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  1. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Late Update!   

    Ur skin looks pretty good to me!
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  2. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Visit To The Dermatologist   

    I was put on minocyclin for a short time but I ended up having a severe allergic reaction to it, so I had to go off it. However, I did use Acanya gel which I believe is clindamycin phosphate with a little bit of BP and tretinoin cream at night. It took about 4 months to see a big difference, but it really helped!
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  3. acl94536 added a post in a topic How ya feelin' about your acne today?   

    Feeling really down, even if it is one pimple :( this always happens the week before my period and I'm on birth control. I had a panic attack about it yesterday when I was at work. I was worried that it would be all people would see when they look at me. I've been treating it for FOUR days and it will not budge. It looks a lot worse because the skin around it is all dried out. At this point, I might just try leaving it alone. No point when none of the prescribed medications are doing its job. Maybe I'm becoming immune?
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  4. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Day 132   

    Because of the dryness, that stupid pimple is a lot more noticeable. I had a panic attack right before work because of it. I've been treating it for three days now and it will not budge! I put my acne medications on it every morning and every night.
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  5. acl94536 added a blog entry in acl94536's Blog   

    Day 132
    Well it was the week right before my period so I did get a pimple on my left smile crease. It's not noticeable with just a dab of concealer. It's one of those weird flat pimples that will not develop a head. It isn't deep either. Anyway, my skin has been kinda dry. I've been trying to exfoliate, but nothing seems to really help. Moisturizers just flake right off. As a result, my skin looks kinda dull :/ I've considered that maybe the mineral makeup I'm using makes it look worse, and although I absolutely love my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, I'm scared that it will make me break out...
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  6. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Acne   

    I think you have a very mild case of acne. Go see a dermatologist if you are really concerned about it and I'm sure whatever they recommend will clear you right up!
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  7. acl94536 added a blog entry in acl94536's Blog   

    Day 129
    I guess that four months was the charm for me. I've been clear for about a week. It feels so good. I can wake up in the morning and go to the gym without worrying about putting makeup on. I can get out of the shower and not have to hide my face underneath a hoodie. I feel so free and I hope it continues.
    I thank God that I went to the dermatologist and what she recommended worked. I am glad that I persevered and kept treating my acne for the past four months instead of giving up when I didn't see instant results.

    Here's my regimen and I hope that maybe someone reading this can get the same results I did:

    Morning: My dermatologist recommended CeraVe foaming facial cleanser. I used it for about 3 months but realized it made my skin too dry, so I switched to Purity facial cleanser by Philosophy. It doesn't irritate my skin at all and it removes all makeup at night.
    Then I apply a pea sized drop of Acanya gel and spread it around my face. Sometimes I put sunscreen on after, but only depending on the weather

    Makeup: The switch to Bare Minerals made a HUGE difference! I used to get tiny grain like bumps all over but once I switched makeup brands, it cleared up. Don't use drug store mineral makeup! I know it's cheaper, but it was the culprit for me.

    Evening: Again, I wash my face with the Purity facial cleanser. I pat my face dry and then apply Atralin, as prescribed to me. I've been messing around with different moisturizers but my current favorite is the one put out by Bare Escentuals. It's really light and you don't need too much.

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  8. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry New/ Depressed :(   

    Aw I really feel for you. All of us here know how tough it is. I really hope you do visit the dermatologist soon and find a solution. Keep your head up!
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  9. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Day 20 - Still No Improvement   

    If it has only been 20 days, my advice is to stick with it. It usually takes at LEAST three months before there is any dramatic improvement. I know how tough it is in the mean time but hang in there.
    As for makeup, I personally wouldn't advise using any drug store mineral powders. My experience was that it broke me out. Since switching to Bare Minerals, I saw a big improvement. I know it is more expensive, but it's totally worth it! And the best concealer I've ever used is Dermablend. It can cover just about anything!
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  10. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Day 122   

    Thanks, I've been trying to make smoothies every day!
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  11. acl94536 added a blog entry in acl94536's Blog   

    Day 122
    Knock on wood. I've been clear for a few days now. I'm hoping that since I've been treating my acne for almost 6 months now, it is finally kicking in. I overreacted in my last post...either that or the mask helped but I didn't break out. I'm still avoiding dairy. Actually, I've been avoiding all food lately. Crazy what acne can make you do just to stay clear.
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  12. acl94536 added a comment on a blog entry Day 120   

    aw stick with it! it gets better. let me know how it goes for you. what are you treating your acne with?
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  13. acl94536 added a blog entry in acl94536's Blog   

    Day 120
    When I woke up this morning, my skin was clear. I had two marks fading, one of my chin and one on my left cheek. Stupid me, I couldn't resist eating ice cream at work today. I am not positive but I think dairy is a trigger for me. The cyst on my chin is beginning to return and the mark that was healing on my cheek gained another life. I put a mask on both spots hoping that both will be better tomorrow but I doubt it. If it looks as bad as I think it's going to tomorrow, I am not leaving the house.
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  14. acl94536 added a blog entry in acl94536's Blog   

    Day 155
    Well most of my acne from last week is healed. Just some little marks left, but I noticed two of the tiniest pimples on my right cheek. I mean you can't see them unless you look really close. But I want them to go away! I mean they are so damn tiny, more like a clogged pore. Acne medication should work really fast on them but I am not very optimistic
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  15. acl94536 added a blog entry in acl94536's Blog   

    Day 152
    Well I went to the gym this morning with no makeup on. Since I am so self conscious about my weight, I really didn't mind that much about my skin. The one I had on my right cheek a few days ago is gone. The cyst on my chin is gone, only the area is still a little discolored but it's fading really fast. However, since it's that time of month, I got a small pimple on my forehead above my right brow. It isn't huge and it isn't all that red but there is a tiny bump. I put medication on it for the night and I'm hoping it will be gone tomorrow. I hate when I get pimples on my forehead because it is so foreign to me. I hardly EVER get one there. My t-zone is always clear. Knock on wood.
    I also tried a new makeup today: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. And I love it! I have yet to see if it will wreck havoc on my skin but I sincerely hope it doesn't because it's so gorgeous. My skin looks absolutely flawless. None of the PIH shows.
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