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  1. So I don't think I have a major problem with acne. I have some acne scars but they don't bother me. What bothers me are these patch of bumps on my forehead which never seems to go away with any topical medication I use. My acne got better but the rash looks worse and has spread since winter started. It's very dry and the bumps are raised SO makeup cannot cover it. A few months ago the patch bumps were there but they were flatter and less visible. I don't understand why it's not going away but it
  2. Hello everyone! Im gonna try to keep this intro short. 1.5 years ago my cystic acne returned after I thought that it was under control with minocycline and drug store topical acne treatments. To tackle the cystic acne, my derm put my on doxycycline and epiduo. The combo worked pretty well (I'd give my skin an 8/10 after 3 months on this regimen). However antibiotics are not a long-term medication so after 6 months of full dosage, I weaned myself off of the doxycycline (over the course of 6
  3. Pros: previous acne is disappearing and coming to a head. There is no new acne. Cons: I miss using products on my skin! I also can see a dull, grey cast on my skin and maybe a sun burn on my nos with a few whiteheads :( Way forward: wash face with baby soap tomorrow.
  4. Wow. My skin has improved a lot. Most of my whiteheads have gone. My previous acne is subsiding, and a lot of marks are fading. My oiliness is also balanced. I am happy!
  5. Does anybody know how to keep positive while dealing with severe acne? The pictures below are from April, and I'm happy to say my skin is much, much better now. I'm not specifically looking for acne treatment advice because I've got that sorted but any hyperpigmentation product recommendations would be gladly appreciated. The last time I had clear skin, I was nine years old. I got my first blackheads in third grade. I remember my friends telling me to use Proactiv, constantly reminding m
  6. So after being on epiduo gel, clindamycin phosphate lotion, and solodyn for four weeks, I still have two large cysts (my derm referred to them as pockets) on my face that are very inflamed, as well as some other inflamed acne that is drying up and starting to peel off, and is also very red and irritated. I saw my derm today, and he switched me from solodyn to bactrim, and also prescribed a 20 mg dose of prednisone for five days in lieu of injecting the cysts with a steroid, as he said that could
  7. Ive had ups and downs with inflammatory acne for years now. It's been incredibly bad before and right now its slight/moderate. I've realized that most inflammatory pimples that ive gotten, started out as closed comedones. However, I can't figure out how to get rid of these closed comedones. If I squeeze them, it's always a 50/50 chance that the squeezing will either empty the pore/clear it up, or it will aggravate it and cause an inflamed pimple. I'm wondering what types of products I can use
  8. Hey there! My name is Cristine (I go by cna7 here on acne.org)... I am 25 years old (going on 26 next month) and I have been suffering with cystic acne for 12 years. I have moderate, persistent acne that is no longer responding to antibiotics, birth control, spironolactone, OTC products, and all natural remedies. My go-to pharmaceutical concoction was ortho-tri-cyclen birth control and 150mg of spirnolactone for last 3 years; which kept me 90% clear. I went off both back in October 2015 in hopes
  9. I have had mild to moderate acne for a long time, occasionally cystic. It's often triggered by hormones, but not only. I'm 31. After all these years, I finally made an appointment with a dermatologist. I was expected (or hoping?) to get a retinoid prescription, since it's great for aging skin and it has really helped a few of my friends with acne. However, the dermatologist right away prescribed me Clindamycin as well as a daily oral antibiotic, which he said I would have to take indefinitel
  10. Hello (: A few months ago, I started getting inflammatory acne, mostly large pustules. The doctor gave me antibiotics, clindamycin phosphate gel to be exact. I've been using them for a month, twice a day, and it works beautifully. But I've heard that antibiotics eventually stop working. For approximately how long will they last me? Will I break out all of a sudden, or slowly? Will my acne get worse? What other treatment is good for long term control of inflammatory acne?
  11. So I noticed that my skin looks a bit more smoother today. A lot of my previous acne seems to be coming to a head. I see less number of whiteheads but some whiteheads are still there (they were there before I started my regimen). No new whiteheads or pimples have appeared. Also, weirdly, my skin feels dry. This could also be because I used hot water to cleanse my skin and splashed my face multiple times with water during my shower. This shows that water itself is drying. Which means splashing my
  12. So I am on day 3 of just using water to wash my face. I have been washing my face twice daily: Once in the morning and once after work. I am contemplating not washing my face after work today, which means I would have only washed my face once today (that's if I resist the urge not to wash after work). Since I stopped putting anything on my skin apart from splashing water, these are the changes I have noticed: 1. My skin tone is evening out. 2. I got one pimple day before yesterday but I