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dunedain

Member Since 11 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 20 2014 06:27 PM

#3436241 Diane/estelle 35Ed Diary Log

Posted by dunedain on 14 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

Keep your head up! It took me 5 months on Diane before I cleared up for good. Sometimes I still get a pimple, but I can go for over a month with clear skin now. Dan's AHA+ cream is really good for getting rid of hyperpigmentation. You could also try light chemical peels like 40% lactic acid at home. They've definitely worked for me! 




#3431171 Safyral (/yasmin) Initial Breakout?

Posted by dunedain on 11 May 2014 - 07:16 PM

I haven't personally been on Yasmin, but there's almost always an initial break out with any birth control you take. Some people don't get that, but they're the lucky ones 'cause 9 times outta 10 you'll hear people saying it gets worse before it gets better.




#3429850 Estelle-35 And Epiduo Log [W/ Photos]

Posted by dunedain on 03 May 2014 - 10:04 AM

Your acne and pigmentation look similar to what I had! I'm still struggling with the residual hyperpigmentation, but I've been on Diane 35 (Estelle is the same thing right?) for 9 months now and it's cleared me up! The first 5 months were a roller coaster ride for me, but I think I took especially long 'cause I started off with the generic one before switching to brand name, plus I have pretty stubborn skin.

 

Good luck :)! And I also have sore boobs, even after all this time. They did grow a lot though :P




#3429845 Lol @ People Who Think "confidence" Gets You A Girlfriend

Posted by dunedain on 03 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

It's not going to get you a "hot" girlfriend. But there are plenty of girls who are "less attractive" who are also looking for boyfriends who also have their own problems because I'm sure they feel like boys don't even look at them. 

 

And I agree with what Alex wrote above^^^, complaining won't get you a girlfriend either. 




#3429262 Make Up For Ever Hd Foundation -

Posted by dunedain on 29 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

I love love love love LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation! I've used it for the past 4 years now and I think it's the best foundation out there (for me). I use it with the MUFE HD primer (#1) and together my makeup stays put all day. The coverage is great! It's so buildable that you can go from medium to full coverage just by applying more layers. I've only recently gotten clear so I've been using MUFE when I had active acne too. I don't think wearing make up helped my skin, but it definitely didn't make my skin worse. I never broke out from it, it never irritated my skin, and it would stay on all day. The only thing I would say is that it can feel a little heavy on your skin if you're layering for full coverage. One pump is usually enough for anyone (if not too much) so the bottle will last you a while. I would definitely recommend you give it a try! :)




#3428774 Should I Skip My Period Each Month By Starting A New Pill Pack Every 21 Days...

Posted by dunedain on 26 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

I don't know if it's better, but I've changed my cycle to 4 periods/year with Diane 35. So I just got for about 3ish months non stop with the pill and then have a period. I guess I do tend to break out a little when I finally go on my period, but I get a few during the other months too. As far as how long you can do this for, I'm pretty sure you can do this for as long as you want. For me, by the end of the 3rd month I start spotting a lot so that's why I just go right into my period otherwise it'll just get heavier. 




#3425504 Moisturizers For The Regimen!

Posted by dunedain on 10 April 2014 - 07:05 PM

I like Cetaphil more. I've tried CeraVe and it broke me out right away, even though it felt so light and hydrating on my skin. I use the Cetaphil moisturising lotion in the morning too. i saw in another post you were asking how to apply it gently? When I use it in the morning, I spread it all over my fingers so that it's really thin on my fingers and then just lightly swipe it on my face, doesn't really leave a mark or anything. 

 

I have never hated a moisturiser as much as I hated Dan's. It gave my skin this yellow tan and I didn't like the consistency. While it didn't seem to break me out, it made my asian skin tone even more yellow, which is arguably worse than getting a couple of zits. I've been using Cetaphil for years and I recommend it to everyone :) 




#3421937 Irritated Skin

Posted by dunedain on 22 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

If your skin suddenly reacts to the BP you may have to cut down on it. That happened to me around month 4 of the regimen, my skin just suddenly got really itchy and dry and red from using dan's BP and I had to quit. You didn't mention that your skin was scaly so it probably wasn't as bad as mine - it got so bad for me that I had to quit the regimen.

 

Have you been using the whole finger amount of BP for the past bit? Personally I think the regimen uses way too much BP and while some people have skin that can handle it, I think for others their skin might be too sensitive for that. I know some people don't use the full amount and have found the right dosage of BP that will keep their acne away and also the itchy red skin away too!




#3420465 Help! I Don't Know Why In The World My Face Is Breaking Out?

