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1 Month Update (Approx.)



If you haven't read my previous post, I'd invite you to do so. It's short, but it has the information on the percentage of the medications that I am on.

I'll list them here anyways:

Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion 1%

Trentinoin .05%

( I apologize for any misspellings!)

Let's see....where to start!

I've noticed that I break out every other week. It's really strange- I'll be clear for a week and then BAM! The next week I have 3-4 zits. They go away quickly which is nice, and the red marks that I have on my skin aren't as noticeable anymore. I've also noticed my skin is DRY. I mean....shoot, its really dry! I wait 20-30 minutes before applying my tretinoin and my skin is extremely dry before applying. I've been switching facial cleansers often- I was using the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit, and tonight I switched to the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Cleanser (not sure of the actual name). The only other item I use is a moisturizer- Neutrogena Oil Free with spf 15. Any suggestions? Is the dryness due to my facial cleanser?

The trentinoin is only used at night and the Clindamycin is only used in the morning. I think it works better for my skin, and my doctor never told me to do otherwise.

So,yeah! Thats all I have for today. I'm not giving up hope, because I feel a lot better about my skin. I used to really have my skin, and I started to really have myself. Acne is horrible, and I have a VERY moderate case. I get a lot of blackheads (who doesn't?!?!) and I only really get acne pustules. My main issue is my scarring, and that's why I decided to get medication.

Please post any suggestions, I would love to hear them!

PS- I've tried the Cetaphil cleanser and I HATE IT! I can't stand the feeling- like someone just poured lard on my face. Yuck!

1 Comment

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit, this one can surely cause severe dryness...I have used this product for only a week and then I shifted to Neutrogena soap...Salylic acid is too strong...I think retin-a is like that...it can clear but it is continuing to purge all clogged pores even the developing ones so every week youll get zit..thats what is happening to me..lets just keep our fingers crossed...

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