My journey to clear skin began in 8th grade; I am now going to 12th. Throughout the years, I've tried atleast 20
drugstore products (Clearasil, Neutrogena, Clean& Clear, PURPOSE, etc), Pro-active, Aczone, Differin, Epi-duo gel, Tazorac, 10% Benzoyl Peroxide washes, Triaz, Doxycycline, Minocycline, Solodyn, Doroyx, Monodox, Prednisolone, Clindamycin phosphate lotion, hollistic diet approaches, detox diets, etc. Now I'm on to Accutane as a last resort.
Last summer my skin cleared up completely when I was on the anti-biotic, Doroyx, and Tazorac (topical retinoid). Here's a picture of me with no foundation [attachment=49270:SDC13024.JPG] However, shortly after I got off, the acne came back worse than ever before.
1 Week Accutane
I take the generic form, Absorica 30 mg. I've been experiencing more break-outs than normal, but nothing too bad. I haven't experienced any dryness yet. I've been drinking over a gallon of water per day, and I feel like this really helps. For my lips, I've been using Bag Balm, and they don't feel dry at all! Bag Balm is a million times better than the acclaimed Aquaphor, in my opinion. For my face, I've been using Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream in the big tub packaging. So far, everything's going pretty good. 19 more weeks to go (:
Edited by Ladolcevita95, 26 November 2013 - 04:19 PM.