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About Mels23

  • Birthday 06/23/1994

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  1. 15 week update

    Got to see my derm last Thursday. Told her my deal, that I was breaking out since I was just about to start my period, but that overall my skin's been doing good, I've just still got a lot of hyperpigmentation and scarring. She told me she was going to give me another prescription of Benzamycin and Tazorac, but that she would up Taz to 0.1% and make it the gel form instead. I told her that I was out of Ery-Tab but that to be honest I didn't want to use an antibiotic anymore, and she told me that it's totally fine and that she also wanted me to just finish it up and be done with it. So that's that. Just before I left I mentioned that my tinea versicolor was coming back, so she gave me a prescription for 2% ketoconazole and some other one that the pharmacy was out of so I wasn't able to pick up. One thing she's mentioned during both my appointments is if I wanted to get rid of the 2-inch dark spot on the side of my face. You can see it on some of the photos I've put up on here, left side of my face. For a long time I thought it was just a birthmark, but my mom says I wasn't born with it, so I'm guessing its something that developed after years of not using sunscreen back in grade school. I personally don't care about it, but I guess I could see about it later.  
  2. Skin Update - 10 weeks

    From the album Ery-Tab / Tazorac / Benzamycin

    I know the lighting is awful, but believe me, the improvement has been great. On the left pic, all those little red spots you can see were very painful. On the right, any spots you see are just hyperpigmentation. Maybe just like 2 bumps, near my mouth and on my chin, but they're not hurting that much. My skin feels super soft now, and it makes me so happy. Yeah, I've still a lot of scarring on my cheekbones, but I'm just glad my face doesn't hurt anymore. Skincare products: Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion Benzamycin (in the morning) Tazorac (in the evening) Antibiotic: Ery-Tab
  3. Skin's Good, Buut...

    I was heading to my dermatologist appt. on Thursday when this car on the lane to the right of me, just a couple cars ahead, merged into my lane, going at a really slow speed in order to decide whether he should pass the gore zone to get back on the freeway. With me going 65 mph and my breaks not being as great as they could be, I wasn't able to stop in time and slammed into the corner of his bumper. We're both doing okay thankfully, but it looks like our insurance isn't going to help pay for my repairs. And I already owe my dad $400 as it is so this all really sucks.. While waiting for the tow truck to pick me up I called my derms office since they have a $50 cancellation fee, and I wasn't about to have to deal with that. My skin's looking really good, and I was so looking forward to seeing what my derm was going to say and suggest next. :/
  4. 9 Weeks

    Stopped using the Revlon Colorstay foundation and my skin has been doing a whole lot better (honestly I'm still not sure if it was the foundation that caused my bad breakouts but I wasn't going to take any chances of course). I exfoliated last night for the first time in weeks and just now as I washed my face to get ready for bed my skin felt sooo much smoother. At the moment I do have 4 active/painful pimples but that's so much better than what I was dealing with a few weeks ago. Dermatologist appointment this Thursday so hoping everything stays well until then! Current skincare products I use - Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion Benzamycin (in the morning) Tazorac (in the evening) Antibiotic: Ery-Tab
  5. 7 Weeks

    About 2 weeks ago, my skin was doing great! It felt so nice and smooth when I washed my face. The only issue was the acne on my neck (it hasn't improved at all!) and hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately mother nature then decided to pay a visit, and so my skin went crazy. It's been a week since the last day and my skin still hasn't recovered. I've started thinking that maybe one of the foundations I recently started using has caused these breakouts, so I'm giving them up for the next two weeks. What a bummer, things were going so well :/