my derm Monday and got a 60% chemical peel. Noticed my face burning a lot more than usual when it was on. Well, my skin was red for the rest of the day, and super super  dry for abou...

Almost Off Of Bactrim!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 11 October 2014 · 214 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 · 299 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 · 343 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...

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