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Like Moonlight

Member Since 17 May 2013
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#3452731 Spiro...my Last Hope

Posted by Like Moonlight on 19 September 2014 - 02:54 PM

Hang in there. It's takes awhile like everyone else has said. I know it scary waiting to see how your body will react to the medication. Sounds like it's good so far though!


#3451322 Sun Expose

Posted by Like Moonlight on 09 September 2014 - 07:27 PM

Keep doing the regimen but use a SPF


#3451289 Spiro...my Last Hope

Posted by Like Moonlight on 09 September 2014 - 02:05 PM

I'm another one of the members that have hormonal acne with hormones blood tests coming out just fine. I have been on spiro for 18 months and am loving my skin. I am also on 100mg and that is what has worked for me, I have zero side effects. When I first started I seemed to urinate more frequently. That went away after a week or two, never bothered me though. It's been a easy ride.


#3449943 What Is This Pimples On My Forehead

Posted by Like Moonlight on 31 August 2014 - 05:28 PM

I can find witch hazel at any pharmacy annd or target walmart places like that, not sure what you have over there though.
You could use BP


#3449838 Skin Is Getting Worse Not Better, Close To Quitting

Posted by Like Moonlight on 30 August 2014 - 11:03 PM

I'm in a similar situation as you, so I don't have much advice to give, but I wanted to let you know you're not alone! I'm going into my 5th week and my skin is maybe even worse than when I started, very red and painful and dry :( I'm also close to quitting but I've seen some people say that weeks 4-6 are the worst and that things get better after that... So I guess I might as well keep doing it since the alternative is doing nothing, which has a lower chance of working.


You should consider adding jojoba oil into The Regimen at this point. If your skin is dry and red just add a few drops of the jojoba oil into the palm of your hand and mix it in with the moisturizer and that will really help with the redness and dry skin.


#3449825 Breakouts On Accutane

Posted by Like Moonlight on 30 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Body acne seems to always be the last to go from my experience, and from what I've see in other peoples treatment as well. I had mild back acne and candida when I was on my Accutane course and I figured it would clear up quickly since it was mild. My back finally cleared up at month 5, so hang in there, it will happen. Your also on a pretty low dosage. My dosage was 40mg the first 2 months and then 60mg the last 5 months, I did a total of 7 months.


#3449783 Is Anybody Here Just Thrilled With Their Foundation?

Posted by Like Moonlight on 30 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

I am really happy with Clinique foundations. They range from light coverage to heavy coverage. I've used them all, and used them together too! All hyper allergenic and good for sensitive skin. Professional makeup but the cheapest high quality makeup I've found.


#3449647 Come With Me To Funky Town (Tcm)

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

Your skin looks a hell of a lot better than what I was picturing, when you said your face is a mess! Are these photos after your skin blowing up last night?
How is the herbal mixture? Tasty?? smile.png

It's not cystic but it is red, they hurt and it's a bunch of them.   It's very obvious and the worse is when they develop pus.  I guess acne is relative.  Also, having gone from moderate cystic acne in my younger days, i am always scared of it going back to that level.  These photos were taken today.
 
Tasty...you know it tastes like crap.  It's no too bad though.  Girl, i just want something to work.  I got some unsolicited advice today from a friend who has clear skin and I just wanted to scream.  This messes so much with my self esteem and I just want it over.      

You are correct it is all relative. I know what you mean about being scared it's going to go back to that level. Today I got two pimples that popped up and all those feelings come rushing back! I hate it, it's a fear I think we will always have.

I imagine it does taste like crap, but if it works, why the hell not! I'd drink nasty shit all day if it means no acne! I hate when people give advice about skin period. Unless opinions are asked, don't bother giving me yours. That's my opinion. I have a friend that used to always say oh yeah my skin was just like yours, I just bought neutrogena pink grapefruit face wash and it all cleared up! It's that easy, just go buy it. Ughhhhhh it's just like screw you.


#3449625 What Is This Pimples On My Forehead

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

I don't see a pimple! :)


#3449620 My Scars After Accutane Treatment

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

Like Moonlight
 
 
Hello, thank you so much for your answer. Unfortunately in my Country is very difficult to find a good dermatologist, but I will try.
How do you think, how much time it need after accutane to begin peels?


Do your research and hopefully you will come across a dermatologist that has experience with lasers. Make sure you look at some before and after photos of that dermatologists patients. Make sure it that dermatologists patients rather than results from the practice in general. You want to make sure your dermatologist is capable of good results.

The general rule of thumb is to wait 6 months at a minimum for begin chemical peels and annoy type of laser treatments. I would not try and do anything major like this before hand. Also really read up on the chemical peels, and find a Aesthetician that has experience doing chemical peels. That should be easier to come across.


