Week 6 - Things are finally starting to calm down. My skin has been so incredibly disgustingly dry and bumpy lately, I couldn't handle putting on make up or going out in public.
Basically, with Differin...it's drying out your skin. Your skin becomes sensitive (becoming painful, burning, etc.), and you can easily flake off and pimples/skin bleed easily. But that's just what happens when your skin becomes dry.
Although I still do have redness and PIH (which is of course what has replaced all of my previous acne)....my skin is becoming more smooth. Yes, I do still have acne, but somehow my skin is less flaky (still flaky, but less).
No, I am not completely satisfied with the results so far, but things are definitely feeling better after what I went through the past few days.
- I have been using the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub ~ it's really nice to get all of the "gross-ness" off on top of your skin, but you do want to be VERY gentle because your skin easily bleeds and tears off because of Differin. **Use only 1-2 times a week**
~ Aloe Vera Gel is AWESOME to apply after using this scrub.
- I have stopped using the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream after the Differin (as requested by my doctor);
but I still do use the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 50 in the morning (after washing my face of course).
- I stopped taking minocycline a few days ago. My body was rejecting it...sigh. I wasn't even sure if it was helping, but I've discontinued it.
Edited by mysecretinsecurity, 26 March 2013 - 05:11 PM.