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leelowe1

Member Since 18 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Acne Is Getting Worse... What Shall I Do? :(

Yesterday, 06:26 PM

I would say your acne is moderate.  If you can, definitely go see a derm if the over counter products are not helping.  Jlopez is right in terms of mentioning diet.  While diet is not the end all and be all of acne (i know as i've tried to clear my acne via diet for YEARS), for many people, it does make a difference.

 

If a derm is out of the picture, try the regimen from this site as it does work.  You can also look into natural supplementation for hormones if you suspect that it is what is driving your acne.

 

Stay strong and don't beat up on yourself as acne is a disease and has to be systematically treated as such.


In Topic: Duration Of Initial Breakout On Differin .1 Gel

Yesterday, 06:17 PM

I'm using the .2 version which i believe is stronger.  I am in my tenth week of use and I am still experiencing breakouts.  It can last straight into your 4th month i've heard.  The only thing you really can do with retinoids is to use an antimicrobial such as BP or aczone and/or oral antibiotics (which i never recommend).  You could also adjust your diet or take supplements if your acne is hormonal.

 

At the end of the day, you'll just have to ride it out

 

Stay Positive


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

28 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

Feeling too tired to even begin to think about the current state of my skin.  Approaching 10 weeks on differin and still breaking out.  Thank God it is only surface stuff


In Topic: Differin And Clindoxyl

26 February 2015 - 08:30 PM

You definitely have to ease into retinoids.  I started using it twice a week then added a night each week untl i could tolerate it nightly.  You will get red and peel the first few months but the irritation should ease as your skin gets used to it.  It's best to start slow than to start fast and have to stop due to irritation. I am almost ten weeks in with differin and irritation is almost non-existant.  Acne, not so much.


In Topic: Closed Comodone Hell.

25 February 2015 - 05:06 PM

It is to be expected that your acne worsens in intensity and/or number so don't be alarmed yet.  You have to give any retinoid 3-4 months to begin working before deeming it a failure or else you're not giving it a fair shake.  It is not guaranteed to work but the only way you'll know for sure is to try.