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In Topic: Green Cream 6 breakouts

30 April 2010 - 09:57 AM

It definitely makes your skin more sun-sensitive, so I'd suggest a hat or visor with a big brim, plus the sunscreen. You don't have to stay out of the sun altogether, just be careful.

In Topic: Green Cream 6 breakouts

25 April 2010 - 06:49 PM

The key to minimizing an initial breakout is to keep inflammation down as much as possible. Some suggestions:

--oral/topical ibuprofen
--topical ketoprofen
--topical niacinamide
--icing face daily
--finacea (may cause dryness or irritation if used in conjunction with green cream, so you'll have to be careful)
--anti-inflammatory foods such as ginger root; I suggest searching the Nutrition forum for more info

Personally I was past the worst of the purging after 2 months, but everyone's skin is different!

In Topic: .

10 June 2009 - 04:19 PM

Accutane works in a number of ways, not just by affecting the sebaceous glands. It is a retinoid, and like topical retinoids, it purges the skin by forcing all existing comedones to the surface.

For some people, this simply means that a bunch of blackheads show up and pop out. But others, especially those who are more prone to inflammatory acne, can end up with a painful breakout.

In Topic: going to camp :(

08 June 2009 - 06:33 AM

Get some skin wipes or pads.

In Topic: Product whore turns a new trick

08 June 2009 - 06:10 AM

Had an itchy bump above the eyebrow yesterday, and some small red patches on one cheek ... all gone now.