My Skin Struggle

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I haven’t blogged for a few weeks because I’ve been really struggling with my skin so this post is a little sensitive for me and not something I would usually share. My doctor  has advised that I am suffering with both inflamed and comedongenic acne. For those of you that don’t know inflamed acne is the larger red spots or yellow heads and comedogenic acne is under the skin such as black heads and blocked pores. I have tried various topical lotions such as Zinert and Dalacin T in the past and both worked for a short period of time but became less effective as time went on.

Contrary to what people believe I have real problem skin (I’ m just really good at doing my makeup!) and was prescribed a course of Erythromycin antibiotics 250mg 4 times a day for 3 weeks to try and clear my acne. I have now completed the course and there has been an improvement with the inflamed acne but I still have problems underneath my skin. I have posted a before and after picture below and you can see that my skin looks congested and almost looks bobbly.

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Left- Before Erythomycin Right-After

 

I sent this picture of my skin to the online doctor at Pharmacy2u.co.uk and they have been fantastic. I have now been prescribed Skinorem cream (Azelaic Acid) which is meant to help unblock the pores- I will keep you posted on my progress. If your struggling with your skin and are unable to get to the doctors I would 100% recommend using Pharmacy2u who will give you an online consultation and prescribe medicine if needed.

Another product I have found has really helped me and works wonders in Panoxyl Aquagel 10. This is a gel that contains Benzoyl Peroxide which is used to treat acne and it really works especially for inflamed acne or if you have a spot you need to get rid of by the morning! You apply this at night as a film on the skin- Be careful as the peroxide on this will bleach your sheets!

I am lucky that I am able to cover my acne with make up  but failing the Skinorem cream I am thinking about asking to go onto Dianette. I would be really interested to hear any suggestions or if anyone else has suffered with this type of acne.

 I will keep you updated on my progress…

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8 thoughts on “My Skin Struggle

  1. Thank you for posting this even if it was difficult for you– perhaps especially if it was difficult for you. Many people struggle with adult acne (including myself), and it’s such a horrible topic that nobody wants to talk about it. However, not talking about it won’t help any of us improve our skin, so I applaud you for your honesty and bravery.

    I will be interested to see how you get on with the Azelaic Acid, and I really hope the new treatments do something to improve your situation. ❤

  2. Good luck. I tried a combination of Differin in the the morning and Duac at night and that helped a lot with my acne. Of course, I also had a prescription cleanser and was on an antibiotic the first month to clear up my skin.

  3. Pingback: My Skin Story Continued… | A Blushing Brunette

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