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How ya feelin' about your acne today?

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Nice job on getting into med school. Definitely think about it myself, but I've had enough craziness I just want to work:save lives, see crazy things, and have fun.

I need to get well when people say that I don't look enthused to be here [job]. Being sick sucks it makes you all crabby and not really caring about what the @$%^ happens as long as you can breath through your nose and swallow without gagging from the scratchiness. I would also like my voice back :)

Acne= on vacation.

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I have my graduation ceremony today - But of course I have some rather ugly spots around my chin. And one on my cheek but that's not so noticeable as the chin ones. I do wish my skin looked better for today but I just have to hope I can get makeup to work nicely today and just try and forget about my skin. I am paranoid about having to wear the cap and that possibly irritating / breaking out my skin

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Really low self esteem . My skin is getting really dry and red from the cold. Any moisturizer recommendations? I'm usually really oily but now just dry.

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On 12/11/2013 at 12:51 AM, Geeking said:

Really low self esteem . My skin is getting really dry and red from the cold. Any moisturizer recommendations? I'm usually really oily but now just dry.

What moisturiser do you currently use? Have you ever tried jojoba oil or adding it to your moisturiser? I find it really does help with the dryness I get from the regimen but I only use jojoba oil at night (with cetaphil). In the morning I use cetaphil and neutrogena oil free spf 15 moisturiser. Cetaphil can be a bit greasy I think (it's not my favourite moisturiser but it's great with really dry skin I think).

Hope you're feeling better soon - Hang in there

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It's funny how when your skin is clearing...one zit can freak you out and make you think you're completely regressing! -- When before...5-6 new zits would be just another day. I've got one under my chin that came up after putting Mint Julep mask on it over night. That stuff really makes the spot come to a head. Anyway, I posted another picture in my gallery-- 19 days of trying not to pick and my new regimen.

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Really low self esteem . My skin is getting really dry and red from the cold. Any moisturizer recommendations? I'm usually really oily but now just dry.

What moisturiser do you currently use? Have you ever tried jojoba oil or adding it to your moisturiser? I find it really does help with the dryness I get from the regimen but I only use jojoba oil at night (with cetaphil). In the morning I use cetaphil and neutrogena oil free spf 15 moisturiser. Cetaphil can be a bit greasy I think (it's not my favourite moisturiser but it's great with really dry skin I think).

Hope you're feeling better soon - Hang in there :comfort:

I don't use anything since in always so greasy. What moisturizer do you use?

I'm feeling worse today. I had a nasty white head this morning and popped what I could but now it's early afternoon and its getting a second wind and turning white again. I feel I should wear a sign that says "Don't look at me" and I have a presentation in a few hours. I just wanna be alone.

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Congratulations on graduating Lily!

So.

It's come back.

Now, on the whole I'm not too worried about it. It does this sometimes - my face becomes a warzone then quietly fades into a truce after a few weeks of being babied and tip toed around. This time, however, it's getting me down a bit. Don't get me wrong, my acne is mild, moderate at best, and I know it's not too much to deal with - it's just an unwanted little annoyance amongst a sea of big important things I'm thinking about. I refuse to wear make-up though and went out without the foundation anyway. My days of being all apologetic about having breakouts is over.

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Really low self esteem . My skin is getting really dry and red from the cold. Any moisturizer recommendations? I'm usually really oily but now just dry.

What moisturiser do you currently use? Have you ever tried jojoba oil or adding it to your moisturiser? I find it really does help with the dryness I get from the regimen but I only use jojoba oil at night (with cetaphil). In the morning I use cetaphil and neutrogena oil free spf 15 moisturiser. Cetaphil can be a bit greasy I think (it's not my favourite moisturiser but it's great with really dry skin I think).

Hope you're feeling better soon - Hang in there comfort.gif

I don't use anything since in always so greasy. What moisturizer do you use?

I'm feeling worse today. I had a nasty white head this morning and popped what I could but now it's early afternoon and its getting a second wind and turning white again. I feel I should wear a sign that says "Don't look at me" and I have a presentation in a few hours. I just wanna be alone.

Cetaphil moisturising lotion I think it's called. And neutrogena and jojoba oil.

Hope your presentation went ok :)

Congratulations on graduating Lily!

So.

It's come back.

