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xelz hah

Member Since 01 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Adderall/vyvanse/stimulants/amphetamines And Acne?

25 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

my marks faded so much thank god but are still there. they used to be BRIGHT red all over my face, now its not even that noticeable.  My acne has been gradually decreasing over time but I am still getting it :/

What sort of products have helped you?


In Topic: Adderall/vyvanse/stimulants/amphetamines And Acne?

22 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

my acne began exactly 2 weeks after taking vyvanse and has not cleared for 3 years and I stopped taking vyvanse 2 years and 7 months ago...it is what caused my acne I believe

 

Oh my gosh. The same marks haven't cleared or your skin has continued to be bad? Have you noticed oiliness?


In Topic: Smoking Cigarettes And Acne

15 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

I completely get where you are coming from. I have hit some pretty low points in what I'd do for clear skin haha. Good luck and let us know if you figure anything out!


In Topic: Smoking Cigarettes And Acne

15 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

First off I guess I have to be smart and tell you not to smoke. I am 21 and have been smoking since I was 14. I quit for 6 months this year mainly to see the effect on my skin. I ended up getting really stressed for my exams and had a couple cigarettes because I saw acne and thought "well I get it without them..." obviously I was too set on smoking to realize these were stress pimples. I've continued smoking since then and my acne as continued to get worse. I think this could be a total fluke though, I suffered with acne as a young teen and got my face completely clear with a few hormonal zits that time of the month from the age of 16 to 19. I may simply have suffered from an onset of adult acne. Anyway, my skin is a mess of small bumps and some cysts now and it drives me crazy. I've continued to smoke because it keeps me less stressed! I can't say anything for sure about the acne once I started smoking again but what I can say is that the smoking has made my skin much more sensitive and my skin takes much longer to heal. The pimples on my face take a lot longer to go away when I smoke on a regular basis and the red marks last longer. - makes sense with the aging risks!

 

In regards to your skin clearing up after smoking five cigarettes --> I think that might have been a large part luck but it could also have been the sudden release of stress that allowed your body to heal. If you relaxed after having them and slept a good night's sleep this could be a factor. I have a friend who has very hormonal acne and she flares up at the smallest sign of stress. When she smokes it calms her down and her acne stays fine! 

 

 

In my opinion if smoking has any effect it is on your stress levels. There are plenty of supplements to help with stress and alternatives to nicotine (gotta work on that myself!) My skin felt great compared to it does now when I wasn't smoking. 

 

Sorry for the long winded response! I've been very interested on this correlation for a while. Good luck!