I had moderate-severe acne during my high school days, but by university I was mostly clear except for the occasional breakout and a lot of hyperpigmentation (I'm Asian so my skin's supposedly more prone to that). I decided to go on the regimen at the beginning of this year (2013) and it worked pretty well for me until the 4th month when my skin suddenly became too sensitive to Dan's benzoyl peroxide. I still don't know why, but trust me when I say I tried EVERYTHING, assessed EVERYTHING that could've possibly "changed" and made my skin freak out, used every moisturiser/oil that was suggested to me and still no dice. Benzoyl peroxide just stopped working, which meant the regimen failed me.
Last month I started Alesse purely for contraceptive reasons - my skin was okay at that time. Not great, but I wasn't having bad breakouts or anything. From the middle of the month up until now my skin has gotten so awful and I had just run out of options. I can't imagine it being due to any other reason but Alesse because I started breaking out on my forehead which I hadn't had problems with in years.
Today's the first day of my Diane 35 pack..I know that there's a chance there's going to be a bad initial breakout but I'm really hoping it's not going to be that bad and that clindoxyl will help control it...
Edited by Tatii, 27 September 2013 - 02:55 AM.