Acne Diary: Chapter 6 – You Know What.. I Won!

After 1 and half year, I stopped oral prescription (Roaccutane) 2 times and start it over again. But I still keep my daily routine. I change moisturizer and sun block to the other that not so thick for my face. I chose to use Giffarine SPF 70 PA+++ only on the day I go out side and use moisturizer some times only.

I changed my routine a bit that I use only pure water to wash my face on the date that I don’t use Sun block. After wash with pure water for 3 days I then wash with Acne aid on the next day. (I wash my face twice a day)

Also I add 2% liquid BHA in my routine. I use it after clean my face in the morning and evening. This really help to clear black head and dead skin. Then I scrub my face once every other week. I actually use Benzac only when I have breakout once in a while.

Here are current products I use.


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Acne Diary: Chapter 5, Close To The Goal

So sorry for stopped making the diary. I have been so stressed and busy with economic disaster and jobs so I lacked of update anything in my life. Here now I come back. Now I wanted to summary my story a little before end it.

Start from May 2008, I was so ready to fight with over 20 years acne problem

I still confirm that who has the same problem as mine, cysts acne, should see doctor and ask them if they can prescribe Iso-tretinoin or formly call Accutane (branded as Roaccutane, Acnotin or the other brand)

At first, I use only Penoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide) and Acne aid (Liquid cleanser) and use Sun block sometimes.

I would say this is the best solution. Except Penoxyl is too strong for my face skin. So I suggest anyone has sensitive skin should use only water based of bezoyl peroxide. There are several brand in market. I suggest Benzac AC 2.5 or 5 from Galderma.
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Acne Diary: Chapter 4 – Getting Better

June 25th, 2008

Now 20 days later, all acne on the forth pic has gone. Here is 4th pic.

18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28 gone leave red spots on my face (damn it! LOL), but but but I got 3 more big acne again (29, 30, 31) here is a pic


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Acne Diary: Chapter 3 – There Is A Faith

10 days later… I have been very tired with acne, irritation skin, and scars. These things give me a stressfulness also.

Now my face is a little clear up. Do you see that I smile a little? hehe. Please remember that I avoided other face product. I only took medicine and dabbed the acne cream on my face.

Here are a list to remind you again.
1. 20mg. Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) as a oral drug
2. 5% Benzoyl peroxide (Panoxyl 5) as an external gel
3. 0.025% Tretinoin (Ratin-A) as an external cream
4. Acne Aid Cleansing Gel.

Nothing else to use on my face even sunblock.

May 19th, 2008
Here are pics for this chapter.

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Acne Diary: Chapter 2 – They Are Fighting Also

6 days after I got more acne! They are big and red. One is on my nose. OH noooooo!

Only one thing I add is I don’t use product with alcohol anymore.

May 9th, 2008

Here are pics of more spots of acne.

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Acne Diary: Chapter 1 – My Face Must be Clear Up

After I wrote about Roaccutane, There are so many responds and questions. My previous experience doesn’t full fill your thought? Here what I did.

After I stopped the medicine for six months, acne come back and enjoy living on my face. Due to I move back to Thailand and the weather is hot and a lot of humidity, my face was getting worse once again.

This time I also make my acne diary to record every detail and photos.

May 3rd, 2008
I set my goal once again. It’s gonna be a last set of acne on my face.

Here are pics. Don’t worry about black strips. It will be remove at the end. haha


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