I'm at that "magical" age at which I want to start using an anti-aging product. Problem is, every product I see either is labeled as a "cream," or the packaging makes no mention of it being non-acnegenic/hypoallergenic.
I've read positive reviews about the Olay Regenerist product line but don't know that it would work for someone who's skin develops cysts/nodules. If anyone's tried a specific product in this line, or any other anti-aging product that's worked well for you, please, share it.
My main concern for now is my under-eye and forehead areas; I'm not brave enough to slap an anti-aging product on the rest of my face just yet, when I don't know how it might affect my skin, much less how it might interact with my acne medications.
Can Retin-A Micro--or the generic version--prevent scarring from cysts/nodules, especially those that already have surfaced? (By scarring, I'm talking about real damage to the skin--i.e., indentations.)
Is there a known way to help balance one's hormones, especially after you stop taking the Pill--especially a high-androgen one?
I just have learned that Minastrin--formerly Loestrin 24 Fe--is a high-androgen pill and can cause hair loss, either during treatment or once it's stopped. (I read of a woman who's spent $5K trying to save her hair after stopping Minastrin caused her serious hair loss.)
I'm scared to stop taking it, as I'm certain to experience greatly increased oiliness and nudulocystic acne. (I once stopped taking it--possibly another brand at that time--for 9 months. Six of those months were spent battling increased oil and cysts.)
I also suffer from Sebaceous Hyperplasia, which causes permanent, whitish bumps that look a bit like little whiteheads. Since the skin's oil production is part of that problem, I fear stopping the Pill will greatly exacerbate it.
I'm 38 and have been on the Pill since age twenty-two. I've been on Minastrin/Loestrin for at least 7 years. And now that I think about it, the amount of hair on my head is much less than what I once had; so I'm that much more scared to stop taking it--even though I know I ought stop it for health reasons.
I tend to develop (indented) scarring from cysts/nodules that I don't even pick at or squeeze. Is there any trick/product/supplement that anyone has found to help prevent scarring from cysts/nodules, especially those that make it to the skin's surface before you can put ice on it?