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spartan32

Member Since 20 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2014 11:31 PM

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In Topic: What Cleanser And Rich Moisturizer Can I Use For My Skin?

14 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

It may sound like blasphemy to say it on this site but over the now 13 years that I have had acne, I realize that just using water on my face has worked the best for me.  Proactive, The Regimen, every retinoid, every antibiotic, etc.

 

I have used the regimen about 3 different times (each lasting over a year) and quit each time despite it helping a bit.  I always had a feeling that the cleansing portion was hurting my results (my face was barely able to move after I would wash my face) but was told constantly it was the BP causing the dry and uncomfortable skin.  I also had developed eczema and red patches on my face and it always itched.

 

6 months ago, I decided to give the regimen a final shot but without using a cleanser as I always hated that part.  I just run water over it before applying BP.  I can now use 2 pumps of BP, or more if I want, and my results have been amazing.  I get a small pimple every 2 weeks with zero dryness or irritation despite a ton of BP.

 

Just something to think about if you are prone to irritation as I have personally found out that cleansing has only been harmful to my skin and played no part in decreased breakouts.  Also my moisturizer of choice is Cerave Moisturizing Lotion.  I mix it with some jojoba oil and it works perfect.  


In Topic: 19M - Discussing Accutane With My Doctor

22 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

I say do it.  I remember being that 19 year old guy who was sick and tired of using face washes and creams every single day.  Now I'm that 26 year old guy who is sick and tired of using face washes and creams every single day when Accutane was probably the answer the whole time.


In Topic: Bleached Hair And Shirts - The High Price Of The Regimen

17 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

The same exact problem is happening to me regarding it bleaching the tips of my hair and my eyebrows.  I think it has to do with getting BP in my hair and going out in the sun.  It is awful as everyone is asking if I am highlighting the tips of my hair.  Not a good look for a 26 year old guy.


In Topic: Bp + Sun = Bleached Eyebrows And Hair Tips

16 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

BUMP

 

I look like I'm in a 90's boy band. Is this happening to anyone else and how can I prevent it?  


In Topic: Feeling Like A Million Bucks! I Know It Will Work This Time :d

01 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Honestly I would find a new derm.  You are the patient and want to try a treatment that gives great success to the majority of people.  I speak from personal experience over the past 14 years at how frustrating and stressful it is trying new treatments that may or may not work while your anxiety increases.  He shouldn't deny you a treatment that you are comfortable taking and know the side effects.  

 

I have never used Accutane but the current derm that I go to will prescribe it at any time that I want.  At first he wanted to put me through the gauntlet again but I just explained that I already have done all of the retinoids, antibiotics, etc and that none of them really provide a chance at a cure or remission.  I said that my skin is prone to scarring and it is hurting me mentally too much.