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maplesyrupmama

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In Topic: Advise On Tween Skincare

17 May 2013 - 01:20 AM

My 12 year old daughter sometimes gets tiny spots on her forehead, the first time it happened she was only 11 and they covered her forehead. I gave her BP to use but showed her how to use it with only a very small amount. It cleared the spots right up with no irritation and now she only needs it occasionally to spot treat.

In Topic: Small Acne Cyst (How To Get Rid Of)

17 May 2013 - 12:50 AM

The only way I can get rid of cysts is to let them run their course. I try to exfoliate everyday (I use a piece of tape to gently pull up dead skin) and I also apply aha lotion to them every night. I currently have two that I'm working on! Both are nearly invisible now, one is 10 days old and the other is 18 days old!:/

In Topic: Thinking About Trying An Aha Product

17 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

It hasn't broken me out at all, though I did have to start slowly with it. I am still not at the point of using it by itself (I mix a small amount with my moisturiser) except on one side of my chin where I am still blemish-prone and have been using more of the product in that area.
I really like it; it makes my skin very smooth! :)
BTW, I've been using AlphaHydrox lotion.

In Topic: What To Do For Weak Hair/skin/nails?

13 May 2013 - 05:54 AM

Evening Primrose Oil is supposed to be good for hair, skin & nails.  I take 2 x 1000mg  per day but haven't found it to be particularly useful for much (I took it primarily for my acne) - apart from the dry, itchy eczema-type patches on my abdomen seem calmer when I take EPO.  I have a deep ridge on my thumbnail that causes the nail to split below the nail line and taking EPO hasn't changed it one bit!  Sorry, not a very useful reply!


In Topic: Has Anyone Here Remained Clear Post Antibiotics?

05 May 2013 - 03:13 AM

I have taken antibiotics on a few occasions. Minocycline for perioral dermatitis which did prevent it from coming back (for the most part - I had flare-ups when I was pregnant). I recently took lymecycline for 8 weeks and I didn't have one new pimple during that whole time, but unfortunately the spots came back within 10 days, but not as bad.
I don't regret using them at all because it took my skin back to a manageable state and I'm now on a regimen where I'm fairly confident that I'll soon be spot-free (I only have one spot at the moment).