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  1. So about 6 months ago I squeezed a headless pimple on my cheek too hard and it became red and started bleeding. Ever since then there has been a red outlined mark, it's not bumpy or anything it's just annoying. Is there any way to remove it effectively?
  2. I was on accutane for 2 months but was taken off because my liver level was high. Anyways I was told to wait 3 months but after the 3 months what treatment can I use to treat these spots/scars? Best solution?
  3. So I've had acne for a while but bp cleared most of it up. I have some active spots left but now I have a bunch of big pores on my nose and cheeks and my skin gets very oily. I also have a lot of clogged pores which made my skin all bumpy and a ton of red marks left from past pimples and they take forever to go away and face is all red and splotchy. I don't know what to do. Can someone give me any tips. I've attached a few photos
  4. Hi there, I'm looking for clarification when it comes to clearing my dark spots. I bought the acne.org treatment (cleanser, BP treatment, moisturizer and AHA). I don't currently have any active acne other than little bumps that showed up as you see in the pictures below while using the BP. All of the dark spots that I currently have on my face, chest and back are due to excessive picking. (Although I know I shouldn't, it's due to anxiety that I pick at the pimples I would get). What I'd like to know, do I have to use the benzoyl peroxide when only looking to fade dark marks? I was thinking of only applying the AHA every other night on my face/neck and nightly on my chest. I pray for clear skin again!
  5. First 4 months

    From the album AHA & Retinol

  6. Scars at 15 years old?

    Ok so I uploaded a post a while ago about hyperpigmentation which I have with actual scars too! Can you guys tell me what type of acne scars do they look like? Can I get them treated? I'm only 15 years old? I wouldn't pick at them either wth? Tried telling my parents about seeing a dermatologist but they said I shouldn't worry about it cuz I'm a guy and not a girl.. Pretty sad about it specially cuz they're my parents they should help me out not just abandon me like that. Either ways to me they look like rolling acne scars? What would help to make them look better? And am I too young? I've been treating my acne better and have noticed it going away a bit now it's just a few here and there especially when I drink milk.
  7. Hey guys, I have recently found a natural way to clear up my skin and I thought I would share it and my research that led me to my discovery. I have probably been struggling with acne since I was 18 or 19 and I am now 26. It's been a bumpy road (no pun intended) but I think i finally found a routine that will help me keep my skin clear. I have tried every acne product out there and the only things that has ever kept my skin clear was birth control and retin a. The only problem with that is that cream is extremely expensive and I just don't trust that it's good for you long term, but that's just my opinion. I have tried everything and then I stumbled upon the oil cleansing method anf I wear this is not a standard method. I tweaked my method since my skin was so congested and I couldn't figure out what was the cause. I through all of my products away and just started using a few things to "detox my skin". I used eminence probiotic cleanser, apple cider vinegar, thayers witch hazel with rose water, safflower oil, hemp seed oil, and rose hip seed oil. These have been the only things that have cleared my skin, moisturized, and targeted/prevented hyperpigmentation/deep scars. My skin was dry for many years and that was the cause of my acne. Once I began to speed up the cell turnover and balance my sebum production I saw and felt a huge difference! I have pretty dry skin and I dried it out even more once I started using acne products that just dried out my skin. I'm not an expert but I did find out that most people who have dry skin and acne are lacking in linoleic acid. The oils I use are high in linoleic acid and also have a bunch of healthy vitamins that are essential to your health and skin health. That's just a summary of what i did and I just read a lot of forums and watched a lot of YouTube videos. I think most acne can be treated by choosing the methods that are meant for your type of skin. We go to all these dermatologists and estheticians but rarely can they tell us what is causing our specific kind of acne.Oh by the way your skin will purge if it's congested. Anything to actually is working needs to get the bacteria and dead skin out of your pores so you can have clear smoothe skin. The cool thing is that you can actually feel and see the dirt come out when you're rubbing the oil on your face! I hope this helped! Make sure you choose the right oils for your skin type. My method won't work for everyone. If you have any questions please don't be afraid to ask. I can add my exact a.m. and p.m. routine! Good luck on your journey guys!
