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#1 darthmaulface

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

been battling acne or a sort of redness for a while now, i'm at a sort of high point in it, but i've never been able to fully clear my face from whatever it is that's making my face red

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any help/advice would be greatly appreciated 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:24 PM

My face is similar. I blame it on being fair skinned, years of harsh acne products, and Accutane.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

Do you two have a history of rosacea in the family? It more often occurs in females, but men still get it.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

My face is similar. I blame it on being fair skinned, years of harsh acne products, and Accutane.

that could be a possibility for my face, i basically spent a year trying all sorts of stuff that didn't do a thing, then just recently i've found a sort of routine that works for me, has yours cleared up any? and yes i'm quite pale too, i'm sure that doesn't help



Do you two have a history of rosacea in the family? It more often occurs in females, but men still get it.

my mom doesn't really have it, and my dad definitely doesn't, the most the rest of my family will get is sort of mild acne when we're stressed, so i'm a little confused 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

My face is similar. I blame it on being fair skinned, years of harsh acne products, and Accutane.

that could be a possibility for my face, i basically spent a year trying all sorts of stuff that didn't do a thing, then just recently i've found a sort of routine that works for me, has yours cleared up any? and yes i'm quite pale too, i'm sure that doesn't help



>Do you two have a history of rosacea in the family? It more often occurs in females, but men still get it.

my mom doesn't really have it, and my dad definitely doesn't, the most the rest of my family will get is sort of mild acne when we're stressed, so i'm a little confused 

 

 

Is the redness the same on your other cheek? I have a reddish face, too, but it's because of my pale skin.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:22 PM

 

My face is similar. I blame it on being fair skinned, years of harsh acne products, and Accutane.

that could be a possibility for my face, i basically spent a year trying all sorts of stuff that didn't do a thing, then just recently i've found a sort of routine that works for me, has yours cleared up any? and yes i'm quite pale too, i'm sure that doesn't help



>Do you two have a history of rosacea in the family? It more often occurs in females, but men still g

et it.

my mom doesn't really have it, and my dad definitely doesn't, the most the rest of my family will get is sort of mild acne when we're stressed, so i'm a little confused 

 

Is the redness the same on your other cheek? I have a reddish face, too, but it's because of my pale skin.

 

it seems that way, but i'm not entirely sure, here's a picture of the other side, with a nice fat zit in the center hahaha

http://i.imgur.com/a1TZHCq.jpg



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:31 PM

 

 

My face is similar. I blame it on being fair skinned, years of harsh acne products, and Accutane.

that could be a possibility for my face, i basically spent a year trying all sorts of stuff that didn't do a thing, then just recently i've found a sort of routine that works for me, has yours cleared up any? and yes i'm quite pale too, i'm sure that doesn't help



>Do you two have a history of rosacea in the family? It more often occurs in females, but men still g

et it.

my mom doesn't really have it, and my dad definitely doesn't, the most the rest of my family will get is sort of mild acne when we're stressed, so i'm a little confused 

 

Is the redness the same on your other cheek? I have a reddish face, too, but it's because of my pale skin.

it seems that way, but i'm not entirely sure, here's a picture of the other side, with a nice fat zit in the center hahaha

http://i.imgur.com/a1TZHCq.jpg

 

 

I'd think it's a good idea to wear sunscreen. Sun damage can often cause or worsen redness.

 

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it too much just yet. Try to get your acne under control first before you pursue treatment. Pulsed dye lasers work well for reducing redness. ;)



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

 

 

 

My face is similar. I blame it on being fair skinned, years of harsh acne products, and Accutane.

that could be a possibility for my face, i basically spent a year trying all sorts of stuff that didn't do a thing, then just recently i've found a sort of routine that works for me, has yours cleared up any? and yes i'm quite pale too, i'm sure that doesn't help



>Do you two have a history of rosacea in the family? It more often occurs in females, but men still g

et it.

my mom doesn't really have it, and my dad definitely doesn't, the most the rest of my family will get is sort of mild acne when we're stressed, so i'm a little confused 

 

Is the redness the same on your other cheek? I have a reddish face, too, but it's because of my pale skin.

it seems that way, but i'm not entirely sure, here's a picture of the other side, with a nice fat zit in the center hahaha

http://i.imgur.com/a1TZHCq.jpg

 

I'd think it's a good idea to wear sunscreen. Sun damage can often cause or worsen redness.

 

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it too much just yet. Try to get your acne under control first before you pursue treatment. Pulsed dye lasers work well for reducing redness. wink.png

 

well i thought the acne was mostly under control, there's a few zits here and there, but the redness sticks out the most

 

and sadly i don't have the money for those kind of treatments :(



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:46 PM

Try sunscreen! Redness can fade on its own to some extent. Of course, that depends what causes it. But you can prevent more redness from appearing.


Use SPF 30+ and follow directions. Physical sunscreens with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are probably the best. Follow directions.


And yes, winter doesn't save you from sun burn. Snow reflects UV light, clouds don't stop much, and windows don't save you either.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

What are you using on your face right now for your acne?



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

What are you using on your face right now for your acne?

i was using ceraVe foaming facial cleanser then a neutrogena spot treatment gel, followed by the ceraVe moisturizing lotion, it took away a huge outbreak i had in about four days, i was really pleased by it 



Try sunscreen! Redness can fade on its own to some extent. Of course, that depends what causes it. But you can prevent more redness from appearing.


Use SPF 30+ and follow directions. Physical sunscreens with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are probably the best. Follow directions.


And yes, winter doesn't save you from sun burn. Snow reflects UV light, clouds don't stop much, and windows don't save you either.

ah i've never been one for sunscreen, but it's never had this effect on me either!

 

thank you for the advice, i'll look into that for sure



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:59 PM

Have you considered that it might be keratosis pilaris rubra faceii? 



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:03 PM

Did you figure out what was it ?

 

 

 

i have the same condition .... Im a female please help



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

Your face is not bad:) looks pretty control in my opinion.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

This is my skin. Always broken out. Always oily. Always red and inflamed. Nothing works.






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