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#3493634 New York Meet Up

Posted by MissSac17 on 25 August 2015 - 07:13 AM

I wish I lived near all you guys but I'm in Scotland!

I wonder if there's anyway we can really actually plan some sort of trip I think it would be amazing for our self esteem and just to help this community grow closer.


#3493632 Not Washing My Face For A Month

Posted by MissSac17 on 25 August 2015 - 07:06 AM

I just wanted you to know I have been following this post since you started :)

Love hearing updates from you. Please don't be ashamed about posting pics of your skin at its worst, sometimes it's a relief and also we all truly understand.

#3492041 How Do I Stop Wearing Make Up And Feel Good?

Posted by MissSac17 on 14 August 2015 - 01:57 AM

It's a hard one. Not wearing makeup is something I'm absolutely for. I don't wear makeup at all perhaps once every few months! I do ALWAYS wear mascara and I darken my eyebrows a bit with a pencil though.

When I was 14/15 I had bad acne too and would always wear makeup even when I went to fencing. But my skin cleared at 16 with birth controls and I just stopped it. Makeup for me actually makes it WORSE.

As my skin got MUCH worse at 20/21 even my doctor said "have you thought about makeup" but I said to myself "no" why should I have to cover up my "imperfection" why? Just because society is all "flawless" and "perfect", because it's rare to see a natural girl anymore? Personally I think it's refreshing 100 %  to see a girl with acne and not hide it...I know it's hard though. But overtime you realise that eventually NO ONE  treats you any less or any different than when you were wearing makeup.

You can do it maybe start with a couple times a week and see how you get on. Acne us alot common than you think, don't feel alone.

#3491099 Petrified To Start Differin

Posted by MissSac17 on 07 August 2015 - 12:37 AM

My son has really bad comedonal acne (similar to yours only a bit worse) and also a touch of folliculitis which closely mimics comedonal acne, making them very hard to distinguish. Except he also gets it really bad on his back, shoulders, along his hairline and on his forehead which are the typical breeding grounds for folliculitis. We've been using Nizoral shampoo in conjunction with the Body Regimen and this has helped a lot for his bacne. His forehead is better but still a mess...still a lot of blackheads and whiteheads, mainly in the middle of his forehead. I wonder if Differin would help him?? Is this supposed to be good for comedonal acne?? His acne isn't severe enough to warrant Accutane but he does have a lot of PIH, mainly on his back from picking at the hard little bumps, which seems to be the only real way to truly get rid of these but each time it leaves a mark. Wish he had inherited my resilient skin, I was a picker but rarely scarred but his seems very prone to marks!

That's really interesting. For a long time I've wondered if I have folliculitus too. I get more bumps after the gym I notice especially on my chest! But i have tried nizorsl and it did nothing for me..It made it worse. I also use head and shoulders shampoo on my scalp but it doesn't do anything and I've heard that can be good for folliculitus too.

Retinoids work by increasing cell turnover and effectively thinning the skin to reveal a new layers if skin basically. They are meant to be the BEST for comedonal acne as it sort of bring everything up to the surface to be treated...I think this is where the initial breakout can come to play for some.

#3490999 Petrified To Start Differin

Posted by MissSac17 on 06 August 2015 - 10:19 AM

Hey there guys,

I've been a member here for a while. I took a short Hiatus I guess when my exams came around during my course at university. I've always been lurking on the forums though...that sounds creepy.

Anyway, around April time my skin was starting to get pretty bad especially round my periods. Every month it would get worse and I just don't leave the house anymore when it's bad. Sad I know.

I basically have very congested pores with ALOT OF whiteheads...especially on my forhead and cheeks. I get inflamed pimples sometimes roughly 3 or so at a given time once a month.

So I went to the doctors 3 weeks ago and got Lymecycline. Nothing has changed (yes I'm inpatient!) Went back today to discuss seeing an actual derm and considering Accutane A
since I know Accutane can help COMEDONAL acne too.

Instead she's told me to look into mindfulness exercises to help my stress...I'm always on edge :/ which I know does not help my skin. I have anxiety too. But I feel that's not helped with ny skin situation you know?

She prescribed me Differin 0.1% gel. I am shitting a brick right now. Like I'm so scared of an IB it's unreal, do you think being on antibiotics might calm it down a little?

