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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.


Hi, Aleigh.

Are you sure that isn't a cold sore?

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!

In Topic: Trying To Regrow Hair After Acne Meds Thinned It; All Nutritional Supplements...

26 December 2013 - 09:31 AM

I'm 27. In 2011, I had been on aldactone for 2 years and noticed my hair was thinning and greasy in a way it never was. I know part of this is due to aging and seasonal growth periods, but I've struggled ever since. It has absolutely thinned in the front in the last two to three years.
 I don't use any products other than clarifying shampoo and moisturizing conditioner and don't brush excessively. I've never had a keratin treatment. 
I have moderate to severe hormonal acne I'm treating now with antibiotics and hope to go on Accutane for the second time. (First was in college.)
In the past year, the following has broken me out--saw palmetto (horribly, even on eyelids), quercetin, bromelain, horsetail, a hair/nails/skin supplement with horsetail and choleline, b12, biotin, and now, folic acid (Doctor's Best). I've tried purchasing supplements separately to avoid them breaking me out. 
I don't know what to do. I get papules and nodules in a single day from using supplements. I am getting a bald spot at my crown and want to offset it, but now I suspect even my daily multivitamin with Vitamin e and the smallest amoutn of biotin is keeping me from effectively treating my skin. 
Can I drink more water? Take vitamin B5? Why is this happening? 
A single dosage of folate caused acne in my neck (where I always get recurrent cysts due to supplements) and sideburns. They're huge. 

Hi, Bizz

If you have seen a healthcare provider and everything has checked out, you may want to try Nioxin ir Keranique. I don't recommend going straight to Rogaine because it is not a permanent fix and has some side effects.  I did have some noticeable hair thinning over the past couple of years. In addition to taking Viviscal and Nicomide, I alternate between these two products and they seem to have worked for me. Also: the more you wash your hair, the oilier it gets.  Try every couple of days. For a week it may be oily and not look perfect, but after that it does get better and will look fuller and thicker.  Also,  you might want to wear it up in a loose ponytail at night if it's long to keep it off your face. I hope this so helpful. Good luck!