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Sgreenta

Member Since 05 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Can't Catch A Break

20 May 2014 - 12:05 AM

It was a white head that had pus so I'm
Positive. I had the same thing in the middle of my nose. I get these cysts and I try to pop them and it becomes a mess


Hi, Aleigh

Have you tried the regimen at all? It could really help you.  I had terrible acne. The regimen  is the only thing that has worked for me.  Couldn't hurt to try. :) good luck.

In Topic: Can't Catch A Break

18 May 2014 - 12:33 AM

I've been on solodyn for a few months, tried doxy but that have me a crazy neck rash. Anyways recently I've had these stupid blind pimples on my lip line. So I of course try to push them out and I break the skin so now it's red and peely and just won't heal. I know I'm a picker and should leave it alone but I am so self conscious with my acne and I'm just so frustrated. All I use is the benzefoam with solodyn. At night I use poly sporon to help it heal. Any help will do! The pic is shiny sorry have poly on it ugh looks nasty.

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Hi, Aleigh.

Are you sure that isn't a cold sore?

In Topic: Advice Please! I'm Desperate!

07 March 2014 - 01:21 AM

I am a 38 year old female with 3 children. I had mild acne as a  teen which was cured when i began birth control at 16. I had goregous skin until I stopped taking it at 21 to become pregnant. Acne has been progressively getting worse over the years. After 3 children, my youngest is 8 so it's been awhile, my acne is worse than ever! I have been to a dermatologist many, many times over the past few years with NO solution. I have EXTREMELY oily skin, and break out severely 2 weeks out of the month in HUGE red inflammed cysts over my entire face. The other 2 weeks are mild breakouts, but still embarrasing.   I wash my face 2 times a day with Noxema face wash, and take Amoxicillin 3x daily,but it doesn't help. Once, when I was very ill the doctor prescribed me Levaquin and my face cleared up perfectly(the one and only time in 17 years). The day after I stopped the Levaquin my acne returned full force.  I currently take no vitamains or birth control. I have taken Ortho Tricyclen and Yaz over the past couple years, but had NO results. I'm positive this is hormonal, but labs come back that they are normal.  I am at my wits end. I feel like the dermatologists keep giving me stuff just to keep me coming back. Has anyone else experienced this? And does anyone have any ideas how I can FINALLY get rid of this problem? Please help!!


Hi, Indiana Mom.

I am in my 40s with both adult onset acne and also rosacea. Before starting the regimen,  I saw 3 different dermatologists in 6 months. I tried everything: retin a, antibiotics, rosac wash, hydrocortisone, topical betamethasone, finacea, aczone, and.....you name it! I also spent thousands of dollars trying to clear up my face.


I started the regimen in June 2013, and my skin got worse for the first 2-3 weeks. I literally did not want to leave the house. But, after following the regimen religiously and exactly as instructed, using purpose cleanser, neutrogena on the spot and cetaphil lotion, I noticed that my skin slowly started really clearing up. Even the rosacea! About week 6 I bought Dan's products, which are fantastic, but not necessary. I also started on prescription nicomide (supplement containing zinc, folic acid, copper and niacin), Culturelle probiotic, fish oil and vitamin C.  I also cut out all gluten and dairy. I also (eek) stopped wearing makeup daily (but I still do on special occasions).  Now, my skin is nearly perfect. I still get some mild flushing, and limited, intermittent mild redness. I get a zit occasionally now, but it is nothing like it was. I can't believe it. Give it a try. It took about 3 months to be nearly completely clear, but it is the ONLY, thing that worked.

I hope this helps. Good Luck!

In Topic: Wtf Are These Bumps?

01 March 2014 - 02:14 AM

Hi. They look like sebaceous hyperplasia. Go see your MD. If they are SH, they can be removed with an electrocautery unit. Not too painful.

In Topic: Best Oil-Free Or Non-Comedogenic Moisturizer

26 December 2013 - 09:37 AM

Hey there,
 
This is my first post here, but I have been perusing this site for years. I was wondering if anyone knows of any really moisturizing lotions? I have moderately severe hormonal/cystic acne. I have been using benzoyl peroxide, steam and heavy exfoliants for years as it's the only way I've found to keep my skin semi-clear. I haven't been able to find an oil-based moisturizer that doesn't break my face out, which is a shame because I feel like my skin may be prematurely aging! Any great moisturizer secrets?


Hi, EyeReckon.

Have you tried Cetaphil? The one without SPF is pretty good. The Acne. Org moisturizer is amazing.

Good luck!