So I've been on Diane for about 1.5 years now and it cleared up my acne for the most part but I still occasionally get mild breakouts, sometimes around the 7 day break, and sometimes just randomly? I was using clindamycin phosphate 1% but I feel like it doesn't really do much in terms of preventing or treating current ones. I also use OTC benzoyl peroxide just for spot treatment which works but it still takes several days for the spots to go away.
Anyway, I picked up the prescription today and was wondering how I should incorporate it into my regimen? Specifically because I use Dan's 10% AHA+ every night in lieu of moisturiser and my skin has adjusted to it, but I know Epiduo is very drying. Should I just skip the AHA or use less for the first couple of weeks? Or will it not matter since my skin can tolerate AHA now.
Any other tips or suggestions with regards to starting Epiduo would also be appreciated!
My skin is on the oilier side and usually by the afternoon I get a light "sheen" on my face. It never gets super oily but I just don't like having a shiny face. I set my makeup every day with the Urban Decay De-Slick mattifying powder and if I set it again in the afternoon my face will be fine but the problem is I have to use SO much of this product.... It's $45 for a compact and I swear I go through them in like 2-3 months.
Anyone have any suggestions for setting powders that'll help keep the shine away but won't make me broke? Other products I've tried: CoverFX matte powder (didn't work as well), MUFE microfinish powder (broke me out), UD de-slick spray (too heavy). Thanks
I've been clear for about 2 months now, but I will still get the occasional zit or two around my 'time of the month'. Somehow I find it harder to deal with 2 tiny pimples now than when I had a face full of acne.... I mean, I should be happy that I ONLY have 2 and the rest of my face is clear for the the first time in foerver but for some reason I can't. I cancelled all my plans today and stayed home over something so small and I'm so frustrated with myself!!
I've been on the generic version of Diane 35 for like 8 months now and it's been working fine. It's like a realllllly generic generic one though because I haven't heard anyone mention it. It's by novopharm or something and it's called teva-cyproterone whatever whatever. Anyway, it took like almost 6 months for it to kick in and now I'm clear except for the occasional spot which is fine.
I wanted to try switching to the brand name just to see if it would get rid of even that last spot...and if maybe my boobs would grow a little more I was wondering if that would give me an initial break out... but usually I hear that's only if you switch from brand name to generic. So what if it was the other way around? I know they're "supposed" to be exactly the same but I was hoping someone had some personal experience