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Week 9 (Month 2)

Nothing exciting to report, I honestly think my face looks the same. Had a few new breakouts (getting more on the left side of my face) and at this point I’ve accepted them, they don’t seem to stopping so that sucks. It is my first day of the upped dosage of the Spiro, that my last ditch effort before starting Accutane in a month. Looked in my bathroom mirror the other day with makeup on and it was bad. Acne is getting old and I am very frustrated these two medications are not helping me.

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

08/19/16

 

Week 8

a new active pimple came up this morning so that was a major bummer, awful cyst from a few weeks ago is still healing (SUPER slow I might add) but right above it got 3 new pimples (waaaaay more manageable than that terrible cyst I had but still looks pretty shitty), cheek patch is in full stage of purging (such a bummer cause it had really shrunk a couple of weeks ago). It is pretty red and sore. One week away from two months of treatment. All and all everything still sucks but still have a litt

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

08/12/16

 

Week 8

a new active pimple came up this morning so that was a major bummer, awful cyst from a few weeks ago is still healing (SUPER slow I might add) but right above it got 3 new pimples (waaaaay more manageable than that terrible cyst I had but still looks pretty shitty), cheek patch is in full stage of purging (such a bummer cause it had really shrunk a couple of weeks ago). It is pretty red and sore. One week away from two months of treatment. All and all everything still sucks but still have a litt

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

08/12/16

 

Week 7

Well another week has gone by and still very frustrated. Haven’t seen much improvement at all (a little improvement in the texture) I went to my OB/GYN to have my hormones tested because something felt off and in fact my androgen levels were high (but no PCOS??)  so I am definitely on the right medication (Spironolactone) to help lower those and hopefully that will help my hormonal acne. Just makes me wonder why my derm didn’t do a blood test to confirm this was a hormone problem?! That

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

08/05/16

 

Week 6

Alright well this week ended on an okay note. Nothing too exciting to report, I have like 4 little whiteheads (they all appeared this morning boooo) and a cluster of like 3 cysts, that is pretty painful. I've been dealing with them for like 5 days now and they don't seem to be getting any better (veeerrry weird). Little hormonal acne bumps seems to be shrinking and skin seems to be smoother. Just trying to keep my head up and remember that clear skin is a race not a sprint.

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

07/30/16

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08/06/16

 

Skincare Regiment

So I wanted to do an entry with a more complete list of my skincare regiment.   AM: Cetaphil gentle facial cleanser (LOVE this product) Cetaphil moisturizing cream (only use a little as it is very thick- a little goes a long way!) OR Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 (I only wear this if I know I am going to be spending a lot of time outside) ***since the Epiduo is very drying I want to properly moisturize my skin to keep it from peelin

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

07/24/16

 

Week 5

Well I'm through five full weeks, currently ending this week on an up but I would've loved to see more improvement at this point in the process than I have. Now don't get me wrong, I have noticed a lot of improvement but I am still a long way off from where I want to be. My skin is definitely smoother and my active zits seems to be coming in considerably smaller and I think the small bumps of hormonal acne I have are also shrinking so yes all good things. BUT I have noticed an increase of little

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

07/23/16

 

Week 4 (One Month)

Ugghhhhhh it has been a long week. The farther I get into this process the longer the weeks get! The week started off good---I was on a major up----the little whiteheads on my cheeks seemed to be smoothing out and I had no active pimples! My makeup looked so even and my skin was smooth (or so I thought). It was awesome and I was beginning to feel confident in this process but then I hit a down (I feel like I go through the same up and down process every week). Mid-week different lighteni

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

07/16/16

 

Week 3

Alrighty, so I am one day away from 3 weeks! Everything I read says this is when things could get bad so fingers crossed they don't get any worse. It has been another week of ups and down skin wise. I have like 7 active zits (all whiteheads) and I can tell more and more stuff is coming to the surface and most of them appeared today. This has to be because of the Epiduo because they are only in places it is applied. I also felt two monster zits forming under the surface, they were sore and filled

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

07/07/16

 

Week 2

Week 2 had some ups and downs for me. At the beginning of the week I was breaking out bad, I don't know if it had to do with the medications or some other factor but it was not pretty and then for some reason in the middle of the week I started to see some improvements in my skin, the texture was a lot better, not as bumpy, a huge decrease in the numbers of pimples. I still had a bunch under the surface (clogged pores=whiteheads) but things were looking better. My mother (who wouldn't say it if

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

07/01/16

 

Week 1

So I have been doing using my new skin regiment for a week now. I forgot to mention that I wash with Cetaphil’s Gentle Cleanser then apply the Epiduo and then wait about 5 minutes and apply moisturizer. As for any changes go my skin has not started to dry out much at all. Nothing the Cetaphil doesn’t help. I find this so weird because the first time I used this product I began to dry out after about 4 uses. I also haven’t experienced any burning or itching that others report. Unf

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

06/25/16

 

Background

So a little background, I have had acne since I was 15 (I am 19 now) up until a few months ago my acne was very mild, I didn't really think much of it and it didn't bother me. I did try chemical peels when I was 15 and they were okay and the antibiotic doxycycline when I was 18.  Now my acne would be considered moderate. On a good day I have various under the surface clogged pores which according to my dermatologist they are whiteheads, 2 red active zits (always on my the right side of my face n

WreckEm123

WreckEm123

06/25/16

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