The shitstorm that plagued my face after RE-starting antibiotics and my first salicylic acid peel is finally dying down. I have only about three "live" pimples on my face. My face is definitely improving. The picture is in better lighting in the updated photo, so it may look like my face got worse, but in reality...it has gotten tons better
PHOTO UPDATE WEEK 1
The previous pictures I have been posting are always of the left half of my face. I chose the left side for two reasons: 1) For consistency 2) Because it was the worst side in terms of acne. There are absolutely zero live pimples there in the picture provided today. All that are left are red marks or hyperpigmentation.
I plan on doing my 2nd peel in one week. However, instead of a salicylic acid peel, I think I will do a 40% glycolic acid peel to reduce my hyperpigmentation. I figured I should move on from salicylic acid because I no longer have raging acne. It has pretty much cleared up 90% due to antibiotics and the salicylic acid peel.
I have also been applying a 50/50 apple cider vinegar/water toner at night. Besides helping to lessen the milia on my forehead, I can't tell if it's helping at all with my acne. It's really hard to pinpoint what is working when you are using multiple forms of attack on those red spots!!! If somebody could give me instructions on how to post the photo directly onto the blog, that would be much appreciated!