Jump to content

Lennon33

Member Since 23 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2015 07:55 PM

Topics I've Started

I Use Nothing, Help?

10 March 2015 - 04:41 PM

Hey everyone, I could really use your help.

I'm a senior in college and have never used anything on my face (I just let water run down my face in the shower). I'm fortunate to not have that much acne, but will always have a spot and will occasionally have a pimple that takes forever to surface.. Annoying and a total confidence killer, in fact I will cancel all plans whenever I have one of those. This is something I want to address. But have no idea where to start. In fact I'm scared to try anything new in fear of making things worse. 

Many of my pores have gunk and junk in them (oftentimes with no real irritation or redness). What would help this? A moisturizer? An exfoliant? For the most part I wouldn't say my face is dry or anything, but maybe I'm so naive I just don't know it. 

I'm absolutely in the dark here. I'm 21 and have never had any parent or friend assist me with this. What do you suggest? 


I Dont Use Anything, Please Help?

10 March 2015 - 03:34 PM

Hey everyone, I could really use your help.

I'm a senior in college and have never used anything on my face (I just let water run down my face in the shower). I'm fortunate to not have that much acne, but will always have a spot and will occasionally have a pimple that takes forever to surface.. Annoying and a total confidence killer, in fact I will cancel all plans whenever I have one of those. This is something I want to address. But have no idea where to start. In fact I'm scared to try anything new in fear of making things worse.

Many of my pores have gunk and junk in them (oftentimes with no real irritation or redness). What would help this? A moisturizer? An exfoliant? For the most part I wouldn't say my face is dry or anything, but maybe I'm so naive I just don't know it.

I'm absolutely in the dark here. I'm 21 and have never had any parent or friend assist me with this. What do you suggest?

Popped Acne, Failed, Bump. Inflammation Or Pus?

24 September 2014 - 02:31 PM

Please help! 3 days ago I tried to pop an acne bump that had a very tiny white head. It wouldn't pop and instead began the inflammation process. I took ibuprofen and iced it immediately. Over the next couple of days it formed a whitehead that I then popped last night, which has now formed into another whitehead. My concern is that there is now a hard 'lump' larger than the original irritation spot and much larger than the new whitehead underneath the area.

 

Is this inflammation? Is this pus?

 

Should I ice this or use acne medication on it?

 

PLEASE HELP!


Derm Took Pictures. Why?

01 January 2014 - 11:24 PM

The first time I went to the derm's office (last March) the nurse asked me all the normal first-time patient questions, but then also requested to take a photo of me. I agreed but was, admitedly, embarrased because of a big cyst on my face. I don't know why, but it suddenly dawned on me that I've never heard anyone say this happened to them. Is this standard stuff? What is the picture for? I haven't seen it since.. I guess I'm just curious.