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Benzoyl Peroxide, Accutane, Retin-A. Gah.



Hello my lovelies, smile.png

So I had to go to the dermatologist to get a giant mole removed...

And while I was there I talked to him about my acne.

He immediately recommended that I start accutane, unless I want to keep breaking out until I'm 50 like my mother.

I'm a bit traumatized by all the things I've seen about accutane online, so I'm very hesitant.

So while I consider it he prescribed retin-A micro 0.04%.

I've only used it a few days and so far I've had zero dryness, zero redness, zero irritation.

I'm a little concerned because I feel like it should be doing SOMETHING.

I've continued to use benzoyl peroxide in the mornings because I can't really see a reason not to. The pharmacist said it should be fine so long as my skin doesn't get too irritated...well so far my skin's actually way more soothed than normal. We'll see. It's still super early stages of treatment.

I hope this helps clear out the rest of my pimples. My acne has been mild for many months now, but I'd just love it if it would just go away for good. I guess I need accutane for that to happen.

Anyway, I'll keep you updated. Benzoyl peroxide is good. Very good. But I don't want to rely on it for the rest of my life.

Gah. Acne. You stress me out.


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