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#21 Aynon

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:22 PM

Is ur name Tee cause u wear alot of Bling Bling? :0)

I'm actually less red than before I started. I've got the little bumps Wally had though.

Strange for me is the oil suppression don't work for 24 hours, only about 18 hours before I start to see seepage. Maybe my glands need time to shrink. But one thing is after that first wave of small bumpules went across my face, I can't find any more blackheads. Second thing is the bumps come from scarry areas, and opening up the scars is a good thing, right? Third is my face doesn't feel funky and pasty with oil anymore if u know what I talking about.

I dread the fact the Vitamen A seems to be reaching deeper into my skin though. cause I doubt the deeper acne won't come out so easily as those little bumps near the surface. But I don't mind if it comes out, as long as it stays out for good!


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 03:33 PM

evil.gif I pity the fool that mocks my jewelry!!! lol.gif

actually i'm a semi-pro golfer, hence 'Tee'.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:00 PM

I've been on it for 7 weeks and it's all good. The Vit A is getting deeper ones to break out, but it's very sporatic and few and far between. No more shallow ones except along my hairline -- seems weird but I don't mind it.

Aynon, I saw where you said the sebum-suppression lasts only 18 hours, and I had the same experience. The website says to put it on liberally at night, and put on a spot coat in the morning. So I also put a couple drops on my nose and let it soak in while I eat breakfast, wash my face and go the work. Try that.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:43 PM

Hi Wally36. I am happy for you that the topical vitamin A is working for you. I have been on Accutane twice and everyother imaginable topical and antibiotic available. Accutane only worked while I was on it and ended up with a lot of back pain at the end of my second course. I have extremely oily skin and was hoping this stuff could help. I just got my first bottle of vitamin A+ today and was just wondering if you apply it directly to your face, put it on your fingertip, or from a cotton ball? Do you still use any bp in the morning? Thanks for your help!

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:26 PM

Hey Wally36 or MrsTee, just looking for an update on your skin condition. I've just started this topical vitamin A and you're right, it just seems really wrong to be putting oil on my face. How long did it take to see improvement? I seem to be breaking out more now and I'm still oily (it's only been days). Wondering if this is an initial purge and my skin will get better soon, I hope! Let us know how you're doing.


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:17 PM

Hey, I'm also interested in trying topical vitamin A since I have pretty oily and slight-moderate acne prone skin. Funny thing is though is I get acne on my my cheeks and not my T-zone where it is real oily. Anyways, keep us updated!

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:28 PM

i been doing retinol for 2 weeks also- ill keep u posted
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#28 Aynon

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:48 AM

Thanx Wally. Putting it on also for 20 minutes in the morning seems to help. Last few days I can't sqeeze out much junk too, and spending less and less time in the bathroom everyday.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:01 PM

Lola. Are you just breaking-out with small pimples at first? If so I guess it's probably working. Don't worry, it'll get worse before it gets better (same as Acutane). I wanted to stop after two weeks but didn't and glad after two months. Not to say I don't still have a few old stubborn pores but there aren't any new ones besides a superficial one here and there.

I am worried that you see the oil isn't lessened immediately. Is it still true? Are you're pores drying up anyway? I admit I still do take one drop with my yogurt everyday. Maybe doing both topical and 25,000 IU is the secret to stopping the oil??

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:17 PM

hi all. been a while since i reported. about to order a second bottle after about 6 weeks. the web site says a bottle should last two months but i think thats stretching it... the oil is still gone, especially after starting to put it on again in the morning for a short time before washing my face like wally said. the website didn't suggest that when i bought it before but it does now. one thing i notice is the blackheads on my nose have been pushing out very easily and aren't coming back. i've tried biore strips and they never did a darn thing but i'm really happy now cause something finally works like it says.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 07:08 PM

Actually, this oil thing... there is some suggestion that accutane doesn't work so well if you apply moisturiser. (Moisturiser is usually just oil with water homogenised in it).

This presumably implies that an oil based application is suboptimal,.

Still, you need an oil based product to dissolve the vitamin A I think. If the oil is light enough presumably it would evaporate away though.
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE(wally36 @ Apr 26 2005, 07:01 PM)
I admit I still do take one drop with my yogurt everyday. Maybe doing both topical and 25,000 IU is the secret to stopping the oil??

