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Why I Built a Less-Is-More Routine After Dabbling With Prescription-Strength Skin Care

 

My skin hasn’t given me any real trouble since it was ransacked by puberty, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and the hormonal acne that came with it. At age 16, I found Biologique Recherche P50 ($106), and by using it religiously for nearly ten years, I’ve come to have an amicable relationship with my complexion. Then, 2020 happened. With the onset of COVID-19, my skin began mirroring the trash fire happening out there in the world. It became overly sebaceous, irritated, and resistant to any of my usual treatments.

I would take doxycycline twice a day. “Tetracyclines, including doxycycline, have shown to improve acne, often more quickly than topical agents, due to their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD. The hope with starting doxycycline is that, “even with a short course some patients will show quick improvement,” she says.

 

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Source : Well+Good – Why I Built a Less-Is-More Routine After Dabbling With Prescription-Strength Skin Care Edited By, Tamim Alnuweiri

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