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Life After Accutane

Posted by annie ell, 11 May 2013 · 5,961 views
accutane, roaccutane, acne
Seeing so many people post about uncertainties of starting Accutane, whether its worth the side effects and also people's journeys with Accutane I thought a few may be interested in what happens after Accutane. I wont focus a lot on my time with Accutane, more what happened after.Three years ago, after nothing else seemed to work, the doctor pre...

Birth Control Pill For Acne.

Posted by annie ell, 22 March 2013 · 1,136 views
birth control, acne, advise
So, after not taking anything and suffering yet another horrendous breakout, becoming increasingly depressed I dragged myself back to the doctors.A couple of years ago, Roaccutance did a great job of clearing up my skin for about half a year before slowly it began to return. I tried all the antibiotics and creams again without luck. I also tried birth con...

Return Of The Breakouts.

Posted by annie ell, 15 February 2013 · 752 views
breakouts, spots, acne
So, I've been meaning to blog about how using the Dermalogica products the dermatologist recommended went.Not great, is all I can say.The daily microfoliator is brilliant, but it doesn't clear up my skin.the face wash isn't brilliant and I felt it dried out my skin.the toner seems to do nothing at all.The brighten up spf 15 tinted moisturizer wa...


Posted by annie ell, 03 January 2013 · 772 views
dermatologist, new products and 1 more...
Today I'm starting the first of a set of appointments with a private dermatologist. If you guys can't see a derm for a couple of weeks I'd be more than happy to ask her some questions upon your behalf if you mail them to me! Also, I'll be posting any tips and products she gives me and although they'll be designed for my skin you may...

Stopping Pantothenic Acid

Posted by annie ell, 31 December 2012 · 833 views

I've been lowering my dose of pantothenic acid since it made my hair fall out and over Christmas I've stopped taking it completely. On the days I missed, no new breakouts occurred and so I thought its results would last a long time. However, I haven't taken it for about two weeks now and the other day, two spots appeared. This morning, another...

Stress And Acne

Posted by annie ell, 09 December 2012 · 733 views
stress, acne
This Tuesday I have an exam and quite frankly, I'm terrified.
Furthermore, I couldn't help noticing that because of all the stressing over it these past few days, my skin has worsened which begs the question of: 'Does stress make your skin worse?'

Well, I'm going to go with a yes.

And if it does, then life really is a bitch. Its just...

Tip #2

Posted by annie ell, 07 December 2012 · 532 views
milk, dairy, dairy free
Lay off the dairy products.

I've read that there is a strong link between the amount of milk consumed and acne. research suggests that although milk and other dairy products do not cause acne, they may be a contributing factor.

I haven't had milk or yoghurt for 3 years now. I can't say I had a notable difference, but due to the amount of...

Tip #1

Posted by annie ell, 05 December 2012 · 548 views
Change your pillow cases often!

I read that pillow cases harbour bacteria and using the same one regularly may spread breakouts all over your skin.
To try this out, I grabbed a couple of cheap ones and change them every four days. (I have two pillows, so I use a different side each night of both pillows.) I'm not entirely sure if this is a...

Life Gave Me Lemons. (And Acne)

Posted by annie ell, 02 December 2012 · 860 views
give up, no point, acne and 1 more...
Its now coming up to eleven years of having acne. Yesterday, I went to my room, curled up in my duvet and cried for two hours. I'm not sure why, it didn't make me feel any better, but I felt so miserable I didn't know what else to do. I was too unhappy to speak to my family, to text my friends, to even read a book. I lay there and, although...

Advise On Taking Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Posted by annie ell, 30 November 2012 · 7,900 views
supplements, pantothenic acid and 1 more...
After a real bad breakout, I researched more and more for something which would help until I found Pantothen. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford the brand but I read that Pantothenic Acid capsules work just as well. If you're thinking about taking B5, maybe give this a read first.

Pros: Cleared skin within a week, keeps spots and breakouts at bay,...