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#3474770 What's Wrong With The Website?

Posted by Torquemonster on 16 March 2015 - 07:52 AM

I live in Michigan and experienced the issue all weekend  through Sunday night. It's now 9:40AM Mon and everything seems to look normal.

I spoke too soon. The display keeps flip flopping between normal and error state. Refresh response time is so slow the site is unusable. Time to go do something else.

#3465567 Did Brad Pitt Is Maked Execution ?

Posted by Torquemonster on 27 December 2014 - 02:45 PM

Did Brad Pitt Is Maked Execution?  Huh.....what does that mean.

#3458499 Exercise / sweating / inflamation / acne

Posted by Torquemonster on 03 November 2014 - 03:36 AM

I also have skin troubles that flare up when i get over heated and sweat. My derm has done a few small biopsies and diagnosed me as having two conditions: 1) Grovers disease, 2) Pityrosporum folliculitis. Try looking these up and see if they match what you are experiencing. Sweat and heat are triggers for both. The first condition is believed to be due to occluded sweat glands. It is almost like the sweat glands are partially blocked, the sweat collects in/under the skin, inflammation and small infections result. Hope this helps.

#3458497 'picked' Skin Help

Posted by Torquemonster on 03 November 2014 - 02:53 AM

There's a product called Neosporin that works well to speed up healing of small cuts and infections. It has a shiny appearance so you are sort of stuck having to use it when you are staying in.

Don't beat yourself up too badly about the picking setback....it happens. I did something similar today actually. Just get back on track again and remember the incident next time you have the urge....

#3439622 How Do You Treat/calm Down Red, Inflamed And Irritated Acne?

Posted by Torquemonster on 06 July 2014 - 02:17 AM

Why don't you just go back to the routine you used in 2012 where your skin was 100% perfection, and simply work harder on the emotional issues from bc? Why did you leave that routine and go all-natural?

Personally, it seems like you use too many products on your face, and you are setting up to run a trial and error science experiment on it with six new products. Hopefully you can get that sorted out and not have months worth of goofed up skin.

#3439500 Bacne Treatment?

Posted by Torquemonster on 05 July 2014 - 01:56 AM

So i breakout on my back quite frequently, Its not all over but its about 5 or 6 active pimples. I have this 10% BP wash that i use that helps a lot, but you can only keep it on for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. So i put it on before my shower. Do you think it would be a better idea to put it on AFTER my shower & just jump back in and rise it off again since my shampoo & conditioner running down my back in the shower can irritate my skin after i cleaned it?

Seems a bit wacky to take a shower, get dried off, etc and then jump back in the shower 15 minutes later. I think your best alternatives are: 1) Find a natural shampoo/ condtioner that doesn't irritate your back. Then put the BP wash on before the shower. Shampoos tend to have a lot of sulfates and that might be the root cause of your problem.  2) Find a leave-on BP product that you can apply after the shower.  Good luck.

#3439323 Not Using Any Acne Products?

Posted by Torquemonster on 04 July 2014 - 02:03 AM

I am a firm believer of a "gentler is better" approach. It has worked the best of anything I've tried. My skin seems overly sensitive and won't tolerate most topicals. Leelowe's comment above about double edged sword is on point too. I think the real trick is to find one or two topicals that do the job for you but don't irritate you either. For me those are sulfur cleanser and ketoconazole cleanser. It has literally taken me decades to get on-track with the right products and routine. For the most part I only had a mild/moderate condition so maybe I'm lucky in that regard.

#3438948 Washing Face With Hands?

Posted by Torquemonster on 01 July 2014 - 11:43 PM

I believe bare hands are best.....seems gentler. To me, a washcloth is like a bacteria/fungas trap plus abrasive to the skin too.  I can't comment about the makeup question.... am a guy and don't wear it.

#3433380 Skin Messed Up By Stress, Will It Return Back To "normal"?

Posted by Torquemonster on 26 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

I agree with you about stress being an acne contributor, at least for me. Frankly, I think you can even worry/stress yourself into illness if if it gets too far out of control. It is an issue I have really been working on for about the last year. In general you need to learn how to manage your stress. This involves being able to identify things that trigger the stress, and having methods to deal with them when they occur. If you are a "people pleaser" kind of person you may have stop being that way. Don't be afraid to tell someone that they are stressing you out. Practice the serenity prayer in your lifestyle. There is a lot of stress management literature and classes available. Check into that. Don't fret, you can overcome the stress problem.

#3363735 How To Not Scratch Face?

Posted by Torquemonster on 04 July 2013 - 02:26 AM

Your face must be way too dry if you are scratching it to the point of irritation or inflammation. Either use moisturizer, or reduce the usage of whatever is drying your face out, or invest in a set of handcuffs.

#3343803 Should I Find A New Derm?

Posted by Torquemonster on 27 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

No offense ctbo, but you need to grow up.

#3281911 The Good List: Non-Comedogenic Ingredients And Products

Posted by Torquemonster on 30 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Green Gables,
Thanks for your efforts. I have come across a cleanser that I think could be added to the master non-comeodonic product list.

Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Foaming Facial Wash
Contains: Water, Hamamelis Virgiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroampho PG Acetate Phosphate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Quaternium-15, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Witch Hazel Flower Extract