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    Not every treatment that claims to cure acne actually keeps its promises. Most teen acne sufferers (and their parents!) have experienced the disappointment of products that fail to deliver, and this can, of course, be heartbreaking. Not only do many remedies fail to work, they can also be very damaging to the skin and sometimes even the rest of the body.

    Most prescription acne treatments fall into four groups namely:

    * Normalizing- the medication is shed into the pore to minimize blockages.
    * Killing- P. acnes bacteria is targeted and killed.
    * Anti-inflammatory- inflammation is reduced and/or prevented.
    * Hormonal alteration/manipulation.

    Often a number of prescription treatments are combined so that the acne may be reduced as much as possible. Unfortunately successful prescription acne treatment is also often the most damaging in terms of side-effects. Treatments with many side-effects need to be well-monitored by your doctor. In general most treatments that do work, take time to do so. It may take about three weeks to show improvement and then over the next three months, the skin should improve until it reaches a point where the changes begin to level out. Cortisone may show quick improvements in active spots.

    Your doctor may prescribe:

    Topical Antibiotics

    Erythromycin, clindamycin, stiemycin or tetracycline is applied to the skin to kill the bacteria within the blocked follicles. Using the drug on the skin rather than taking it by mouth means that possible side-effects including upset stomach and drug interactions can be avoided. The topical treatment is as effective as the tablet form but may be impractical if it has to be used over large areas.

    Oral Antibiotics

    These are erythromycin or tetracycline antibiotics taken by mouth. Tetracycline, the better absorbed oxytetracycline, or doxycycline, minocycline or lymecycline are commonly used. The drug kills the P. acnes bacteria but has no effect on oil secretion and abnormal cell behavior that is the real cause of follicle blockage. Antibiotics have become less effective as resistant bacteria are becoming more and more common. Once treatment ends acne often reappears. Sub-antimicrobial doses of antibiotics such as minocycline do not kill bacteria and hence cannot induce resistance. Such dosages may be more effective.

    Hormonal Treatments

    In women, acne may be treated by means of hormonal treatments. Combined oestrogen/progestogen methods of hormonal contraception have a positive effect on acne; and cyproterone, in combination with an oral contraceptive containing the progestin drospirenone is effective. They can be used if the patient is shown to have very high androgen levels but also work where this is not the case. Low dose spironolactone can be used together with the treatment for its anti-androgenetic properties- where patients have polycystic ovarian syndrome.

    Cortisone Injections

    A dermatologist may choose to inject cortisone directly into a larger pimple or pustule. This will cause it to appear less red and inflamed. The pimple will lie flatter against the skin and make it less noticeable or easier to cover up. It also helps the skin to heal. The skin may become white in color for a short while and a small depression may form, but it is less risky than surgical removal of larger spots.

    Topical Retinoids

    Topical retinoids such as tretinoin or "Retin-A" work by normalizing the follicle cell lifecycle. Adapalene (Differin) and tazarotene (Tazorac) are related to vitamin A, but applied as topical creams and have milder side-effects. These side-effects can still be very significant and severe irritation can occur. Retinoids prevent hyperkeratinization of follicle cells that can create a blockage. Topical retinoids cause an initial flare up of acne and facial flushing in many cases.

    Oral Retinoids

    e.g. Accutane, Sotret and Claravis contain a Vitamin A derivative called isotretinoin taken each day for a period of 4-6 months. Accutane can help to cure acne or keep it at bay for a long time. Isotretinoin helps to reduce secretion of oils from the glands and is effective in very severe acne. It works in more than 80% of teens. It lasts longer than anti-bacterial teen acne treatments and in some people their acne is eradicated permanently.

    If you choose to take accutane you will need to be closely watched by a medical doctor/dermatologist because it has many side-effects and some of these can be severe. In addition approximately 25% of acne teenagers revert back to the skin problem after one treatment. This means that the treatment might need to be continued for 4-6 months.

