I recently did almost the same thing and am suffering the same results. I am wondering if the skin is purging. I am doing witch hazel with thyme and jojoba oil with TTO and dove soap.
How long ago stop you stop? I stopped about a month ago and I'm going NUTS. Nothing is helping it. Oil pulling, witch hazel, TTO, masks, very gentle exfoliation, nada! Bah!
When I first started the Clarisonic my skin purged for a longer period of time than most people before clearing up (took me about 6 weeks) so maybe I'm a slow healer and am still purging. Maybe you're still purging, too.
Dan's Regimen should be arriving to me within a few days so I feel a little better about that. At least with that I do expect a purge.
Hi, I stopped using my topical acne meds and broke out in terrible whiteheads too. I have started using my meds again and I'm praying its going to get rid of them and calm my skin down as its going crazy at the moment! Are your whiteheads all over or just in certain areas? Mine started on jawline but I now feel them spreading all over cheeks (I've never had acne on my cheeks before).
Yep, it's starting to creep up in other places, but not as badly. Mine are on my forehead and spread a little to my cheeks. It could be because my cheeks have always been my problem areas, but I don't know... they didn't start there so who knows what the heck is going on.
In a nutshell, I've had mild/moderate adult on-set acne which began towards the end of 2009 (22 years old). Regarding my beliefs and the previous skincare/lifestyle changes I've tried, I've been conflicted, misinformed, resistant, allergic, and had my hopes up too high only to be let down. Many of my previous posts on here may reflect that. Considering I have never found an explanation as to why I developed acne in my twenties, whereas I've had flawless skin my entire life up until then, I claim to know nothing. I'm still fighting the fight and can only offer my humble advice.
Finished my Accutane course on 3/29/2015
40mg every month for 6 months
Products Used While On Accutane & still currently using, as my skin hasn't returned to its normal state yet:
Cleansers: Plain 'ol Oatmeal or sometimes no cleanser at all (AM) // Avalon Organics CoQ10 Repair Facial Cleansing Milk (PM)
Toner: Rosewater or George's Aloe Spray (usually only PM)
Moisturizers: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen for Face, SPF 50 (AM) // Argan Oil or Avocado Oil (PM)
Other: Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick for around my eyes
Bausch & Lomb Soothe XP-Extra Protection Emollient Eye Drops
Manual exfoliation once a week with Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub
^^^ which may or may not have been ideal, but the flakes got pretty bad and were definitely noticable!