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Still Clear

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I am still getting used to my acne free face! I have been on amoxicillin aka amoxil (hence the name "Amoxilworx") and topical clindamycin, plus tretinoin 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 5%. I posted my before pictures to show how much my complexion has improved. Some of you may notice that I am posting (again) the same before photos and there is a very good reason why I do that; I don't have any other good "before" photos, so I am stuck using the same ones. Hopefully they demonstrate the severity of the infection I had. I call it an infection because antibiotics stopped the cycle of acne completely. I just don't breakout anymore, ever! Good luck to everyone who is still struggling to heal their faces (necks, chests and backs also). In all fairness, the way I did it was a bit unorthodox. I took way more Keflex and Amoxil than prescribed. I still do. But it worked so there it is. The plain truth. Live with it and decide, do you want clear skin?; if you do, then do whatever it takes to get there. hifive.gif

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Thanks. It has been a long hard road. When I lost my health insurance 4 years ago, my skin hit rock bottom. I tried to buy antibiotics for myself but I could not afford to see a dermatologist. I got prescribed some weak medications that never worked. Eventually I got health insurance again at an affordable price and I began seeing a dermatologist who presccribed me Amoxil. Thats when everything turned around for me.

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congrats on being clear thats so great.... how long did it take you to adjust to the retin a 1% and the clindamycin? I just bumped up to the .05% retin a a few weeks ago i still have the peeling red dry feeling and am trying to be patient and wait it out... still getting the white heads- I just wonder how long it took to see a difference and how long it took to where you werent constantly getting new break outs

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congrats on being clear thats so great.... how long did it take you to adjust to the retin a 1% and the clindamycin? I just bumped up to the .05% retin a a few weeks ago i still have the peeling red dry feeling and am trying to be patient and wait it out... still getting the white heads- I just wonder how long it took to see a difference and how long it took to where you werent constantly getting new break outs

Hi Lauren,

It took about two years for the breakouts to halt. I credit a lot of the healing to antibiotics but the retin-a and clindamycin still played a huge role. It took several months for my skin to adjust to the retin-a. I exfoliate with my finger tips when I wash my face so that keeps peeling at a minimum. As you can see from my "before" photos, I had severe cystic acne. Whatever treatments you use, just hang in there because it will improve!!

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AMOX AMOX MOAX HIIII XD! AHHH SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

my skin has been doing well recently too [i'm using something new which is kind of a surprise :D] but I just haven't had the time to write a post wahh

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AMOX AMOX MOAX HIIII XD! AHHH SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

my skin has been doing well recently too [i'm using something new which is kind of a surprise biggrin.png] but I just haven't had the time to write a post wahh

Thanks Cerulean! Glad you are doing well too!

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