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Member Since 25 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2015 08:09 PM

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In Topic: Certain Sources Of Tap Water As A Cause For Acne?

18 March 2015 - 02:04 PM

For the last few weeks to a month, my tap water has smelled very strongly of chlorine. I asked my landlord and he said "the city sent out a notice that they would be flushing the pipes until the end of March". I started buying bottled water because I doubt my Brita filter is enough for water this chlorinated. For the first couple of weeks I was still showering normally, and my skin got reeeeeally bad. Since I caught on to the problem I've been skipping showering on weekends and trying to skip a day once during the work week as well. It's helped reduce breakouts, but my skin is still extremely red, rough, irritated, and covered in dead skin. My hands are really messed up too.

 

So life sucks right now, but at least I know - my tap water is causing my skin problems.


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.