clandestine_guyMember Since 09 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2013 09:44 PM
I'm a 25 year old dude who still has to worry about acne breakouts. When parents tell their kids that after puberty they will outgrow their acne, well that never happened to me. I've tried Murad, Proactive, Pola's Choice, Acne.org products, over the counter products that mainly comprised of bezoyl peroxide and salysylic acid ingredients. I came to a conclusion that I'm allergic to BP or it's just way too harsh on my skin.
My succesful acne control came only after dermatologist prescribed meds. Initially I've been on several topical antibiotics, then tried oral antibiotics for 3 months coupled with Differin and then Tazrac. I've also been on sodiumsulfacetemide + sulfur like Rasula, Plaxion and Klaron. These sodium/sulfur products were amazingly effective in clearing my acne and unlike antibiotics, you don't become immune to it. My current regimen is Tazorac 0.1% for 4 days on, 7 days off. Even now, I'll still get breakouts on my forehead and sides depending on how much stressed out I am or how little sleep I'll get. If I'll stop using Tazorac for a month, my face will start to break out a lot. I also use a DDF Sulfur mask once a week to dry up any minor pimples. In past I have used Dan's AHA+ which was also effective. My current regimen is satisfactory in managin my breakouts. My only wish is for my breakouts to end completely. I also have some minor back acne that goes away and comes back at random.
Summer 2013 update. I'm 27 years old now and I have stopped using prescription treatment retinoid and Klaron for 2 years now. Currently I have 97% control of acne breakouts with Kavi sulfur soaps, daily zinc 50 mg and sulfur spot treatments for developed zits. Ocasionally, I use an AHA peeling agent to even out my skin tone. I'm satisfied with my current acne regimen. But I still do have sporadic breakouts on my forehead due to stress, alcohol consumption, or lack of proper sleep.
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