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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: Evil Closed Comedones

27 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

I lost my patience on these boards w/ppl who are so intensely against medical intervention. It's almost like religious, and yet they continue to struggle over and over with problems. I went thru this for a little while too; being obsessed with curing everything "naturally" and refusing to accept help from ANYONE. needless to say I got no where and only sadder/more anxious/worse acne. accepting help doesn't make you weak, it makes you stronger. it allows you to have the strength and take the steps to heal. anyway, i guess i was surprised at the internet's ability to make me feel frustrated and emotional. It's just hard to hear from ppl that what i'm doing is wrong and drastic despite how much it has helped me heal (and i'm talking about birth control...), whereas I think it is drastic to live everyday in pain, denial and depression when there are steps you can take to help yourself. they don't have to do what I do, but don't judge me for taking steps to help myself. okay end rant. 


In Topic: Evil Closed Comedones

25 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

it's definitely not your toothpaste that's the issue. the only thing thats ever unclogged my pores before w/o manually extracting them myself is african black soap. it draws clogged pores and blackheads out and then it forms a small scab or the actual piece of clogged pore pushes out of the pore w/no scab. it is intense but effective. Good luck!! 2nd the no accutane thing.