Well hello everyone!!
I know a post or two back I told you guys that I was starting Epiduo, the adaplaene and benzoyl peroxide gel that you use nightly for acne. Here is my REVIEW of it after using it for a month.
HERE is this link to the official Epiduo website. All the FAQ's are on there!
WHAT IS EPIDUO & HOW DO YOU YOU IT?
Epiduo is a gel. It is 0.1% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. You use it once nightly before bed time and then (I) wash it off my face in the mornings when I get up.
Let me start off by saying that this is NO MIRACLE CREAM! I still have acne/scars/cystic acne/etc. I just have much less! I starting noticing the effects within about 3 days.
Firstly, one of the major down sides to it is DRYNESS. I think you will find that with most acne creams/gels though. My doctors office gave me samples and a kit that had the following in it: 1) Epiduo 2) Cetaphil gentle cleanser wash 3) Cetaphil facial moisturizer with spf in it 4) A card that makes your prescription no more than $35 (My co-pay was less, so I didn't use the card.). The actual cost of the full sized 45GM prescription is around $212.00, so you will DEF want to use this prescription card provided in the sample.
I have been using Benzoyl Peroxide Creamy Face Wash 10% for years now(I actually stopped using it about 4 months ago because my face quit reacting to it), and the Epidou still caused dryness for me. At night you CAN put a moisturizer over the Epiduo, but I still find some dryness the next day.
If you can get your hands on some samples like I did, it is DEF worth a try. I mean, its FREE, why not?! I'm sure just like all the other acne medications out there, my skin will eventually get immune to it and I'll have to find something else. If you've read ANY of my other acne blogs, you will find that I have been through lots of doctors, medications, prescriptions, antibiotics, face washes, $$$$, etc. to help my acne. One of my doctors said that my birth control pill may have something to do with it, but I'm not willing to part with birth control. It has helped me with lots of other "lady problems," and if dealing with acne is a side effect, then so be it. I have tried multiple brands of the pill, and I've had acne with all. They say the testosterone in the Pill can cause acne. What CANT cause acne, right?
I would say that for me, Epiduo has helped A LOT.
Try it. 4/5 stars in my opinion. :)
The BEST thing I can recommend for you is washing your face with CETAPHIL. Click the link and go to there page. You can print out a coupon for a dollar off, I believe. I think it has also helped my skin a lot, in conjunction with the Epiduo.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
*Well folks, today is the day. I'm officially 22 years old today!*
Where did 21 go?? AHHH! Just wanted to post a quick blog saying hello, and I hope everyone has a great day! I will try to post some pics from this weekend's birthday celebrations!! :)
Here's some pics from my birthday weekend! I had a great 22nd! Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)
|Me and my mom. (Dress is from Maurices)|
|My boyfriend, Patrick & I.|
|We went to a Japanese steak house where they cook in front of you. They|
take your picture for you, but you have to wear this CRAZY hat! HAHA!
|My mom made me cupcakes!|
|My mom had flowers delivered to the house for me :)|
|My friend Courtney gave me this! Its Sinful Colors (Timbleberry & Verbena);|
and the Natural Eye Kit from Rue 21! (and just FYI, its AWESOME! Perfect doup
for the Two Faced Natural Eye Pallet!!)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
*OMG 50 FOLLOWERS!!*
You guys are AWESOME! I cant believe 50 people like reading my crazy, random, blogs! Thank you so much! I know I don't blog a ton, but I do it when I can & it is so fun! I love talking to people from all over the world! THANK YOU- THANK YOU- THANK YOU! I have "met" some really sweet people from blogger! :)
--SMALL ACNE UPDATE--
Yesterday I went to my regular doctor for a physical for school and what not, and my doctor even asked me about my acne (thats when you know its bad!). He said he wanted to give me some samples of a gel called Epiduo. You put it all over your face, once a day after washing it. I'm not "holding my breath" that it will work, but hey, I'll try it! Have any of you tried Epiduo before??
Well, I guess that's about it guys! Thanks again for all your sweet words! Talk to you soon :)