I've been through a lot of ups and downs the past few weeks. Things were getting better, and then suddenly I had a lot of new cysts form. I have to say, I am much less inflamed now and I feel like I am making progress. My face is still terrible, but I really do feel like things are moving in the right direction.
I have about 4 huge cysts on my cheeks that are taking forever to go away. They are in the worst spots too-- really visible and impossible to cover with makeup. They are finally
I started working a new job last week and have been very stressed. The acne seemed to be getting better for awhile, but I went out drinking a few nights ago and woke up with some more cysts Some days I feel like I'm on the right track, and then other days I feel like it's getting so much worse.
I've been wearing much more make-up than I usually do this past week and I'm sure that's not helping anything. But I have to wear makeup at work! Arg.
I started washing my face with Jojoba oi
Lately I've been reading a ton about western dermatology vs. eastern remedies for acne. I have gone to skin doctors since my teens, and I don't trust them. I don't trust them because I always know what they are going to say and what they are going to put me on. If I have an outbreak, it's always topicals and antibiotics. Or antibiotics with spironolactone. My acne always comes back! Isn't this a sign that these medications only work short-term for me. Worse is that it is a known fact that
I started taking only 1 antibiotic pill a day instead of 2. Still on Spironolactone.
I just bought some Jojoba oil online that I'm very excited about. Apparently it really helps with scars, and it can be used as a cleanser and moisturizer. It was very hard to find the recommended kind of Jojoba in a store. There are a few brands of organic and unrefined Jojoba, but it took me a while to find online. I better love this stuff- it's expensive!
I also purchased new make-up, which definite
My active pimples are healing a bit. I did develop a few more on my chin. Yesterday I decided to take 1 pill a day of antibiotics instead of two. I'll give that a week and if things don't get worse, I'll go off of the antibiotics completely.
I've read a lot about jojoba oil and tea tree oil. Apparently jojoba is a good cleanser, and tea tree is a great antibacterial. Has anybody had luck with these? Some people swear by them. Does anybody know if you can use them together? Cleanse wit
I am currently taking:
Spironolactone, 50 MG twice a day
Trimethoprim 100 MG twice a day
Gianvi (Yaz generic) birth control pills
Aczone in the morning
Ziana at night
I wash my face with Cetaphil and I have an oil-free moisturizer made by Purpose. Just noticed that it's not noncomedogenic, so I will probably switch back to my Aveeno or Cetaphil moisturizer.
My goal is to wean off of antibiotic pills this week so that I'm only taking Spironolactone and Birth Control pil
When I was 19, I had a terrible breakout unlike anything I ever had before. Sure, I had the normal teenage acne- occasional zits that were cured with topicals. But this was different. I had huge cysts around my chin and lower cheeks and they just kept getting worse and worse in a very short period of time. After going on an antibiotic pill that did not end up working, the doctors resorted to Accutane. My sophomore year of college on Accutane was the most mentally challenging year of my life