Like the rhyming title? Anyways, here goes nothing:
ACNE (ugh, such an ugly word) status currently: mild
y'know, the usual. blackheads, a few clogged pores (which I guess could be considered whiteheads but they really haven't formed a head.. if that makes sense), etc.
It hasn't been all that bad but I doubt the clear-ish-ness won't last come school Monday.
I'm pretty sure stress is the main cause of it but I really don't fancy meditation so I'll just deal.
Um, I'm pretty new to this site so I guess I'll list out what I'm currently using:
- Doryx (Doxycycline) 150 MG ~these work like a GOD!
- cleanser: Dove soap bar
- Cetaphil daily moisturizer
- Differin (lotion) 0.1% ~obviously very mild because of the lotion aspect of it
- Duac topical gel (1% clindamycia, 5% benzoyl peroxide)
^ not so sure about the last one's percentages because the way it's labeled is pretty unclear.
I'm really hoping to go on Accutane over the summer because although I said my acne is mild, that is only CURRENTLY. I've been through hell and back with my acne for about 3 years and it's never been as good as I've wanted it to be. I also have a LOT of scarring/hyperpigmentation, nothing too serious like ice-picks, but still enough to be self conscious over (and I'm considering getting Fraxel for that). YES, I do wear makeup, and a lot of it, but it would be nice to just have good skin without having to cake on a mask just to look presentable. Did I mention that I have oily skin? OILY, as in a frickin grease-pit within an hour of wearing makeup. Sucks balls but hello?! Accutane will solve that. Or at least I'm hoping it will. Once I get it... hopefully soon. Ugh. /rant over
Diet status: pretty poor, but hey. it's holiday break. sue me.
Aaand, I guess this is about it. I'll update in probably a week, maybe before that if there's anything to report.