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Michelle Reece

Member Since 23 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 24 2014 10:33 PM

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In Topic: Query On Amlactin Lotion

21 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Hi, I have hyperpigmentation and red scars on my face. Can I use Amlaction 12% lotion on my face? Thanks.


It could help with some hyperpigmentation to some extent, but 2% hydroquinone, 4-5% niacinamide, 10% glycolic acid, and sunscreen is better.


4% hydroquinone is best for true hyperpigmentation (not red marks).

In Topic: How To Improve Skin Texture?

21 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

Those who have acne under control might have some useful suggestions


Even with no acne, I have noticed that the texture of my skin is very rough, visible pores. Has anyone noticed benefits of something specific which makes facial skin smoother, nicer looking and pores small?


Something in the diet?


Oil cleansing or any masks? 


They only time I noticed an incredible improvement in my skin texture was when I had a short stint on Accutane. My skin became plump and glowing. I could go makeup free easily. I'm wondering if it's the vitamin A. But carrot juice for e.g. doesn't seem to have an effect of the same extent.


What do you think?


Is your skin rough as in bumpiness, dryness, or both?

In Topic: Saliva Hormone Test Results High Testosterone Low Progesterone (Need Help!)

21 March 2014 - 03:08 PM

Hello Everybody! 


My name is Daisy. I am a 23 year old female with supposedly hormonal acne. I recently took saliva hormonal test and it seems as if my hormones are off. I will post my result. If anybody could give me some feedback, it would definitely be useful. It says that my testosterone levels are high and my progesterone levels are low. My stress hormones are higher than normal also. I've always wanted to take herbal tea and supplements for my acne because i choose not to take any pharmaceutical alternatives. Well, i've done some research but i'm still a bit confused but here are some herbs i thought that may help me out. 


-Spearmint Tea (For anti-androgen)

-Vitex Extract 

-Ashwaghanda Tea (For stress!)

-Dandelion Tea



These are just a few. What do you think about these?


I really doubt you have a progesterone "deficiency", because progesterone can varies simply due to the stages of the menstrual cycle. Same goes with "estrogen dominance".


What's up with the calculations on the first picture? Specifically, the "high androgens/cortisol" and "low androgens/cortisol" part?

In Topic: Is This Normal? :[

14 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

Possible irritation and dry skin from whatever you're applying.


I'd get professionally-applied chemical peels and discontinue the oil treatments.

In Topic: New To Accutane! Here's My Thread (With Pics)

14 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

BTW, you can reduce byte size by compressing your pics through GIMP or Yahoo's smush.it  :)


Your scars are fixable, and you could greatly improve it as little as 1-2 treatments if CO2 lasers are right for you. :)