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Acne Week #1

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

pixielittle

pixielittle

07/20/2013

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