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In Topic: Oily Skin And Multivitamin?

24 February 2015 - 03:56 PM

I'm currently trying vitamins myself because I've read so many success stories. My friend had cystic acne and he cleared his skin up using a variety of treatments including vitamins.


However, the stories I've heard/my friend did not use a multivitamin, so I'm taking Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 (not necessarily for skin) and Zinc once a day. You might have better luck taking the vitamins separately! 


Well I tried it and it broke me out.

Time to stop for me.

In Topic: [Picture] Excessively Oily Skin And Large Pores

17 February 2015 - 02:46 PM

hey man 


for the oiliness ...you can trying avoiding sugar ....i find that sugar makes me more oily and cause acne


you can try it ....if it doesnt work ....you have nothing to loose


Thank you for replying, I do have a healthy diet and avoid sugar.

I only drink water and try to eat healthily. I'm thinking about whether another stronger retinoid would be better to use instead of Isotrex but I don't know much about them.

In Topic: [Picture] Excessively Oily Skin And Large Pores

17 February 2015 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for the info. I'm 26 now and unfortunately still have this problem. It doesn't matter if I'm stressed or not. The oil just keeps on coming. I've gone through stages or lots of exercise to no exercise and still it didn't change anything. I appreciate you posting though, it's nice to get a reply!

In Topic: [Picture] Excessively Oily Skin And Large Pores

16 February 2015 - 02:25 PM

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This advice may not work for you particularly, but I just wanted to share my experience. I used to use differin cream, retinoids, etc etc. And I found that all those topical products-although they INITIALLY dried out my skin and appeared to get rid of oil/blackheads, eventually they made my skin MORE oily. You are probably familiar with this concept- of your skin/oil glands compensating for the drying out of your skin by producing more oil. 

It was a long time coming, I used these products for SEVERAL years. I found that my skin was super OILY but also had flakes/dry patches because of the drying effect of the differin creams and other similar ones. I stayed FAR away from anything that had oil in it, i NEVER put lotion/moisturizer on my face. Once i stopped the creams, and started treating my skin with a very normal regimen (cleansing/washing+applying a natural moisturizer) I found that is SERIOUSLY evened out, it was not oily and not dry dry anymore. Pretty much in-between, Although, now where I live were going through a very harsh winter so its more on the dry side, but still pretty balanced. 

Do you think that your oiliness may be caused by over drying your skin with topicals?

I would suggest applying apply cider vinegar diluted with water with a cotton pad and following with a good moisturizer, sometimes i use rose hip seed oil, grape seed oil, vitamin E oil, etc. 


Thank you very much for replying. I really appreciate it :)


I have actually tried Apple Cider Vinegar before (both applying it diluted to my face and drinking it) and unfortunately it didn't do anything for me.

I also tried the oil cleansing method which again didn't work for me or change my skin's oiliness. I went about a year putting nothing on my skin and that didn't change anything either. I also used cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser along with exfoliators which didn't cure me of the symptoms. I feel like I'm really running out of options.

In Topic: Isotretinoin Gel (Isotex)

19 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

Demterologist rarely prescribed isotrention gel but use of isotrention tablets is very common nd if you are using isotrention without prescription then you can use adapalene 1% for acnes


I am using Isotrex gel (isotretinoin) with a prescription from my derm. I don't believe my skin problems warrant the use of the pill form of accutane so that's why I'm on the gel.


I also used Differin (adapalene) for 3 months but it didn't work at all.