Well I stopped the Spiro for a while and that didn't work out too well so I went back on but over the last 2 months I've had 3 big painful spots and loads of tiny whiteheads whihc sounds fine but each one leave a dry red mark so my chin has looked like it has a massive rash a lot of the time. Have also been getting a few spots on my cheeks. Went to my doc today who said don't bother with Spiro but prescribed Epiduo. Thing is I have such sensitive skin which is already red and dry I'm a bit scared to use it-I think I'll just start with every other day.
Currently using Liz Earle cleanser and moisturiser plus Aqueuos cream on dry areas.
On Sunday I ran out of Spiro, I hadn't realised that I didn't have another packet. So it's been a few days without any - all I've been taking is my vitamin e supplement. It's been my week off my contraceptive pill.
I've been using my Simple cleanser and the Simple Oil control lotion on my forehead and nose but have had to use much more nourishing creams on my chin as it has been really dry for a couple of weeks.
Chin - clear, couple of healing red marks from the breakout 2 weeks or so ago.There is a very small slightly painful lump but it's much smaller than any previous cysts so I'm not too worried about it.
Forehead - bit red and itchy but not spotty. C
Nose - about 10 tiny spots that have popped by themselves, so now there are lots of small red marks. Weird as I never normally get spots on my nose.
Cheek - on my left cheek near my nose there is a small spot.
I really want to use Liz Earle products and have them at home ready to use. They are natural and use plants/essential oils/etc. From today I plan to:
drink more water
eat less chocolate
buy some zinc and evening primrose oil tablets as I've run out
use rosehip oil on the red marks to aid healing
put sudocrem on my nose overnight until it starts clearing
If I start getting cysts I'll see the doc for more spiro but at the moment I want to see what will happen when I'm not on it, as it would be nice not to have to take it forever.
I'm going to give this plan 2 weeks and see. Maybe I'll have to go back to my old regime of dermalogica - but I find that my skin usually gets immune to the effects of dermalogica products.
Chin has been suffering from loads of small spots since February - at first I thought it was down to stress from exams I was taking but now the exams are over it still hasn't got much better. Really annoyed.
Skin was totally clear for the wedding and honeymoon but now (End of Jan) I have the first cyst on my chin since starting Spiro. Granted I have been eating crap and the weather isn't good so I blame that really.
This week I plan to exfoliate more and drink more water.
As a one off though I shouldn't complain.