Breaking out after finishing anti’s, how long does it last?

Hi all,
Just a quick one really. I stopped taking anti’s just under 3 weeks ago. When I was on the anti’s, with 1 month left, I started taking probiotics and after reading solomio’s post about vit C I now also take 500mg of Vit C a day along with the probiotics, Zinc (15mg) and a multi-vitamin.
My skin is looking pretty good, no major spots coming up but I keep getting a few whiteheads. I just wondered if this was a break out because of the bad bacteria coming back after stopping the anti’s?
If it is, how long do the break outs usually last (roughly)? I was on tetra for 6 months if thats any use.
Thanks for reading!

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3 thoughts on “Breaking out after finishing anti’s, how long does it last?

  1. I’ve heard the breakouts can last up to 6 months 😮 😮 😮 -but you have taken steps to limit the breakouts so I don’t think it will be that bad for you. Maybe this will be as bad as it gets! 😀

  2. Same thing happened to me. I took anti’s for 8 months and when I quit I had the worst breakout of my life. It is my opinion anti’s are a terrible way to treat acne as it’s common to get a terrible breakout post treatment that sets you back worse than you started. Instead focus on your diet and go the ‘natural’ route. You’ll have much better long term results. Best of luck

  3. Thanks for the replies.
    I’m just going to try and grin and bare it. Hopefully it will get no worse. My diet is pretty good but because I’m still a growing teen I am apprehensive to start cutting major things out.
    I’ll sit and wait, I can only hope that it improves over the summer!

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