I'm 20 years old an have had acne for 5 years. It began when I was a sophomore in high school, and it hasn't gone away since. I have tried some of everything- BP, Doxycylcine, Apple Cider Vinegar, Panothenic Acid, nothing. Quite honestly I'm just sick and tired of having spots pop up on my face, and occasionally when I think I am finally growing past this phase, my skin gets worse than it ever has. I have had a log on here before, and I have decided to do it again. I purchased a light therapy treatment online the other day that should arrive Wednesday, and this log will mainly be to track the progress with this light therapy. However, it will also be a way for me to track my skin more generally, regardless of how the light treatment works.
Diet: I drink very little milk, and I will continue to try to limit severely the amount of sugar or candy that I consume
Vitamins: I take a daily vitamin (standard multi-vit) and take a zinc tablet daily
Wash- I wash my face with water or a gentle cleanser- I find that any salicylic acid based cleanser generally makes my skin look irritated
Treatments: I plan to use the light therapy. I also will spot treat with BP when necessary, and I have been using a glycolic night cream (though unclear on whether that is working). I also moisturize when necessary with a promiseb prescription lotion (I use the similar hair wash for my hair that often gets dandruff).
Problems with my skin: Honestly have a little bit of everything in terms of types of spots: I get blackheads in my cheeks and nose, whiteheads on my jawline, and pustules on my cheeks. I also get small red bumps on my forehead and around my temple area. On my cheeks where I do not have large spots it is usually uneven and discolored (red).
Here we go with day 1 photos. Everything (as most of you are used to) looks a little better in these photos than it does in a mirror, etc (most of the unevenness of 'clearish' skin cannot be seen from my camera).
Leonard VMember Since 02 Jul 2012
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