I wanted to start this blog for my fellow pityrosporum folloculitis sufferers. Quick history on myself, I have previously experienced a long journey on curing chronic UTI hence I have been on many many rounds of antibiotics (approx. 30) which I believe is the cause behind this skin condition for me. I have PF on my chest, neck, face (forehead and nose mostly) and sometimes shoulders. I used to have completely clear skin and all of a sudden, it is bumpy, red, itchy, flakey, you name it. Next, a q
I've always admired Barbara Kruger. Her work as an artist in the 1980-90s mostly consisted of giant billboards, such as the one above, with confrontational statements imposed over confrontational images. Consumerism, feminist critiques, body image issues, abortion, and rights were the subjects of her typographic genius. I've always wondered, from a psychological perspective, what actually passed through peoples' minds when they read them. Was it a situation when they were a jerk? Or when someone
"I was just walking down ze street one day and a man come up to me and he zaid "Do you want to be a szupermodel?" And ze next day I am in New York and on ze cover of VOGUE." Superstar!
So I was considering not doing a photo montage in supermodel documentary style, but then I was like NAH! They want to see gratuitous close-ups of my face (who wouldn't?), and they have every right to demand that from me.
But yeah, as you can see, in my non-mo
Going to put my info here here so I can keep track of it, and if anyone wants to check it out, maybe it will benefit you when using her products yourself.
So, I've been using Dianna Yvonne's 2% SA Exfol Serum for a year or so. I've gone through 2 bottles. As I neared the end of my second bottle, I thought about reordering but, I didn't think it was making much difference. I knew it was working somewhat because 1) my lips would dry out from the SA migrating to them and 2) my skin seemed bette
Can't believe it's over, but I'm finished with Accutane! I took my last pill last Tuesday (March 19th). So I did a total of 6 months on Claravis. 40 mg for months 1 & 2, 60 mg months 3, 4, and 5. and 80 mg on month 6.
I knew at my last derm appt that my course was over, but I kind of hoped there might be a 7th month. (only because I was terrified to stop taking this drug)
When I first started Accutane, my derm told me that I wouldn't need to use any "maintenance creams" once my course w
so in january i used tactuo/epiduo for about 5 months and it totally cleared my skin but didnt stop occasional purging until the third month, so since my skin was clear i slowly cam off of it and my skin was nearly perfect for about 3 months and after using a pore clogging product (noxema for moisturizer) my whole face is full of clogged pores and now theyre turning into pimples and it is an absolute nightmare! so i brought out my new bottle of tactuo/epiduo and started using it again, im on da
I had a TERRIBLE week, but finally my skin appears to be recovering. I have chronic depression, and last week was just terrible for me. I think I wrote in my last post that I had to cancel my therapist appointment because I was too anxious to be around people with my oozing scabs(that I created). Well, I thought I had learned my lesson from that, and I vowed that I would NEVER pick again, but that didn't last very long. I experienced a bad initial breakout from my daily Manuka Honey masks and ou
Wow. I can't believe how good my skin looks.....Sometimes I honestly look in the mirror and remind myself that I'm NOT wearing makeup! My skin looks that great right now.
It's like, all the bumps and pimples just vanished after using finacea for a few days. I guess its been 2 weeks total. It says that it can take much longer like 8 weeks to see effects. I just can't believe it!
I went to an allergist today for a consult for the skin allergy test or blood test. She told me all the differe
As I'm about to begin my third month of Accutane, there has not been a significant change. When I went to the dermatologist a month ago, she said in the third month my skin should break out less to the extent of no new acne forming. As of right now, I have a few breakouts and the scars of old acne is not fading at all even a little bit. I'm hoping this third month will show a much more drastic change.
There are no new side effects. The backpain has come back and the dryness on my lips and my
Started accutane today. 60mg a day. I take one pill in AM and two with dinner. I feel very nervous. I hope it doesn't affect my hair in anyway. If it just gets dry I can live with that. I am praying that I do not get an IB. If anyone reads this, say a prayer for me! I know I will have clear, smooth skin in no time! Ill post pics when I get home from work today and then weekly
I decided I wanted to tell people about my experience with differin so I figured I would start a blog on here! Background on my skin, I started getting acne when I was in 6th grade, never severe but pretty moderate. Then my freshman year I decided to go on birth control to see if it would help, and it did a little bit but not much. During my sophomore year i found out I have sensitive skin that reacts badly to benzoyl peroxide, harsh face scrubs, and some other random things. Lucky me, right? At
So as promised I have included a picture for y'all to see. The picture explains itself, that after just three out of five months since I've began treatment, this is currently where I stand. I am taking a break for about 6 days because I haven't gotten month four filled yet (it takes forever typically). These pictures are not edited, the flash was on for the bottom left hand corner just to kind of illuminate my skin. But it's day one and day ninety. The picture on the right hand side is me today
Sooo.. After having fought mild acne for about 3-4 years it finally started to up its game about 4-5 months ago. My brother and Sister both have recommended i go on Accutane since they both experience moderately sever acne as well (damn genetics!) and have both gone it as well.
