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XXYY

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#3393811 Week #1

Posted by XXYY on 10 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

i had the EXACT same thing happen to me with the breakouts just under my jawline/neck - again it stopped as soon as i kept the BP away from there - just reinforces the irritation = acne theory because like you said that area must have been too sensitive for the BP.




#3393479 Bp Rash Please Help!

Posted by XXYY on 09 November 2013 - 07:57 AM

Used Epiduo two nights ago on my face and my cheeks are covered in a red, scaly, dry, eczema-type rash. Clearly the BP dried my skin out bad.
I've moisturised yesterday and overnight but it's not budging. Could it be permanent? I'm so scared I've done some damage to my skin or that another type of skin condition has appeared from Epiduo use (only used it two nights in a row).
What do you think?

 

Avene skin recovery cream!!!! has saved my life numerous times ive detonated nuclear bomb type acne medications on my face :) The light version is non comedogenic so it wont break you out (never broke me out either).

I think its clear the epiduo isnt suitable for your skin - a bit of redness/dryness/flaking is normal but what you describe sounds like an allergic reaction/intolerance. The rash shouldnt be permanent but it might take a week or two for the redness to fully die down.




#3391091 Bone Tumor From Accutane?

Posted by XXYY on 28 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

i think theres always going to be that tendency to blame any post-accutane health problems on the accutane when theres the likelihood you probably would have gotten those problems had you never taken the course anyway. I guess you'll never know, but good luck with the surgery i hope you make a quick recovery :)




#3387647 Best Product To Get Rid Of Red Hyperpigmentation Marks/scars?

Posted by XXYY on 10 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

i presume that the aha is one of the products in the kit? is there anywhere i could buy it on it's own and/or from the uk do you know? thank you, i hope one day i'll just have no skin issues whatsoever to deal witheusa_pray.gif

 

Yeah you can buy all of the acne.org products seperately, you dont have to order the full kit. :)




#3384177 Dealing With In Grown Hairs

Posted by XXYY on 22 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

I get Keratosis Pilaris (KP) AKA chicken skin on my upper arms which is notoriously hard to get rid of and the AHA+ obliterates it smile.png It also gets rid of the really stubborn blackheads on my nose like nothing else does - even better than 2% Salicylic acid, which supposedly is 'oil soluble and exfoliates inside the pore'. I dont think so bs.gif but yeah the AHA is surprisingly multi-purpose.




#3384176 The Face Wash I Normally Use Is Out Of Stock For 3 Weeks? Help!:(

Posted by XXYY on 22 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

yeah i was gonna stop using it as soon as the dryness became too much, i haven't hardly any dryness at all yet (worrying?unsure.png) so i thought it was ok.

 

why didn't i think of cetaphil! i'm currently using the moisturiser so that'd be the perfect thing to go alongside it, gonna buy some today - thanks so muchbiggrin.png

 

It does take some getting used to, to put it bluntly it feels like you havent washed your face properly but if you gently massage it in to dry skin for about a minute it does remove any face makeup (not sure about eye makeup). When it starts to dry up add a little water, and then rinse smile.png




#3383857 Cocoa Butter

Posted by XXYY on 20 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

I feel like people who dont have acne prone skin could get away with using bacon grease as a moisturizer so im not really sure. Cocoa butter is usually quite highly comedogenic




#3382468 Caveman Regimen

Posted by XXYY on 14 September 2013 - 04:20 AM

I'm yet to see someone actually clear their acne doing this regimen other than that love vitamin chick (who actually cleared most of her acne before starting it anyway) so ill remain skeptical.

 

All I read on the caveman regimen logs is "my skin has a healthy glow "it feels so soft and moisturized" but never "my acne is 100% clear or under control".

 

What I do read, time and time again, is "my skin is covered in clogged pores" which they somehow reason by assuming its their skin "repairing" itself. Then they stop posting in that log and start a new skincare regimen and wish they'd never done it.

 

Just saying, it sounds like the perfect regimen but its really not all its cracked up to be.




#3382159 How I Killed Demodex In 3 Months And Got Rid Of My Acne

Posted by XXYY on 12 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

Wouldnt benzoyl peroxide kill them off?




#3379765 Gentlest Cleansing Wipes For Removing Make-Up?

