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Exister

Member Since 25 Jul 2012
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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

11 January 2015 - 10:58 AM

Hey everyone, long time no "see". I just wanted to pop in and let you know what's working for me lately. It's something I've talked about on here in the past but I always went back and forth on it. Now I know for sure that it helps. This is my "face washing" regimen:

 

-I shower once a day, in high pressure, lukewarm water that streams directly on my face for a few minutes.

-I don't rub with my fingers or use any soap.

-I get out of the shower, dry off my hair and body with a towel, then go to my room and pat dry my face with the inside of a clean t-shirt.

 

My face looks red and irritated, plus a little dry and flaky, for a couple hours after doing this. But it never itches. So I usually shower at night, or very early in the day if I'm going out later on. After a few hours it looks practically flawless. Although I usually have 2-3 spots at various stages in their cycle, because I have days where I second guess this regimen and do it differently, which breaks me out.

 

My diet is dairy free, red meat free, with limited sugar intake. But that's for general health and animal welfare reasons. I don't know if it makes a difference for my skin but I thought I should mention it.

 

Doing this keeps my skin clear and never oily. It does look a little rough and red at times, but I'm probably still transitioning.


In Topic: Staph In My Nose Caused My Pimples

19 September 2014 - 06:02 AM

This really sounds like it could be what I have. Gonna give the ointment a shot. Thanks.



I read that it spreads and forms "pimples" in damaged skin. I often use the inside of my t-shirt to rub small sections of my face when I get an itch, rather than use my dirty fingers. But a whole bunch of dead skin comes off with it and I sometimes break out in those exact spots afterward. So do you think it'd be a good idea to not dry out one's skin too much, not rub it, and let it heal for a couple weeks?


In Topic: Staph In My Nose Caused My Pimples

18 September 2014 - 05:49 PM

So were you only getting spots around your nose, or all over your face?


In Topic: Zits Above Upper Lip For Months

18 September 2014 - 07:45 AM

Don't shave or pick them for a couple weeks.


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

16 September 2014 - 07:46 PM

On September 1st I moved to a new house. The water pressure in the shower is much stronger. I've been running it directly on my face for a couple minutes, once a day. I don't use any cleanser, haven't for years (any time I do I break out immediately). I've also started patting my face dry, instead of letting it air dry. The result? My skin is extremely dry and flakey, it looks pretty rough and a little bumpy. But! No breakouts. And I had just recently convinced myself that dry skin leads to damaged skin, more oil production, and more acne. But my skin stays tight and dry for 24+ hours. At this point I don't know what to do though... I don't want it to look rough and bumpy, but I don't want to go back to oiliness and whiteheads either. Hmmmmm



On the bright side im thinking about getting a tattoo of Taz from the Looney tunes. It would be nice to have something else on the skin apart from pimples.

 

This is extremely freaky. I've been thinking of getting my first tattoo as well, of Kurt Vonnegut's self-portrait/autograph. I never ever think about Taz or the Looney Tunes. But last night I had a dream that I accidentally got a tattoo of Taz instead of Vonnegut. I forgot all about it until I read your post. What the hell....