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  1. Hi! So I went to my PCP last night, and he prescribed me some minocycline for my acne, (I have been on the medication before). I took a pill last night, and this morning. While I was there, he also referred me to a dermatologist to put me on accutane. So I went to the dermatologist today, and he prescribed me Ampicillin, to prepare me to go on accutane. I was doing some research, and I saw that you should not take these two medications together. So how long until I can take the Ampicillin? I've seen people say that it takes weeks for Minocycline to leave your system, but that it's okay to start taking Ampicillin after 4 days of not having taken anymore Minocycline. I haven't been able to get a hold of the dermatologist, so could I have you advice on how long I should put off the Minocycline so I can take the Ampicillin?

  2. VibrantViper
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    It's been a few days since I updated you guys, I'm sorry. It's been a rough week really. I had two new cystic bumps pop up under my jaw/neck area and a weird breakout of tiny bumps all over my face. I think it was the Evening Primrose I tried to incorporate into my daily regimen...at least I hope so. I also tried to start taking a probiotic to help with the antibiotic, but I stopped that just in case it was the cause. Guess I'll never know if EPO works or not. My skin was healing so well and then it just exploded and not it's all red and angry and the texture is just blah. The crazy thing is my left side was mainly unaffected except for a few weird patches of rough bumps, the right side got the brunt of it really.

    It's super depressing and to top it all off, it's started to really affect my relationship. He's the most understanding person in the world, but it's hard to make someone understand that your skin is so important...especially when they have nice skin themselves. I only hope that this weird set back is only temporary. I'll keep you guys updated, much love!

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    Natural oils are the recipe for clear skin.

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    madh
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    Today marks my 15th day on Accutane!

    Background: I had always struggled with mild acne, but nothing that was uncontrollable until my second year of college. I started getting breakouts on my chest and back which led me to countless topicals and finally Bactrim which kept me clear for a while. After suffering gastrointestinal problems from being on antibiotics for almost 3 (!!!) years, my doctor put me on Accutane. My acne became increasingly cystic when I came off of Bactrim, but for the most part is not severe. The acne on my chest is mostly inflammatory.

    Dosage: I'm on Myorisan 40mg once per day. I take my dose every night which I read on somebody's blog reduces the amount of symptoms that can be a nuisance (headaches, fatigue, etc.) because you're asleep for 8+ hours after taking it. I'm also on Nortrel 0.5/35 which is supposed to help with acne as well.

    Symptoms: So far, the worst symptom I've had has been the stupid cracks in the corners of my mouth due to my dry lips. Both sides are cracked!! It hurts to do anything but the worst is brushing my teeth. My face has just begun to flake mostly in my chin area and forehead, which is a godsend compared to my ultra-oily skin I had before. I've had no joint pain or headaches or anything but I'm staying cautiously optimistic since it's only been 2 weeks. I have experienced dry eyes as well but it was expected because I wear contacts for sometimes 12+ hours a day, drops help.

    Products: 
    Daytime
    : Face--Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Josie Maran argan oil, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream with SPF, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation**, Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer** (as spot concealer), Body--Trader Joe's moisturizing cream with aloe vera, Aquaphor (hands, feet, lips)
    **Will have to switch soon because these are formulated for oily skin, but since my skin is only beginning to get dry they still are working ok
    Nighttime: Face--Clinique cleansing oil for makeup removal, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Josie Maran argan oil, Eucerin Intensive Healing creme (has Lactic Acid in it so it exfoliates as well), Aquaphor on dry patches, Body--Eucerin Intensive Healing creme, Aquaphor on hands/feet/lips

    I'll include pics of my progress every 2 weeks. PLEASE: if you recognize me, keep it to yourself!!
    Also, excuse my weird hair. I'm in the process of growing my bangs out.

