hey, this is a super EASY tip. Try disolving EPSOM SALT (salt of magneseum) in warm water. About 2 tablespoons of salt per cup of water. I have been using this as a toner acutally AFTER i moisturize, because It holds in moisture. After 5 days (of day and night use) my skin is clear of any active acne and red mars are fading and skin looks much brighter and smoother (no mirco bumps.) the reviews for epsom salt on this site are amazing, and you defiently cannot beat the price! it's super cheap and
When I use to be a face picker, (a habit that still creeps up on me from time to time) the worst part was that I was left with a huge scab on my face from picking it to death. As we all know scabs on your face from picking pimples and acne are the same as most other scabs you have anywhere else! Itâ€™s even worse on you face though, for a few reasons.
Obviously a massive ugly scab can never be covered up well (I always layered on the makeup but by the end of the day, it was w
I am really loving grape seed oil! I've never had luck with oils and I remember always reading about the benefits of grape seed but never buying it, well I finally decided to buy it about 3 weeks ago and I'm so happy.
I use it nightly and If I'm not going anywhere in the morning (such as now since it's summer) then I'll also apply it then.
Here are my personal benefits:
-regulates oil and helps with dryness. My skin is combination but has been really dry recently because of acne treatme
I started using Regimen from Jan 12,2014 so it is almost 2 months now
I wash my face with its cleanser as mentioned..If you want to fight with your face its different thing
Be gentle while washing face..
I have no pimple problem for 6 months or so. I am taking accutane 40 Mg per day and i have to take it for 3 months more.
I use this cream in day time called KOJIGLO Gel. Believe me my dermatologist is best in India ( I cannot reveal his name )
He charges amount like $ 100/v
Below is a list of ingredients, along with relevant studies or anecdotes, that are indicated to help reduce sebum production, either directly or indirectly. I posted this on the Oily Skin forum, but I want it here too so that it has a greater chance of helping anyone else who is also searching for an oily skin cure. My next blog post talks about a new experiment I'm doing involving products that contain a number of these ingredients.
If you suffer from oily skin and are desperate for a cure,
What was once my best friend is now my enemy. In the beginning, benzoyl peroxide helped me prevent acne and get rid of the current acne that I had. Eventually, it caused my skin to become dry and oily at the same time. It happened so gradually that I didn't realize that benzoyl peroxide was ruining my skin.
I started using benzoyl peroxide religiously my sophomore year. There were a few times when I would use it on and off, but altogether, I used benzoyl peroxide for 3 years. At first my ski
So its almost been 2 years since I last posted on Acne.org and kind of feel that I owe the community something after it helped me so much in my time of need.
First off my name is Tim and in January 2010 i started a years course of accutane finishing this January gone (2011). My dosage at first was 20mg which then rose to 60/80mg then gradually back down towards the end of my treatment. I found life on accutane very, very hard. The drug is a BITCH, but at times we need a bitch to put us
Okay guys, so this is a post thats VERY hard to share but im hoping that if i can give at least one person hope ill be succeeding with what i initially wanted to do with this post. So if you guys have been following my posts ive talked about having very bad nodular cystic acne and up until now i was so afraid to post any photos just because looking at them hurts me, the pictures show a different person than who i am. And i know thats weird to say considering its been a month and a half but that
****EDIT 09-29-2012 I still take vitex daily but after moving (which kind of changed my diet) I had some small cysts popping up. Not cool acne, not cool! This finally led me to consider the role of sugar and dairy in my diet. That blog post coming soon*******
Hi I wanted to add my support for vitex! I have not seen a lot of posts about it on Acne.org and I wanted to get a conversation going since I truly believe in it. I've been using vitex for the last six months and it has worked well for m
Dealing with the emotional side effects of having bad skin
This time last year I couldn't look my Dad in the eye, my skin was the worst it had ever been and my confidence rapidly shattered. I couldn't bare the pain of waking up each and every morning, walking into the bathroom, not turning the light on, looking into the mirror and having to look at my acne-ridden skin. Some days were better than others, some days there would be no new heads and like most days I would see a cluster of new pust
Just to follow up on my post from yesterday, my terrible seb derm acne breakout is starting to clear up. It was looking really bad yesterday. I don't think I've ever had an acne breakout quite like that before. I was getting so desperate for a remedy that I considered buying a traditional acne product from the store, which would have been the first time I had done that in years. I ended up deciding to hold off on the acne creams and give my current arsenal of products one more shot. This was a d
Today is day 46 of my Accutane Journey. The first few weeks I was having some side effects. (headaches, dry eyes, back pain, achy joints, sweating more, etc.) But since maybe 2 weeks ishh, I have no more side effects except for dry lips. I manage it very well by applying chapstick several times daily and they barely look dry.
