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  1. Day 24 (Water rinsing only)

    Glad to hear you're nearing the end of your purge. I've been purging for two months and there does not seem any end in sight
  2. Day 5

    what if you accidently break a pimple e.g. when cleansing. if i do, i often find it really hard to resist and end up popping it
  3. 1 month with Diane-35 / Alcohol and I

    omg i've been using Diane 35 for about 10 months now and I think you finally gave me an explanation as to why I think my breasts have gotten bigger.. oh crap
  4. Jan 01, 2016

    Happy New Year peeps! I hope this year will be best year yet for your skin, self esteem and confidence. Here's hoping! I just HAD to make a post about a wonderful treatment I've been applying to my skin since December 26th; it's none other than the aspirin honey mask that I'm sure a lot of you guys would have come across when google-ing for acne remedies like I'm sure almost all of us have done countless times. Basically it's aspirin pills (I use two pills of 300 mg dosage) dissolved in a some amount of water and then with some honey (it HAS to be MANUKA honey as it has wonderful properties). In fact, both key ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties and the latter has antibacterial properties too. The two together have made SUCH a notable difference in diminishing the redness and inflammation on my face; the number of new pimples has reduced as well. A lot of you may be sceptical about this mask but you HAVE to try it; I went into it hopeful but not really expecting much as I've tried home made masks containing miscellaneous ingredients like cinnamon, garlic, turmeric, green tea leaves, etc. but this mask not only gave me results but it worked immediately! I'm not sure if the dosage of the aspirin pills matter but I chose 300 mg instead of 100 mg because I wanted a greater strength (people whose reviews I have read did not specify the dosage of their pills). The manuka honey I use is "active 10+". I used to use manuka honey in my high school years (that was 20+ I believe but it did not say "active") but I didn't notice any dramatic results especially within a short time span. Thus, I believe that the aspirin is the main ingredient in the mask. I urge all of you to try it and STICK to it; PLEASE do your research beforehand because some people have experienced headaches and such from using too many aspirin pills (the aspirin gets absorbed into your skin but I'm no doctor). I hope to continue getting dramatic and further impressive results from continuous daily use (some people have noted that it made their skin dry but mine hasn't dried out because I finish off my night time skincare routine with a vitamin c serum which is quite oily).
  5. Dec 26, 2016

    Thank you for your comment Shelby. I've been using it everyday since for 30 minutes and I've been getting impressive results! :D
  6. Dec 26, 2016

    I remember exactly what I was doing on this day last year. Feeling just as shitty and depressed as I was that day; I've done a complete 360. Absolutely hate that nothing has changed. I just wanna curl up in bed under a blanket and dwell in my sorrow but I have a fucking 8 hour shift to do; it's Boxing Day here in Australia. The only thing I'm looking forward to is an aspirin and manuka honey mask. I've read a lot of good reviews online but then again I've been disappointed by the results, or lack of results from homemade masks.
  7. Acne - depression

    Awhh I'm so sorry to hear that. The exact same thing happened with my sister yesterday except she didn't laugh. She doesn't understand how it can cause me to be sooo depressed. She has never had acne so she cannot relate; I don't want her to be able to relate because I wouldn't wish this feeling of constant low self esteem, low self worth and social anxiety on anyone. Even I thought of doing that but I feel like I'm nearing the end of purge soon (it's almost two months now) so I want to stick to it. Thanks for being so kind and understanding. Wish you the best on your journey too.
  8. 10 days with Diane-35

    I know I should but I haven't gone. Yea you will have to wait for about 2-3 months. I'm not sure if it's just in my head or not but i feel like my appetite has increased and feel quite chubby in the face, but then again I might be imagining it.
  9. 10 days with Diane-35

    i'm on the same BC pills too! been about 9 months or so now. it worked beautifully to control my hormones especially when i stress out during exam time. the only thing is that it screwed up my period cycle (i havent had it for 5 months or so now..). I know that's really bad but long story
  10. Acne - depression

    I feel you Adeel. I was using 10 AHA for a long time and it was working beautifully but i wanted to step up my skin game and get better results so i upgraded to 15 AHA. My skin is going through that ugly purging period and I cannot stand it! I'm going home for the holidays and whilst i'm exciting to see my family, I cannot help but feel like I dont want to go there and show my face. Was skyping with my parents today and my dad asked what happened to my face (during our last couple of skype sessions i was wearing makeup because i had just come home from work). What is he going to say when he sees me in person. Had a good cry after that today. Fuck this shit man.
  11. Dec 19, 2016

    I've been mentally beating myself up for the last three and a half months or so. I had upgraded from Neostrata 10 AHA solution to Neostrata 15 AHA gel. My skin was doing amazing well with the 10 AHA and I thought "hey, why not upgrade to 15 AHA because my skin is pretty used to 10 AHA and the results are consistent but I want to look better". I mean, who doesn't, ya know. BIG MISTAKE. Or is it? I guess only time will tell. I've been breaking out profusely (interesting along my chin and jaw area predominately. That area does NOT want to let up; recently in my forehead too ). I know it's the "initial purge" that acne products are famous for and it's only bringing all that mucky stuff that was already there to the surface but it's hard not to be discouraged. I will be going abroad soon to see my family after one year away from them and now is not the time I want to be self conscious ya know. However, one good thing is that I'm on summer vacation (so I don't have to show this hideousness in front of uni friends for the time being. Work is another case though lol..). I cannot wait for this disdainful purge to be over and to have that smooth skin texture that I was so close to achieving with 10 AHA again. Till then, I'm trying not to stress out about it. I thoroughly miss using my gentle Aveeno scrub Btw, I've also been using Paula's Choice Niacinamide Booster and I do believe it improved my hyperpigmentation faintly. I wasn't going to repurchase (it's bloody AUD $53 or so even after a 20% discount) but I bought it again because I need all the skincare rescue action I can get, especially now. Probably won't repurchase after this next shipment gets in (eagerly awaiting). Ain't nobody got the money for that. Till then, peace.