How ya feelin' about your acne today?

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Could this be true?? I ate much less recently, had more stress and felt fatigue almost all the time. Today I noticed that my forehead scars got deeper. Could this happen because of these factors and so quickly? :(


Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

Skincare:

- Hemp oil




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I'm doing good, thanks! Figured I'd stop by and check in. I still read on the site, I just don't post often because I feel silly saying "still clear" over and over.. what a terrible problem to have I know, lol. I eat pretty much everything now with no problems, although I still steer clear of gluten. I even went out to eat, which was huge for me! smile.png I pretty much only break out if I drink a ton of coffee, which I rarely do since I know it causes me problems. Once I eliminated coffee, most of my health problems seemed to get better.

I used mostly raw honey when I was doing it, not the Manuka and not the regular. Like I said, I don't think it made it worse exactly, it just was getting worse anyway the longer I went without using the acne meds. I didn't really have a reaction, I just got sick of coating honey on my face every night and still breaking out. I've tried thousands of things but nothing has really consistently helped other than benzoyl peroxide.

What kind of reaction did you have? They say you can easily be allergic to honey.

Wow, I'm glad you can now eat more foods without the fear of breaking out.... that's a huge accomplishment!

I tried raw honey before, but didn't really see a difference. The honey I usually use is the one the comes with the Greek yogurt on the side....I don't know why, but that honey is the best I've tried so far, I've been using it for years with and without yogurt as a face mask.

No, I haven't had a reaction to manuka...I only applied it to a few spots to see if I would get a reaction but I haven't noticed anything. The texture is kind of thicker than regular honey, so I don't think I would apply it all over as it could clog pores.

Btw, you said you cut out caffeine almost completely. I did too a few years ago, with a few exceptions, but I still drink oolong tea or sometimes black tea. Do you think it applies to teas that have caffeine too, or do you think tea is better if I had to pick between coffee and tea?

It seems the same, it's just that tea has a little less, so I think you can probably get away with a bit more. But I've definitely broke out from tea too, unfortunately. :(


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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I'm doing good, thanks! Figured I'd stop by and check in. I still read on the site, I just don't post often because I feel silly saying "still clear" over and over.. what a terrible problem to have I know, lol. I eat pretty much everything now with no problems, although I still steer clear of gluten. I even went out to eat, which was huge for me! smile.png I pretty much only break out if I drink a ton of coffee, which I rarely do since I know it causes me problems. Once I eliminated coffee, most of my health problems seemed to get better.

I used mostly raw honey when I was doing it, not the Manuka and not the regular. Like I said, I don't think it made it worse exactly, it just was getting worse anyway the longer I went without using the acne meds. I didn't really have a reaction, I just got sick of coating honey on my face every night and still breaking out. I've tried thousands of things but nothing has really consistently helped other than benzoyl peroxide.

What kind of reaction did you have? They say you can easily be allergic to honey.

It's nice to hear you're staying clear. smile.png In what way do you think coffee affected your health? I have a definite addiction and drink a couple of cups a day on weekdays, and I've always wondered if it's bad for my health or acne, but I just haven't come across anything to give me the incentive to quit. They even claim coffee is healthy these days, although I don't believe it. Maybe my coffee habits are one of the reasons I still battle with acne.

Here's my theory:

Basically, anything that stresses your adrenal system is going to be bad for acne. This is just my experience and the experience of many others. How many of us break out after a fight with a boyfriend, problems at work or some other issue? That's stress--it inflames the human body, plain and simple. However, emotional stress is only part of the equation. There are also physical stresses, and bombarding your system with caffeine is one of them.

If you ever have gone a long time without caffeine and then drank a cup of strong coffee, you will feel the effects. It makes shaky, jittery, almost like you did a hard drug or something. This effect, although it might not be noticeable after you get used to caffeine every day, is always there. It's always affecting your system like that. So if you drink a few cups of coffee a day, you're bombarding your system with a drug that inflames you and stresses you. Ever day. Think about that.

I'm not saying we can't enjoy a cup of coffee once in a while, but I urge anyone suffering from bad acne to consider giving it up for a long period of time. I gave it up for 3-4 months and that was when I saw the most improvements in my heath. I continued to see improvements even weeks later. Now, I usually break out from coffee but there are times I don't. I think that's because I happened to drink it in a time where my body wasn't as stressed. I think we all basically have a "stress threshold" and when something pushes us past that, it makes it more likely for us to get acne. I think a lot of things can push up the stress load, including emotional stress, harsh drugs like caffeine, bad foods, hormonal shifts (pms, steroid use, etc). This is why people see reactions to so many of these things but not consistently. There is no consistency usually because it all depends on the balance of various things going on at any given time. This is why I constantly broke out when I had my eating disorder even though I was avoiding every "bad" food on the planet--I was constantly stressed and worried. Now, I eat a lot worse but I look and feel better. Why? I decided that life is short, food is good and I don't have that stress anymore. Much less of it as I continue working in recover, at least.

