Almost to the 4 months mark so very excited by that. I go see my derm tomorrow so I will probably edit this post but until then.....on to the update.
This has been a week of super inflamed acne....yikes!
One large one on my forehead. The one that developed 3 weeks ago deflated and then re-inflated it. And i am developing another one on the edge of my hairline/forehead. I have a few lip zits that may or may not develop into something and my left inner cheek has a blind pimple that has started to retreat. Additionally, i have smaller zits on the left/right side of my mouth and under my chin though those are not as visible (fingers crossed). Thankfully, the forehead/hairline ones are the most visible at this time.
It'll be interested to hear what my derm says about my progress - whether to continue to 6 months or start something new. Truth be told, I wouldn't be opposed to just sticking it out till six months to say that I gave it a 100% shot.
So I have returned from the derm and we have decided to stay on the same regimen. She sees a ton of improvement from the start of this regimen as do I and says that it is not unusual to not be consistently clear due to hormonal factors. She stressed the point that my skin will probably not be 100% clear but that we want to get it to a manageable point where I am not afraid to look at myself if the mirror or get as much painful acne as I was getting. My next appointment with her is the end of June so that will put my pass the 6 month mark. We'll see if changes come a knocking.
On a side note, this experience has made me realize that there is so much I need to work on about myself. My happiness/contentedness CANNOT be rooted in my physical appearance. I need to love all shades and sides of me as do we all. Life can change moment to moment so I can't hold on to something that is temporary,