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Um... the probable ways to die from excess vitamin A are slow and deeply unpleasant; and not terribly reversible. It can actually cripple you, or cause heart disease which is as bad; or liver damage...

Seriously, anyone in this thread that is taking above the 100% RDA of vitamin A is begging for long-term ill health.

Oilly skin isn't even the main cause for acne anyway- it's blocked pores caused by incorrect shedding.
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 01:06 PM

Okay - I am getting very depressed here.

I am into my second week using the topical vit A and my skin is the worst it has been in a very, very long time. I have to admit that my oil production seems to be normalizing (not completely) but my face is completely broken out!!!!!! eusa_wall.gif

Did you guys have this? Do I give it up or wait it out some more? Is it really okay to be putting sunflower and olive oil on your already oily face? confused.gif

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 12:48 PM

I had this recurring zit on the end of my nose for years. U know the kind that makes u want to curl up and die. But since using the Vit A it's finally stopped coming back. At least it better!

Another thing is I've had these closed scars on my cheeks for years and everytime I tried to squeeze them open to purge the junk, they always became a pimple then turned back into a closed scar. Very frustrating! But in the last two weeks I can squeeze the stuff out with little pressure and it doesn't turn into a zit or even get red. My cheeks are definitely smoother. Thought I would need dermabrasion again but I might be able to skip it now.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:20 PM

Aynon, your post is making me feel a little bit better. But I am still really a mess here. My oil seems to be getting less every day but my skin is horrible! I have more acne now than when I went on Accutane!

Are you guys using BP in the morning?

Here's my routine. Let me know if anyone has any ideas.

AM - Vit A before shower
wash with Burt's Bees tomato soap
ACV toner
spot treat with BP (should I use more?)
moisturizer


PM - wash with Burt's Bees
baking soda mask
ACV toner
vit A


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:11 PM

Sorry I didn't get back to you Lola, I've been on a job in Taiwan for two weeks.

I told you it would get worse before it gets better. If you look at my earliest post I was seriously doubting it the same way I did may three times on Accutane (I quit after a month the first time I took accutane). But I knew if I got through it would be way better on the other side and it is. Not to say I don't get a couple breakouts, but I know it's gotten a lot better. It's just that you've got to walk through the fire to get out of a burning house. What makes me most happy though is that I never have to stop because of health concerns if I don't want to and I don't need a prescription and I don't have to worry about my liver or buying a gallon of carmax every week.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE(wally36 @ May 11 2005, 09:11 PM)
Sorry I didn't get back to you Lola, I've been on a job in Taiwan for two weeks.

I told you it would get worse before it gets better. If you look at my earliest post I was seriously doubting it the same way I did may three times on Accutane (I quit after a month the first time I took accutane). But I knew if I got through it would be way better on the other side and it is. Not to say I don't get a couple breakouts, but I know it's gotten a lot better. It's just that you've got to walk through the fire to get out of a burning house. What makes me most happy though is that I never have to stop because of health concerns if I don't want to and I don't need a prescription and I don't have to worry about my liver or buying a gallon of carmax every week.

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How come such an obvious solution has not been discovered yet? I mean this makes damn sense.

BTW, are all of you clear now?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 08:38 PM

Thanks Wally - It does seem to be getting better - the oil and the flare up. Although I am still getting new pimples, they seem to be small and not too bothersome. Oily skin is slowly improving. I must add that my skin texture has never been softer! It is not drying at all (even think it may have smoothed out a laugh line or two). Hopefully these darn pimples will go away for good. Now, just need to get rid of these red marks! (but that's another thread) Thanks again!

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:45 AM

Hi Lola, I was using benzoyl peroxide (clean & clear) and neutragena wash with salicylic acid until about the second week when I decided to quit it all. I got a whole cabinet full of face junk too, and u can have if you want it.

I was afraid to stop at first cause it was a security blanket, but my face stopped being red when I did. Now I just use cetaphil twice a day and the 'lime thing' if my face is too dry.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:30 PM

Just got my bottle yesterday and used it last night and this morning. No difference in the oiliness, but my pores are about half the size they were after just these two uses. I will keep posting any progress.

Anyone who is using this, how much do you use at a time? Last night I used three drops and this morning I used two. Is this enough or should I use more?