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neck breakouts

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i've noticed the past few months or so i've been breaking out a little above my neck, like under my chin. does anyone know what causes these breakouts? i don't remember getting them there before?

im 29 year old female. could it be hormonal? if so, what would people suggest for hormonal acne?


My Regimen

AM

-wash w/obagi clenziderm cleanser

-tone w/obagi clenziderm toner

-obagi elastiderm eye gel and obagi theraputic moisturizer

-100 mgs of minocycline

pf talc free mineral concealer and powder

Body Care

-wash w/aveeno moisturizing body wash, moisturize w/aveeno moisturizing lotion

paul mitchell tea tree shampoo and condtioner/or color treated

Daily Supplements

-b complex with vitamin c included,cod liver capsules 2x a day vit a and d

diet

-mainly fruits, veggies, fish, chicken, some pasta, some nuts, limit wheat, no dairy, no caffeine, limit sugar, limit citrus fruits, drink atleast 8 glasses of water a day, drink tea

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PM

-wash w/obagi clenziderm cleanser

-tone w/obagi clenziderm toner

-treat w/obagi clenziderm 5% bp

-100mgs of minocycline

Body Care

-wash with aveeno cleanser

-retin-a .5 or.1% on back


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It could be hormonal, or it could be from your hair, or if you aren't rinsing well under you chin after you wash, or it could be a new product, or it could be from wearing turtle necks in the winter. But I would think it's probably hormonal. But I'm no Doc, so you might ask him :) .

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It could be hormonal, or it could be from your hair, or if you aren't rinsing well under you chin after you wash, or it could be a new product, or it could be from wearing turtle necks in the winter. But I would think it's probably hormonal. But I'm no Doc, so you might ask him :) .

My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

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My derm asked if I ever breakout on my neck under my chin and sometimes I do, which he said is hormonal. Also if you are only breaking out on your chin and or around your mouth this is also suppose to be hormonal. I just started breaking out last year at 33 when I had my tubes tied. I had been on the ortho evra patch for years which causes you to not ovulate. As soon as I was "fixed" my skin started looking like crap. I never had breakouts before, just the occasional blemish here and there. Now my hormones are all out of whack. I just went to the derm 12/31 and he put me on minocycline 2x a day a retin-a at night. I will go back to see him in three weeks to see how things are working. He did say that if things don't clear up for me then we'd talk about hormonal treatment, whatever that may be. If someone else out there is doing hormone treatment please let me know!


Started December 31st 2007-

100mg Minocycline twice a day, morning and night

Wash with Benzoil Peroxide one a day in the shower

Wash with Cetaphil in the evening

Apply Retin-A gel in the evening

Try to drink lots of H2O!!!


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I've been using Yasmin BCP.... Also, a combination treatment of glycolic acid and strong salicylic acid.. My chin is finally really clear. Though, I have to stress that from what I've read Yasmin isn't for everyone.

Just for reference, I'm 34.


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Breakouts on my neck are always an allergic reaction to citrus.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

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Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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Neck breakouts - bleh. They drive me crazy.

For me, I think that they are at least partly hormonal (I've been on loestrin fe 1/20 for 3 years, and it hasn't affected my acne at all) and partly due to irritation. I love scarves and turtlenecks, but I found if I don't wear them often, my neck is much happier.

I think paying attention to diet and a combination of aha's and bha's has helped reduce my neck breakouts.

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He did say that if things don't clear up for me then we'd talk about hormonal treatment, whatever that may be. If someone else out there is doing hormone treatment please let me know!

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I think is allergic. :X

I got like 3-4 around my ear.. same time.

could be what u eating. not sure...

is rare to get acne on the neck around.

I actually use nothing for it.. just wait till is gone ;) doesn't take long.


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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Well, i don't know if this helps but i actually apply toner on my neck too. I noticed that i get A LOT of dirt off my neck when i apply toner to it. Actually i think our necks can be pretty dirty as they do not get the same kind of attention as our face and i think grime and dirt can be a big cause of acne.

Try cleaning your neck regularly. Think it will help. :D


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