Regular readers will know I have been testing out SQOOM, a nifty little skin care gadget, for the last few months. It has been a really interesting experiment in trying to rid myself of eczema and acne and I’ve really appreciated the opportunity to give it a go. You can read about my SQOOM journey here:
What started out as a six week trial ended up as a nine month trial, which saw my acne get better, then worse, then better again. I abandoned the eczema treatment and discovered SQOOM is really good at anti-ageing. Sadly though, while it was making me look younger, it was making my acne a lot worse.
So I took advice from the experts and tweaked the treatment and took it right back to basics – no anti-ageing and just treating twice a week. This was great from the point of view of not taking up too much time and also had benefits for my skin. I wonder whether upping it to every other day might have made my skin even better – or whether it might have been too much trauma for my skin, which is clearly quite sensitive.
While I did the treatment, I was never brave enough to come off my prescription medication until right at the end. I continued using Zineryt antibiotic lotion on my skin, apart from the evenings when I actually used the SQOOM. I also kept using Limecycline antibiotic tablets, but I still had very bad (and painful!) spots on my back. I concluded that as my face was getting better, but that my back was getting no better, there was no point in taking the tablets any more.
So about six weeks before I finished the trial, I came off the Limecycline.
This is what I looked like at the start of the trial – with freshly washed face and no moisturisers or lotions etc. You can see a couple of nasty looking spots on my chin.