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melmel87

Member Since 11 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2014 06:28 PM

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melanie's Blog > Winter Skin And Blackheads

Posted 07 December 2013

My skin has been relatively clear until the temperature started getting much cooler. Seems like every time this year all my pores and I mean EVERY pore becomes clogged with blackheads. I can even see extremely tiny pores clogged along my jawline (and yes I have a bad habit of analyzing every inch of my skin) which have been causing painful whiteheads to f...


melanie's Blog > Winter Skin And Blackheads

Posted 07 December 2013

My skin has been relatively clear until the weather started getting much cooler. Seems like every time this year all my pores and I mean EVERY pore becomes clogged with blackheads. I can even see extremely tiny pores clogged along my jawline (and yes I have a bad habit of analyzing every inch of my skin) which have been causing painful whiteheads to form...


melanie's Blog > Cystic Acne And Hormones

Posted 27 July 2013

I wanted to wait awhile before I posted my experience with stopping my birth control pill and my acne.  I had tried numerous dietary changes to try to fix my cystic acne, some showed a little promise (avoiding caffeine) but nothing was stopping the cystic/nodular acne completely. I stopped taking my birth control pill may 20th, it's July 27th no...


melanie's Blog > Stopping Birth Control Pill

Posted 20 May 2013

I'm 25 now and I started taking birth control pills back when I was 19 because I would get migraines and terrible cramps, I always had mild to moderate acne (non-cystic) throughout high school which I contribute also to wearing cheap makeup and sweating a lot from sports and not being able to wash it off right away. My gyno tried ortho tri-cyclin first an...


melanie's Blog > Caffeine Gives Me Cysts

Posted 22 March 2013

So, near the end of december I had a very stressful day at work and felt a cyst coming (and I have gotten cysts over the years, like one or two every couple months), over the course of the next few months I kept getting cystic acne along my jawline and under it. I kept going back to the dermatologist to get them injected and slathering on topicals. I eat...