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Proactive Only

Posted by maria411, 15 December 2013 · 45 views

Hey there, I wanted to give a quick update on my skin.  I have been off Diane 35 since August and I am currently using Proactive and limiting my dairy intake and my skin is clear, clear, clear.  I have also been drinking a pot of Rooibos tea a day over the past few weeks and it appears to be making a difference in my skin.  It is high...


Proactive Only

Posted by maria411, 12 September 2013 · 82 views

So I am currently off Diane 35 for a bit and I am using Proactive only and trying to avoid dairy products and my skin is the best it has been in a very long time.  I was told the other day by someone "I am 60 years old and a nurse and have seen a lot of skin and you have the most beautiful skin".  It meant so much to me because of all my struggl...


Diane 35 And Proactive

Posted by maria411, 25 July 2013 · 121 views

Well my skin is clear after a few months on Proactive. I use the cleanser sparingly as well as the other products because it can be quite drying and I only use it at night.


Clear Skin Diet, Diane 35 And Proactive

Posted by maria411, 27 May 2013 · 117 views

So my skin has been relatively clear with a few bumps here and there and I decided to try Proactive again. I have been on the regimen for around a month and my skin is clear as can be. Maybe the small bumps on my cheeks were likely caused by a product I was using. Anyways, Proactive is perfect for the summer - it might be too drying in the winter but we w...


Clear Skin Diet And Diane 35

Posted by maria411, 21 March 2013 · 330 views

I am happy to report that my skin has been very well behaved since my last entry in December.  By following the Clear Skin Diet my skin has stayed clear and I have not experienced any deep pimples.  I had a few very small bumps on my cheeks but I know I need to use a strong cleanser with 2% salicylic acid to keep me clear.  Diet appear...


Clear Skin Diet And Diane 35

Posted by maria411, 07 December 2012 · 416 views

I am off Spironolactone - yay! My skin looks great - I am still on the clear skin diet consisting of no dairy or processed foods and Diane 35 for about 18 months now. I am so happy it is working.


Spironolactone Day 141

Posted by maria411, 12 November 2012 · 205 views

So I have been traveling around South East Asia and my skin on my trip has never been better. The humidity works for me and I forgot to take Spiro consistently while I was away. I was in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and it was hot, hot, hot - I sweated all day and honestly I did not break out once. I have reduced my spiro to 25mg, 3 times a week and I...


Spironolactone Day 95 & The Clear Skin Diet

Posted by maria411, 23 September 2012 · 337 views

So my skin is looking very good - ever since I started the clear skin diet I have not had one deep pimple. Not one. I had some tiny, tiny bumps along my jaw line but it could be KP as my derma said but I am just being overly picky - my skin is glowing and people notice. My co-worker said I look air brushed. Eating clean makes a huge difference - there...


Spironolactone - Day 75 - The Clear Skin Diet

Posted by maria411, 06 September 2012 · 329 views

My skin is very much responding to the Clear Skin Diet - noticably clearer and no deep pimples that need extraction. I am on Diane 35 and 25mg of Spiro. My skin is in much better condition than it has been for a long time.


Spironolactone - Day 58 - The Clear Skin Diet

Posted by maria411, 15 August 2012 · 430 views

Sorry I have not posted any updates. I cannot believe I am on Day 58 of Aldactone - I started with 50 mg for the first 30 days and I found that I was too dehydrated. I read several reviews on acne.org and makeupalley.com and most ladies taking the medication decrease their dosage when the side effects are too harsh. So starting in month two I knocked my...


Spironolactone?! Day 5

Posted by maria411, 27 June 2012 · 252 views

Aldactone in Canada - so my skin has been reasonably good. No deep spots since I stopped with Retin A just a few small bumps around my jaw line. My doctor is amazed that my skin is not clear yet. I refused to go back on Retin A because it never worked for me - EVER! in the past 20 years of dealing with Acne - Retin A never worked for me.

The only...


Feeling Good About My Skin - Finally

Posted by maria411, 21 May 2012 · 222 views

So, my skin is getting better and better. I feel like I am jinxing myself by saying this but I have to share. So I stopped the Acne cure program because my skin cleared up and it is a bit of a hassle of icing and drying your face out with BP. I use BP once or twice a week as a spot treatment right now. I have not gotten any deep sore pimples for awhile...


Clearing Up

Posted by maria411, 22 April 2012 · 187 views

So I am off Vitamin A Cream and I am using the "Acne Cure Method" which is BP and ice and it is working. My face is clear - I have a few small spots on my left jaw line but they are fading, my right side is completely clear. Vitamin A Cream does not work for me and I will not forget. I am hoping I am taking the turn for the better.


Minerals And Yoga And Facing The Truth About Retin A

Posted by maria411, 06 April 2012 · 233 views

So I decided to go off the low dose Accutane even on 10mg my skin was dry and my lips we getting unbearably dry. I knew I didnt want to be on Accutane again which this round could be considered the fourth time on the drug. So, I remembered I broke out after the last time I finished Tane back in 2005 - I controlled the break out with BP and used the...


Low Dose Tane 10Mg - One Week

Posted by maria411, 31 March 2012 · 194 views

My skin is much better than before but I still have a few bumps on my right jawline. I had a few drinks last night and I paid the price today - do not drink on low dose Tane. I asked my doctor and he said it was fine but for me - I feel like I have been hit by a truck. I am hoping for clearer skin soon.


Low Dose Tane Day 5

Posted by maria411, 27 March 2012 · 217 views

So my skin has really improved in 5 days. All the bumps around my jawline are clearing up nicely and I the oil production is way down. My lips are dry but not uncomfortably and Aquaphor is doing the trick. So hopefully within two weeks my skin will be clear but my question is "what is next for me?" I can't be on Tane forever - I eventually...


Low Dose Tane 10Mg

Posted by maria411, 25 March 2012 · 254 views

So I went to see my doctor on Friday and I wished I could say it was all in my mind but it is not and he agreed that the oil was coming back far too fast and I had a lot of bumps and white heads on my face. He said my acne is hormonal (duh?) and that low dose Tane will clear it up and we can decide next steps from there. So I started lose dose tane on...


Omg Enough Already

Posted by maria411, 21 March 2012 · 182 views

So I still have bumps on my jaw line and a few whiteheads on my cheeks. I also have some mild acne on my right shoulder something I have never experienced before. I have stopped Retin A and I am using BP on my face at night. I cannot believe after my third and most terrible Accutane experience I am not clear. 80mg a day and currently weigh less than 50kg...


Getting Better But Not Fast Enough

Posted by maria411, 07 March 2012 · 138 views

So my skin is getting better but I still have these small tiny bumps near my jaw line and a few small bumps on my cheeks. When I wear makeup nothing is really visible but I can feel them. I am using Vitamin A Acid 0.05% at night and it doesn't seem to be helping these tiny spots. I have never been a fan of Vitamin A but my Dermatologist insists I...


Another Spot!

Posted by maria411, 24 February 2012 · 147 views

I went to the Dermatologist to have another pimple extracted that is 2 in 2 two weeks. I am gutted, and sick of acne! My doctor started bantering about low dose Accutane 10mg a day then to be weened off to one pill a week. Are you kidding me?! What is the point, I am in my early 30's and would hate to think my option for clear skin is low...






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