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emilyology

Member Since 10 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2013 10:34 AM

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In Topic: Accutane

26 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Make sure to tell this to your dermatologist. You're not supposed to get sun exposure once you're on Accutane, so your skin will probably need to heal before he/she puts you on it, but I don't doubt that they'll put you on it if you have reoccurring acne - especially if you've been on Accutane before.

 

If it's cystic, I'm sure you'll have no problems, even if it's "clear" now.

 

Good luck!


In Topic: Epiduo Worth A Shot?

26 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

Is it worth a shot? Absolutely. If you're not aiming for Accutane and have cystic acne, you'll likely have to exhaust every option you have available. 

 

In my experience, all it did was irritate my skin and make it burn, but different people have different experiences. 

 

This was post-Accutane (I had a flare up after taking a medication, which eventually went away with Bactrim).

 

Good luck!


In Topic: Please Help Me Find The Reason Of My Acne

17 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

I'm on the fence about "reasons" behind acne. Yes, there are certain elements that might influence your skin, but genetically, your skin isn't likely to magically clear up with a healthy diet or exercising. 

 

The only catalyst to my post-Accutane acne was a medication, which is a biological thing. 

 

Visit a dermatologist. If you don't want to be put on medication, they will likely give you strategies to try and see if your acne clears up. Don't worry so much over the "cause", because it might be something that you can't fix without help.


In Topic: Nose Pores Help *pics*

17 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

Pretty much everyone has blackheads and enlarged pores on their nose. It's annoying, but if you fixate on it, it's that much worse. I just use Biore's pore strips from time to time. I don't notice a difference cosmetically, but getting the gunk out is important.


In Topic: Accutane - Results In 40 Days?

17 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

I never looked worse after I started, only better.