I started taking only 1 antibiotic pill a day instead of 2. Still on Spironolactone.
I just bought some Jojoba oil online that I'm very excited about. Apparently it really helps with scars, and it can be used as a cleanser and moisturizer. It was very hard to find the recommended kind of Jojoba in a store. There are a few brands of organic and unrefined Jojoba, but it took me a while to find online. I better love this stuff- it's expensive!
I also purchased new make-up, which definitely feels lighter on my face. I'm stopping the use of Concealer, and I'm only using Natural FX foundation. It's a little thicker, so it covers up the pimples pretty well. I'm also using Bare Escentuals powder and bronzer. It's not as full coverage as Exuviance concealer and foundation, but it is definitely lighter. It also looks way more natural! Before I had concealer on spots and liquid foundation all over my face. Now I'm just using foundation on spots, and powder over my face.
I've been really gentle with my face. I'm still using topicals in the morning and at night, but I haven't been washing as much. I can definitely tell my face is calming down a bit. I also haven't been moisturizing, and that is helping with the oil. It seems that I don't really need to moisturize. I've been refraining from picking and touching my face, and I can tell the pimples are healing how they are supposed to!
I'm very optimistic, but I just saw a picture of myself from a year ago, and it shocked me. My face was so clear! I can't believe that I'm dealing with severe acne again. And I know the scarring will take forever to get rid of Blahhh
This time around, I know it's not going to be a quick fix. I'm really hoping I'll be able to get back on track and start healing my skin and scars. It sucks living in NYC because I am surrounded by people all the time, and I can't really get away with not wearing make-up. I am occupied by staring at other people's faces. I'm so jealous of all the women I see with perfect skin! My skin will never be perfect, but I am dreaming of the day that I don't have any more cysts. And then I'll be dreaming of the day that I won't have any scars, and I can go make-up free in public!
I start working next week, so I'll be wearing make-up for long hours. Hoping that this won't make my acne worse. Also hoping that the stress of starting a new job won't make it worse.