Posted by XXYY on 02 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

i ran into this issue a while back- i have to use a gentle cleanser (cerave) but the problem is i still had obvious makeup residue on my skin. I went out and got those simple cleansing whips - but they were way to harsh for my skin and it felt like a double cleanse. So thats me there clueless what to do because the brand simple doesn't even work for me. Well a year ago i discovered Bioderma (the sensitive version) and i thought i would give it a whirl. I put a couple drops on a cotton wool and gently remove my makeup. I have never in a million years been so happy with a product Ive repurchased 3 times so far- bioderma comes in a 500Ml bottle which should last the average person about 3+ months. Okay now this product is awesome but because its available no where except amazon in the states- its difficult to get. Amazon sells it for 25 to 30 dollars ( i know- burn my wallet) Okay i will get to the end of the story loreal makes almost a dupe for it that i may try after im done with my current bottle - you should really give it a shot smile.png good luck! also if you do get it dont forgot cotton rounds (the non exfoliating kind)  http://www.loreal-pa...llar-water.aspx

 

Thank you so much for the suggestion! smile.png I will look into the Bioderma but I imagine if it's difficult to get hold of in the States it will be nigh on impossible to get here in the UK. However I might give the Loreal alternative a go if I can find it anywhere. My hair and scalp hated Loreal shampoo when I tried using it years ago but I suppose that doesn't necessarily mean my skin won't get on with their skin products and from the link you gave that one does look extra gentle. I think cost will probably be the deciding factor on whether or not I try it! 

 

Bioderma is a french brand and its pretty easy to get hold of in the UK because it has a bit of a cult following here (can only order it online though as far as I know). Personally cetaphil removed even long wearing concealer for me but then my skin is really oily so it comes off really easily.




#3378317 Accutane + Zineryt (Benzoyl Peroxide)

Posted by XXYY on 27 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

To Ramsay, sorry for my confusion and thanks for explaining that, it really makes me feel better! I hope that's what really happens! My biggest fear about this whole accutane thing was the initial breakout that everyone seems to get! I've always been (relatively) lucky enough to just have mild acne on my cheeks, if you had to guess would you say the initial breakout would be really bad? And would it really take up to about 9 months for mild cheek acne to clear up?

 

ive never taken accutane, just researched it loads when i considered taking it (just fyi). There's no real way of knowing, if it is mild then i cant imagine it getting REALLY bad but i'd be prepared for it to get a bit worse than what its looking like now. Again if its mild it'll probably clear up quicker than a more severe case which usually doesnt clear until the end of the course, so you might get results earlier on. See if you can find any accutane logs for people with milder acne that looks similair to yours and see what kind of results they got.




#3378289 Accutane + Zineryt (Benzoyl Peroxide)

Posted by XXYY on 27 August 2013 - 11:34 AM

Zineryt isnt benzoyl peroxide - its an antibiotic called erythromycin and zinc acetate. Its a very mild treatment, and it shouldnt irritate or dry your skin out at all - he's most likely given it to reduce the initial breakout that usually comes with accutane and to aid the healing process of anything thats on your skin now.




#3376869 Are You Suppose To Apply The Regimen All Over Your Face?

Posted by XXYY on 21 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

I remember reading a thread where a few people did that and then acne started to appear in the places they didnt use the BP, as if the acne had 'moved'. Not sure how much there really is to that, just something to know in case it happens to you.




#3376424 Oil Oil Oil

Posted by XXYY on 20 August 2013 - 07:07 AM

I've been using the Garnier BB cream for oil-combo skin and while it doesnt keep me matte for longer than an hour (my skin is insanely oily too) it does stay in place all day long, no matter how shiny i get. I dont use powder over it either. If you want a really full coverage Vichy Dermablend foundation stays in place all day too.

 

Also, have you tried blotting sheets? The best once ive used are the powdered ones you get in Superdrug, those ones tend not to remove any makeup when you use them properly.

 

Apparently jojoba oil can trick your skin into not producing so much oil because it is so similair to sebum (human skin oil). I'm pretty skeptical abotu that theory but I just got some today so ill be using it every night, ill update any progress on my Regimen log :)

 

Also, differin kind of sucks - if its working for you stay on it but if youre not seeing any progress dont waste any more time with it - theres something you can get on presciption in the UK called Isotrex gel - its basically a topical version of roaccutane, and its supposed to slow down oil production (not sure if it really does though). Its similair to differin but a lot stronger, but if youre having no issues with dryness on differin you could probably do with something stronger.

 

Good luck :)




#3376379 Scrub That Acne Away!

Posted by XXYY on 20 August 2013 - 03:04 AM

So its "not for active acne" so why is the thread title "scrub that acne away"? Very misleading

 

For acne scar treatment it is known that exfoliation and massage helps to break down scar tissue, i'll give you that, but telling people to go and use sand paper is absolutely insane. Look into getting (micro) dermabrasion done professionally if its an avenue you want to explore but dont take something like that into your own hands because you can seriously damage your skin and end up with permanent scarring.