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Haven't Posted In A Long Time, Giving An Update

I haven't posted in a long while, mainly because my skin hasn't really been an issue. Took a lot of time of trial and error to figure out what works for my skin. I still don't have perfectly clear skin, I probably never will, but I'm okay with that. What I have found key to keeping my skin clearer is using a chemical exfoliater with continued use of benzoyl peroxide. I have a clarisonic (manual exfoliator) but that seems to make me break out when I use it. What I currently do first is wash my fa

melmel87

melmel87

04/01/15

 

Winter Skin And Blackheads

My skin has been relatively clear until the weather started getting much cooler. Seems like every time this year all my pores and I mean EVERY pore becomes clogged with blackheads. I can even see extremely tiny pores clogged along my jawline (and yes I have a bad habit of analyzing every inch of my skin) which have been causing painful whiteheads to form there. I've tried tazaorc at night to clear them, doesn't work. I tried using Paula's choice 2% bha and that had no effect on them so I think m

melmel87

melmel87

12/07/13

 

Winter Skin And Blackheads

My skin has been relatively clear until the temperature started getting much cooler. Seems like every time this year all my pores and I mean EVERY pore becomes clogged with blackheads. I can even see extremely tiny pores clogged along my jawline (and yes I have a bad habit of analyzing every inch of my skin) which have been causing painful whiteheads to form there. I've tried tazaorc at night to clear them, doesn't work. I tried using Paula's choice 2% bha and that had no effect on them so I thi

melmel87

melmel87

12/07/13

 

Cystic Acne And Hormones

I wanted to wait awhile before I posted my experience with stopping my birth control pill and my acne. I had tried numerous dietary changes to try to fix my cystic acne, some showed a little promise (avoiding caffeine) but nothing was stopping the cystic/nodular acne completely. I stopped taking my birth control pill may 20th, it's July 27th now, so nearly 2 months later and I have not had a cyst since stopping. Amazing. Still dealing with hyperpigmentation but I've had 2 normal periods as well

melmel87

melmel87

07/27/13

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07/30/13

 

Stopping Birth Control Pill

I'm 25 now and I started taking birth control pills back when I was 19 because I would get migraines and terrible cramps, I always had mild to moderate acne (non-cystic) throughout high school which I contribute also to wearing cheap makeup and sweating a lot from sports and not being able to wash it off right away. My gyno tried ortho tri-cyclin first and it made my acne way worse, so then I took Yaz for about a year which did not show improvement or worsening of acne (also I had none of those

melmel87

melmel87

05/21/13

 

Caffeine Gives Me Cysts

So, near the end of december I had a very stressful day at work and felt a cyst coming (and I have gotten cysts over the years, like one or two every couple months), over the course of the next few months I kept getting cystic acne along my jawline and under it. I kept going back to the dermatologist to get them injected and slathering on topicals. I eat very healthy, exercise. I ate a paleo diet for awhile, never tried going vegetarian but food doesn't seem to have much of an affect on my skin

melmel87

melmel87

03/22/13

 

My Story

Well my "journey" with acne has pretty much been my whole life, a good portion of it anyways. Right when I came out of my mother I was blessed with acne on my cheeks. My grandma said the same thing happened with my father so you can already guess I have my father's skin. The acne as a newborn left small scars on my cheeks, they just look like large pores today and they have never bothered me. But I can remember being in 2nd grade and a girl in my class would look at me and poke at her cheeks, te

melmel87

melmel87

02/08/13

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03/22/13

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