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#3382450 Skin Update!

Posted by Madeleine24 on 14 September 2013 - 12:44 AM

Several months ago I posted photos of my skin http://www.acne.org/...tos-of-my-skin/


I am now happy to say my skin is coming along nicely smile.png. It feels like a constant battle still...once it clears up it comes back again sad.png. My main concern now is marks leftover from acne, which the SkinDoctors should help with if I am patient!


I have been using Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy Forte morning and night, sometimes having a few days break from it as it is quite strong! Cleansing with Cetaphil and moisturizing with Ultraceuticals Protective Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 you could use any basic oil free moisturizer with sun protection. I just chose this because it was a product I had sitting in my cupboard, Dermalogica was stinging my skin with the strong treatments I am using. Oh and if I am wearing makeup I cleanse with Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean foaming cleanser, again something I just had stashed away in my cupboards. I find this does a really good job at getting the makeup off which Cetaphil doesn't. 


after.jpg My forehead now, mostly clear!

DSC01595.JPG Ok I do have some makeup on but it's very light! You can see the marks that I am talking about though on my chin area.

#3357158 My Regimen Did Not Work Out After All :( But Found New Regimen ;)

Posted by Madeleine24 on 12 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

Yes clearisil lol not clean and clear. They seem like the same to me anyway. I know tell me about it, my hormones are suddenly whack and I always have it... The one week a month I don't have it my skin clears up lol

#3353342 My Regimen Did Not Work Out After All :( But Found New Regimen ;)

Posted by Madeleine24 on 30 May 2013 - 01:26 AM

I am impressed that the clean and clear is working. I never liked their products that much. I actually use a clay cleanser myself and it's not drying at all. I love it.

#3352508 What Shade Color Am I Guys?

Posted by Madeleine24 on 27 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Why don't you just try a pore minimizer and concealer? Or you could try that mineral powder which everyone uses for scarring...what's it called again? I am sure there are guys who buy that too!

#3351195 My Regimen Did Not Work Out After All :( But Found New Regimen ;)

Posted by Madeleine24 on 22 May 2013 - 11:24 PM

My skin looks the same, and Acne treatments aren't really helping at all! I wonder how it could have developed this?


Do you think Tea Tree products would help and plain natural yogurt seeing as it's a fungus? I checked the ingredients of H&S it contains no ketacanazole and also Dimethicone which is a known pore clogging ingredient. Beware. 


And BTW your skin looks amazing, it's healed up incredibly well! I wish my skin looked like yours! I've had these stubborn bumps for months.

#3350040 If Your Son/daughter Had Acne

Posted by Madeleine24 on 20 May 2013 - 07:01 AM

aanabill, that's exactly what I am saying. Both parents could have perfect skin and the child could STILL end up with acne. 


Besides, you've got to let your children be who they want to be. Your son might not want to be athletic, he may pursue art, music or aviation instead. 

#3349973 Do You Think That Acne Can Indicate A Strong Love?

Posted by Madeleine24 on 19 May 2013 - 11:59 PM

I really disagree, as you get older or meet women who are a bit more mature in their thinking.. You'll understand attraction is far more than just about how a person looks. I have never found myself attracted to 'conventionally attractive' guys. I can think of plenty of guys I've dated who my friends or others might think they're unattractive, but I was attracted to them. There had been plenty of very physically attractive men interested in me that I just felt I did not have that chemistry with!

#3348016 Lost Girlfriend And Hope To Acne

Posted by Madeleine24 on 12 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Great work :). Parents don't realize but it's irresponsible for them not to care about their child's acne. If left untreated it can cause major scarring and psychological effects. I was lucky my mother went and bought me facial cleanser and acne treatments when I had my first ever break out at 13!


Keep us updated hope it all goes well. I am sure the derm will be well knowledgeable and prescribe you the appropriate treatments. 

#3348002 Lost Girlfriend And Hope To Acne

Posted by Madeleine24 on 12 May 2013 - 07:27 PM

Ok you should atleast be able to get Benzoyl Peroxide 5-10% over the counter. Start off with the 5%. Sounds like you have cystic acne which is also infected, go get into your doctor and get those anti biotics!



People with acne that's isn't so severe are using accutane these days, they just tweak the dosage. In your case I think it's worth giving it a try if it fails to respond to topical treatments. 

#3347827 Lost Girlfriend And Hope To Acne

Posted by Madeleine24 on 12 May 2013 - 02:26 AM

If you can't get in to see a dermatologist, often a regular GP has the power to prescribe you medications for your skin (not too sure about Accutane though). Tell us WHICH treatments you have tried, and how they worked for you. Also what is your skin regime now if you have one?


I think if your acne is really bad right now and has been swollen red and inflamed for some time you need to get Antibiotics to heal the infection, ASAP. I know it's not a long term solution but you need to deal with the infection now.  Also your GP should be able to give you 'tretinoin/retin a cream" (or maybe you can but it over the counter in brasil?). Start with the lowest dosage. It's topical Vitamin A cream and although it's commonly advertised for wrinkles it actually works really well on acne too, especially for the kind that doesn't budge! 

#3347824 I Can't Tell If My Treatment Is Working. Please Help.

Posted by Madeleine24 on 12 May 2013 - 02:13 AM

Your type of acne is like mine. I get exactly what you do on your forehead!! Congested pores.


STOP the soap now. I personally use Dermalogica and have for years and love it but it's quite expensive (and each to their own...doesn't work for everyone). If you want a basic cleanser try Cetaphil or 'Simple'. I actually use some Simple products and I have serious reactive skin and it's perfectly fine for me.


Your congested skin might be caused by your water, which I think mine is caused by. Do you have 'hard water' at your place? You could try cleansing and rinsing with distilled water only. Or buy that 'Avene' spray to rehydrate your skin after cleansing. It's like water in an aerosol can. Also for these 'congested pores' (that's what I call the bumps!) is I tried this product at the beauty therapist and the main ingredient was Retin A, otherwise in Australia it's only available under prescription. I cannot for the life of me remember the product but it was way over priced when basic Retin A would do the same thing...Can you get your hands on some Retin A (Tretonoin) cream? The bumps literally shrank over night whereas BP has NO effect on them :(