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In Topic: Can't Find A Cure

Today, 02:19 PM

It usually takes 3-6 months to see the full effect of BP so if you have only been on it for a month then you need to give it more time.  Don't give up on it and try something else just yet.  You need to be patient, even if it is hard.  After 4 months of using BP if there is no improvement then you might want to try something else.
Just my opinion.
Good luck.

In Topic: Mia 2 Or Clinique Brush Or None?

Today, 10:53 AM

My daughter had moderate acne and her dermatologist told her not to use her clarisonic mia brush (which she had just bought!) because he said it would most likely not help her acne and could very possibly make it worse. He said even the softest brush to use with the mia 2 can cause irritation for people who have acne and spread the bacteria around. He feels that gentle is better so she just washes her face with her hands (not even a washcloth).  Her face has improved greatly (she is also using topicals  he prescribed however).

Of course everyone reacts differently and it may work for you so this is just my two cents worth!

I think it is wise of you to get input from people who actually have acne rather than people who have perfect skin.
Good luck.

In Topic: My Acne History (And Tetracycline-Cross-Resistance?)Plz Read

09 June 2015 - 07:22 PM

I am not a doctor but it sounds to me like your acne is completely hormonal. I say this because the times you mentioned that your skin got worse, when you had an abortion or stopped taking birth control pills, are all times when your hormones are thrown out of wack, plus the fact that when you took Diane 35 it cleared you up.
No antibiotics will clear it up and keep it clear, plus it is not good to be on antibiotics for a great length of time (again I am not a doctor but everything I've read suggests this).
In my opinion you should find a birth control pill that works for you and will also clear up your skin, Valette was obviously not the right one, you may have to try a few as they work differently for everyone. Apart from helping your acne you need to be on birth control for the purposes of birth control as it does not seem wise to keep having abortions (again, just my opinion).
Or alternately look at natural ways to balance your hormones through supplements, vitamins etc.
But please address your birth control issue as well.
Good luck.

In Topic: How Do I Stop This? I Have Tried Almost Everything

08 June 2015 - 04:42 PM

If the witch hazel contains alcohol then it is not good to use as it may just cause more irritation.

Why are you not leaving the benzoyl peroxide on overnight? It is probably having little if any effect if you just leave it on for 5 minutes.  Just my opinion.

Have you seen any improvement in your skin?

In Topic: Bpo+Bha+Retinol

04 June 2015 - 05:37 PM


I tend to agree with megtree, you seem to be using too many strong products at once.  

My daughter was prescribed a retinol by her dermatologist and a bp product (Benzaclin) and was told to use the bp in the morning  and the retinol at night only, and never use them together (as megtree mentioned) because the bp can render the retinol ineffective.

However if you are finding success with your regimen then I am not trying to dissuade you from continuing.

Good luck.