If you haven't seen my first post**
A blog documenting my returning cystic/nodular acne after 2 rounds of accutane. Considering a third but hopefully I don't have to get to that point again. Makeup tips for the ladies. Hopefully reading my posts helps you get through your acne struggle.
After a happy derm appointment this Monday who noticed my cheeks were looking much less inflammed at the end of the week - things kind of did a 360 when I felt my cheeks start stinging in pain towards the end of the week. The next day my heart sank. I had a nickel sized cyst sticking out of my face and a smaller one on the other cheek. Considering 3 months ago I had clear skin it is difficult to wrap my head around what is happening to my skin - especially after two rounds with the miracle drug. I was also out of state for a job interview which made matters worse. When seeing my family who haven't seen me in a while, I immediately just wanted to hide and felt obligated to do some explaining. On interview day my skin was super red, inflamed, and stung terribly. I tried to apply my medications and makeup the same way.
The finacea was a HUGE mistake, it made the stinging worse. I skipped the epidou. I took my Solodyn since it doesn't make a difference. I tried backtracking what could have caused this flare up. Nerves from the interview? One of the creams being too harsh? One of the creams not strong enough? Since I had to go on the interview I caked on the makeup big time which isn't smart but it had to be done. My derm is out on vacation so I have to wait for them to be injected.
What do you do when you have a cyst? Have you ever tried fiancea? Would any ladies reading this want to see separate makeup posts?
Solodyn 105mg @ dinner
Epidou @ morning
finacea @ night
injections 2x-4x weeks
Makeup Forever HD primer
Benefit Oxygen WOW foundation
Benefit BOING Concealer
Dior touche eclat radiant concealer
Cetaphil Facial Cleanser
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre Moisturizer