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should i use salicylic acid?!

so i was washing my face with benzoyl peroxide 10% for a few months, and noticed in that time that it cleared up my skin in this first month, but after that i began to develop larger cystic acne while i was still using the product..... i dont really know why...  anyways i stopped using it altogether and have just been using witch hazel only on my skin for about a month now.  if u read my past two blog posts, i said that im going through a breakout, and i guess i have to use something t

winter girl

winter girl

01/06/20

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04/15/20

this feels hopeless

i am just so tired.  of living. but i dont want to die, i just want to be happy.  but i dont know how much more of this i can take.  how much longer until these tears become faded memories and i would have completely moved on,  if i knew what i should do differently, if i knew why this keeps happening over and over, like a broken record for 10 months straight... do you know how it feels to have every waking moment, for 10 whole months, be about your acne? maybe

winter girl

winter girl

01/06/20

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01/21/20

why is life but a veil of tears?

i never thought i'd be feeling this way again. i really dont know what the [censored] is going on with my body. i thought it was getting better and then just drops back down to the first flare up i had 10 months ago, which was so bad, and made me feel so [censored] disgusting.  this familiar feeling, this familiar sad, horrible, stone in my throat feeling, i never thought i would have to feel again.  wow, i am so freaking sad.  does anyone know any good products that hel

winter girl

winter girl

01/06/20

Products Used on Accutane

I got a couple dms on the products i used while on accutane. Here are the absolute lifesavers. Kept my skin and lips moisturized at all times without ever over drying. I used the cereve lotion on both my body and my face because it was thick and I needed that. However, post accutane I would not put that thick cereve lotion on my face. I got a thinner one to use. I never used any other acne treatment products or face masks in the chance of over drying my skin. 

MPI93

MPI93

01/03/20

Month 6

Just finished my final month of accutane. I am very happy with the results. My derm prescribed me a topical retinal to keep my skin clear so updates to come on how my skin keeps up post treatment. My skin still has a strong red tint to it, but i'm hoping now it will go away. I would 100% recommend accutane to a friend, but i do have to say it was hard for a couple months. months of crying and staying in bed instead of going out w my friends. But now i go to class and go out with my friends witho

MPI93

MPI93

01/03/20

My Acne

So I've I had acne for 2 years now and its gotten to the point where I don't know what to do. I've done everything to try and clear my acne. First of all I have changed my diet I no longer eat Nuts, Soy, Gluten, Carbs, Sugar or fruits High in sugar. I also taken natural supplements such as curcumin, cod liver oil, zinc, green detox, collagen, etc. (all together I probably take 8-10 natural supplements). My breakfast consists of a kale smoothie and eggs whites. Topically I apply tretinoin cream a

Eman235

Eman235

01/01/20

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01/01/20

happy [censored] new year.

hi.  so its dec 31  its funny, i was fine this morning.  and i had plans with my boyfriend, not actual new years plans, cause i wanted to spend time with my family- he invited me out with his family to this restaurant and yeah, i wanted to go, but id rather stay with my family-- anyway,  we had plans to hangout a little during the afternoon and early evening, but then he just wasnt responding to me and i was just sitting in bed, all dressed up and ready to go, and he was M.I

winter girl

winter girl

12/31/19

Naturopathic Update

This last week and a half has been an uncomfortable time for me. My skin has broken out in a way that it hasn't for a long time. It has forced me to really face my insecurities and fears surrounding having acne. As a part of that process, i have decided to incorporate more holistic solutions to my spiro usage. The first thing i did was create a vision board. In order to get where you want to go, you have to have a map, right? Health is smack dab in the middle of my board and will include getting

leelowe1

leelowe1

12/26/19

1 day - preparing

Hey guyz! My name is Artem from Moscow, Russia, 24 years old stiil have face/body acne and sebboreic dermatitis. In advance, sorry for my English, we don't speak it here at all. I'll try to do my best about writing here. These days I finally decided to move to healthy food and here is the list what I'm gonna do: SUPPLEMENTS 1) Omega 3-6-9, they say it's a great thing for people with some skin issues, ok, I'll try it. Sometimes I take zynk, like, twice a week DIET 1)

RuKrlST

RuKrlST

12/25/19

Fall/Winter 2019 Update

Whew - it's been a super busy few months for me.  My life has been hectic and i haven't had much time to think about my acne overall which has been great.  Now that things are slowing down as we're getting closer to the holidays, i am dealing with that stress acne.  I have an extremely inflamed pimple on my chin and red pimples sprinkled around both cheeks and right chin.  I've been breaking out pretty steadily on my cheeks these last few months and i'm not sure why.  They come up and stay for w

leelowe1

leelowe1

12/19/19

Cleansing oils /any oils just break me out

My skin was pretty clear of acne after faithfully used tretinoin and not using any oil on my face until I got pregnant.. During pregnancy and after gave birth to my child my skin was still pretty clear even though i had stopped using tretinoin.. during that time I used baking soda( I know I was so stupid) thinking it was that controlling my acne but my skin just felt so dehydrated all the time and I just looked older... then I learned that baking soda is very bad for skin and shouldn't be put on

happily after

happily after

12/16/19

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03/16/20

Day 196

Left side was almost percect until i got this big pimple. But to be fair I was expecting it because there was a big closed comedone. Right side is doing much better. I got a pimple like a week ago and it stil hasn't completely disappear.

scab wont heal

ive had this scab for four days now, and this morning the very thin scab just cracked open and it started bleeding again. i dont understand. im so frustrated i started crying, and i havent cried like this and i SAID i wouldnt cry like this, but i am just so frustrated why its not healing.  i have a long school day today, and i wanted to see my boyfriend tonight, but this ugly scab is making me feel so disgusting i just want to stay inside all day.  i dont feel like wearing my bang

winter girl

winter girl

12/12/19

Comparison Photos

Guys, my heart actually hurts from the before photos. It reminds me of how low i was emotionally and mentally. it's crazy how clearing my skin has turned me confident and dare i say happy again. if you are going through this or decide to do accutane, do it. It's worth every second to get me where i am today. Today my skin is completely pimple free, only dark spots remaining. I couldn't be happier!

MPI93

MPI93

12/11/19

but of course, i picked it. (pls answer the question @ the end)

the title pretty much explains it. and pls read n answer the question at the end.  i picked at that monster cyst and now i have this huge fleshy wound. i did manage to pop it and pus came out. but the cyst, as i described in the previous entry, was oval shaped which led me to assume it was two zits merged together kind of like siamese twins. it was a siamese zit.  this wound i have now clearly shows where exactly the two zits were, they're like two circles. it scabbed over in this shap

winter girl

winter girl

12/10/19

this hurts

i have a very painful, deep cyst on the side of my forehead.  its very oddly shaped like its not circular, its more oval like and not rounded, it is super weird.  im kinda annoyed. it really fucking hurts and its huuge. im going to refrain from picking it or trying to pop it cause i KNOW that will wreak havoc.  whatever. im over it.  anyway, i spent the entire day working on a research paper for my english class. this professor is so fucking rude when it comes to grades, she

winter girl

winter girl

12/07/19

Month 5

The dermatologist said everything looks good, im even on my last month! staying on 60mg. Im still breaking out a little bit and she said i shouldn't be, but just small white heads that just go away. Hopefully everything is good at the end of this month.... 

MPI93

MPI93

12/02/19

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