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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hello, Im 16 years old male.
I have had acne since i was about 12/13. However my acne wasn't severe or anything like that it was one pimple here on there and it carried on like that untill about 6 months ago. I got a massive breakout i went straight away to my GP and he adivised me to go on Tetralysal 300mg and use duac only daily cream, i have been using this for two months now i feel that the spots had stopped but there is so many red marks that is horrible to look at

is there anything that i can do? why has my acne worsened? Im thinking on going on the blogs regime will it work for the red marks?

i have another appointment wit my GP on this friday, what shall i ask? as in topicals or another antibiotic?


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:09 PM

Unfortunately red marks will only go as long as you prevent new acne forming, although you can do things to help improve your skin overall which helps diminish them.

Try AHA+, from acne.org, one night use a small amount of it, it will sting, but it does for everyone on their first try, build your way to to a decent amount.
Lactic acid creams are fantastic for red marks, although I myself have never found one that suits me, even though the ones I tried where really dry and went hard on my skin, it still left my skin feeling amazing!

I don't think theres proof for this but preventing inflammation also helps me, for example, I always use cold/luke warm water to wash my face, never hot, hot water irritates mine, and I'm sure many other peoples faces.
I guess diet does come into play here too, I recently have been stuffing my face with sugar, white processed sugars, and since, my face has not exactly developed acne again, but I can look and see that if I wasn't using BP, I'd defiantly have a crap face again!

Also, exfoliate your face often, but not every day, with jojoba oil, or bicard of soda if you so choose (I'd recommend jojoba,) getting rid of dead skin cells helps a lot!

New Regimen!

Morning: 2 pumps Dan's cleanser in the shower, and "Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Hydrating Care" to moisturize, works to get me through the day without dry skin, but doesn't show, it's like there's nothing on my face, it's matt and doesn't shine.


Night: 2/3 pumps Dan's cleaner in the shower, using the cleanser to shave with a 2 blade generic razor, end segment finger's worth of Dan's BP, 2 pumps Dan's moisturizer with 6 drops generic, organic jojoba oil.

Sometimes just Dan's AHA+, or the usual application of Dan's BP with AHA+ on top if I'm feeling hardcore.


1 generic multivitamin, 30mg Zinc if the multivitamin doesn't contain it, 1/2 odorless garlic capsules, 2/3 EyeQ capsules (omega 3, 6, evening primrose oil,)

Have been on lots of different prescriptions, most successful was oxytetracycline.


New regimen!

Dove summer glow morning

AHA+ (acne.org) night!

Awaiting 20% salicylic acid gel in post for chin and nose.

Acne isn't returning after almost 2 years on the regimen

Looking for treatments for oily skin however, I have that really bad

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