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Week 2

I closed on week 2 of my new regimen, and I'm feeling pretty good about improvements. My active breakouts are starting to heal and my new pimples have mostly just been small whiteheads. An ongoing cyst by my right ear "refilled," but I'm hoping to leave this be and let nature do its work. Pics below compare day 14 to day 1.

To reiterate, for the past two weeks I have been taking: Vitamin D3 (4,000iu) Saw Palmetto (500mg) Stinging Nettle (500mg) Vitamin C (1,000mg) L-Lysine (2,000mg) Women's Daily Multivitamin Gummies
The past week I added in: Evening Primrose Oil (1,300mg) A new moisturizer with Aloe, Vitamin C, E, Retinol, Green Tea, CoQ10, Kukui Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, MSM, etc. + a few drops of Evening Primrose Oil (I realized I may have actually been overdryingn my face with all the washing.)
Day 14


Day 1


I'll try hard to keep the lighting and angles the same on my future pics. Stay tuned!

aymaymay

aymaymay

07/30/2018

 

Going private - Accutane

A Bit About My Acne:
I started getting mild acne at the age of 13; as I got older I started getting under the skin cysts and my acne became more moderate. I’m 20 now and my acne severity has lessened with the help of the pill and creams, although my skin is still not where I would like it to be.

My First Dermatology Appointment: After a bad break out last month I begged my Doctor to refer me to a dermatologist. 
The waiting list in my area to see a dermatologist is 8 months, so I ended up going private, as I couldn’t wait that long. 

My dermatolist was very nice and surprisingly didn’t ask me many questions before prescribing me accutane. He told me  the cost of my prescriptions and consultations for a 5 month course is estimated to be around £700-£800 which seemed a small price to pay for clear skin. 

I had to take a free pregnancy test while at the hospital but I was able to start accutane straight away without waiting for the results or having any initial blood tests. I’m 54kg and my Doctor has prescribed me 20 mg for my first month, which cost £24 from my local pharmacy. 

I’m really excited to start seeing results! 





 

Clairee98

Clairee98

07/30/2018

 

Acne

Hi everyone
I am saroj frm nepal
I need help to get rid of acne that appeared in my nose.i jst pressed it yesterday and now it is swelled 
plz Guys comment if u know how to get rid fast that shit

Saroj lama

Saroj lama

07/30/2018

 

Scars and black spot

Hi i am saroj from nepal
i am working hard to clear my skin.my acne problem was start when i was 13 now i am 20 but i look like a 25 bcoz of acne scars.its really hard to deal with acne after acne is gone we have to deal with scars again its really decrease our confident level and really hard to live around a people.people act like they knw everything they say like stop masturbation etc but its been 9 months i havent masturbation  but still acne pop up jst yesterday it appeared in my nose it is a worst place to appear i think.i really want to do co2 laser treatment and subcision method but it's really really expensive.i have to alwz deal with people i cant do the things that i want to do.soo... Now i drink a lot of water n wash a face 3 times a day and i dont use face wash it makes my skin dry n allergic heres mine picture and hope u understand my grammar is disaster like my skin 

Saroj lama

Saroj lama

07/29/2018

 

18 days in

So I'm roughly 18 days into this. My skin seems the same since day 1. But it's itchy!! I don't know why. I know it's not eczema or a rash. Is this a normal thing on the caveman? I don't really know what to do about it. And the texture of my skin is horrible. I wiped my face with a warm, wet wash cloth today, and that felt really good. I'm meeting with family tomorrow so I'm a little worried. I'm definitely going to continue with this, because I've come this far, but unless my skin really shows a difference by the end of next month, I'll probably start a gentle cleanser and moisturizing at night. I'm looking to at getting some Zinc too. I really hope the itching and texture goes away.

UGS

UGS

07/27/2018

 

Summer 2018 Update

To anyone that's still reading (probably just me.....lol).  I'm still alive and still dealing with this beast.  I just celebrated my 35th birthday and took the time to reflect on my journey so far and man of man, what a ride.  Acne has really forced me to self examine who I am as a person and to face some hard truths about what my self worth is wrapped up in.  I'm still not where i want to be emotionally, mentally or spiritually, but i haven't given up yet.

I recently updated my signature detailing what i'm using so feel free to take a look if you have any questions about my diet, skin care or supplements.

