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#3406825 Lactic Acid Peel 40% Application

Posted by hitea on 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

#3406706 Lactic Acid Peel 40% Application

Posted by hitea on 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!).

#3406456 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 08 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

I dont understand why me? Had pretty alright skin, one or two spots here and there (even though i complained about those a lot), now its the worst skin of my life. Closed comedones all over my cheeks/chin, weird lumpy rash on my other cheek, spots on forhead which are leaving marks.


Feel depressed all the time, dont want to go out, just want my life back!!

Keep trying-- you'll get your life back! In fact, try to go out and "forget" about your acne for a while! The only way to get your life back is to not let it affect you so much and to continuously try to treat your acne until you find what works for you! :D


I`m breaking out at the moment because I`m eating crap and not looking after myself. Today I feel truly disgusting inside and out. I`m a thoroughly horrible person both physically and emotionally. Maybe this world would be better off without me because then I wouldn`t hurt and upset anyone. I`m a complete a******e.

:( If you were a truly horrible person, you wouldn't feel guilty about feeling horrible. You wouldn't realize that you hurt people-- you would just do it and be done with it. Trust me, you deserve to be in this world and you deserve to be happy. You'll get there again, you just need a moment to snap yourself back into positive progress.

#3406397 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by hitea on 08 January 2014 - 09:06 AM

I hope there aren't any consequences to such a yummy looking dessert! How could something so great make bad things happen? haha :P

#3406304 Things Only People With Acne Will Understand!

Posted by hitea on 07 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

Ooh! I have another one:


-Hating going to the dentist because of the bright light they shine at your face and all the face touching they do during the visit...

#3406206 Things Only People With Acne Will Understand!

Posted by hitea on 07 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Oh, I can so relate to all of these!


I'll add some:

  • Keeping your face above the water when you swim in the summertime so your makeup doesn't wash off
  • Thinking you're clear and then all of a sudden BAM! another bad breakout to ruin whatever hope you had
  • Waiting for your significant other to go to sleep so you can finally wash off your makeup.
  • Being afraid to eat something, work out, or touch your face wrong just in case any of those might break you out

I'm sure I have more, but those are my contribution! haha....goes to show you, though. We have lots of things to be worried about all the time! Good news is, we're not alone!

#3405476 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by hitea on 04 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

Nice! Your skin looks great!

Your bleaching cream seems to be helping a lot with the red marks, and of course...it's always nice to not get new spots when treating red marks, so it seems like everything is working in your favor!!

#3405177 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 02 January 2014 - 09:40 PM

My husband and I were speaking today about self-pride and self-worth. What you are born with and how your body reacts to environmental factors are not things to be proud of nor are they things to be ashamed of. They just are. If you are born with skin that always tans, for example, and never burns.... does that make you better than someone who is born with easily burned skin? No...you didn't have control over that. It was just chance.

The things that matter are how you treat others, what you strive to do in life, and your motivation behind your actions. Try to convince yourself that your worth is not placed in your looks, your ailments, your "imperfections." Life is better than that. You are better than that.

#3404805 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 31 December 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hoping everyone finds what finally gets rid of their acne in the new year!

For me, I think the Beyaz/Spiro/Differin combo will get my skin looking normal and acne-free. Wishing everyone else a successful 2014! :D

#3404724 This Will Be My Last Post Here, And What I Have Learned About Acne.

Posted by hitea on 31 December 2013 - 08:47 AM

This was really nice to read. I, too, am getting great results from Beyaz (same as Yaz, but with folic acid). I've been on it for about 6 months now. I've also been taking 25mg of aldactone (spironolactone) a day for a little more than a month now and it doesn't make me feel tired or anything-- but I have a feeling if I upped the dosage, I would. I also take Vitamin D3 each day. I have not experienced hair loss yet, but my breasts grew a half cup size after beginning Beyaz.


I think every woman who has hormonal acne (almost all of them!!) should try treating hormonally. Yaz is amazing for treating acne-- as is Spironolactone. Take this poster's advice. I wish I had started this treatment so long ago-- I'm 23 and could have had clear skin in my teens. I feel great. My face is clear (mostly), no body acne, my skin is normal (not oily, not super dry). I do get a spot every now and then, but I'm going to be cutting my sugar intake dramatically this month-- maybe it will help. I already do not eat much dairy as it upsets my stomach-- I definitely don't drink milk or eat icecream (unless a really special occasion...but then my stomach hurts afterwards).


People are afraid of Yaz because they hear that it causes blood clots. You have the same chance of getting a blood clot on other birth control pills, too...it just happens to be that Yaz is one of the most popular brands, so there are more people to complain about it! If you smoke or are overweight, I'd get those two things out of the way first and then start Yaz, as those two things increase your chances of blood clots.


