Here's an update: I added Epiduo to my regimen about a week ago and using that in conjunction with the rest of my regimen is working wonders for my skin.
I've used Epiduo before, but stopped using it after I moved to Chicago for graduate school ( I hade to find a dermatologist).
I have moderate acne. It's on my forehead, both cheeks and chin -- sometimes I get the big pumps on my nose, right between the eyes. Sheesh!
My regimen consists of the following: Cetaphil Daily Face Wash, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (via Proactive Plus), Epiduo and doxycycline pills.
My skin is about 70-75% clear. I still get a few bumps here and there, but NOT five or six overnight. I have still have acne or my face, but it's slowly but surely fading away. Some areas are more stubborn than others, but I have confidence that the bumps will eventually dry up and disappear.
Shoot, I'm pretty much clear compared to how my face was a month ago.
I'd say my face will probably be clear within the next month.
My 26th birthday is tomorrow and you know what, I'm pretty happy where my skin is right now, which means I won't be too embarrassed being at the center of attention. I'm having a little birthday party at a hookah lounge.
Just wanted to give you all an update. Let's stay strong. We will beat this acne thing! Don't give up!