So, my skin is getting better and better. I feel like I am jinxing myself by saying this but I have to share. So I stopped the Acne cure program because my skin cleared up and it is a bit of a hassle of icing and drying your face out with BP. I use BP once or twice a week as a spot treatment right now. I have not gotten any deep sore pimples for awhile and that is a blessing in itself. I went to the dermatologist this month and for the first time he did not have to inject anything! I have two small spots and I didnt trust that he did not have to inject - he extracted them and that was it! I feel my skin returning back to health like it was in 2004 to 2010 - smooth, clear,
I have been using Neostrata - Level 2, 8% Gylcolic as my moisturizer for day and evening. The day moisturizer only has SPF 15 which is not good enough if I am outside all day so I am looking for a cream with SPF 30 or higher. I usually use SPF 50 in the summer - I am going to NYC next month and I am going to visit Pratima skincare and try their SPF cream as recommended by an acne.org reader.
Anyways, I will be checking in periodically - I started breaking out in March 2011 and after a round of Tane and loads of treatment options I am just getting better now. Luckily I have no scarring since I NEVER pick just hyperpigmentation which I am treating with AHA, Obagi and I will start up my microdermabrasion treatments again.
For those of you out there please keep fighting the good fight! Acne is not forever but you can control it when you have it.