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hope2013

Member Since 20 Jun 2013
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Hoping For Clear Skin with Spironolactone & Atralin > 7 Days Until 6 Months On A Topical Retinoid

Posted 02 September 2015

I've finished 23 full weeks on a topical retinoid, and I have just 7 days until I can say that I've been on this regimen for a full 6 months.

I've been keeping up with my birth control (Ortho Tri-Cyclen), Topical Retinoid at night (Atralin 0.05%), and Spironolactone (75 mg in the AM).  

RIght now, I have a couple of small red marks on my right chee...


Hoping For Clear Skin with Spironolactone & Atralin > Started Week 23 On A Topical Retinoid-- Only 2 Weeks From 6 Months!

Posted 28 August 2015

If you read my last blog post, the past week has been a ROUGH one.

Seriously-- I was incredibly down about my skin and for a few days, I didn't even leave my apartment. Trust me when I say that it was THAT bad.

I had messed with and pushed/ picked at my skin while using a topical retinoid and literally layers of my skin on my right cheek peeled off. Dis...


Hoping For Clear Skin with Spironolactone & Atralin > Hiding And Slowly Healing

Posted 23 August 2015

So I royally messed up my face the other day. I messed with 2 clogged pores on the right side of my face and made what wouldn't have been a bit deal at all, a total mess.

My skin got irritated and then ripped and peeled. UGH. It was terrible. 

Slowly, my skin on my right cheek is healing, and I also have a red mark on my left cheek from a clogged p...


Hoping For Clear Skin with Spironolactone & Atralin > I Seriously Messed My Face Up.

Posted 21 August 2015

I need to learn my lesson and
 
1- stop pressing/ picking at zits, esp while using Retin A
and
2- not over-apply Retin A to my skin

I have a HUGE dark red mark/ spot of peeling skin on my right cheek, smack dab in the middle and a red mark on my lower right cheek/jaw

:(

I've drank a ton of water, taken two multi-vitamins, drank green tea, applied...


Hoping For Clear Skin with Spironolactone & Atralin > Day 156- Dang It.

Posted 21 August 2015

I messed with a clogged pore on my face and applied Retin A to the area, which made my skin red and sensitive. 
I'm hoping that by icing it, and applying a lot of moisturizer and CeraVe cream, my skin will be able to repair itself and look normal by tomorrow!