I've noticed sebum/bacteria plugs being pushed out of the pores on my face. The skin peeling on my chest has calmed down, and although my face is still peel-tastic (especially on and around my nose, my chin, and my cheeks) I've found that the new cleanser and wash is really helping with that. The skin on my back and chest has become really itchy, and I find myself scratching without realising. Forgot to mention I'm still occasionally using the pHisohex wash (Dr's approv
Things are really getting into the worse-before-it gets-better-stage, as my chest acne goes from being a small rash-like patch below my collar bone (about 10 to 15% coverage), to spreading in all directions and down between my breasts. My face, which went from having one or two spots; and my back, which was clear, suddenly decide they want in on the fun and explode with infections*. I'm cursing my skin, the Epiduo for burning my face off, and the world.
So after a wee
Week Zero - Background info
Excuse me in advance for any melodrama, haha. I would say my acne is moderate although it feels pretty severe to me since I've gone from clear skin to acne-tastic in under 6s I know my acne is by no means the worst, and in fact it's probably par-for-the-course for this forum. I have the normal white and blackheads, as well as papules, pustules and a few nodules, which all came up in about two to three weeks. I'm adding photos to my gallery to try and visually tra
I've decided to keep this blog for my own personal records, and on the off chance it helps anyone else. I'm not sure how diligent I'll be at maintaining it, but we'll see!
I'm a 26 year old female that has never had a problem with acne before, and only experienced mild breakouts during my teenage years onwards (although I used to think two pimples constituted a massive breakout, haha). This past year has been severely traumatic for me, and although I thought I was coping