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.


It’s a bit rough because during the time I got a good face I once got cyst acnes. Continue reading “Acne Diary: Chapter 6 – You Know What.. I Won!”

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 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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