  8. Hi everyone! this is my first time on this website. I have been suffering from acne for years. In December I had two syringes of Bellafill injected for my scars (w did that hurt) And am still dealing with scars and hyper pigmentation. Currently, I do have a few pimples, but it may be a purging period because I have started using ACV as a toner (diluted 50/50 with water, does anyone else experience this??) Currently, my routine includes, washing my face in the morning, toning with ACV mixture, and sometimes using rosehip oil as moisturizer. I do the same at night and also use rosehip oil. I also use my banish kit two times a week. I do a mask every 2-3 days. I have the Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin enzyme which I love and also the Indian healing clay mask that i use once a week! I am slo thinking of trying the Peter Thomas Roth sleeping vitamin C mask, has anyone tried that? Do you recommend? I also use my trentonin cream on nights I don't derma roll. Now, I just ordered the AHA + gylcolic acid from acne.org. Does this work? Also, my dorm told me I don't really need to moisturize. Ive been using rosehip oil as my moisturizer, will that work when I start using the AHA?? Thanks for reading!
  9. Hi everyone, this is my second month on differin and I'm having a couple of cystic acne which doesn't come to a head, multiple pus-filled acne (which fortunately comes to a head) and lots of dark acne scars (a few which are still red and many others which are dark and grey). I get that there are initial breakouts with differin, but am I supposed to get cystic acne from this? Some of my cystic acne doesn't go away completely and stay as a bump on my face. Worse of all, there are the multiple dark grey scars which occur after every breakout! Right now I'm even afraid to meet my friends due to these scars. My dermatologist initially prescribed Differin for some small scars initially, but the application then eventually led to numerous whiteheads all over my chin and cheeks. When I consulted my dermatologist, she said that I have to continue applying it until all the whiteheads are cleared through breakouts. I was stunned to say the least, because my face used to be completely free of any acne except for a few occasional pimples before the topical application of Differin. To have numerous whiteheads and now all those cystic acne coupled with dark grey pigmentation is just baffling to me... and all these just happened within a few months of usage. If I would have known that differin causes breakouts, I wouldn't have used this for my scars at all. But the question is, should I continue applying Differin? I've been applying close to 2 months and 2 weeks now... and they say that I should give it 3 months for it to work. But right now, what I get are pretty much just adverse effects, and the initial acne scars (which was the initial purpose of applying Differin) have not really faded....
  10. i've been on accutane for 2.5 months now .. skin is now smooth to the touch, but tons of red marks and scarring left behind .. not really sure which is which to be honest, me that's why i'm here. just wanted to post these to see if anyone had any advice for what i could do to help these fade in the next couple months .. really want clear skin for the summer !! i uploaded pictures from about a month into accutane to what it looks like now, anything helps .. please and thanks.
  11. I have hyperpigmentation from past acne on my cheeks that has been there for a few years now. My acne is not nearly as bad as it used to be, so my dermatologist suggested I get a laser treatment to get rid of the scars. I was told the V beam would work best for me. I have read other reviews about the treatment on here, but I wanted to know, for those of you have had it done, what was the pain like if you had to rate it on a scale form 0-10, 0 being you did not feel anything, and 10 being extremely painful. I also want to know how long it took for the swelling and bruising to go away. Any answers would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Not the best lighting to show but those are small indentations and hyperpigmentation marks. Will these fade naturally overtime? I'm still dealing with a lot of acne I'm currently using Klaron lotion morning and night. So far I've used... OTC products Epiduo Tazorac Epiduo Forte Klaron lotion and none of these are helping that much. I have oily skin and a lot of clogged pores and now redness and sensitivity from the epiduo forte which just ripped apart my skin:( I don't know what to do I'm 21 I feel like I shouldn't be getting acne anymore This cheek has no scarring but a lot of clogged pores/blackheads
  13. Hello everyone I'm new to this so I have no idea if I'm in the right topic (Opps), well either ways I'm gonna continue.. well I'm 15 years old and really hating my acne and scared it could stay there forever and want to ask you guys for help.. so I was wondering if these are acne marks or scars, I've been googling images but they both show scars (so I think!) but either ways can you guys help me out with things that can make it look better.. should I see a dermatologist? Get a derma pen or roller? I have no idea Help me out! Thanks EDIT: Also I never really picked at my acne while it was active but I do have really oily skin! I'm also in sports so I do sweat quite a lot.
