Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:07 PM
I was on accutane at age 15 and my skin was clear for about a year! I'm currently trying to get back on accutane but my liver enzymes are too high when I get my blood work done :/ did acne screw up my liver? I have been to my dermatologist's office at least a hundred times in the last 3 years. Has cost me and my parents A LOT of money.
Just really looking for advice from ANYONE who has had similar problem. Any vitamins I should take? Any food I should stop eating? Any food I should start eating? ANYTHING I can do? Like I said, I have SO MANY questions. Thinking about making a youtube video or something...
Here are a few pictures of me when my skin was clear, and a few pictures when you could see me starting to break out on the neck. My prom photos are terrible! haha
Anyways, Thanks guys! Would appreciate any and all help!
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:27 PM
You honestly make me feel envious - I wish my skin was that clear. My skin looks absolutely disgusting and it has for at least two years since I broke out. Unfortunately nothing worked to get rid of it and I'm still looking for the 'right one'
I'm just getting started with this site and I'm going to be starting the "regimine" - I'm ordering the products shortly and going to see if this actually works for me. Hopefully it does. I miss my skin before it looked like I had a plague on my face.
I haven't experienced a success story from this site's regimine obviously because I haven't tried it yet, so I can't really recommend it. But apparently a large amount of people have had success with using the guide that this site provides aswell as the product list.
Theres a few obvious things you can do besides medication.
Obviously don't touch your face. Irritation and bacteria. Avoid greasy foods. You may want to avoid other types of foods, but you have to figure that out. Some people break out from specific types of food that other's don't.
You're 19 so even though you may think otherwise, you're probably still in puberty. Your acne could just be caused by hormones.
I'm personally going to try the regimine and see if it works for me (I hope!) Maybe you could try it.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:07 PM
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. I hope your acne gets better.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:11 PM
Oh, and I just re-read your post. I would stay away from acutane. I've heard that acutane can cause cancer and other negative side effects.
I don't know the validity of that claim, but I would check it out before you continue using it. As far as shaving, maybe. Part of keeping your skin clear I know is about keeping your skin not irritated.
If you check the regimin info, there's a shaving extra that recommends certain blades to avoid irritating your skin. Part of the guide also recommends that you use a facial cleanser as shaving cream.
I'm not really sure what else I can say. I wish someone else would respond.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:19 PM
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:29 PM
Let me know if you have any questions!
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:49 PM
Nice! Maybe I will document my regimen experience when my bottles come in. Patiently waiting.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:52 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:36 PM
I did get a random breakout near my neck...like under my jawline if that counts. Give it a shot - acne scrubs are pretty inexpensive. A good mask for acne I like to use is the ever so popular Queen Helene mint julep mask. Super affordable.
Another inexpensive product I've discovered is Dickson's Witch hazel. It's a toner - doesn't smell amazing but it has shown positive results for me.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:55 PM
I think the regimen will help but remember that more isn't necessarily better. Just progress exactly as the regimen says. I know dryness is a little enticing because you think it means you're producing less oil, but in reality your skin is always producing the same amount of oil, you're just irritating and drying the skin from the surface. It's more irritating than anything. Try to promote HEALTHY skin, not dry.
Edited by Vanbelle, 06 August 2012 - 03:55 PM.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:34 PM
@CeruleanCity Could the regimen possibly be an upgraded mask? Or two completely different things?I am intrigued about the idea of the mask and think that might actually help a lot. I just ordered my regimen though so I think I'm going to try that first.
Also, since I have oily skin is it OK to use the moisturizer and jojoba oil? or could that possibly make people with oily skin worse?
This is the only face/neck wash I have used in the last several years. I have nothing to compare it to but my face is kept in pretty good shape just my neck gets infamed acne all the time. Anybody else use this? Could it be effecting my neck at all? I am not very knowlegable on products... Any help/suggestions would be great
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:38 PM
In regards to the regimen I can't say much. All I know is that it's fairly strict so stay on point from start to finish. Good luck with that and if you decide to stop the regimen take a look at masks/toners I mentioned :D
edit: now seeing the scrub you used...maybe scrubs are too abrasive for your neck?
Edited by CeruleanCity, 06 August 2012 - 04:40 PM.