Monday, September 15, 2014

Skin Madness

From the start of my summer holidays (June 30th), my skin started becoming a lot worse. It was gradual, and I was in Singapore for a month, but even when I got back to Hong Kong, it just kept getting worse. So finally we decided to go to a dermatologist.

This was taken on 11th August, after I got back from the dermatologist.
This is the worst my skin has ever been, I would say.

These were the things I was prescribed.

(Please DON'T purchase these yourself (i don't know if you can) without a doctor prescribing it to you)

1. Roaccutane suppresses the oil produced in sebaceous glands. It not only makes your face drier, but your whole body.
2. The antibiotics are so that my acne does not get infected.
3. Cleanser for cleaning my face (we think that it's Cetaphil, it smells like it).
4. Toner, not for cleaning, but actually for moisturising as well.
5. Moisturiser for use after toner, if my skin still feels dry.

If you live in Hong Kong and are looking for a good (but expensive) dermatologist, here are the deets and beets.

Week 1

Week 2
Unhappy because pimples.

Week 3
Doctor increased my dosage to 20mg instead of 10mg --> Drier skin

Week 5
This is today. I look all kinds of shitty because I've been sick this whole weekend and missed school today. 
Really annoyed with my skin since tomorrow is photo day at school and I look like I'm dying. But we'll see what I can do with a little makeup.
Also for some reason, my skin (whole body) has been extremely dry since I got sick and I've been getting at least two nosebleeds a day. (wow so fun)

(I missed Week 4 because I forgot lol)