hello guys, just thought id start up this little blog to let you all know how my retin a experience is going. I started on the 17th of september, with 0.01%, and moved up to 0.025% on the 1st of october. Sorry for the late start hah.
Anyway, il describe to you my situation before i started the course. Im 17, a guy and iv suffered on off acne for pretty much all my teenage years, although it only started to become serious about a year and a big ago. By serious i mean more than just an occasional yellow head, i now get regular 'under the skin' which hurt like a f****r and dont 'pop' as such. however give them maybe a few weeks and youl get them out, only to have a big ugly scab for a few days, then a big red mark for, )well it seems), forever. i try to keep upbeat about it, but sometimes it really gets my down. Like today for example i yelled at my girlfriend and we had a bog row for pretty much no reason, besides me being moody and grouchy because of my awful skin.
anyhow back to the subject, my first few days using retin a were pretty tough, my skin broke out loads, however it cleared up, only to a point where i got hopeful that it was actually clearing up, then i would have a new breakout. This has been the pattern ever since. I dont know about you put i tend to pop my pimples, gross yes, but i go by the motto of better out than in. Iv found that if you leave an 'under the skin' spot when you could pop it, itl just stay there for months. Only problem is as soon as you pop it, youll get a big scab, then a big red mark, which lasts a while. On the other hand, if you go for a under the skin pimple that isnt ready to pop, boy your in trouble. Youll get a scab, like you would if youd popped it, but then everything will heal,(probably take about 2 weeks maybe?) then youll still have the spot under there. what b*****ds they are!!
anyway, iv been using retin a for getting on to 5 weeks now, and my doc told me results would show in one oenth. No such results yet though doc :/
il keep using it though, even though i got to a point during the week where i actaully believed my skin was healing up for good, then another big breakout. so now im sitting here with lots of nice red scabs thatl take a couple of weeks to heal, and il probably find that a few still have big spots underneath them.
Il try give regular updates, even though no one will probably read any of them, itl be helpful for me to know what was happening when i look back
thankyou to anyone who has actually read this think its probably quite long for a 'blog' dont know though iv never written one before
hope everyones well