Over the last couple weeks I've tried adding in a few other acne fighting products back into my routine. I tried tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and a witch hazel/aloe vera toner. It's not going well. The products just make my skin peel more.
A story for youuu : My boyfriend took me out to a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant, and bought us a $115 meal.
We both dressed up (like always, hahah) and had such a nice evening!
EXCEPT...halfway through the meal I went to the ladies room, and brought my purse so I could touch up my makeup (woes of very oily skin). And when I looked at the mirror....I was SO HORRIFIED. My skin on my chin and around my mouth and nose was all scaly and each 'scale' was raised up so my skin looked...fuzzy. I couldn't even pretend to myself like noone had noticed it was so terribly obvious. My makeup was a disaster, and when I desperately tried to rub away the scales it only made it worse. I had done my makeup three hours before, and it had seemed fine at that point. I had to go back to the table holding my head up with a pretend smile pretending nothing was wrong. If you're going to look like a crazy person, might as well be a classy crazy person.
Anyways, the clogged pores all over my face from the beginning of my retin-A micro are slightlyyy less noticable now, although they are still mostly all there.
I've got some REALLY big pimples in the past couple days. Six of them. Like...REALLY big. Really. Buuut overall, my skin tone looks more even. And even though I'm getting huge pimples (painful too), they don't last long. I'm still hopeful.
I just had surgery, so the stress may be what's breaking me out. If I still have all the clogged pores when the dermatologist removes the stitches in a couple weeks I'm greatly considering requesting to be put on Accutane. Retin-A Micro really is my last hope before Accutane, so fingers crossed it will come through in these next couple weeks. I don't really need great results, just something to look at positively!