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In Topic: Spironolactone Journey

25 March 2015 - 09:04 AM

i know what you mean about the resistance but i do think when times are hard and the skin is a mess a short course can really help. the scrub with salicylic acid should help a bit too. heck yeah i see so many deals on groupon and living social daily its great news! just make sure to do your research first so you pick a good place. you are very welcome for the advice and yeah you can ask the people there at ulta they should be able to help you. i did look on their site and noticed they dont offer too many peels but sephora does and you can order online.
yeah i know how you feel its like your skin consumes your life which is just so awful and after a while it just really wears you out. oh no i sure hope you heal up fast from your injury too! geesh you got a lot going on at once. please keep me updated on things and take care of yourself.

In Topic: Adult Acne.... Am I Stuck With This Forever?

23 March 2015 - 09:43 AM

i agree with SiriBai spiro is amazing stuff and works so well. i would check with your derm about starting it but if the derm doesnt want to prescribe it then you can see an endocrinologist that will help you with that. 

In Topic: Spironolactone Journey

23 March 2015 - 07:17 AM

yeah i really think that the switching of the manufacturer of spiro was like starting over and then switching back is like starting once again. you are going to have to give your skin a few months to adjust but for now i would get back on antibiotics for a bit to help with the bad breakout you are going through right now. 
sorry you cant afford going to an esthetician but if you ever get some cash check groupon or living social they always have deals. i think the last facial with extractions i had was about $60. those sites might offer them for about half price. also you can buy peels at ulta and sephora that are great for your skin. i am a huge glycolic acid fan it really helps keep those pores clear but if you cant afford that you can get the AHA from this site and try that out. its not super expensive or anything and i think it will really work for you. i have sensitive skin as well so when i use AHA these days (i've had laser lately) i have to use it like every other day but even a few times a week would probably help you out. i would skip the aquaphor that is a known pore clogger. 

yeah its tough for you with the derm because you have tried so many things so really what is left ya know? i do believe this is all due to the switching of spiro brands so get the antibiotic for a bit, switch up your skincare routine and try to not stress so much. i know the stress part is hard but for myself working out really helps with the anxiety and that general feeling of doom. what else do you like to do in your spare time? try to throw yourself into something that takes your mind off your skin a bit and whatever you do dont carry a mirror around with you in your purse.

stay strong and you can message me anytime. hugs! 

In Topic: Spironolactone Journey

19 March 2015 - 07:37 AM

hey kirks! how are you today? just wanted to say you dont have to thank me for anything i am always here to listen and try to help you as much as i can. yeah it wouldnt surprise me at all if them switching the manufacturer on you made your hormones go a bit haywire again. i take the qualitest version and my pharmacy tried to give me the amneal version a few different times but i made sure to tell them i will only take the qualitest version and that with my hormonal acne i cant take that chance of anything being different at all. so they have a note in my file there now and i always make sure i check my pills when i get them because i am just so paranoid. i think in a way its almost like starting over because they all use different fillers. check out this acne.org posting from a while ago and you can see they use different ingredients.




take care of yourself and keep your chin up girl. it will get better ;)

In Topic: Stubborn Closed Comedones

16 March 2015 - 02:34 PM

I use an AHA toner and it works very well for those clogged pores like that. I used to use it everyday but I felt it was making my skin too red so now I try to use it every other day or so. You could try using a product with AHA or BHA daily or look into some sort of retinoid such as retin-a, differin or tazorac to speed up the cell turnover which will keep your pores from clogging up like that. I can feel your pain I used to get lots of breakouts in my chin area before using AHA and being on Spiro. Unfortunately I have lots of scarring on my chin to prove it.

Try not to let it get you down too much though because you have pretty good skin.