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What Is Causing My Breakout?

10 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

Hello Everyone!

        I woke up this morning and my skin was broken out, I have about 7 whiteheads on my nose and my mouth/chin area, and my skin seemed a bit oily today. Usually, my skin is clear, except 1 or 2 small whiteheads during certain times of the month. There have been 3 things that I think may have caused this acne to pop up, but I'm not sure which one.

       1st, this past weekend I've been eating badly, consisting of a lot of sweet Bourbon brownies, and hotdogs with fries and chili. Normally, my diet is fairly healthy, with a sweet here and there, but I ate quite a bit this weekend.

       2nd, I've been using up old cleansers/masks to get rid of them so my cabinet is clean and only consists of things I use. Last night I used Aveenos positively brightening cleanser that is close to a year old to wash my face, and I wondered if that broke my skin out.

       And 3rd, for the past month and 10 days (since the beginning of January) I've been taking 1 gram of Omega 3 fish oil every day. I haven't noticed any side effects from this pill, except that my skin feels soft, and has stayed clear until this morning. I've read that fish oil usually causes adverse affects in the beginning, and that one would broke out within the first week, rather than over a month later. Any ideas which of these 3 things could be the reason my skin broke out last night? Thanks! (:


(Tonight, I'm going to use my regular cleanser instead, so that way if the cleanser is the issue, I won't make it worse.)

Freeman Charcoal And Black Scrub ~ Amazing!

01 November 2013 - 04:29 PM

  Hello Everyone! (:


     A few days ago I was at my local drugstore looking at different facial masks and scrubs, and I came across this Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Scrub/Mask. It smelled wonderful, like sugary earl gray tea, so I decided to buy it. (It was only $4, so it wasn't a big money decision.)

     I did exactly what it said to on the package (leave on for 5-7 minutes then scrub off.) When I removed the mask, I was in for an astonishing surprise! My skin was pink and glowing and my skin looked flawless. Currently, I have super mild acne, which is to thank for my recent exercise routine (2 months in) and my clarisonic (11 months in). Normally face masks will either help dry out acne or moisturize the face, but it is hard to find one that does both. This cheap face mask makes my skin look and feel super soft, clear and radiant. I've tried so many products in the past, but I'm shocked at how cheap and effective this product is. 

     If there is anyone out there that has skin similar to mine (sensitive, with very mild acne), you definitely need to buy this! And, if anyone has tried this, let me know about your experience! I'm not sure how big of a difference it would make on moderate acne, but I wouldn't be surprised if it helped considerably. 




Has Anyone Tried Ovace Fash Wash?

20 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

Hello Everyone!

 A few weeks ago, my derm gave me a prescription for Ovace fash wash. It has Sodium Sulfacetimide 10% as the active ingredient. I've been using it for 2 weeks now and I'm not sure whether I've seen any significant changes, good or bad. I'm going to stick with this product, because I understand that it can take a while for some things to work their magic.  If anyone has had experiences with this cleanser, I'd love to know!

Birth Control Help

08 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

  Hi Everyone! 

 I've been on Generess Fe birth control for about 11 months now and lately I've been reading horror stories about getting off of birth control. I've been taking the birth control for ovarian cysts that I have gotten, not for hormonal acne. My skin is pretty much clear as of now, but I don't think I would attribute it to the birth control. When I started the birth control I noticed no change in my skin (good or bad) and my skin my skin didn't change until 8 months ago when I started the Clarisonic skin brush. I've never had cystic acne and my chin is not the main area that I would get blemishes. When my gynecologist decides to take me off the birth control, I wanted to know, will my skin become a nightmare? Generess Fe  is a low dose birth control and it contains an estrogen called ethinyl estradiol and a progestin called norethindrone. If anyone has been on this birth control or gotten off it, please let me know your experience! Thank you!