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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

Been two months since my last blog post! Had pretty much nothing in that time which is great for me! It's even more pleasing because around this time last year my skin was going pretty bad. Fingers crossed I'll continue to stay clear!



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

Not posted for a while. Had some good, long periods of clear skin and a few spots along the way. A few weeks back I had two come up at once - I know, so many! One was to the right of my eye and there's still a red mark there which is pretty annoying to have. The other was in the gap in between my eyebrows, but it's completely gone now.

 

Found a red medium spot to the left of my nose about an hour ago. Not sure how long it's been there for as I don't tend to look in the mirror that much these days. That's only because I've got a busier job than I used to have and I can't spend ages in the toilets at work just staring into the mirror at my crappy skin. Anyway, this new one is noticeable, but there's no pain. Might even have started to go by the morning. Fingers crossed.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:10 AM

Well the spot from Thursday night seemed to split into two yesterday. I woke up to find the spot hadn't changed much overnight. By lunchtime though a tiny whitehead had formed next to the main spot. I squeezed this quite easily and it seemed to die. Didn't change much throughout the rest of the day. Woke up this morning to find the whole thing had flattened and felt a bit scaly now. Hopefully it won't leave much of a red mark.

 

Unfortunately, last night, an almost identical spot sprang up on the right hand side of my nose. Again, there's no pain to it and it hasn't changed overnight. Makes me feel crap though as it's two spots in two days. Just got to pray that this latest one has died by tomorrow.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:39 AM

Spot from the LH side of my nose is now just a red mark which is fading quickly. The one to the RH side of my nose is almost completely flat and just a normal skin colour, so not noticeable. Should be looking good in a couple of days...



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

My breakouts from the other week are barely noticable now. The only thing I had come up last week was a tiny, tiny spot to the left of my nose. Nothing to worry about, so looking clear.

 

This afternoon I felt a lump on my chin. I checked in the mirror and it's red, but not really any pain - only the slightest hint of pain when I press on it. Now, my chin is probably the most consistently clear area on my entire face. I hardly ever get anything there, so it's a bit strange to get something pop up there. In the last 8 years, I've probably had less than 10 spots there which is pretty good going in my books. I get the feeling it may start to disappear by tomorrow. Let's hope it does anyway.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

Not had much to report since my last post. Pretty sure that I haven't had any bad spots which is always good news! Do have a blemish at the minute on the right hand side of my face. It's king of near my cheek and near my mouth - not swollen, but red and flat. Doesn't look great, but I can survive this. Got a little tiny spot under my left eye too, but that'll die quickly.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:03 AM

Skin's been fairly quiet since the last post on here. A few spots have popped up here and there, but nothing severe. Had one come up yesterday on my chin - a rare place for me - which was really painful this morning, but doesn't feel as bad now. Not horrendously red either, so hopefully it'll die fairly soon.

 

I've been reading online that a topical minocycline foam has entered phase 3 trials which is very exciting. I've never used minocycline before, so I think it would do a really good job at taking on my skin. It's a shame it's not being made with benzoyl peroxide, but I look forward to any future developments. Will probably be a couple of years - at least - before it hits the market though.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

The spot on my chin went down pretty quickly and has only left a mild red mark which isn't very noticeable. Found a really painful spot to the side of my ear today just below my sideburn. Get the feeling it's going to get a head on it as it's so painful. Thankfully it doesn't really stand out where it is.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:24 PM

Things have been very quiet skinwise. Very quiet. It's kind of weird just how quiet. I keep expecting to be hit with a big spot, but it's not happened yet. It's been maybe 6/7 weeks since my last noticeable one. I get the odd twinge of pain occasionally from somewhere on my nose, but it's gone the next day. Just got to pray that it continues for as long as possible. Maybe in another month I'll feel a bit more optimistic about any long term potential.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Another quiet week, but I do have this tiny flat red mark along the top of my lip. It's not got any bigger throughout the week, but it's not got any smaller either. Might die soon. Hope it does!



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

Well my great run of clear skin came to an end about 10 days ago. First off, I found a spot on my chin. Quite big, but not painful and in the little crease where my chin meets my face. I could deal with this, so didn't worry too much. Then three days after that, I find another spot coming up on my chin on the other side of that little crease. Finally, a few days later I get a red spot come up below my eye!

 

The first spot is completely flat now and there's just a red mark. The second spot is still red and a lump, but no pain and going down albeit slowly. The spot below my eye is shrinking, but yeah, three red marks across my face. You can probably add two more tiny red marks to that total too. I'm feeling down about it. I genuinely thought my skin had turned a corner. It had been nearly 3 months with nothing terrible happening. Who knows, maybe it's just a one off blip. Nothing else has come up for the last 4/5 days, but I've got red marks to deal with now. Damnit!



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

Things had cleared up by Christmas, thankfully, so I was able to have a good time skinwise. Had a blip this week though. Found a tiny bump just above the gap in my eyebrows on Monday. Didn't seem like anything major as there was no redness present. Then, on Wednesday, it suddenly felt bigger and looked redder. Today it looks worse and is more painful. Suspect it will pester me all weekend. Won't be going out too much as a result. It's not a HUGE spot, but it's in a prominent place and it's got that shiny, red look. Not happy.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

The spot from my last update died at the weekend. Just a red mark now and not too noticeable. Found a lump on the side of my nose earlier, but no pain. There's a good chance it'll go down overnight. I'm somewhat of an expert now at predicting how my spots will turn out, so fingers crossed I've got that right!

 

I realised, the other day, that at the end of February it will be 5 years since I've felt mega confident about my skin. Back in those days, I'd get around one spot every six weeks. It would heal rather quickly and be gone in a few days. Then, in Feb 09, I started breaking out again - at least one spot a week. And some of them were huge. It's been on/off since then. Mostly pretty good, but some bad spells as well. It's knocked my confidence and I always go to sleep wondering if I'll have a breakout the next day. It didn't used to be like that and I pray that, one day, I reach that point again.






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