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    For those dealing with teenage acne problems.
    Check out my written work on wattpad at https://www.wattpad.com/403789239-confessions-of-a-teenage-acne-sufferer

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    So the lemons have been making my face look and feel better but recently where i have my acne scars they have been getting red around it and im sure its from the lemons. I was trying to put on moisturizer but it burned really bad, (it did not make my whole face red, only around my scars) 

    I have stopped using lemons for a while, and i will try again soon. Also, this may only be for me im not sure if other people have experienced this problem :/ 
     

  4. End of week three and my face feels better. although it doesn't look a lot better. I'm hoping I will be able to see a difference soon and my face will start to heal and my spots will go down. People are also noticing that my face is calmer and looks better when I have make up on.weekthreee.jpeg
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    RobustCube
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    Day 25

    So I have been taking dianette for 3 and a half weeks now, and am now on the second strip. I have missed my 7 day pill break as I mentioned before. I really dont have much to report, so my skins is still getting spots obviously and what Im finding is that the spots I have really take ages to get rid of!! So i am trying to find a good treatment to dry out the spots quickly. My chin has one cyst which is coming to a head (I used the body shop tea tree gel stick which I can honestly say is a life saver for me atm!!). Last week I had these tiny black head things on one side of chin under my lip which became really inflamed and ended up with about 6 inflamed pimples. I think this may have something to do with the treclin gel I have been using but it may also be in conjunction with the dianette. What I am finding right now is that it seems to be my cheeks that are breaking out the most! This is weird because these started off okay and seemed to remain quite clear in the first couple of weeks of using dianette. I now am finding myself getting clusters of small spots on my cheeks that take ages to disappear and make me feel really unconfident! Same with my temples, one side has cleared a lot and the other side has cleared but have a small cyst one of them. My forehead hasn't actually had any new spots for about a week (touch wood) however I have still got 3 spots which wont clear and one of them became really irritated the other day so a bit painful. I am obviously expecting to keep getting spots for the moment which is kind of disheartening because I just want to see improvements already and be able to go out with out feeling embarrassed of my skin! The oil production hasn't really decreased yet from what I have noticed at this point i don't know maybe it has a little bit on my forehead its just that when i wake up in the morning my nose still feels super greasy!! I have been noticing my boobs being very painful whilst using dianette and I think they may have grown a little bit! So yeah like right now i haven't had any huge uncontrollable breakouts and my spots are slowly clearing but yeah like i said i am still getting spots at the moment (like expected at this stage). 

    Hope this is helping anyone going through anything similar and if you can recommend any good creams to apply to individual spots then please let me know!! I have just ordered kiehls blue spot treatment and then origin super spot treatment so will let you know how this works for me! I have tried mario badescu drying lotion and i think it words to an extent but doesn't really clear them fully for me (but i have heard it works amazingly for some people!!) :)

  5. HEY FRIENDS.

    Today is day 11 and things are definitely improving!! Despite only drinking the broth twice a day, my skin is definitely calming down and beginning to heal. Food wise, i've been 90% paleo (small mishaps such as small amounts of seed oils/gf flour), and I am aiming to reach 100% soon (still working out what is and isn't safe!) On top of that I've been drinking broth every morning and evening.

    Interestingly, I didn't have broth for breakfast this morning because I'd run out and my new batch wasn't ready, and I got (and still have) indigestion from eating a solid breakfast! So maybe I need to really go easy with food in the mornings. Took a digestive enzyme supp - hope it passes soon! Won't snack this morning to give my digestion a chance to catch up and sort itself.

    SKIN: Really healing! So admittedly I have two small spots on my chin which are new, but they're little whiteheads rather than cystic ones which is definitely an improvement! Plus a couple of more forehead which are settling. REALLY LOVING THIS. Hope the progress continues!

    xxx

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    So I am on my third day of roaccutane, I am extremely excited to have an acne free life !!

    To begin with I will tell you guys my skin history. As a child/teenager I didn't have a lot of acne I just had few pimples here and there, I had some black heads on my nose and that's it. My skin as a teenager was pretty dry so I started applying oil on my face like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil.. until my skin type changed as I grew up to combination to oily skin yet I kept on using oils every day thinking it is helping with my acne. My skin got cleared by it self at around 17-18 until around 20 I started having acne with white heads which freaked me out cause I literally never had pimples with white heads!

