It's been a while since I was on Doxycycline (finished it on October-Novemberish 2011) so I have several questions due to lack of memory.
1) Does Doxycycline make your skin a bit more red? I've noticed my skin getting a bit more pink now that I'm on it.
2) Does Doxycycline make you breakout at first?
The main reason why I'm taking it is because I broke out on my chin/jaw area due to my hormones being out of whack at this time of year (Yes I ALWAYS breakout when summer is ending), and at first my dermatologist wanted to put me on a 2nd round of Accutane (which I instantly said no to. It was a rough ride for me while on the Tane, and I don't want to go back on it).
The breakout isn't really severe. It's just a couple of pimples on my chin (they eventually turn into whiteheads in a day or two after appearing), and the only reason why I picked doxycycline is to get this acne under control during this hormonal breakout. 2 weeks ago I was extremely clear, and my skin was back to its natural color (yes, even the red marks) because I had began to use Aloe Vera straight from the plant (extract it myself). Annoying hormones had to kick in though.
Well that's pretty much it. I take the Doxycycline 100mg 2x a day (every 12 hours). I wear sunblock err-day (SPF 45 and I put it on before school), I wash my face daily once or two times a day with Neutrogena Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser, and I moisturize every night with the Aloe Vera.
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