Still on spiro at a dosage of 150 mg and still breaking out.  Some days are definitely better than others.  I am grateful to spiro for giving me breaks in between my acne but it has unfortunately not been the miracle i had been hoping for.  My naturopath wants me to stop next month and that thought scares the shit out of me.  Having to go back to the days of hating to look in the mirror and constantly crying, hating what I saw and at times, wanting to just give up is not a life i want to repeat.  I guess its akin to sticking to the evil that you know versus the one that you don't.  No one really gets it except for those going through it.  

As of today, i am beginning a breakout cycle, a week out from my period which is hella normal.  It's not a hide in the house with your face covered breakout but its a stay indoor because i don't have plans 'Thank God' breakout.  I just don't feel like dealing.  

I wonder to myself if i am going to be forty and still be dealing with this shit.  That thought depresses me.  

But all i can deal with is today.  Getting through today is my goal and if i can do that, then i know i'll be alright.

FYI - my allergies which were another battle i was dealing with are GONE.  Quercetin is a miracle worker!

leelowe1

leelowe1

07/27/2018

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08/03/2018

 

Caveman update

I'm about three weeks into this. Now I would really count the first two weeks because the first week I exfoliated twice, the second I tried a three day thing, but this week I really didn't wash. I only splashed with water in the morning after my workout, and used oil to remove my makeup at night. Yesterday I used a natural toner to remove some oil because I was going out. My face feels and looks horrible. I know wearing makeup can't be good for me, but it's so bad I'd look like a freak if I didn't. I'm going to give this another week, maybe two. I'm going on vacation to the beach soon and I hope I clear up by then (it's in a month) but if I don't and I come back with bad skin, I'm going to use a gentle cleanser by Aveeno and a moisturizer for the winter. I'm not sure if I'll use a toner, and I'll probably stick with olive oil to remove makeup. I'll probably won't go back to harsh acne products, but just having skin that feels clean will be amazing. And I'm not sure if this is a bad idea or not, but I'm going to use a sugar and oil mix to exfoliate at the end of this week. My face feels gross, and I don't care I just need to clean it. I've never been more disappointed with my skin in my life

UGS

UGS

07/26/2018

 

WEEK 4 of Accutane [40 mg/day]

I’m still breaking out a little bit, though less than before. Skin still isn’t that dry. I wonder if I should take a higher dosage, or if I’m just one of the few people whose skin just doesn’t have chronic drying from Accutane. I really hhope it’s the second, my skin texture has been nice (aside from the acne bumps and scars :P) Trying hard not to pick at my face but my PMS is starting up, which means more hormonal acne. Trying to stay motivated and aware of my hands is really difficult. I have weeks of high motivation where I hardly pick and am really good at stopping myself, and then other weeks where I just can’t keep my hands off of my face. It’s very frustrating and I am not very patient, so the red and inflamed results of my sessions continuously wears on my self-confidence and hope that I can overcome this. I have a dermatologist appointment later this week and I want to ask her about taking NAC supplement, which supposedly helps with anxiety, depression, OCD/dermatillomania, and liver longevity. I’ve seen posts of other people using it while on Accutane, so hopefully she will be on board with it.
Products used: -Aveeno Sheer Daily Moisturizer: morning and night after toner dries -Neutrogeena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen (SPF 15): mornings when I plan to go outside a lot. I hate the smell and oily texture of sunscreen immensely, but this product is actually pretty good. -Burt’s Bees chapstick: use in morning and throughout the day -Aquaphor tube: apply at night before bed -Dove cucumber moisture body wash: I use shower gloves for my body (GENTLY) -I am really trying to keep down the number of products I use to prevent over-irritation
Symptoms: -Dry face: Not considerably -Dry lips: Yes, but manageable -Dry nose/eyes: Not really, maybe a little with my eyes. -Depression: Possibly an increase, but also possibly from PMS -Thirsty: I definitely have to drink more water, especially when I wake up in the morning, but it’s a good habit to get into -Hair loss: Yes, but I’m not going bald and I still have eyebrows -Aches: started getting kind of achy recently in my lower back. I hadn’t been to the gym for a while so it’s from either the medicine or my really awful mattress.
 

SaveTheBees

SaveTheBees

07/25/2018

 

Feeling defeated

I'm really fed up with my skin. I can't stand living like this. I know I'm a beautiful girl but my skin makes me look so ugly. I want to stick to the caveman routine but what if I'm wasting time and I really need products too fix it. Because right now I don't know if my skin is purging or reacting. I have more breakouts then I ever did before and it's so itchy. I've cried more about my skin this week then I ever have before. It's affecting my mood, my relationships and my faith. And I can't stop wearing makeup. This may be affecting it, but I can't stop. Somebody please tell me it gets worse before it gets better or tell me to stop. I don't know what to do.

