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In Topic: Huge Breakout. Please Help

Yesterday, 04:52 PM

Don't add anything new until you see the derm.  Keep washing and moisturizing.  Also, if you can, ditch the makeup until you've begun to get things under control.  It's a process and may take weeks/months to clear but don't get discouraged. 

In Topic: The Differin Diaries

Yesterday, 04:43 PM

@ kingleonidas - I'm sorry that all the time seem wasted.  If you've exhausted all your options, then by all means give accutane a shot.  I've gone backwards so I've done accutane 4 times and now trying the retinoid road.....again.  I have only used differin 6 times (as I have eczema and trying not to flare it) and already I am purging like you would not believe....I feel so disgusting.  If my eczema doesn't flare up, then at the beginning of February my derm will switch me retin a. 


Interesting thing about differin though, my derm said in her experience, it works best on asian and caucasian skin and less so on african american and spanish skin (I am african american).


That was discouraging to hear right off the bat too.


Hoping you find some relief with accutane

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Yesterday, 03:37 PM

Skin wise, my weekend is off to a crappy start.  Differin is definitely purging me something awful, especially around my hairline (where i rarely break out) and around my mouth/chin.  I am seriously bummed.  On top of that, the acne is red and itches on and off.  I'm not even up to using it every night and I don't know if i'll get to that point.  I also added Evening Prim Rose and a Probiotic to my list of supplements so who knows how that will effect the mix.  My skin is just so bloody awfuleusa_wall.gif.  Aczone seems to help with some bumps but not most so I don't know.  I know it's still really early in treatment and that I need to be patient but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with, especially with the holidays around the corner.


God is holding me up though, i know that for a FACT!

In Topic: Breakout After Stopping Bp? Or Tea Tree Oil?

18 December 2014 - 07:06 PM

Restart the BP slowly or you may irritate your skin beyond belief.  I would suggest that if the BP was not irritating your skin, then continue using it for a few weeks/months until you are clear and then slowly wean yourself off.  Definitely check out your diet and lifestyle.

In Topic: The Differin Diaries

17 December 2014 - 06:32 PM

Keep on keeping on.  Retinoids are a bitch to deal with.  If by week 18 you are not seeing consistent clearing then maybe switch to a retinoid.