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Where did I go wrong? :S

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Help me :(

Just a quick background:

Before Christmas, my GP gave me dalacin T solution for my acne and I've also been taking zinc supplement (Which definitely seems to be helping with the texture of my skin) and hair, skin, nail complex (which I also think is effective) and it was working for a while (it cleared up most of my forehead acne and quite a bit of my cheeks and my temple area)

BUT recently the horrible acne started to come back again so I went to see my GP for the second time and this time he prescribed me zineryt solution (which smells and tastes horrible, I licked around my mouth by accident :o ) and THEN the other day I exfoliated my skin using baking soda...and I think that made me breakout more...more white heads and might have aggravated my skin. I swear I wasn't rubbing it so much...

WHAT SHOULD I DO? Continue with zineryt or not?

and do you think baking soda has aggravated my skin?

I eat very healthy (occasional slip here and there...meaning some bread/rice/pasta or a slice of pizza or some cookies) but I eat lots of veg and fruit/drink an ok amount of water/do some yoga. I wash my face with a gentle organic cleanser and moisturize with this cream which is for atopic/irritated skin and I'm pretty sure that's not making my acne worse...

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Any word of advice would be grand :)

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Exfoliation is probably not the best idea with already aggravated skin. You prolly need to add retin-a/differin and a dab of salicylic acid to your regimen. Antibiotics work too.

With your acne though, which is mild. Use benzoyl peroxide in lumps and cover the acne areas...that should work pretty well.

Make sure your cream is marked 'non-comedogenic' and works for acne skin.

Why go to a GP...go to a derm.

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Exfoliation is probably not the best idea with already aggravated skin. You prolly need to add retin-a/differin and a dab of salicylic acid to your regimen. Antibiotics work too.

With your acne though, which is mild. Use benzoyl peroxide in lumps and cover the acne areas...that should work pretty well.

Make sure your cream is marked 'non-comedogenic' and works for acne skin.

Why go to a GP...go to a derm.

Hey thanks for the reply

Ah I see, I thought the exfoliation might help unclog the clogged pores...

anyway I'm trying to see if I can do it the holistic way...because I don't want to rely so much on the topical lotions but I might go ask the gp about that.

Ok I shall do that, thanks!

oh because before seeing a derm I have to see a gp to get referred I think...

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salicylic acid/retinoids keep pores clean..

Hey thanks for the reply

Ah I see, I thought the exfoliation might help unclog the clogged pores...

anyway I'm trying to see if I can do it the holistic way...because I don't want to rely so much on the topical lotions but I might go ask the gp about that.

Ok I shall do that, thanks!

oh because before seeing a derm I have to see a gp to get referred I think...

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salicylic acid/retinoids keep pores clean..

Hey thanks for the reply

Ah I see, I thought the exfoliation might help unclog the clogged pores...

anyway I'm trying to see if I can do it the holistic way...because I don't want to rely so much on the topical lotions but I might go ask the gp about that.

Ok I shall do that, thanks!

oh because before seeing a derm I have to see a gp to get referred I think...

Hi

I think the zineryt is really drying out my skin and my skin looks more irritated...should I continue or stop?

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