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Fed Up With My Acne

MsDani

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This is my first day on Acne.org. I'm going to start off by introducing myself & giving insight on my acne journey.

I am in my early 20s. African American woman. I have dry/acne prone skin. I would classify my acne as moderate.

I have suffered with acne since I was 15. I never broke out at all up until that point. I am not sure what triggered it but I'm assuming it was puberty. Over the years, my acne has come in gone but for the most part, it has come. I would be clear for a month and then break out for 3. Everyone in my immediate family suffers from some form of acne (mild to severe). I believe my acne is more genetic then it is anything. I did notice when I was on birth control my skin was healthier so I am currently considering getting back on.

2013 & this year has so far been my worst year of skin. I graduated last year & for some reason I noticed a DRAMATIC change in how bad my skin looked post college. I'm not sure if it's the stress or what.

I started Epiduo around August/September last year. I had been on Epiduo before when I was about 18 & it helped me A LOT. This time around, it isn't really doing much. At first I did notice a change about 3 months post treatment, but it didn't last long.

Right now I feel my skin is at one of the worse it's been in YEARS! It has really put a damper on my self esteem. I feel my skin looks disgusting most days. I am ALWAYS looking at my skin & being self conscious about it. It's one of the main things I think about now. It has gotten really bad & it consumes everything I do daily. I can't help but to think about how bad my skin looks when I go out. Some days I don't even go anywhere because of my skin.

I am simply fed up with my acne!!!

Right now my regimen includes:

(1) Wash with Cuticura soap (day/night)

(2) Apply pea-sized amount of epiduo (day/night)

(3) Wash with Panoxly day wash (once/twice a week)

(4) Wash with Panoxly foaming wash (night...once/twice a week)

--I've been doing this for about 2 weeks now

Today I purchased the Acne.org starter kit. Whenever it comes, I will be updating you on my week-to-week progress.

If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to share them here!

All negative comments will be blocked =)



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Oh my god, you need an antibiotic. Acne is tearing your face up. Get back to the dermatologist ASAP and ask for amoxicillin or cephalexin. You may also benefit from topical clindamycin. If those don't strike you as viable try accutane but you need medical treatment right away.

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