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elliew8

Member Since 16 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 16 2014 02:30 AM

#3361946 Adapalene Log (Why, Oh Why My Are My Genetics Such A Bitch?)

Posted by elliew8 on 27 June 2013 - 09:12 AM

Hey, your posts really make me laugh (not at you obviously, but with you!). It does feel like a warzone with acne sometimes, the way you put things is very apt! Your skin sounds similar to mine from what I can tell - basically random/ inconsistent breakouts on whole face but a disasterous state of bumps and inflamed acne all over the forehead...bad times I know :( I hope this treatment works...120 dollars is just plain ridiculous so it definitely SHOULD work!!!

 

I know how you feel about nearing 23 and still feeling like a pubescent teen, I've noticed it too, nowadays even teenagers seem to have zero acne WTF?! Good job it didn't put a dampner on things though, I find it's always easier said than done trying to forget about my skin. Just things if stuff is starting to surface then the light is at the end of the tunnel, just got to crawl through the bloody awful tunnel first! :)




#3359310 Heat Rash What To Do- (I Know This Isn't Acne Related Calm Down Peeps)

Posted by elliew8 on 19 June 2013 - 02:31 AM

Hey, I had this recently on holiday and used aloe vera gel to stop it from itching and took an antihistamine too. My was on my forearms and lasted about a week I think. Apart from that I'd say a cold compress would be a good idea until it's run its course


#3351535 Patience Is A Big Problem With Acne

Posted by elliew8 on 24 May 2013 - 04:27 AM

Yeah I know what you mean, a lot of people focus on the negative (understandably so) on this site...one good piece of advice is to 'fake it til you make it' - generally not applied to acne but it's helped me at the times when I've not wanted to leave the house or when I'm out and constantly stressing about my skin...if you pretend to be excited about going out and pretend to be carefree when you're socialising you will eventually start to be feel excited and carefree!




#3348752 Weaning Off Regimen

Posted by elliew8 on 15 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

Hey, glad to hear you've had success weaning yourself off the regimen...I used to only use a pea sized amount on my forehead and cheeks at night and it kept me relatively clear. I think to be honest the amounts of BP that this site recommends is massively excessive for most people which is why so many people have extreme dryness and notice the ageing effects. Just wanted to say that if you're happy with your skin right now then maybe stick with this routine.

 

Talking from experience about 7 months ago I weaned myself off of BP (which didn't take long because I wasn't using much to start with) and it wasn't until about 6-8 weeks after that the breakouts started. I started to use TTO as well which seemed to calm the many bumps that spread all over my forehead but even now I'm still trying to find a solution before I decide to go back to BP.

 

These are only the possible effects of taking BP out of your regimen completely and it's obviously not the same for everyone, just wanted to give people two different point of views on BP... hope you're skin stays clear :)