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#3310499 Going To Have To Go A Few Days Without Accutane...

Posted by whatthekell on 13 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

i actually called my derm last month when this happened because i thought missing 2-3 days was gonna give me a problem. but they said no worries, the accutane stays in your blood. which is why we still have to use 2 forms of birth control and get bloodwork done the month after we're finished our course.   i also asked if i should take 2 pills a day instead of three so that i wouldn't go any days without and she said NO don't do that. so i would just take your dose like usual, then when you run out, you run out. bloodwork for me only takes a day to process and i have the most shitty insurance i know. so don't sweat it =)

#3309973 Did The Regimen Give Any1 Else Dark Spots?

Posted by whatthekell on 11 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

that is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. this happens after a pimple heals, but sometimes benzoyl peroxide makes it a little more prominent. it will go away over time! no worries =)

#3306354 What If I Only Apply Bp Only On The Pimple?

Posted by whatthekell on 28 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

it really depends on your type of acne. if you only get a pimple here or there occasionally, then you might be able to get away with spot treating. but if you break out randomly everywhere, anytime, you're better off applying all over. that way you prevent them as well as treat existing ones.

#3302099 Zit Happens...

Posted by whatthekell on 13 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

heyy bud
don't freak out! =)  i was just at the derm yesterday and he said it's normal to get pimples even up to your 4th month. he said that is when you should start seeing them stop. i think even though you were clear for a month, you've still got some time left so it's not done getting everything out. also, you just moved! maybe you have some stress from that? whatever the reason, try to keep calm. my bf always tells me not to stress or it'll cause more. he's right!

why did you drop from 60 - 40?  i just got bumped to 60 and i think i will finish there too.

talk to ya soon!

#3291185 Hormonal Whiteheads

Posted by whatthekell on 01 October 2012 - 11:32 AM

i used to be on dan's regimen and my problem was my chin area as well. it will help with it. but i just checked out the cleanser you're using, and it's got "myristic acid" as the third ingrdient, which is pore clogging. i used to use clean and clear foaming facial cleanser when i was on the regimen, but i see that clean and clear no longer makes it and now has the "essentials" cleanser and it's different. so i don't know what to tell you as far as switching cleansers.  you might also want to consider buying Dan's BP offline. you are going to love it so much more than the cream crap. you get so much for your money too. i know on the spot is very expensive and you prolly go through a tube every 2 wks or so. i think one of dan's regular sized bottles lasted me a month in a half to 2 months.

but back to the problem. your skin is just purging out all the gunk under your skin. it's very normal for you to keep breaking out. i broke out for a long time. i didn't see a   significant decrease in my breakouts til the third month. i was on for a total of 8 months, and even then i wasn't 100% perfect, but compared to before, you could say it was clear.

#3286902 Day 5, Amnesteem

Posted by whatthekell on 15 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

so today is my 5th day. it's movin fast! =)

i took my first pill tues night (sept 11th). now normally every morning i wake up with at least 6-10 whiteheads. i went to bed with 2 swollen pimples (from picking not-quite-ready pimples) and when i woke up the next morning, i had 3 whiteheads, and those swollen pimples had shrunk dramatically. so i was very pleased =) but then... as the day progressed, i had whiteheads everywhere. it seemed like every pimple on  my face decided to come to a head that day. which was good and bad. good, because it will clear up fast. bad, because after i popped all 15 pimples, i looked a mess. i also got a pimple under my chin, like on my neck. a spot that i can't really see. so my bf had to pop it for me! hahaha. what a nice guy =)

the next morning i only woke up with 2 whiteheads.

and today! i woke up with 1 tiny tiny whitehead. yayy! but it's the middle of the day now so i have at least a handful of whiteheads again. weird how my face just changed its time of day of breakout. oh well. i like waking up and not having to spend a half hour removing whiteheads. i'd rather do it later.

other than that, i noticed i'm very dehydrated. which is weird because i only drink water. i normally drink 2 nalgene bottles a day. which is 2 liters. so i guess i have to drink even more now. i also had a horrible headache this morning. like i was hung over. but i obviously didn't drink. so i'm assuming it's dehydration. i was also a little nauseous. but now i'm fine!  my body is very sore. but i'm a massage therapist and very active, so this is to be expected. my derm told me not too many people get sore joints. but based on the amount of people on this site, i think a lot of them do. add me to the list!

kaaay well i will have a new pic on mon or tues!

#3282692 Why R People So Judgemental At This Site?

Posted by whatthekell on 01 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

i totally agree with this.
the majority of the people on here are very nice and helpful. but then there are some who are know it alls and love to argue.

