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11 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

Visited my skin specialist today. I visited her when my acne was worse and she recommended the regimen that got me clear orginally. This included 5% BP.

Over time skin has become used to this and loads of bumps have appeared and stuff..its really bad. I am so hating on it right now. Bumps everywhere.

Anyway, seeing her today about my situation she feels that this new regimen she's put me on will help this.

It is Dermaquest glyco creamy cleanser which is like 15% glycolic acid followed by the Dermaquest acne serum which contains salycilic.and azelaic acid...in the morning she recommends my Environ sebuwash which also contains salycilic acid followed by a vitamin C serum.

But she is insisting I don't moisturise. I really don't know about this.

I feel so lost and willing to try anything that I decides to try it out but am worried in case its overkill for my skin :/

5% Bp To 2.5%

11 September 2014 - 01:36 AM

Hey guys,

so I've been using 5% BP for alomost a year. It helped my skin tremendously when it was at its worst.
But more recently my skin has been extremely clogged. Like my pores are so bad. Whenever I apply the BP now my skin just seems irritated so I think the BP is actually contributing to the problem.

If I were to purchase a 2.5% BP do you think it may help lessen the irritation and help this congestion? I know retinoids could be the answer but I am so scared of the IB. I don't think mentally I can handle that right now.

I'm so unsure.

Clindamycin Solution.

29 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Got prescribed Clindamycin solution - its literally like a dabber thing. I am extremely dubious about starting to use it because of the packaging. Was thinking of dabbing it onto a cotton wool or something. I may ask if I could try a gel instead.

Has anyone tried this?

Feeling It.

24 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

Yep, I'm starting to feel it.

I'm feeling a myriad of emotions right now...upset, scared, confused, depressed almost, stressed and Lost.

Not feeling like myself and really just need to vent.

Definitely I am losing hope. For the past few months my skin has been kinda getting worse than when it was from when I had it clear...FINALLY had it clear. To have felt for a short time, beautiful and glowing and sheer joy at my skin being frigging clear.

Now, its far from that. It's like everything I used has just stopped working and this is seriously taking a toll on my mental health. I am refusing anti depressants even though my mum think I need them BADLY. I can't do comparing my skin to then now. I used to compare it from being clear to when it was at its worse and I loved doing it but now..I weirdly feel like a Hypocrite when I do so since its not as clear as it was.

I'm just feeling like a little lost soul and really want to curl up into a ball and stay there for a while until I guess life just is gone. That's how I'm feeling, I can't help it atm. No-one in my life is really getting it right now and they can't tell why I'm so upset about it, but I am..it's my insecurity and to have it slowly creep back is..awful to my self esteem. I literally have no-one in my life to talk to about it because they are fed up with me. I am fed up with me too.



23 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

Hey guys, I'm thinking the two cleansers I use for my skin are seriously doing more harm than good; Priori AHA and Obagi Clenziderm.

I have heard this Cetaphil gently cleanser is what it says - gentle. Have any of you guys got any experience with this?