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Member Since 21 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2014 07:10 PM

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In Topic: The Regimen

18 September 2014 - 10:46 PM

That photo is quite blurry and far away to make any real comments, but have you slowly incorporated more product into the regimen? Like, you didn't just start with one/two pumps straight away? - Major redness/irritation is caused by too much too quickly. Have you tried adding jojoba oil to help with irritation? It's standard to give a new routine at least 3 months to figure out if it's for you.

In Topic: Adapalene 0.3 Gel Causing Severe Acne? :(

17 September 2014 - 11:40 PM

Make a derm appt if you feel your skin is reacting very badly to the medication. It's standard to give your skin at least 3 months on a new treatment before deciding whether or not you should keep up with it or ditch it for something new. I am unsure if you can have an IB with a cream, I thought it was only with oral medication, hopefully someone else can answer this.

In Topic: Accutane Thoughts?

17 September 2014 - 11:34 PM

Definitely do thorough research and figure out if you're willing to deal with whatever side effects that may come up. There are a lot of topics/stories on the board, as well as a section about Accutane on the site if you'd like to read up. Talk extensively with your derm, write down any questions or concerns you may have. I'd even look at youtube vlogs or stories as well.

What other methods have you tried in the past? - Personally a while back I felt I should have gone on Accutane but I was afraid of it, and didn't, and since then I'm finding a balance with my current routine, but it can be difficult but it's more managable. So I am glad I didn't take the chance. But I don't believe you can go in unsure when it comes to this, you have to be definite in your decision.

I hope you get responses from anyone who has been on Accutane.


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

14 September 2014 - 06:44 PM

I want to cry today.
I woke up with a large whitehead and it popped on it's own, which happens to me sometimes with facial movements/whatever, and now I have a hole and I'm just -- ugh. I've been breaking out off and on lately which I think is from the heat - my creams are always melting off. It's just one of those days when you remember you'll probably have acne for the rest of your life -those days always bum me out.

In Topic: Acne Scars Are Making Me Depressed

10 September 2014 - 12:40 AM

Scars aren't as bad as acne - no pain, no huge red bumps, no whiteheads, I could go on.
Yes scars are not ideal, but a large majority of people have them for whatever reasons. The people who make cruel comments have nothing else going on in their lives so they choose to make others upset with them. Even if your scarring is more moderate or severe, it shows how far you've come dealing with your acne, try and think positively. If anything, focus on one day going to see a derm yourself when you have the ability to, or maybe making a compromise with your parents about paying them back for scar treatments later on. I hope you find peace with your scars for now.