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My Acne Diary

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My derm has put me on Acnaya, and I go back to see her in a few more work to discuss my progress with it.

My skin has really approved with the acanya, but I'm still getting spots ): I really don't want to stop using the Acnaya because it does help prevent new spots and it heals spots really fast! I may see even better results in the next few weeks, but I think I'm going to talk to my doctor about putting me on a 2nd medication to work with the Acanaya gel.

Does anybody have any suggestions? I'm still considering Doxycycline.


Slowly Freaking Out

These breakouts are driving me crazy. As soon as my acne starts cearing up... BOOM, 4 new pimples come in to replace the old ones.

I have yet to start the medication my doctor perscribed me, Acanya. I had to have it mailed to me from a neighboring state, or else I would be paying 300$ every two months for it. No thanks lol. My doctor has been driving me crazy over this though. She was supposed to send in my perscription the day of my appointment so I could have it mailed out to me that day, but of course it took her 5 damn days to send it out to the pharmacy.... Anyways, it should be here before the end of the week. (fingers crossed)

I hope this medication helps....

Just felt like ranting on how much I hate these pimples and my doctor.

- Lyns


My first Dermatologist appointment went pretty well (:

My skin was super dry and flakey today, thanks to Proaciv. ugh. I also woke up with three new spots on my face.. total bummer.

ANyways, My doctor was super sweet and nice! She walked into the room looked at me, and told me how beautiful she thought I was. Self esteem boost.. yay!! she agreed that my acne was mild to moderate, and she ended up prescribing me Acanya acne gel. She also told me to start washing my face with cetaphial antibacterial soap, which she also mentioned could make a significant difference in my acne (I doubt it, but we will see.) I have to wait a week before I get my Acanya, which sucks, but if I would have gotten it from my local pharmacy it would have been 300$ with insurance, so I suppose it's worth the wait. My next appointment is in 6 weeks to see how the medication is working.

I looked up some reviews and have heard excellent reviews, so I'm very optimistic!

I hope for the best, but if at first I do not succeed, will try and try again.

- Lyns


Tomorrow is my first appointment with a dermatologist... I'm feeling both excited and nervous...

For the past few months my skin has been a wreck!! I'm almost 18. and before this I had such nice skin... I broke out sometimes, but not enough for it to really affect how I feel. My acne isn't severe, but it's enough to really bother me. I have at least 5 pimples at a time... I currently have about 8 on my face, and they are all bright red.

I can usually cover everything really well with makeup, but I like being able to not have makeup on to feel pretty. Especially around my boyfriend. Hey keeps telling me my acne "Isn't that bad" and that he doesn't care about it, and thinks I'm still beautiful, but it's just hard to believe he could really feel that way. I never feel beautiful anymore. I don't even like to go into public anymore for fear that my spots will show. I avoid being seen by people as much as I can. I miss the way I used to feel about myself..

I've tried so hard to maintain clear skin... I eat healthy, keep my face clean (Not too clean), drink tons of water, wash my makeup brushes after every use... I just wished it would stop.

For the past month I've tried proactiv... didn't work at all for me... I do like the refining mask a little though.

I've been doing some research on products to discuss with my doctor tomorrow. I'm pretty interested in Doxycycline and Epiduo, I've heard a lot of good feed back and I think it may be worth a shot. I've also been a little interested in trying out Retin-a, but I'm actually a bit scared of having that really bad first inital break out, but I guess it could be worht it in the long run.

I would love to know someones opinion on these products, or maybe suggestions for other products?

I would also love to know how anyone who sufferes with acne can keep their confidence and be comfortable around others?

- Lyns

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