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#6241 essex11

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

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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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:19 PM

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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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:14 AM

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!


Edited by Randall Flagg, 01 October 2013 - 12:15 AM.

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: http://www.acne.org/...gs-regimen-log/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

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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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

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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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

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!


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:22 AM

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/Insulin resistance

Currently clear from acne.

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control 
- Spironolactone 50 mg
 
Skincare:

- Paula's Choice

Supplements:

- Innate Response Glucose Tolerance Factor Chromium, for blood sugar balancing 
- Innate Response DysBio-GI, against candida

Extra:

- Peppermint tea 2 cups/day
- Licorice tea 1 cup/day

 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:36 AM

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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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:51 AM

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.

Edited by fatalbert911, 03 October 2013 - 03:56 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:56 AM

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.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:04 AM

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..
oh I see, so your goal is to deflate it. Good idea, I usually don't have the patience for that I just wait until it's ready to come out to get rid of it lol. I trade the bump for a dark mark, depending on where it is. It won't always be worth it..

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:12 AM

 I'm still on the regimen and it's still helping and has improved my skin so much - but I still break out and always have 2 or 3 actives at least. I sort of feel like my acne is just moving to different parts of my face though. Breakouts just under my jaw / upper neck are becoming more common and they're often cyst like / hard and a little painful and take ages to go away.

It's annoying but I'll take it over what my skin used to be like - And keep hoping for more improvements!! 


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:13 AM

 

 

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.

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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..
oh I see, so your goal is to deflate it. Good idea, I usually don't have the patience for that I just wait until it's ready to come out to get rid of it lol. I trade the bump for a dark mark, depending on where it is. It won't always be worth it..

Mine always leave a mark, picked or not..i only hope these actions are effective...


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

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

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

It seems to be trasforming into a cyst.. I hope i am wrong and it's just irritation from this tincture but half my chin is swollen and red.. i NEVER had cysts before.. i am crying and i don't know what to do.. I am so scared that spiro won't work this time.. My god if it does i will never get off it again no matter what..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

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

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

Just when I thought my skin was starting to improve again.... BAM! Two new cysts on my forehead! I think I should just stop hoping that my skin will ever improve because then at least then I won't be so disappointed every time I break out in a fresh load of cysts. When will this nightmare ever end?!!


My Current Treatment Plan

 

Morning: Lymecycline
 

Evening: Dianette + Epiduo

Diet: eliminated dairy

 

My Log: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/331567-diary-of-a-three-pronged-attack-my-mission-to-get-clear-skin-and-avoid-roaccutane/#entry3369787 

 

Acne status: essentially clear and just waiting for hyperpigmentation to fade

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

Someone described my appearence as the milky bar kid, and then went on to say that the milky bar kid wasn't as spotty as I am. In front of 2 other people. So utter garbage is how I'm feeling really...

I am currently taking 2 x 250mg oxytetracycline tablets twice per day and at night apply Duac Once Daily Gel. Both of these have been prescribed by my doctor.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:02 AM

I don't know if it was tea tree oil and the other things i put on my face or it was irritation that went away but it is going back to the original size.. the skin is still red perhaps i burnt it slightly. So i still feel awful but better that before..

 

@clear my skin

I can't believe how mean and rude people can be.. I guess they are the garbage, not you.. and i am sure the same crossed the mind of the 2 people. I had a classmate -Anna- that commented the appearence of another classmate and i wasn't even her friend. The girl was not ugly, she was natural with no make up etc but not ugly. On the other hand Anna was constantly under heavy layers of make up, lip gloss, eye shadows.. but i am telling you, commenting the girl didn't change my opinion of her. Anna however was another story. I saw how complexed she was, how rude, i wondered what she was saying behind my back because back then i had 2-3 new pimples everyday and many red marks.. I never liked her, but it was it was the drop that spilled the cup for me.


Edited by maria199, 04 October 2013 - 06:17 AM.

What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

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

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

I don't know if it was tea tree oil and the other things i put on my face or it was irritation that went away but it is going back to the original size.. the skin is still red perhaps i burnt it slightly. So i still feel awful but better that before..

We're on the same boat, don't feel alone!

Personally, I put on it Epiduo during 4 days. But yesterday I cracked up and I picked it.

It looks awful, red, swollen and very irritated. I put a band-aid on it: I look gorgeous. So now I'm stucked at home for the week-end.

I can't wait to be in a few days, it should be better.


Edited by Mandarine, 04 October 2013 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

I don't know if it was tea tree oil and the other things i put on my face or it was irritation that went away but it is going back to the original size.. the skin is still red perhaps i burnt it slightly. So i still feel awful but better that before..

We're on the same boat, don't feel alone!

Personally, I put on it Epiduo during 4 days. But yesterday I cracked up and I picked it.

It looks awful, red, swollen and very irritated. I put a band-aid on it: I look gorgeous. So now I'm stucked at home for the week-end.

I can't wait to be in a few days, it should be better.

That's what i keep saying to myself, in a few days it will be better. The thing with me is that usually in a few days i have another one and here we are again. I can't wait for the day spiro will start to do miracles again...


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

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

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:02 AM

It doesn't work for me anymore... I'm all covered in acne again, it happened in few days. Went from 1-3 active during the month while on Diane, to 7 actives right now on Yasmin :'( And I'm going to visit my boyfriend in 1,5 week who I haven't seen for 3 months, having my condition much worse... I'm so disappointed and depressed again. 


Edited by Pianina, 05 October 2013 - 04:02 AM.

Diagnosed with PCOS/Insulin resistance

Currently clear from acne.

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control 
- Spironolactone 50 mg
 
Skincare:

- Paula's Choice

Supplements:

- Innate Response Glucose Tolerance Factor Chromium, for blood sugar balancing 
- Innate Response DysBio-GI, against candida

Extra:

- Peppermint tea 2 cups/day
- Licorice tea 1 cup/day

 



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