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zephster

Member Since 12 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2013 12:10 PM

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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

14 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

Feeling pretty good. I have one pimple on the left side of my mouth, barely noticeable as it's subsided. That was my first pimple in weeks so I'm not too worried about it.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

18 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

Feeling really awesome and confident about my skin. It's been 15 weeks since i accomplished my goal. Right now I'm about 99% clear, I got a small pimple right above my lips, which is barely noticeable. It's the first time I've had a pimple in like weeks so I'm not worried. Hope ya'll have a great day! :)


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

24 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

I'm feeling really awesome. I had my first zit in three weeks yesterday but it's pretty much gone by now. I feel really thankful that I stuck with my regimen.

In Topic: Has Anyone Taken A Zinc Supplement And Has It Helped Get You Clear?

30 September 2013 - 06:44 AM

Well I have taking A 50mg Zinc Supplement for about 5 weeks now and it has help me out alot about 60% of my skin cleared i dont brake out much i still get pimples but but not really big ones ^.^ so yeah, i all so eat very healthy and drink lemon juice water.
              It Really Help me \(^.^)/ !


Have you ever felt nauseated when taking zinc? I've been wanting to try it for a while now but I've read that it makes you feel sick. Also, the recommended dosage is only 30mg, as far as I know. Don't you think you're overdosing? Thanks.

In Topic: Do Facials Help Prevent Future Breakouts?

20 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

Years ago, I watched a YouTube video of a dermatologist showing how to do professional acne extractions without scarring the skin. It was pretty much the same as how my dermatologist did extractions, and being able to see it, realized there is not that much to it. You can buy extraction tools online and even in some beauty shops. You can buy professional chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and red/blue light kits as well.

 

If you want to pay someone else to do a facial for you, go for it. I actually recommend it at least a few times before doing anything on yourself, so you know what it feels like. 

 

But in the end, my opinion is that, if you're smart, careful, and educated, you can treat yourself and save hundreds of dollars. 

 

Not to offend any estheticians here, but there really is not that much skill taught in spa school. Brush on the chemical peel, watch for signs of irritation, don't leave on over X amount of minutes, wash, neutralize. I actually think it's a little easier to do something like a peel or microderm on yourself, because you can FEEL it and you KNOW if you're going too far. 

 

Don't be afraid of doing things yourself once you see how it's done. Just don't be stupid about it. 

 

I'd rather pay someone and do their thing.  I don't wanna do something that could damage my skin. Thanks for the tip though.



I now get facials every 2 weeks until my skin is under control. I noticed a difference after the first facial at a new place I tried out - that's how I knew the esthetician was qualified. Other times, I've had facials where the esthetician barely did any extractions, and I didn't notice a difference in my skin. So the key is to find the right person who can do extractions without leaving scars. Mine does them for about 10-20 minutes, she gets the small ones (milia) too, and my face feels smooth afterwards. I googled reviews online, and then I called the spa to ask what products they use for sensitive skin. The first time you go, ask for gentle treatments to see how your skin reacts. And ask for high frequency after the facial to make sure the inflammation is under control. 

Another thing I tried last time was the Light Touch, which is a machine that pulses bright red light on your face to treat breakouts and inflammation. It's been 4 days after my facial and my skin looks better every day. Sometimes, the day after you get a facial you might notice more pimples coming to the surface, but those should go away quickly - it just means that the peel brought them up to the surface. 

Btw, yes, you can do extractions on your own using clean tissues (not your hands/nails), but my esthetician uses an extraction tool that I would be too scared to use on my own in case of scarring. 

 

2 weeks sounds good, I was thinking of once a month but with my skin condition, it's better to be sure. I'll look around for some really good estheticians so I don't have to worry about my skin. Since were on it, what do you think of microdermabration? I was looking for a good peel that deals with hyperpigmentation, what do you think about it? I was thinking after getting my acne under control, and with some maintenance, maybe I can finally deal with the spots my acne left.