I went to my new dermatologist today. I really liked him. I am going to take some Doxy which I have done before but he took care of my cystic issues on the spot. This evening just a few hours later things look more even. I will keep everyone posts. I am not sure what cream I am gettin as it is out of stock. But stayed tuned. I was very pleased.
I remembered why I had issues with vitamins and meds. I have the zinc and fish oil and it's tough to keep them down. The same goes for prescription meds I have had. Though I know you are supposed to take them with food I wonder if there was any tricks. I can't walking around feeling icky trying to hold them down.
It will take me awhile long to compile what I have done so I thought it would be easier to tell you what I am doing. My skin is broke out really bad right now, and has been for awhile. So I think with the holidays passed I shall detox my food though. I have this product called Vivo Per Lei Dead Sea Minerals facial peeling. I like it because it rubs off the dead outer cells and I did it for 3 days (I don't like to do it in one sitting), with 1 day break in between. I like the Cetaphil moisturizer, because unlike a lot of people I actually have dry skin and have to fight to stay hydrated and it has not seemed to make my condition any worse. Today I got in the mail a 20% salicylic acid peel. But I am kind of nervous about using it. While some do not report any problems it can burn your skin if you are not careful. And two your skin will likely shed for say a week or so and I have to be okay with shedding. Normally I am a good trooper about shedding though. I may wait until after talking to the doc before using it. I am not using anything regular, just a cleanser and toner by neutrogena. Honestly that is about it, everything is a random use and dab right now which may be why I am looking for some more direction.
I was that annoying kid with the beautiful skin everyone wanted to touch. People would obsess over wanting my skin regimen. My regimen was a bar of Dove soap and occasional dab of toothpaste in an emergency and I miss those days.
I guess I have had adult acne since I was 21, so for 13 years. It started out as a few pimples here and there and then it got worse. At any given time my face may have a horrid "beard" of acne and last year my neck joined in. Especially around my jaw line.
Like anyone else here I have done my fair share of research and would probably cut off my right arm to have clear skin again. But the funny thing is that I steer clear from procedures that range in the $1,000's simply because nothing comes with a guarantee.The amounts of medications, washes, creams, and kits I have tried is mind boggling. So next month I am going to see my third dermatologist after having given up for awhile.