    I went to a dermatologist and he gave me tropical creams which worked a little at first but then obviously my skin got used to them and it stopped working. After that I decided to try home remedies since my acne wasn't that bad, I changed my makeup routine, I changed my diet, I stopped consuming sugar, I stopped eating some diary products, I tried using tea tree oil and a lot of other home remedies and masks but nothing worked. I kept on trying for 4 years but nothing worked and my acne got a bit worse as well as I started to get some discoloration.. so I went to another dermatologist and she gave me 3 courses of  doxycycline with some tropical creams including salicylic acid but unfortunately I was one of the 2% (according to my dermatologist) whom doxycycline made acne even worse than ever before. Finally my derm. prescribed roaccutane for me, I was thrilled honestly cause I heard a lot about its magic !

    I am only 3 days in;  I don't know if its all in my mind but I think my skin already looks better. My derm said I might not get the initial stage of roaccutane (which is the storm before the rainbow) since doxycycline already broke me out like crazy. My face is less oily and I don't have any new acne .

    Side effects:
    Very few so far, my lips are a little dry, but i use A LOT lip balm. I am currently using bioderma atoderm baume levres lip balm and my derm gave some kind a medical cream for the lips which is called pantol .
    My eyes are a little dry I am using gel artificial tears to help with that.
    The last side effect (even though its not mentioned as a side effect), I'v been having trouble with sleeping :(.The first day I couldn't sleep at all !! the second day I tried to not think about it but it didn't work I slept a little but I kept on waking up every half an hour or so. Hopefully my sleeping pattern will go back to normal soon!

    That's it for now, please share your experiences and stories 

  6. accutane 

    • seriously my ankles hurt a lot. I want to say it was all the running but pretty sure its the drug making it 10 times worse. Such an annoyance

     

    Day 20 - 21/04/2017

     

    • Everything is so so dry 
    • My nose is really dry
    • My face is pretty dry which i only realised after putting on makeup 
    • I have felt that my legs feel a lot better
    • My lips are not too bad 
    • my breakouts are getting a whole lot worse though to be fair 
    • My cheeks are quite spotty and my chin is quite bad too

     

    End of day 20 - completely broken out all over my face! Maybe the initial breakout is coming super late? Im getting quite anxious! Will I have bad skin forever? 

     

    Thought I had dodged the initial breakout but turns out i didn’t 

    It is day 21 and my face is a bloody mess but I’m just going to have to deal with it

    My cheeks are so swollen and so is my chin 

     

    Forehead isn’t too bad yet but it will be 

    side effects - dryness, dry lips but not too bad, dry hands and vivid, tossing and turning nights of sleep 

     

    AHHHH my chin is so so painful jeeeeeez

     I look like an ugly mess but this is what you have to go through to get clear skin 

    my skin hasn’t looked this bad in a while its inflamed and itchy and i feel like its only gunna get worse ugh 

     

    Day 22

    Skin feeling a little bit less inflamed than yesterday but still pretty bad. Its like I have gone back to square one which is so frustrating. I thought right good i have been the lucky one to not get the initial breakout but noon i was wrong :(

     

    My face feels dry and tight, my lips are very dry and cracked on the right side

    My forehead has erupted ugh 

    I feel so unnatractive and its really sad that I feel that way about myself :(

    I really hope that about mid-way through month 2, my skin starts to chill out a bit fingers crossed. 

  7. Hello - Just wanted to check back in to note that I've had no side effects, continue to have smooth clear skin and now my only skin worry is wrinkles. If you're on accutane or a similar product now, know that there are many people with positive experiences who just drop off this site when everything is cleared up, b/c clear skin isn't an issue any longer. Stick with it. 

    Favorite products during accutane and after - Aquaphor, skinceuticals phyto corrective gel and anything by Eucerin. 

    Good luck all! IMG_8113.JPGIMG_7942.JPGIMG_7714.JPG 

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    jesuislouise
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    I always think it's bad luck writing these posts, because every time I seem to write one, I end up with pimples haha! After my last one I started to get a few on my nose and in-between my eyebrows and then some started to appear around my laughter lines. The weren't big ones and they didn't linger for long but still. Anyway I currently have none and my skin looks really good. I've really noticed the difference in my skin when I don't and do drink water. My water intake has been really awful the past couple of weeks and so my skin hasn't looked good. Now that I've upped my water in take my skin looks really nice and glowy. 

