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Acne, Swimming, Sun, Just Have Some Questions

07 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Basically I have always had mild to moderate acne, and lately have gotten some sun, which makes it worse... But I'll be in the sun all summer near a swimming pool, (paid job) and I know I can use sun screen but at the same time sun makes it look better (then worse, I know), and I feel like chlorine makes it worse (not sure if the pools use chlorine or not yet), but I know chlorine water always makes my face red / dry. But I have bacne, chest acne, and facial.... Tho my chest is more at the point where it's pretty clear but red. I'm just sick of acne tbh. My first assumption is that my sleep apnea is causing my acne but who really knows. I am working on the sleep apnea problem right now.
Any tips to maybe help clear it up and not get worse over the summer? Will swimming all summer make it better/worse? How about a steam room? I'm just done with it... I order a regime from advanced dermatology which is probably another waste of money but I'm at the point where I'll give anything a fair trial. I would scalp my face if I knew Id never have to deal with acne again.

Seeing A Specialist?

24 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

Curious on opinions as I have tried everything and nothing (currently doing nothing) seeing as my face looks the same whether or not I use products - I'm avoiding them until I get interested in trying one again. Currently I just use a vibrating toothbrush on my face. Does anyone think going for microdermabrasion or facials/whatever are worth it? I'm just so sick of my skin and looking the way it does... I'm a 22 year old male and I think most of my face problems are from sun damaged skin but it's hard to avoid the sun now cause it makes my face look a little better. I will completely avoid the sun and wear sunscreen anytime I'm in it - if I have clear skin. I also don't want to spend a lot if it's not gonna do anything but I'll be swimming a lot this summer and have it on my back chest and face... Quite frankly I'm just sick of it.

Is t worth it to spend money on stuff for facials / microdermabrasion/ whatever (but no accutane - not happening) and if so, what is the most worth it and effective? And also for under eyes? Skin looks dark and slight wrinkles despite the rest of my face looking young (with acne)

Oh and any ways to find the best place to go? Or best type of skin care specialists? Is a dermatologist best or a seperate firm like spa or whatnot? I live in Georgia if that helps.

I Don't Know If This Is The Right Topic.. But I Had A Question

23 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

I found neutrogenas new wash / gel treatment based on salycic acid, and I was curious, I have been using it about a week now and had a few new break outs come up, first one went away not have another, they are more of red spots then pimples, but i've been treating my whole face, and the areas that don't break out (my cheeks) are extremely soft, but the normal break out areas got a few new pimples (more then I typically get at a time) and I am curious is it normal to break out a few times (purging?) or? If it is normal, how long should I expect it? (I guess the real question is how long should I continue using the products to see if it's working or making it worse, before stopping?)