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NotMeAtAll

Member Since 05 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2013 11:33 AM

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In Topic: What Effect Does Biotin Have On The Skin?

10 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

Biotin gave me big cystic pimples.  :(


In Topic: First Time Eating Liver Today!

10 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

I love liver.  I go to "old folks'" restaurants because it's the only place I can find liver and I hate cooking meat at home because of the smell.  I love all organ meats, actually.  Can't eat them all the time, of course, but delicious and nutritious!  So glad my dad is an old Italian and fed us such "weird" foods.


In Topic: Milk Causing Acne?

10 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

I have not tried quitting it, but my best friend was plagued by chin cysts until she quit dairy, and they stopped.  She got tested for food allergies and it turned out she is allergic to dairy, gluten and eggs.  Changing her diet was really difficult, esp. as she was vegetarian and had to start eating meat because she can really only eat meat and veggies/fruits now, but her skin is fine now, and she lost 40 lbs!


In Topic: Your Best Tips For Covering Crusty Pimples

10 March 2013 - 08:08 AM

I moisturize really well, take a kabuki brush with pressed powder and press it all over. The moisture helps it adhere and it will settle in and look for natural throughout he day. Then I take a smaller brush and using the same powder press over individual spots for extra coverage.hope this help!

That's a good idea.  That's what I ended up doing.  It seems like trying to apply concealer is the problem and makes it more obvious, but powder doesn't have the same problem.  I also got a sample of some moisturizer and put it in my purse so that whenever it starts to look flaky again, I can repeat the process.


In Topic: Could Differin Help? (Pic)

06 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

So I don't think that you look bad at all!  I can barely see what you are talking about.

 

Anyway, since that is not helpful, you could get some Rx that would fade those marks.  Any retinoid (Differin, Retin-A, etc.) will fade those marks and give you lovely skin, but there is a long and unpleasant adjustment period that may be too much to bear for some tiny marks.

 

Another option is Azelex.  It is a naturally occurring acid that reduces hyperpigmentation and kills bacteria.  I used it for years to treat my formerly mild acne.  The first couple of days, it stings when you apply it, but then you have perfectly smooth, velvety clear skin.  You can still use the Duac, too.  Honestly, that would be my first choice, but you will need a prescription for it.

 

A third option is over-the-counter peeling acids like AHA, which Dan sells here.  This would be cheap and effective and not require a doctor.  There will be mild peeling for the first week, but nothing unpleasant.  This requires that you use a sunscreen with it.  Actually, a sunscreen would be required for all of these because you want to fade those marks, not expose them to sun by exfoliation and then not protect them.  Sunscreen is a must when you don't want skin with marks.

 

Good luck!  Honestly, you look fine.  :)