Monday, 11 November 2013

Mild Acne SOS - Duac Once Daily Gel

I have always been extremely lucky with my skin, apart from the odd spot here and there, I didn't really have any issues whatsoever. However, this has all changed. Due to one reason or another, my skin has gone completely crazy. Although I still have combination/oily skin, I've developed acne on my forehead, a patch on my cheek and more mildly on my chin. It has been driving me crazy but the most frustrating thing is that I have no clue how to deal with it all. Where do you start?!

Well, I suppose I 'started' my quest for my old skin - oo how I miss thee - by visiting the doctor. At first I though it was some kind of rash, maybe even an allergic reaction? But no, I had acne, okay it's a milder version than some people have to endure, but all the same it's still god damn annoying. I was prescribed Duac Once Daily Gel and although I've been using it now for well over a month, it unfortunately hasn't made that much difference. Yes, it brings spots to a head, but that's about it. It doesn't seem to prevent any further breakouts, although it's certainly doing an excellent job of drying my skin out to the max :-( So, maybe I actually have combination/oily/dry skin now.

One of my major worries is that I'm going to accidently scar my face, as I have no idea about which spots are actually 'popable' and which are best left alone. I've been reading some well-known skin care blogs and although I have a better idea about how to treat my skin problems - which wasn't hard as I knew nothing before - I would still really appreciate some advice!

Have you experienced sudden onset acne? Do you have any products that you could recommend?


  1. Hello!
    I have also been prescribed the Duac daily gel and have been using it since about February now, and honestly it has made a difference! Sometimes you don't realise it has until you stop using it for a while, which I did. Keep at it, and I was told that if it still doesn't get better in about 3 months to go back and see my doctor and they'll try something else! There are quite a few different things they can give you if this doesn't work :-)

    Paige x

  2. Thanks so much for your comment Paige, I really needed to hear that as I'm just so frustrated with my skin the moment! Nothing seems to be working unfortunately. I'm going to continue using the Duac daily for another month and if there's still no improvement then I'll make sure I pop back my Dr's to try something else! X x x

    1. You're welcome! I've actually been put on tablets too to help along with the Duac, they can be a pain to take sometimes but you fall in a routine and they really have helped more than just the Duac alone. Hope this helps :-) x