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#3451556 The Story Of Clogged Pores

Posted by MissSac17 on 11 September 2014 - 12:53 AM

My skin is pretty clogged right now and BP has stopped working for me. I feel its honestly making the clogging worse and I'm sooo upset.

I am so afraid to try a rerinoid because of the initial purging and I have heard stories of people who just purged and purged and did not clear.

#3449881 Closed Comedones And Blackheads Accutane

Posted by MissSac17 on 31 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

Good to hear man!

I sadly can't see me getting Accutane as my doc does not feel the "need" to refer me to a derm. She says I can get anything the derm will give me on prescription apart from Accutane specifically. And she believes my acne is not needing Accutane so the derm would probably not give me it anyway...

Only thing I can get is a retinoid but I am scared as hell for the IB's but then I keep thinking..I would have had a bad IB on Accutane anyway, right?

#3446808 Over-The-Counter To All-Natural To Confused

Posted by MissSac17 on 12 August 2014 - 01:54 AM

Hey there, first of all I do not think your acne is "severe" it's moderate and looks more hormonal. 


I used to believe acne could he healed from changing my diet and lifestyle but after about 8 months of going "all natural" I just ended up as bad. It never helped. I understand you'd like to help yourself and stuff but sometimes acne skin like ours needs help with chemical means as its stronger and does work...and not all harmful.


I've used BP for nearly a year now and recently it started "losing" is effect but I switched up my routine and it seems to be working again. Have you looked into BHA type cleansers? Also maybe Tea Tree oil? That's one natural oil that did help me specifically and so does on my more inflamed spots.

#3444612 Closed Comedones And Blackheads Accutane

Posted by MissSac17 on 31 July 2014 - 11:46 AM

I'd love an update as well because tbh I think I'm heading in that way.

#3327396 Having A Problem

Posted by MissSac17 on 17 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Thankyou very much I had no idea that you had to wait around 15minutes, so thank's for that :)

#3322132 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by MissSac17 on 28 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

Im pretty darn annoyed deep down but weirdly enough am able to put these feelings behind me (maybe the Anti-depressants?) A huge whitehead on my chin burst this morning! I hate it when that happens! I also ate a bit too much last night (dairy actually - yummy yummy organic coconut yoghurt) so I kinda feel a bit shitty cos of this too...decided to just have my morning coffee, go for a long walk later (my usual Monday morning routine) fasting until about 12 and have some soup then.

I seem to have alot of these UNDER SKIN bumps on my forehead, they are colourless however I do still have alot of marks (HIP? or HPI? Im not sure) on my foreahd too and my cheeks. My most activ acne is actually around my chin, the bottom of it mainly, a few on each cheek near the hair line and next to my nose/middle of cheek, also some well a couple big ones on my forehead.

My period is actually MEANT to be due like this week so it could very well be because of this, this is probably why I am craving and binging too...who knows.

I am pretty excited for tomorrow though since I have ordered a food processor!! And Ive decided to start juicing and making ALL meals from scratch...so hopefully this new way of eating will help me too!



I stayed at my friend's house over the weekend. Barely any sleep, forgot to take my skincare, walked everywhere in the freezing weather, lived off cake and junk food. Came home and my skin is the best it's been in forever and I've lost five pounds. This is confusing, in a good way.



I always get soo nervous about staying at friends houses, I actually shy away from it..I think its because Im worried about how my skin will react to new bed covers and the awkwardness of doing my facial routines and stuff. Also the idea of eating different foods for breakfast since I don't know what they will have in their house. Im meant to be staying at a friends on the 12th of Feb for a night out in Glasgow but I am actually bricking it. :/

Sometimes I think though letting go for a bit is actually helpful to our skin, and metabolism funnily enough, after eating very well for a while a different way of eating seems to shock our bodies into burning more to get rid of the toxins..I think anyway, I have read alot about "firing-up" our metabolism by having a "cheat-day" or whatever...so maybe thats what happened smile.png

#3310005 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by MissSac17 on 11 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

Just want to rant and say that I FUCKING HATE having this. Im actually sick of trying so hard not to touch my face and when I do feeling bumps mostly everywhere. Im sick and tired of avoiding mirrors all the time and looking down whenever I pass someone, cos Im ashamed?? Embarassed?? Depressed?? Fearful of being judged. I want this to end.

#3309215 Yes - Dairy Does Cause Acne!

Posted by MissSac17 on 08 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

maybe for you it does, but everyone is different. I can personally eat dairy and not break out.