I had a bit of a break out about 2 days ago: 1 deep throbber under the skin on my chin, and 2 sore spots on either side of my mouth on my cheeks.
Normally, when I used to get pimples, the day i could feel them approaching was the day I knew I was going to have fully-fledged round lumps that would hurt and be impossible to hide.
Nowadays, as was the case with these, the pimple seems to go through a new process:
Day 1- 2
Pimple forms and begins to emerge, as normal. I freak out.
Pimple stays the same as it was day 1/2...instead of doing that normal thing where it grows and becomes a monster, it's like it just doesn't have the potential it thought it did.
Pimple shrugs and gives up.
I have a theory for why this is so.
Spironolactone doesn't kill acne bacteria. So really, I have the same amount of the acne bacteria on my face as I always have. What I have less of is the stuff that feeds it and allows it to proliferate - sebum.
So the bacteria is hanging out in my pores as normal. But what used to be an all-you-can-eat buffet has turned into a limited menu. The sebum is reduced, and they're not able to eat until they explode anymore. So the infection is there as always, but on a much smaller scale.
Spiro won't get rid of the bacteria on your skin - that's what stuff like benzoyl peroxide is for, but unfortunately for some that stuff only works within limitations. What it will do is put your bacteria on a diet that reduces the size and the severity of your acne.
It's working pretty well for me. I can't believe it.