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Day One



Hello fellow acne-sufferers,

My name is Marlissa, I am 23 years old with combination-oily skin (the most awesome skin type out there...NOT). Anyways I have mild/moderate acne which flares up extremely bad during the "time of the month" but sure that's a given. Throughout the rest of the month I am basically recovering from those breakouts (only to prepare for more). Currently, my acne routine is not strict because I am absolutely exhausted of seeing no results! I am on a BC called Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (starting week 2 today) which I am using to control my menstrual cycle and hopefully eliminate the flare ups.

Little bit about my past with acne:

  • Started slowly peeking out around my junior year of HS - nothing that made me cake on the make-up if ya know what I mean!
  • I have sensitive skin, parts of my face are dry and at times flaky. Other parts are like an oil slick! I go through blotting tissues like it's nobody's business.
  • I have tried over-the-counter products (benzyl peroxided & salicylic acid & sulfur) - NO LUCK.
  • I have tried pro-activ - NO LUCK
  • I went to my dermatologist with only dreadful results. (Can provide my experience with these products later)blogentry-307761-0-52332500-1432492926.jblogentry-307761-0-41625100-1432492937.jblogentry-307761-0-80735200-1432492943.j

My acne has subsided for a little, and now I am left with hyper pigmentation (AWESOMENESS).

I have attached some pictures with what my skin looks like today, such confidence builder right? :angry:

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Your skin is gorgeous! I am on a medicine called spironolactone that curbs oil production and is specifically designed for adult women who have hormonal acne. Maybe something to talk to the derm about. Good luck!

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