Doxycycline 100mg/day + Retin-A + Benzoyl Peroxide 5%

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I'm just keeping a log of what i've been using so far for my own purpose and if anyone else has had experience with the same regimen.

Started a having a few tiny bumps on my face about 4 weeks ago, increased in number and severity on my cheeks and became a full blown red, angry, inflamed painful pustules, papules, some that would have a head all just on my cheeks and around my mouth.

Saw a dermatologist a week ago and was prescribed Doxy + Retin-A. Was already using Retin-A prior to that for about 3 weeks, went through the worst peely face, burnt skin ever but it calmed down.

It's been 1 week on doxy = just had a few painful ones get bigger the last couple of days but have started going down now, i don't see much difference even though they are starting to get less red but marks are still there.

Morning

  • Cetaphil Face Wash
  • Paula's Choice CLEAR Salicylic Acid 2%
  • Benzoyl Peroxide 5%
  • SPF 30 moisturizer

Night
  • Cetaphil Face Wash
  • Paula's Choice CLEAR Salicylic Acid 2%
  • Retin-A

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so its been a week since and all my acne has gone down even the worse cystic ones! now i'm just left with a few tiny raised spots and hyperpigmentation from the acne which is getting lighter everyday.

finally it feels like my skin is coming back!

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12 October

Acne back again after 6 months :( 

Current Routine (Doxycycline once/day)

Morning
  • Drunk Elephant Beste Jelly Cleanser
  • DE Lala Cream
  • Paulas Choice SPF
  • Nars Tinted Moisturizer

Night
  • Drunk Elephant Beste Jelly Cleanser
  • Retin-a
  • DE Marula Oil
 


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