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Acne due to stress from University

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Supplements

Even before I ended my antibiotics, I've been taking supplements to help my body preform at its best. These are the ones that I take for my skin: One a day teen advantage vitamin E 400 IU There are a whole bunch of supplements out there, but I'm looking for one that would help with dark spots. I've heard that vitamin E is supposed to be good for them when applied topically, however I have certain reservations about applying it directly to my skin after watching this vid: . As a pre-med student I find her reasoning sound however there are also a lot of positive feed back out there for applying it directly to the skin so i'm kind of in a bind . So I've decided to finish up this bottle of vitamin E in addition to the multivitamin internally and find a legit "hair, skin, and nails" vitamin. I'll update when I find one! -kuropanda *Edit* I have now been on: Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nail with 5000 mcg of Biotin (3 pills a day) Evening Primrose Oil 1300 mg (1 pill in the morning, 1 at night) in addition to the above for a week now. I've noticed a reduction in small white comedones (really small white heads) on my nose. My face does not feel less oily, but it looks less oily somehow. I will update when I finish the bottle of primrose oil!

kuropanda

kuropanda

07/30/2011

 

Mission Statement!

First I would like to introduce myself as kuropanda and I'm a rising sophomore at a very stressful University. Last year (2010) at around this time I started to suffer from moderate, chronic acne as a result of stress from the transition from high school to university. Through most of the 2010-2011 academic year I had at least one blemish on my face . Additionally the drastic change in diet really did a number on my skin my skin and energy level (college food is possibly lower on the ladder than fast foods). However since finally going to a dermatologist back in May (2011), I have more or less successfully cleared my skin. I recently ended my 2 month stint on antibiotics (minocyclin) and I'm hoping to continue good results. My current daily regimen- Morning: Murad Clarifying Cleanser Duac (prescription topical cream) Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 Clinique all about eyes Boscia BB Cream Evening: Murad Clarifying Cleanser Differin (prescription topical gel) Once of twice a week I do a green clay mask made of: -french green clay -3 uncoated aspirin -aloe vera, water, lemon juice or facial toner (anything at hand to dissolve aspirin in) -manuka oil -honey I also use a Clarisonic Mia with sensitive facial brush. When I do get a pimple, they are very very small, un-inflamed white heads that clear up within two days. The major problem I have now is the dark spots (scars?) that were left behind by the acne. Though this is a vast improvement from what I had started with, I'm searching for something that will help take care of this hyperpigmentation without interfering with my presciptions. In the past I had used a night gel containing hydroquinone, which did little to nothing for me. For this reason I'm looking for a good facial peel that I don't need to use more than twice a week. Two weeks ago I started using a sample of REN glycolactic peel. The sample tube has a lot of product in it, so I will hopefully see some good results before it runs out . If you have any peel or dark spot treatment suggestions, I would love to know about them! -kuropanda

kuropanda

kuropanda

07/30/2011

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