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Shelby Rockella Mansour

Member Since 22 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2013 12:09 PM

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In Topic: Saw Palmetto Making Acne Worse?

04 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

So, I have not had any problems with redness, scarring, or gigantic breakouts for a long long time. Well, I've recently started taking saw palmetto, because I read lots of reviews and posts saying that it helped tremendously. Well. It's only been about a week, maybe I'm not giving it enough time. But almost out of nowhere, my skin is now very red and I have at least 13 pimples in one area of my face. Has anyone taken sp and had a bad initial first month or so? Please, help. I need to know if I should just stop taking this stuff completely. Thank you. :)

A lot of people get a "purge" when they change their hormones for the better.
Hormonal treatments in particular take much longer than a week to see the benefits. Hang in there. 

Thank you!!! I was beginning to feel really scared that my usual regimen had stopped being effective, and it was very disheartening. I'm glad to know this purging is normal. :)

In Topic: What Could Be The Cause Of This?

13 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

Are you on the regime as in using BP morning and night? I can understand if you aren't and thats fine, however BP acts best as a preventive method rather than a treatment., and your could prevent the cystic acne coming through, what do you use as a spot treatment?

No, I am actually not using the regimen. For spot treatment, I use either Tea Tree Oil, or Clean and Clear Persagel (which is a BP product.) I no longer use BP or SA all over my face, because for years I was and it stripped my face/left my skin always red and irritated. It's just frustrating that my skin will be perfectly clear, and then a nasty cyst will pop up. :( perhaps I should give the regimen a shot!

In Topic: Do You Have To Use A Different Moisturizer At Night Than During The Day?

07 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

That's why I didn't use it either! But my skin is much happier with me since I've began using it. Especially now that I use good quality products instead of whatever is cheapest. As broke as college and life have made me, some things are worth the extra $$$.

In Topic: Do You Have To Use A Different Moisturizer At Night Than During The Day?

05 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

@sneaker fanatic, interesting! That makes sense. :) I still remember the days when I was killing my skin by not using any moisturizers, YIKES. Lol.

In Topic: Is Washing Three Times A Day Too Much?

05 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

@cbiot13 and @tracy521 yeah, I tend to wash mine three times due to working out, or if I take a nap before work or whatever. Most days I try to just stick with two times though. I finally found a gentle wash that doesn't suck. Also, thanks, lol, I just took that pic on vacay a couple weeks ago. :P