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Has Antibiotics Ever Actually Worked For Anyone?

13 April 2015 - 01:07 PM

And by that I mean has anyone ever gone on antibiotics and had their skin stay clear after they went off of it? It seems like all I'm reading are people who are clear while they're still on antibiotics, or those who say it comes right back after they stop taking antibiotics? 


A question for people with moderate-severe acne btw. 

Is It Worth Switching From Diane To Yasmin?

08 April 2015 - 04:35 PM

I've been on Diane for about 2 years now - I know some doctors don't recommend being on it for more than 6 months but my doctor said it's fine for me, so I trust him. It's done a great job at clearing up (most) of my acne, but over the last year I feel like the side effects, particularly depression/anxiety, are becoming more apparent. I did some therapy but it didn't help and I'm not looking for any anti-depressants because I don't think I'd be as depressed were it not for the pill.


Would Yasmin be a good idea? My doctor said I could try but it really depends on how my body reacts to it. I've been on it for half a year when I was 17 and it was fine. It might not even change anything because some people also get depression as a side effect of Yasmin. But I thought maybe a switch up would alleviate it? I'm scared that my skin might break out but I think Yasmin and Diane are fairly similar, plus when I was on it before it helped clear my skin then too.


Any thoughts?? Thanks :)

Diane Stopped Working?

25 December 2014 - 01:22 AM



is there any way to delete this thread? 

Starting Epiduo/tactuo

22 December 2014 - 05:15 PM

So I've been on Diane for about 1.5 years now and it cleared up my acne for the most part but I still occasionally get mild breakouts, sometimes around the 7 day break, and sometimes just randomly? I was using clindamycin phosphate 1% but I feel like it doesn't really do much in terms of preventing or treating current ones. I also use OTC benzoyl peroxide just for spot treatment which works but it still takes several days for the spots to go away.


Anyway, I picked up the prescription today and was wondering how I should incorporate it into my regimen? Specifically because I use Dan's 10% AHA+ every night in lieu of moisturiser and my skin has adjusted to it, but I know Epiduo is very drying. Should I just skip the AHA or use less for the first couple of weeks? Or will it not matter since my skin can tolerate AHA now. 


Any other tips or suggestions with regards to starting Epiduo would also be appreciated! :)

"mattifying" Powders For Oily Skin?

03 October 2014 - 06:56 PM

My skin is on the oilier side and usually by the afternoon I get a light "sheen" on my face. It never gets super oily but I just don't like having a shiny face. I set my makeup every day with the Urban Decay De-Slick mattifying powder and if I set it again in the afternoon my face will be fine but the problem is I have to use SO much of this product.... It's $45 for a compact and I swear I go through them in like 2-3 months. 


Anyone have any suggestions for setting powders that'll help keep the shine away but won't make me broke? Other products I've tried: CoverFX matte powder (didn't work as well), MUFE microfinish powder (broke me out), UD de-slick spray (too heavy). Thanks :D