Week 3 And Counting.... Millions Of Pimples That Is.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:56 AM
I am not new to BP, and the single biggest mistake I ever made was take my dermatologist's advice to quit it.
I am now back on it, and even though I know it works (cos it has before)... it's all I can do not to cry everytime I look in the mirror. I have pimples ALL OVER my face! And even though that inittal itching is pretty much gone, it still lingers slightly. I am constantly aware of my face, and I've got people asking me "what happened to you face?" all the time:(
My make up looks like it's sitting on a desert by lunch time on any given day!
I'm starting to wonder if things will ever get better here!!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:47 AM
Just remember, Be patient.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:13 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:17 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:22 PM
Docs and derms give terrible advice multiple times a day. they went to school for 8 years being told what the government wants them to know. they truly believe acne has nothing to do with diet, they are completely clueless about the disease. They just throw drugs at you that only prolong the problem and blow it up. Gotta go back to natural, then ya can beat acne once and for all and have great skin. I use nothing but RO water/sea salt/ACV to wash my face, and then sometimes lemon juice for some scars I have.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:21 PM
My dream future post is: "I am acne free at last", but I guess that won't be for weeks to come.
@ the hoper, I'm not a huge fan of chemicals either, but as I said before, BP is the only thing that has ever worked for me before. As for dermatologists, I don't know that there's necessarily a conspiracy between them and the government. But, as scary as it sounds, they may not have all the facts about acne, but then again, neither does anybody else in the world, that's why there's no cure:)
I have tried a number of natural reemdies myself, neem supplements, aloe vera juice and pills, ACV and lemon juice (both dried my skin horrendoously), organic honey, rose water, witch hazel, free range egg yolk mask, extra virgin olive oil as a moisturizer... the list is endless. I'm really glad the natural route is working for you though. I wish I could keep natural and get clear. But not a chance for me.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:31 AM
It sounded absolutely ridiculous and utterly naive for someone to tell me that natural products will work better then any prescription, but regardless of opinions it is the truth. That BP that you believe is a great soldier in combating your acne is only setting breeding grounds for a long road of acne. It will be an up and down rollercoaster that will never end. As long as you use BP you will have acne. Do you want to be taking an anti-biotic and putting BP on your face twice a day for the next 20 maybe 30 years? maybe life? it's a disgrace that doctors do that to people with a smile on their face, telling you to trust them.
For these reasons alone I've wanted to become a naturopathic doctor and tell people the real truth. Actually help people. What doctors are suppose to do.. they are just uneducated drug dealers with dollar signs in their head. My uncle just passed away at 55 because of a prescription drug problem, was taking a ridiculous amount of prescriptions all given and directed from his good ol' loyal doctor. People have to wake up.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:14 AM
Here is the simple truth --- most people finally clear up because of genetics and getting older. It is a common mistake to attribute finally having clear skin to some miracle cure when it was really just maturing and hormones becoming stable and/or having a rather mild case of acne. I see lots of these kinds of posts. I am very happy for these people but for some of us who are not so blessed we struggle on. It is much more complicated.
That said, diet can help...particularly if you have food allergies or are sensitive to dairy or sugary foods. I did all natural treatments for 20+ years and suffered needlessly. I tried naturopathic methods, etc but my cystic acne continued. I finally gave up and went back to a dermatologist. It has taken lots of work to figure out what my skin needs to be clear...and is still a struggle. But I know without a doubt that if I returned to just doing natural treatments, etc. my skin would start becoming awful again.
Some of us just have really difficult cases. Acne is not a terrible disease like cancer or diabetes but regardless I don't like it and I want clear skin. I could do nothing and have terrible skin or I can do treatments that help. I have to say that after following what my derm has said my skin is looking more youthful and better than it has in decades.
Edited by cvd, 13 April 2012 - 11:20 AM.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:59 AM
At the end of the day, it's about what works for you. And I know my argument is hugely geared towards topicals, but that's because I believe they do have merit. No more or less than any other type of therapy, and no more likely to work for EVERYONE, but they have merit. Just as much as diet (which I agree can go a long way towards helping with acne), and any other approach one chooses to adopt.
@ cvd, I couldn't agree more. To be honest I've been slightly mad at my dermatologist since he said I should get off BP, and I ended up back at square one. I've got an appointmet to see another one is 2 weeks time. This one is quite popular, so it's difficult to get an appointment with him. But I hope that means he know what he's doing:)
On a more positive front, today marks week 3 and things are looking a lot better than they did 7 days ago. I have renewed hope that BP will save me again:)
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