It's just funny, I've been on these boards a long time and seen soooo many people go down the road toward eating disorders from avoiding so many foods and trying to follow all these special diets. It seems like a lot of people are willing to adjust their diet in any way necessary but most aren't willing or don't even realize they can get off the daily coffee train and see major improvements. Coffee is such an accepted part of everyday life in our society, most people don't understand how terribly unhealthy it can be. But google some studies on caffeine and how it affects the body. It's scary. Coffee should be an occasional treat only.

I like your theory. I think my skin get worse after a breakup with my ex girlfriend because of a lot of stress with moving out, finding a new place and getting everything in order and on top of that all the emotional stress. I was a mess and I couldn't keep clear although I was using the Regimen.

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Can someone please kill my mother? I have one nodule forming and a pimple! After days with non inflamed acne barely visible around this time of the month i was starting to gain my self confidence again. And she gave me this bread (i ate it because she didn't even cook and had nothing else to eat-except of course dairy or corn flakes or egg etc) and a teaspoon of "try and tell me what this is"-sesame seeds that i know they cause nodules to me! While i was thinking all these, drinking a spearmint tea to help with hormones she told me.. "are you drinking this thing again? it's morning!". She just doesn't want to cure my acne because she THINKS that there is nothing wrong or i should go to a dermatologist (yeah i did and guess what-nothing worked except spiro which my dermatologist didn't want to prescribe!). O hate her. It is so hard to keep away from things like bread or dairy and she asks all the time if i want to eat them...


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Can someone please kill my mother? I have one nodule forming and a pimple! After days with non inflamed acne barely visible around this time of the month i was starting to gain my self confidence again. And she gave me this bread (i ate it because she didn't even cook and had nothing else to eat-except of course dairy or corn flakes or egg etc) and a teaspoon of "try and tell me what this is"-sesame seeds that i know they cause nodules to me! While i was thinking all these, drinking a spearmint tea to help with hormones she told me.. "are you drinking this thing again? it's morning!". She just doesn't want to cure my acne because she THINKS that there is nothing wrong or i should go to a dermatologist (yeah i did and guess what-nothing worked except spiro which my dermatologist didn't want to prescribe!). O hate her. It is so hard to keep away from things like bread or dairy and she asks all the time if i want to eat them...

That sucks, I'm sorry. Have you thought about talking to your Mom about eating healthier in general, not only for the purposes of acne. What about going with her when she grocery shops and picking out veggies and healthy things for yourself? You could even offer to cook dinner a few nights a week.


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Can someone please kill my mother? I have one nodule forming and a pimple! After days with non inflamed acne barely visible around this time of the month i was starting to gain my self confidence again. And she gave me this bread (i ate it because she didn't even cook and had nothing else to eat-except of course dairy or corn flakes or egg etc) and a teaspoon of "try and tell me what this is"-sesame seeds that i know they cause nodules to me! While i was thinking all these, drinking a spearmint tea to help with hormones she told me.. "are you drinking this thing again? it's morning!". She just doesn't want to cure my acne because she THINKS that there is nothing wrong or i should go to a dermatologist (yeah i did and guess what-nothing worked except spiro which my dermatologist didn't want to prescribe!). O hate her. It is so hard to keep away from things like bread or dairy and she asks all the time if i want to eat them...

That sucks, I'm sorry. Have you thought about talking to your Mom about eating healthier in general, not only for the purposes of acne. What about going with her when she grocery shops and picking out veggies and healthy things for yourself? You could even offer to cook dinner a few nights a week.

I am going to.. i already bought some vegetables for salads and sardines. I will buy rye bread that doesn't break me out. I told her to use whole grains, spaggeti, rice etc but i don't think she is going to do it because others may have problems with the taste (i don't see any difference) and they are more difficult to cook. I will cook something else to eat these days and replace her some times of the week.. she doesn't eat unhealthy herself but she urges me to eat things that make my skin explode.. sesame or almonds in small quantities for example are very healthy but they happen to break me out. She behaves as if i don't know my own body.and expects me to ignore the zits and nodules forming after eating certain foods. Basically she doesn't even accept the link between diet and acne because this is what dermatologists had been saying for years (except chocolate because it is the only thing that breaks her out) even if it is now proven scientifically and by our self-experiments.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Yeah.. she took all my veggies to make a pie with cheese in it.. Isn't it great?


