Jump to content

Photo
Severe Acne

Acne Won't Go Away

acne help whiteheads blackheads

4 replies to this topic

#1 claudiaa

claudiaa

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 2
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 17-May 13

Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:24 PM

I have had acne for 2 years now.

I have been on many different treatments, and none of them have seemed to work.

My first treatment was Proactiv. After a few weeks, it looked like it was begining to work.

I continued using this product for about a year. Eventually, my skin must've got used to it, because it stopped working.

I then saw my GP who put me on antibiotics. These did work for a while and my skin started to clear up, but then the acne started to come back again and the antibiotics weren't working anymore.

I went back to my GP after about 10 months on the antibiotics and she put me on stronger antibiotics and some Benzac cream. This treatment really did look like it was going to work, and it was. But just recently, it just stopped working. All my acne came back.

I just recently saw a dermatologyst who put me back on the same antibiotics but with a different cream and a different face wash. He says that if this treatment doens't work then I can come back in 5 months. 

Every birthday, I wish for clear skin. Sometimes, I even dream about it.

I just want to be normal. None of my friends have ever had acne this bad.

I can't go out without having foundation on, and even if I do wear foundation my skin still looks bad.

I can't go out with my friends much anymore. I've become really self-concious about how I look.

I just want to be treated. I haven't felt normal for as long as I can remember.

I don't know what to do because I just want to live a normal life again.

Please, does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you x



#2 aanabill

aanabill

    Sad has made me value happy!

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 1,678
    Blog Entries: 90
    Likes: 228
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:india
  • Joined: 15-February 13

Achievements

     

Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:16 AM

what is ur diet.lifestyle, and skincare routine like?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

#3 claudiaa

claudiaa

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 2
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 17-May 13

Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:12 AM

what is ur diet.lifestyle, and skincare routine like?

 

Ok, well I eat pretty healthy I think. I eat carrots and tomatoes with lunch and dinner and I don't drink soft drink (I don't like them) and I only occasionally eat junk food (when I do I eat it in small ammounts). As for my skincare routine, I have just started a new treatment so I'll tell you my old one and my new one. I used to use Clearosal face wash and Benzac cream (benzal peroxide) with antibiotic tablets. My routine that I just recently started (yesterday) is that I wash my face with Dove face wash, take the same antibiotic tablets and use a vitamin A cream.

Thanks :)



#4 theSwede

theSwede

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 9
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom and Sweden
  • Interests:Getting rid of Acne!
  • Joined: 16-May 13

Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:29 AM

Roaccutane?



#5 aanabill

aanabill

    Sad has made me value happy!

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 1,678
    Blog Entries: 90
    Likes: 228
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:india
  • Joined: 15-February 13

Achievements

     

Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:43 AM

1stly healthy for me may not be healthy for u.

u must figure out one diet that suits u.

u say tomato..which a night shade family member.i know people who are intolerant or allergic to them.(capsicum,bell peppers etc)

so u will have to try a elimination test on the kind of food items u take now?

what about dairy?(its considered 'healthy',isn't ?but its a very common trigger)

wheat/gluten?

legumes?

remember not all are effected by all the above.so u gotta try out.

but i will definitely ask u to  test for dairy and wheat 1st.since they are one BIG reason in most cases.

 

sleep?

do u sleep for 7-8 hrs every night?

stress??activity/exercise??

 

about the cleanser u use or used - can u specify the active ingredients pls?

bp works for most.do u use it on ur face.all over?on just spot treatment?

i highly recommend a low% bha wash since it seems to work for most.1% to start with.

its suppose to unclog the pores,remove the upper dead layer and also keep u dry(not crazy dry) for good time.

bp is harsh for many.so if u face any issues.i would say swap to clindamycin gel(with adapalene(differin) OR nicotinamide).

 

is ur skin oily?

zinc ,vit b complex. vit c helps.

u could get one capsule with all these vitamins.

 

drink lots of water.

take care of ur sugar spikes..cinnamon helps with that.

have warm lemon water in the morning.it helps in detoxifying.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users