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Day 7 - Week 1 Poll

Adapelene and Dryness  

3 members have voted

  1. 1. Have you tried Adapelene, Differin or Epiduo to manage acne?

    • Yes
      2
    • No
      1
  2. 2. If you used Adapelene, Differin or Epiduo before, what were your results like?

    • It was part of a routine that eventually cleared my skin completely (or almost completely)
      0
    • It was part of a routine that made my skin better, but not completely clear
      0
    • It was part of a routine that gave me little to no results
      0
    • I've never used any of these products (Or I haven't used it for very long), so I cant answer this question.
      3
  3. 3. If you used Adapelene, Differin or Epiduo for an extended period of time, what was the skin dryness like?

    • I never experienced signifigant dryness with this product
      0
    • I experienced dryness for a short period of time (few days)
      0
    • I experienced dryness for quite some time (few weeks)
      0
    • I experienced dryness for a long time (few months)
      0
    • I experienced dryness throughout the entire treatment
      0
    • I've never used any of these products (Or I haven't used it for very long), so I cant answer this question.
      3

Please answer the week 1 poll!

WEEK 1 RECAP

  • My skin got super dry around day 3 and is still dry on day 7. Im using lots and lots of moisturizer to try and combat it.
  • Over the past week the overall redness of my face has become signifigantly better
  • Im still getting pimples at a regular rate, but they go away faster and dont get as inflamed
  • I got a cystic pimple (something ive only had one of before) but i believe its coincidence and not because of the treatment, and its shrinking


Skin Condition

  • My skin was redder than usual this morning. Nothing crazy but not how my skin usually looks when I first wake up on this treatment.
  • Lots of acne marks still on my cheeks
  • 3 red pimples on my lip now
  • I felt some red painful areas on my chin in the morning and by evening they had turned into 3 tiny whiteheads
  • My skin dryness isnt all that bad anymore. Only around my mouth is it still a little excessive, but I have it handled.
    • Still takes a washcloth to remove dead skin in the morning and plenty of moisturizer throughout the day
  • I have 1 red pimple on my forehead
  • The deep "underground" pimple is smaller, dryer and less painful than yesterday
 
Application
  • This morning
    • I washed my face with warm water and then my sulfacleanse
      • I took a warm wet washcloth and GENTLY used circular motions to remove all the dry skin that needed to be shed 
    • I applied a thick layer of moisturizer
    • After that dried I applied another layer of moisturizer in the areas that needed it
    • I decided to ice my pimples again today because it worked really well yesterday.
      • I focused on the deep underground pimple, the 2 on my upper lip, and the painful area on my chin that I assume will be a pimple soon.
  • I took my doxycycline
  • Midday
    • I washed with warm water and a little hydrating cleanser
  • Before bed
    • I Washed my face with the hydrating cleanser
    • I applied moisturizer
      • (yes im switching it up again tonight and applying poisturizer before adapelene) because I have some plans tomorrow that I really want to minimize the dryness of my skin for
    • I waited a little while
    • I applied a small amount of adapelene on my cheeks, tip of my chin and forehead
    • I waited a litte while
    • MORE moisturizer!!
Feelings/Thoughts/Observations
  • Less dryness than yesterday so im continuing to see improvement in that department
  • Even though my skin is still improving overall (in texture and acne marks), i do have a few more pimples going on than I did 2 or 3 days ago.
  • It seems like the ice has made the big underground pimple start to go away, but im not cancelling my appointment scheduled for next thursday (8 days away) to get it injected just yet. This is because next thursday is the day before my birthday, so I want to keep the appointment in case any other cystic pimples emerge. I want to have clear skin for my birthday!

Notes
  • Take this weeks survey please! im curious to see you guy's experiences
  • If you guys have questions or advice feel free to comment!


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