Struggling with my skin lately. It's been about a month - maybe a bit more than that - of not really using BP. I did start to use a new treatment system with glycolic acid and salicylic acid actives in it recently. I thought it would work well because once I added a product that had AHA and BHA to the acne.org regimen, that's when I saw the best results with the regimen.
I've only used this new system for about a week, so I know it's early to quit something, but I'm breaking out like crazy and feel like I need to go back to something that I know will help (BP). I've got loads of tiny whiteheads everywhere (couldn't even try to count them) and clogged pores. Really gross and my skin texture is a mess. Only 2 larger spots though.
I've just wanted to stay in bed these past few days and I'm dreading going back to uni with skin like this. I've had a rough month or so with other things on my mind regarding my health and the health of other family members too, so dealing with my skin getting worse on top of all that has honestly been really hard to manage / cope with.
I'm going to start with the regimen again at night but use this glycolic/SA stuff in the mornings (because it's quicker than the regimen and I can still wear makeup over the top). And at least I know BP works for my skin so hopefully I start seeing improvements soon.
Keep your head up Lily. Quitting BP has been a nightmare for me too and have been off it for almost 3 months. I go to my derm tomorrow as she wants me to try a salycic acid based system since BP and pretty much all retinoids aggravate my BP induced eczema.
Keep us posted and good luck!