#3449618 Qs About Glycolic Acid

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

I find it works really well for fading red marks. I use acne.org AHA+ which is glycolic acid. It faded my marks really quickly. I conte to use it daily as a spot treatment if needed and just to give my skin a clean glow. Are you looking at acne.orgs or another brand?
I don't think you will be disappointed in the product at all. A lot of people have great luck with glycolic acid, including myself.
I get the big pump bottle from the site and use it daily and it lasts me a year.

 
Thank you for the quick response, Like Moonlight. I think I will order it from acne.org because I really trust them. I own everything else from them and my sensitive skin loves the products. 
 
So onto my other question, how often do you apply it? and how much? to see a noticeable difference? Thanks so much.

I agree that acne.org products are great for sensitive skin. I also have really sensitive skin and my skin loves the AHA. I apply it every night before bed, and I use a pumps worth and apply it lightly on my face and use what's remaining on my neck. I started to see a difference and other people did too in about 2 weeks. They were lightening up at that point. My face was clear of hyper-pigmentation just around month 3. I continue to use it daily even though I don't have any more red marks because I use it to spot treat any acne that pops up from time to time and it makes my skin so soft and smooth and gives my skin a nice glow, make me look more youthful and in order to get those results you need to continue using the product.


#3449615 Red Cheeks Problems

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 04:16 PM

Glad that you feel like you are getting good support here in our community. It's good to be among people having issues with the exact same issue you are :)

As far as your red cheeks and your flaky skin and the red marks you are having issues with.
The red skin and flakiness you are experiencing is due to the BP drying out your skin. I suggest using more moisturizer and incorporating jojoba oil with your moisturizer. Just add a few drops into the moisturizer and mix it in the palm of your hand and apply it to your face. That should take care of the redness and flakiness.

The red marks are called hyperpigmentation. The are not scars or anything, just discoloring caused from acne. The will fade on their own in time if you don't treat them. It's important to wear SPF to avoid them from getting darker. They will hang around a whole lot longer if they are being exposed to the sun without protection. An SPF of 15 will do the trick. Make sure to buy a SPF that is non comedogenic. Neutrogena makes a really great product line called ultra sheer comes in all different levels of SPF I use the 30 SPF if I plan on spending time outdoors. If you want to help fade the hyperpigmentation you can buy acne.org AHA+ it's a chemical exfolator. It's very gentle with your skin and it's to be used with The Regimen. It will also help moisturize your skin too while will help more with the redness and the flakiness.

Hopefully this helps ya out :) glad to hear The Regimen is helping out your skin, keep with it and you should stop breaking out soon!


#3449555 Acne?

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 10:46 AM

When I look at your photos although they are grainy I don't see any or much active acne. Sounds like the treatment you are using is doing good things for your skin. The antibiotics will eventually stop working. Your acne will become resistant to the antibiotic. It will with all antibiotics. They are considered a bandaid and not really the best choice. Maybe to clear up your current acne then use a topical to keep the skin clear. Hopefully your topical can keep you clear without the antibiotic.

As far as your hyperpigmentation. I find that AHA glycolic acid works very well and fairly quickly with fading the marks away. I personally use acne.org AHA+ and have had great results with it. My skin looked similar to yours after finishing my Accutane course and after a couple of months of using the AHA my marks were gone! The AHA is a chemical exfoliate, the key to getting rid of those marks is exfoliating but you want to do it as gently as possible. Which you can do with the AHA, if your scrubbing your skin or using scrubs to exfoliate your just going to irritate your skin, and cause more acne. I really recommend acne.org AHA. I'd be in a world of trouble without it!


#3449545 Hello, I'm New Member

Posted by Like Moonlight on 29 August 2014 - 09:53 AM

Look into Spirolactone, it's great for hormonal acne and helps a lot for PCOS related symptoms besides acne, like hair growth in places that aren't common for women. Lots of members on this site have had huge success with it. I have hormonal acne. Not PCOS and I have been clear with the help of Sprio for 16 months!

Thank you so much for your advice, I will ask my dermatologist if she'll prescribe me this. Currently she's put me on Augmentin for acne and acnedap ointment to apply on face. Two more acne from that cluster have popped and I feel a little relief from pain but, still scared if anymore come up. Sorry for tmi and thank you  again. :) 

I would think your dermatologist for sure would. If not with your PCOS diagnosis your OBGYN will prescribe it. Who ever diagnosed you will, I'm surprised they didn't mention it to you upon your diagnosis. Also there is no such thing as too much information on this site lol. We all need a lot of info to help give advice!


#3449425 Honey & Cinnamon Face Mask

Posted by Like Moonlight on 28 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

I moved your topic over to the Diet and Holistic Health Fourm.