End of pack 6, 4.5 months of Diane!
So..............my skin is looking pretty good................and I'm scared I'm jinxing myself again LOL. I get SCARED when I feel like I'm clear cause I'm getting sick of this cycle. But I'm hoping that I've been on it long enough for things to STAY good.
Anyway, I've been using the clindamycin phosphate liquid and...I dunno, it seems ok? I also don't have any active spots at the moment so I just used it on my closed comedones, or spots that feel like they might turn into zits or something. I started incorporating a bit of AHA into my moisturiser at night, about a little less than half. I am willing to stick with this for months if it means I can see the results that I want to see. Ideally I'd like to see an improvement by January - would be a nice way to ring in the near year!
I don't think I will be going for antibiotics, unless for whatever reason, my acne suddenly worsens (knock on wood!!!). I'm not sure what I should do about my clogged pores though. I was thinking about Paula's Choice BHA...but between clindamycin phosphate, AHA, and the occasional benzoyl peroxide for spot treatment, I wouldn't know where to incorporate the BHA, and I would also feel like I'm just putting way too much STUFF on my face, y'know?
I should also mention that I am skipping my period this month...and will likely be skipping it the next few times. I am planning to have 4 periods per year because it's just so much easier! I hate getting my period, and as far as I know, it's perfectly safe.
Edited by Tatii, 19 November 2013 - 01:24 AM.
How I Stay Clear:
AM: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion, Cetaphil DermaControl Oil-Absorbing Lotion (SPF30)
PM: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Tactuo (Epiduo), MUAC 10% Mandelic Acid Serum
Extras: Diane 35 (since July 2 2013), Borghese Fango Delicato Mud Mask (2x/week), 25% Mandelic Acid Peel (2x/week)
My personal log here: http://www.acne.org/...l-gel-log-pics/