Retin-A-Micro Doxycycline Logretin a retin a micro retin-a-micro initial breakout doxycycline retinoids
Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:15 PM
Stick it out.
DKR user since October 11th, 2011
Regimen as of March 1st, 2013
-CeraVe Cleanser in AM/PM
-1 gallon of water per day
-Green tea capsule
- Tea Tree Oil for spot treatment
Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:12 PM
Left side of face has zero large clogged pores and zero active pimples, whats left is just red marks from past acne, and skin is very dry. Right side is a work in progress still some large clogged pores and a few active pimples lots of red marks. The left side is the first encouraging thing I have seen from the RAM. I really think the antibiotic is doing absolutly nothing as soon as this perscription is up I don't plan to refill it, my doc just gave it to me to "lessen" the initial breakout but i don't think it did that and by the time I run out I hope to be through the IB stage anyway. Will update in another 3-4 days or so.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:56 AM
I'm going to start RA soon too!
What do you use to moisturise btw?
Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:23 PM
Ok 6 weeks come and gone and my face looks considerably worse then when we started. Ugh can't believe just how awful it looks. I am going to stick it out but its hard to keep putting a product on my face that makes it worse and worse by the day...after 12 weeks I am going to ask my derm about accutane. Alex, I use Vanicream, good luck to you my friend! Keep me updated on your progress!
Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:42 PM
My right side looks really good few clogged pores no big bumps some remaining redness from past acne, my left side looks aweful and is horribly dry and peely right side not at all. Anyway i realize my face usually breaks out one side at a time and in this straight line from my temple down to my jaw my theory is that this is caused because i sleep on my stomach with my face resting on my forearms i breakout right along where my face rests and nowhere else never on my forehead/chin/mouth/nose it could be coincedence but I think not I am gonna try to sleep with a long sleeve shirt for a few weeks to avoid the skin to skin contact and see how that works. That said the way my right side looks right now and the fact that so many pores have unclogged is quite encouraging.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:39 PM
Ok decided to refill my doxy perscription it's 4 bucks and can't hurt right? That said I don't think it is helping. The initial breakout is over!! The texture of my face is much better but far from normal, or normal from other people, but fewer clogged pores and those that are are smaller than in the past. Still have alot of red marks from the IB but those are getting better each day. I think at this point I am making progress but I am kinda back to where I started when I first started using this so hopefully my face will continue to progress from here. I am gonna be seriously pissed if all this did for me was give me a horrible IB haha. Oh also, and this is BIG my skin seems to be adjusting and hardly getting dry/flakey at all this could also be that the weather is getting better as I normally get dry/peely in the winter anyway but I will take it either way as the only thing that looks worse than a face full of zits is a flakey peeling face full of zits. Will update again in a week.
Edited by daprince313, 23 February 2012 - 07:41 PM.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:47 PM
My skin is still slowly improving it seems like it is taking forever, still have red marks some clogged pores and a few actives. That said I still see improvement, the thing I believe that will help my skin the most will be for winter to pass as I am still getting some dry skin. Yaroon I use the cream not the gel and apply it once at night before I go to bed. I think in a month or so I will have significant improvements it just takes so long...
Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:58 AM