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About Mels23

  • Birthday 06/23/1994

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  1. Time to make another change I guess?

    Thanks leelowe, a few days after I posted this I erupted with a bunch more cysts and acne on my jawline, but it was JUST on the left side, so I really do think it's all my hormones as opposed to irritating products. I started a new skincare routine and it seems to be working (so far). Will post an update about it
  2. Time to make another change I guess?

    Nope, never even heard of them, but I looked them up and I'll definitely take them into consideration. Thank you for the recommendation :)
  3. Its been about 15 weeks since I went off of Ery-Tab, and 30 weeks since going on Tazorac and Benzamycin. My current facial status? Not too sure. I can recall my last post saying that my skin was doing really well. That was the last week of October. Since then my skin's status has been fluctuating. It got pretty bad the last week of December when I was on my time of the month. Currently I've only got about 3 or 4 active pimples along with 4 or 5 cysts along my jawline. Overall my skin looks clear, but the cysts are pretty painful. Still, I've got so many questions popping up in my head. Are the topicals not working for me anymore? Am I not using them as often as I should be? Is it my eating habits? Did my Benzamycin go bad since my derm told me I didn't need to keep it in the fridge even though thats what everyone else and their mother said to do? Or is it simply because I'm not taking an antibiotic anymore and thats the only thing that will ever help me? In the 4 years Ive been seeing a derm, that's what I've learned, that taking antibiotics will always clear me up, but anywhere between 3-6 months after giving it up, my acne will come back. At this point in time I'm planning on tossing out the Benzamycin and ordering the Paula's Choice Acne Kit. I've heard some really good things about it. Current Skincare items: Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion The Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream BENZAMYCIN (morning) TAZORAC (every other evening)