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Skin Care Change



So I had a visit with my dermatologist today at month 5 and I broke down. I felt pretty stupid expressing my frustrations but as always, she told me not to lose Hope (God bless that woman). She agreed that the dryness I was experiencing was dermatitis (a form of eczema) and that we needed to step back. She gave me samples of an anti inflammatory (Elidel cream 1%) which is used to help the inflammation associated with eczema. I am to use that nightly mixed with moisturizer. In the a.m., I will continue to use aczone. Next week if my skin is getting better inflammation wise, I can try using aczone twice per day and adding in differin once for the week. I see her in a month.

She is also sending me for allergy testing. She thinks the sensitivity could be to certain ingredients in the meds or my skin care stuff (we had spoken about that eons ago but never did it).

I admit I am terrified of what the next month will bring in regards to my skin. I am so sad and depressed over it that I don't know what to do anymore.

It feels like starting over.....again.....


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I know things are rough and really disappointing right now, but I'm really hopeful that the anti-inflammatory cream will help soothe your skin and then you can work aczone and differin back into your regimen!

Please don't lose hope! You're getting more answers, which is a step in the right direction. I think the allergy testing will tell you a lot, too!

Let me know if you want to chat! Keep your head up! Things will get better. You can do this!

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I definitely am discouraged and hope is something I don't have right now, unfortunately. My face has already started to break out in multiple inflamed acne on top of what I already have and I don't foresee it getting better. I would love to chat if you're up to it. On a side note, I see my naturopath next week to go over the results of my expensive full body thermal scan- I am going to let her know that the regimen I am on is not working. I : Can't sleep Feel that I am having a depression relapse Am anxious and irritable Am breaking out badly/eczema Am having strange BM Dealing with this at my age is a real drag

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