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Member Since 09 May 2012
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In Topic: Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser

01 October 2013 - 06:15 AM

I use Liz Earles cleanser, it really is amazing and worth every penny. I've repurchased it 3 times now

In Topic: Exposed Skincare Kit?

24 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

I've also been using the Exposed skin care kit for just over 3 months now and its cleared my skin up to 95%. I still get the odd clogged pore or pimple near my time of the month but apart from that I'm completely clear! No more cysts, blackheads gone, pimples dramatically reduced. I really really recommend this kit!

I follow the regimen relatively closely but only use the cleanser once a day (at night) instead of twice as it can be quite drying. In the morning I wash my face in the shower using a Clean & Clear morning burst wash. After my shower, I apply the exposed clearing tonic to a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and neck. While my face is still slightly moist I apply the acne treatment serum to any blemishes I have, but only a very small amount. Once it's completely dry I use the exposed moisturiser (mine doesn't have a bad smell at all it smells fine! And is really soothing on my skin)

At night I remove my make up with Liz Earle cleanse & polish hot cloth cleanser (I also credit this cleanser for helping clear up my sensitive skin, amazing!) and then wash my face with the exposed cleanser. After I dry my face I apply the exposed clear pore serum all over my face and let it dry. I LOVE this stuff!! It's helped clear up my pimples, calmed down my redness and helped fade my super red scars from previous cysts that I thought would never fade.

If I have any active pimples I use to acne treatment serum again on those areas, but only a very thin layer as it can be really drying.

This stuff has really helped keep my acne under control and my skin is the best it's looked in 10 years since my first acne breakout. I think exposed even carry a money back guarantee if their products don't work for you so you have nothing to lose! :)

In Topic: Clarisonic Mia

24 January 2013 - 03:15 AM

It's just a purging phase!! It's actually really common with the clarisonic, it cleans 6 times as deep as just using your hands so its getting rid of all the crap in your skin. You should stick it out and carry on using it,  your skin will start to clear up.

In Topic: Open Wound - Help Please

12 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

Really the best thing to do is to leave it alone. Keep a bandaid on it and apply Neosporin once or twice a day. Panic on top of more panic won't help it heal any faster.

I have a band aid over it right now with some antibiotic cream on it. The wound has developed a thin yellow-ish scab but it still seems like there is a lot of pus under the top layer of skin :( I don't want to squeeze it though and damage it even more. Will the pus or whatever it is go away as the wound heals itself?

In Topic: Cyst Help Please

31 May 2012 - 11:36 AM

A Dr will be able to give you something for acne, like anti-biotics, but nothing works immediately. It sounds to me like it's probably just swelling from being pocked around (in my personal experience thats half of what my cysts are anyway). I would recommend continuing the ibruprofen for the swelling and icing the cyst.
To be honest, cysts are horrible and theres not much you can do about them so I totally feel your pain! But on the bright side if it is just swelling the cyst probably isnt about to pop up again!

If you are in the UK and get cysts often I would talk to your Dr about it now. I found the NHS to be very slow in referring me to a derm. So if your acne gets much worse don't think you can just 'pop to the derm' like a lot of the Americans on this boards can! (Unless of course you can afford to go private). I feel like it would have been worth starting off the process early, since you dont have to take it that far, but then you'd have the option to do that later if things changed.

Good luck! Try not to stress too much I'm sure it doesnt look as bad as you think!

Yeah I guess you're right :( The other half of the scab peeled off now, apart from the very centre of it, and it's definitely still a raised bump :( just holding ice against it at the minute and taking ibuprofen. I feel so embarrassed seeing the doctor and going out in public with this huge lump on my face, urgh.
Yeah I've never asked for a derm referral but I've heard it take so long to get an appointment! I'm going to see if I can try out some antibiotics/topicals first as the only thing I've tried previously is birth control. Thanks for the help :)