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Member Since 11 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 29 2014 06:11 PM

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In Topic: Dried Blood Under Skin

25 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

I don't know if this is the "correct way" to deal with it..but whenever that happens for me I usually try to pop it which usually breaks the skin then put on a butt load of polysporin and put a bandage on top of it overnight. It'll leave a bit of a mark but at least by the next day usually the blood is gone and the wound should be closed thanks to polysporin. The residual mark kinda sucks but at least makeup can cover it while it fades :/ 

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.