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Member Since 17 Jul 2013
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In Topic: Is This Worth Trying?

01 February 2014 - 10:50 PM

I had taken doxycycline back in 2011-2012 for Lymes Disease... at the time I had moderate acne on my forehead and it literally cleared my skin up within a week! It was amazing! The only problem was, like you're seeing with your other medications, there are some side effects (gastric distress, lethargy) and eventually the bacteria in your body will adapt to the antibiotic and the acne returns. When I started to notice my acne returning I stopped taking the doxy and my acne returned full force. Antibiotics really aren't the ideal way to clear up acne and definitely are not a long term solution. The best thing you can do is to find a good skincare regimen (cleanser, toner, moisturizer) and maybe ask your dermatologist about using topical RX instead of oral antibiotics. I made the switch to topical creams and my skin is 99% clear and just as clear as when I was taking antibiotics.


Whatever you choose to do, good luck! ~Rosalie

In Topic: Good Things To Treat Pimples

30 January 2014 - 08:48 PM

I use Clearasil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment. It has 2% sulfur in it an seems to work great on reducing the inflammation of any pimples that I get. Plus it's tinted to an orangey-nude shade, so I feel less ridiculous walking around the house than with the blue Clean & Clear version haha It definitely is less irritating than using any BHA+ spot treatments, so you won't need to worry about getting sunburned. I do agree with LeadingForce, you should be wearing sunscreen when you are using any type of acne treatment... I can give you recommendations if you need any! Good Luck! ~Rosalie

In Topic: What Are Some Low Ph Cleaners/face Washes

24 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

I use La Poche Posay Effaclar which has a pH at 5.5. Works perfectly with my skin type (oily/combination) and doesn't leave my face feeling stripped after I use it in both the morning and nighttime.

In Topic: Best Foundation For Acne?

04 January 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hey there... I use airbrush makeup. My mum bought the Dinair Airbrushing system about 2 months ago and let me tell you... my skin has been glorious since then. The makeup is all water based and you need so little to get great coverage. It's a bit pricey at first, but once you get over the initial cost of purchasing the machine, it honestly pays for itself. The makeup refills are only $12US and if you use the correct amount it should last you a good while. I only use 6-8 drops of the makeup and it covers all my dark marks and superficial scarring. It doesn't clog your pores and stays on your face all day without needing to retouch (besides maybe a little powdering during the oily days). I cannot give this machine enough credit! It has transformed my daily makeup routine into a five minute to-do and I don't have to worry about it all day long!

In Topic: Could Any One Help Me With Treatment Suggestions :)

25 December 2013 - 10:18 PM

HI Albert it's nice to meet you :) You can read my post from another thread that may be some help to you!