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#3461540 Acne Going Bad Discussion And School Life

Posted by mrsrobinson on 26 November 2014 - 06:02 AM

so I'm sure the derm isn't just making you feel better, she's probably being honest which means your acne is mild...that is a good thing


but you are 13 and that is a tough age, even for mild acne around cruel pre-teens and teens, I get it as most do on this site


so get a routine, look at the one here on line, watch the videos Dan has with the acne.org routine and get your products ordered, give it a couple months to work, and most likely you'll be on the path to clearer skin


have faith, chin up and get moving on getting the products ordered

#3461269 Makeup Advice For A Guy! (Pictures)

Posted by mrsrobinson on 24 November 2014 - 09:18 AM

first of all, I'm a female, and I'll tell you there is nothing wrong with you guys wearing cover up-  this is a horrible disease and if some cover lets you get out and get your mind off of it, then DO IT.


you can shop on line if you don't want to go get it yourself-  or go to one of the 24 hour drug stores (not in your neighborhood) and go in the wee hours of the morning...buy a few shades and test them at home, CVS will accept the returns.


I like the physician's formula line up- and for guys I think powder is the way to go...  test a few things out and in various lights


good luck to you!

#3456211 My Back Acne Is Finally Clear!...what Worked For Me (With Pics)

Posted by mrsrobinson on 16 October 2014 - 05:18 AM

that's great, thanks for sharing....sounds like a lot of steps, but hey we shower every day so why not?


and I myself have done far FAR crazier things in a routine!


I've just never been a fan of the faded shirts....you must let it dry for 20 min before you put the shirt on?

#3455100 Dim Update -- 8+ Months Later

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

great post, great input....thanks for coming back with an update


the blood test is something I haven't done but that histamine test along with vitamin D, and other vitamin levels should be the first thing that derms do...but sadly they do not


so we have to figure out our own path, if we want to avoid antibiotics and accutane


congrats on making it this far in your journey!

#3451706 Need Help

Posted by mrsrobinson on 12 September 2014 - 05:10 AM

have you seen a derm who is experienced in laser treatments?  you should go for a consult....


if money is a problem then go to the owndoc.com site, there is a story and picture of scars similar to you, and the fellow there dermarolled for close to a year, and saw great improvement.....I'm a derma stamp person myself, slow and steady improvement and CHEAP


and you aren't ugly, there is a lot more to you than the scars-  chin up, get a plan to improve them and get out there a live-  looks like you beat the active acne, there is a victory there to be celebrated!

#3451080 Stridex Pads Help Clear Backne

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 September 2014 - 07:59 AM

here's another tip...try a weekly sea salt soak bath...or more if you have the time


search on this site for those who have used the sea salt baths....and if you can, opt for the dead sea salt you can buy in bulk on line


this way you have the ocean in your tub....sea salt can be healing...again search this site


and good for you that you've found something that works


another tip- make your own cleansing pad...use distilled water and buy a bottle of salicylic acid toner, add a little hibiclens or witch hazel, you make up the mixture to the %s you want then I saved the old containers from stridex, put clean dry plain cotton pads in the container and put the liquid on top

#3450021 Update And Photo's - Needling

Posted by mrsrobinson on 01 September 2014 - 06:03 AM

our scars look very similar....I  stamp away myself and there is no doubt improvement, it's slow going but it's there


I can definitely see the same with yours....where do you live and what is the name of the machine the doctor will be using for the RF treatments?


THANK YOU for keeping us posted, we are all rooting for you!!

#3449773 My Scars After Accutane Treatment

Posted by mrsrobinson on 30 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

I would also say go to the owndoc.com forum and read up about derma rollers and derma stamps....some good info there and it's much cheaper to do it yourself..


