Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:16 PM
I'm new here! Hi everyone!
So I have mild acne thats almost exclusively on my chin. When I break out it gets bad. I get 3-5 cysts on my chin that take forever to go away.
I took Septra (Bactrim) twice in the last year which worked at stopping more cysts, but the second time i took it, it took alot longer to work and i dont think it quite worked as well as i got a new (but small) cyst when i was taking it which hadnt happened before.
A few things about me:
- i have very oily skin. always have
- i exclusively drink water
- i use benzaclin prescription antibiotic/BP topical on breakouts
- i take vitamin D, B12, B6, Folic acid, Calcium and Omega 3 daily
my skin is pretty good but but flares up with stress. I'm getting married in Sept and dont want any cysts- its my biggest fear so my Dr gave me a prescription for Doxy to take 6 weeks from wedding to ensure I'm clear.
I've never taken doxy and have read a few people on here said it made their skin WORSE. AHh. Now I dont know what to do...
I took doxy for almost 2 years and it defintaly helped my acne but as far as staying clear, it did not. however after the first month i was completley clear and stayed clear for about 3-4 months after. After that i got mild -moderate acne again but not even close to the way it was before. So I would think if you started taking it a month or two before your wedding that would be your best chance or hopefully your not like me and it will work for you and keep you clear permenatly. Good luck with the doxy and congrats on your wedding!
-Shower and wash face for 10 secs with Purpose gental cleanser
Wait 10 mins
-3-3 1/2 Pumps of Dans BP
Wait 25-30 mins
-Moisturize with Complex 15 moisturizing cream mixed with 6-7 drops of Desert Essence Jojoba oil
Wait 20 mins for the moisturizer to turn clear,than leave for work
Drive to work(30-45 mins) and apply Solar Sense Clear Zinc Sport(sweat proof) Spf 50 mixed with 5-6 drops of jojoba oil
-Same as AM excpet no Sunscreen and 2-3 nights a week I moisturize with Lac hydrin 5 with 7-8 drops of jojoba oil
Supplements: 3 fish oil pills(2x daily),Vitamin D3, Zinc(50 mg), One a day Mens pro edge multi, Vitamin C, 3 Ginko bilobas(2x daily), Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, 2 Niacins and finally, 2 Melatonins at night