So I got an appointment with our *family dermatologist, and he recommended i go on accutane right away to avoid serious scarring (like my dad has). So about a month later after blood tests i got my prescri
Week 1-3: So I started out like a lot of other people thinking that I could apply Epiduo twice a day and get quicker results and boy was I wrong. My face burned so badly and itched like crazy these first few weeks. I experienced TERRIBLE peeling and flaking which was highlighted by make up. But there was no way in HELL I was going out in public without make up to at least cover the redness. So after about a week and a half of applying the cream twice a day I went down to just at night and I was
I had a random flashback today and remembered a time I really liked this guy who was basically my first realistic crush I'd ever had, seeing as he wasn't a movie star or someone way out of my league, and you know what it's like when you have a first crush (unless you're young and haven't experienced it or live alone in a dark room alone planning world domination) you kind of start imagining the future with them like going on dates, sitting in watching movies, creating a business that specialises
So admittedly, I've spent the day pretty much glued to the screen of my iMac. Well, I have no money. I'm currently waiting on the background of a painting I'm doing for my sister to dry (for Christmas). So I've just been watching the US version of Shameless. And well, I love it. Between mouthfuls of Original Chips, and one bout of actually getting out of the house and going to the gym, I've watched three episodes. Considering it's a US version of a UK show I was a little hesitant. You see, I wat
So yeah, birth control was the answer to my acne problems. Along with other problems. Mostly acne tho
Since I'm on my period and I've been terrible with my eating habits, I did break out a bit on the right side of my face last week. Which got some rude comments from my douche bag coworker. >.> I've been drinking a TON of water instead of sugary drinks and I limit my poor eating habits too.
My hyperpigmentation and ice pick scars still persist. I'm deathly afraid of trying an
I reckon this entry will be entirely acne related but don’t let that put you off – it’s going to be really positive, I promise!
A couple of weeks ago, I was in a really bad place mentally and I couldn’t put my finger on why that was. Suddenly, I was just feeling very down and low on energy. My face started breaking out and I let my mood influence how I approached my skin. The result of of that was pretty much a week-long pick-fest and I made such a mess of my face. I got angry at the result
Happy Halloween everybody!
As a special seasonal gift I am ditching the mask for the day (I do appreciate the irony of being unmasked to wear a costume), partly because my full glory can only be appreciated without it. To achieve this glamourous look, I used skin-toned mineral concealer, light-toned powder foundation, black and silver eyeshadow, black eyeliner and mascara, a couple of leaves and a lot of hair mousse. Seriously, I used a ridiculous amount of hair mousse to mimic the tousled
Today has been one of the most boring days in my 6th form life. I was so bored that in Psychology I decided to draw a dinosaur on paint:
That was my excitement for the day. Also, I balanced a pile of 5 Jaffacakes on my left cheek, which was satisfactory.
My skin feels like it's burning up constantly which is pretty annoying. I solved the problem of my eyes constantly watering by buying eye drops. Don't get how putting more liquid in my eyes would help but it has! My lips are the worse, t
I can't be bothered to write, nothing especially positive to say anyway. So it's time for some pictures!
Not pictures of me though, I'll spare you that. Three consecutive blogs with pictures of my ugly mug is quite enough!
And this isn't acne related either because I can't be bothered with that either. Same shit, different day. I'd only end up repeating myself, repeating myself, repeating myself, repeating myself...
Here's what's happening in jolly old England. Well, here's what's happenin
Oh baby, baby I want to get wit' ya, an' take ya picture. That's how I imagine the old birds from the Boundary Hotel speaking. They were standing around, guzzling down the house wine, and the darling to the left, she was dancing. By dancing I mean throwing her frail gangling limbs about like it was circa 1979, when the lanky convulsive moves of Joy Division was the acceptable dance standard of the underground indie scene. Her skin was the kind of leather I want my couch to be in; and she had les
Wow- I can't believe I haven't washed my face- or put ANYTHING on it in 15 days.
All of the 5 big red painful hormonal chin zits are dry as a bone. They will be gone very soon. I haven't even gotten my period yet though- this is just PMS! I wonder if I will break out again when the flood begins... Interesting. The pattern is changing a little bit.
Ok two things in this post.
1. The hardest thing about this experiment is self control in not using makeup. Sigh. If I could just dab a littl