I agree the scars aren't deep, it will take patience and time, but you will be able to improve these


good luck, and yes conventional wisdom seems to be wait 6 months post accutane

#3446333 Help Urgent! How Do U Do The Makeup? It Just Doesnt Work?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 09 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

the makeup at night thing is not a good move....to do all the time


clean skin at bed is a must, and treat the active pimples then


for active pimples I treat first once that's dry I like powder concealer for active acne- there are many out there, just get a good match


for all over help I just tried the new Maybelline BB makeup that has SA in it, been a week now and I really like it-  coverage is very light though, I go over it with concealer on areas that need help...again powder concealer


so no harm done sleeping with it for one night, just don't make it a habit....and deep breath, get out there and have a good time-  no one notices every little bump the way we do....it's hard, but get out there!

#3444535 Acne At It's Worst. Please Help

Posted by mrsrobinson on 31 July 2014 - 04:24 AM

it could definitely be the birth control, particularly if you were relatively clear before starting....talk to your gyno about other options....search this board for brands that work better with acne....good luck, and do try to relax....you are taking control, fighting back, give yourself some credit and a break from that mirror

#3433061 Cysts On My Face, And Keloid Skin :( And Whiteheads :'(

Posted by mrsrobinson on 24 May 2014 - 05:26 AM

so hard to say, for me alcohol is not an issue, swimming is GREAT- sweat is a problem when I exercise so I shower right after and put on clean clothes


for me with cystic acne, accutane didn't work so I journaled everything I ate for months and then eliminated wheat/gluten and dairy... I don't eat a lot of junk food, very little processed foods, and not a lot of sugar mostly in the form of dark chocolate


I have two keloids on my shoulders that have plagued me for years...I do a series of steriod injections and they flatten for a while then come back, ugh   but they are smaller


and the cysts that won't go away, yep, I've had them excised and had no problems with keloids after on my face, but that is a roll of the dice


good luck to you, it does make you crazy, but approach it systemically, keep a journal but do try to eat better if you aren't, and avoid processed foods if you can

#3431455 Avoiding Work,school, Social Events...etc Due To Acne

Posted by mrsrobinson on 13 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

we've all been there-  then when we beat the acne, it's the scars...


but keep going out, find good friends who love you for you, or family, you don't need many, but get out of the house


and make your plan to wage war against acne and scars and make continuous improvement

#3430820 Scarring?!

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 May 2014 - 05:38 PM

I agree with the other poster, taz alone won't help, you need to either try accutane or work on other change, ie diet


but to answer your question yes i did get a breakout that lasted a few weeks, but it was whiteheads...my 7 month initial breakout with accutane was ALL CYSTIC, not one whitehead...but again I'm a rarity, and I had a severe reaction to the wonder drug, but again a rarity


so taz will help smooth things out and keep pores clean which in theory helps, but cystic acne, true cystic acne needs a deeper treatment in addition

#3430704 Scarring?!

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 May 2014 - 06:56 AM

the joys of cystic acne-  we don't get little white heads that may leave PIH, oh no, we get the dark PIH that is deep under the skin and rolling scars


you have to get it under control or you know what happens...accutane was an absolute nightmare for me, an initial breakout that lasted 7 months and I have that initial breakout to thank for most of my scars, but it DOES work for a lot of people...for those of us with true cystic acne you need to do something


after the wonder drug failed, I tried diet changes, no gluten (wheat) or dairy EVER for me- I just don't cheat...and for me tazorac helped a great deal, i'm tapering off now and in LOVE with mandelic acid...I rarely get a cyst now


your triggers will be unique to you, it's hard work to find, but journal everything and keep track - gluten and dairy are big culprits but not for all


that's why this is so hard, but I'm sure you can find your triggers, just takes a LOT of work, good luck to you

#3428414 How Do My Fellow Ugly Guys Cope With Being Undesired?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 24 April 2014 - 06:31 PM

work on the things that really matter, as hard as it is...college doesn't last forever


work on getting an education, a good one, do leadership activities and think about that resume-- work towards getting a GREAT job and being a standout when you graduate (trust me getting a good job is going to be what's hot in a few years....trust me)


you'll have more time to focus on that, do something positive- graduate at the top of your class, and have a standout resume


I can assure, those hot guys will be working for you or pumping gas if they don't take their education seriously


focus your attention away from girls to something positive that will pay off...and continue to work on getting your acne under control- but if you feel down, just say screw it, shelve the chick thing and work on something positive!