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dunedain

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In Topic: Is Lutera Going To Make My Skin Worse Or Is It Just Getting Worse Before It G...

07 May 2015 - 02:02 PM

 

 


This sounds like what happened to me. When I went on Alesse, about 2 weeks in I started breaking out everywhere and I also thought it was getting worse before it was getting better. But I was breaking out in places that I never get acne and it didn't seem like a normal initial break out so I ended up switching to Diane after I finished the first month of Alesse. I also found out that Alesse, like Lutera, is highly androgenic and one of the worst pills to go on for people with hormonal acne. Diane on the other hand is highly estrogenic and one of the best for acne. 
 
I had an initial break out with Diane, but nothing to the degree of Alesse. I would consider it a bad breakout...but not the worst acne I've ever had. So, in a sense it gets worse because you get a pretty crappy break out when you first start, but it shouldn't give you the worst acne of your life. You should definitely considering switching! 
 
Good luck :)


How long was your initial breakout on Diane?
Probably for about 4 months. 

4 months until you were completely clear? Or 4 months to just stop the bad breakouts? When did you see the slightest improvement

Um, it would steadily decrease in severity over the course of 4 months. I saw improvement with each successive breakout because my skin would look better but then in a week or two there would be another breakout. It took me 6 months to see consistent clear skin.


In Topic: Is Lutera Going To Make My Skin Worse Or Is It Just Getting Worse Before It G...

06 May 2015 - 01:15 PM

This sounds like what happened to me. When I went on Alesse, about 2 weeks in I started breaking out everywhere and I also thought it was getting worse before it was getting better. But I was breaking out in places that I never get acne and it didn't seem like a normal initial break out so I ended up switching to Diane after I finished the first month of Alesse. I also found out that Alesse, like Lutera, is highly androgenic and one of the worst pills to go on for people with hormonal acne. Diane on the other hand is highly estrogenic and one of the best for acne. 
 
I had an initial break out with Diane, but nothing to the degree of Alesse. I would consider it a bad breakout...but not the worst acne I've ever had. So, in a sense it gets worse because you get a pretty crappy break out when you first start, but it shouldn't give you the worst acne of your life. You should definitely considering switching! 
 
Good luck :)


How long was your initial breakout on Diane?

Probably for about 4 months. 


In Topic: Bad Texture Really Depressing..

06 May 2015 - 04:41 AM

Are you moisturising enough? Sounds to me you might be over exfoliating. 

In Topic: Yasmin

08 April 2015 - 04:29 PM

Alesse is fairly androgenic and Yasmin is considered high in estrogen so maybe the difference could be making it hard for your body to adjust? I was on Alesse for 2 months and it gave me terrible pizza face, so I switched to DIane (also high in estrogen) and it took my skin a while to settle down. Still nothing as awful as on Alesse lol. If it feels like it's really getting out of hand then maybe it's not the right pill for you but I say stick it out. :)


In Topic: Any Luck With Chemical Peels?

04 March 2015 - 10:56 PM

I use the 40% lactic acid peel, which is the one people recommend to start off with because it's not too strong. For me, I've definitely noticed a big improvement with my PIH. At first it didn't seem like anything happened, but when I took pictures and actually compared side by side I didn't realise what a difference it made!

 

I don't know how tough your skin is but I'd still say start off slow. If you go up too fast you might do some real damage. I also did get an initial break out, but not everyone does. I tend to break out a little when I switch products anyway. The first few times dried out my skin so make sure you keep moisturising

 

 

This sounds very promising so can't wait to give it a go. Thank you. Im so impatient and just want it sorting but I will take your advice and jump in with a low percentage one. Any recommendations on brands of peels?  and I have an oil free moisturiser on hand smile.png

Haha I know what you mean, but if your skin seems really tolerant you can always up the % afterwards. At least then you won't risk damaging your skin. I order from Makeup Artists Choice. It's a little pricey for the tiny bottles, but you don't really use that much of the stuff anyway.