Hi everyone. I'm new to Acne.org and decided to join as a way to push myself to clear skin. I'm 16 and have had moderate/severe acne for 4 years. Even though I'm this young I already have hyperpigmentation and scarring.
The other day I decided to finally do something about it.
I went to my dermatologist who gave me :
PanOxyl [5% Benzoyl Peroxide]
I also bought :
Nivea Visage Oil-Free Moisturising Fluid
But I am thinking of switching to another kind of moistursiser because this one seems a bit too light as my skin gets really dry and flaky....any suggestions?
Anyways, I started using my PanOxyl last night. After reading about it, I have to admit I was scared I'd heard about people getting redness, itchiness and cracking skin and all sorts. But thankfully, I only need to use it at night.
In the morning I use an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells.
Waking up after my first night using PanOxyl I nervously went over my room and looked in the mirror. Only a slight redness in my cheeks....And flaky, dry skin....But that's to be expected as I get that every morning.
So that was thankful.
I havn't heard very many success stories from using Oxytetracycline pills. I was prescribed 250mg and I take 2 pills twice a day. [so 4 pills every day].
I don't really have much to tell for my first day. I will try and keep this blog updated as much as possible. Even if no one is reading it XD I will update it for my sake and maybe if my regime works...People can look at it for inspiration. But that point will come months in the future...if not at all.
I have to say I'm quite positive for the future. On March 12th I've to back to the derm and I am to be given Accutane. I'm excited about that lol. Yeah the side effects aren't exactly friendly but anyone with acne would be more than willing to go through more than that for clear skin.
OK I'm over and out lol. Thanks for reading