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dunedain

Member Since 11 Feb 2013
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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. 


In Topic: Any Luck With Chemical Peels?

03 March 2015 - 09:37 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 :) 


In Topic: How To Get Off Clindamycin And Tretinion

23 February 2015 - 11:59 PM

Why do you want to get off clindamycin and tretinoin? I understand not wanting to be on antibiotics long term, but are you having bad side effects with the creams too?

 

I would personally try to get off antibiotics first and keep the creams going, just in case you break out from going off the antibiotics, at least you have some topicals to help get you through it. In my opinion, it never seems safe to "wean" off an antibiotic as they are prescribed in that dose for a reason. I have read logs of people who took their pills every other day or something and slowly space it out like that, but I would be wary of the side effects. You can also try to supplement that with a very strict and healthy diet if that's not something you're currently doing.

 

Good luck :)


In Topic: Coming Off Birth Control After 9 Years=)

13 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

I hear that many women who come off birth control are clear for a few months but after about half a year that's when the bad breakouts really start?

Hopefully your diet will help manage that! I've never adjusted what I eat for my skin because food is one thing I love more than clear skin

This is what happened to me. My skin was ok for a few months after stopping the pill, but then it just exploded with acne and took a long time to calm down.

I've been scouring the net to look for ANYONE who had acne problems before hand, went on the pill to get clear, and then STAYED clear once they went off. I've read some logs about girls who "weaned" off birth control by cutting off bits of the pill over the course of several months but I'm not sure if that's safe or what it'll do to my period. 

 

Did you end up finding something that calmed your acne back down? :/


In Topic: Dianette Diary

08 February 2015 - 06:50 PM

Glad to hear that your skin is holding up well! Just wanted to add that Diane never got me 100% clear for more than maybe max 2 weeks? I always have at least 1 that's either healing or just starting to creep up. In the end I had to get a topical (Tactuo or Epiduo as its called in the states) to keep those pesky 1 or 2 pimples away. Not sure if you already use a night time topical but I would suggest you look into something like that. I tried waiting it out on Diane to see if it would get any better, but at the 1 year mark I sort of assumed Diane did all it could.

Ah okay, good to know! Thanks for that  yeah thats exactly the same as me. Which i'm so so so thankful for don't get me wrong- but obviously nobody doesn't want completely clear skin haha! 

 

Did you just use it all over in the evenings? I've used Zineryt and have Duac currently, but usually just use it now on a spot when it comes up. 

 

Remember you saying on my other post about coming off Dianette you were interested in doing so too- so scary! 

 

Thanks so much for your help smile.png

I use it on my cheeks and chin as that's where I break out. It works at spot treatment too but Tactuo helps keeping anything from forming :) 

 

And yes I am hoping to come off Diane eventually...just not sure when :( Have you decided what you're going to do? Are you switching to Yasmin?