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In Topic: I Need To Get Rid Of This Asap

29 July 2015 - 08:28 PM

is it brown or white rice?

White rice most of the time, it's organic. 


You can try peel treatments. I think chemical peel treatments are best for acne. It will give a great impact on your skin. I used to have peel treatments from The centre for dermatology in Richmond hill. It makes my skin clear and soft. It should be opted only considering your skin type. It is better to consult a dermatologist for further details. You can also attend a pre-plan treatment to avoid unnecessary side effects.  If you are preferring natural treatments, then try lemon, vinegar, honey, etc.

Thanks! I've done peels in the past but at home and they didn't do anything:/ I don't want to get them now because of the tretinoin. 


I avoid rice because it's a grain. Go outside and try to gather some wild rice. Does it make sense to eat large amounts every day?

I've had wild rice before and it's great, just expensive. It doesn't make sense lol I know it's just difficult to substitute. I sometimes eat quinoa. Thanks!


I think you should try birth control.

Find a good face cleansing regimen that you can use 2x a day.

Use a hot water compress on any cystic acne and then cover with BP. The healing time will be 3-5 days if you do that.

Don't pick or Pop.

No touching your face.

Keep stress levels down as much as you can:

Do breathing excersises


Do some push-ups or sit ups every day.

I love your name

Good luck,


I don't have insurance right now so BC is out of the question and I'm afraid that it will make it worse. I can't use BP because of the tretinoin but hot compresses have helped in the past. 
Thanks for your tips! And for liking my name :) 

Thanks a bunch everyone!

In Topic: I Need To Get Rid Of This Asap

28 July 2015 - 10:35 PM

Overhaul your diet. "Pretty clean" and "minimal sugar" won't cut it. Eat meat, fruit, and vegetables only. Get rid of cereal, bread, dairy, and vegetable oils.

Thanks! I don't eat cereal or bread and cook with coconut oil. Is it bad that I eat rice basically every day? What about eggs a few times a week?

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?