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#41 SpeciousHope

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:51 PM

Am on Duac now...starting tomorrow. Got a facial. She was in a rush...she like cut my forehead and I have a bruise on my right cheek from the acne vac. I should tell her she keeps bruising me with that thing. This is the second time too. Um....after the facial I came home and ate dinner. Put makeup on. >.< and went out to a hookah bar. I know so bad....ughh we'll see how my face reacts.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:00 PM

Woke up today.

Morning
Cetaphil wash with clarisonic
PRetika light 5 mins
NEutrogena Alcohol free toner
Duac


I still have a bruise on my right cheek. I noticed several white heads popped up around my mouth. It was probably since I was dehydrated from smoking last night.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

My skin is pretty clear rite now except of this white head on my chin and zit on my left cheek. I've been using duac since my facial. I'll start using retin-a at night and duac in the morning now. Lately I've just been using duac in the morning and at night.

I've been wearin mineral make up sparsely. I went out tonight and I only covered the scars. I've been using the red light too. Still have that bruise.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

Hmm....i think the MMU broke me out. The white head on my chin became humongous last night. I'll continue using the duac. My choice of junk food at the holiday parties are probably not helping either. I should wash my makeup brushes too before I use it to apply my makeup.

I forgot to mention that my derm suggested that I go on accutane since I've been battling acne for...a decade now. I'm turning 20 in 3 weeks? Right my skin is okay, moderate with lots of black heads and enlarged pores. I'm hesitant to go on accutane because it will be a more rigorous lifestyle change. Getting blood work every month and check ups.. I odn't know we'll see. I have to be on birth control for a month before I can start accutane.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE (SpeciousHope @ Dec 21 2008, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm....i think the MMU broke me out. The white head on my chin became humongous last night. I'll continue using the duac. My choice of junk food at the holiday parties are probably not helping either. I should wash my makeup brushes too before I use it to apply my makeup.

I forgot to mention that my derm suggested that I go on accutane since I've been battling acne for...a decade now. I'm turning 20 in 3 weeks? Right my skin is okay, moderate with lots of black heads and enlarged pores. I'm hesitant to go on accutane because it will be a more rigorous lifestyle change. Getting blood work every month and check ups.. I odn't know we'll see. I have to be on birth control for a month before I can start accutane.


I told my derm when I went back a few months ago that I have had acne for 10 plus years now and I would like to try accutane again (it worked wonders the first time, but now acne is coming back a bit). I was told "well, however bad you think it is, accutane isn't worth the risk". End of subject. Kind of bummed he didn't even try to understand. But he is my doctor and he knows more than me I suppose... But good luck if you get to go on it!

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:04 AM

Thanks! I don't think I'm going to go accutane...I'm too scared.

My face is definitely drying out now with the duac and I think I'm on the verge of breaking out since my face was all read this morning and I keep getting white heads on my chin. =(

Going to the beach tomorrow!

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 11:46 PM

I have a cold sad.gif

Skipped everything this morning and used retin-a at night.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:33 PM

Merry christmas~!

Morning
cetaphil w/clarisonic
neutrogenal alcohol free toner
duac

night
cetaphil w/clarisonic
neutrogena acohol free toner
pretika light
retin-a
cetaphil moisturizer


my skin is supeer dry right now. I keep breaking out in white heads on my chin. I guess I'm going to start moisturizing first and then apply the meds.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:13 PM

I picked up my Duac prescription it came with the SFC lotion cleanser. (soap free cleanser) so I've been using that last nite and this morning it's suppose to be PH balanced.

Last nite
SFC cleanser with clarisonic
Neutrogena alcohol free toner
Cetaphil
Duac spot treatment
Retin-a on fore head


Morning
SFC cleanser with clarisonic
Neutrogena alcohol free toner
Duac
Cetaphil

Cut my hair yesterday since it was so damaged. Used a Hask mask on it.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:31 PM

My skin is pretty clear right now just scars and enlarged pores. My pores are humongous...I don't know how to shrink them. =(

Morning
SFC w/clarisonic
Neutrogena alcohol free toner
Duac
Cetaphil


Night
SFC w/clarsinoc
neutrogena alcohol free toner
Cetaphil moisturizer
Retin-a micro

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

Im really sorry to hear of all your acne struggles! I am in the same boat! How are you liking the clarisonic? I just got one, and was a little worried that I had a few whiteheads after 2 times, but assumed it was purging..fun fun! I do love the cedaphil

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:03 AM

I got whiteheads too...but I think it was because I didn't moisturize after using the clarisonic! I like the clarisonic. It's not amazing or the holy grail but it helps I suppose.