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Yeah.. she took all my veggies to make a pie with cheese in it.. Isn't it great?

Have you tried taking digestive enzymes to help with food intolerances? I take them every time I go out for a meal, or if I feel like eating something I'm not supposed to and they help minimize flare ups. Acidophilus probiotics can help with digestion too...that way you can worry less about eating something unhealthy if you can't avoid it.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Yeah.. she took all my veggies to make a pie with cheese in it.. Isn't it great?

Have you tried taking digestive enzymes to help with food intolerances? I take them every time I go out for a meal, or if I feel like eating something I'm not supposed to and they help minimize flare ups. Acidophilus probiotics can help with digestion too...that way you can worry less about eating something unhealthy if you can't avoid it.

I have read about them but didn't pay attention because i doubted if i could find them in my country.. i found out about foods that trigger acne only a few weeks ago and decided that the best solution was returning to spironolactone, now i am waiting for it to start working. I searched for them and there are some supplements mainly with acidophilus. Do they work from the first time or you have to take them for some time before they start working?


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Yeah.. she took all my veggies to make a pie with cheese in it.. Isn't it great?

Have you tried taking digestive enzymes to help with food intolerances? I take them every time I go out for a meal, or if I feel like eating something I'm not supposed to and they help minimize flare ups. Acidophilus probiotics can help with digestion too...that way you can worry less about eating something unhealthy if you can't avoid it.

I have read about them but didn't pay attention because i doubted if i could find them in my country.. i found out about foods that trigger acne only a few weeks ago and decided that the best solution was returning to spironolactone, now i am waiting for it to start working. I searched for them and there are some supplements mainly with acidophilus. Do they work from the first time or you have to take them for some time before they start working?

Probiotics need time to work. I recommend starting with just acidophilus because some people break out from probiotics that contain multiple strands. Then you can see how your body feels....but it does take a while to repopulate your gut with good bacteria, so the changes won't be immediate (depending on how many million/billion you take per day, etc).

Digestive enzymes work differently. You have to take them with each meal, or with meals that you know are going to cause issues. I was originally taking them with every meal, but then it got too expensive so now I only take them when I eat things I shouldn't be eating. I noticed a difference within the first week - I had less flare ups and could tolerate more foods (but in small quantities). I am even able to have a slice of cheesecake or carrotcake with no issues. I tried having cheesecake without taking digestive enzymes beforehand, and I broke out in the same spot I break out whenever I eat too much sugar or dairy.

Are solgar supplements available in your country? It's an international brand. I take Enzymedica's digestive enzymes which are top quality, but solgar has some good options too.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Yeah.. she took all my veggies to make a pie with cheese in it.. Isn't it great?

Have you tried taking digestive enzymes to help with food intolerances? I take them every time I go out for a meal, or if I feel like eating something I'm not supposed to and they help minimize flare ups. Acidophilus probiotics can help with digestion too...that way you can worry less about eating something unhealthy if you can't avoid it.

I have read about them but didn't pay attention because i doubted if i could find them in my country.. i found out about foods that trigger acne only a few weeks ago and decided that the best solution was returning to spironolactone, now i am waiting for it to start working. I searched for them and there are some supplements mainly with acidophilus. Do they work from the first time or you have to take them for some time before they start working?
Probiotics need time to work. I recommend starting with just acidophilus because some people break out from probiotics that contain multiple strands. Then you can see how your body feels....but it does take a while to repopulate your gut with good bacteria, so the changes won't be immediate (depending on how many million/billion you take per day, etc).

Digestive enzymes work differently. You have to take them with each meal, or with meals that you know are going to cause issues. I was originally taking them with every meal, but then it got too expensive so now I only take them when I eat things I shouldn't be eating. I noticed a difference within the first week - I had less flare ups and could tolerate more foods (but in small quantities). I am even able to have a slice of cheesecake or carrotcake with no issues. I tried having cheesecake without taking digestive enzymes beforehand, and I broke out in the same spot I break out whenever I eat too much sugar or dairy.

Are solgar supplements available in your country? It's an international brand. I take Enzymedica's digestive enzymes which are top quality, but solgar has some good options too.

Yes the zinc supplement i am taking is made by solgar. Thanks for the information!

What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Looks like it's going to be another day of not eating for me. Thanks a lot acne.


Current Treatment and Products

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Garnier Long Lasting Shine Control Moisturiser
Garnier Oil Free BB Cream
Epiduo
Zineryt
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Eliminated Dairy from my Diet

My Log:

Acne status: Odd spot here and there but mostly clear. Mainly struggling with oil, shine, and scars/hyperpigmentation.


