Note: PocketDerm has now changed their name to Curology.
For today’s post, I wanted to bare it all and show you my #nomakeup bare face. Not only do I think it’s always important to embrace our natural features, but I also wanted to update you on my skincare regimen using the PocketDerm service.
At the time I took these pictures, I had been using the PocketDerm topical as well as taking Doxycycline for 4 weeks (Heads up: my acne updates won’t be in real time because I schedule my posts). I feel that there is definitely some progress shown, but I’ve hit a bit of a plateau due to something I discovered about the antibiotic. Watch the video for more info and before/after pictures.
After cleansing, I use the PocketDerm topical– two pumps for my cheeks and chin, one pump for my forehead. I spread it evenly over my entire face (this is NOT meant to be used as a spot treatment). The formula is thin and has some slip to it, so it’s easy to rub in.
I follow up with the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer and head to bed. I’m still trying to find my holy grail cleanser and moisturizer to incorporate into my acne-fighting routine… these are just ones I’ve been trying to use up.
Hopefully, I continue to see progress. Watching the video back, I actually do see the smaller bumps on my forehead clearing up… even though some redness came back after limiting my Doxycycline dosage.
Do you have a cleanser or moisturizer you can’t live without?
Oh, and if you’re interested in trying out PocketDerm, which is a subscription service that hooks you up with a board-certified dermatologist AND prescription acne treatment for $19.99/mo, check them out here, and also read about my sign up process.