Hi there. Before I start this blog, just a quick introduction.
I am 21 years old Asian female.
After seeing my doc to find a solution for minor scarring on my cheeks, she prescribed me with Stieva-A 0.025% and Eryacne 2%.
She instructed me to use Stieva-A twice daily for a week, and then only at night after the first week, and Eryacne twice a day. She also told me not to moisturise as it will clog my pores. She explained to me that Stieva-A will open up my pimples and unclog my pores. The peeling effect will reduce my scarring. The Eryacne is an antibiotic which will reduce the pimple size or something, something, something *Homer Simpson moment*.
Six years ago, I was prescribed with Retin-A and Duac which worked wonderfully after 3 dreadful months. The amazing effects lasted for a good 2-3 years but I didn't know I had to continually use this! After that, my skin remained clear with a break out here and there during TOTM / exam time etc.
I tried to use Rose Hip Oil by Sukin AND Trilogy but they had no effects and actually made my pimples leave dark spots. I often used Benzac AC Gel 10% (contains benzoyl peroxide) as an over-the-counter alternative for Duac which worked OK and also OXY 10 which wasn't that great tbh.