Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:16 PM
Hey, I know it always isn't the best thing to say, but it really does look mild, I would say her skin looks more dry and irritated rather than full blown acne. Maybe all the harsh treatments before are to blame, but her skin tone is nice and she doesn't look like she has any scars at all so once she finds a routine that works she will have lovely skin. I can only speak from personal experience what has worked for me. I have been using differin now for six months, I know it can be drying, but maybe reducing use to a few nights a week or moisturising afterwards might help. I also stopped using harsh soap cleanser and I use a cream cleanser instead and make sure to use lots of moisturiser (something nourishing that wont break you out). I have also been taking birth control, has your girlfriend tried this? Different pills work in different ways, so if she is on one maybe it is the wrong type? I would say the main thing would be switching to a skin care routine for sensitive skin, gentle products and an acne cream like differin or dans regimen only in moderation or every other night. It has taken me a good six months to really see improvement so it is important to stick to a regimen unless it is cause your skin to look worse or flare up. I hope this helps, and it's such a nice thing to do to help your girlfriend out.
Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin ( removing with some warm water and a tissue) or Priori Gentle AHA Cleanser (every few days)
Moisturise: Aveene light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20
Topicals: Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter
Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin (remove with some warm water and a tissue or a damp warm wash cloth for days when I'm wearing a lot of make up) or Priori AHA Gentle Cleanser. Sometimes I will double cleanse with my cream cleanse then aha milk cleanser maybe twice a week
Moisturise: E45 cream or liz earl gentle moisturiser
Topicals: Differn 0.1% before or after moisturiser
Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks
Oral medication: Dianette BCP now Cilest
Supplements: Altrient B multi B vitamin lipo soluble gel formula, mix one a day with water
Current make up: Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation in fair 3, NARS creamy concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish. For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks, lovely cream blush and bronze highlighters.
Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques for the rest of my make up