    I have no idea if there is any correlation between period pains and Roaccutane but since taking this course, my period pains have been hellish, as in passing out, being pale as anything, sweating buckets and in a ridiculous amount of pain. I've always had awful periods but for the past 4 months the pain has been unreal! I'll be interested to see if it carries on this way after my course is finished. 

    I'm still using my Nobles Zinc soap to wash my face and Eucerin skin replenishing night cream which seems to work for me! I also haven't experienced much in the way of side effects, apart from the usual dry lips. I have bouts of eczema on my arms but thats easily managed with e45 body lotion! 

  8. Cyst is those unwelcomed painful red bumps that can be caused anywhere on your body part which required proper care and expert treatment to remove it safely. If you are also one of those who is suffering from this painful time, then it is high time to look for such effective treatments that help you get rid of this problem safely…

    There are many dermatologists who suggests you surgery to get rid of these cysts but instead spending such hefty amount on cyst removal, you can watch cyst popping videos that can suggest you more easy and effective methods. One of the common things you need to understand while treating or popping these cysts is that never squeeze it because it can make it worse and more painful. 

    Let’s have a look at the great cysts popping ideas that can help you treat this big bump.

    1.Hot/Cold Compress

    No matter whether you have a cyst on your leg, neck or back just use hot/cold compress as it can help you shrink the size of the cyst. You can use a hot pad and leave it on the cysts for the quick results and for cold compress use you can use an ice bag or ice pads and leave on your cysts for 20-25 minutes. This will reduce the pain and also minimize the size of your cyst.

    2. Watch Cyst Popping Videos

    Everything is available on the internet, so why don’t you consider watching cyst popping videos lo learn effective and easy cyst popping methods. The great thing about these videos is that they are free to browse and easily to download for the further reference. These videos will guide all step by step cyst popping procedure so that you can drain it without any hassle.

    3. Get It Drain From Dermatologist

    If you feeling it terrific and horrible to drain it, then you can find get it treat by the doctor. They are equipped with all essential tools that help them drain this cyst easily. In fact, they can treat it with painless treatments and allows you get rid of the same immediately. 
     

  9. Hey Guys, 

    Today is day 7 on Claravis and to be honest I haven't experienced much change with my acne. Today my lips have started peeling, I have been using Aquaphor everyday since I started taking the pill but I know its inevitable, I will have dry lips (ohh please pray for me). I do want to ask if anyone has experienced night sweats, last night was the second time, with the AC on I woke up sweating profusely which scared me. And last night I also had the worst headache I've ever had, the pain was so bad I wanted to cry, it woke me up at 4am, I ended up taking two Tylenol and finally drifted off to sleep again. Things are getting real over here. is anyone else experiencing similar side effects?

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    So I had my very first microneedling appointment done yesterday (April 17th, 2017) I am on the end of my tenth week of Dans regimen, so I figured it would be a good time to jump-start my scar revision process. The doctor used 2.5mm needles, using the "Rejuvapen." I only had my cheek areas treated, because those ares are really my only areas of concern. I'm dealing with mild-moderate rolling scars, possibly even a boxcar scar or two, however, all of these scars are very smooth, and do not exceed 1.5mm in depth at the very maximum. I also have some PIE ( post inflammatory erythema ) these scars are primarily just causing an uneven textured look, which I have faith that multiple microneedling sessions will significantly suppress, if not completely eliminate. I plan on going back to my doctor in 4 weeks for my follow-up treatment ( does anybody think that is much too soon? should I push it back to 5 weeks? )

    I am very excited to start seeing results in the coming weeks. I know it takes time, but I've been dealing with skin issues for a very long time, so I know the time will pass quickly.

    Here are photos of me today, April 18th, in indirect lighting, so you can really see the texture of my skin.

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    Lastly, if any of you have any questions or comments regarding microneedling while using Dans regimen; shoot!

  10. Caelin
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    I've offically decided to restart the count. The past few days I have been terrible about not picking at my skin, so I am just going to redo the whole thing! Tomorrow will be day one again, so I'll see y'all then!

