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#3389634 Does Climate Change Cause Acne?

Posted by KSG1996 on 19 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

Hey all,


Well I've noticed a pattern with my skin. During the summer and fall, my skin tends to breakout every year ever since I moved to Miami, FL (3 years ago). If you've never been in Miami, the climate here is hot as balls and extremely humid due to the oh so wonderful Everglades being our neighbor (The Everglades is a swamp, if you didn't know).


I, naturally, have oily skin and, to top it off, have sensitive skin as well. I've noticed that during the winter/early spring periods, I don't break out or get acne at all. The overall climate here drops during the winter due to the cold fronts, something I love. So from the usual 88-93 degrees Fahrenheit, it drops to 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit.


Today, I went to volunteer for a local festival to get community service hours. I've been taking doxycycline for a month now to get this acne under control, and before I left, all the pimples I had were drying up, basically dieing out. After being there for 12 hours helping out (by helping out I mean moving heavy boxes, going outside where it's hot, entertaining the little kids with sports and selling products; in other words A LOT of sweat) I come home, only to see myself in the mirror EXTREMELY OILY and all the pimples I had that were dried out were whiteheads.


So my main question is, can this climate I live in (and climate/seasonal changes) be causing most of the acne I'm getting? It's been since the last 3 years ever since I moved over, and it hasn't stopped since until I reach winter/early spring.


Thank you all for your help and time! :D

#3388791 Cancelling Plans Because Of Acne?

Posted by KSG1996 on 16 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

Happens to me. I've gotten over what people think about me because at my age (I'm 17), we tend to be really superficial, but only the people that are worth your time will accept you for who you are, and it's true. I rarely cancel plans anymore, but I can't deny that there are days where I look at myself in the mirror and get depressed because of my acne or how I look, etc.


Don't blow off plans with your friends though because of your acne. Reason? They're your friends for a reason. They love who you are, how you act, and I really don't think they won't accept you because you have acne (if this is the case, then they're superficial, fake and not worth your time). And who cares about what other people think? Here's two things:


1) Even if someone thinks you have "bad" acne or whatnot, they're not going to walk up to you and be like "Yo, your face looks like s**t". Maybe they'll take a glance at you, but a glance can also mean that they're attracted to you, or that they're analyzing you, etc. In other words, there's endless possibilities.


2) People are more conscious about their own looks/concerns than yours, so keep that in mind.


Stay strong and cheers!

#3386975 Gross Bubble Like Pimples From Accutane?

Posted by KSG1996 on 07 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

If I'm correct, those are called "pustules". They are a type of acne which is basically a whitehead, only with a much bigger head. They'll go away on their own, but if you really want to get rid of it, gently squeeze it when you're taking a shower (a warm-hot, steamy shower, which tends to open up your pores).


All the best man.

#3386739 Retin-A: My Skin Is Way Too Oily!

Posted by KSG1996 on 06 October 2013 - 07:24 AM

Have you considered Zinc for acne? I've read that it greatly reduces the amount of oil on your face when you're on it, and it also gets rid of acne and helps heal the skin. Look up "Zinc for acne" on Google.

#3381490 My Scars (Photos)

Posted by KSG1996 on 09 September 2013 - 04:30 AM

I think they're fine the way the are mate. They're not red, they're not deep; they're just simple acne scars.


Don't keep on wasting money.

#3381322 Accutane With Water

Posted by KSG1996 on 08 September 2013 - 08:07 AM

You're supposed to drink lots of water while on Accutane due to the dehydration it causes on your skin.


And about the "It's been 2 months and I've seen no improvement", the results come in differently for everyone. I began to see massive improvement ending month 3 and beginning month 4. Others see improvement on their first month. It's different for everybody. Just keep calm and carry on.

#3369709 Keeping Skin Hydrated On Accutane

Posted by KSG1996 on 27 July 2013 - 07:42 PM



My best friend during my Accutane journey when it came to dry skin.

#3340115 Best Drugstore Moisturizer?

Posted by KSG1996 on 11 April 2013 - 07:34 PM



My best friend up to this date. And the daily cleanser as well.

#3328027 Blackheads On Accutane

Posted by KSG1996 on 19 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

When I started my course of Accutane (besides breaking out like crazy) I got a ton of blackheads on my nose and on the upper part of my cheeks. They all completely go away really quick though, so no need to worry about that.