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The Decision

After research and weighing my options, I've made my decision. I'm going to try isotretinoin. Here's the thing. I know there are crappy side effects, but I also know the benefits. As you may have read (extensively, sorry!) earlier, I have tried pretty much every other option out there. Plus I'm a fairly even-keel kinda gal and if things start getting too out of whack I can always stop. I've been getting into the habit of drinking lots of water and eating a big healthy breakfast everyda

JtotheY

JtotheY

05/18/11

 

To 'tane or not to 'tane.

That really is the big question, isn't it? In my last entry I noted how while I still had a few breakouts, I had no cysts! Woohoo! For like two days. Aaaand they're back. On on each cheek, one on each side of my jaw, and one pretty much between my eyebrows. Awesome. So here's the big (and obvious) question. Do I start isotretinoin? I go back to the derm Wednesday morning and if I decide to, it's pretty much Thundercats are Go! I've already done the initial check and been signed up

JtotheY

JtotheY

05/08/11

 

One for the ladies

Guys, be forewarned: this entry include talk of lady-time. You know what I mean. So how frustrating is it for your skin to fluctuate with your monthly cycle? It's enough to drive a girl insane! (People might call it PMS, but I think I have FAES - Freaking Acne Everywhere Syndrome) It also makes it so hard to tell if any products are working because I'm pretty sure hormones are stronger than benzoyl peroxide any day. The 4 or so days before my "lady time" it's like my skin has become a battl

JtotheY

JtotheY

05/01/11

 

Cover it up

Anyone with acne knows that the number 1 priority is clearing it up. The number 2 priority, especially with ladies, is covering it up. So what works best, what doesn't work at all? *Keep in mind that I am fair-skinned aand redness on my skin sticks out like a red button on a white sheet. My make-up concerns are that it conceal, last long, and not breakout my face further. Before my acne got out of control I would use the Neutrogena Skin Smoothing Stick to spot conceal blemishes (and w

JtotheY

JtotheY

04/16/11

 

So far, so fail.

So now that you know me a little better, I think it's appropriate to delve into the different things I have tried (from prescription to homeopathic to borderline moronic) in order to control my acne. I realize it's long, but now you can believe me what I say "I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING!!". Have you all tried any of these or other crazy "remedies"? What kind of results did you get? 1. Antibiotics (prescription). I've done several cycles on different kinds, notably doxycycline, clindomycin, and

JtotheY

JtotheY

04/14/11

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05/01/11

 

A bit of background.

Hello all! I've decided to start documenting my trials and tribulations in the quest for Clear Skin. I've spent countless hours looking up potential solutions to my acne problem and maybe, just maybe, there is someone out there going through the same thing. I hope that by writing this blog we can not only commiserate, but also offer tidbits of advice, encourage each other, and hopefully celebrate our successes! First things first. Who am I? I'm a 24 for year old female who has been d

JtotheY

JtotheY

04/10/11

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