26, mild to moderate acne. Concentrated on cheeks, closed comedones, skin bumps and inflamed hormonally positioned spots (jawline). Oily skin.
When I was younger (21-22) I was on accuntane, cleared up the acne on my t zone but I also became very depressed. Around three months after I stopped using it, I moved continent and my acne came back except this time, my perfectly clear and smooth cheeks became the target.
Had some success with obagi cleaniderm but decided it was not enough so decided to visit the dermatologist last week.a
I've just swapped my birth control from the implant to dianette on advise from dermatologist. She also perscripted me doxy and retin-a in cream form. It's been a few days and I'm having a good bit of heart burn from the doxy, I think I should not take it after breakfast but instead pair it with a bigger meal to line my stomach.
Skin is flaky around mouth, chin and on my nose. Within the first two days, old comedones I've had in the middle of my chin since my early teens popped out. No sign of them 'refilling'. Skin looks slightly burnt and shiny around mouth. I've avoided placing the cream there in the last few days, concentrating on my cheeks and jaw.
Emma hardie cleansing balm (super gentle stuff been using for six months and is a god send for oily or dry skin alike)
Moistening clarins toner
Bobbi brown gel moisturer
Factor 50 sunscreen
Emma hardie cleansing balm, used X2 ( to ensure complete removal of sunscreen residue)
Edited by EmmaEcho, 26 January 2014 - 02:25 PM.