Hello lovelies, So I've suffered with acne for about four years now and after countless treatments, this is how my face stands: I have spots/acne on my chin, lower cheeks and jawline, with the odd few on my forehead I have considerably bad acne scars on my chin and cheeks I have slightly enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks I have blackheads on my nose, although not too severe
I've recently found myself feeling really down because of my skin, and treatments that I'd been using had stopped working.
I was originally on Zindaclin Gel (which contains clyndamycin) and the Dianette contraceptive pill. Together, they worked to really help clear my skin which at the time, was really severe. I then unfortunately started to have really bad mood swings on the Dianette, so swapped to the Yasmin pill, which I am still on. Still using the Zindaclin gel, I realised that the main problem was the scarring now that the acne had cleared up well; My skin just wasn't in the best condition. Being refused a referral to see a dermatologist, I was put on Retin-A gel 0.01%. I used that for a year, and while it did help the condition of certain areas, I didn't use it thoroughly enough... Mainly because of how sensitive/dry it made my skin.
So after a recent trip to the Doctor's, I am now trialling: Yasmin contraceptive pill Isotrex gel 0.05% (contains accutane) Doxycycline 50mg (once daily) I plan on keeping an update of how these treatments go, including cleansers/moisturisers/make-up... Hopefully a review of different things could also help someone else who feels really down about their skin. - PixieLittle x