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Acne on Lower Half of Face

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I’m 21 years old and I have breakouts on the lower half of my face. It is mostly my chin but seems to be spreading to my cheeks now. I have went to the doctor and got prescribed Minocycline and she said to use Panoxyl. I feel like the Panoxyl is really irritating my skin and I’m not sure if I shouldn’t continue to use it. I use it once at night with my Foreo and in the morning I use Tatcha Deep Cleanse. Then at night I use Clinique Acne Solutions toner, Differin, and a moisturizer. I need some guidance on how to stop the breakouts. They’re little pimples with the occasional big one. I also have hyperpigmentation. I do not eat dairy, red meat, and I try to drink enough water. 

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If you got a prescription on panoxyl then you should try it out for 8 weeks, and you should quit if no results by then.
Very good you are also serious about the diet, probably the most crucial factor in diminishing acne.

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18 hours ago, Nelson232 said:

I’m 21 years old and I have breakouts on the lower half of my face. It is mostly my chin but seems to be spreading to my cheeks now. I have went to the doctor and got prescribed Minocycline and she said to use Panoxyl. I feel like the Panoxyl is really irritating my skin and I’m not sure if I shouldn’t continue to use it. I use it once at night with my Foreo and in the morning I use Tatcha Deep Cleanse. Then at night I use Clinique Acne Solutions toner, Differin, and a moisturizer. I need some guidance on how to stop the breakouts. They’re little pimples with the occasional big one. I also have hyperpigmentation. I do not eat dairy, red meat, and I try to drink enough water. 


would you say you have sensative skin?

also do you drink milk?

 
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I do not drink milk, eat ice cream, or anything really with dairy in it. My skin is sensitive.

13 hours ago, AcneVM said:

If you got a prescription on panoxyl then you should try it out for 8 weeks, and you should quit if no results by then.
Very good you are also serious about the diet, probably the most crucial factor in diminishing acne.

I’ve probably been trying Panoxyl for two months and I really don’t see a large difference and I’m using the 10% I believe. I made an appointment with the dermatologist and I can’t get in till August. 
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other than diet, if your skin is sensitive you might want to consider that maybe your skin is reacting badly to the soaps/creams your using?. - a lot of soaps/creams can strip the skin, block pores, cause redness, spots etc

if your going to see a dermatologist, ask them.


i have sensitive skin and i know for a fact if i use any of the things you listed, i will break out and have horrible redness. - it took me a while but after i got out of the mindset that over washing and using different creams was the only way to treat my skin, i started to cure my problem. - research the caveman regimen.

 
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I thought that too..because my skin always feels so tight after I’m done washing with the Panoxyl. I think I’m going to try a lesser percentage of benzoyl peroxide and see how that goes.. thanks so much for your advice! 

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On 6/21/2018 at 2:10 PM, Nelson232 said:

I have breakouts on the lower half of my face. It is mostly my chin


It sounds like you're experiencing hormonal acne, which is resistant to nearly all OTC products. First, ask your doc about Spironolactone. Second, cut down on dairy intake. Third, I highly recommend you start taking Organic Bee Pollen, which is known to balance hormones.
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