Then I got serious. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed a soap and Ponds cream. Yes I paid to get a prescription for over-the-counter medicine … smh. Needless to say that despite using these religiously for 2 months, the regimen did not work. So I saw another dermatologist, who after closely inspecting my skin with what looked like Sherlock Holmes old magnifying glass for about 40 seconds prescribed a topical ointment called Retin-A gel and instructed that I wash my face with Dove soap. Thanks to that “genius” of a doctor my results were acne, severe drying around the mouth area plus Permanent Scaring to boot!
Then I got Furious! I found a plastic surgeon. He conducted a complete skin analysis then recommended 4 months of treatment. I received a mild chemical peel once a week, and two light treatments, one blue and one red, a week for four weeks. I continued light therapy for another four weeks while taking a break from the chem. peels. The repeated the whole process again. This reduced my moderate acne to mild acne; irregular breakouts and I rarely had more than two visible pimples at a time. But these still bothered me, mainly because they left me with spots L
so I am thrilled that I have put together a regimen that works for me.
My Current SkinCare Arsenal
Cleansers: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, & Estée Lauder Soft Clean Tender Crème Cleanser
Toners/ Tonics: Lancome Tonique Douceur Softening Hydrating Toner
Moisturizers: Crème De La Mer ‘Moisturizing cream’, Émulsion De La Mer ‘Moisturizing Lotion’, & The Body Shop Tea Tree Clearing Lotion
Eye-cream: Baume De La Mer ‘eye balm intense’, & Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair Eye.
Spot treatment and Acne prevention: The Body Shop Tea tree Oil
Hydrating/Vitamin Masks: Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque & Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask
Sun Protection: Dermalogica Skin Recovery spf 30
*Note: I do not use all of these products at the same time or even within the same week. I will do more detailed reviews of how I use these products in my skincare regimen, but if you are curious about any of these products or have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask J