I've had acne for quite a number of years now and have tried many over the counter products with no success. I took Doxycycline for three months from Dec - March, my skin was 100% clear but the acne came back almost as soon as I stopped (frustrating, I know). My acne in real life is much more worse/red than it appears in photos.
I've been on Estelle and Epiduo for four week now.
Products I am using:
- Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5%
- Cetaphil Derma Control Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
- Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
- Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free
- Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
- Other non-comedogenic makeup products
My skin has gone from extremely oily to extremely dry. The skin around my nose/mouth is flaking off and I'm having trouble hiding it, even when wearing foundation. It stings for around an hour after I apply Epiduo and moisturizer. My skin is red and itchy. Boo.
Little to no flaking of skin, no stinging when applying Epiduo or moisturizer. I'm using a BB cream daily to cover up my acne and it's doing a good job. Skin looks better already but I have more white heads, especially on my forehead. There are a few spots on my back - I think it is because of Estelle because I never get back acne. I am already feeling some of the side effects of Estelle, breast tenderness being one of them. I'm also experiencing dry eyes at some times during the day. I hope these side effects will go away soon.
Millions of tiny little white heads/bumps are popping up everywhere on my face, but particularly my upper cheeks and my forehead. It feels absolutely disgusting but luckily they are so small that they are not noticeable. I'm not uploading a photo because it doesn't show up on the camera. I really hope the white heads will dissappear soon because right now my skin literally feels like sandpaper.
My skin looks horrible. I have so many white bumps on my face (not sure if they are white heads, they are not painful nor covered by skin. I can't really explain. A few of them can be seen in my photo). My face looks worse than how it was a few days ago, my acne is very red and I refuse to leave the house without foundation/BB cream. I still have my hopes up though, it has only been 12 days.
I AM SO HAPPY. I'm now on my second white pill of the first pack! My skin looks a lot better compared to my last entry. I woke up too late this morning, had no time to apply any sort of BB cream/foundation so I left the house with only a layer of moisturizer, light eye liner and mascara. I used to be so self conscious that if I left the house without foundation, I would avoid eye contact, and whenever I saw someone looking at me i'd think they're looking at my acne! I didn't experience that problem today. Overall, I felt quite confident. The tiny white heads are starting to disappear too, but there are still some on my forehead. My boobs are no longer sore either.
Edited by Aleenymo, 23 May 2014 - 02:04 AM.