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I Made A Video About My Recovery... Includes Bacne

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Hi guys, I have wanted to make a youtube video for AGES about how I got clear so that some progress photos would be together in an easy-to-compare way.... I've never made a video like this before so please have a look and let me know if you like it. I know alot of people don't get to acne.org and just surf youtube looking for answers so I wanted to be a source of hope for those people so if you click the "like" button on youtube you would be helping promote the video so others can see it (instead of more rip off adverts for things that are cons and ripoffs... of which there are many)

let me know what you think biggrin.png

xx


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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Wow, I must say your skin looks beautiful. This video has given me hope that maybe some day I will have clear skin too . While on your regimen did you ever use make up to conceal your blemishes??

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Yes I did, almost daily. I changed from using a mineral powder to maybelline liquid minerals and eventually started using a clinique concealor for the actual spots (one designed for use on spots... it contains salicylic acid but I rarely use it now). Having the power to improve the look of my complexion reduced my stress a little so it certainly is something I think helped aswell. I did worry if it was breaking me out but as long as it is non comodogenic and it makes you feel better I think its all good to use makeup.


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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a single reply. wow

thank you crystal willow

I will use azelaic acid cream on jawline to see how it goes and eventually increase little by little around the areas

But if I didn't see your video, I would have probably delayed my purchase to the acid.

Thanks again!

Now, I didn't have as much as you did because I think what I was doing helped a lot throughout my 9 years of fighting this thing. But it isn't clear as you are so I hope this helps a lot for my problem areas.

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Very nice. It gives hope to a lot of people.

How did you get rid of the color that pimples leave? I have cleared a lot of my acne, but the discoloration after won't go away.

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@MrHelper

Thanks for your comment :)

I wish you luck with your jawline.. I know thats been my most stubborn area.

I also read that salicylic acid is good for guys jawlines but be careful about mixing treatments as it also peels layers of skin off like BP and Azelaic Acid.

If you want to experiment with Salicylic acid (which did help me with my skin to a significant but lesser extent than azelaic acid) then you can use Vosene shampoo as a shave gel.

@blue giraffe

I have a couple of dark hyperpigmentation spots on my cheek and shoulders which haven't gone anywhere for years so I am considering laser treatment for that....

The red ones have just taken time to heal and I am lucky with scaring as it has healed quite well... there is a little but not much.


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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@MrHelper

Thanks for your comment smile.png

I wish you luck with your jawline.. I know thats been my most stubborn area.

I also read that salicylic acid is good for guys jawlines but be careful about mixing treatments as it also peels layers of skin off like BP and Azelaic Acid.

If you want to experiment with Salicylic acid (which did help me with my skin to a significant but lesser extent than azelaic acid) then you can use Vosene shampoo as a shave gel.

@blue giraffe

I have a couple of dark hyperpigmentation spots on my cheek and shoulders which haven't gone anywhere for years so I am considering laser treatment for that....

The red ones have just taken time to heal and I am lucky with scaring as it has healed quite well... there is a little but not much.

so you use finacea on your body as well?

I must ask, but did you ever use benzoyl peroxide on your body? What effect did it have? What about alpha hydrox acid (acne.org one)?

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I must ask, but did you ever use benzoyl peroxide on your body? What effect did it have? What about alpha hydrox acid (acne.org one)?

I have used it on my chest... found it really hard to use it on my back back when I tried it cause I was single.

It was helpful on my acne but also made my neck and face skin really leathery and sore.

I disliked using it on my body because of the bleaching thing...

I have never tried AHA but I've always been curious about it.


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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Awesome video lady.

So just to get things straight, you did use the azelaic acid on your chest and back as well...nightly?

I have stubborn chest acne, my back healed but my chest still bothers me. ARG.


We need to feed our skin

as we'd feed our bodies

a delicate rhythmic dance

we all deserve to find.

Eminence Organics

-probiotic cleanser

-hungarian face mask

-citrus exfoliating wash

Acure Organics

-sensitive facial cleanser

(alternating face washes helps

so my skin does not become resistant)

FINISHED ACCUTANE

Month 1 40mg

Month 2-6 80mg

Retin A Micro every other night

Clindamycin every other night

Clindamycin during day under light 100% Pure Mineral Powder on T zone

NO DAIRY, NO CAFFEINE, NO SUGAR!


