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#3425200 Cephalexin Smell?

Posted by AyeAye on 09 April 2014 - 12:02 AM

I don't know about the medication that you're taking, but I know that if my boyfriend takes berocca (vitamin B drink) I can smell it through his pores the next day.  Maybe ask a family member if they can smell it on you? :)

#3421605 Acne.org Members That Have Commited Suicide

Posted by AyeAye on 20 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

Honouring the memory of people who have lost their lives is important for friends and family members.  Discussing and speculating on details of a past acne.org member who may or may not have taken their own lives is not honouring their memory, its gossip - pure and simple.  As Garrett has already mentioned above, sensitive subjects like this can be disrespectful and hurtful to friends and family who have lost someone, and as such, this subject is closed.


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#3411997 Adding/removing Tags & Updating Topic Titles

Posted by AyeAye on 02 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

I'm unsure how to edit tags, but if you want a title changed, just report the thread and request the title to be changed.  A moderator will get to it :)

#3411404 Fruits That Cause Acne

Posted by AyeAye on 30 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Moved to diet & holistic health forum.

#3410999 Will The Regimen Work Now That I Seem To Be Immune To Benzoyle Peroxide?

Posted by AyeAye on 28 January 2014 - 11:45 PM

I second everything Lilly has said above.  Give the regimen a go, but expect a bit of redness and dryness in the first 8 weeks or so.


It is impossible for you to become 'immune' to bp, it may have been that you altered your routine in some way so it became less effective.


Good luck with whatever you decide to do. :)

#3409133 How Can View All Of A Users' Post/thread History?

Posted by AyeAye on 19 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

Clicking on 'find content' then "only posts" should show up the members forum history.  If only a few posts show up, then that is all they have posted.  If you let me know who you're trying to search I can see if it works.

#3409130 Hate My Skin

Posted by AyeAye on 19 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

Moved to general acne discussion

#3383309 One Month In

Posted by AyeAye on 17 September 2013 - 11:45 PM

Congrats on your progress and for sticking it out through the initial tough stage.  I think your skin is looking a bit red, but its also looking great!  The redness is annoying but it soon fades....  Here's to more progress over the next 4 weeks! :)


ps.  why don't you include a link to your other post so that members can easily see your progress.  Its always so encouraging to fellow new comers to the regimen.

#3383299 Helpppp, Itchy Eczema Type Rash On Face

Posted by AyeAye on 17 September 2013 - 10:31 PM

Who knows.   Take both way from your regimen, recover and then introduce one at a time.  That should do the trick.


Good luck :)

#3383289 Exfoliation? Almost 12 Weeks In The Regimen

Posted by AyeAye on 17 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

I was clear for a couple of months on the regimen (5 months or so in) when I was tempted to use my dermalogica exfoliating pads.  OMG did my skin feel amazing that night, and when I put makeup on to go to a party my skin looked fantastic and the makeup sat beautifully.  Until 2 days later when I had an awful breakout which took a couple of weeks to clear again.


So my advice would be to give it a go, but be mentally prepared for an adverse reaction (however you might be one of the lucky ones! :) )

#3383029 What To Do?

Posted by AyeAye on 16 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

Moved to the general acne discussion forum where I'm sure you will get supportive responses.

#3382851 Question For The Girls About The Regimen And Makeup

Posted by AyeAye on 15 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

I was the same as you, tried to avoid wearing foundation during the day while following the regimen, but if I went out during the evening I used to wear makeup and I just waited till I came home to wash it off and apply my night time regimen application.


It didn't seem to affect the regimen at all, and I used to even cleanse my face and moisturise before applying my makeup in the evening.  So effectively I would be washing my face 3 times that day.


I say go for it! :)

#3382058 Starting The Regimen

Posted by AyeAye on 12 September 2013 - 01:17 AM

Benzac 2.5% is still available in Australia.  Perhaps try a different pharmacy to see if they can order it in?


Good luck with the Regimen.  Its tough but the rewards are great.

#3381865 Quick Question About Aha

Posted by AyeAye on 10 September 2013 - 10:57 PM

I don't think there are any hard or fast rules with AHA, apart from adjusting your usage to how your skin is reacting.


If you find that by the time you wake up in the morning your skin is no longer red, and you've not got any red 'hot' patches on your face then you should be ok to increase your AHA usage.  I used to use a pump of AHA and a pump of dans moisturiser mixed in together, but sometimes (maybe once every 1.5 weeks) I used to use a pump of aha on its own.  So give it a go and see how your skin reacts.


I know of some people who were on the boards when I first started the regimen who successfully used AHA daily without diluting it with moisturiser but when I tried that my face got really really flushed and didn't fade even by the morning.


I'm pretty sure I've read that nicmic uses AHA by itself every few days?  But then again I could have just made that up..... :)

#3381670 45 And Acne For The First Time And Confused About It All

Posted by AyeAye on 10 September 2013 - 12:38 AM

Sorry to hear that you've started to break out at such an advanced age (I'm allowed to say that because i'm in my 40's too! :D)  As for knowing whether you have rosacea or not, you will soon know once you've started to use epiduo.  If it works you don't have rosacea :)


It makes me so mad when I hear about doctors throwing medication at you but not giving full instructions on how to use it.  My doctor is amazing, always spends about an hour per appointment and doesn't charge the moon. 


When using epiduo, you only apply a small amount (pea size) once a day in the evening, followed by a mild moisturiser.  Thats it.  You may find your skin goes a bit red and irritated in places while it adjusts to the ingredients (BP mainly) but after a few months your skin should be fully adjusted and you will start to clear up.  It does take a good 3-4 months though so you need to be patient and also remember that less is more with epiduo.


Good luck and keep us all posted with your progress.  We are all in the same boat here :)