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So confused what to do. I don't want to start a new regimen because of the breakout, but at the same time do because if it works but I've tried stuff since I was like 13. The whole cutting foods and things out seems pointless because what if you cut out dairy and for four months and thats not even the reason. There should be a way to test what foods you react to. Hating life at the minutesad.png

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I'm doing good, thanks! Figured I'd stop by and check in. I still read on the site, I just don't post often because I feel silly saying "still clear" over and over.. what a terrible problem to have I know, lol. I eat pretty much everything now with no problems, although I still steer clear of gluten. I even went out to eat, which was huge for me! smile.png I pretty much only break out if I drink a ton of coffee, which I rarely do since I know it causes me problems. Once I eliminated coffee, most of my health problems seemed to get better.

I used mostly raw honey when I was doing it, not the Manuka and not the regular. Like I said, I don't think it made it worse exactly, it just was getting worse anyway the longer I went without using the acne meds. I didn't really have a reaction, I just got sick of coating honey on my face every night and still breaking out. I've tried thousands of things but nothing has really consistently helped other than benzoyl peroxide.

What kind of reaction did you have? They say you can easily be allergic to honey.

It's nice to hear you're staying clear. smile.png In what way do you think coffee affected your health? I have a definite addiction and drink a couple of cups a day on weekdays, and I've always wondered if it's bad for my health or acne, but I just haven't come across anything to give me the incentive to quit. They even claim coffee is healthy these days, although I don't believe it. Maybe my coffee habits are one of the reasons I still battle with acne.

Here's my theory:

Basically, anything that stresses your adrenal system is going to be bad for acne. This is just my experience and the experience of many others. How many of us break out after a fight with a boyfriend, problems at work or some other issue? That's stress--it inflames the human body, plain and simple. However, emotional stress is only part of the equation. There are also physical stresses, and bombarding your system with caffeine is one of them.

If you ever have gone a long time without caffeine and then drank a cup of strong coffee, you will feel the effects. It makes shaky, jittery, almost like you did a hard drug or something. This effect, although it might not be noticeable after you get used to caffeine every day, is always there. It's always affecting your system like that. So if you drink a few cups of coffee a day, you're bombarding your system with a drug that inflames you and stresses you. Ever day. Think about that.

I'm not saying we can't enjoy a cup of coffee once in a while, but I urge anyone suffering from bad acne to consider giving it up for a long period of time. I gave it up for 3-4 months and that was when I saw the most improvements in my heath. I continued to see improvements even weeks later. Now, I usually break out from coffee but there are times I don't. I think that's because I happened to drink it in a time where my body wasn't as stressed. I think we all basically have a "stress threshold" and when something pushes us past that, it makes it more likely for us to get acne. I think a lot of things can push up the stress load, including emotional stress, harsh drugs like caffeine, bad foods, hormonal shifts (pms, steroid use, etc). This is why people see reactions to so many of these things but not consistently. There is no consistency usually because it all depends on the balance of various things going on at any given time. This is why I constantly broke out when I had my eating disorder even though I was avoiding every "bad" food on the planet--I was constantly stressed and worried. Now, I eat a lot worse but I look and feel better. Why? I decided that life is short, food is good and I don't have that stress anymore. Much less of it as I continue working in recover, at least.

It's just funny, I've been on these boards a long time and seen soooo many people go down the road toward eating disorders from avoiding so many foods and trying to follow all these special diets. It seems like a lot of people are willing to adjust their diet in any way necessary but most aren't willing or don't even realize they can get off the daily coffee train and see major improvements. Coffee is such an accepted part of everyday life in our society, most people don't understand how terribly unhealthy it can be. But google some studies on caffeine and how it affects the body. It's scary. Coffee should be an occasional treat only.

You pretty much hit the nail on the head. I think the (un)healthiness of coffee depends entirely on how many other stressors you have in your life and where the balance is. My mother-in-law is perfectly healthy drinking one big cup of coffee every day, but she's retired and doesn't have much trouble in life, so it's perfectly fine with her. But for me personally and many others suffering from stress, coffee is one more factor compounding the effects on our health. So I'm working on quitting it completely (apart from occasional treats). I've now started to replace coffee with black tea most of the time, it's hard at the moment but hopefully it will get easier.

I think I had sort of an eating disorder this past spring as well due to fear of breaking out from specific foods and getting more scars. Or partly I was just very stressed over my skin and lost my appetite as a result, I don't know. I'm now much better, have gained weight again and eat more or less anything (gluten-free) and deal with break-outs with topical clindamycin and progesterone cream instead of dietary restrictions. I still worry over my skin and scarring too much, but I'm trying to stop that and at least make sure I'm always eating enough. I think my skin is finally starting to get better as well.

