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Over A Week Since Surgery....

OK so I have has over a week of not doing my normal routine... monday 23rd - showered in the morning and did not use finacea before surgery... Tuesday 24th - Not allowed to shower...... ugh!! Wednesday 25th - Showered in evening.....yay Thursday 26th - Strip wash Friday 27th till now - started using finacea once a day and showering once a day... on most days I can't expose my surgery scar to too much water/product cause it may not heal/get infected etc So I am sho
 

Turns Out I Do Have Endometriosis....

I have had my laparoscopy and it turns out I have endometriosis stage 1, I was well out of it yesterday.... Really high on whatever it was you get given. Have been given cocodemol to use but have decided not to cause I hate feeling high... Paracetamol for me. I have had to skip washes and finacea applications so I am bracing for an outbreak. I have to keep my dressing on for 48 hours so I can only strip was till then I am pretty clear at the moment, my skin is almost recovered from the

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

01/24/12

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01/24/12

 

Skin Still Healing

I still have a couple of hard lumps on my chin but they aren't at all inflamed and just need some patience to get rid of (what I assume is ) dead skin etc. They are hardly visable. The spots I had sprinkled around my neck, face and chest are all on the way out now. I think there are many things I could blame this outbreak on 1) Christmas (ate more crap, stress) 2) I was ill (crap immune system) causing.... 3) missed applications 4) stress leading up to my surgery (which is now du

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

01/11/12

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01/11/12

 

Skin Is Back To Calm

My skin is healing and calmer again.... I have learned my lesson and will continue to apply my finacea twice a day even if I am ill (surgery recovery should be interesting). Actually I wonder whether my potential endometriosis could have a connection to my acne. If my endo is hormonal/genetic could the same pathways be involved in my acne? hmmm it seems that lots of people with endo believe there is a connection.... its worth considering. anyway, i just treated myself to a nice

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

12/23/11

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01/10/12

 

Grrrr

I just wanted to rant a little, I had to take a day off of having a double application recently plus both of my pets have died, my aunty got sectioned and it was all a little stressy... anyway I have had a little flareup.... nothing major but its involving one massively huge spot I can feel rising all warm and angry from the deepest level of my skin..... i'll be needing some benzoyl peroxide to deal with this I think..... need to buy some again for the first time in ages..... Still loving the ot

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

12/10/11

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12/19/11

 

feeling emotional

the other night I was getting ready for bed and decided to go through all my nice dresses, the ones my boyfriend hasn't seen me in... tried them all on so he could see cause we don't go out much and I am a bit of a tom boy. Anyway I was looking at my back whilst wearing each of these dresses and my chest etc and just got overcome with emotion. I was talking about it being nice that I can wear these dresses now my skin has cleared up or something and as I looked at my back I saw how smooth t

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

11/02/10

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12/09/10

 

girl in shop

Saw a girl in ASDA looking at all the acne commercial products.... most of which I have tried and have failed to help. She didnt really have acne, Just one spot on her chin but I was wondering if I should speak to her to try to save her money and years. I said something about the thing I was holding (I am using a wipe containing Salicylic acid while I am at the festival, not practical to bring finacea etc when I can't wash it off properly for days...) and she commented on what I wa looking

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

07/24/10

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12/09/10

 

random sucess story

My friend used to be an alcoholic. He never had a problem with acne until he got sober (bummer!!! not very motivational). He was depressed about it until recently when his acne cleared up totally. Why? Apparently he had a problem with his bowel where it didn't fuction properly. Little or no perestalsis. He got put on medication for it to get his bowels moving and now his acne completely cleared up.... interesting....
 

azelaic acid

giving up on trying to have diet controlled skin with caster oil.jojoba. My skin has gotten worse so I am admitting defeat at the moment. Maybe I could refine my regimen and have a stricter diet but I have to accept acne is a condition and I would like to be clear(er) by the time I go to a festival. I went to see a gp today who was very keen to get me to see a dermatologist, she respected my choices about accutane and about hormones saying herself she turns into a crazy person on
 

skin woes

i am on day 3 of my period and I am breaking out as usual. so I won't see this as a setback.. I always breakout around my period. The new diet has made me loose weight which is nice. I didnt intend for that to happen but yeah I am loosing alot of weight and I feel more energetic. shame about the skin though.... my diet isnt right yet though. The top half of my face and my chest are loads better than they used to be, just having issues on my jawline, neck, shoulders and back reall
 

update (jojoba, caster oil and diet improvement)

slipped up on diet this week though I am still eating more fruit and veg than ever. I ordered salads at resteraunts rather than my usual carb ridden risottos but then I ordered desert too (anniversary... so meh) anyway I have used caster oil mixed with jojoba (about 10% caster oil misture in jojoba oil) instead of a traditional wash. Every morning and evenign I apply it over my chest, neck, face, shoulders and back then wash it off using warm (not hot) water and a clean flannel.
 

