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My progress with Retin A and zinc pm + duac and doxycycline am

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ok so nothing seems to be working!!!

Currently im on duac, doxy, retinA and zinc and my skin is still horrible!! I have white heads, nodules and scarring everywhere!! im thinking of going to the Dr tommorrow and sking to be put on hormal therapy!! and also trying azelaic acid!!!!when will this nighmare end??

flower_child

flower_child

07/24/2011

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07/24/2011

 

over 2 and a half months now

ok so my skin still has pimples, the breakout is still here but now theres another evil villian and thats scarring!! In the begining i just had pimples but now i've got pimples and scarring and its really depressing!! shouldn't the medicine started working by now?? I have good news however, its not all gloom and doom!! i just got engaged!!! however i hate that i always have had to wear heavy foundation around my partner, i would love to see him one day and just have no foundation on but just my natural skin and feel comfortable with it. We have our engagement party in 2 weeks and i would do anything for clear skin!! When will this ugly monster finally disappear??

flower_child

flower_child

07/16/2011

 

new programme

This is my new programme i started yesterday: Morning: Wash face with cataphil face wash Apply body shop tea tree oil to my pimples Let dry Apply cetaphil moisturiser to dry areas Apply shesido foundation Take doxycycline tablet Night: Wash face with cataphil face wash Apply Retin-A all over face Let dry Apply cetaphil moisturiser to dry areas Take Zinc tablets (75mg) Hope i it works!!! By the way i have been on a retinoid cream for 2 and a half months!! The new additions are the tea tree oil, doxycycline and zinc tablets!! and i switched the duac for the tea tree!! so hopefully now i will see some improvemnt!!

flower_child

flower_child

07/01/2011

 

Switching the differin for retin A and using tea tree oil instead of duac!!

Hey Guys So i started using the retin A cream about a week ago, alternating every night between retin A and differin and i have broken out even worse!! The Duac is still really irritating my skin so i have switched to tea tree oil which so far hasn't done much!! it does smell nice and my skin feels normal after it. From tonight im going to start using just retin A and trial it for 3 months and see how it goes!! Hopefully the breakout will die down!! I have noticed that the small areas with no breakouts are a lot more smoother and glowing!! hopefully there will be more non-acne areas on my face!! im going to stick it out since i have already started!! i really want isotretinin however im getting laser hair removal done on my face so i have to wait 6-7 months before i can take it

flower_child

flower_child

06/28/2011

 

My 2 months anniversay with differin!!

Ok so its been 2 months of me using differin and my skin hasnt improved but rather gotten worse....how much junk is getting out of my skin? My dr told me to try retin-A as it's stronger but i'm a bit scared to start it but it think i might try some tonight and alternate it every 2-3 nights with differin and then slowly increase it...fingers crossed!! ive only got a little bit of differin left so this should work!!

flower_child

flower_child

06/17/2011

 

Wish i could fast forward to the future of me with clear skin!!

Ok so my skin has gotten soo bad now that im on differin that 2 of my coworkers mentioned about my skin. One said and later on another one says and i just wanted to put a bag over my face and walk around like that the rest of the day As if i didn't relise i had skin problems, people feel they must point it out!!! Im so tempted to stop using it!!

flower_child

flower_child

05/31/2011

 

Go away acne!!!

Ok so i think i jinxed myself because i woke up this morning and i have 15 new pimples on my face!! So i just put some duac all over my face now before bed to help bring the pimples down but it's burning my face and making it REALLY itchy so i might wash it off. It've been doing that for the last few weeks because my skin go's red and itchy after the duac. Im thinking i might use differin every 2nd morning and duac everynight then maybe my skin will be able to adjust better....because after i apply the duac my skin looks smoother and the acne seems better but after i put on the differin the pimples seem to just keep popping up!! Acne go away please!! i don't want you!!!

flower_child

flower_child

05/30/2011

 

Happy acne going down

Ok so i woke up this morning and OMG the first time in 2 months my acne seems to have gone down a little, like no new pimples!! everyday i wake up and find 5 new pimples but today it was exactly the same as before!! I never thought i would be happy with that but im over the moon right now!! Maybe there is a light at the end of this tunnel? hope i don't jinx myself and wake up with 10 new pimples 2moro!! Im gna go 2 more weeks with differin but if i see no improvement im switching to retin A!!

flower_child

flower_child

05/29/2011

 

30 days of Differin

Ok so im on 30 days of differin now and about 1 week ago i went to see my Dr about my initial break out as my skin has gone 10 times worse!! he gave me a prescription for duac (to calm everything down) and retin A which i have been told to switch too as he said it's stronger and will work faster but im so scared of switching and adding another 1-2 months on top of my initial breakout period!! Anyone been through this?? i HATEE leaving the house and seeing people because my skin has gone from mild to severe

flower_child

flower_child

05/28/2011

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