Well I've been back on the aha and 2.5% combo for the last few weeks and my skins been clearing up to the point that I had a few pimples and scars which were barely visible went to look in the mirror for a wash and my 'tzone' has gone ballistic not happy I had a big social weekend planned and was feeling comfortable and confident at work again.
I still have a night out planned just going to avoid being stand off-ish my usual problem when I perceive that my skin is playing up.
Acne as usual has provided the bullet to shoot my confidence down cleansed moisturised and carried out the routine will have to see if it calms down in the morning gutted, oh and I've just paid £23 quid to get dans regime package out of customs bringing the cost to approximately £100. Gutted on both counts
Well I was all prepped to come on here a declare my acne clearing up but after a Five AM start, wash and regime at 5.30 -6am and full working day ending at 6pm including four hours driving and crappy food for lunch I've had a white head on my nose and four pimples appear in my 'tzone' this evening!
I was feeling tired but confident that my skin was getting back into its old routine obviously I was wrong I've ignored it most of the day which is a good thing and showed my confidence was back a little. However I got in knowing that I had a long day and after a bit of chilling out went to wash my face at 9.30 and was treated to the above amidst my fading marks from the last few weeks, had I been more concerned I would come in at six and immediately washed to try and keep the 12 hour gap.
My relaxed weekend and careful regime has meant that my skin has been fine over the Friday Saturday Sunday. I've now pierced the whitehead with a sterilised needle, cleaned it and my face and carried out the regime and added a little bit of spot clearing stuff to the four culprits.
Annoyed at this as it was getting better hopefully tomorrow these will be fading with out anymore, tomorrow I'll get some fruit and veg and steer clear of crap food for the week see if that helps I've a friends party this weekend and a very important family do the weekend after that so hopefully some clear skin.
So day four of moving from quioderm 5% to back to panoxyl 2.5% and my skin is going back to normal it's not breaking out bar a few tiny pimples on my nose which are already fading and my skin doesn't feel as harshly treated.
Hopefully Dan's gel is as effective as the panoxyl as its what I'm bargaining on and fingers crossed I've got my skin back under control though it will be a week or two before its clear if it stays like this.
I'm convinced that the quinderm cream caused greasy patches around my nose and forehead and the dryness caused by the severe 5% gel caused my chin to dry too much and break out.
Used the aha again the evening followed by lots of mosituiser and my chin is nearly cleared the rest of the damage right cheek and nose has patchy scars from the outbreaks but these are fading slowly going to be a while though.
Will see if this holds after the weekend, lot less stressed but still a little social embarrassed about the marks. Finding this blog a therapeutic way to end the day though.
Back again using the last of the panoxyl 2.5% and my skin is noticeable less greasy during the day than with the quioderm cream.
Few pimples today one on the chin and lip minor though I think this may be to over drying so adding some more moisturiser aha and panoxyl tonight.
My order from dan has shipped on 4-6 day international via ups any others had experience of delivery did you get it within a week of ordering.
After a successful year of nearly banishing acne it appears to be back the form is moderate to mild down from severe after roaccutane four years ago.
I think the main cause of the flair up was a switch from panoxyl 2.5% gel to quinoderm 5% it's made my skin irritable and unpredictable I actually switched ahead and still have a tube of in date panoxyl left so have switched to that currently using neutrogena producs oil free and spot free ha! Moisturiser and cleanser as well.
I also use Paula's choice 10% aha 2-3 times a week.
I don't shave but trim stubble back every other day.
This was working brilliantly till panoxyl jumped ship so I've order dans regime kit with Aha to see if that can bring back the results I had before.
Since using 2.5% yesterday my skin broke out in some minor pimples, whilst the big spots and scrs on the nose and cheek are still healing.
I'm 29 and when visiting he doctor was informed that I may need to see somebody about the anxiety issues acne brings (which I've booked into for the end of the month) I work in a busy industry and people skills should be 75% of my job but I've become withdrawn at work as well as socially and though acne isn't all to blame it makes me react very differently when my skin is clear.