Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:01 PM
My acne is not severe but it is pretty moderate and very persistent.Over these 9 years I have tried numerous topicals, 3 different birth control pills and spironolactone for almost a year and a half. Some of these kept my acne at bay, but nothing has completely cleared my skin or even almost cleared it for that matter. I've done hours and hours of research and from what I can best determine is that I more than likely have some sort of hormonal imbalance that is contributing to my acne. I also suspect seborrheic dermatitis as I have oily yet flaky areas on my face as well. I break out around my menstrual cycle, and it's usually on my chin. In fact, I ALWAYS have a pimple or 2 on my chin. Near my menstrual cycle I usually get a couple of nodules on my chin, while the rest of the month they are usually regular zits that need to be popped. I also have been breaking out on my forehead with very small red/ some flesh colored pimples that never come to a head...not sure what thats about.
Have any of you seen an endocrinologist for your hormone/skin issues? Any advice, thoughts, insight?
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:22 AM
Edited by michi31, 06 December 2012 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:56 PM
Edited by shawnabowbawna, 07 December 2012 - 02:57 PM.
150 mg Spironolactone - Split into 2 doses per day
Aczone - Morning and Night
0.025% Tretinoin Gel - Night
Cleansers of choice:
Glytone (4.2% Glycolic Acid Gel Cleanser)
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
Neutrogena Stress Control (Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
Moisturizers of choice:
Neutrogena Oil-Free SPF 15
Treatments of choice:
Acure Organics Aragn Oil (100% pure and organic)
Betonite Clay + ACV + Tea Tree Oil Masks
Queene Helene Mint Julep Mask
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:37 PM
I control my acne with Bp & a low gi diet.
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