Week 2 had some ups and downs for me. At the beginning of the week I was breaking out bad, I don't know if it had to do with the medications or some other factor but it was not pretty and then for some reason in the middle of the week I started to see some improvements in my skin, the texture was a lot better, not as bumpy, a huge decrease in the numbers of pimples. I still had a bunch under the surface (clogged pores=whiteheads) but things were looking better. My mother (who wouldn't say it if she didn't mean it) even told me my skin was looking better.
I didn’t want to get ahead of myself because this could very well be the calm before the storm and then yesterday (one day before two full weeks) I started to break out a little bit more, it wasn’t horrible but my clogged pores are starting to come the surface in the form of little whiteheads, they as so hard not to touch but at least they aren’t cystic. As of right now, I have 3 active whiteheads (one is huge) some scarring and still lots of under the surface stuff which is going to have to come out eventually (yikes!).
My skin has not dried out one bit which is great but the Cetaphil is very heavy so that is probably why (and I use a very generous amount)
Lastly, I have started using face mask every few days to help unclog some of my pores. I love face masks, I have several variations, I would recommend adding that to your skincare routine.
It’s been a long week but clear skin is worth it. Please comment if you have any questions or want to share your experience with Epiduo! I would love to hear I am not alone in this fight J