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leelowe1

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#3490597 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by leelowe1 on 03 August 2015 - 12:24 PM

Finding my center in something more profound than my skin.  This life is fleeting and we're all in transition.  The lessons to be learned from this can be priceless.  You learn a lot about yourself and other people.  I hate going through this but I figure it could always be worse.  

For everyone feeling like they're struggling, know that:

You're not alone
There's a plan for your life
You were made for so much more
You'll see people for who they really are (good and bad)
You'll learn a lot about yourself
Sometimes being down on your face means that you can finally start looking up.


#3490287 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by leelowe1 on 01 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

Tired of people diminishing my feelings regarding my acne.  Everyone will not have the same severity of acne so why do people feel it's their God given right to tell others to stop complaining because it's not that bad?  You would think having been a survivor people would be more compassionate.  Let us remember that this site wasn't created for only severe acne sufferers.    Just because you're clear, don't forget where you started from as its by the Grace of God you're not back there.


#3490270 Last Month Of Accutane Help

Posted by leelowe1 on 01 August 2015 - 10:10 AM

Your course seems unusually short how much was your dosage?  Derm usually wait till you have been acne free for 1-2 months before taking you off the meds.  I would definitely notify your derm as that looks like a pretty significant breakout.


#3490168 Need To Go To A Derm, But So Nervous...

Posted by leelowe1 on 31 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

Yes, I've all but eliminated sugar and dairy (I eat yogurt and get trace amounts here and there). I eat fresh fruits and veggies and have upped my water. I hear so much about supplements but with all I've invested emotionally and financially, I feel like it may be a waste of time and its got me down, so I feel like I do need to see a doc, I'm just so nervous about it.


I second hopeless' suggestion of a naturopath.  I've been to 4 with no relief on the acne front but it's worth a look.  Just make sure they do some form of testing such as saliva or blood .  I would stay away from those that rely on kinisthetic tests such as muscle testing (bs in my opinion).  I'm not saying they can solve your problem, but they can help take the guess work out of it.  


#3489976 New To Adult Acne And New To Forum! (Advice Greatly Appreciated)

Posted by leelowe1 on 30 July 2015 - 08:19 AM

I agree with Chris.  Stick to a basic routine without added factors.  I would also nt recommend any fading creams until active acne has been controlled.  The gel is more for oily skin and you need to moisturize despite what your derm says.  Your moisturizer and cleanser should not have any active ingredients and do not exfoliate as tretinoin does it for you.  You have to give it at least 3 months of consistent use before evaluating too.

Good Luck.


#3489566 Feeling Old, Can Anyone Recommend Something?

Posted by leelowe1 on 27 July 2015 - 01:57 PM

Can anyone recommend me something for my scars? I finished accutane about 15 months ago, I have waited for most of the hyper pigmentation to go before making any decisions... But it looks quite hopeless that these scars are going anywhere.attachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpg


I remember you from my early days at the org!  So happy that you cleared up.  You look wonderful.


#3489439 Prescription Acne Treatment (Includes Retinoids) Stopped Working?

Posted by leelowe1 on 26 July 2015 - 07:15 PM

Give it till the four month mark then try something else.  Not all retinoids are created equally - some will work better for you than others


#3489393 "study: Bad Skin Can Kill Your Chances Of Landing A Job"

Posted by leelowe1 on 26 July 2015 - 06:09 AM

I actually had this happen to me once . I was applying for a hotel job as a waiter and they told me my "facial complications" will distract people and ruin their experience at the hotel restaurant . I simply gave them a huge middle finger and left the interview . I was completely shocked and made me feel really bad about myself . I stopped looking for jobs for a while because I didn't want this to happen again . Complete self esteem killer if you ask me .


That has to be some sort of discrimination which is illegal.  The nerve of some people.  


#3489212 Acne After Accutane

Posted by leelowe1 on 24 July 2015 - 05:32 PM

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Hi im 27 and had a clear skin for 2 years after accutane. Now, i am having a terrible breakout on my forehead and temples. They're not the cystic type but it bothers me because theyre getting worse. I have a lot of bumps here and there. When I wash my face I feel a lot of whiteheads with hardened oil inside and it makes my skin rough.
Just wanna ask if anyone here tried the acne.org products with this kind of acne? Please help.




A good facial could help or maybe some salicylic acid.  That's exactly how my acne came back after tane.  Hasn't gone away since.

So how do you manage your acne now? I started using st. Ives wash with 2% salicylic acid on it (once a day) plus clean and clear moisturizer with .5% salicylic acid.. hope this would work. Im giving it a  month to make some changes...

I'm not managing it well since I'm broken out worse than I've been in a while.  I'm waiting for my August 4th derm appt to see what to do next and I am getting my 2nd acne facial on Tuesday


#3489199 Acne After Accutane

Posted by leelowe1 on 24 July 2015 - 03:06 PM

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Hi im 27 and had a clear skin for 2 years after accutane. Now, i am having a terrible breakout on my forehead and temples. They're not the cystic type but it bothers me because theyre getting worse. I have a lot of bumps here and there. When I wash my face I feel a lot of whiteheads with hardened oil inside and it makes my skin rough.
Just wanna ask if anyone here tried the acne.org products with this kind of acne? Please help.


A good facial could help or maybe some salicylic acid.  That's exactly how my acne came back after tane.  Hasn't gone away since.


#3489198 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by leelowe1 on 24 July 2015 - 03:03 PM

Feeling like I don't care anymore- at this point I just want the confidence to ignore it and live my life.


#3489073 Is Acne Anyone Else's Dirty Little Secret?

Posted by leelowe1 on 23 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

I thought about the fact that I don't ever talk about my acne with anyone, not my friends, not my family, not my partners.  It's very obvious its there but i never mention it.  I don't even share that I am treating it.  I feel like it's my dirty little secret to hold on to and frankly its eating me alive.  Anyone else feel the same way?  If you are open about it, how has the reaction been from friends, familiy and significant others?  Does it make it any easier to deal with? 

Tell me your age, the type of acne you have, how long you've been dealing with it and then answer the question.

I'm 32, been dealing with this over 16 years, its worse now than ever and i am geting mostly putsules, some closed comodones and some cysts.


#3489008 Family Members Pointing Out/ Making Fun Of My Acne.

Posted by leelowe1 on 23 July 2015 - 09:31 AM

Your family members are jack asses.  They are sick and it is no reflection on who you are as a person.    People that do that are very insecure so take note. 

Acne is not fun and it is not pretty but like somethings in life, it is our cross to bare.  Keep your head up and know that you are wonderfully made, acne and all.


#3488916 Acne. Org Regimen Week 3 Struggle

Posted by leelowe1 on 22 July 2015 - 05:25 PM

Hey hun, as hard as it may be, stick with it.  It is not unusual for your situation to worsen as it seemed that you started out with a lot of under skin action.  Everything has to come out so sooner rather than later.  Give it 3-4 months. 


#3488558 Huge Spot Between Eyebrows

Posted by leelowe1 on 20 July 2015 - 10:32 AM

Ice it