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Epiduo Log

13 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Hihi! So i was given epiduo on June 9th, I tried it before, but that was when i was maybe 13 or 14 and i hadn't the sense to read information about it before i tried it (i didn't know it was supposed to make you break out first) so i stopped using it when i noticed the new bumps. I am 16 years old now, i have moderate acne. It looks worse than it really is because i have some scarring. I can't even remember the last time i had clear skin. I think its been 4 or 5 years. I got it at a really young age, thats all i remember. I've tries lots of other things but nothing has really worked for me. Things i've tried include proactiv, retin a, i can't even remember everything because i've tried so much. Anyways, sorry about the background info. So today is my 4th day of using epiduo. I read that its helpful to use it every other night until your skin gets used to it, but I want to be done with the initial breakout as fast as possible. So i'm using it every night. I wash my face with cetaphil, then follow with epiduo and the cetaphil moisturizer. The first day i woke up after using it and noticed that my scars looked slightly lighter and some spots that i had were drying up. Day 2, things were pretty much the same. Then on day 3, again my scars are visibly lighter. I felt a tiny stinging when i put on the epiduo, and then when i put on the moisturizer the stinging got a bit worse, but nothing too bad. I also felt a large bump near the very top of my cheek. And my existing bumps seem like they are drying up a lot. Today is day 4 and the bump on my cheek is completely gone. It was never red to begin with, it was just a bump. I also have a white head on my chin. And around my mouth and nose is beggining to get a bit flaky, but nothing too bad. Just drinking a lot of water to keep my skin as hydrated as possible while on this stuff. But is it normal to start getting the initial breakout so early?? From most people i read, they got it after about 2 weeks. I don't really mind though, the faster this is over with the better. Sorry for the long post! I'll try to update every day or every other day