#3279795 Me And My Acne.

Posted by whatthekell on 24 August 2012 - 05:12 AM

i feel exactly the same.
only difference is, i'm lucky and have a very supportive boyfriend. most guys would run screaming if they saw my skin. but he loves me just the same and it blows me away every day. i can't stand the site of myself. i don't know how he looks past it. but there are guys out there who don't focus on the bad things.
i'm currently struggling with the worst acne i've ever had in my life. i get like 20-30 whiteheads A DAY. fuck. it hurts so bad and looks absolutely awful. =(

calling my derm today to switch my meds yet AGAIN. nothing works. i'm giving in to accutane in a little over 2 wks.

hang in there, i know how hard it is. but we can't let this crap destroy our personalities. i avoid friends too but i force myself to go to work and paste on a smile.

#3272131 Bipolar Meds Making Acne Much Worse

Posted by whatthekell on 02 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

is your doctor having you ween off the bipolar meds? if the med you're on now is definitely causing your acne to worsen, your doc should try to switch pills. i have switched my depression pills a few times already, and he has me ween off (take half a pill, then 1/4 a pill, then nothing...then new pill)   definitely don't stop cold turkey. you can send yourself into withdrawal. i have been unmedicated for 4 days now and i'm a complete mess. starting my new pills tomorrow. talk to your doc!

#3247096 Cavemen Regimen - No More Face Washing

Posted by whatthekell on 22 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

I wish I could do the caveman thing, but I wear makeup. My brother swears by this. He never washes his face anymore and his skin is soooo clear. Jealous.

my boyfriend's dad had him start the caveman regimen last year and he's completely clear. i've wanted to do it too, but like you i wear makeup. so i talked to his dad and he has me washing with water only in the a.m. then at night just using some neutrogena cleanser to gently wash off my makeup and that's it. no touching or scrubbing. no toning. no moisturizing. moisturizers were my biggest culprit. give it a shot.  i get little pimples but i just started. my bf said it took him 2 weeks to completely clear.

#3240644 Showering Twice A Day?

Posted by whatthekell on 02 May 2012 - 08:35 PM

you can absolutely shower twice a day and do the regimen. most people shower once a day, so that's why it says at the sink. i shower twice a day too, and it makes it a lot easier than trying to wash at the sink and getting water everywhere =P

the dryness should definitely come. i can't remember exactly how dry my skin was in the beginning, but i remember not doing it as slowly as i should because i didn't have irritation. but be patient. don't hope for those flakes =P they suck! work your way up slowly and let your skin adjust. maybe you'll be lucky and your skin will tolerate it without too much peeling. =)

and the red marks will definitely fade. unless you are a picker... those can linger for a long time. i tend to get hyperpigmentation but always pop my zits... so it's my own fault. but i will say i do not use AHA on my face as it burns my face off (it might burn you too since you're sensitive)  and my marks faded on their own. i do have a couple small marks from really digging the shit out of my skin with a needle. yea i have it bad. but those have faded drastically on their own without any chemical help.

good luck!

#3227270 Introducing Toning Into The Daniel Kern Regimen?

Posted by whatthekell on 20 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

i've always used a toner way before the regimen and then when i started the regimen i was skeptical about not toning because i know my skin needs it. otherwise i get little plugs of sebum i guess. so when i first started i tried without the toner and hated the texture of my skin so i've been toning ever since. just make sure if you're going to tone that you're using an alcohol free toner or it's going to do the opposite of what you want it to do. i use L'Oreal hydra fresh.. it's ok. but i'm currently on the look out for something a little better. it's tough to find an alcohol free toner.

#3222989 Help!

Posted by whatthekell on 06 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

the dryness really is frustrating and it almost seems like nothing can help but time. make sure you use a LOT of moisturizer. while applying the moisturizer, stretch your face by making funny faces, blow your cheeks out, open your mouth wide, smile big, this will allow the moisturizer to sink in your dry areas. i've never used the jojoba oil, but some say it really helps. as time goes on, the dryness will stop though.

#3215734 1-3 Week Shipping?

Posted by whatthekell on 13 February 2012 - 10:18 PM

You can order from Amazon. It delivers way quicker. They don't have AHA though.

#3214440 Has This Happened To Anyone?!

Posted by whatthekell on 10 February 2012 - 01:55 PM

This is normal, don't worry =)

Your skin is going to purge for a little while. It varies how long with each person. For me, I started noticing improvement after about 3 months. I know it's frustrating, but it will get better!