My Acne Regimen Logzinc
Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:13 PM
Diet: I drink very little milk, and I will continue to try to limit severely the amount of sugar or candy that I consume
Vitamins: I take a daily vitamin (standard multi-vit) and take a zinc tablet daily
Wash- I wash my face with water or a gentle cleanser- I find that any salicylic acid based cleanser generally makes my skin look irritated
Treatments: I plan to use the light therapy. I also will spot treat with BP when necessary, and I have been using a glycolic night cream (though unclear on whether that is working). I also moisturize when necessary with a promiseb prescription lotion (I use the similar hair wash for my hair that often gets dandruff).
Problems with my skin: Honestly have a little bit of everything in terms of types of spots: I get blackheads in my cheeks and nose, whiteheads on my jawline, and pustules on my cheeks. I also get small red bumps on my forehead and around my temple area. On my cheeks where I do not have large spots it is usually uneven and discolored (red).
Here we go with day 1 photos. Everything (as most of you are used to) looks a little better in these photos than it does in a mirror, etc (most of the unevenness of 'clearish' skin cannot be seen from my camera).
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:06 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:24 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:46 AM
Looking at the pictures the things that stick out are the following:
-Skin is much more sore and red than had been before (that is something that has come about the last 2 days as I mentioned)
-Inside of the cheeks looks quite good and clear
-Jawline on both sides is breaking out- anyone have suggestions on how to keep this area clear?- have struggled with it for a while
-Outside of cheeks on both sides of cheeks needs to improve- particularly a lot of larger marks on one side.
Overall I would say I haven't seen any real improvements, but it has also only been a week, and just in that time there have been many ups and downs.
Edited by The Boss, 06 December 2012 - 12:49 AM.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:38 AM
I have tried Accutane but it made my acne worse and it gave me gastritis, maybe I should try clindamicine. Oh, and I also tried eating only vegetables, fruits and non fat foods... It Did't work.
Here is some photos:
after 3 weeks
Anyway, it looks worse in person lol
I wish you good luck and I'm looking foward your progress.
P.d: Sorry for my bad english I'm mexican.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:25 PM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:22 PM
After 3 weeks
it was getting better but I have been drinking a lot lately and not sleeping very good so maybe that has something to do.
I think I'll add clindamicine but I don't know, antibiotics turn me away... And since my stomash is delicate ( thanks to accutane) maybe I'll wait a little.
Any updates ?
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:47 AM
Good luck with the light therapy. It sounds promising if you've already started to see improvements. I hope it continues for you.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:05 PM