Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:15 PM
Day 14 - IB is getting worse. My face has exploded in pimples like I haven't had since I was a teenager. They're everywhere. I won't even try to count them, because that will just depress me. They're mostly painful cysts. I think it would be worse, though, if I weren't using beta-hydroxy acid and vitamin c serum. The BHA helps with them staying someone flat, and the c serum helps in healing. My skin was nowhere near this bad when I started--I would just have two or three pimples, although it was all the time. At least the oil has diminished somewhat. My face just looks terrible. But, I know it's part of the process so I'm comforted in that.
I wonder, for those of you who got the IB, did you get it again when you upped your dose? I'm still hoping to be brought up to 60 mg on my next visit.
Other than the IB, no side terrible side effects. I use Vaseline on my lips a lot, and I use my lubricating eye drops more often, but the dryness isn't much.
Month One: 40 mg Zenatane, taken with breakfast
Month Two: 60 mg Zenatane, one taken w/lunch, one w/dinner
Month Three: 80 mg Zenatane, one taken w/lunch, one w/dinner
Skin care regimen:
Paula's Choice acne wash Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin, PC Hydralight toner, PC 2% BHA exfoliant, PC skin balancing antioxidant serum, PC Hydralight moisturizer and Resist SPF 30 moisturizer
p.m.: Kirkland cleansing wipes,
Paula's Choice acne wash Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin, PC Hydralight toner, PC 2% BHA, PC Skin Replenishing moisturizer
Supplements: calcium, fish oil, B12, and