Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:04 PM
Starting night 1 of Tazorac GEL .05%. I used to have bad acne when I was about 19, and I was able to clear it up 100% with Aczone gel in the AM, Taz cream In the PM, with Keflex pills and a green tea face wash with EMU OIL for the dryness and redness. Im now 22 years old (male). My skin was completely clear from 20 1/2 to 22. I go to Vegas Feb 6. come back and my skin was a mess. Broke out horribly. I tried emu oil, oatmeal masks, honey, yogurt...everything natural. My skin has gotten worse. I was prescribed Keflex 2 1/2 weeks ago and it hasnt done anything, so my derm put me on Tazorac .05% gel. Ill use emu oil for the redness and dryness. This whole situation is so fucked. Im so depressed because of it. The worst part of this is, im leaving for navy bootcamp in 12 days. Im told my family that I wont be able to leave if my skin is like this. If that means I get dishonorably discharged, then so be it. Ill figure out something else with my life. But I cant go to bootcamp with my skin shitty, and have it get even worse. Ive been so depressed these past 3 1/2 weeks. So tonight im starting the Taz .05 gel and emu oil. Im hoping for the best. If anyone has any comments, good or bad please dont hesitate to do so. I need support and good thoughts here. My family is saying that I cant let my skin control my life, but Its almost impossible not to. I have other things I would want to do for a career if I do in fact not go into the navy in 12 days. Ive lost ALL self confidence, self motivation, and am completely hopeless with my skin broken out the way it is.