UGS

UGS

07/24/2018

 

Continuing on

So I had a bad day and almost wanted to give up. Of course the first thing I did was reach for the face wash. I wish I hadn't. Anyway, day 11 is the first time I ever cried about my skins condition. Day 10 was really good, and I was excited to finally see a change in my skin, but the next day it seemed really bad again. My once smooth chin had little whiteheads all over it again. I really don't know what to do about it, but this week I'm really going to try and stick to it and not wash at all, just rinse with water. Underneath my skin seems really healthy, and the skin tone is fine. But the acne sitting on top of it is just horrible. The texture of my forehead is disgusting, I feel like a need to take a coarse sponge and SCRUB. I'm really upset, and sick and tired of my skin. I feel like I'm not living to my full potential. I don't even hang out with my family anymore because I'm worried what they'll think.

UGS

UGS

07/23/2018

 

accutane 20mg

so I haven't been posting for a couple of months. its been around 7 months almost 8 on accutane.
updates:
no new large pimples
a few tiny bumps come sometimes, for example before my period
zero oiliness
tiny bit of dryness on my nose but nowhere else
my scalp is still dry and has dandruff 
no other side effects  

asiyaaa

asiyaaa

07/23/2018

 

All about Differn

What is Differin?
Differin is the registered name of an American gel product whose active ingredient is an adapalene (specifically 0.1%). Adapalenes are third generation retinoids, which are based on Vitamin A. Vitamin A has an effect on epithelial cell growth.

How does Differin work?
It is different to a lot of other topical treatments as it goes very deep into the pores and regulates skin cell turnover. This reduces the number of spots that develop since cells can't build up in pores. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect, so you feel more comfortable during the day. It therefore clears up existing spots as well as prevents more acne.

How do you get and use Differin?
It is one of the only over-the-counter retinoids, and used to clear mild-to-moderate acne. You should use it once day, usually before going to bed, and skipping days can set you back on the treatment regime. In the first weeks, you may see more redness and dryness due to the retinisation of your skin, which means your skin is just getting used to the gel. Weeks 6-10 are when the results should be appearing on your skin. The main side effect is sensitivity to direct sunlight.

midnight-owl

midnight-owl

07/20/2018

 

WEEK 12

WEEK 12

This is an extra update 2 weeks after the milestone 'week 10' for Differin. I'm currently on a residential summer camp job so I'm spending time in the sun and am not in control of what I eat or the cleanliness of my bedsheets. Taking this into account, as well as the working hours and how much sleep I'm getting, I'm still quite happy with my skin. I'm glad I went on Differin because it took my skin from 10 to 4, which is massive progress. However, the final 4 to totally clear skin is bothering me.

Still, there are no cysts, or massive pustules which really irritate my skin or look terrible. It's just the remaining scars, small whiteheads and discolouration which make it look a lot worse than it actually is. However, I do not think Differin addresses this particularly, so I will have to look elsewhere for this solution.

On the whole, I am happy with my Differin results, but understand it may be hard for people to undergo the purging phase. Even I was faltering! However, as topical treatments go, I have to say it's minimal work for a very important result - to stop the worst kind of acne appearing and scarring my cheeks.

midnight-owl

midnight-owl

07/20/2018

 

Week 1 on Vitamin D3, Saw Palmetto, and Stinging Nettle

Hi all,

I've been inspired by so many progress posts on this site, that I decided it was time for me to contribute to the community as well. I am a 32-year-old female who suffers from moderate but consistent hormonal acne. I take no oral birth control but have a Mirena IUD. My breakouts include cysts and white heads. Last week I started taking the following for my adult, hormonal acne:
  Vitamin D3 (4,000iu) Saw Palmetto (500mg) Stinging Nettle (500mg)
I also started taking the following to combat excessive bruising on my arms and legs: Vitamin C (1,000mg)
And for the past year I have been taking: L-Lysine (2,000mg) Women's Daily Multivitamin Gummies
Here is my progress thus far. Hoping to track and share my progress weekly. Fingers crossed for results and patience.

Day 1
 

Day 7


It's too soon to really see any results, but at least psychosomatically, my acne seems to be "drying out" more quickly. I've had bout 8 new pimples this week, but it's quite possible they were already there and just hit the surface this week.