I was wondering if anyone else have seen their side effects disapear?? I find it kinda weird... I wonder if it means that the Accutane dose is not stro
I am 27 yrs. old and I have had acne since high school. It was pretty severe nodular acne that has left many scars that have faded over the years. However, in some areas the scars cannot heal because they are still acne prone. My problem area now is around my nose, mouth, and chin. It didn't use to be like that and I am not sure why it changed. After several months of pretty bad acne I decided to see a dermatologist and was prescribed Accutane.
Note: Dan's regime works great. It re
It's been over a year since I've posted. I must say, what a journey it has been. Over the years, I have tried so many different products in hopes of finding one that will cure my problem; acne. I started to get acne when I was 16 years old, before that, my skin was clear and smooth. Never would I have imagined my face covered in spots and bumps. But it happened. And it was embarrassing, and made me feel really self conscious. I began to experiment with different cleansers, toners
I've been seeing some huge changes in my skin! God is good!
So the tamanu and rosehip seed oils arrived a few days ago, I've been using them since then and they have not disappointed. BUT the reason my skin has had such big changes is that I've stopped picking it. That's about 60% of it. These oils, though, are pretty incredible.
Here's what I've been doing so far
(keep in mind that it's summer and i'm not doing anything on a daily basis)
In the morning I rinse my face, sometimes
This site has been extremely helpful to me over the past few weeks. I've read multiple blogs from people who are taking Accutane and I've found everyone's logs to be a great source of support/encouragement.
I suppose I should start with a little bit of back-ground. I'm 25 years old and I've had mild/moderate acne for over ten years now. During my teenage years it was what one might expect going through puberty. When I moved into my twenties though, it started to get worse. The past few years
And the winner is Bag Balm!! I caved a bought a green tin of Bag Balm from Walgreens and boy does that stuff WORK! Don't get me wrong, Aquaphor is awesome too, Bag Balm is just a little better. Here's the rundown...
- helps dry lips a lot
- needs to be reapplied more often than Bag Balm
- a lot more expensive (around $3 per ounce)
- main ingredient is petroleum (this stuff is vaseline on steroids)
- smells better
- smells really bad if you're not used to it (a m
OK so.... I'm an idiot. Well, not really an idiot, but I honestly wonder why I did this to myself - and why I canNOT stop picking in a vengeful rage against my poor, poor face. I added extra glycolic acid to the parts that are in the picture as obviously red and messed up. The rest of my skin basically looks fine, though since cutting down to just 1G Pantothenic acid supplementing a day it is definitely getting oilier.
Background info - I bought 70% Glycolic acid undiluted (extremely high pe
Hi guys! So I am 15 years old and my whole family has had an awful history of acne. I have tried EVERYTHING! Finally my dermatologist suggested Accutane, which happened to be $700 a month and trust me, we cannot afford that. We then got a rebate card for Absorbica, a new form of Isotretenoin. Instead of being $700 a month, we get it for $10. So that's some brief info on me, now onto the results.
This week was a crazy week. We were taking a family vacation to South Dakota for a week
Quick update! Woke up feeling great this morning. Drank a ton of water last night and finally stopped feeling dehydrated. My skin is ehh... I have 4 cysts that will be injected with cortisone later this morning at the derm office, and about 5 other active, smaller pimples (more like clogged pores) around my chin and mouth. It's definitely more than I'm used to having at once, but for some reason I think this was the initial breakout and I'm feeling confident that once these clear up I'll be good