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Winter Skin And Blackheads

Posted by melmel87, 07 December 2013 · 250 views
blackheads, clogged pores and 2 more...
My skin has been relatively clear until the temperature started getting much cooler. Seems like every time this year all my pores and I mean EVERY pore becomes clogged with blackheads. I can even see extremely tiny pores clogged along my jawline (and yes I have a bad habit of analyzing every inch of my skin) which have been causing painful whiteheads to f...


Winter Skin And Blackheads

Posted by melmel87, 07 December 2013 · 178 views
blackheads, clogged pores and 2 more...
My skin has been relatively clear until the weather started getting much cooler. Seems like every time this year all my pores and I mean EVERY pore becomes clogged with blackheads. I can even see extremely tiny pores clogged along my jawline (and yes I have a bad habit of analyzing every inch of my skin) which have been causing painful whiteheads to form...


Cystic Acne And Hormones

Posted by melmel87, 27 July 2013 · 971 views
birth control pill, cystic acne and 2 more...
I wanted to wait awhile before I posted my experience with stopping my birth control pill and my acne.  I had tried numerous dietary changes to try to fix my cystic acne, some showed a little promise (avoiding caffeine) but nothing was stopping the cystic/nodular acne completely. I stopped taking my birth control pill may 20th, it's July 27th no...


Stopping Birth Control Pill

Posted by melmel87, 20 May 2013 · 806 views
birth control pills, yaz and 3 more...
I'm 25 now and I started taking birth control pills back when I was 19 because I would get migraines and terrible cramps, I always had mild to moderate acne (non-cystic) throughout high school which I contribute also to wearing cheap makeup and sweating a lot from sports and not being able to wash it off right away. My gyno tried ortho tri-cyclin first an...


Caffeine Gives Me Cysts

Posted by melmel87, 22 March 2013 · 875 views
cystic acne, caffeine, coffee and 1 more...
So, near the end of december I had a very stressful day at work and felt a cyst coming (and I have gotten cysts over the years, like one or two every couple months), over the course of the next few months I kept getting cystic acne along my jawline and under it. I kept going back to the dermatologist to get them injected and slathering on topicals. I eat...


My Story

Posted by melmel87, 08 February 2013 · 721 views
acne
Well my "journey" with acne has pretty much been my whole life, a good portion of it anyways. Right when I came out of my mother I was blessed with acne on my cheeks. My grandma said the same thing happened with my father so you can already guess I have my father's skin. The acne as a newborn left small scars on my cheeks, they just look like large pores...