For week 2, I am considering adding the following into my new supplement regimen: Evening Primrose Oil (1,300mg) Calcium (1,000mg), Magnesium (500mg), Zinc (25mg)
Stay tuned, and please let me know if you have any questions or advice!

aymaymay

aymaymay

07/20/2018

 

Chuc nang cua bao bi thuc pham la gi

Chức năng của bao bì thực phẩm là gì Bao bì thực phẩm hiện nay rất phổ biến, chúng len lỏi vào từng ngõ ngách của cuộc sống và phục vụ đắc lực cho nhu cầu của nhà sản xuất và người tiêu dùng. Đa số các loại thực phẩm, bao gồm trái cây và rau quả, đồ uống, thịt và các bữa ăn khô, đều có nhu cầu đóng gói với những loại bao bì đa năng khác nhau. Từ quá trình sản xuất, chế biến và vận chuyển lâu dài, thực phẩm đã được tiếp xúc bởi nhiều người trước khi nó được đưa ra thị trường. 1. Duy trì chất lượng sản phẩm  Nếu bao bì không tốt, làm thế nào bạn có thể tiếp cận người tiêu dùng mục tiêu một cách hoàn chỉnh? Nhiệm vụ của bao bì thực phẩm là để duy trì sự tươi mát và chất lượng của thực phẩm và kéo dài tuổi thọ của chúng. Bởi vì bao bì thực phẩm có thể cho phép thời hạn sử dụng lâu hơn, các loại thực phẩm ở các vùng khác nhau có thể được vận chuyển đến tất cả các nơi trên thế giới và thương hiệu của doanh nghiệp được nhiều người tiêu dùng biết tới và lợi nhuận mang lại cho doanh nghiệp cũng lớn hơn. Nhờ giao thông thuận tiện và bao bì sáng tạo, mọi người ở tất cả các vùng có sự khác biệt rõ rệt có thể chia sẻ những món ăn ngon. Bất cứ khi nào và bất cứ nơi nào họ cần, họ có thể trao đổi trái cây, rau và các sản phẩm thịt khác nhau trong các mùa khác nhau Ngoài việc ngăn ngừa thiệt hại cho thực phẩm và kéo dài thời hạn sử dụng của thực phẩm, Xưởng in bao bì giấy số lượng ít giá rẻ thực phẩm còn có các chức năng khác mà ít khi được mọi người đề cập. Chúng tôi sẽ giới thiệu các chức năng quan trọng khác của bao bì thực phẩm trong bài viết dưới đây Bao bì giúp duy trì chất lượng sản phẩm 2. Thu hút sự chú ý của khách hàng Thiết kế bao bì tốt nhất có thể không chỉ phản ánh đặc điểm của sản phẩm mà còn thu hút khách hàng. Cho dù chất lượng sản phẩm bị phóng đại như thế nào, nhưng việc sử dụng bao bì hoặc bao gói trần sẽ không được người tiêu dùng ưa chuộng. Ngược lại, nếu các sản phẩm chất lượng thông thường sử dụng thiết kế bao bì sáng tạo thì nó sẽ chiếm được cảm tình của khách hàng nhiều hơn. Một nhà sản xuất thực phẩm có kinh nghiệm có thể dành nhiều nỗ lực hơn vào thiết kế Bao bì giấy cao cấp bởi vì nó sẽ tạo thêm lợi ích thế kinh tế mà chỉ thiết kế bao bì đẹp mới có thể mang lại. Thiết kế bao bì thực phẩm sáng tạo có thể được áp dụng cho sữa, đồ uống, bánh ngọt, v.v., làm cho món ăn của thương hiệu nổi bật trong một thị trường có tính cạnh tranh cao.
Click vào đây để Xem thêm các chức năng của bao bì thực phẩm Bao bì thu hút sự chú ý của khách hàng 3. Bảo vệ thực phẩm dạng lỏng tốt nhất Thực phẩm dạng lỏng là những sản phẩm có yêu cầu đặc biệt cho việc lưu trữ và vận chuyển. Như chúng ta đã biết, các loại thực phẩm lỏng như đồ uống và rượu vang dễ bị rò rỉ do tính lưu động của chúng. Thùng và chai kín được đóng kín an toàn để cất giữ các sản phẩm này. Phương pháp đóng gói thực phẩm lỏng này cũng giúp ngăn ngừa mất chất dinh dưỡng thực phẩm và bốc hơi, bảo vệ thực phẩm khỏi nhiệt độ cao, độ ẩm cao và tác động từ ánh nắng. Bảo vệ tốt nhất cho sản phẩm, tránh hư hại 4. Tái chế cho những nhu cầu cần thiết trong cuộc sống Trong thực tế, ngoài chức năng riêng của mình, bao bì thực phẩm cũng có thể mở rộng các chức năng thực tế hơn. Bạn có thể thấy rằng những bao bì này có thể được tái chế và hữu ích cho cuộc sống hàng ngày. Lon nước giải khát có thể được sử dụng như bình hoa đa năng để trồng cây nhỏ để tiết kiệm chi phí; bạn cũng có thể sử dụng một hộp đẹp để lưu những thứ nhỏ để giúp bạn tìm thấy chúng. Mức độ mà chúng có thể được tái sử dụng tùy thuộc vào cách bạn khám phá tiềm năng của chúng và đưa chúng vào thực tế. Nếu bạn có nhu cầu in ấn đóng gói bao bì thực phẩm, Hộp giấy carton đa năng, bạn cũng có thể liên hệ với Xưởng in hộp giấy. Chúng tôi sẽ cung cấp cho bạn nhiều bộ giải pháp đóng gói hiệu quả với giá cả và chi phí tiết kiệm.
 

