As a teenage girl, quite a large proportion of my life seems to be spent in front of the mirror, analysing my skin, or on my computer, researching skin treatments. The other day I was doing just that – trying to find out more about Isotrex Gel, a topical form of the strong and controversial roaccutane. Judging by the results google gave me, it would have appeared that no one had used the gel for three years. I was amazed. Why had so few people given their recent experiences with this medicine? In fact, why had so few people given their long term experiences with acne in general? There are many ideas floating around cyberspace about what does and doesn’t work as an acne cure. There are few personalised, longer accounts of results of various treatments.
Because of this, I decided to create The Skin Blog. Here, I will record my ‘journey’ as I try to achieve smooth and glowing skin. I also hope to review products: creams, washes and make-up, so that at last you can know what really works for real people.