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In Topic: Losing Hope.

13 August 2013 - 08:34 PM

Thanks! smile.png I have tried olive, coconut, argan and emu and none of them did anything, except coconut which broke me out in whiteheads. I'm glad TTO works for you, it has never done anything for me. I don't advise you to start using bp unless you're super desperate (actually, the walmart brand of proactiv kept me clear for like 2 weeks). It has just damaged my skin in the long run. You might actually want to try a quality salicylic acid peel then! If most of your acne is comedonal then exfoliation is key. 


Trust me I've felt like that for years now, and even though I'm not 100% clear it's so good to get a break. Don't consider accutane, it's way too dangerous, you may not get any side effect now but who knows in the future. Thanks, I chose the name Godlovesme for the same reason, because I never forget it when I look at it. When we go through these things it's really easy to forget that sometimes it's just a stepping stone (a big one!) in one of God's great plans. Don't let acne rule these years of your life that will never be yours again, remember that God has made you beautiful and even though you may not see it now, He does and if you continue to be faithful your skin will reflect that too one day. 


I'm studying to be a doctor, not too such what specialty yet! What about you? What year are you in?



Thanks for your encouragement, I needed it too! smile.png

In Topic: Losing Hope.

13 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

I'm sorry you're going through this, it sucks big time. I'm in a similar situation about to start college (but for the first time). My acne was pretty severe in the beginning of the summer with lots of cysts and everything else in between. Right now I have 2 cysts (both healing nicely) and about 3 whiteheads. Needless to say I've improved. I suggest you stop damaging your skin with tea tree oil, if it's as sensitive as you say it is by it getting red with a face wash then tto will only burn it. Same with the bha and azelaic acid. You need to heal your skin with VERY gentle products not these harsh exfoliants. Trust me I tried them all to no avail and when I finally hydrated my skin it started to improve. For the past month I've been using Grape Seed Oil diligently day and night. Apart from that I have been using the Whole foods' version of Cetaphil every once in a while. That's it.


It doesn't break me out, my skin is not too oily and not dry at all. It's normally hydrated. My hyperpigmentation has improved my about 40% and I'd say 90% of my acne has gone away, and that's only in one month. I just buy the regular kind in the cooking section. It's been a life-saver. To tell you the truth, oils have never cleared my skin like this but they don't usually break me out, so you might want to start slow if you do. I remember seeing people talk about this oil a few years ago and never gave it a try, and do I regret it! Maybe this is your chance to try it and it will work! You have to be positive, that's where the healing begins smile.png Don't worry about meeting new people in college, as long as you find the confidence in yourself to ignore what's on your face there is nothing stopping you. EVERYONE suffers from a flaw they hate, some not as obvious but nonetheless there, and if you believe that people are genuinely nice and want to make friends you will stop worrying about yourself.


God bless you, wish you only the best. 

In Topic: Pescetarian Diet

09 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

I am set on this diet. It's basically vegetarianism that includes eating fish/seafood. I "officially" started on 12/3/12, so two days ago. It's not too difficult, and I was used to eating meat almost 7 days a week. I am also incorporating much more water. I used to drink like 1 glass of water a day and that seems insanely ridiculous now. Now, I'm drinking 80 ounces daily. I separate it into 4 intervals and it's working out great. The only drawback is that I have too use the bathroom-- about 8 times a day, no joke.

Anyway, this thread will be a little log type where i'll try to keep track of it all. Oh, I am also cutting out all dairy products, and I believe that's the hardest part of all this. I love milk and cheese and yogurt! My substitute will be almond milk.

So that's it. It'll be fun/great if anyone decides to join or offer input. I have never tried changing my diet for acne, because let's face it, it takes some will power. I have a pretty hectic life and didn't want to make it more stressful.

Basically, I'll cut these out:

- dairy
- meat
- sugars/processed foods

I'll add these:

- water
- fruits/vegetables
- nuts
- much more seafood

...I still eat rice daily, would anyone say that's bad?

Here's to hoping this works! Posted Image)

Zinc diet.

it works

I tried zinc a while back and it didn't really work. What does your diet consist of exactly?

In Topic: What Is Going On With My Skin? [Pics Included]

15 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

Honestly, you should get off accutane ASAP, it's so bad for you and you don't need it!
Don't risk your health.
I suggest: exfoliation with http://www.amazon.co...29352469&sr=1-3 once a week.

Then every 12 days do a glycolic or salicylic acid peel. It's all you really need.
Do that for 1-2 months and then add on a nightly vitamin C serum (20% +) and you should have great skin in 3-4 months.

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good luck.

In Topic: DOES calamine lotion work for CYSTS?

21 August 2011 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (male1234 @ Jul 16 2011, 11:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
has anyone used calamine lotion on a cyst? how well does it work and are there any downsides to using it?

Just last night I had this huge painful inflamed cysts, put 1 layer of calamine lotion and in the morning the inflammation was down by about 50% the size was much smaller, but most importantly it doesn't hurt. smile.gif It however, doesn't seem to work too well for pimples, it works pretty slow for regular ones.