My Skin Journey – Small Update #1

Hello friends, I hope you’ve all been well. It’s Labor Day long weekend here in NSW, Australia so I thought I would use the opportunity to update you on my skin journey.

My skin has mostly stayed the same much to my displeasure *sighs*

A bit itchy here and there and I have continued to experience mild pimples around my chin which I’m guessing is because I’ve stopped using a moisturiser which is making me produce more oil. Then there’s the fact that I’ve increased my medication so it could be ‘drying’ my skin out more.

Dry skin mess! Dull, red and my pores seem larger than normal.

Increasing My Medication

With a recent visit to my GP, she has recommended I now begin taking 100mg of Doxycycline as in 4 weeks, I haven’t seen a large amount of improvement of my bumpy texture. Touch wood, I haven’t experienced any reactions to Doxy.

Cold Turkey Skin Care

I have now discontinued use of my cleanser. In my previous post I mentioned I stopped using sunscreen but I have continued to use the Garnier Micellar Water with the pink cap to remove daily grime and mascara as well as a microfiber cloth to slough off some dead skin cells.

A Moisturising Cream?

As mentioned, my skin was looking pretty dry and dull so I decided to use this moisturising cream I picked up a few weeks back. It is suitable for use on face and body, adults, children and babies.

I find that this doesn’t sink into the skin that much. I do look a little greasy after a few hours. I use about a pea size amount to my forehead, nose, chin and cheeks in the morning and evening straight after splashing with water. This is free from fragrance and colours.

Hamilton skin therapy, high potency 10% Urea Cream available at Priceline and Priceline Pharmacies

Benefits of Urea for Skin

The Urea component of this cream works to provide a heavier moisturising vehicle. Urea works to break down and loosen Keratin in the skin which can help smooth skin. In the long term it can help your skin ‘learn’ how to hold on to water better, thus stopping it from drying out. Which is great for you if you suffer with;

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris


I am trying my hardest to be patient in this process. My GP has asked me to return in 1 months time to check my skin. If the case is it’s the same, I will be referred out to a Derm. I’m thinking this is going to be the case, but I will try remain positive that the combination of limited skin care and Doxy will clear this all up.

If you’re in NSW, ACT, QLD or SA Australia, I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend!

Take care.