So, I finally went to the dermatologist yesterday. All of the OTC products just weren't doing it for me. Plus, I wasn't as compliant as I should have been. But since it's prescribed I will likely be consistent this time, hopefully - it's all psychological.
I'm actually really excited! And praying that this fixes this acne nightmare, especially with me being 24 years old. So, I have the following:
Doxycyline 100mg twice a day
Duac/Benzaclin in the morning
Retin-A at night
As far as facial cleanser I am using CeraVe Hydrating cleanser and CeraVe AM facial moisturizer. I started the regimen this morning and I've been in the mirror like ALL day!
I've also decided to better my eating and exercise habits: adding more antioxidants and omega 3, drinking way more water. I am going to try and transition to all whole wheat. I've changed my cooking oil to ALA omega 3 oil. I have nothing but water to drink in my place. I am soooooo ready to see some change.
Anyone used the same or a similar regimen? Well wish me luck!