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In Topic: 27 Year Old Female Cystic Acne

28 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

Have you tried birth control?x

In Topic: Cyst On Cheek For Over A Year...

26 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

hey, a peel might work to fade the redness, maybe try something gentle with aha's in it as i have found that has helped my marks.    As far as the massage I just sort of pressed gently on it with my finger, as if you are trying to flatten it out  and go round in circular motions, you dont want to be too hard though, you should type in massage and cysts or scars on google and there is a load of information, it was just a little thing that I found made a difference.  If it is mainly redness then time will also helped to fade it, although it's a pain in the ass waiting for that to happen but try and not be too harsh on your skin, the best thing is to stop anymore acne and give you skin a chance to heal x

In Topic: Enlarged Pores Giving A Dark Hole Appearance. Aha/bha Makes Them Look Much Wo...

25 July 2014 - 08:08 AM

Hey, I don't know what difference it will make but I think a lot of guy struggle with their pores being larger across the nose and cheeks than girls do.  Guys skin is normally thicker, I think that might have something to do with it.  I know my boyfriend has some larger pores in the same areas as you and he has never had acne really.  Your skin is maybe a little bit irritated as well from all the products you've tried.  I know people tell you that you can shrink your pores but I believe if there is an underlying reason then you can.  This time last year my skin was a mess from using harsh benzoyl peroxide and then about ten other products to try and clear up a breakout.  My pores were huge, red irritated and oily skin.  Since being on birth control ( I know this wont help in your case) and using differin for a year ( although not near my nose as it is too sensitive) my pores are pretty much invisible.  Since I didn't use the differin near my nose or inner cheeks, I assume it was my skincare that made the difference and that was gentle cream cleansers and a good moisturiser.  Maybe try and go easy on your skin for a while, if it is irritated then your pores will look bigger.  I hope this helps :)

In Topic: Cyst On Cheek For Over A Year...

24 July 2014 - 06:37 AM

Hey, I can only really tell you what  I have been doing to reduce the redness, which is still there but much less and with a dot of concealor you can't see it.  It has taken time, I don't do anything harsh, I've used differin for about a year, which control my acne and also helps with red marks.  I also use an aha cleanser a few times a week and a salicylic acid serum during the day, these things sound harsh but the serum is really gentle and I make sure that my skincare routine is gentle and always wear an spf during the day.  I don't know if you looked in to the massage therapy but it did help reduce my scar tissue a lot, just a little pressure for about ten minutes at night.   I hope this helps. 

In Topic: A Warning About Antidepressants

23 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. I have been on Setraline for about six months and it has made such a difference to my life, I feel normal again.  I'm only on 10mg and I also take birth control and have used differin now for a year to control my acne.  I haven't found sertraline to have made my acne worse, although my acne was gone by time I took setraline, I still had some hyperpigmentation and shallow scarring and I actually found once I started to feel better mentally my hyperpigmentation and redness started to clear up a lot quicker and I felt much less stressed, my skin has just got better each month and I can live my life again.  I think it is about finding what is right for you, trial and error. x