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First Dermatologist Appointment!



Tomorrow is my first appointment with a dermatologist... I'm feeling both excited and nervous...

For the past few months my skin has been a wreck!! I'm almost 18. and before this I had such nice skin... I broke out sometimes, but not enough for it to really affect how I feel. My acne isn't severe, but it's enough to really bother me. I have at least 5 pimples at a time... I currently have about 8 on my face, and they are all bright red.

I can usually cover everything really well with makeup, but I like being able to not have makeup on to feel pretty. Especially around my boyfriend. Hey keeps telling me my acne "Isn't that bad" and that he doesn't care about it, and thinks I'm still beautiful, but it's just hard to believe he could really feel that way. I never feel beautiful anymore. I don't even like to go into public anymore for fear that my spots will show. I avoid being seen by people as much as I can. I miss the way I used to feel about myself..

I've tried so hard to maintain clear skin... I eat healthy, keep my face clean (Not too clean), drink tons of water, wash my makeup brushes after every use... I just wished it would stop.

For the past month I've tried proactiv... didn't work at all for me... I do like the refining mask a little though.

I've been doing some research on products to discuss with my doctor tomorrow. I'm pretty interested in Doxycycline and Epiduo, I've heard a lot of good feed back and I think it may be worth a shot. I've also been a little interested in trying out Retin-a, but I'm actually a bit scared of having that really bad first inital break out, but I guess it could be worht it in the long run.

I would love to know someones opinion on these products, or maybe suggestions for other products?

I would also love to know how anyone who sufferes with acne can keep their confidence and be comfortable around others?

- Lyns


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