I'm on the right. That's my daughter on the left. She has amazing skin thanks to BCP. This was taken in July, but my skin looks the same.
Still liking my skin a lot. I get the occassional blemish, but have not had any cysts or nodules. Sometimes I get lazy and forgetful, straying from my skin cleansing regimen. When that happens my skin is all too quick to remind me with clogged pores, but if I'm faithful then my skin is happy.
I'm not experiencing any long term after effects from the drug. I'm very sorry some people do.
The only skin issues I'm having now are not acne or scar related. Actually, I don't even notice my scars anymore (oh, they're still there!) and they are not a distraction to the opposite sex. Unfortunately, I'm now dealing with melasma on my chin, upper lip, and apples of both cheeks. It's minimal and easy covered with makeup, but still, argh! I tried some skin bleaching cream for 3 months. Didn't do a darned thing! I don't have the money to visit a derm at the moment and it's not so bad that it's harming my self esteem, so all is good.
That's it! Nothing else to report.
I've run out of Retin-a Micro and don't have any more refills. I can afford to buy a new prescription, but coupled with the co-pay of seeing the dermatologist is too much so I ordered Green Cream level 6. I think next time I'll order level 9. So far it has worked well. There haven't been any breakouts. My skin is still relatively blemish free except for the occassional chin pimple once a month. I'm so very pleased and hope this lasts.
Caution is still key. I'm still using Dan's AHA+ and cleanser. The AHA rocks.
Skin is still wonderful! I love it. I do get a couple of little pimples around my mouth/chin area before my menstrual cycle, but other than that the activity is nill.
I'm still using Retin-a Micro 0.04% on a nightly basis and Dan's AHA+ a couple of times a week.