Topical Vitamin A?vitamin a
Posted 17 May 2005 - 07:26 PM
I am still oily on my forehead, but getting better. my cheeks, chin, and nose have improved more dramatically. Still breaking out but that too is getting slowly better. Still getting small white heads daily but my fingers are crossed that this will get better, too.
Keep us updated on your progress, as I seem to be in the minority of still having oily skin after a month. But then again, I was still oily on Accutane 120 mg in my last month of treatment.
Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:04 AM
I use 10-20 drops at night. About 4 drops in the morning.
Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:31 PM
That's what the 2nd derm said when I went in for my 2nd course of Accutane!!. (had to switch because I switched insurance co.) They couldn't believe it either. Still didn't help! 2nd course was only 80mg/day but for seven months (until I developed severe back spasms and had to be taken off immediately!)
Still crossing my fingers that this is the answer. It certainly makes sense to me.
Posted 18 May 2005 - 02:14 PM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:14 AM
It's been three days now and the oiliness is a little less, nothing too significant. I upped the drops to 4 in the evening and then 4 in the morning for 20 min. My skin has gotten a little dry, so I think I will up the amount I put on slowly so that my skin can get used to it. I've gotten a couple of new pimples, but they are very small and are already going away.
Thanks Lola-1 and Aynon for the replies and help. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 03:47 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:01 PM
vitamin a isnt what does it...
its the acid form of vitamin a...
i take vitamin a but thats only for general skin health... not a cure-all...
Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:16 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:27 PM
TylerD - my skin is not flaky at all - I'm still using a lot of BP with it to help get over the inital breakout. I was considering going on Retin A but decided to use this instead. It has a lot of non-comedogenic oils in it (looked them up) and I feel it has made my skin softer. Every day the acne seems to be improving and I feel better about it every day. As I posted before, I think it has even smoothed out some laugh lines ( I am 35) Check out thevitamincure.com for more info.
Please keep posting your results.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 12:55 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:00 PM
Wearing it 24 hours a day caused more tiny zits to pop out, but no where as bad as the first few weeks. I've noticed that if I pop them quick they fade away quickly but if I let them go, they get worse and take a long time to fade. Right corner of my lips are cracked but not as bad as Accutane. Got a pimple inside my nostril! I guess the vitamin A oil seeped in there.
All in all my face is getting very smooth, especially my cheeks. Don't even have one blackhead on my nose anymore, and I used to have lots. Basically the more you put on, the more zits come out, and the worse you'll look in the short run, but the better you'll look in the long haul.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:27 PM
I'll smell like cinnamon I know that much...
Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:40 PM
jh11OK started this thread:
, saying Vitamin A gave him "Increased pressure in my skull" and claimed that Vitamin A was absorbed through his skin. However I had actually got a blood test cause I was worried that my lips were a little dry, and it weren't abnormal. So when I posted that info, he ignores me at first then charges me with lying. WTF! I wish I could punch someone through my computer screen cause I'd like to "Increase the pressure on his skull" Big time!
Posted 22 May 2005 - 04:07 PM
Personally I'm not buying it. No one on here has posted anything about having these kinds of serious tane-type side effects. I haven't and I've been using this topical stuff (and steadily upping the amount each time) for a week now, and I'm not even experiencing the dryness that I was for the first few days. Of course some of the vitA is getting absorbed into the bloodstream, but I don't think that it is a significant amount at all.
I wouldn't get too upset over him Aynon, he's probably just one of those people that have to have something to whine about, and they'll make it up if they have to. Or maybe he's just a hypochondriac?
Anyone using this and experiencing serious side effects - please post.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:37 PM
Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:03 AM
Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:07 AM
I'm in the 2nd week purge breakout phase. Its not horrible though. Got three new pimples, one rather large, but they are going away after just a couple of days. Still not a really significant change in the oilyness. I am using 10 drops at night and 4-5 drops in the morning. Should I use more to get better results?
Lola-1, I know that you said you didn't see much of a reduction in your oilyness initially either. How is it going now at 5 weeks?