I Want To Finally Get My Acne Under Controlatralin tretinoin benzoyl peroxide oxy salycylic acid accutane glycolic
Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:56 PM
This is the problem with my acne- that how bad it is seems to have little to do with how I am treating it. Right now, I scrub my face every night with an Oxy pad (salycylic acid and alcohol), and apply Atralin (a .05% tretinoin gel), as well as a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream. Despite this, I have a number of large, inflamed pimples on my forehead, nose, and chin. I eat pretty healthily- I eat very little junk food, and eat a varied and balanced diet that includes vegetables, nuts, and a little bit of meat. I do eat Stonyfield organic yogurt sometimes, but I have essentially stopped drinking milk.
I would like to find a treatment that reliably and consistently keeps my acne under control. It does seem to be worse when I don't treat it at all, so the treatments seem to at least be doing something. The tretinoin also seems to improve my underlying skin tone and quality, even if it doesn't always keep the acne under control. I am considering adding a glycolic acid wash to my treatment, and have also read about the Regimen. Do any of you think that these might be effective in my case? The only real consistency I have seen in my acne is that it is better in the summer when I get more sun exposure. If I can't find a reliable treatment, I will consider resorting to Accutane, but the potential side effects are keeping me away from that for now, and I would prefer to avoid it if possible.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:16 PM
This is my own speculation, but I strongly believe that most women with acne clear up after high school not because they "grew out of it" but because they became sexually active and went on hormonal birth control.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:23 PM
My Regimen (cystic acne)
Morning and Night:
Auromere ayurvedic bar soap: sandalwood-turmeric,
Turmeric (extract) 400mg capsule
Finacea: Helped most of all w/ scars and acne! (morning)
Deep Steep body lotion- grapefruit bergamot
Neem Aura neem salve (night)
Tamanu oil (night)
Olive oil, salt, and sugar scrubs (occasionally)
Working on avoiding inflammatory foods
Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:56 AM
Oxy Maximum Face Wash
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF15
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:04 PM
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