Bacne advice (gross pics included)
Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:15 PM
Keep us posted.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:44 PM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:12 AM
It doesn't have to be H&S you can use the cheaper off brand stuff and it still seems to work, since I've been using it I've seen much less redness and things appear to be clearing up pretty nicely. It's always worth a shot to try I figure, and the kind I've bought smells much better than even the Neutrogena body washes, so it doesn't really bother me.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:55 AM
Hmm, never heard of using Head & Shoulders before. There's another topic about dandruff shampoo that says H&S is giving people bacne when they were just trying to use it as regular shampoo. ???
Thanks for the advice though, I'll give it a try if I find some more support for the suggestion.
It does dry out your bacne but in the long run, it leaves scars, like REALLy promenent scars. Obviously you can get rid of scars but it's gonna take a loooooooooooooooong time.Anyways, I just used 5% bp that my family doctor prescibed and I'm not ALL clear but it's because i'm really lazy with my regimen, but it's good enough i can wear bathing suites and tanktops now.I'm not sure if it's diffrent for other ppl but my mom was also gettting acne like not really bad but a few zits here and there on her face.So after she saw the results on me she decided to try it, and all the scars on her face from previos pimples are gone.So benzoly peroxide is your best bet there. Oh and another warning for the H&S shampoo, your skin will get reall really flaky so if your still using it, and that happens, stop using it for about a week and moisturized with AHA lotion.
ps. I just remebered, i saw 9, ur bacne is no severe AT ALL okay?
Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:03 PM
Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:51 PM
also i found head and shoulders helped a bit too if i left on my back for about 15m after showering and then cleaned it off. be sure to moisturize tho.
now i'm on accutane for about a month and all the pimples / cysts are gone, just need to deal with the scars now, but your acne doesn't look that bad at all so i doubt you'll need it. best you can do is go to the derm really ( who'll probably recommend you BP ).
Posted 15 August 2007 - 12:42 PM
Exercise helps I think - you'd think it wouldnt cause your getting sweaty and stuff but for some reason it really helps, erm... sea salt helps I always put 3 hand fulls of sea salt in my bath. People have different views about the sun but I think going on a sun bed really helped my back. It's expensive though. Saying this Im still not free of it!! xxx
Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:17 PM
I definitely don't think you should stop yourself from going out and having a good time! Go to the beach, go to the waterpark, whatever you want. This will resolve itself and you should live your life in the meantime. I know you think it's gross but YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST OR THE LAST person to have acne! Yes, we're all self-conscious but going to have fun might also take your mind off of this. Exercize isn't a bad idea either...
But... I definitely think you need to go see a dermatologist. A physician might give you things to try, but a dermatologist sees rashes and acne all day long - They know their stuff (good ones). It might also NOT be acne, but something different, like a fungal folliculitis that is treatable (and doesn't respond to antibiotics) with something else.
Meanwhile, I wouldn't use antibiotic soaps. Use something neutral for now like cetafil or even ivory bar soap. Wash your clothes in something mild like Ivory snow, just in case.
Change out of sweaty clothes asap - This will all prevent bacteria or fungus from lingering. Take luke-warm showers too, hot water aggravates and makes you sweaty (and stimulates sweat/oil glands)
Drink lots of water - It flushes toxins from your body and helps your skin renew itself.
and get outside, go have fun! You'll be fine!
ACTUALLY, it would be wise NOT to dismiss it as something that just goes away on its own. I'm 33 years old and i've had it since puberty and w no long term improvement.
Try Dawn dish detergent, seriously. That's what clears mine up. I haven't figured out how to get it to go away completely though.
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