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  1. Today was Day 20 on Spiro (75 mg), Benzoyl Peroxide face wash (PanOxyl 4%), and Atralin gel, aka topical retinoid (0.05%)! Overall, things are improving My face is doing so, so much better. The pink mark on my left cheek from that stubborn zit is fading and healing. There's a small pink mark on my right cheek that's fading. And there's a bit of a red mark healing on my lower chin/jaw from a pore that purged an acne seed yesterday. Right now, my complexion looks so much better! It's mor
  2. I have decided to start my own personal log, having gathered so much helpful information over the last few years from content others have posted on here. It will also be a great way for me to record my own progress and thoughts. First the boring stuff... I'm a 20 year old male from New Zealand, and have had mild to moderate acne on my chin and forehead for the last 5 years or so. I have tried literally every over the counter product including clearasil, cetaphil, proactive, clean and clea
  3. Tomorrow marks 7 months of this regimen: Topical retinoid- Atralin brand (0.05%) a pea-size amount, applied once per night, 30 mins after applying moisturizer and letting it sink in to my skin. Also, I've been taking 75 mg of Spironolactone each morning, and one pill of Ortho Tri-Cyclen. My skin has been a rollercoaster of purging, healing, and then being clear. But I have to say that my face continues to improve, week by week. Some weeks are better than others, though. I've had my period more
  4. Sigh. I just can't seem to buck up today. I have one weird red bump-ish thing on my left cheek that doesn't want to go away. It's painful to touch, so I'm not even going to mess with it. I'm just going to try to forget it's there and apply concealer over it. My red mark on my forehead is healing (thank goodness). There's still a small red bump/clogged pore on my right cheek. I'm hoping that my regimen tonight will either make it turn into a whitehead and go away, or dry it up. Otherwise
  5. It's Day 53, AKA half-way through my 8th week on this regimen! Regimen: Spironolactone 100mg/day, Benzoyl Peroxide face wash in AM (PanOxyl brand 4%), CeraVe moisturizing cleanser and CeraVe moisturizing lotion in AM and PM. Topical Retinoid (Tretinoin--"RetinA" brand 0.05%). Things are going so, so, so much better. Honestly, right now I'm just dealing with some healing red marks and some random small pores that have been purging. Here's the state of things: Red/Pink Marks 1 dark pink ma
  6. Hey everyone! I really, really, really wish I had tried this regimen before resorting to Accutane last year, which didn't even cure my acne because it didn't target my face enough and didn't solve my problem of hormonal acne. Today was Day 24 of my regimen! My skin is doing SO well. Honestly, it's pretty crazy how much can change in just 3+ weeks! Actives- NONE! (knock on wood!) (I had one clogged pore on my left temple last night, but it purged and went away) Clogged pores- a couple? b
  7. The Past Few Days So the past few days there's been a deep zit on my left cheek that has been painful and stubborn. Yesterday, it looked like it might eventually turn into a whitehead. Last night I used warm compresses on it a few times and then continued with my usual regimen. But it didn't turn into a whitehead...at least not yet. It is smaller though, which is a bit of progress. The small red mark on my forehead is healing up, as are a couple of small ones along my jawline. Actives R
  8. What Are Ingrown Hairs?

    The medical term for "ingrown hairs" is pseudofolliculitis barbae. Hair removal practices which can cause it include: Shaving Waxing Plucking Threading Ingrown hairs result in firm skin-colored or red or dark acne-like lesions that can be itchy or sore. When they are caused by shaving, they are often called "razor bumps" or "shave bumps." Sometimes, these lesions can fill with liquid that resembles pus. Although these breakouts appear similar to acne, they are a completely different phenomenon. Who Is Most Likely...
  9. Yesterday was officially Day 21 (3 weeks) of being on my regimen: Spironolactone (75 mg) Atralin, aka topical retinoid (0.05%) PanOxyl (4%) aka Benzoyl Peroxide face wash & Ortho Tri Cyclen birth control I have to say, I'm excited. Progress in 3 weeks:Compared to 3 weeks ago, my face is SO, SO, SO much improved. My complexion is SO much more even. My face purged a bunch of the built up oil/acne & acne seeds out. My forehead has pretty much no marks or clogged pores whatsoever, and nei