  14. *SORRY ITS LONG AND THANKS* Well to start off im 15 yrs old and i wear makeup everyday to school because i dont like my hyperpigmenation left from a moderate-severe acne stage i had like 3 months ago but my problem is that everytime i remove my makeup my hyperpigmentation seems to get redder... what i wear of makeup is first i use clinique's gel moisturizer because i always seemes to have oily skin and then murad oil control spf 15 only on my t-zone for my makeup wont come off and then i use mac's pro-longwear skin finish foundation (its not a heavy foundation more like medium coverage) and the natural skinfinish powder. Around 5pm i take off my makeup and i take it off with a wipe first to take the excess off and then the spin for perfect spin brush with the aspexia moisturizing soap to take off the makeup i couldnt take off and then i go again with the same soap to actually wash my face and every time it makes my acne marks red. After i wash my face my face also seems to be kinda dry but then i take a shower and with the water it seems to take off the dryness off and after i shower i moisturize again. And then i do my things (my hyperpigmentation is still red) and then i go to sleep. When i wake up my redder hyperpigmentation goes away and goes back to normal to when i dont wear makeup (weekends & school vacation) In the morning I wash my face with the asepxia soap and my face get dry and my hyperpigmentation doesnt get red either. Doea this happen to any of you girls?
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    From the album Nina

    Hi everyone. New here. I'm struggling on how to 'label' my acne. I tend to get these annoying red spots, mostly in my cheek area, but it's beginning to spread. Really taking away my confidence. Are these mostly fresh scars or actual acne? I want to know what products to look out for, specific to whatever the hell my skin is. I've been on isotrex gel, isotretinoin gel and benzoyl peroxide. All have had their temporary affect. Currently on Lymcycline tablets (under a week) but not sure if that will be enough to get rid of this scarring. These stubborn 'red'-heads are a pain to get rid of. Sooo frustrating seeing the perfectly clear spots on the rest of my face. Losing. All. Hope!!!! Please, someone identify my problem here and possible solutions? Many thanks ☺️
  16. Not the best lighting to show but those are small indentations and hyperpigmentation marks. Will these fade naturally overtime? I'm still dealing with a lot of acne I'm currently using Klaron lotion morning and night. So far I've used... OTC products Epiduo Tazorac Epiduo Forte Klaron lotion and none of these are helping that much. I have oily skin and a lot of clogged pores and now redness and sensitivity from the epiduo forte which just ripped apart my skin:( I don't know what to do I'm 21 I feel like I shouldn't be getting acne anymore This cheek has no scarring but a lot of clogged pores/blackheads
  17. My Accutane log

    So, I've been on Accutane 20mg for 5 weeks and I'm really just making this log for others to see and to show you guys any improvements and to get advice from you guys. So far my side effects have been there but have been manageable; dry lips, dry eyes causing them to go red, back pain and slight depression but not too bad just the odd sign and feeling of social anxiety. Here are pictures I've been taking to document my experience so far: Day I started Accutane 20mg Second week Fourth week Please let me know if you have any advice or any queries, also I will be updating every two weeks during my accutane course.
  18. I've been trying everything on my spots and nothing seems to help, my spots are starting to have a scaled texture to them and I don't know what to do, I use cethphil face wash, noxema toner pads, and clean and clear I scented moisturizer, occasionally I use them pixi glow toner with gylocic acid on my skin, also I started to use a avocado clay mask, is there any tips on what I should do? I've looked at so many forums and videos and they all have different things you should do, don't know which was would be best, I have a normal skin type it isn't oily and it isn't dry.
  19. my hairs a mess sry. how do i cget rid of this nasty sh*t?!! im so sick of it! i used to use tazorac but it made my face so itchy that i couldnt even fall asleep.
  20. Hi everyone. New here. I'm struggling on how to 'label' my acne. I tend to get these annoying red spots, mostly in my cheek area, but it's beginning to spread. Really taking away my confidence. Are these mostly fresh scars or actual acne? I want to know what products to look out for, specific to whatever the hell my skin is. I've been on isotrex, isotretinoin and benzoyl peroxide. All have had their temporary affect. Currently on Lymcycline tablets (under a week) but not sure if that will be enough to get rid of this scarring. These stubborn 'red'-heads are a pain to get rid of. Sooo frustrating seeing the perfectly clear spots on the rest of my face. Losing. All. Hope!!!! Please, someone identify my problem here and possible solutions? Many thanks ☺️
  21. I have acne since I was 13, now 22. Have a lot of scarring and hyper pigmentation as a result. Planning on using milk kefir masks topically starting today, was wondering if anyone else has tried this?
