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  1. Accutane - bad side effects/what to do

    100mg is really high. But for now, I would recommend drinking a lot more fluids, coconut water in particular. Talk to your doctor about alternatives such as hormonal regulating supplements/prescriptions such as birth control or spironolactone.
  2. Skin Repairing Cream/Moisturizer for Redness

    Are you using benzoyl peroxide? Seems like something is drying out your skin and irritating it. Try using a Cetaphil face wash. Don't buy one of those really big bottles without trying them. They have sample sizes at target for like 1 dollar.
  3. Acne after shaving?

    Irritation, use an electric razor.
  4. acne face mask treatment

    Aztec clay mask?
  5. About Me

    Hello everybody! This is a new blog I will be starting which will consist of my life with acne and how I got through high school, community college, college, and now grad. A little background information about me. I have had acne since my senior year of high school and throughout my college career. I have taken multiple acne prescriptions throughout my life. Here is a list of some of the prescriptions: Benzoyl Peroxide Tretinoin Doxycycline Hyclate Clindamycin Phosphate Epiduo Bactrim and last but not least Isotretinoin / Accutane I have been weightlifting for almost 8 years straight now. I am a second degree black belt. I volunteered and shadowed physicians at hospitals. I studied Biochemistry and did a lot of clinical research in college. I love music and DJing. I would love to share my experiences and knowledge with everyone out there that is suffering from acne and other skin problems. Please feel free to ask any questions, I would love to help out anyone and everyone.
  6. Clogged pores?? Help

    Looks like whiteheads that haven't reached the surface of the skin. Topical retinols such as RETIN-A and TRETINOIN are really good for these types of situations. Talk to your dermatology, it doesn't look severe enough for accutane. I also recommend you trying to open up the pores by sitting in a sauna/steam room or running in-door on a treadmill.
  7. Need help with skin

    Go. Your face is a little red and peeling? Think about all of the other faces at that zumba class that will be red and sweaty. People don't go to zumba classes to look at people's faces, people go for the exercise and to have fun. If she has a problem with your face, that's her problem. Go out there, be confident and have fun! Also, try taking a NSAID (anti-inflammatory) such as advil or tylenol, it can help with the red/swelling. Pack a ton of lotion on tonight, drink some water, and get some rest because you have a zumba class waiting for you tomorrow! Good luck.
  8. Healthier Diet giving me more pimples?!

    Ok so the thing about using multiple products is that it's really hard to pinpoint what's causing the problem. Your breakout can be caused by the irritation from the exfoliators. Try to exfoliate only once or twice a week. Yeah it makes you feel clean but it can potentially damage your skin/irritate it.

    Isotretinoin is basically vitamin A (more isolated/specific form=retinoic acid). So high dose of vitamin A should give you similar results. I recommend you getting a really high dosage like 25,000IU of Vitamin A from Fish Liver Oil. Don't be afraid to use makeup. Good luck.
  10. Is anyone else's face dry and oily at the same time?

    If you're not liking the greasy-look, I'd recommend patting down your face lightly with a paper towel or with a oil absorbing sheet.
  11. Is this too much?

    The change in temperature/climate/humidity could be making you get whiteheads. I'm not a female but I've heard great things from birth control or spironolactone. Definitely could be hormonal related. Good luck. ACV twice a day might be too tough for your skin especially with that benzoyl peroxide.
  12. How to use a cleanser

    I use facial cleanser whenever I wash my face. I wash my face once in the morning and once at night with the same cleanser.
  13. Has Anyone Used The Cerave Hydrating Cleansing BAR?

    My dermatologist recommended the Cetaphil cleanser for sensitive skin.
  14. Healthier Diet giving me more pimples?!

    The effects of Accutane seem to be diminishing. Your diet definitely will affect your skin but it seems like it's not helping you. Which products have you been using on your face?
  15. Exfoliating/Dry Skin

    Hey, Dry/flaking/peeling skin is completely normal and means that the drug is working. I would recommend you to only exfoliate if your skin can handle it. If exfoliating makes your skin agitated, try to use something not as abrasive/lower the concentration of the exfoliant. In terms of the moisturizer, try mixing some oil with your lotion such as jojoba oil. What I would do is get a pump or two of moisturizer in my hand then I would apply one drop of oil with the moisturizer, mix it all up in my palms, then I would apply it on my face. I hope this helps!
  16. 70kg and 20mg is an underdose. You're going to need more than that, I would say at least 60mg a day but you should definitely check with your doctor before doing this.
  17. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Pimples that aren't on the surface are really hard to work with. I would recommend you to put ice on it. Definitely give it some time.
  18. Motivation

    Hey Ekkali, I know acne sucks, I've been there. It's really too early to know why you are breaking out. It could be from irritation, allergies, etc etc. I would say give it some more time. Make sure you are using a gentle facial cleanser, the regimen, and moisturize. Good luck
  19. New here taking minocycline

    If you are 31 and still getting acne, it's probably because of some type of irritation? I'd love to help you out. How is the climate/temperature/humidity in your area? What do you use on your face every day? Are you a female/male?
  20. White bread GL

    the reason why white bread is bad for acne-prone people is because of the insulin spike it causes. the insulin spike causes a hormonal imbalance which leads to more oil production = acne. I'd recommend you to only eat 1 or 2 slices of white bread with fibrous food to slow down the digestion/prevent insulin spiking.
  21. Help

    really hard to minimize pores unless you use accutane or lasers. a way you can "temporarily" reduce the size is by using toner or using products that reduces oil/dries out skin.
  22. Please help me

    Seems like you have clogged pores. Play it safe by going to a dermatologist first. They'll probably prescribe you tretinoin / retin A.
  23. Need help figuring out if I screwed up

    That always happens to me. Go for a run on the treadmill or take a really how shower and the hard yellow looking thing should be easier to take out.
  24. Microneedling (derma pen) with or without PRP

    highly would NOT recommend dermapens without a dermatologist's supervision. I've heard way too many horror stories from those.
  25. Second course accutane

    Go with a low dosage, get your triglycerides checked every month.