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3-Month Skincare Progress Report.... I'm Acne-Free!

Hi!! Please accept my apologies for the lack of posts. I am in the middle of studying for the California July Bar, and have been hitting the books hard. However, I did want to take some time to talk about my skincare progress since my last post . My topical skincare regimen has not changed. I apply Onexton religiously EVERY morning to my t-zone. Additionally, I apply Ziana every other night to my entire face. I also make sure to apply my Elta MD Clear UV SPF 46 every morning. The oral antibiotics did not work out for me. I guess my body is quite sensitive to antibiotics because my stomach did not take well to any of the three different ones my dermatologist attempted to put me on. Despite my body not agreeing with antibiotics, I am super pleased to announce that I have been acne-free for the past three months. Even during my monthly visit, I have not had any hormonal breakouts. This is the first time in my life where I have not broken out. It feels so amazing. I still

My Current Skincare Routine

My skin has been terrible, and when I get breakouts, they are scarring, painful cystic acne blowouts that I would get on my chin and on the sides of my nose. They generally occur with my monthly period, or just after. I am not one to pick them because when I did the scarring would be even worse. I was courageous enough to let my cystic acne take its course, but it made me never want to leave the house. If you have read my Adapalene post from a year ago, you will know that my first dermatologist prescribed me that one cream, gave me zero directions, and sent me on my way. Not surprising my face never cleared up. Instead, I still had acne, my skin got flaky, peely, dry, irritated, and just plain terrible. I really resent my first dermatologist for doing that to me. So, I stopped using Adapalene, and began trying a bunch of over-the-counter acne treatments, from Paula's Choice to natural, organic brands with salicylic acid and tea tree oils, and the whole gamb

Acne Fighter I Never Saw Coming

At this very moment, my adult acne is under control. It feels strange to say because I never thought I would get here. I am almost nervous to post this article  because I do not want to jinx myself.