Just wondering, how long do you give a product before you are sure that it is not working? I get really disappointed when I start using something, thinking that I'm going to see some improvement and then don't. I don't know whether I should stop and go onto something else or give it longer... any ideas?
I've got bad body acne, started using Head and Shoulders and I've been on Diane-35 for nearly 3 months. If anyone else is on Diane, how long did it take for any improvement, I am getting very frustrated!
i think for bcp's, 3 months is about the trial period. For topicals, i do my best to give them 6 weeks (I know that's long, and frustrating), unless they're very clearly bad for me. Like if i get rashes, irritation doesn't stop for 2 weeks, etc.
Acne usually gets worse before it gets better while using tropicals/antibiotics. This stage is called "purging". It brings up everything from beneath the surface to the surface so that it could be treated.
I'd suggest giving a certain product anywhere from 4-8 weeks.