MissSac17

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About MissSac17

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  • Birthday 07/17/1991

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  • Interests Fitness, good food, reading blogs, spiritualism, learning, self-medicating.

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  1. Roaccutane/Accutane/Isotretinoin

    So.. I had my second dermatologist visit yesterday and it was with the head dermatology nurse. Basically long story short she believes Isotretinoin is what I should go on since I've had acne farrr too long and tried pretty much everything. So plans are: Next Wed I start birth control after I visit my doc and then the following week I meet the nurse again to take a pregnancy test and pick up my Accutane prescription. (Also yes I was confused too because I thought i had to be on birth control for one FULL month before starting BUT the nurse told me she doesn't want to delay my process with this and trusts that im not going to be silly and get pregnant) Next update will be when I'm taking Day 1. Wish me luck guys.
  2. Roaccutane Journey - 19/F

    Would you say your IB resulted in worse acne than you've ever had? I'm starting roaccutane in a couple weeks and am a little nervous about this part.
  3. No more acne!

    I'm glad this worked for you!
  4. What treatments did the derm give you to try? Sometimes retinoids can help red marks. I would suggest perhaps a vitamin C serum in the morning time after cleansing and before moisturising then adding in slowly a glycolic acid serum at night, perhaps Paulas Choice 8% glycolic acid OR Acne.or glycolic acid AHA.
  5. Breakout caused by liver detox?

    I'd say it's definitely possible. The liver is an extremely important organ and I feel with some people when detoxing it's very possible that their acne could flare up when trying to detox the liver. I agree about stopping the milk thistle atm or maybe lowering the dose?
  6. Post Accutane Bumps?

    I have very similar skin to this and I have no idea how to treat it. Mines started from a topical retinoid. What did your dermatologist give you for this? Did they just come out of the blue? I suggest looking up "facial keratosis pilaris" and "pityrosporum folliculitus" and see if you feel there are any similarities there.
  7. Are you wearing makeup here? It looks like clogged pores or milia. What products are you using on your face currently?
  8. Acne For 9 years

    Would you consider a second Accutane course? Some people need another round of it.
  9. Update July 2016

    Hey guys, I haven't updated my blog in about a month and I felt it was probably time to do so. Life update: Honestly, the last time I wrote I was in a very very bad/low place. I seriously didn't want to be here anymore and my mum was so close to taking me into hospital. Thankfully that did not happen. I took time off work to get my head around what was happening to me. I am on antidepressants again. A couple of weeks ago I began to feel different, I started doing yoga and eating properly again. I've added more walking into my life too and not hiding in my room EVERYDAY. I do feel a little better, I do. I feel everything happened at once and when me and my boyfriend broke up it just amplified it all you know? It made every thing worse somehow and I started to believe he just did not want me because of my skin or because I lost so much weight. I still have very low days though so I'm not saying I'm 100% happy but I can differentiate between me now and a month ago, and I'm a little better. Skin update: well, as you may know or not know around March I used a retinoid, Isotrex, for about 12 weeks and it completely ruined my skin. Prior to the Isotrex I had been using Differin for 7 or 8 months and I thought my skin was horrible which led me to visit a dermatologist who said I have mainly comedonal acne with a couple pustules and that Isotrex will HELP and NOT break me out. Well did it fuck, from the first day I used it I experienced initial purging but different from what I was used to, I got tiny pin prick spots all around my neck and everything.. my skin got very rashy looking and red and I felt ugly as hell. Im glad I stopped it because I saw zero improvement. However, after stopping I visited my general practitioner (doctor) and she said it isn't thaaaaaaat bad but I'll give you an antibiotic because there are a few pustules and papules. Erythromycin is the antibiotic, I also got Differin again. Weirdly my skin seemed to have gotten worse after stopping Isotrex, I felt so anyway. Its been about 1 month on the antibiotics and the differin, I noticed a slight improvement in some areas a couple weeks ago, my nose, temples and upper face under my eyes seemed a lot smoother. But this week I feel different again, and discouraged but my period came this week too and I have ate more chocolate than normal. My skin isn't great, seriously.. it's bad, it's the worst it's been in the past 2 years and I feel incredibly ugly and unconfident. I have my next dermatologist appointment on the 20th of this month, I am asking him for Roaccutane. I will update you again then. If you have any words of wisdom about keeping confident with acne and stuff please do message me or comment.
  10. Urgent

    I agree with nic. 2 weeks is still very early days, acne treatments can take upto 3 months to have full effect. Don't lose hope, you've noticed a difference in your face acne so that's a good sign, just be patient.
  11. Retin A?

