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#1 taylorswiftlover123


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

I need some help.

So I had been clear for a long time(over a year) on the following regimen:

Am: cetaphil normal-oily skin cleanser
Cetaphil moisturizer

Pm: cetaphil cleanser again
Retin a micro .04
Cetaphil moisturizer
Ortho tri cyclen

Then, I started getting occasional cysts on my chin, so I went to ortho cyclen. This cleared me up completely for two months. I stopped taking oracea, and my skin went downhill quickly. I started getting lots of little pimples all over my face in places I never broke out before.

Now, I am back on ortho tri cyclen(a week into it) still using cetaphil products, and same topicals, but a stronger antibiotic. I am breaking out very badly! My face is also very dry flaky, and oily at the same time. Two days ago I tried to use cerave cleanser and moisturIzer, and I woke up today with huge spots and clogged pores everywhere. I'm back on cetaphil now, but please help!!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:19 AM

Your face is adjusting to the ortho tri cyclen and the new topicals.  Try to  only swap out 1-2 things at a time when switching up your regimen.


Short term you can ice your face and take some advil before school/work.  Remember the ice makes your face red for like 30mins so might not want to do it on your way out the door.

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