It was nearly five years ago that NewBeauty first introduced you to Ziana, a topical clear anti-acne gel that makes use of both clindamicyin (an antibiotic) and a low-level retinoid (to keep pores clean and signs of aging minimized by increasing cell turnover). And while this skin perfector works, I’ve had my trials and tribulations with it.
When I was prescribed Ziana nearly seven months ago, I was beyond eager to give it a shot. My skin had taken a turn for the worse and nothing seemed to be helping-literally nothing. Knowing that prescription-strength retinoids can manifest some pretty unsightly side effects-think dryness, redness, flaking and even itching-I followed my doctor’s orders and used Ziana every other night for the first few weeks. Once my skin acclimated to the medicine, I ‘bumped it up’, using it every day. And that’s when I started to see a difference in my skin, but it wasn’t exactly a positive change. I began to break out, and bad. Hard, nodule-like pimples began cropping up overnight and I was convinced that there was nothing that could make my skin clear up.
On my next trip back to my derm, I was given some very unique instructions on how to use Ziana. I was told that my skin needed a 12-hour dose of the prescription and that as long as I didn’t overexpose my skin to it, it would be safe. Sure enough, within a matter of days my skin started to respond positively and over the course of the last few months, has continued to improve. While I personally can’t go without regular use of Ziana, it’s important to know that while it works, you must be diligent in using it. And, don’t be surprised if your skin goes through a period of looking really bad before it gets better. Since working Ziana into my skin-care routine my skin is consistently clear. Breakouts and the remnants of acne are now a thing of the past!
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