I only expect improvement from now on! :D

P.S. I agree with everything in the OP's post, except for the cellulose comment. She mentions that she doesn't eat anything with cellulose, but also says she eats fruits. All plant cells' cell walls are made up of cellulose. As humans, we cannot digest it. It helps us have regular bowel movements. The stuff that we can't digest is known to the common population as fiber! Eat cellulose-- it means you're eating your greens and fruits! :D

#3400685 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by hitea on 13 December 2013 - 09:18 AM

My breakouts are rarer, too, but I'm still getting a few here and there. This week alone, I got three new spots. :( But they're not all over my face-- just along the jawline-- and they're obviously hormonal (under the skin and painful). I hope you keep improving! I'm almost a month into using Spiro-- just 25mg a day, but also with Beyaz (which I've read-- is similar to about 25mg of Spiro). So, about 50mg a day.


Crossing my fingers for your continuous and consistent improvement!

#3400227 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 11 December 2013 - 08:45 AM

It's funny how when your skin is clearing...one zit can freak you out and make you think you're completely regressing! -- When before...5-6 new zits would be just another day. I've got one under my chin that came up after putting Mint Julep mask on it over night. That stuff really makes the spot come to a head. Anyway, I posted another picture in my gallery-- 19 days of trying not to pick and my new regimen. smile.png

#3398727 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 04 December 2013 - 09:05 AM

Not turning on the bathroom light has helped tremendously in the last couple days. I bet my makeup looks wonky, but I don't care-- I'm really and truly breaking my picking habit!

#3396437 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 22 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

I had this annoying but fairly small pimple on my forehead that wasn't going down, and last night I popped it even though it wasn't ready for it (what a mistake!). This morning it still looked swollen and like it might scab, so I tried to pop it again. Now it just looks mutilated. sad.png I put a hydrocolloid bandage on and will wear it for at least two days now without touching the whole thing. Hopefully it will heal okay.


This just means that I can't really go out much this weekend. I know I shouldn't care about stuff like this and make it such a big deal, especially at my age and considering how long I've dealt with acne, but I do feel awkward going out with a strange thick orange plastic plate in the middle of my face. Having just a pimple would be much less awkward. Serves me right I guess. At least I can go to the store if I pull my winter hat down to cover it and just look a bit silly.


A bit pointless this post, but I just wanted to vent somewhere. If I told about this to my partner (who's out of town) or anyone else, they would just think I was being ridiculous letting one pimple control me like this. I guess it's my choice to put a ridiculous plaster on it to make sure it heals well, but oh well. Stupid acne troubles.

ah, I think we've all been here...picking at a spot that's not ready at all and then "hey why not!"-picking at it until it's a huge irritated mess on your face. I used to keep picking at those type of spots day after day, but I think it's a good idea to put some sort of physical barrier there so that there's not even a chance for that to happen. Good idea! Don't worry about "pointlessness" of posts done here-- it's here for that very reason-- venting to the world of acne sufferers! Scabs prevent me from going out more often than bumps under the skin...you'd think I'd learn to not pick, then!! -_- haha Hoping for quick healing for you!

#3396311 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by hitea on 21 November 2013 - 06:22 PM


Haven't had to post in here for a while. I am so fed up of my skin, if it's not acne, it's something else. My nose is flaky and I am developing broken capillaries - think it could be the cold weather...or alcohol consumption (or both?).


I cannot win. I am going to try and even gentler approach over the next few weeks and see how that goes. No more moisturiser containing BHA and no more glycolic. Could anyone recommend anything to protect the skin from colder weather?



Hmm, flaky nose sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. You should look into it. I think it causes a red nose, too. My boyfriend was able to control his using just the selenium sulfide shampoo (super heavy duty dandruff/dermatitis shampoo) on his nose, eyebrows, and beard area. And he calmed the redness with something called Dermarest which is just a salicylic acid product with zinc included in the ingredients.

I use Cetaphil Restoraderm moisturizer and that does a good job of protecting my skin from the cold weather and it doesn't break me out. I get really dry and it does a good job of keeping my skin from flaking.

Yeah, I think I do have minor seborrheic dermatitis. I really hate the idea of putting shampoo on my face though - I like to keep things really gentle. My face is super sensitive to the cold. I've ordered a new moisturiser so hopefully that helps! 

Yeah, I know-- I wouldn't put shampoo on my face, either! :P I guess my boyfriend has pretty hearty skin that doesn't get zits when he uses weird products. Just thought you'd like a suggestion! haha I hope your moisturizer makes things better!! :D