Week 3 and beyond... AM: Wash with Clarisonic & Cetaphil Aczone CeraVe Moisterizer (if face feels dry) EltaMD Tinted Sunscreen Makeup: Either powder over sunscreen, or very light mineral make-up. I cut out everything heavy until I clear up. Birth Control (Not for acne, but for low estrogen)
Hello, I recently had a very lengthy introduction on the forums, where I intend to keep a diary. I was recently started on Ziana, Solodyn, and Aczone for acne that I've had for years but never saw a dermatologist for. I'm getting married in a year... so now starts my journey to clear skin! I star
Doxy 100mg daily Tri sprintec AM Baby wash Wait 30 min. ScarAway silicone gel for hypertrophic scarring Wait 30 min. Cetaphil cream PM Baby wash Wait 30 min. Tretinoin .1% cream all over except whiteheads BP 2.5% on whiteheads Wait 30 min. Cetaphil cream Occasional use of sulfur mask.
Ok, so I have painful severe acne on my jawline and neck. Some on my right cheek that are a bit bad but not as bad as my other areas. I recently went to a derm and he recommended Spiro 50mg daily and aztec indian clay masks with organic apple cider vinegar. These photos I took after 4 days on my tre
Yasmin is a contraceptive pill that is commonly used to treat acne. I was prescribed Yasmin when I was 18 and my acne was at its worst. I had already tried Zineryt and Tetracycline neither of which were effective and in fact just made my skin dry out more and my acne worse (although there was some i
I suddenly developed adult acne after a very bad bacterial infection a little over two years ago. Antibiotics worked well for a year or so, during which time I had several wonderfully clear months. After coming off them at the end of 2012 my skin started acting up again and is now even worse than b
The first pics were in early March when I was only using differin for a few months. The second set is early April when I had been using Tazorac for a few weeks and it was causing a lot of inflammation and irritation. Its hard to tell in the pic, but I had a lot of inflamed ones at that time. The rec
Today is officially Week 16 on Spironolactone! So that's just about 4 months and I'm feeling very positive about the results :) Still a little ways to go to fully clear but I am no longer doubting this pill has started working her magic.
Slap my wrist, I ran out of Acnecide and didn't get anymore so after a month or two my acne creeped back in. Been back on it seven weeks now and also Marvelon (contraceptive pill) for two, so let's see how it goes.
Start Date 4.10.13 I have used Dan's regimen with success before, however it doesnt seem to be working like it used to and it's very time consuming and quite annoying. Epiduo is a topical with .1% adapalene(for opening pores, whiteheads, blackheads) and 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide(bacteria killer!). Minoc
My skin is looking MUCH better this week. It looks better in person than in pictures because the acne scars look like active acne. But, I only have a few raised bumps and they are much smaller. And I can cover up the acne scars, which are (very slowly) fading. Feeling optimistic mid week 12, but