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In Topic: Help Me Choose My Next Form Of Birth Control!

20 October 2014 - 03:20 AM

If you haven't yet, check out Green Gable's list of birth controls - http://www.acne.org/...lants-for-acne/

In Topic: (Pictures) Brown Spots From Post Acne Hyperpigmentation On Asian Skin?

20 October 2014 - 03:16 AM

Try Dan's AHA cream and start slow - mix half/half with moisturiser every night (or every other night if you're sensitive) and slowly ramp up from there. Your skin will feel a bit red at first and you might have an initial break out but after a while it'll adjust and then the marks will start to fade. 

In Topic: Things You Learned/gained From Having Acne/and Tips To Help Stay Positive.

12 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

I still rely a lot on make up, but I have a very loving and supportive boyfriend who sees me without my makeup and loves me all the same. He even tells me my skin looks better without makeup (as if!). But I appreciate it nonetheless. I feel pretty lucky for never having too many family members/friends comment on my acne or "suggest" things like ProActive as though I've never tried it before. They would never say anything negative because they knew it upset me and would encourage me to try something new to help my acne. 


Like you, my battle with active acne is over, but I have some scars and hyperpigmentation that is just as hard to get rid of. Still, this long journey (10 years!) has taught me to be nicer to other people. I wish I didn't need to have acne to learn this lesson, but I'm thankful for it anyway. It's made me be more considerate because I know we all have insecurities, and a lot of the time people like to pick on those to make themselves feel better. But having been on the receiving end of that for so long, I would never want to hurt someone like that. 


It's nice to be reminded of all the good that has come out of it. And just in time for Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it. :D

In Topic: Flakes Even After Aha And Jojoba Oil?

06 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

I agree, AHA shouldn't be immediately incorporated into your nightly routine. I started with maybe 2-3 times a week and I would mix 1/2 moisturiser + 1/2 AHA. I have heard the flakes take a while to fully resolve, but if the regimen works for you then stick with it. 

In Topic: Dianette Diary

04 October 2014 - 04:02 PM

Diane has worked wonders for my skin! Not sure if you've read my log or not - it's in my signature. I'll definitely say that it was a roller coaster ride for me. There was a LOT of disappointing breakouts up until the 5.5 month mark, after which I still did get smaller breakouts but definitely not as bad as the initial months. I've been on it for a over a year now and it's been great.


5.5 months! Ah- that kills me! This has taken over my life for long enough! I'll read your log now thank you smile.png did it get gradually better throughout the 5.5 months though? I seem to have forehead acne now which I never had before? Thank you for your honest reply nevertheless smile.png cannot wait for this to start working

Took my last pill of month 2 on Tuesday, its now Saturday. So my fourth pill free day of the seven day break. Skin looks absolutely AWFUL. 


Yeah I had a lot of false alarms throughout those months because my skin would look really great but then I'd break out and it would look terrible and then heal...it was a vicious cycle. I think I took longer than most people to clear up on Diane though because I've read other people's logs too and it didn't seem to take them as long...so hopefully it'll be less than 5 months for you :P