(Closed) Prescriptions no longer helping hormonal acne

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Have you tried bcp? 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

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Dragonfly715:  Everyone is different, but I find that using a gentle soap ( fragrance free Dove for Sensitive Skin) and an oil free moisturizer (Clinique Moisturizing Gel) along with eating the daily recommended amount (5 cups) of raw vegetables and fruits seems to help my skin. I had a clarasonic knock-off and it seemed to do more harm than good.  

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by  silverandgold.
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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Dragonfly715:  can’t say enough good things about Exposed Skincare. I had the same type of acne, around the mouth and chin. Start off using it once a day or every other day, increase to the recommended amount and then cutback once your skin clears up. I’ve been using it for about 6 months now, hardly get any acne and now I only use it every other day. Be prepared that your skin will feel a little raw/sensitive at the beginning, just use it a little less often till your skin gets used to it.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

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Dragonfly715:  It’s like I wrote this. I have the exact same issue. I took spiro last year ita worked wonderfully for about 6 months then just stopped. I suffered through acne all last year ( even my wedding ) until jan of this year. I started using head and shoulders to wash my face anD using diaper rash cream to moisturizer. Haven’t had a single cystic pimple since. I don’t know that it will work forever but it’s working for me now. I also use LUSH – Dark Angels scrub at night and this has been a god send. Sorry you’re going through this. I also noticed if ate at soy sauce or raw tomatoes I will break out. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve heard great things about PocketDerm, maybe you can try it if it’s offered in your state? It’s also pretty affordable compared to a regular dermatologist.

 

https://pocketderm.com/

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Was Differin one of the topical Rx you tried? Dermalogica skin clearing face wash. And increasing Aldactone dosage during pre-menstrual week is another technique.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I know you’ve said that you’ve tried a lot of topical prescriptions, but I have bad horomonal acne and I recently startEd using Clindamycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Topical (Duac, BenzaClin, etc) and it works! I totally doubted it, but my skin started clearing within a day. If you haven’t tried it, you could give it a go. 

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