    Yes unfortunately it deserves cause an 'initial break out'. Retinoids most always do. It's part of the process. Don't worry about it, it will help in the long run I assure you, the first month or two can be very testing to your patience. Are you using it everyday? I would suggest to cut down if you are and use it every third evening for the first few weeks and then every second evening for a couple weeks.
  12. UPDATE: chin acne and scar (pic included)

    Your chin is not severe so don't worry. I haven't heard of the toothbrush technique but it doesn't sound very good, sounds abrasive. I would suggest a salicylic acid cleanser and benzoyl peroxide for your spots
  13. Please help me :(

    It could be anything from stress to hotmail issues. Try not let it bother you so much, usually we always see it worse than it is anyway. Look into changing your skin care regimen and adding in benzoyl peroxide or even diluted tea tree oil. What are you using right now? Have you changed anything at all the past few months?
  14. What on earth is this?

    It's just very MILD comedonal acne. I suggest a retinoid of some sort or BHA/AHA products to exfoliate the skin.
  15. AHA+ Purging Help

    Yes I'd say that's perfectly normal especially for using it a few times a week. Sometimes even with retinoids people don't break out for a few weeks to a month, even on Accutane some people break out the 2nd or 3rd month. Keep an eye on it but it sounds like it's doing its job definitely, especially if those pimples were previously closed comedones.
  16. Minocycline Initial Breakout?

    Epiduo is different from duac. Epiduo is Benzoyl Peroxide and differin (retinoid) and Duac is Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin (antibiotic) Do you have to avoid dairy when taking ANY antibiotic?
  17. Yes I'd agree with that. Of course accutane is weight dependant and works through a cumulative dose so with a smaller dose like 10mg she may have to be on it longer. So depending on weight here and if she can tolerate the side effects perhaps even 30mg for 6 or 7 months could be good.
  18. I somewhat disagree with the above user, being that accutane isn't just meant for disfiguring acne but also 'resistant acne' whether that be mild or moderate or severe. My acne is definitely not severe but it is extremely persistent and resistant. However I've had this for 15 years now and it's been good and bad during that time but always there and I am willing now to take accutane. The thing is your skin is NOT bad. I'd truly love your skin and I know how hard it is to accept and believe it when people say that, but trust me in this. I know why you'd want to consider accutane and you have every right to consider it but I honestly don't think you need it. Personally I would stick with a retinoid, perhaps Differin because it is the mildest retinoid, and possibly some form of birth control to help your hormones. And give those two things at least 12 weeks and if still nothing then go back to the idea of accutane.
  19. Help, first time user

    I don't think you need to stray away from makeup. I don't wear makeup myself so I can't say how good the acne.org moisturiser is as a makeup primer. Also, I don't know how good the cleanser is at taking off makeup so it may be a good idea to use a makeup wipe or a cleansing oil of some sort to take your makeup off before hand. It's all trial and error so really it's up to you what you want to do, maybe go makeup free for a couple weeks and see how your skin tolerates it at first.
  20. Sudden Acne Breakout on Cheeks,Please help

    What had she changed 3 to 4 months ago? Birth control? Stress? Work? Has she always exercised so intensely? Has the doctor not prescribed some kind of acne treatment like benzoyl peroxide or retinoids?
  21. Isotrexin gel ruined my skin?

    Hmm shampoo wise maybe try Head and Shoulders? Or Dove? I didn't have a good reaction to the oil cleansing method when I done it but I don't think I used the right oils. I haven't started accutane yet actually but I am hoping to.
  22. Hey guys just wondering of any of you have any personal reviews about Thayers Witch Hazel Rose toner? Or any of their other ones?
  23. Vaseline in an occlusive, it locks in moisture so it's best to use it after a moisturiser generally but not really to replace one.