My period is set to land in 4 days and I am seeing more activity in the days leading up to it. I haven't seen a clear pattern with when my acne is worse but I have noticed that sometimes my pre-period week is more rough as well as the week after it. My lower left side of my face by my jaw/cheek started out with teeny tiny clogs. Many of those have now turned into red bumps that visible and have a slight lumpiness to it. The area where I seem to get some of those deeper pimples is being affected again which sucks but I know I am feasible doing everything I can at this point.
I'm in a dilemma where I want to go the full six months with Differin since my face has improved but I also don't want to waste a lot of time staying with it if this is the peak of its effectiveness. My skin has got to be one of the most stubborn out there if even accutane or diet changes don't work.
My derm may suggest retin-a which I have used before but the fear is that it will irritate my skin and of course, exasperate my eczema. Even worse, I definitely don't want to go through an initial breakout worse than what happened in the first few months of Differin. So many concerns, none of which I have the answer to.
This week has been a very stressful week so maybe this is intensifying things but we'll see. I'm hoping by the end of the week I am back to my usual mini pimples versus this cluster of deep inflammation that I have going on as I will be out of town and I want to look semi decent.
I'm not going to let my acne ruin my week off or my Easter as this is a time of mourning but also the idea that there is something greater out there for us as people. Jesus died for us so that we could live free of sin, stress, worry and anything that holds us back.
Keep on keeping on my brothers and sisters.