Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Acne treatments that WORKs for me!

I never had any serious issue with pimples when I was growing up as a teen. Even in college, everything was great until probably about 2 years back, it all started to pop up like corns on my forehead. It was bad and I super hated it!

I wasn't sure if it was a product that I use or just hormonal changes and I am destine to have adult acne. I went for facial but didn't really work to clear them because it wasn't targeting my acne. It was so embarrassing till I almost opted for Dr.Ko skin specialist but others whom went through a whole lot worst than I did said mine is just minor burst, why not try the pharmacist? So I did and gotten a tube of topical treatment call Tidact (no pictures here) used it for a while.... and it works... it reduces my pimple flares. At one point it was almost all gone, I have my clear skin again. When I stopped, it was all coming back to me like they never left.

When I started working, I finally had the cash to get my face cared by a proper acne facialist. It helped to reduce most of it but still there are bumps living on my face which seemed super comfortable and not going anywhere. It was worsts that scars because I have no way to cover them. So freaking annoyed.

I finally went to the doctor and seek their advice, I was asking about birth control pills because I read loads of them online saying that it helps. Though, he felt that I should try Zindaclin first before taking any pills. This product is freaking expensive, cost about RM60+ It was okay, did help here and there but after a while I think you skin will get used to the product and will slowly decrease it's magic.  

I've read tons online stating that one way to counter your skin getting used to the products is to switch them up. This is where the OXY 10 comes along, I bought this to target mainly on the bigger spots. Zindaclin doesn't dries out my skin but OXY does cause me peeling. I think switching between these two product do work quite well. I switch them about every 2 weeks.

After a while, I still feel not super satisfied because I'm crazy and I want freaking clear-clear skin. I get very jealous when I see Korean stars having so clear forehead. I seek the advice of my clinic again and they recommended me Doxymycin pills, antibiotic for the skin. Cool, better than trying birth control pills. Lols. I've been taking for about a month now and yeah, it helps but still not completely clear yet. I'm going to take it for another month and see how it goes. So far, I'm happy that my acne journey is almost coming to an end, mostly I'm fighting away the small bumps on my head that is reducing.

These are some of the things I use to clear my acne, I think it works for acne and hope that it will continue to fight away the small bumps on my forehead. 

You may want to try these stuffs yourself if you think you are at a dead end of countering acne. I understand how frustrating it can be. :)


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Hilda Milda™ said...

Your face looks super smooth to me, never knew you would have acne problem too :P

Yue Rain said...

Good luck. I had acne burst for 10 years so i understand how you feel.

FurFer said...

:( . My lips allergic to those pills. I can;t take in those pills continuously because my lips can be so dry to the point it can start to bleed. I've stop using doctor's prescription because i don't want my skin too dependent on the effects. I don't use any acne cream now unless I need to.

P/S: I have never see any pimples on your clear skin lehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

JQLeeJQ said...

@hilda & Jennifer, only my cheeks looks great but my forehead is bad. Lols in pictures photoshop!

Jennifer, this is not accutane lo. It doesnt dries out the skin wan.

Thanks Yue Rain!

Ei-Leen Gan said...

you can try Diane-35. It works well for me. I have acne for 15 years!

Sherry Go Sharing said...

oh.. I don't know there is pil for it.

Unknown said...

Hi, can I know where did you get the zindaclin? Thank you :)

JQLeeJQ said...

@norsyammi try asking the pharmacist in the store. They are not a counter product I believe. :)