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    SmileyRecipe
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    My Plan

    I will update on here every day. My plan goes as follows:

    Diet:
    No Milk, Ice Cream, Yogurt, or Cream. Very limited Cheese.
    Added Sugar (less than 25 grams daily)
    Limit Gluten
    Aim for lots of fruits, veggies, lean meats, nuts, etc.

    Supplements:
    Take Zereshk (barberry)
    Take Zinc
    Two Spearmint Teas
    Two Green Teas (or more)

    Stress:
    Aim for 8 hours of sleep a night
    Stretch daily
     
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    pholuver
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    Soon doing BP twice a day is hell. It dried the shit out of my skin and I have always had oily skin so this is all very new to me. I have very flaky and dry skin for the most part and the past two days I haven't done BP during the day, but Im going to ease myself into doing twice a day. I also started using the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence with SPF 50+ because if the BP can dry this much oil out of my skin, god knows what its doing tony skin barriers and I like this SPF its NOT waterproof but it is very watery and absorbs really quickly and adds some extra moisture. I also just bought the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream for day time use since Im still in school and don't want a yellow face and pale body since I lost my tan. So ill be sure to update you guys on how that goes, but other than the dryness the burning sensation I got when Iw as doing twice a day stopped when I only do BP at night, so once again Im going to really ease my way into doing 2 days and do a half of a pump during the day and 1 and a half pumps to 2 pumps at night. And I know you're not supposed to modify the regimen when you just start it, but I cant stand the sahara desert on my face! And I don't want to look flakey and yellow at school!

  11. Hello again!

    Some time ago I decided to order the acne.org products and now I have them. I'm gonna start using them today.

    I don't live in the USA so with the shipping and tax and stuff it cost almost double than what you think it will cost :/

    Hopefully I will get some results in a month or so.

    Bye!

  12. I cannot believe that I have not been to this site for over a month. I was really super busy with work, and honestly I was not so worried about my skin anymore. I just started my second month of accutane. Now I have only one active breakout on my entire face. One. It does not even hurt. It's just a big lump on my left cheek. I guess it was probably meant to be a full-blown cyst, but since my oil production was curbed, it did not break out as it normally would. 

    I am so amazed by the result so far. I did not have an initial breakout. Or maybe I did not notice because my acne was just horrific when I started accutane and any initial breakout would have just looked like any ordinary breakout that I used to have. My skin now feel so smooth. I even enjoy washing my face now. I cannot stress enough how great it is for my face to not hurt when I wash it. I love the fact that my face would not produce nearly as much oil anymore. I love it dry. I normally would slather on ceraphil in the morning and then sunscreen then some concealer to hide my PIH and redness, and the makeup would not slide because there's no oil to "wash" it off. 

    The doctor bumped up my dosage from 40mg/day to 60mg/day. I'm excited about seeing more positive changes. I'm also ready to deal with any potentially serious side effects, since it sure is a pretty harsh drug!

  13. 7 Month Check-In/Progress on Regimen

    I am now on my 7th month with the acne.org regimen. I have seen HUGE improvements in my skin, but I am still not where I want to be exactly.

    1. I have not had a seriously active breakout for probably 5 months now. 
    2. My biggest issue areas are my pores and scars now
    3. My skin is back to being oily now
    4. My face looks so much smoother now when I wear makeup as opposed to before when you could see every single bump on my face. 
    5. I have yet to start using the AHA, but I think this may help a lot with my scars and pigmentation issues. 
    6. It's kind of easy to get lazy with the regimen, and that's why it's so important to take progress pictures to remind yourself why you're doing this every day. 

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  14. I've had sebaceous hyperplasia on my chin for thirty years, after three high pressure tanning bed visits in one week and having my chin too close to those bulbs, I noticed a rash of skin colored bumps on my chin, right side worse than left side, and they never went away.  I have tried blue light levulan therapy, all types of creams, and several laser treatments, and nothing but accutane ever made it better, and the accutane improvement usually regresses months after I am done taking it.  But, the bumps have gotten better over the years.  I have done three rounds of accutane in the past, usually about 7-8 years apart.

