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#1 mokhc

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:09 PM

Hi,

I am 28 years old and used to have severe acne. I went on Accutane for about a year+ and it has cleared up my skin pretty well. I still have mild breakouts but nothing as bad as what it used to be. Anyways, I have noticed that for the past few months, most of my breakouts have been concentrating in the area between my eyebrows. And it's more always the same ones which resurface at least once a month. I never used to have breakouts there even when I had severe acne. Does anyone have the same problem? I'm not taking anything except for 1000mg of Vitamin B5. I don't take Vitamin B complex with it. My cleansing regimen is still the same since I was on Accutane. Could the Vitamin B5 be the problem?? Any help will be most appreciated!! Thanks.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:25 PM

Hey there! I'm your age, 29, and about a year ago I had the same problem! I had no idea why, but these cysts were coming out between my eyebrows. I was not wearing glasses, or anything that would conceivably irritate that area. It eventually went away on it's own about 3 or 4 months after it started, but in the meantime I was battling it with heavy BP application - which was the only thing that helped. But it was serious application - like a huge dollop at night, and in the morning before work. Of course that resulted in flaking for a bit, too. It was a battle, and I still have no idea why the breakout occurred in that spot. Now they're just back to my chin and jawline, as usual rolleyes.gif

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:29 AM

Thanks...I'll try what you did and hopefully it works!!

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:46 PM

Do you tweeze? If so, rinse your tweezer with rubbing alcohol before and after use. I know if I don't, I have hell to pay.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE (BigPore @ Nov 7 2008, 09:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you tweeze? If so, rinse your tweezer with rubbing alcohol before and after use. I know if I don't, I have hell to pay.

AHHH I bet that's why I have a zit now. I NEVER rinse mine. I'll do that for NOW on. eusa_shifty.gif

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:03 PM

I've seen several people say that they break out between the eyebrows from eating peanuts.

I know my jawline, chin, neck, hairline cystic acne was a reaction to citrus and I figured it out from a coworker that got cysts only on her chin after drinking OJ. It seems that different citrus fruits caused a cyst in a different region. For example, I tried having a tangerine for the first time in about a decade and I promptly got cysts at my temples near the hairline. And limes, specifically key limes which I guess are stronger, cause cysts on my neck and jaw. I'm unwilling to experiment any further.
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.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

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!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for the tip for now on when I do my eyebrows I will rinse my tweezers with rubbing alcohol.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE (alternativista @ Mar 2 2009, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen several people say that they break out between the eyebrows from eating peanuts.

I know my jawline, chin, neck, hairline cystic acne was a reaction to citrus and I figured it out from a coworker that got cysts only on her chin after drinking OJ. It seems that different citrus fruits caused a cyst in a different region. For example, I tried having a tangerine for the first time in about a decade and I promptly got cysts at my temples near the hairline. And limes, specifically key limes which I guess are stronger, cause cysts on my neck and jaw. I'm unwilling to experiment any further.

What about something like organic Almond Butter? I just recently ate some on some Ezekiel bread and shortly after noticed this zit towards the left side between my eyes. Although I was plucking between there yesterday and shortly after I ate the almond butter. eusa_think.gif

I also use squeeze lime and lemon into my water, but I don't physically eat it, just to flavor my water. I actually have a zit right ON my temple too. LOL.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:20 PM

Happens if I tweeze, but I think it happens if I clean it too.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (bright_eyes @ Mar 2 2009, 05:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (alternativista @ Mar 2 2009, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen several people say that they break out between the eyebrows from eating peanuts.

What about something like organic Almond Butter? I just recently ate some on some Ezekiel bread and shortly after noticed this zit towards the left side between my eyes. Although I was plucking between there yesterday and shortly after I ate the almond butter. eusa_think.gif

I also use squeeze lime and lemon into my water, but I don't physically eat it, just to flavor my water. I actually have a zit right ON my temple too. LOL.


Sure, if you are allergic to almonds. Almonds aren't nuts, btw. They are the seed of a fruit related to cherries, peaches and other stone fruit. Genus Prunus. They are a common allergen.

Citrus is another common allergen, and it does cause me to break out in cysts. But I don't usually have a problem with lemon or lime juice in water. Except if it's key limes. And I've seen lemons in a list of foods few people are allergic to but with no explanation about why that is.

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.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

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!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:38 PM

Show me an article where it says citris is a common food allergy.

What kind of pimples are you having between your eyebrows? Maybe you can have your derm inject them with cortizone. I went to the derm and he injected six pimples on me yesterday. It does work. The inflamation goes down in 48 hours and the pimple is gone
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

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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

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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


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (acne_battle @ Mar 14 2009, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Show me an article where it says citris is a common food allergy.


???? They are included on any standard allergy test in which they test you for common allergens. Like this one:

http://www.ibstreatm...nter.com/b2.htm

But here's an article:
http://whfoods.org/g...ame=diet&dbid=7

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.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

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!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

I was getting these stupid pimples/bumps (sometimes they would form a whitehead, other times they were just cyst-like) in between my eyebrows and it was really pissing me off. You can search google and it's probably been posted in this thread about what parts of your body are overwhelmed or toxic () and create skin problems. Well I had started drinking too much tea and was constantly breaking out in this area. The day after I stopped drinking tea and just went back to only water things started to clear up, now the pimples have subsided altogether.

Background: I have the occasional pimple here and there (esp. if I haven't been taking care of myself).


I've learned from helping friends and myself that what really works is being HEALTHY and knowing what your body can't handle. If you can't handle processed flour, don't eat it. If you can't drink 32oz of a tea a day, don't. The body is simple. If you're reading this and you're over say 25 and you still have regular breakouts then you need to re-evaluate your diet and lifestyle altogether. Before this tea incident I might have a pimple show up once every 3-4 months.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:21 PM

According to chinese medicine and stuff, certain areas of your face that break out represent a certain part of your body that is unhealthy.
The breakouts between eyebrows usually mean your heart and your liver that is "unhealthy"... hahaha I dont kno if you wanna believe this but this is just a bit to think about!
Have you been drinking? Exercising regularly? smile.gif

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:04 AM

i also get these breakouts and noticed it coincided with the development alot more dead skin in my eyebrows kinda like dandruff, wierd i know. so anyway ive just been putting a bit of head and shoulders on my eyebrows for the dandruff and the pimples would go away soon after, try it if you have flaky eyebrows