I am new on acne.org. Have read silently for a while but now I need your help, please!!!
About me and my acne:
I have been fighting acne for about 6 years now. I am female and already 21 years old.. I am absolutely horrified about the way my skin looks and it makes me cry and get upset A LOT...
Well I am on birth control, which seems do to pretty much nothing...
And I have used Duac and Epiduo in the past.
I have very sensitive and dry, but also broken out skin ...
Epiduo worked really well on my acne, but since I have used it for about 1 year, my skin got more and more sensitive to it and I could only use it every 4th day and like once a week in winter, plus the use of moistruizer ect...
Also I was sick of the BPO, it is so harsh and causes ageing apparently over time.
Well anyways, I went to get Differin the 0.1% cream type, which is supposed to be a lot milder then Epiduo (combination of 0.1% Adapalen and 2.5% BPO).
NOW I have a huge problem it seems to work on my acne... (which I guessed it would, because it is so similar to Epiduo) BUT it makes me super oily, shiny
Please help me, is this normal?! Has anyone else experienced it? Note: I do NOT have oily skin naturally...
Have I maybe been overusing it? Because my skin is quite red and I have used it every night as my derm suggested... Epiduo I could only tolerate every 4th day..
Because, I am not that flakey or dry as I was with Epiduo at all... but oily
I look hidous at the moment, red and acne and oily... I want to hide myself somewhere and never come back... (
Please tell me about your experience with Differin?
Is is a safe long term solution? Does it make ageing worse, like BPO?
Should I start of again a lot slowlier?
Will the oil go away?
I am 21 years old!!!!!! and desperate to get rid of this horrible teenager look like skin... everyone mistakes me for being 16 of my looks already anyways...
Thank you for any replies!!!
I wish you all the best!