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gkitten25

Member Since 10 May 2013
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In Topic: Acne/large Pores Advice Needed

Yesterday, 06:28 AM

Hey, how old are you?  I just ask because it might just be a case of hormones, your skin looks great actually, your pores don't seem large maybe just a little blocked, but most people have this if you look up close, a mild salicylic acid cleanser or serum might help, but other than that, if you are in your teenage years I would just leave well alone, sometimes using harsh products can just make your skin more inflamed. :)


In Topic: Dry, Inflamed Skin With Terrible Pustules

17 July 2014 - 03:35 AM

Hey

 

I found my skin really dry and irritated when I was stopping BP, the spots never seemed to come to a head, almost like my skin was too 'thick' or something.  Try and not be too harsh sometimes with your skin, although you do need to use something to cleanse, have you tried a cream cleanser with a muslin cloth or a wash cloth, it's a gentle way to clean your face and exfoliate at the same time, although you might need a topical treatment as well.  I now use differin and love it compared to BP, It was a bit drying at first but in the long run it actually speeds up cell turnover meaning that it clears your pores and can help to thin the top layer of skin so that your pores do not get clogged as much.  salicylic or glycolic acid work in a similar way and you can get a gentle strength to begin with. Keep moisturising too.  I hope some of this helps, everyones skin is different, but I do know that coming off a routine with benzoyl peroxide can cause problems for your skin but there ar eother products out there that are much better in the long run and should help :)


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

09 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

Hey, not too sure since I can see what you mean but I had a really bad cyst on my cheek which lasted for months.  Once it went down there was still a red mark and I could feel a lump under my skin.  My dermatologist said that it could be the 'sack' that held the content of the cyst (gross I know) or it could be scar tissue under the skin, he said that it in either case it could resolve on it's own but that it wasn't noticeable for removal.  Here I am about a year later and only I know it's there, if I push really hard washing my face I can feel a small lump and there is a slight red mark there.  But the good news, it has went down a lot! And actually you can't even see it, and even the lump I could feel when washing my face has went down, most times I forget it's there.  I'm pretty sure that it is scar tissue, but I have found that using differin and also massaging it has helped, if you read up on massage therapy for raised scars there is a lot of information and at the least it wont do you any harm, but it really helped me out, and like I said it's pretty much non existent now but at first I was kinda freak out as well.  I hope this helps :)


In Topic: Should I Go On Accutane? Pics Included

09 July 2014 - 07:01 AM

I can understand how hard it must be to make that decision, I do think your skin needs a rest to recover and for the red marks to go down.  I think that Accutane could help, there is a really good community on tumblr, if you type in Accutane you can follow other peoples journey, they all seem to get great results but it should give you more of an idea of what lies ahead if you decide to go with Accutane.  If you have tried a few other things and nothing is working then it's worth a shot if you skin is holding you back.  Good luck :) x


In Topic: #1 Foundations For Acne-Prone Skin

02 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Make Up For Ever's Mat Velvet + really is amazing (as long as you moisturize beforehand, since it can emphasize flaky spots). My freckles show through, so it's definitely more of a natural, medium coverage foundation. I've had people thinking I wasn't wearing any makeup. My skin is incredibly sensitive, and I've experienced exactly zero breakouts from this product.

 

It's not foundation, but I highly recommend NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for hiding post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, especially if you're an über-pale girl like me.

I love that Nars concealer :)