Day 9 and 10

Day 9 I woke up with the cystic acne back. I had a spot on my chin and later in the day a spot formed on my cheek. Now, first let me say this: I'm no expert, but I don't need to be to tell you to LEAVE. THEM. ALONE!!! Seriously, if you get cystic acne, do not touch, do not pick, do not press..... don't even look at it if you can manage. Unlike whiteheads that are above the skin and can usually be picked with no real problem, cysts are below and need time to surface. So let it sit there for a few days, and even then, don't attack it. This damages the skin so bad. I recommend that if you do make that mistake, at night cleanse the area and dab on some Neosporin or an antibacterial ointment,  put more on a band-aid then sleep with the band-aid over the area. I learned from a first aid course I took that wounds heal better if they are in a moist, clean covering. And this has worked multiple times for me, not just on my face.

Anyway, aside from my two new friends, there wasn't much different. My face felt pretty smooth, and I assume it's because I use the olive oil to remove makeup. Guys, I can't believe how much I love this. Seriously, if you're like me where you still need to use concealer on some areas of your face, this works amazing as a gentle, natural makeup remover. It even removes my mascara and eyeliner. Just use different cotton swabs (I use the cotton rounds or pads) on each area so you don't spread your eye makeup to your face. You could probably use JoJoba oil too. I would stay away from coconut because coconut oil congeals. It doesn't stay a liquid. I feel like that could clog your pores. But that's just a personal opinion.

Day 10  was much like day 9, but I have noticed something weird. The left side of my face is nearly completely clear, save for some acne scarring. (I'm thinking of using aloe on this?) The texture is gone and my face feels smooth. The right side is my only problem area. And I sleep on the left side of my face so you think it would be worse.  Also, I don't want to get too optimistic, but I think the oil is less than usual. I should mention that I cleansed day 9 and day 10 I just splashed with water. I think you would be okay just using water and no cleansers, but if you do just use water, make sure you don't scrub your face or rub it too hard. Just splash the water on gentle so you don't irritate the skin. Then I'm using the oil at night and wiping that off as best as I can with a tissue. If it still feels oily I'll splash with water or wipe with a lukewarm wet washcloth. But I like to leave some of the oil on because this keeps me moisturized and it seems I don't produce so much oil on my forehead this way.

My chin seems to be doing a lot better. Most of the whiteheads are gone and now when I touch it, it feels smooth. This is a blessing. Honesty for me there is nothing better than reaching up in the middle of the day touching my chin and feeling smooth and soft. A small whitehead will pop up, but if I pick it, it seems to just go away and the skin heals really well. I'm pretty sure my skin was purging. My nose has some blackheads. I'm wondering if they will go away on there own. They aren't very noticeable, so I'm not picking at them.

I'm hoping my skin continues to heal. 

UGS

UGS

07/19/2018

 

June 1

The time I got depressed and never went outside my room for a week! Realized that i shouldn’t let my acne interfere with my life and that it isn’t the end of the world. 

Beliebxx

Beliebxx

07/18/2018

 

May 2

I was experiencing side effects such as: i forget things more often, it’s hard to focus on things (especially on my studies), i was lonelier than usual. 

Beliebxx

Beliebxx

07/18/2018

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