Now, on the whole I'm not too worried about it. It does this sometimes - my face becomes a warzone then quietly fades into a truce after a few weeks of being babied and tip toed around. This time, however, it's getting me down a bit. Don't get me wrong, my acne is mild, moderate at best, and I know it's not too much to deal with - it's just an unwanted little annoyance amongst a sea of big important things I'm thinking about. I refuse to wear make-up though and went out without the foundation anyway. My days of being all apologetic about having breakouts is over.

Thank you! :)

That's annoying your skin is going through a breakout right now - mine too.

Awesome for going without makeup / foundation! I really want to be able to do that but I'm still not there yet.

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Congratulations on graduating Lily!

So.

It's come back.

Now, on the whole I'm not too worried about it. It does this sometimes - my face becomes a warzone then quietly fades into a truce after a few weeks of being babied and tip toed around. This time, however, it's getting me down a bit. Don't get me wrong, my acne is mild, moderate at best, and I know it's not too much to deal with - it's just an unwanted little annoyance amongst a sea of big important things I'm thinking about. I refuse to wear make-up though and went out without the foundation anyway. My days of being all apologetic about having breakouts is over.

What a great attitude! I need to adopt this-- no reason to be apologetic to other people about your skin! :D Sorry about your breakout, though...I know it can be frustrating when you have been clear and then it decides to creep back. But at least you know what will get you clear! :D

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Hello,
I have been suffering from Acne for a very long time. Now I just bought Saw Palmetto and really want to try it. I just do not understand how it will effect my skin later. First of all, can anyone tell me, how long should you take this? A month? until the bottle runs out? Forever? In addition, once you stop DHT will your body over-produce DHT and make your acne worse, or will it under-produce DHT? I really need these questions answered because I can not find anything about this anywhere. Thank you guys!

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It feels like a never ending vicious cycle. I go to bed thinking I'm so glad that pimple is almost gone, only to wake up with 2 new giant cyst like pimples on my forehead. Feeling pretty crappy atm.

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Well I was feeling okay earlier today. The one I had on my forehead and chin earlier in the week were going away. Later on in the day though, I developed two new ones along my right jawline. Ugh! I am so frustrated and angry. I almost had a mental breakdown at work.

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Never felt so bad in my life. I have a giant angry red patch of skin that covers the whole area between my eyebrows. Pops up overnight, takes several days, maybe even a week, to even start seeing it return back to normal. This has been going on for months now, and nothing helps.

I love locking myself away in my room, having no social life and no motivation for anything...

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Feeling pretty good. I have one pimple on the left side of my mouth, barely noticeable as it's subsided. That was my first pimple in weeks so I'm not too worried about it.

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I feel crappy. I just cancelled my plans that i have been looking forward too, lied to my freinds, i dont want anyone to see me :(

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Feel pretty bad. I thought my back was done breaking out, but painful pimples are popping up again. The whole left side of my face is a red, swollen, oozy mess. The right side is somewhat better but still a long way to go until clear. I do have "clear-ish" spots, but I live in constant fear that these, too, will start breaking out again in the near future.

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Did a dry brushing on my face, ridiculous amounts of flakes came off where I get the most breakouts. Looks like my usual method of exfoliation hasn't been working. This explains much.

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My face is looking pretty bad today - nothing new, just the spots that were already there are all reaching that coming to a head, bright red phase. I'm a little sad that I'm probably going to be retouching my Christmas photos and I really hope it clears up for an important interview and meeting with an old friend in the new year.

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So fed up of still breaking out after 6 months on antibiotics, Epiduo, and birth control. I am never going to get clear and that is the sorry truth of the matter. There's not even any chance of me taking isotretinoin anymore. Nobody has time to see me for my mental health issues so the dermatologist will continue refusing to prescribe it to me when I see him again in January because he's made it very clear that he won't prescribe unless I have some kind of support in place. I've tried everything in my power to get that support but there is no support out there to get. I wish I'd never been born.

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sorry to hear of your struggles moonlitriver, seeing as though you have tried to antibiotic route have you checked out the diet & hollistic health forum yet? in my opinion if the antibiotics aren't working for you then it could be an internal problem relating to your diet/hormones... hopefully you can find something relevant over there... you are not alone though, millions of us are going through this battle too! chin up

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Well I had my hormones tested and they apparently came back normal. Have eliminated dairy and as much sugar as humanly possible for those 6 months as well to no avail and my dermatologist swears diet has no effect on acne anyway. He's never going to let me take isotretinoin while I have depression and I'm never going to get over depression while I have acne so I am basically screwed on both fronts.

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