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#3407528 Heitea Is Leaving Acne.org!

Posted by hitea on 13 January 2014 - 10:54 AM

Thanks everybody for being so sweet! Back really quick to reply to a couple of you:

You're so right heitea! We will miss you.. I wish the best for you, good luck to your marriage, career and of course skin! Forgive me if i stressed you with that food talk we had, i was only mentioning some of those that i have read here..

You didn't stress me out at all maria! It was lovely talking to you! :D I loved following your thread!


I can't help but feel you may be talking about me here, a bit. I think being matter of fact is the only fair way to approach the issues we face. We can't hide from what is our reality. That said my intention was never to be mean or to offend anyone. I'm very much a sympathetic person (I'm going through it!) to everyone here, which is perhaps why I might get a bit angry with them sometimes. I almost feel a sibling-like relationship with everyone here, since we're all going through the same bullshit that has massively affected or lives (or that we let affect our lives...but I do not think the way we let it affect our lives is voluntary). That's why I respond to people that way. While I disagree that we're just "arguing online" here, if you feel you have to get your head right for a very large life commitment, I say do what makes you feel most comfortable. If leaving makes you feel most comfortable, then by all means...


I think you've made quite good progress. I don't really think you need to be here, anyway. Still, your contributions were always valid and sound, and you were honest about your improvements and backed them up with evidence. For that I have to say you are a rare type of person on this board. One person I will actually remember. That's why I searched your name and found this thread. And that's why I feel it's unfortunate you've got to go. I suppose though as we get older there are bigger, grander, and more boring things to worry about. But I think you'll think about your time here every now and again. It's impossible to be in this the way you were and not even think about it sometimes. Sounds like a meaningful chapter to close. Good luck with your life. Do everyone around you a favor and just live it.

I wasn't talking about you :) Just a general statement, but thank you for understanding! I may be back to update about my basic training experience in a few months, but it won't be a long-term stay. I know there are some people who want to know what it's like to have acne in the military, so I'd like to let them know. Anyway, off to "just live my life" in favor of others... :P *joking sarcasm!*

#3406831 Heitea Is Leaving Acne.org!

Posted by hitea on 09 January 2014 - 09:44 PM

Hi guys,


I've decided tonight that it's time for me to leave. I've found something that works for me (beyaz and spiro)-- so continuously doing research and arguing online is not good for me or my soul. I become obsessed with looking up information and helping other people if they have questions regarding things I know about. It's fine in theory, but in reality, I feel like I'm losing a bit of my life to it. I'm leaving in three weeks to begin my Air Force career-- I need this time to focus on more important things.

I thank everyone at acne.org for their help in spreading such wonderful information, but I'm sad that there are people on this site that hurt others and give out false information as fact. It makes me stressed out, and stress only means one thing for me...acne and more picking.

Anyway, for those of you who helped me with my compulsive skin picking, I thank you. I also thank everyone for helping me find what actually makes my skin consistently clear... It has been life-changing to say the least. I'm almost to the point where being without makeup doesn't scare me to death.


Please keep the positivity alive on this site. Acne is such an emotional rollercoaster for people...stop being so cold and matter-of-fact with things. There are ways to convey information without hurting another person or making them feel stupid. Be nice. We are not robots, we are living, breathing souls that deserve each others' truest sympathies.


Good luck and clear skin to you all :)


#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!).

#3406593 Hormonal Acne Woes

Posted by hitea on 08 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

I'm on Beyaz and it did great things for me. Yasmine is similar to Beyaz, but with more estradiol. I'm not sure about the differences in Yasmine and Diane-35, though.


I did get on Spironolactone about a month and a half ago, and it's doing a great job of keeping the spots at bay during my "no pill" days.

#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

#3402135 Stumped With My Hormonal Acne

Posted by hitea on 19 December 2013 - 05:00 PM

I have also done a 35% Glycolic acid peel and 35% lactic acid peel-- they're both very mild and don't irritate the skin at all. There is just a tiiiiiny bit of peeling a day or so afterwards (which is easily remedied by moisturizer!). I did them a week ago, and my red marks are lighter in color! A couple more treatments should show an even better improvement! Could be worth considering after you clear your acne!

#3401235 Lactic Acid Peel For Acne/hyperpigmentation/red Marks

Posted by hitea on 16 December 2013 - 12:43 PM


Thank you! Very helpful! Good to know, because who knows if I'll have something active on my face when I'm ready to do the peel haha...Nice to know that I won't have to diligently avoid it! I'll take before and afters for anyone who's interested!