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My skin has been dry lately. I have a red bump on my nose and upper cheek and left cheek. Hmm......I need a facial soon. I feel like my chin is going to start breaking out soon.

Morning
Cetaphil w/clarisonic
Neutrogena alcohol free toner
Cetaphil
Duac all over face

I wore bronzer today

Night
Cetaphiil w/clarisonic
Pretika red light
Neutrgena alcohol free toner
Cetaphil
Duac on my chin and the red bump on my nose
Retin-a on forehead and cheeks

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:57 PM

the underground pimple on my upper lip has emerged and so has the bump on my nose. I haven't had an underground pimple before. It's so weird. ugh i hope it goes away soon. Maybe I'll go for an emergency facial tomorrow?

Morning
SFC w/clarisonic
duac
olay spf 15


Night
sfc w/clarisonic
duac on underground pimples nose and upper lip
retin-a all over face
cetaphil

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:27 PM

Used my clinique foundation tuesday. also used dermalogica anti bac cleanser afterwwards

zit on my chin emerged and upperlip is still there. i need another facial soon.

happy new years!

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:09 PM

Morning
SFC cleanser
neutgroena alcohol free toner
Olay SPF 15
Duac

Night
cetaphil with clarisonic
dermalogica w/clarisonc on the chin
neutro. toner
cetaphil
retin-a micro

Starting to break out in cystic acne on my chin.....probably from the clinque or smashbox primer
Undergroudn zit still on my left cheek still here. the one on my nose disappeared and upperlip is diminishing.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

Used clinique again went clubbing in miami. sighh. I need a new foundation that doesn't make me break out but provides full coverage.

Had a mini vaca.....may have wrecked my skin =/ Need a facial.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:50 AM

My skin is starting to break out again. I've been using the clinique foundation and EDM on and off so that might be why. My chin started breakin out today. Busy with school and what not. =(

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:56 PM

hey - i'm on RAM right now too. I've been doing it for 2 months and I'm still getting breakouts, so I completely sympathize with your struggles.

I really like Bare Minerals foundation. It will cover - you just have to use more than they do in the instructions. I love my skin when I use it, and it doesn't make me breakout more than usual. Right now I'm trying to go without it now so I can get comfortable in my bare skin again...

I also am dealing with large pores and searching for a solution. I think my oil control lotion is helping them look smaller and I don't feel like an oil slick by the end of the day when I use it. Its Cosmedicine Medi-Matte oil control lotion. love it, b/c i don't feel like i need to wear mineral veil anymore.

take care and good luck!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:16 AM

Thanks! You should ask your derm about Duac it helps with clearing the break outs. Retin-a doesn't really do anything to prevent breaks. I don't think it's really effective alone. Good luck!




Haven't updated in awhile. Used the clinique foundation in jan 18th. Broke out recently on my chin and left cheek due to the foundation. It's recovering now. The Duac really works in clearing the zits. I have one under my left chin and left cheek. The RAM helps with scarring I suppose. Sometimes I use Duac in the morning and at night to clear up a zit. Still on my same routine. Cutting back on the EDM lately and just going out with no makeup. I need to find a tinted moisturizer that covers for winter now. It's cold and my skin is really dry. The everyday mineral breaks me out.

Morning
SFC Soap w/clarisonic
Neutrogena Alcohol free Toner
Duac
Olay SPF 15
maybe EDM

Night
Cetaphil w/clarisonic
Neutrogena alochol free toner
Retin-a Micro
Cetaphil Moisturizer

My skin is pretty clear except for scarring and large pores. My pores are humongous. Still trying to figure out how to diminish those pores. Will get a facial during spring break when I go home. I need to find an esthetician when I am away at school.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:51 PM

Skin is okay. I had a minor break out last week but it's cleared up now. Just problems with scarring and black heads and enlarged pores. My complexion is really dull and uneven and I have so many blackheads and pores. Hm...what can I do? I'm going home this weekend but I didn't get a chance to make an appointment for a facial. I just want to extract all these blackheads. Routine is pretty basic. It's been the same. I have been going out make up free for the past week or two. I haven't been moisturizing at night either since it's been warmer.

Morning
SFC cleanser w/clarisonic
Neutrogena Alcohol Free toner
Duac
Olay SPF 15

Night
Cetaphil w/clarisonic
Neutrogena Alcoholl free toner
Retin-a Micro
Cetaphil

I also haven't been eating white rice for a while either. I think that might have contributed since I have lower glycemic levels.

Breakfast
Fiber one cereal with Almond Milk
Banana

Snack
Jamaican beef patty
V8 promegranate juice w/cranberry juice
Orange Juice
Goldfish pretzels
Chewy bar
Saltines

Dinner
Green Grapes
Strawberries
Orange juice




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