Hello all. Going to keep this relatively short and sweet. first post will be longer than subsequent posts
acne type: clogged pores, white heads, black heads. 'mild'
skin type: Dry
skin texture: bumpy in places (forehead) and smooth in others (cheeks) and lots of PIH (hyperpigmentation) of different shades from brown to red to pink. Various atropic scars from years of picking and being too hard on my skin, very shallow scars but non the less still visible if looking close
skin colour: White (british)
Acne org member since Aug 2009 - 5 years.
Short back story:
Having suffered with 'acne' on and off for about 10 years or so and it effecting my social life and what events i do and don't go to depending on the current state of my skin, I decided its time to take the advice of leading skin specialist from Harley Street London. When I say i've tried almost everything I do mean it, diets, products, anti-biotics etc, all have worked on some level but nothing has been 'consistent'. I guess if you look up my posts you will see what my past is and why I am still here. If this doesn't work I will go on accutane, my skin isn't severe and i am greatful for that but persistent mild acne is very frustrating especially as i get older.
I do suffer from picking skin which certainly never helped my situation and over time has caused a lot of damage. But that habit is much more under control and now I am using Differin i will abide diligently with a hands off approach since the skin will become more delicate and I have learnt my lesson.
Current day 21/02/2014:
I will be using Differin as advised by the Derm and prescribed by a Doctor. For now I have picked up the Differin Gel 0.1% strength.
Week 1 Day 1:
21.02.2014 : Day 1 of Differin Gel. So far, no redness, just a very slight itchy feeling on right of chin.
The products and regime that i am going to follow as soon as they get delivered are;
am: Avene gentle cleanser
Sk:n exfoliator oily skin (2-3 x a week max)
Skinceuticals Phytocorrective (2-3 drops)
SPF 30 (Sk:n)
PM: Avene as above
skinceuticals as above
Differin 0.1% Gel
I shall be updating the status on a weekly basis, as apposed to a daily basis, mainly because it becomes 'boring' reading how someone got a spot one day and it disappeared the next.. and repeat.
If you have any questions or would like advise please ask. I will be using this as a dairy so I can monitor my own progress and to keep a record of events. I hope this log helps not only myself but others in a similar position as myself
Edited by .JacktheLad., 21 February 2014 - 02:55 PM.