Day 1 of Azelex
Day 2 of Menstrual Cycle
I have made a decision: I am going to switch to the Azalaic Acid, specifically Azalex. I am tired of the complexities of BP, and worrying about getting it on my clothes/sheet/son. And BP is not considered very safe for pregnancy or breastfeeding, so I think, with Crystal_Willow's encouragement (thanks so much!) I'm going to make the switch to Azalex. I can't foresee doing the BP routine long term. It's too harsh and too time-consuming.
I still have new bumps popping up on my chin, possibly from using glycerin and water as a moisturizer. With the Azalex I shouldn't need as much moisturizer, and maybe the regimen moisturizer will work for me.
I'm quite nervous about this - I tried Finnacea a few months ago, and had a few cystic bumps pop up, which lead me to quit the Finnacea and switch to BP. But since I'm still having cystic stuff pop up during that time of the month, I'd rather be on Finnacea or Azelex, since they're so much less harsh.
Between Azelex and Finnacea, I think I like Azelex better for my face. It worked for me years ago and didn't cause any irritation. I felt like the Finnacea was more irritating.
I will keep updating this blog with my progress. Thanks to Crystal_Willow's Azelaic Acvid log, I'm going to give it more time to work. And the encouraging thing is that even if I get pregnant, I can keep using Azelex without any worry.
So in short, I'm glad I made the decision. I've been dreading the whole BP routine every morning and evening, and hating the dryness that went along with it.