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#3425232 Which Cetaphil Moisturized?

Posted by melmel87 on 09 April 2014 - 07:56 AM

The first one clogged my pores. The second one works great if your skin is on the oily side. I've been using it for about a week and it hasn't caused any problems and gives my skin enough moisture.

#3425216 Really Just Need Help

Posted by melmel87 on 09 April 2014 - 04:50 AM

Sounds like folliculitis if you got them after shaving. First, stop shaving that area if you still are. If you've tried acne treatments and they didn't help that area you could try applying an antibiotic cream and/or washing that area with one of the dandruff shampoos that contain selenium sulfide.

#3424714 Scar Treatment Suggestions Please Share If You Have Similar Scars + Working M...

Posted by melmel87 on 06 April 2014 - 03:46 PM

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#3423739 Flaking And Dryness, Should I Stop Caring!?

Posted by melmel87 on 01 April 2014 - 02:25 PM

Jojoba did not help moisturize my skin, but I would massage it into my skin to help remove a lot of the flakes. Cut back on the BP so your skin isn't so irritated, apply it only at night then try increasing it again. You're using the acne.org moisturizer?

#3417457 Depressed Teenager With Scars

Posted by melmel87 on 01 March 2014 - 09:40 AM

You still have quite a bit of active acne. What are you currently treating your skin with? Have you been to a dermatologist?

#3416747 Red Mark Help!

Posted by melmel87 on 26 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

Using an aha or retinoid at night will def help. Make sure you're wearing a sunscreen during the day.

#3410531 Cystic Pimple Rupture Own Its Own! Help >.<

Posted by melmel87 on 26 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Hopefully all the puss got out of it, because the inflammation should go down within a couple days then and it can heal up. I guess they could rupture on their own, never had that happen personally. Wouldn't hurt to apply some BP on the are so the bacteria doesn't spread.

#3409659 Washing Your Face Only At Night

Posted by melmel87 on 22 January 2014 - 09:17 AM

I highly doubt you look gross, and something I have learned is that we see all those little imperfections in our skin but most people don't see it when they look at us. As for your regimen, using a washcloth to wash your face can actually irritate the skin and cause more acne. If you don't want to wash twice a day then just wash at night, but still use water on your face in the morning and apply moisturizer. What do you wash your face with at night? You could at least spot treat those pimples at night with benzoyl peroxide to get rid of them. If they are only around your mouth you could also try changing your toothpaste but they could just be hormonal. What type of scarring do you have? Is it just red marks or do you have rolling scars, etc..?

#3406737 Swimming On The Regimen

Posted by melmel87 on 09 January 2014 - 03:43 PM

You just have to make sure to moisturize well after swimming, not much else you can do!

#3402483 Help! Allergy?! I Dont Know The Cause..

Posted by melmel87 on 20 December 2013 - 04:32 PM

I'm positive. Many skin conditions that have nothing to do with allergic reactions can cause itchy skin. Your neck just got irritated from the BP.

#3401193 Bad Acne

Posted by melmel87 on 16 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

I don't know if it's from the tetracycline causing your skin to be more sensitive but it looks like you may have acne+rosacea. The tetracycline should help, I would drop the argan oil though. Also, you should apply a sunscreen daily, should help reduce the redness. And you are right, your acne does not look bad in the pictures! If your skin can't tolerate the BP then a topical antibiotic like clindamycin may help.

#3400271 Any Creams/ointment/oil That Actually Fades Red Marks?

Posted by melmel87 on 11 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

Well acne.org sells an AHA otherwise you can get this one at the store http://www.walgreens...21-000063081b8f

#3399586 Scar Treatment On Accutane

Posted by melmel87 on 08 December 2013 - 10:43 AM

Why do you want freckles removed? And everyone is told not to get treatment done while on accutane because accutane impairs the skin's healing ability and you could end up with some even worse scarring from the treatment. 6 months after accutane you can get peels and dermabrasian done but you are supposed to wait a year before having any sort of laser treatment done.

#3392332 Can You Purge With An Antibiotic Or In The Change? I'm On Doryx & Bre...

Posted by melmel87 on 03 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

There are two general types of antibiotics, bacteriostatic and bactericidal. Doxycycline (monodox) is  bacteriostatic, which means it only stops the growth of the bacteria, it won't kill it. The purpose of this is so that then your own good bacteria can kill off the bad bacteria (acne). Bactericidal antibiotics (like the bactrim) kill the bacteria itself and is generally more effective against acne. It is possible that you have built up a resistance to these antibiotics though, which can be why they are seeming less effective. I'm confused though, you're terrified of birth control but going on accutane (especially a 2nd time) is less terrifying? Birth control helps control my acne a lot and personally the thought of taking accutane frightens me way more. Also, if your acne is hormonal it will still probably come back not too long after the accutane.

#3390086 View On Clarisonic Brushes?

Posted by melmel87 on 22 October 2013 - 03:00 PM

I got the mia last year and it is great for making my skin feel smooth, but does nothing for my clogged pores and I seem to break out more after using it. I also only use the 'decliate' brush and have very sensitive skin.