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almost a year

so, haven't posted in a while. my skin is the best it's been for about 6 years and it's winter!! I always break out loads in winter but with the help of a retinoid they have been few and far between, and cleared up easily. I have a clear forehead with a few tiny bumpy, the texture of the skin is slightly bumpy but it's probably scarring from old breakouts.  My cheeks are so clear, a few black head type bumps near my mouth on one cheek but the other is clear. Still abit of scarring but nothing

mikklen

mikklen

01/11/17

 

Closed comedones

My cheeks are clear! Entirely! So happy about that, as it was my main problem area with lots of inflamed acne. Although they are very dry I do not care as they are finally clear. My chin has been breaking out, the closed comedones present there when I first started applying isotrex may have finally come to the surface?  My life long spotty forehead however is still ugly and covered in closed comedones. It's dry and slightly itchy, with no real reduction in the size of the bumps. Apparently c

mikklen

mikklen

06/09/16

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06/09/16

 

Other Factors

So I've attached a picture depicting how flat my outer cheeks look after using isotrex for around a month and a half now. My forehead, t zone and chin are all bumpy still however. But my skin IS improving.  I've been using nip fab glycolic cleanser for a few weeks too, which is fabulous and apparently good for closed comedones as it contains just 2% glycolic acid.  However - I always see improvements around this time of year. My thoughts are either this is due to the weather change, as tempe

mikklen

mikklen

05/30/16

 

WEEK 6

So on Thursday I will have been applying isotrex for 6 weeks.  Firstly, I've had a couple of compliments like 'Your skins looking good!' this week, as we all know this is bitter sweet, an acne sufferer can never accept that compliment. In my head i just think 'does it really though? would you be happy with this skin? do you see anyone else around here with a face that looks dirty?', as ungrateful and self absorbed that is. Anyway, I can say my skin is looking a lot better than last week, one o

mikklen

mikklen

05/25/16

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05/30/16

 

1 MONTH

UPDATE WEEK 4!  POSITIVE NEWS! So in the last week, I have seen slight differences in the condition of my skin. Arguably, it is too quick to judge whether this is due to the isotrex or another factor such as improving weather possibly? However, the most stubborn patch of acne on my cheek which had been persistent for around 3 months has flattened! Redness remains and has possibly worsened but I see this as positive, as cysts are no longer as inflamed, they are closer to just being scars or post

mikklen

mikklen

05/13/16

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05/17/16

 

First few weeks

So, I am 17 years old and have had acne of some form for 6 years. I have tried mostly everything apart from accutane, ranging from holistic methods, dietary changes, birth control, antibiotics and topical treatments. A couple of weeks ago I went to see the deem and was prescribed isotrex gel, a topical form of accutane. My acne is on the mild side of moderate. I frequently get inflamed cysts on my cheeks which scar, have closed comedones in the centre of my face and all over my forehead. I'm hal

mikklen

mikklen

05/06/16

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