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sweetpotato

Member Since 19 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2013 12:36 PM

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White Acne Marks On Tan Skin (Pigment Loss)

23 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

What's the best way to even out skin on an area like the neck or back (not sensitive skin)? I've got a bunch of white acne marks that came after a sudden breakout. I have a really dark tan and the marks are completely white. Looks quite nasty. It's a small area tho.

 

I've been doing harsh sugar scrubs + emu oil everyday and it's working. I also did a 50% glycolic acid peel a week ago. Burned my skin a bit but it's fine now.

 

How can I get rid of the tan faster and make the marks blend in? Sugar scrubs twice a day would be too much? I've heard that baking soda can lighten skin. Any suggestions?


Is Depression From Accutane Permanent?

28 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

I am 2nd month of a low dose accutane cycle 20mg ed (self-medicating) and it's going great. I'm a big guy, but it's working really well. My acne was mild to begin with. No significant sides really.

Do the emotional effects from accutane stay after you are done with the drug? I had depression or some kind of psychological problem prior to the use (probably bipolar) of accutane, and it's a lot worse now. I have to say, I hadn't felt "real" depression before this. I have no emotions at all. I look at my close ones and don't feel a thing. Just some beings like everyone else. Don't see a point in anything anymore, nor in existing. No motivation to do anything. I know it's just an imbalance of chemicals in my brain, yet I still almost killed myself. I took a lethal dose of benzos combined with an illegal downer which should have sent me to cardiac arrest. I was somehow revived by two police officers who found me lol. I didn't even think about it or plan it, I was doing normal stuff and then just took in everything I was able to get my hands on at that time on a whim. I have to say that while I was in that weird coma like state it did feel wonderful not being "aware". Just gone.

Anyway, it's the little things that cause this. Sometimes I have good days when I even don't think about this stuff, but for example when I get a bill that is overdue I get this incredible urge to just check out. Then at other times when I feel "ok", it's a little scary to thing how close to the edge I was again. Kinda like bipolar on steroids.

Those who have used accutane, do the emotional effects go away or are they permanent? Are there any supplements to humanize myself? It's hard to enjoy life being like a robot. Not looking for lectures on self-medicating being bad etc. It's not rocket science and the accutane is prescribed to me. Skin wise everything is going great. Feels like accutane was the missing link and I can touch my skin without breaking out etc Feels normal finally. It's great stuff I only regret spending money on all that other shit when I should have taken this years ago. There's no way I would come off it before 6+ months.

Dry Lips Even Before Starting Accutane

12 September 2012 - 02:20 AM

I decided to go on 20mg of accutane for a few months for mild acne and SD starting today. The problem is I already suffer from chronic dry lips. I wonder what's gonna happen to them while I go on accutane? I've always avoided putting stuff on my lips cuz it seems to cause acne around my lip area, so I just let them be dry.