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hey crystal, I just want to thank you so much for your advice and posting this video! I've been using finacea for about 3 weeks now and am 99% clear! No more clogged pores, deep purple marks, painful craters on my face. Your progress is amazing and I don't get discouraged when I get a breakout because I know that the finacea will continue working!


!! 99% clear !!

My Morning Regimen

Wash face with luke warm water

Pat with clean towel

Moisturize with Pratima neem oil face sunscreen spf 30

Aveda mineral dual foundation with clean sponge for makeup sometimes.

My Evening Regimen

If I wore makeup, remove with Bioderma Crealine H2O and cotton pads

Rinse face with lukewarm water and papaya likas soap.

Manuka honey mask for 30-60 minutes

If Shower, wash with luke warm water and papaya soap. Aveda shampoo. No cloths or scrubs or abrasives.

Pat face with clean towel.

If skin is dry, use Pratima Essential Oil

Apply dime size amount of Finacea gel to face and neck. Alternate with Differin lotion.

Diet:

I avoid milk, wheat, caffeine, and soy. Drink lot's of water!

Medications:

Ortho Tricyclen (birth control), Finacea gel, Differin lotion.

Other:

I avoid dimethicone/silicone products, sodium lauryl sulfate, and scented moisturizers. Wash clothes, towels, sheets in hot water only. No detergent.


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Did you have to get a prescription from your dermatologist for Finacea gel? Or where did you purchase it? It obviously helped your acne and hopefully can help mine! Plus is it best to take 2 showers a day?

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@Melie87

Thankyou for your comment biggrin.png. I know its frustrating when you have one area of your body that just won't play along with your regimen like the rest of you.... I do use the azelaic acid on my chest and back as well, I use it on my chest twice a day (when I get up and when I go to bed) and on my back once a day?

@Psycho

I keep my log updated every so often now, it can be found in my signiture smile.png

@Rocknrolloff

The product is called Azelaic acid as a chemical name, the brand name is Finacea.

@y3rfd0g

Thats AMAZING news, I am so happy for you. I am glad that not everyone has to wait as long as me to get these kind of results (I am a patient person but 6+ months is a long time. Brilliant! and you are more than welcome.

@Kholz123

I have to get a prescription but not from a dermatologist. My GP does my prescription. I don't know how it worlks outside of the UK but I am pretty sure Finacea is available elsewhere. I wash twice a day... once before each application and I use PURE soap with no flannel (wash with my hands only and only after I have done my hair to prevent conditioner from staying on my back). GOOD LUCK! feel free to message me if you have any questions as you get started.

@jenniclear

Its amazing isn't it... backless dresses, bikinis and just being able to feel it all smooth... one of the happiest moments in my life was when I realised by back had cleared up biggrin.png


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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@rocknrolloff

I get it on prescription from my GP and collect it from the pharmacy (UK)


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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wow your skin looks amazing, I wish that someday my skin will be as clear and nice as yours. Where did you get this product?

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@Michael93

Thankyou Muchly :)

@lsutigers54

Thankyou xx Finacea: Its a prescription product. I'm from the UK so I get it prescribed by my GP and I get it ordered to the Pharmacy.


Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes

use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin

Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)

use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin

(Last adapted Autumn 2014)

My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!

my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):

http://www.acne.org/...re-ppl-try-this

Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system

i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....

Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!


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Well done Crystal. I remember I started Finacea a week before you did and ended up on accutane a few months later. Finacea was still by far the best topical I have ever used. Good job sticking with it, and congrats.

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The truth:

Being positive is pointless, I'm trying to live here. You can't trust anyone. The people you are close to can easily turn out to be the most shallow people you will ever meet. Just when you think you have everything figured out, you realize you had it all wrong. Live your life and don't depend on others. Do what you need to do to get by, keep watch on your own back, and you'll be fine. See what I'm saying? Maybe you don't, maybe you won't, maybe it's just me or maybe you're full of shit I don't know.


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