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shannongre

Member Since 09 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2013 01:41 PM

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In Topic: The Thoughts

20 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

I think you have to immerse yourself in other things. As much as I want to just stay home and hide when my skin looks bad, I always feel better when I'm out doing things. I do slather my face with a ton of makeup, which I hate to do, but it's the only way to get out and not feel to self-conscious. Sometimes just a ton of make up on my face makes me think about it less. I don't think it's good for my skin, but psychologically it's better for me. So if I'm really down, I just use lots of make up. When my face is clear, I won't want to use make up, so why not use it when it is bad.

In Topic: Help A Parent

20 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I would bring her to a dermatologist. Let an expert give her advice. She will be more likely to listen. She is probably feeling hopeless and thinks nothing will ever help her. I would also make an appointment for her to see a psychologist or expert for dealing with her depression. Let the experts help you and her.

In Topic: Retina A Cream Is It Useful

20 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

I would use the retin - a micro gel, which is the least irritating if you are going to try it. I think an initial outbreak is pretty universal, so be prepared for that. If you have moderate to severe acne, I would recommend getting on antibiotics first, otherwise tretinoin will just make your break out unbearable. Ultimately, retin-a is an irritant, that peels away the top layers of skin. It will irritate any existing acne and bring it to the surface. I think this is way most people with moderate to severe acne find this form of treatment, to be well, basically hell. Read the tips on using retin-a, pinned to this forum.