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kelseylee

Member Since 20 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2014 03:23 PM

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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

06 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

I just got a bad whitehead yesterday by my upper lip. The dayyyy before I have to go to the dentist (tomorrow). Today it is red around the edges and the middle is drying up but still looks like a whitehead. This literally happened the last time I went to the dentist a few weeks ago, and now I have to just go back for a quick thing and boom, same kind of zit, same area. Last time I just went with it but this one seems even worse. and it hurts :(....I thought I was doing good but this literally came out of nowhere yesterday along with a few others. I use to squeeze all my zits/pores in the past and actually got quite good at it, but i've fully committed to not touching them anymore and letting them heal on their own.....and now this. Before I would think it was crazy to just leave a whitehead, but my skin heals much better this way now and I get no marks. Plus, I'd like to be able to stick with my new plan but I do feel like ppl will judge you if you go out in public or somewhere where someone is going to be all in your mouth, and you have an intense whitehead. ughh. what would you do if you were me?  besides pop it, its kind of past that point now. im thinking some concealer even though I don't wear make up often.


In Topic: What Would You Recommend? I'm Going Bp Free

30 April 2013 - 12:52 AM

theres plenty of other stuff they can give u besides bp..retin a...differin...salycilic/glycolic acid...aha (alpha hydroxy acid) good luck and its always good to follow your intuitions! its ultimately your choice, not the doctors.


In Topic: Your Experiences With Sunlight Exposure To Acne Scarring And Hyperpigmentation?

28 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

It's definitely healthy to get some sun, half hour direct a day is recommended. but you probs wanna avoid getting burned. i've had red marks look worse after a sunburn, so just wanted to say. but avoiding the sun like a vampire, which i've also done, i don't think is great either. definitely need that vitamin d and other nutrients from the sun.


In Topic: Hard Painless Lump Post-Cyst?

23 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

It will fade over time, esp if you use the right products. don't put BP on healing cysts tho or healing pimples--it makes them scar worse(!!). use neosporin or low % salycilic acid. I find african black soap gets at old hard bumps and hardened pores. I had one on my forehead for I think 5 years, just a hard bump that was a couple layers of skin under and there was no way it could be extracted and it was resistant to a lot of products. been using african black soap for about a month and a half and it's almost gone smile.png I noticed the other day it had gotten a lot smaller and now it's barely there. I would definitely look into some good products for these kinds of post-cysts or just hardened clogged pores because in my experience they had trouble just going away on their own like I thought they would. 


In Topic: Depressed..

22 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

oh yikes that is rough, well that's okay at least you won't get stuck in the cycle of being on birth control forever and then having it get bad every time you go off. it sounds like using retin-a and stuff like that from a derm would be your best bet. I would avoid accutane and large amounts of benzoyl peroxyde (last resorts) unless it gets to that point. when you're my age (25) you might get upset about the later effects of those things. Hasn't happened to me personally but i've read it so many times I thought I would mention. the derm can give you lots of other things besides those two. and maybe switching your antibiotics? and make you sure you find a derm who is nice/understanding cuz that can make a huge difference, if they seem kind of like an ass hole find a different one. also, avoid copious amounts of sugar. I still eat sweets and everything and don't believe in restricting your diet, but when I was eating lots and lots of sugar (working at a bakery) my acne got bad.