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Photo Explanation

To anyone who has viewed my before and after photo, the explanation as to how I did it and why I had acne in the first place is below:

My acne is hormonal/cystic. After months of trying everything I have settled into my combination therapy of Yasmin birth control (10 packs to clear skin) and a modified version of Dan's Regimen that started with Proactiv (too expensive) and then I substituted with BP products that worked just as well and were much more affordable (Panoxyl water-based gel formulation). I could only find 5% BP so I mix it half and half with aloe vera gel before applying it. Works like a dream.

The products I have settled on that work for me are:

Yasmin

Proactiv or similar substitute (2.5% benzoyl peroxide lotion being the most important component)

Aloe Vera Gel (mine contains allantoin, a healing agent that helps prevent/reduce scarring)

Polysporin (to help heal the odd zit that shows up and prevent scarring/infection)

Fragrance-free face cream containing jojoba oil (Green Beaver Company facial cream)

Any face-specific sunscreen that doesn't cause acne (mine's Aveeno)

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