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whoalisa

Member Since 21 Apr 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2012 01:29 PM

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In Topic: Amazing moisturizer: Say Yes to Cucumbers

30 April 2010 - 08:17 AM

I used this for a long time and I really liked it. It never broke me out but I think it was still a bit too thick for me in the long run. I've used the yes to carrots stuff as well but I think the cucumber stuff is the better lotion. I've never tried the cleanser, but I think I might give it a go! They just discontinued the face was I've been using :[

In Topic: Pets and Acne

29 April 2010 - 06:02 PM

Cause acne or not, there's no way I'm getting rid of my pets  eusa_snooty.gif

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

29 April 2010 - 12:48 PM

My skin went from being totally clear to completely oil slicked and broken out in the past 3 days. Plus anxiety attacks have come back with a vengeance, which I'm sure is not helping my skin, which I'm sure is not helping my anxiety either. And I just ran out of retin-a. All during finals week.  doubt.gif I don't think I'm feeling good about anything today

In Topic: Do you have dark eyes?

28 April 2010 - 05:27 AM

I think you may be talking about floaters. I haven't taken accutane myself, but I do have floaters also. My doctor told me they're harmless but that there's nothing we can really do about them. I looked it up and accutane can most certainly cause them, as can any high dosage of vitamin A. The site I was on seemed to suggest that it's possible for the floaters to go away, but since vitamin A is stored in the liver for quite a long time, it might take years for excessive vitamin A in the liver to leave the body. There's more information here, I suggest you read it and do some research on it (I just googled "floaters accutane").

In Topic: The Ghost of Acne past

25 April 2010 - 10:56 PM

This post really hit home for me. I've been dealing with social anxiety for just about half of my life, although it was brought on by more than just bad skin, the acne certainly made it a lot harder to deal with. Its a slippery slope from just being self-conscious to full-fledged severe social anxiety, and I'm glad you decided to come back to raise awareness about it. It's easy enough to put your life on hold and just tell yourself you'll go out tomorrow, or you'll go out when your skin is clear, but when the world becomes an unfamiliar place and you can't even remember how to interact with people anymore, you realize that it's more than just your skin that's the problem. I've been clear for a few months now, and most of my skin discoloration has evened out as well, but I gotta say, it doesn't make it any easier to go outside without make-up, or to talk to people, or to make eye contact, or to even sit on a bus without holding my breath. Acne itself is not a crippling disease, but the effects that it has on our psyche is something else entirely.