So I visited the dermatologist the other day. Ever since I started college my back and chest have been breaking out in these really painful pimples on my chest and back (not cystic, nodular I think.) I tried Mario Badescu Cleansing Lotion O and the Neutrogena BodyClear grapefruit wash (which smelled amazing but didn't do anything.) I've been on doxycycline 150 mg for a few months now and my face has been relatively clear.
The dermatologist prescribed me Ziana for my chest and back every day and my face every other day. And PanOxyl 10% back and chest wash OTC. The skin on my face is super sensitive and dry so I usually avoid all topicals like the plague and only use soapless cleansers and Cetaphil lotion. I told her all of that and she said she really recommended the Ziana even for my face.
I've read such mixed reviews about the Ziana that I'm terrified. Tonight was my first night applying it. I used a VERY thin layer over my face, back and chest, and then moisturized immediately after as per my derms instructions. I have compulsive skin picking disorder and I told her that anything that made me break out a lot was going to be really hard on me because I'll pick the crap out of it. She insisted.
If anyone can offer me Ziana support or opinions that'd be great. I'm also gonna post a daily picture of my face/chest to see how the Ziana works.
The picture of me below is day 1. I'm not gonna post pictures of my back because that's too much effort. I have three pimples/picked spots on my chest and my face is mostly clear except for some hyperpigmentation and an active pimple beside my nose.