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Cassie88

Member Since 06 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2015 09:53 AM

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Reducing Red Marks/not Picking! - Progress So Far

30 June 2015 - 03:28 AM

Hello!

So I have had acne for almost a decade including the cystic type when I hit my 20s which was when I also started picking my skin which has been for 7 years. My skin has lots of red marks and I have devised a skincare routine to try and reduce these and also stop picking. From the following photos I think there has been a bit of improvement in just a week.

Morning:
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Epitheliale A.H. Cream - If  I go out I skip this and use Mineral Powder foundation which has SPF.

Evening:
Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser by Una Brennan
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Epitheliale A.H. Cream

Every 2-3 weeks
Philosophy in-home vitamin c/peptide peel kit

And probably most importantly - NO PICKING AT FACE!!! Alas I did have a slight relapse as evident from the left side of my face but for me to be able stop was a miracle. Plus I have the occasional spot and am able to leave these alone!!!! I really think being able to do so can be partly attributed to no longer giving a f**k about my skin and starting yoga i.e. focusing on something else completely. 

Anyway I'll keep posted on any further progress!

No More Picking!

04 April 2015 - 01:05 PM

Ok I have been moping on these forums for years and came across some of my old posts about not picking. Well I still am and I'm fucking SICK of it!! Yesterday was a clinche moment (if that is right word) when I looked at my red-marked ridden face with a few scabs around the chin...so horrible.

 

I going on holiday in a few days and I'm so angry with myself. I can't leave the house and I have vaseline smeared over my face like someone has just puked ectoplasm all over me. One good thing is today I haven't picked once. And this is it. I called a derm and have booked a consultation appointment when I get back to hopefully get a chemical peel (never had one before) or something. Things need to change and its got to the point where I realise its up to me to sort this not some miracle cure or epiphany that I've subconsciously been expecting. 

 

I fully expect some relapses in this journey and whats important is not to allow that shitty depressed feeling as you've just picked to take over otherwise it just becomes a vicious cycle. Just STOP and keep going. I would post some photos to show the progress but I'm too scared to see how bad by skin is. I have taken some but am not going to look at them for a while until my skin has improved. I hope that makes sense lol.

 

Here goes!


Hair Colour And Red Marks

09 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

Hello,

 

I really want to dye my hair jet black but I'm worried it will make my red marks and hyperpigmentation more noticeable because of my sallow skin - are there hair colours (or colors if you're american lol) that make acne and red marks less noticeable?