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I was looking back at photos from when I was 14 and I was amazed at how clear my skin was ! I was a late-bloomer, so puberty didn't catch up to me until I reached 15(ish) - It got me thinking, that maybe my acne was hormone related and so I have been placed on Diane-35/Dianette/Co-Cyprindiol.
I've decided to do a weekly log (as such) so that I can hopefully look back and see some improvement !


Started: 26/10/17 (aged 17 and 1 month)

Skincare Regime
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser (twice daily)
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exofliating Scrub (4 times weekly)
Manual Cleansing Brush (twice daily)
Witch Hazel
Tea Tree Oil
Acnecide Treatment (5% Benzoyl Peroixide)
Biore Charcoal Peel Mask
Oil Free Moisturiser
Co-Cyprindiol (35mg) Pill
Nivea Essentials Night Moisturiser

WEEK ZERO (26/10/2017)

  • Co-Cyprindiol - One Pill Taken

First Day  !! I'm not starting my skincare regime until Monday (30/10/17) so I'm trying to leave my skin be, i.e no foundation, makeup. I've told myself no touching, squeezing or picking. 
My forehead is bumpy and somewhat oily. The acne is worst on my left temple.
Some whiteheads around my mouth and cheeks. Lots of Blackheads now my nose.
*Fingers crossed*

(Image as of 25th October 2017 in Bathroom Lighting)

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Edited by Ellxe25
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WEEK ONE (02/11/2017)
  • Co-Cyprindiol - Eight Pills Taken

No change so far. I've been keeping up with my skincare regime. Upper lip and Nose creases are becoming dry due to the Benzoyl Peroxide so I'm not applying it there for now. 
One big, red spot on my right side forehead which seems to be the most popular site for them :((. Did squeeze a few Blackheads last night so skin a bit red and blotchy.
no pill side effects yet :))
See ya later !
 
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WEEK TWO (09/11/2017)
  • Co-Cyprindol - Fifteen pills taken
No visible change, but wasn’t expecting much. 
Had been feeling down in the dumps for a few days this week, just self-pity, regret, not wanting to socialise - I’m thinking it’s because of the pills but I’m feeling good now !!
i hope I see an improvement by Xmas ! Edited by Ellxe25
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WEEK THREE (16/11/2017) Day 22
  • Co-Cyprindiol - Twenty One pills taken
First Day of the seven day break. Skin is meh. Did break out badly at the start of last week, but slowly calming down with a few actives. Definitely getting worse whiteheads on my cheeks, which were clear before and also around my mouth. It's just the texture of my skin that sucks, especially on my temples and forehead. Ughhh
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WEEK FOUR (23/11/2017) - Day 29
  • co-cyprindiol - Twenty Two pills taken (+ 7 days break)
baaaddd cramps and heavy periods this week. Started after day 4 with no pills, however I don't think it's because of it but because I've not had one in 70 days. Skin is okay. A few pimples and whiteheads. Blackheads on nose driving me mad, but overall is fairly calm. Started wearing makeup again :)
on to packet 2 !!
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WEEK FIVE (30/11/2017) - Day 36
  • Co-Cyprindol Twenty Nine pills taken (+ 7 days break)
skin went went through a good phase for about 5/6 days during the break but now has started to decline in clarity :( I'm getting annoying lumps around my face (forehead) that blow up without heads.
not bad skin but not great. 
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WEEK SIX (07/12/2017) - Day 43
  • Co-Cyprindiol - Thirty Six pills taken (+7 days break)
bad skin currently, very painful around my temples. Less small pimples but more headless cysticy spots. Treating it with lots of Acnecide but it's making my skin dry.
I need to start drinking more and eating less chocolate lol
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Admiring you for your dedication and keeping us updated.

Do you see the straight lines of your lesions?

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This pattern is Demodex mites burrowing and leaving waste, eggs, and corpses. You are 6 weeks into your treatment with Dianette.. The timeline for inflammation to recede after the root cause is removed is on the order of 1 week (a.k.a. a treatment that accurately targets the root cause of your acne should begin showing results within 2 weeks max, regardless of purging)

I truly believe once you treat your demodex you will be 75% clear within 2 w and 90% within 4

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On 08/12/2017 at 11:54 PM, 99f said:

Admiring you for your dedication and keeping us updated.

Do you see the straight lines of your lesions?

hxV0CmW.png

This pattern is Demodex mites burrowing and leaving waste, eggs, and corpses. You are 6 weeks into your treatment with Dianette.. The timeline for inflammation to recede after the root cause is removed is on the order of 1 week (a.k.a. a treatment that accurately targets the root cause of your acne should begin showing results within 2 weeks max, regardless of purging)

I truly believe once you treat your demodex you will be 75% clear within 2 w and 90% within 4

Hi ! Cheers for the recommendation but the treatment recommends to wait 3 months to see real results, so I’m sticking it out :) it’s starting to improve vastly, I’ll post pictures soon. Those mites look aweful ! 

WEEK EIGHT (21/12/2017) - Day 57
- Co-Cyprindiols taken: 43 pills (14 Days breaking)

Things the finally looking up ! On to the third packet ! Periods heavier but shorter ? No cramps this fine however ! Feeling good :)
 
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Understandable - only another month left then.. Consider demodex if you're not where you want to be next month

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WEEK TEN (04/01/2018) Day 71
- Co-Cyprindiol pills taken - lost count...

skin in took a turn for the worst after he festive period, put it down to eating too much chocolate so I’ve cut dairy from my diet. Just pesky closed comedones around my forehead. Annoying but manageable. :)
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WEEK THIRTEEN

So I’ve finished packet 3... overall not as great as I was expecting but deffo an improvement ! I’ll link a side by side below this ! Still cutting down on dairy :)
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On 1/21/2018 at 7:27 PM, Ellxe25 said:

WEEK THIRTEEN

So I’ve finished packet 3... overall not as great as I was expecting but deffo an improvement ! I’ll link a side by side below this ! Still cutting down on dairy :)

Hey! I don’t know if you will answer but your skin looked very similar to mine right now. I’m wondering if i should go to my gp but if I’m honest I’m putting it off because I’m scared they will make me have a blood test lol. Did dianette help in the end! I have those exact annoying bumps and can’t seem to get rid!

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