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Omnivium

Member Since 03 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 30 2014 12:15 AM

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In Topic: Permanent Chest Pimples?

22 May 2014 - 02:09 AM

It's been awhile since I updated, not that anyone is reading this anyway lol. I finally got around to trying the chemical peel again. This time I was planning on leaving it on for 24 hours, but it started to sting and I couldn't sleep so I rinsed it off after about 15 hours. Let me tell you, there is a huge difference between leaving a chemical peel on for 30 minutes and 15 hours. I wasn't badly burned or anything, but it actually did a lot this time. My skin got all red and blotchy, and it peels off very easily right now. The pimples or whatever they are turned a dark red, and it feels like they are flatter now. I think it actually helped, but I'll have to wait and see what it looks like when it all heals. Maybe I'll update with some pics later.

 

If anyone is reading this, do not leave a chemical peel on for that long. You can seriously burn yourself and you will regret it. I would start with 5 minutes, and if it does nothing maybe 30 minutes, and if it still does nothing then try an hour...just have good judgment because you don't know how your skin will react until after you do it.


In Topic: Permanent Chest Pimples?

20 April 2014 - 10:06 PM

Well I can see this forum is thriving with members. Anyway I bought a chemical peel from amazon, since the things on my chest resemble red marks, but with lumps instead of being flat.

 

It said to put it on for 2-10 minutes and then wash it off. Yesterday I used it for the first time for 4 minutes. It didn't do anything. Today I put on a little more than last time and left it on for a good 35 minutes. I don't think it did anything this time either. I barely even felt it, despite the label saying 85% acid. I think next time I'll put it on after my shower and just leave it on all day. Here is what I got:

 

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In Topic: Omnivium's Low Dose Accutane Log

09 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

Hello.

 

I´m hector and I had the worst acne I´ve ever seen live (Sorry for my bad english i hope you understand what I mean).

I will tell you my isotretinoin story, I´ve been taking that for a long time!:

 

Hey man, I'm glad you found something that worked for a while. Idk if you've tried probiotics but they pretty much cleared my bacne all by themselves.

 

I don't think 20mg a week would be enough for me either. I'm still taking 10mg every other day, and that seems like the minimum amount to keep me looking good. That averages out to 35mg a week, so maybe you should try 20mg twice a week?


In Topic: Omnivium's Low Dose Accutane Log

09 January 2014 - 12:29 AM

Hey guys time for an update. The vitamin a just doesn't cut it. I tried taking 30,000iu a day and it felt like it had the effectiveness of about 1-2mg of accutane - it's that weak. That is more vitamin a than I'd like to take, and it doesn't have good enough results. So I'm back on accutane. This time I'm taking a 10mg pill every other day, which averages out to 5mg a day. This is enough to keep my face looking decent without having toxicity. If I take 5mg a day for 4 years, that will be the same amount as if I took 40mg a day for 6 months. That is less than a standard course of accutane, so I should be fine. And it's better than the ~100,000iu of vitamin a I would have to take for similar results.

 

So that's what I'm doing for the foreseeable future. If I happen to find something else I may start doing that instead...I've always been curious how I'd react to a little bit of spiro...and I don't know if I mentioned it before but here's everything I'm doing for acne, it's not just accutane:

  • Diet - Rarely eat dairy, eat wheat once per day at most, never eat dessert, candy, soda, etc, never drink anything besides water. I mostly eat chicken, fish, turkey, beef, peanut butter, fruit, and vegetables.
  • Supplements - Tried a lot but now I only use probiotics(these help me A LOT), and sometimes zinc(I've taken it for so long, I don't think I need it anymore).
  • Topicals - I only use a knockoff version of cetaphil's gentle cleanser(exactly the same ingredients) 3x a day. And in the shower I just rinse my face for a second.
  • Accutane - 10mg every other day.
  • And DON'T PICK AT YOUR FACE. I try to only pick if there's a whitehead that looks so easy that I basically just have to drain it, not "pop" it. Picking is a bad habit that I still struggle with sometimes, but some of you will be amazed with how good you look if you don't pick for a few days.

That's all I do to be 95% clear. The accutane reduces oil, clogged pores, and some inflammation, the probiotics get rid of most of the inflammation, the cleanser just cleans the oil from the outside of my face, and my diet and not picking just serve to not make my face worse. The accutane and probiotics are definitely the most important things in my regimen.

 

That's all the advice I have to give, and I don't see the need to update any more since I found a regimen that works for me. If anyone has any questions you can ask here and I'll see it sometime, or you can pm me and I'll see it right away.


In Topic: Supplements

06 November 2013 - 12:53 AM

Vitamin C supplements have decreased my oil production way more than saw palmetto ever did.

 

How?