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Day 20

So...this isn't going to be the peppiest entry in the world due to my discouragement at the moment. I know I'm not even close to the 3 month marker yet, but I guess I foolishly hoped that I would be pretty far along three weeks in, far enough along to be comfortable looking at my face in the mirror in full light again. No dice. I know my skin is improving, but I can't seem to help feeling horribly disfigured, ugly, unwanted, etc. because I'm not yet where I want to be. Ughhhh. The good:

Day 12

Not much to update on today, but it's nearly *that* time of the month and I want to make sure I get something on here describing how my treatment is working while my hormones are going nuts. The good: Thankfully, my skin is keeping its new smooth, even texture even though I'm grappling with PMS. I was worried I'd see a reversion to the bumpy/oily/gross mess it was before. No moderate to severe discoloration anywhere...still. My skin looks a bit more flushed than usual when I have

Day 8

DAY EIGHT I've needed to modify my skin care routine to suit my treatment. Instead of using aloe vera gel/jojoba oil as a moisturizer, I'm now using CeraVe AM and PM exclusively. CeraVe seems to be a lot more nourishing to my parched, peeling skin than the gel/oil combination, and I seem to be tolerating it well (no additional outbreaks since making the switch so far). I also forgot to mention in my original post that I take 50mg and something like 1000mg of fish oil a day - I don't actually

Day 4 - hello, peeling!

DAY FOUR From now on, I'll probably be providing updates in a bullet point format. For some reason, that's a lot easier for me to do than full, coherent paragraphs. Please feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions! The good: My skin does feel noticeably smoother since I started treatment last Friday. I obviously still have active lesions and clogged pores, but the general texture of my skin is no longer bumpy and gross all over the place. I usually get at le

Day 1 - initial reaction

As this is my first time ever using prescription treatment for my mild/moderate acne, I thought it would be a good idea to document progress for myself and anyone else who may be interested. Some background information about me:   24 year old white female residing in the Midwest Acne sufferer for 13-14 years - primarily open and closed comedones with some pustules and even cysts occasionally Oily skin that's recently been drying out, not sure if this is the BCP, diet change,
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