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dunedain

Member Since 11 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2015 12:13 PM

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In Topic: Has Antibiotics Ever Actually Worked For Anyone?

14 July 2015 - 07:52 PM

I was only on Bactrim for about a week before I had a small allergic reaction, and it was for a recurring UTI. But at that point, my birth control and topicals had more or less resolved any acne I had. I've heard Bactrim is one of the strongest antibiotics for acne, but I think a lot of people are allergic to the sulfa :/ 

In Topic: Dianette Diary

02 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

Gianvi maybe? I've heard some good things about it, but I don't personally know anyone who's tried it.

In Topic: 5% Bp As The Best Choice?

22 June 2015 - 10:13 PM

I used to use 5% BP regularly! While it didn't get rid of my acne, it was way better than Dan's 2.5% stuff. In fact I found that his dried my skin out faster, but that may just have been a different ingredient in Dan's. 

In Topic: When Would I See An Aha Purge / Breakout?

20 June 2015 - 10:32 PM

When I first started using AHA I mixed half and half with my moisturiser and used it every other day the first week, before slowly upping the dosage. In the first week it seemed okay, but by the second week there was definitely an initial break out that wasn't very pretty. I'd also add, however, I can't even use jojoba oil because it seems to break me out and also make my skin seem more yellow, so maybe we have completely different skin types. I tend to purge with any new product though.

Hopefully you won't! Personally I would wait until after the big event, just in case. Good luck :)

In Topic: Plan B, 1 Year Later

18 June 2015 - 01:47 PM

I took Plan B once and my acne definitely got worse for the next half a year. I wasn't on the pill then, so I let Plan B "run its course" and while it stopped getting worse after a while, it just kind of stayed bad for almost up to a year. By the end of that year I started taking the pill (Diane) which took about half a year to fully clear up my skin. I'd say your hormones are definitely out of sync but I feel like if you took out your bar your would confuse your hormones again which might cause another breakout? Also with a lot of reviews of antibiotics, it seems once you stop taking it the acne just comes right back... 

I would suggest to stick it out and maybe stick with a topical regimen and hopefully your body will balance itself out. :/