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So a little background, I have had acne since I was 15 (I am 19 now) up until a few months ago my acne was very mild, I didn't really think much of it and it didn't bother me. I did try chemical peels when I was 15 and they were okay and the antibiotic doxycycline when I was 18.  Now my acne would be considered moderate. On a good day I have various under the surface clogged pores which according to my dermatologist they are whiteheads, 2 red active zits (always on my the right side of my face near my mouth) and a good amount of scarring.
Before going to the dermatologist I decided to take some matters into my own hands. I cut out dairy and refined sugar,  learned the benefits of moisturizers, started applying face masks, increased my water drinking and began running daily. 
My dermatologist prescribed Spironolactone for my hormonal acne and the topical cream Epiduo. My sister's skin cleared up very nicely on Epiduo so when I got home from college I used her prescription for 6 days to try it out but got scared off by horror stories of THE initial breakout (my Derm assured me that Epiduo shouldn't break me out anymore-called BS on her but we will have to see). 
I use Cetaphil daily moisture body lotion and Mario Badescu SPF 30 moisturizer when I have to go outside to help control the dry, peeling skin. 


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