  22. Hello, this is my first time ever writting here, so it might be a bit long (sorry in advance) So first off I will start by giving you an idea why I got on acne.Org regimen, I always had mild acne growing up, but around the time I became 20 ( Im now 22), my acne changed to these painful cystic pimples which leave the nastiest scars when they heal and by the time they heal new ones form on top of these scars and ever since my face is covered in discoloration from acne and scars. So I began using the regimen on the 26th of Dec (a little over a month ago) , I did not start gradually, I used a pea size amount of the treatment twice daily for the firsr 4 days and I noticed my face was purging but also was extremely dry, red and irritated so the following week I used the regimine once a day. Second week I applied the same amount twice a day, and now I cant seem to be able to increase the amount anymore cause my skin is peely and started showing wrinkles no matter how much moistureizer I use. My skin feels rough, flaky that I cant wear any makeup, not to mention that my face is a whole different shade than my neck ( looks tanned+red) I must say, though my skin is almost clear from active breakouts (I only have two) maybe its because my menstrual cycle is nearing. So is all of this normal? Shouldn't my skin be used to the treatment by now? Should I give it more time or just quit it because of the exessive irritation, hyper pigmentation and drieness?
  23. Hi. Ok so my acne right now is the worst its been since high school! Im desperately needing help! Im 31 and suffer from hormonal acne. December was an extremely stressful time for me. (A death in family and another traumatic event happened). My face, around my mouth, just exploded with acne! Some of the acne went away, but the hyperpigmentation is really bad! Cysts, pustules and whiteheads. Id been using Cetaphil Oily Skin face wash as my skin is quite oily. With Benzac Ac 5% gel. Followed by Cetaphil Dermacontrol Moisturizer SPF 30 Sunscreen. At night was the same, but with standard Cetaphil moisturiser. It was all working semi-ok. I havent had clear skin since I was 14, but this routine gave me only 2-3 breakouts at a time. Now, as you can see in the photos, Its a hell of alot more! I am currently on Zinc tablets and Doxycycline 100mg. I have been for a decent 10 years and I dont think its doing much but my fear to stop is huge. My dr who is wonderful says it is helping. I also probably need to add that I do have an eating disorder (anorexia) so I know my diet isnt great. Its too low but im doing quite well with water. Having atleast 2L a day. So. I got desperate. It was worsening my depression so I came online to think what to do and I read about the Caveman Regimen. I decided since Im not working and never wear make up anyway I thought it actually made sense. It sounded crazy and scary as hell but it still made sense. Im now on day 2 of Caveman Regimen and its not as scary as day 1. I thought my face would be dripping with oil but its not. I have made my own version of Caveman Regimen though. I couldnt not wash 100%. So my morning shower i let water fall over my face but only for a few seconds. I lightly rub with hands. Once out, i very very gently pat with a soft face cloth. Then let it to dry properly itself. Once dry I do use Cetaphil Dermacontrol Moisturizer SPF 30 because i can not not wear a sunscreen. At night just before bed I splash luke warm water over it and very lightly pat dry maybe once or twice. Thats it. Im not getting the flaking so much and my acne is the same. I was expecting it to be worse but im feeling positive about this. Im definitely going to keep trying it coz I have nothing to lose any more. My depression couldnt have gotten worse. My other issue is hyperpigmentation which is also why I need the sunscreen. Any help, or any advice, or ANYTHING, feedback would be so helpful.
  24. Today, I went to a laser tech that was highly recommended by reviews and also by my sister in law! She usually does hair removal, but had realized that the tech had different treatments that would help skin texture and skin over all. I did my research before my consultation which was today and I wasn't planning to even do the treatment today, but heck... Why not. The treatment lasted about less than ten minutes, but ten minutes max as well, not horrible at all. I am a 19 year old asian little lady and my hyperpigmentation isn't crazy bad because vitamin C from Asia has helped a whole lot! The appointment was about 11 and I got out at 1130 with no side effects which I am not complaining about, but maybe it's not a good thing? It is about 7pm now and all that I feel is about a very minor sunburn feeling (she did mention that my face will eventually feel tight as time goes by for a bit) but I read a lot about different things like ichiness and redness, or even spots being more visible etc, but I'm nervous that maybe IPL didn't work? Even though is only been a few hours...... The first picture is about a week ago and the second set is about 2 hrs after the appointment. Please let me know if maybe give it time to show up or what I should do Sorry about the flash with the first set of pictures and no flash in the second, although the second set had bigger lighting 2:
  25. Dry skin

    Hello, I ve been using the treatment for about 3/4 months now... I had a lot of hyperpigmentation on my skin but a few active acne. My skin has improved a lot the scars are starting to fade away. BUT my main concern now is that my skin is very dry no matter how much moisturizer I put on. I use the acne.org moisturizer mixed with argan oil but my skin is still very dry. I am also noticing that my skin is cracking a lot. I want to know if you have any suggestion to stop my skin from cracking and from being so dry.