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  1. sorbet added a blog entry in sorbet's journey to clear skin   

    Yasmin Day #75
    My skin has been so-so the past month. I have some days when I have no actives which is always nice, but I'm still having breakouts too.

    My back is pretty much clear, I just have some red marks left over.
    My chest has one medium red mark on it at the moment and some smaller ones.
    My neck is still breaking out, but healing more quickly. I broke out with 4-5 painful spots under my chin this week which is more than usual.
    My forehead, cheeks and nose area are clear 99% of the time, but that's pretty normal for my skin anyway.
    My chin is still breaking out every couple of days, but they seem to be a little smaller and don't last as long as they used to. My chin has quite a bit of hyperpigmentation at the moment.
    The areas around my lip still break out a little bit, but usually in tiny whiteheads that only last 24 hours or so.

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  2. sorbet added a blog entry in sorbet's journey to clear skin   

    Yasmin Day #31
    My chest is almost clear.
    My back is better with very few spots.
    My neck is better but still breaking out a bit.
    My cheeks are clear.
    The breakouts on my chin were a tiny bit less than usual and less painful this week.
    I've had a few spots pop up along my jawline which I usually never got so I'm guessing these are hormonal.
    I've had a few small spots around my mouth.
    My nose still has blackheads but is really smooth.

    My chin and around my mouth are still my problem areas.

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  3. sorbet added a blog entry in sorbet's journey to clear skin   

    Yasmin Day #16
    So since my last breakout I've pretty much been clear on my face, which was so nice! But then... I got extremely stressed about an exam and ate really badly for two days (ridiculous amounts of chocolate and some dairy, when I usually have none), which I think has brought on the breakout I'm having now. I've got about 3 active whiteheads and 5 pimples forming on my chin/jawline, and two forming on my forehead.

    I've also noticed since starting Yasmin I've had these really small red pimples, almost like blackheads come up on my right cheek. They don't particularly bother me and you can't see them if I'm wearing makeup. My neck is still pretty much the same, maybe like one pimple has come up on my left side, but it's mainly just a few red marks left from when I broke out. My chest went through a noticeable breakout in these small red pimples (I have maybe eight or so) which are slowly healing. My back still has a few pimples here and there.

    I also picked a few this week which has almost definitely made it worse.

    I'm also feeling less tired and nauseous now I've been on Yasmin for a few weeks. I'm going to be on it long-term for birth control anyway, so I guess this is just a log to see if it affects my acne at all.
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  4. sorbet added a comment on a blog entry Yasmin Day #6   

    Good to hear other people have gone through the same thing! I think so too, my chin has healed nicely and I haven't broken out since so hopefully my skin will have some time to calm down before/if I breakout again. Thanks
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  5. sorbet added a topic in Diet & holistic health   

    Paleo Experiences?
    has anyone had a good experience with paleo and their acne? i'm already no dairy, processed foods and sugar, but i'm wondering if going totally paleo would clear me up that extra bit.

    thanks guys!

    also: no peanut butter?! argh!
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  6. sorbet added a gallery image in Prescription gallery   

    Yasmin Day #6

    In album: Yasmin

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    Having my first breakout on Yasmin (also - my face isn't naturally green, I've got a treatment on )
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  7. sorbet added a blog entry in sorbet's journey to clear skin   

    Yasmin Day #6
    I'm having a break out. I have around nine whiteheads on my chin that seem to have appeared overnight, and they're sore and red Only three of them are medium/large though. And I have some still forming under my skin.

    I'm thinking this is a hormonal breakout caused by the pill because I haven't broken out like this in months, I haven't changed anything else, and I have a whitehead on my jawline, which I hardly ever get.

    I'm going to be putting photos up so I can track my progress. Breakouts are pretty much only ever on my chin.

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  8. sorbet added a comment on a gallery image Day #35   

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  9. sorbet added a gallery image in Other/Combination treatment gallery   

    having a good skin day!

    In album: stopping the birth control pill

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  10. sorbet added a gallery image in Other/Combination treatment gallery   

    Day #35

    In album: stopping the birth control pill

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    Day #35

    In album: stopping the birth control pill

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  12. sorbet added a post in a topic Copper Iud & Acne?   

    Thank you for the info! I will definitely look into getting someone experienced to put it in... your cousin's experience sounds awful

    I take zinc already so I doubt I have a zinc problem, and I don't think I have progesterone deficiency or a thyroid problem (though it does run in my family). I've decided to let my body settle down for a few months (I've just come off the pill) before I get one, so I know if any of the side effects I'm experiencing are coming from the IUD and not from stopping the pill.

    So you haven't had any increase in acne? I think I could deal with heavier periods/cramps for the first few months because mine are usually pretty average/light anyway.

    Do you know of an accurate effectiveness rate of the copper IUD? I've found they range quite a lot online, but I have seen 99.6% quoted a few times.

    I'm sorry to hear that Calumma Thank you for sharing your experience, I hope your acne gets better.
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  13. sorbet added a topic in Adult acne   

    Copper Iud & Acne?
    hey everyone! i've recently stopped the BCP because it really wasn't for me. i'm now considering a copper iud because it contains no hormones.

    i've read lots of stories from women on the internet who claim it did make their acne worse, but from what i see the large majority of these women stop a hormonal form of birth control not long before getting one, and this makes me wonder whether the change in hormones may have been the cause. i know that copper depletes zinc too, and that this can have an effect.

    i'd like opinions from people who have one, and any side effects they experienced (do they hurt?!), but mainly if it worsened your acne at all.
    at the moment for me, acne < babies. but, acne has been a massive thing in my life and a major contributor to my depression/anxiety and i'd rather not use anything that can worsen it.

    i searched through the archive and there is an older board about the copper iud, but i'd love some more recent opinions!
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  14. sorbet added a post in a topic Need Some Advice About Moving Away From Chemicals. (Pic)   

    I recently stopped using chemicals and have cleaned up my diet a lot I've probably seen a 80% positive change in my skin. My skin never reacted well to BP or other chemicals in the first place though. Your skin's looking good! I struggle with redness too, but again this has improved a lot since I ditched the BP.

    I thought I'd give you an example of my routine... I'm in Australia though so I'm not sure if you'll be able to get the same products as me.

    botani purify facial cleanser thursday plantation tea tree medicated gel (spot treatment only) botani rescue acne cream (sometimes) botani boost balancing moisturiser I'm not sure if you're looking to take supplements too, but I've found that taking these everyday has helped clear me up a bit too:

    2000mg spirulina 1000iu vitamin d 20mg zinc (gluten and lactose free) 5ml high strength omega 3 liquid 1 tablet b complex 6.5g MagOpti (magnesium) powder 2tsp coconut oil (taken internally) I cannot recommend taking coconut oil internally enough. I've had amazing results in the two weeks I've been taking it. I also drink 2-3 litres of water a day, exercise 3-4 times a week and drink peppermint tea everyday. Good luck with going natural! It's one of the best things I've done for my skin.
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