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princesspeach95

hi, i forgot about this blog!

sooo the skin on my face is clear. i saw my derm today and he congratulated me lol. i realized i was using way too much stuff before. i'm embarrassed i posted that now lol. it's way over the top. anyway, below is my face routine and then i'll share about my body situation.

i take doxycycline once a day btw. i'm worried my acne will come back once i stop that, but i'll see. i'm going to see my obgyn in janurary and i want to ask if i can go on birth control pills + spiro.

morning:
rinse with water or use thayer's rose petal witch hazel
cerave pm
bp gel
neutrogena sheer zinc, coppertone waterbabies mineral, or blue lizard sensitive for face sunscreen
use elf setting powder so the sunscreen isn't greasy

night:
baby oil oil cleanse - use a wet paper towel (need to get a wash cloth for my face) to wipe the oil off
cerave hydrating cleanser
cerave pm
wait 20 mins
tretinoin
shea butter or vaseline if i remember

weekly:
colloidal oatmeal mask or bentonite clay mask

ok so now onto my body: i have folliculitis and KP under my breasts. it's really embarrassing for me and it hurts my self esteem. my derm wasn't helpful about that. he said mine looked as good as it was going to get in that area cause the skin is touching. i don't believe that especially since it's gotten worse for me. sooo what i'm going to do is use benzoyl peroxide body wash (picked up some from walgreens) and use eucerin advanced repair lotion (has some stuff like urea and AHA that is supposedly good for KP! looked really nice and was on sale! i tried it today and i love it so far!). i'll save my more expensive cerave for my face tbh cause my body skin needs more intense stuff. i also started using cornstarch yesterday under my breasts to keep the area dry.

alright!!!

i need to order more tretinoin since i'm almost out. i'm tight on money. :/ acne is expensive.

thanks for reading

princesspeach95

oily skin, acne for 12 yrs, been on retin a for 6 yrs, cystic acne

AM
simple miscellar water
stridex pads - red box
rinse with water
dr carver's miracle repair serum
mizon snail gel cream
shea oil with tea tree oil
cerave am or blue lizard sensitive if going outside

PM
simple miscellar water to remove makeup and sunscreen, skip if not worn
cerave hydrating
retin a micro .1 gel
dr carver's miracle repair serum
mizon snail gel cream
cerave in the tub
shea oil with tea tree oil

some nights i skip retin a and use alpha hydrox AHA lotion 10%

WEEKLY
colloidal oatmeal mask 1x
bentonite clay mask 1x

notes: i bought humphrey's redness reducing witch hazel on ebay for $4. it's on the way. i remember my skin was better when i used witch hazel. it will be here in a few weeks. i'm also considering getting some bp gel if i keep breaking out. not sure where i'Lloyd fit this in my routine! iremember my skin was better when i used this! i have to buy some more soon.

i have whiteheads + cysts scattered all around my face: forehead, temples, chin, and cheeks! i recently upped my retin a dose and i wonder if i'my purging from that. it'seems been a month! i am using the strongest dose with no side effects and it's not helping. time to add BP? what can i do?

i'm depressed and don't take selfies lately
 

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