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Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

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Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

And what is it?

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Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

I'm so happy for you! :) :) :) Please, do share!


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

That's fantastic, man! I've read your posts in the past and I'm glad you're seeing improvements. What's your secret?

Also quick update on me: Thanks everyone for those comments a few pages back, I was just having a rare bad day and feeling down about stuff. Happens sometimes. I'm feeling 100% better the past week or so and my skin is doing well. And to be perfectly honest...I've been getting compliments about my appearance from random customers at work.

One lady walked by my post the other day and said "you have beautiful skin" and that literally floored me because I was like..."HUH?? why would she say that to me?" but after looking in the mirror and taking a GOOD long look at my skin I see how far I've come and how much things have improved for me...I realized that my skin does look really good right now. It's such a complete turnaround because years ago I remember getting negative comments about my skin...one that still haunts me to this day is from some random person that said to me "you're a good looking guy...don't let that skin get out of hand!"

so it's kinda a big adjustment to just accept a compliment like that and realize that it's completely genuine...but I'm working on that and as I become more comfortable in my own skin I think it will get easier and easier.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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That has happened to me as a result of the regimen, too. :) It's the best feeling when they can't even tell you ever had acne and actually think you have better-than-normal skin! We fought hard to get here. We deserve it! :)



That has happened to me as a result of the regimen, too. :) It's the best feeling when they can't even tell you ever had acne and actually think you have better-than-normal skin! We fought hard to get here. We deserve it! :)


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Got a little back-to-Uni breakout going on - a few tiny spots here and there that have dried up and will hopefully be gone soon and about 3 bumps on my cheek. I'm not picking at them, letting them breathe and hoping they'll calm down soon.



Got a little back-to-Uni breakout going on - a few tiny spots here and there that have dried up and will hopefully be gone soon and about 3 bumps on my cheek. I'm not picking at them, letting them breathe and hoping they'll calm down soon.


Currently clear of acne with the occasional hormonal breakout. Check out my routines and progress updates here:
http://www.acne.org/...g-and-duac-gel/

Treat yourself as you treat others.


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I have this tiny red bump that's come up right on the edge of the 'delicate' skin under my eye. Don't know how to treat it - I obviously can't put BP there... is there anything gentle enough I could use for this area? If not I'll just leave it and hope it goes away on it's own quickly!


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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So, I'm anemic, that makes life easier, lol...
I started increasing my iron intake by eating more green vegetables and taking supplements. Also, I take MSM powder together with my meal, dissolved into an ecological orange juice. MSM powder is very bitter but orange juice makes it bearable. I tried with simple water, but could barely drink it up. Also, I'm slowly lowering the Androcur dose each month, will try to find a healthier alternative of an androgen blocker, maybe Spiro or Saw Palmetto.
My hair falls out much more from Yasmin and the acne I get during my period is still bad enough (occasional cysts) for me to be ruining my health for it. I guess I'll give it time until the end of the year and then search for another alternative. The results I get from these drugs doesn't satisfy me.
My dad was so kind and bought me an extensive blood test which checks for all the vitamins and minerals. I wouldn't be able to afford such myself.

For the hair loss I'm using a stimulating oil which contains nettle extract, Australian tee-tree oil, red hot pepper extract, vitamin b5 and other things. It helped me a lot.


Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

Skincare:

- Hemp oil




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Awful.. i feel a nodule growing on my chin..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Awful.. i feel a nodule growing on my chin..

Oh really, that really sucks miss. I too just had a large one come up a few days ago on my forehead.

I was a fool and tried to get rid of it when it wasn't ready yet. So now i have a really big dark mark there that will probably take weeks to fade :/

Good luck with yours, don't make the mistake I made. Unless you can clearly see the head of it don't pick it!

Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

Really man! Dame that's f-ing a, I feel you & me had a lot in common about how we felt about this.

After a while tell me how it feels to be normal again, that should brighten my day.

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Awful.. i feel a nodule growing on my chin..

Oh really, that really sucks miss. I too just had a large one come up a few days ago on my forehead.

I was a fool and tried to get rid of it when it wasn't ready yet. So now i have a really big dark mark there that will probably take weeks to fade :/

Good luck with yours, don't make the mistake I made. Unless you can clearly see the head of it don't pick it!

>Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

it's not yet visible but i feel it under my skin.. I am putting on it an anti-inflammatory herbal tincture that my mom says prevents them to form into an actual nodule and tea tree oil..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

3hnd.jpg


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