Ok, so lets get this going. My skin. Boy oh boy, where to start. So...as a teenager I struggled with acne and continue to deal with sudden breakouts as an adult. I tried everything at the drugstore to treat my breakouts as a teen. I had always been a skeptic when it came to taking medication to treat my acne. I'm sure you all have heard of the terrible side effects. Hesitant, I was in need of help desperately and would try anything at that point. I had been dealing with acne for about 6 years when I turned to a dermatologist.
Tetracycline. That's what I was prescribed along with a benzoyl peroxide topical gel and retinol. It cleared my skin up in a matter of two weeks! Everything was gone. Although it might have cleared my skin, I had to stop taking tetracycline after 2 months due to excessive dryness and sensitivity. I've always had sensitive skin but the treatment intensified it.
I'm sure you all want to know what my skin is like now. I have sensitive oily skin with occasional breakouts. My skin has always been a constant battle for me. I make sure to never get products that are too moisturizing for my skin due to being acne prone, but on the other hand I can't use anything too harsh to treat breakouts due to my sensitive skin. I usually buy skincare products targeted for problematic oily skin since having noticed a decrease with sensitivity.
So there you have it. Don't feel subjected if you don't have my exact skin type. As no two people are alike, skincare works different for everyone. What works great for me might very well work great for you and vice versa. I want to encourage dialogue and am looking forward to learning from you all as well.
I've been testing products and will have a review up soon!