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In Topic: Lactic Acid Peel 40% Application

09 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

Thank you heitea. I used it last night on my neck near chin and didn't have any skin reaction. I'm tempted to use it tonight smile.png although I just used dermaroller last night.

You'll probably be fine, but I'd wait another 24 hours just in case. Lactic acid is a pretty mild peel that's quite calming. :D

In Topic: Lactic Acid Peel 40% Application

09 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

Splash your face repeatedly. And when you think you're done, keep splashing. And also google it, yes.

Don't use lactic acid daily. NO. Just use it every weekend or so. Also, only put it on for 1 minute on the first use and don't forget to do a test spot near your ear!
Please google this before you do anything, though. There is a lot of great advice out there! This guy does a great explanation and demonstration: At Home Chemical Peel-Lactic Acid.


Anyway, baking soda neutalizes the acid so that it doesn't keep working on your skin after you use it (you may end up burnt if you don't neutralize it!).

In Topic: Acne/ Skin Conditions Tumblr Blog

08 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

One of the things that helped me with my skin picking was looking through tumblr for blogs on 'dermatillomania.' I think it's so important to have someone to connect with--even if it's just reading through their blog anonymously. I think a tumblr blog about acne would be incredibly helpful. There aren't many of them, so I know somebody would love to see a support page all about the emotional aspect of skin conditions and helpful tips about treating them.

Anyway, I saw your signature quote a while ago on one of your posts, and it has stuck with me since. What a beautiful, thoughtful thing to say--something that all women should read. :)

In Topic: Spiro For 2Nd Time

08 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

Yeah, I've heard dairy is a pretty big culprit. Obviously it doesn't affect some people, but others it's a huge trigger for.
I've gone down the road of being obsessed about the stuff I eat, too. I thought that over-eating caused acne for a while because it seemed that when I lost weight, my acne would begin to disappear. Ugh, that was a terrible thing to think because I too, lost way too much weight for my frame.


I definitely stay away from a few foods-- even though I have no real proof that they cause my acne. For example, one time I ate a ton of fruit candy (Twizzlers), and had a really awful breakout (cystic!!) the next day. But I haven't eaten them since, so I don't know for sure.

The type of spot that is in your picture is what I got after eating a bunch of deviled eggs (except I had like, 15 of them!!). So anyway...it's weird because sometimes when I eat dairy stuff or sugary stuff, nothing happens...but then other times, something DOES happen. I have no idea. haha...ahh! It's enough to rehash my disordered eating, that's for sure.


Hopefully Spiro is the answer to it all! :P Sorry for the super long post! lol

In Topic: Claritin? My Findings...

08 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

There are some people who have found histamine to be a contributor to their acne (as it is part of the inflammatory response). If Claritin is helping you, your acne is probably really histamine related because Claritin is an anti-histamine! It's just probably expensive to take one every single day, right?