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dejaclairevoyant

Member Since 02 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active May 28 2014 01:22 PM

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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

15 May 2014 - 02:30 PM

Hey everyone. Not sure if the same people are still hanging out here, but I wanted to drop in and report that I am happily still clear. :) The scars and discolorations have faded quite a bit within the past year thanks to argan oil, grapeseed oil and the AHA lotion. I still have some pretty bad scarring around the edges of my mouth where I always got the huge cysts, but it's getting better. I might try the needling thing one day, but I'm not sure.

 

Also, I ended my toxic relationship with my ex and have a wonderful new boyfriend! I left North Carolina and am currently living in gorgeous Denver Colorado, the stoner capital of the world! lol... Life is great and I just wanted to remind everyone to keep hope, always try new medications and never give up. When I first began the regimen, my skin was a red, peeling mess. I have better skin than most people I know now, and I actually get complimented on my "pretty soft skin!"

 

DON'T GIVE UP! :)

 

ps. For those who don't know me, I had VERY severe cystic acne.


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

01 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

That has happened to me as a result of the regimen, too. :) It's the best feeling when they can't even tell you ever had acne and actually think you have better-than-normal skin! We fought hard to get here. We deserve it! :)



That has happened to me as a result of the regimen, too. :) It's the best feeling when they can't even tell you ever had acne and actually think you have better-than-normal skin! We fought hard to get here. We deserve it! :)


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

30 September 2013 - 09:19 PM

Well I think I can finally say I have found my path to clear skin. It really feels like I have risen from the fucking dead.

 

I'm so happy for you! :) :) :) Please, do share!


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

28 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

Can someone please kill my mother? I have one nodule forming and a pimple! After days with non inflamed acne barely visible around this time of the month i was starting to gain my self confidence again. And she gave me this bread (i ate it because she didn't even cook and had nothing else to eat-except of course dairy or corn flakes or egg etc) and a teaspoon of "try and tell me what this is"-sesame seeds that i know they cause nodules to me! While i was thinking all these, drinking a spearmint tea to help with hormones she told me.. "are you drinking this thing again? it's morning!". She just doesn't want to cure my acne because she THINKS that there is nothing wrong or i should go to a dermatologist (yeah i did and guess what-nothing worked except spiro which my dermatologist didn't want to prescribe!). O hate her. It is so hard to keep away from things like bread or dairy and she asks all the time if i want to eat them...

 

That sucks, I'm sorry. Have you thought about talking to your Mom about eating healthier in general, not only for the purposes of acne. What about going with her when she grocery shops and picking out veggies and healthy things for yourself? You could even offer to cook dinner a few nights a week.


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

27 September 2013 - 10:24 PM

I'm doing good, thanks! Figured I'd stop by and check in. I still read on the site, I just don't post often because I feel silly saying "still clear" over and over.. what a terrible problem to have I know, lol. I eat pretty much everything now with no problems, although I still steer clear of gluten. I even went out to eat, which was huge for me! smile.png I pretty much only break out if I drink a ton of coffee, which I rarely do since I know it causes me problems. Once I eliminated coffee, most of my health problems seemed to get better.

 

I used mostly raw honey when I was doing it, not the Manuka and not the regular. Like I said, I don't think it made it worse exactly, it just was getting worse anyway the longer I went without using the acne meds. I didn't really have a reaction, I just got sick of coating honey on my face every night and still breaking out. I've tried thousands of things but nothing has really consistently helped other than benzoyl peroxide.

 

What kind of reaction did you have? They say you can easily be allergic to honey.

Wow, I'm glad you can now eat more foods without the fear of breaking out.... that's a huge accomplishment! 

I tried raw honey before, but didn't really see a difference. The honey I usually use is the one the comes with the Greek yogurt on the side....I don't know why, but that honey is the best I've tried so far, I've been using it for years with and without yogurt as a face mask. 

No, I haven't had a reaction to manuka...I only applied it to a few spots to see if I would get a reaction but I haven't noticed anything. The texture is kind of thicker than regular honey, so I don't think I would apply it all over as it could clog pores.

Btw, you said you cut out caffeine almost completely. I did too a few years ago, with a few exceptions, but I still drink oolong tea or sometimes black tea. Do you think it applies to teas that have caffeine too, or do you think tea is better if I had to pick between coffee and tea? 

 

It seems the same, it's just that tea has a little less, so I think you can probably get away with a bit more. But I've definitely broke out from tea too, unfortunately. :(