Should I Exfoliate?
Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:47 AM
I'm new to acne, I hate it. I use differin, doxycycline and dianette but so far it's made it worse!
My question is: is exfoliating a good idea when suffering from acne?
Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:22 PM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:52 AM
Any physical peeling irritated my skin too much, but I love the BHA, it makes the skin incredibly soft and clear.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:56 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:13 AM
It might not be the hormones themselves, but rather a oversensitivity to DHT , whose receptors are blocked by Spiro.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:15 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:34 AM
I don't know Dianette? We had a BCP here called Diane 35. It was very helpful with acne after a few months because it contained anti-androgenic ingredients, but they took it off the market because of severyl deaths related to it. But it was helpful, yes. But make sure you get tested for genetic thrombophilia before you use it.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:46 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:19 PM
That will take a while, rather months than weeks. Diane 35 used to be the ultimate weapon against acne in germany until it was forbidden.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:13 AM
All of my hormones were normal in my blood and I had a scan of my ovaries, I do not have PCOS... I still think its hormonal though as its mainly on my chin/around my mouth and started after my period stopped due to huge weight loss...
I went through the same thing as you. I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa 11 years ago and lost my period due to such an extreme low body weight. Even during that time my blood tests came up as my hormones being normal as well. I didn't believe that for a minute because it took years for my period to come back, which was when I gained a sufficient amount of weight for my BMI and maintained it for about a year.
I can't recommend enough staying away from any form of BC if you aren't menstruating naturally. That is definitely a hormonal imbalance. Even though Diane 35 isn't a direct form of BC, it works with your menstrual cycle and it may be the culprit of why it's not working for you.
Feel free to take what I say with a grain of salt, but please be careful.
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