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bklynchica

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  1. bklynchica

    2014

    maszkhan, the best thing for helping with dry flaky skin was the AHA. A thin coat of that every night, and moisturizer in the morning!
  2. bklynchica

    4 years later

    4 years after my worst outbreak, and 3 years after discontinuing duac gel, my skin is totally acceptable, and sometimes I even like it! I still get hormonal break outs around my period, but nothing traumatizing or difficult to cover up. I still use the regimen, including AHA every night, and sometimes I'll put on a raw honey and cinnamon mask for an hour which works wonders. My results...
  3. From the album: 4 years later

    Right side. That pimple on my cheek bone is so annoying. It has been there for about two weeks, just taking its time to heal.. It's from a period break out and by the time it heals, I'll have more.
  4. From the album: 4 years later

    Left side. Old red marks, and some redness because I just got out of bed and was sleeping on that side.
  5. You ask about antibiotics. The first thing my derm prescribed was duac, a topical antibiotic mixed with benzoyl peroxide. It definitely helped, but have you seen an endocrinologist if you suspect a hormone imbalance?
  6. From the album: 4 years later

    No makeup
  7. From the album: 4 years later

    With makeup...no bumps!
  8. From the album: 4 years later

    No makeup except lipstick. In this photo you can sort of see that I do still have some red marks that just take forever to fade. Every time I get a pimple, it's a new red mark, but at least I don't get a gazillion zits all at once anymore.
  9. Hi Cara, sorry I just saw this comment years later! I still use the regimen. I used rx duac gel for about a year and it helped a lot, but I didn't want to use antibiotics for too long, so I weaned off it. Haven't had a recurrence of this level again!
  10. bklynchica

    Acne Album - fun fun fun

    From the first pimples after going off BC in 2005, to the worst breakout of my life - today. There have been some nice clear skin months in between.
  11. bklynchica

    10_16_10

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    Acne free in San Francisco It's pretty obvious how much my mood has changed.
  12. bklynchica

    10_15_10

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    Flash forward a month and woohoo! No more bumps! Red marks are easily hidden with Physicians Formula mineral powder. This was at a wedding in California. Of course, the one thing I forgot to pack was my Duac gel. My dermatologist called the prescription in to a Walgreen's in Oakland (I was staying in Cali for 5 days.) My awesome insurance has a one time vacation refill for just these types of emergencies, otherwise it would have cost $200! As it was, I paid $15 and enjoyed the rest of the
  13. bklynchica

    9/8/10

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    At work, with makeup.
  14. bklynchica

    9/6/10

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    Still covered in zits and marks and generally not wanting to leave the house. But work beckons.
  15. From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    Covered up by makeup and hair, I felt alright. Especially since at least my hair looked great on this day, and I was with fun people.
  16. bklynchica

    9/5/10

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    At this stage I was obsessively documenting what seemed like very little progress. I was also severely depressed. My mom was undergoing chemotherapy, and I had a distinct sense of my own mortality.
  17. From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    What a difference from August 30th! Now I'm starting to feel hopeful.
  18. From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    after shower, no makeup. last night i applied queen helen's mint julip mask, which i'd already had in my cabinet, but had not realized has sulfur in it which is very good for the skin. i don't know if i can attribute this improvement to the mask, but it's nice to see any improvement at all. continuing duac despite stomach troubles.
  19. bklynchica

    August 30th

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    Not feeling as bad today. Now I see hope that my skin will clear up again
  20. bklynchica

    August 30th

    From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    After what scant makeup I can get on without calling attention to all the dry skin flakes. Today the marks are significantly flatter and smaller!
  21. From the album: Acne Album - fun fun fun

    I honestly don't remember this photo being taken, but there it was on my phone, proof that it doesn't look all that noticeable after makeup, and a long day of walking around the city.
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