    I moved to Colorado last year and the bumps seemed more noticeable to me again, so a local dermatologist suggested micro needling.  I went to a skin treatment place in town and they convinced me to do "Laser Genesis" instead.  It's a new treatment that uses laser and heat to activate collagen and decrease sebaceous glands.  With no down time, it sounded perfect.  After I left the office from the first treatment, my skin looked great.  The next morning, however, it was peeling like crazy.  A week later, I had small diffuse bumps all over the chin area, and a big pore in the center of my chin.  I thought this might be a normal part of the healing process, and I even noticed some areas that looked a little bruised.  I kept waiting for things to get better, but they didn't.  The only saving grace was that after a few months off of Retin-A, I was able to re-start it and get my glow back again, but still with a mess of bumps.

    So, I decided to try accutane again.  This time, I have been on 20 mg/day and after two weeks the bumps got a little better.  But I quit Retin-A again when I started accutane,, and soon my glow faded.  The bumps would cycle between looking worse, then better, then worse, every 5-7 days.  I could handle that, but for the last four weeks (I am on week 9 now) that part of my face that had the laser damage is bruised looking, the red spots from old pimples in that area are dark, and there's even a blue vein showing through my skin on the right side that runs from my chin to the corner of my mouth.  Also, my entire face has almost no color to it, and I was pale to begin with, so I now look totally washed out, but with discoloration in the area of concern.

    I can't take this any more, I am in my early 50's and this is making me look old and tired.  I think I am going to try cutting my accutane dose down and starting VERY slowly back onto Retin-A.  I have read studies where people use both products at the same time successfully, if you use very low doses of retin-A and accutane.

    Does anyone have experiences with using both products?  Anyone else have the bruised discoloration and paleness?  Will the color improve if I cut back my dose to 10 mg/day, or do I have to quit accutane altogether to get that discoloration to go?  My derm assured me that accutane does not thin the skin, contrary to what many people believe.

  15. Recently took vitamin A 10000 iu vitamin e 400 iu vitamin d3 2000 iu and zinc pciolmnate 50 mg and skin got clear no new pimples but had to stop because my stomach got inflamamted and was worried too many pills a day, well me thinking it was the zinc alone doing the job because i had previously taken vit a and e and nothing but i have new pimples today after stop taking eveyrhting else but the zinc, so now i am back on the vit d 2000 iu and we will see if that was the cure for me in a couple of days hopewfully this goes well guys something was makng my acne better out of all of those . 

  16. Here is my action plan to heal from my fraxel damage. I have full confidence that in the next few months I will be rocking a glowing smooth skin and I will  be make up free. I can close my eyes and just feel it. 

    Fraxel Date: 3/15/2017

    Physical Symptoms I am trying to heal:

    Orange peel skin, hypo and hyper pigmentation, patchy skin, demarcation lines, loss of volume from Fraxel Laser Damage. 

    Products I am trying :
    1. Emu oil
    2. Raw organic honey
    3. Demraroller .5 mm  - tried it only once so far
    4. Calendula OIl and calendula gel
    5. Ceramide oil (just had a sample, need to buy more)
    6. Oral supplements like MSM, Collagen, Hyaloruonic , Pycogenol, omega

    Products to try 
    1. Dermaroller 1.0 and dermastamp 1.0 (ordered)
    2. Growth factor serum (ordered)
    3. DML lotion (ordered). Somebody suggested a protocol to apply it 6 times a day for 5 days. so cheap so decided to try.
    4. Repair cream from Muac (ordered)
    5. Niancimide (ordered)
    6. Emuaid (ordered)
    7. marine collagen with msm
    8. hylarunic serum (ordered);
    9. turmeric oil
    10.ginger oil
    11.obagi system
    12.castor oil

    Tried and discontinued
    1. Fresh ginger to treat hypopigmentation, Burns the skin too much. Will try again.
    2. Paula's Choice AHA - didnt want to take chances with any any acids now. may be add later.
    3. Vitamin C - Not gonna use anything drastic on skin untl I have recovered it enough.

    Yet to reesearch
    1. oxygen facial
    2. melamix and melamin by obagi