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11-8-09

Well well well... I'm seeing improvement. Not a dramatic improvement but the discolorations on my back are lightening up and becoming less noticeable. My skin on my face is about 70% clear. I still have some discoloration marks. A couple on my chest ( i hate it!) and a couple of them on my face. I feel a little better in my confidence. I'm a little concern though because my back keeps itching and my face is a little itchy. I'm changing my regime a little. Here are the following products I will be using as of today...

Morning:

- Ethromycin tablet

- Benzyol Peroxide Wash 5%

- Ethromycin Soultion

- Neutrogena Visibly Even

- Zinc Supplement

Night

-Ethromycin tablet

- Dove bar soap ( Dermatologist recommended)

- Ethromycin Soultion

- Zinc supplement.

I'm counting on you zinc!!

:D

yayaaa

So I read one of Dan's blogs about meditating and visualizing clear skin. I found that to be quite interesting because I had a dream once that I was 100% clear and my back had no hyper pigmentation marks on it what so ever. I still have a couple not as bad as before. But my skin was radiant. Almost like the girls in the magazine lol.. I felt good about myself and my self esteem was soaring high like a bird. I really didn't want to wake up that day. So now I'm going to start meditating clear skin and just try to look on the bright side. I'm glad the summer is over because now I can work towards getting clear skin and feeling good with just being in my own skin. This is going to be hard work but where there is a will there is a way. So I have a new regime since the doctor put me on a new antibiotic.

Morning:

- Ethromycin tablet

- Benzyol Peroxide Wash 5%

- Ethromycin Soultion

- Aveeno lotion spft 15 lotion.

Night

-Ethromycin tablet

- Dove bar soap ( Dermatologist recommended)

- Ethromycin Soultion

Seems like a lot but it's helping.. I tried to add Witch Hazel which was a no goooooo! I dunno most people think it helps with acne it only made my pimples bigger. My pimples aren't that big but when I tried the Witch Hazel I was in for a surprise. Well that's another penny down the drain. :D

yayaaa

Story of my life

It seems like every since fifth grade these little volcanoes on my face have been haunting me. I had it really bad..I don't think I've ever had cystic acne but it was getting there. I've tried a lot of products. My whole bathroom looks like a drugstore until this day, I've tried Ambi, Neutrogena, Olay(breaks me out worst), Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Clinique..ugh the list goes on. I went to the dermatologist and at the time I wasn't consistent with the medicine so I stopped. I'm still trying to be consistent when it comes to trying new medication but if I feel it's making it worst I stop. I don't believe in a medication making it absolutely worst before it gets better. I want to see progress. So my doctor claim that my acne was mild so she put me tetracycline which was fine but it made my face really oily. During that time I've developed bacne! Sweet lucky me right? At the time I wasn't sure how to control that. So for my prom I was forced to wear a shawl because I was embarrassed someone would see the discoloration marks. So here I am still struggling. Clean & Clear had worked for me for a bit also Neutrogena the wave worked really well. Then all of a sudden I noticed my face was dry and irritated. Didn't work so well anymore... so I've decided to go to the dermatologist again! He put be on an stronger dose of tetracycline, 5%BP wash and erythromycin solution. I'm not going lie and said I've seen results in 4 weeks like he said I would. I've saw minimum results. But I decided to give it a go and stop quitting. How do I expect my skin to get clear when I keep on quitting? I'm sticking to this regime. 9 weeks since I've been on this regime. I did stop taking the tetracycline because it made my stomach hurt so I'm now using the bp and erythromycin. I also apply Avenno 15 sun screen protection. Progress is happening and I'm glad. I've consumed more water than I've done before and I'm noticing a change in my scars. I still have a handful on my back but my face is looking better. My mom tells me that everyday so I feel a little bit of self esteem in myself...still on the journey to clear skin hope I can achieve it some day. :)

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