I wanted to track my journey so i can keep track for myself, so i may as well let others learn/partake in it as well.
Let's start off by giving a little background on myself. I'm 28, married, with 3 kids, and work full time, all of which = stress. I have battled mild acne / really oily skin and hair / occasional bacne/chestne since about 15 or 16. I have tried any and all brands and types of OTC washes and medications, as well as Pro Active. I have also seen my primary care doctor and received oral antibiotics and topical creams. I (my face/body) seem to have a track record for trying something and it works for a couple months at most and then all of a sudden it stops working. This is what happened with the pro active. it worked for me for a while and then it just stopped. That's when i tried orals and they didn't help at all. so then i tried an Erythromicin/BP (5%) topical. This is what I am currently on. It was great for a while. Now, not so much. Until yesterday, I was washing with a washcloth, using Neutrogena facial bar for acne prone skin and the topical cream. Twice daily, with the occasional dab of Tretinoin/Retin-A, on dark spots. no moisturizer, never ever.
Found the site, decided to give it the good ole college try, as I have nothing to loose and hopefully some better self-esteem to gain. no matter how severe or mild acne is, it still makes a person self contentious and lacking in self-esteem. I'm not a heavy make-up wearer because of my sensitive skin and breakouts. I only use a concealer on spots and mascara. I hate the heavy feel of foundation and powder.
So, I started the Regimen Friday night (10-14-2011). I still used my Neutrogena (only thing with approved ingredients), but washed as directed by the holy grail.....waited....then used my prescription E/BP cream.....waited.......and then used Neutrogena Light Night Cream (not at all thick, has consistency of lotion, non-comodogenic). Doing this twice daily. I did use a little more E/BP than I had been previously using, well because the holy grail says more is better. My face is DRY! Super DRY! The moisturizer helps but sheesh it makes my face so dang itchy! I found myself scratching my neck/chin area in my sleep last night. When I run out of my script I am going to order a kit from here as long as all is going well.
Surprisingly with using the moisturizer, I don't feel heavy or too greasy at all. Hoping this helps ramp down my oil production. here's hoping for great beautiful clear skin, something I haven't seen since i was a young girl.
is anyone else on this E/BP script? thinking that the treatment from here will be easier on my sensitive skin.