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  1. Anyone??  I'm scared that it's like a rash and that I'm allergic. I'm not getting any major discomfort though so I hope it's not...!
  2. I am currently on epiduo and tetralysal for acne. ive been using epiduo now for a week. My skin slightly burns when I put it on/after using moisturizer, but it's honestly not been that bad or red. Sometimes my face itches during the day but I don't touch it. However my skin texture has become so weird! I don't know if you can see it in my photos, but the skin has gotten tiny tiny tiny bumps all over (scaly?), almost like goosebumps. It looks quite awful even if you can only see it up close. is this normal? Should I call my doctor? Could it be allergies? 
  3. Hi!  Anyone here using the combination of epiduo and tetralysal? (300 mg x 2 a day) my acne is hormonal, since quitting the bc I've gotten mild to moderate acne. my main problem is clogged pores! They are everywhere! And I squeeze them out everytime because I can't stand them on my face. I also have regular pimples and sometimes cysts. so far I've been on tetralysal for two weeks, I started epiduo a little over a week ago. i haven't seen any improvements yet. My face is worse if anything.  will this treatment even work for my type of acne? Anyone know when I might start to see some results...? my face is so gross I could die basically hahaha :(  
  4. Honestly, I thought I could manage my acne going off the pill. But I can't. It's just not worth it for me. Between antibiotics and the pill, I think the pill is healthier in the long run... Sure my libido goes down but I just can't take it anymore. My acne is too mild for Accutane, and ive tried most topicals, duac differin bp salicylic acid etc.  anyone thinking the same at this moment? Feels crap giving up but Ive been fighting this battle for two years now, enough is enough....
  5. I've used BP plenty of times in the past. It always gets me red and itchy and dry in the beginning. But now when I've started using it yet again, the burning/itching is worse:( also when I look closely, the texture of my skin is slightly "scaly" in the red areas, almost like a rash? Have I become allergic?? The picture is not good enough to show the scaliness but you can see the redness...  
  6. I've used BP plenty of times in the past. It always gets me red and itchy and dry in the beginning. But now when I've started using it yet again, the burning/itching is worse:( also when I look closely, the texture of my skin is slightly "scaly" in the red areas, almost like a rash? Have I become allergic?? The picture is not good enough to show the scaliness but you can see the redness...
  7. I've started using a combo of 2% BHA exfoliant and 5% BP. I've already used the 2% SA exfoliant from Paula's Choice for 2 weeks now. My face has been puuuurgiiiing so bad.... But aside from all those little red pimples and scabs (yes I pick and pop, I suck I know) I can see that my pores are clear and not congested anymore!! So to help with the inflammation, I've added 5% BP. I only had 10% at home but that is too strong for me... so bought a 5% one today. I think I can only use the BHA once a day and the BP every other day. My skin is so dry and sensitive  yet oily... yeah you know, like most of us! So hopefully this combo will clear me up otherwise I will go completely crazy
  8. I know how you feel. I'm ashamed at how obsessed I am with my acne, when there are so many worse cases out there. Mine is mild to moderate, and will eventually clear up in one way or another (I hope) however, it's a matter of self-worth and self-esteem and identity to me. I used to be the girl with the perfect, flawless skin. I was always, always complimented on my skin. My friend (who has had acne for ten years) even said once how much she used to envy my skin. USED TO. Because since coming of the BC two years ago, my skin is not that pretty anymore... I hate myself. I'm nothing with acne. The two most recent guys I dated dumped me, and I'm convinced it's due to my skin (this is not the case obv, but I'm so obsessed I can't stop these thoughts...) The entire day at work today I thought about my skin. I can't focus on anything else. When I came home and looked in the mirror I cried. I popped three pimples and cried some more. I am helpless. I've tried everything under the sun except Accutane. Everything works for a while and then stops working... I can't go on the BC again because I had serious issues with vaginal dryness and honestly, it is not worth messing with that in order to have perfect skin! Even on the BC my skin wasn't exactly perfect, still got monthly pimples but during the summers I had nooo zits at all. The only thing that works is antibiotics, tanning and BC. None of these three are good healthy alternatives. I am just at my wits end with this. I am embarassed at how much I put my life on hold due to the acne. I don't want to go out, hang with friends or family, don't want to date, I'm scared of going to the gym cos I think working out in make-up gives me more pimples (but at the same time I would NEVER go without it). On top of this I am in such a stressful place in my life, I have very low income at the moment, have to look for a new job and my dad has been seriously ill for the past two years. Also it's the autumn and whenever it gets colder I also get more depressed. Maybe due to my acne worsening during this time... Sorry for the long post and long rant. Accutane will work its magic. My face is not bad enough for me to ever get it and even if I did I wouldn't want it, probably would give me more dryness than the BC did....
  9. Okay so I purchased Paula's choice Clear regular strength 2% salicylic acid exfoliation toner, have been using it once or twice daily for almost two weeks now. Before I started I had some closed comedones on my forehead and cheeks, and some mild acne on my chin and cheeks. Now all those comedones on my forehead are "open" but still clogged, and I have small red pimples on my cheeks and lots and lots of blackheads around my chin/jaw that weren't really there before.... is this what they call purging??? How long will it last?? My skin looks bumpy and awful, I have so much more comedones than I used to! Help!!! 
  10. My Combined Sa (2%) And Trioxil Trial

    So it's been one week now ! (A little more actually). my acne is definitely worse haha  I think I might be purging from my regimen. All of the congested pores on my forehead have surfaced and are gaping big blackheads at the mo. some inflamed and red pimples on my cheeks, a couple of deeper ones around my jaw. All in all, I look worse than I did before I started. But I'm going to give it at least another week! on the positive side, my skin does have a softer feel due to the exfoliant, and is a lot less dry compared to when I was using duac and/or bp. So that's good !
  11. Hello everyone! I'm a 24 year old female that has suffered from mild/moderate acne since coming off the pill. I've taken antiobiotics (with great success), used Duac, Differin and BP with some success. But I'm sick of antibiotics, sick of having dry irritated skin from harsh topicals... I mainly have small, red (but painful!) pimples on my cheeks, some congested pores on my forehead and monthly I get awful big red bumps (cysts?) on my chin that hurt soooo bad. Trioxil isn't supposed to dry you out like BP and other prescribed treatments, but is said to be just as (or if not more) effective. Morning: Wash face with water Use the CLEAR regular strength SA 2% exfoliant from Paula's Choice Moisturize with Paula's choice resist moisturizer Night: Wash with acnicyl cleanser Use the same SA 2% exfoliant Apply as recommended Trioxil over entire face Spot treat with MD Biodroga skin booster anti-blemish spot treatment So far I've done this for two nights. Trioxil feels really good on your face and def does not dry you out. I love the SA exfoliant! Still getting new pimples though so next update will come in a week