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In Topic: Ultra Low Dose Accutane Experiment

11 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

Yunchang! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this blog. I have just read it from start to finish. I saw a dermatologist privately yesterday after being refused Accutane on the NHS (UK). The private dermatologist is starting me on low dose Accutane this Monday. I was so excited I didn't ask what dose etc. I was actually restraining myself from kissing him in delight. I have been sooooooooooo oily for a very long time. My face IS Saudi Arabia. I want it to be the Gobi desert. Fingers crossed. And toes. And eyes


low dose as in you'll be on it indefinitely or until you reach the cumulative dose? i was sort of under the impression NHS derms wouldnt do that kind of non conventional dosing

**my bad, just noticed you went private!!

In Topic: Extremely Dehydrated And Oily Skin

10 December 2013 - 10:23 AM

two products have recently came onto the market that are PERFECT for this type of skin (i happen to be cursed with it too)

"Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER Adjunctive Hydrating Care provides the skin with extra moisture and counteracts the drying out effect often associtaed with medicinal acne therapy.                     

  • Provides intense hydration
  • Protects against UV rays with SPF 30
  • Prevents hyperpigmentation (dark marks) after an inflammed spot
  • Effectively reduces skin blemishes
  • Minimizes oil shine with mattifying particles
  • Provides an ideal base for make-up"


    "La Roche Posay EFFACLAR H moisturizes oily skin weakened by drying skin care products.
    New ultra-fine texture with a non-greasy, non-sticky finish that compensates for the side effects, either
    visible or experienced, of over-drying treatments.
    MP-LIPIDS INNOVATION: New generation of lipids to reconstruct skin’s protective barrier in its different dimensions, associated with anti-irritant NIACINAMIDE."

    alongside these i'd suggest using a really gentle cleanser too like Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser which is also described as

    "• Daily skincare routine to relieve the dryness caused by prescription skincare products"


In Topic: Concealing Scarring As A Male Student

09 December 2013 - 04:35 PM

use a really full coverage product like la roche toleraine teint or vichy dermablend and dab it on kind of heavily over the problem areas (so you cant see through the makeup when you dab it on) and then take a fluffy brush with really fine bristles and blend out from the centre of the problem area. This helps to really fade out the edges of the higher coverage area so it blends in seamlessly. Can look strange if you dont have at least a tinted moisturizer on all over first, but it gives the illusion that you only have a light coverage all over. I'm not a fan of sponges. If you have something with fine bristles you can buff it in circular motions and get right into the pores/scars as opposed to glazing over them and having tiny holes with no makeup in them (which actually highlights them).

In Topic: Johnsons Top To Toe...blistering Skin

05 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

Assuming youre in the UK so id like to reccomend the best regimen alternatives you can get here which are Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and Cetaphil lotion. You can get them in boots/asda. A tad pricey but they last a long time and are well worth the price considering how much they reduce irritation. :)

In Topic: Hibiclens Ruined My Skin Please Help

05 December 2013 - 03:17 PM

Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and Avene skin recovery cream morning and night and your skin will be back to 'normal' in less than 2 weeks. You'll still have acne but the dryness will completely disappear. Both of those products are non comedogenic so they wont break you out. :)