Posted by dunedain on 15 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

You're really young so I wouldn't be surprised if your hormones are all over the place still, and sometimes these changes can happen seemingly out of nowhere. You can look at hormonal treatments like birth control (make sure you get a high estrogen one) or something like spiro - talk to your doctor about it first. Birth control isn't a cure though, just something to keep in mind. You can also consider dietary changes/supplements if you'd like to do something more holistic. 

 

What kind of routine/regimen are you on right now? You mentioned ocm but I'm not sure what that's an acronym for? 

 

When I was in my teens I had acne like that. It was confined to my forehead and upper cheeks but it looked similar. I did eventually grow out of it, but still had residual acne to deal with 

I want to solve more naturally because I don't want to treat symptoms. O.C.M. stands for oil cleansing method. I have started cutting out dairy but I'm really starting to think the acne is just hormonal like you said. How long did you have acne? When did you grow of it? Thanks for your post!

 

I started getting acne when I was 14 on my forehead and that severity lasted up until I was about 19 lol, but I never really treated it. Eventually after that it got less severe, but I still had acne, just a couple of spots at a time, but still obviously a bother lol :(. Once I went on the pill though I cleared up (after like 5 months of it) and now I only get the occasional spot. 




#3420180 Help! I Don't Know Why In The World My Face Is Breaking Out?

Posted by dunedain on 13 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

You're really young so I wouldn't be surprised if your hormones are all over the place still, and sometimes these changes can happen seemingly out of nowhere. You can look at hormonal treatments like birth control (make sure you get a high estrogen one) or something like spiro - talk to your doctor about it first. Birth control isn't a cure though, just something to keep in mind. You can also consider dietary changes/supplements if you'd like to do something more holistic. 

 

What kind of routine/regimen are you on right now? You mentioned ocm but I'm not sure what that's an acronym for? 

 

When I was in my teens I had acne like that. It was confined to my forehead and upper cheeks but it looked similar. I did eventually grow out of it, but still had residual acne to deal with :( 




#3418907 So Annoying...

Posted by dunedain on 07 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

Maybe you were stressing out a little about seeing your parents? Like maybe you worried that you might break out before you see them and as the date approaches it just builds and builds until it results in a break out? I find that's what happens with me. I only see my dad once every couple of years but every time I do my skin is DISGUSTING. And it's worse because of how big the time gap is between when I've last seen him so 2 years will have passed or something and he'll just be like 'your skin still looks like that?' And I just want to be like ADJFALSDKF NO JUST TODAY I SWEAR. Then when he leaves it's like oh nice skin that my dad will never see or believe cause he's never seen it. 

 

Maybe next time you have clear skin you should take some selfies and email it to your parents to prove that your skin has actually been improving :P 




#3418838 My Life Has Been Ruined By Acne

Posted by dunedain on 06 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Have you tried Accutane? I know you said you've tried a lot of medications, but you didn't mention Accutane specifically, and that's usually the BIG one and the last resort for most people. Did it not work out for you?




#3418048 Do You Find Other People With Acne Hard To Look At?

Posted by dunedain on 03 March 2014 - 03:14 PM

When I was in my teens I was grossed out by people with acne and made fun them. In retrospect, I probably made fun of other people because I was self conscious about my own acne. Why I thought that bullying would help is lost on me, but kids will be kids I guess.

 

Now, when I see people with bad skin, either active acne or leftover hyperpigmentation, I tend not to notice it. And even if I do, I just think, 'it's not even that bad'. Or, more frequently, I tend to admire those people who have PIH or acne and don't even bother covering it up because I can only imagine how much courage that takes. I personally haven't gone outside without makeup in years, even though my skin is better than some of these people that I meet. It also makes me realise that a lot of people probably aren't judging me by my skin, because I know in comparison to others, my skin isn't so bad. No actives, just leftover PIH that can be covered really easily. I'm just so used to seeing my own skin as awful that I forget how much it's improved. 




#3417472 Should I Stop Wearing Makeup If I Have Acne?

Posted by dunedain on 01 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

If you're willing to go without makeup then your skill will probably love you for it! And I admire your bravery - personally, I haven't gone out in years without wearing makeup, so the idea of going bare-faced anywhere, even to the grocery store, is beyond my comprehension. But hopefully one day I'll be in a position where I'm confident enough to go out in public sans makeup! :)




#3416741 Red Mark Help!

Posted by dunedain on 26 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

Have you tried incorporating AHA creams into your routine? I have PIH just like you and I've been using Dan's AHA+ for the last 2.5 months and my red marks have faded significantly. Make sure you start off slow though and work your way up. You can also look into some chemical peels - I've been recommended a 40% lactic acid peel to start. You can order these online and do them at home as long as you're careful. I haven't done one yet but I've ordered it and hoping it'll help speed up the process!