Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:13 AM
Lol, yeah that's me. Based on my hair (because I'm always changing it) it was from this past summer and my skin is far from perfect. There's a lot of filtering in that pic. Trust me, I wouldn't even consider BP if my acne was only a mild case.
The BP hasn't bleached my skin at all. Any time I would use a BP treatment, usually a BP cleanser like ProActiv or the one Neutrogena has, the only thing it would ever bleach is my hair and dark fabrics.
Some areas of my face are normally oily when not on any harsh treatments, but my entire face is a desert right now. So if oily areas tend to look darker, then the yellow tint isn't being caused by any oil production.
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/or had my hopes up too high only to be let down. Many of my previous posts on here may reflect that. Considering I've 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 can only offer my humble advice based on my own personal experiences.
Finished my Accutane course on 3/29/2015
40mg/day every month for 6 months
Current Skincare Routine:
Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (AM & PM)
Toners: Rosewater or George's Aloe Spray (usually only PM)
Moisturizers: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen for Face, SPF 50 (AM) // Argan or Avocado Oil (PM)
Eye Cream: Currently testing a few out - haven't yet found one that I like. (PM)
It's been 3 months post 'tane and I'm still currently using only a gentle regimen. After my upcoming wedding (because I don't want to risk the possibility of compromising my skin beforehand!) I plan to start using my Clarisonic Mia with the Luxe Cashmere brush head as well as an AHA toner, gradually building up my tolerance for each of them.