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Mike's Acne Log (Differin+Clyndamycin)

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Hello, I'm Michael and I decided that I should keep track of my this in hopes that I will see improvements. I'm male, 20, and I have experienced mild, moderate, and severe acne since the start of puberty. I'm also nearing the end of a weight loss journey(From 250-190lbs in about 1 and a half years; my overall goal is 180).

Past failures:

-Proactive: Tried it for a year, if anything it damaged my skin.

-Clindamycin: I tried it for a couple of months on its own and saw little to no improvement.

Current Regimen(fully started August 23rd):


I've started to wash my face with honey and use jojoba oil for moisturizer.

I apply Differin lotion at night paired with clyndamycin lotion.


I'm trying to eat as many vegetables/fruits as possible, limiting meat intake, and trying to cut out anything processed.

I drink a lot of water, but I don't keep track of it.

I drink almond milk instead of regular milk.


Vitamin A (beta carotene) 25k iu once a day

Vitamin D3 2000 iu once a day

Fish Oils 1000 iu 1-2 times a day

Multivitamin once a day

Before Photo:

(I was also recovering from a mild sunburn so Im really red)



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First log:

I'm following the regimen well except today I had to eat some greasy chinese food for dinner so I kind of failed in the diet part.

My skin is peeling A LOT where Ive been applying the differin/clynda and im resisting the urge to pick at it.

I'm feeling a lot happier since taking my vitamins and I feel like theyre going to help in the long run.

I'm going to take my pictures in 2 week intervals if I can remember.

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Completely random photo update!

I don't know, I think its improving.

The redness below my lower lip is EXTREMELY noticeable in pictures. From a distance it makes my chin look weird. I'll be happy if that goes away soon



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