stopped using vosene... for the sake of my hands

hi, vosene was working ok but my hands looked like they were 48 years old :S plus I read that sodium laurel sulphate was a number 5 on the comodogenity scale which worried me as its in EVERYTHING including vosene. since the weekend of the 16th of may I started having this huge breakout (before the weekend) I stopped using vosene (had a weekend away so couldnt shower twice a day anyway) and since the monday when I got back I have been doing my own oil cleanse with jojoba and caster oil.

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

05/24/10

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05/27/10

 

vosene update

wooh! skins looking good still. I saw my friend (a doctor) today at work and we had a chat. He had a look at my skin cause I told him I was experimenting with using vosene and he looked at my back and chest etc an he said he was amazed at how much of a difference it had made. i still have acne but its so uninflamed on my chest and face that it looks pretty much clear (apart from the jawline, I am fighting jawline with BP.... funkin' hormones! he said the biggest difference was
 

new ideas

Heya, I have been using vosene on my skin for a few weeks now, Can't remember exactly how long. I feel like my skin is better on it, I can still feel the bumps under my skin but I have only just started leaving it on for a few mins to let it work in. My skin has cleared up alot it feels like but I look at photos and I'm not so sure. I still have 1 active spot on my face, many bumps and threats and fading bumps and threats on my neck mostly just bumps and fading marks on my ches
 

bloody hormones

well my blood test came back and good news, I dont have Poly Cystic Ovaries the bad news is that I still have no answers but thats the usual really I also didnt have a fasting blood glucose outside what is considered "normal" BUT not much research has been done into acne and levels of fasting blood glucose... my glucose was within the normal range but very low.. 4.2 I think, almost hypoglycemic. so iiinteresting my friend (who is a GP) looked miffed that I stopped trying antibiotic
 

stopped lymecyclin

I have decided to stop using lymecyclin. I have been on it for almost 5 months and it has made little noticable difference. I got ill in february and I stopped taking it cause i had lots of nausia and a flu. I am having a little outbreak now but I honestly think its mostly cause I had to sleep on other peoples sheets for a week sad.gif I went to see a doctor about whether to stop and she agreed I had given this a decent try. She said she would refer me to a dermatologist if I woul
 

jojoba, tea tree, reduced milk and sugar continued

its been a bad week for my regimen, i have skipped days of antibiotics cause I have a cold/flu thing and I dont want to encourage the virus to grow by being on antibiotics plus I dont like taking more than one type of medicine at a time. My skin is looking clearer and clearer all the time on this new regimen, I have had a breakout this week though as I have skipped applications and showers and been eating refined foods and not enough water. why? well I am at my partners house, his fath
 

Jojoba (and tea tree) omg!!!!

I have been using jojoba oil for about a week I think.... definately less than two weeks and every day I have seen an improvement where I have used it. Before I was using 2 1/2 year old jojoba oil put in a dropper for bodyshop tea tree with the "dregs" still in it (15% before dilution). The day before yesterday I ran out of that so I started using the new stuff. jojoba oil with 20% tea tree (approx... eye guesstimate) now I have used tea tree at 15% with body shop before and it alwa
 

Insulin resistance, dairy, jahoba and all that jazz

i had a breakout on my jaw over the past few days and my back's gotten worse. I have had a few starbucks with normal milk and more chocolate/sugary things over the last week which could be causing it... the quality of my skin has improved since I have used jahoba oil so i went out and bought some jahoba and neat teatree oil with the idea of using it daily. on my skin it was on offer in H&B. my chest in particular has REALLY improved since I started using jahoba oil every morning a

crystal_willow

crystal_willow

01/27/10

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02/09/10

 

doctors visit.... test for PCOS, hormones and insulin resistance

I have some (but less) papules and almost no pustules but my jawline and back are the worst areas for still developing papules. I have almost cut out dairy (apart from chocolate and coffee at work), drinking soya at home with my drinks and cereal. I have noticed much more improvement since doing this and I soon hope to become very observant with this In the future I want to try a diet of low GI foods (but a diabetic diet as low GI includes chocolate and I think there must be a reason w
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