Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:27 AM
Pretty sure i have tried everything. I was using Proactiv in combination with on and off courses of minocycline to control the breakouts but the Proactiv started to irritate my face and make it red so I switched over to Dermalogica which was much more suited for my sensitive skin. Their oil control lotion in combination with the clearing booster at night is good stuff.
Everything was ok 4 weeks ago until I decided that I had enough of the Minocycline and quit cold turkey. Big mistake. One week later I get the worst cystic breakout I've ever had, right during Christmas. Rough times. I stayed off the Mino for another week or so hoping it would get better but no dice. So I went back on it again and now 3 weeks later, still getting breakouts. Brutal.
Benzamycin, Stievamycin, Epiduo - I've given this stuff a whirl but it irritates my face pretty bad and I hate slopping this stuff on my face at night and waking up with a caked on mask of shit.
Never thought I would resort to Acctuane but I'm starting to think I have no choice. I'm willing to endure 6 months of hell to get this under control. I realize it's not a sure thing but the odds are pretty good. Anyway going to see the doctor today to start the process of getting a prescription and we'll see what happens.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:06 PM
Also, I think I mentioned it before but the skin clearing booster from Dermalogica has been working really well. It's 5% BP with a few other ingrediants such as zink and caffeine (drinking caffeine apparently is bad for the skin but on your face its good...explain that to me) and it doesn't leave my face red, flaky or irriated and I have really, really senstitive skin. Also when I put it on breakouts that I feel coming they don't turn into full grown pimples, they stay under the skin and just go away after a couple of days.
Anyway, see how she goes.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:23 AM
Yea, I have to agree with you. It such a pain in the ass to deal with cystic acne when we in mid of 20s or near 30. I know how you feel because I used to have a lot of cystic acne on my face last year. Then, I start with facial treatment using Dermalogica line to treat my acne problem. I've been on the treatment for a year now and my skin is clearing now but I still have red acne marks and tiny occasional zits.
Have you tried Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant and Sebum Clearing Masque? This two products works wonder for acne-prone skin. If you have dry and sensitive skin like me, you can use Sebum Clearing Masque alternately with Skin Hydrating Masque because its quite drying. But, if you have oily skin then its okey. Gentle Cream Exfoliant has AHA and BHA that can exfoliate your skin deeply and gently. Great for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
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Edited by Karen Howz, 16 February 2012 - 06:52 PM.