Friday, September 18, 2009

How do I solve my acne problem

I had been suffering from acne breakout & relapse since 2008. The symptoms always reappeared after being resolved, which made me feel rather distressed and annoyed. I was quite confused initially, why did I have acne/pimple at this age and not during my teenage days? I still remember I did not have any acne since 13 year-old until I completed my PRP service at Temerloh. The most I had was 1-2 tiny pimples when I was stressed during exam period.

I started to go for facial treatment in Nov 2008 at Jean Yip, The Curve. Initially, the effect was not very prominent but slowly I could c improvement in my skin condition. My skin is not so oily as before especially after I use the Revolution sebum control. I like this product a lot as it helps to control sebum/oil of my face and thus reduce the formation of pimples. Besides, with the addition of menthol, this product gives me a cooling sensation on my face and helps to keep me awake, lol.

My skin getting better since I started facial treatment, but pimples still reappear occasionally especially before my menstrual period. After being recommended by my beautician, Joyce, I started to take Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) 1000mg per day. All this while I only know that EPO is good in regulating our menses but didn't realise that it can also improve acne and some other skin problems. After GOOGLE for it, I decided to give it a try since EPO is good for female afterall, it'll do no harm to my body, if not better. I bought Bio-Life EPO from Guardian pharmacy as it was having promotion that time and very cheap.

After trying the above product for 4 months plus, my condition improved and I'm very satisfied with the outcome. That day I saw a colleague of mine who has transfered to KL. She was so shocked to see my face condition which improved a lot since she last saw me. I'm so happy now. I was quite depressed early this year when my acne couldn't be controlled although already taking Roaccutane prescribed by a famous skin specialist at Jalan Imbi, KL. I stopped taking Roaccutane after 3 wks of treatment and refuse to see the specialist again. I know he'll only tell me to keep taking oral antibiotics or Roaccutane and apply antibiotic gel. The worst part is I always have to go there super early in the morning, waited for few hours and only get consultation for 10 min (or less), getting medicines which I know where to buy it for myself at much cheaper price. The only topical antibiotic that I like to use now is Clindamycin 1% solution by Pfizer. This can be purchased at any pharmacy store and is very effective, but do not use it for too long period.


花 花 宇 宙 said...

Congratulation. Must be very leng lui now. I really don't know EPO can be more effective than roaccutane in treating acne, haha.

Mindy said...

em, skin better, but feature still the same la... ><

ya i dislike roaccutane wahahaha