    A break of a few months between treatments is recommended as the acne can improve on the meantime and the body needs a break. A third or fourth course is sometimes used. This is clearly a long-term treatment and its benefits should be carefully weighed against side-effects like dry skin and nosebleeds, liver damage in some people and the need to monitor the patient's health by means of a blood test. Elevated liver enzymes are disputed by other professionals who say the drug won't damage the liver.

    Blood triglycerides need to be monitored, and routine tests are part of the official guidelines for the use of the drug in many countries. The drug can damage the infants of pregnant women and girls. Always make sure you are treated by a licensed medical professional.

    About Author: 
    An innovative thinker, psychologist and research paper writer. I pull from a deep well of academic subject expertise, including medicine, education, biology and psychology. I'm having experience of more than 8 years.

  3. 78 entries

    It's been a few months since i last posted and i was hoping to have better news but alas, i'm still struggling.  My skin has been pretty shitty since the summer of 2017 and it has yet to recover.  I've had one or two really good weeks since November but mostly it's been pretty knarly.  I started seeing a naturopath in my state and i'm in the process of implementing her recommendations.  So far, blood tests reveal that i am out of range with iodine and iron and on the low end of cholesterol.  She has me taking :

    cod liver oil
    magnesium powder.

    I'm still on vitamin D and 150 mg of spiro daily.  

    My diet has been better.  Definitely getting my veggies.  I've cut back on sugar and i'm juicing.  

    My skin is not the worse it has been but it's been pretty bad compared to the summer.  

    I am trying not to get sad/depressed but its hard.  Looking in the mirror and seeing this stranger looking back at you is quite disheartening.

    Definitely feeling all alone in my struggle.

  4. 2 entries

    Today I am noticing a lot of active pimples with white heads, I have 3 huge pimples on my back this is so annoying I started yaz birth control so it's hard to know if it's that causing pimples or because I stopped my tazarac cream on my face I keep reminding myself this will pass and be worth it its just hard when your acne is on a roll.

  5. 1 entry
    A little back story, I’ve been struggling with bad skin since the tender age of 13; I will be turning 26 in a couple weeks and I’m at the point with acne where I’d consider a complete face transplant if that were an option.

    I have tried everything. From proActiv to benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, witch doctor remedies, etc. Accutane was suggested to me in my teenage years but my mom was against it for some reason. She took it when she was younger, however, so I guess I trusted her judgment at the time. 

    My depression hadn’t set in fully by that time yet either. I was mildly self conscious of my acne at the time, sure, but I had a girlfriend and I was actually enjoying my second half of high school (that’s a whole unrelated story that I might talk about in later posts.)

    Fast forward a few gnarly break-ups and breakouts to the dawn of social media and the Instagram generation. I became a pro at retouching photos because of how bad my skin was.

    Finally a week ago i made the decision to do something about it. My rooommate swears by accutane so I gave it a shot and my dermatologist has me on 10mg twice a day. My script came in the mail yesterday and this is day one. Keeping y’all updated daily if possible!
  6. 35 entries

    Hey. I've been off epuris for a month now. I've noticed scars noticeably going away, which is great. I'm still getting a few cystic acne spots though. is this normal? Maybe I should talk to my doctor about this. They're not full on breakouts, but just one by one rather. My healing factor is much better for sure. Everything doesn't seem so dry anymore. I imagine I'll start feeling more comfortable as time goes on. 

  7. 4 entries

    I read a while back about mixing Talc with a bit of water to make a paste, apply it to spots and it dries them out. Gave it a try, loved it. So I decided to get creative! I bought some of cuticura’s mildly medicated talc (works wonders for itchy skin), and decided to mix it with other things to create a paste. Here are the best results so far! 

    1. Mix the powder with one or two drops of whiskey. Yup, whiskey. Not only is the alcohol great for drying up healing zits, but if you have nasty throbbing painful acne, the whiskey acts as a numbing agent! I’ve also found that it’s great for bringing spots to a head quicker.

    2. Mix with TCP. Now I’m not a huge fan of TCP. It does help my spots, but it can be very drying which can lead to redness, so I reserve this stuff as my “big gun” to tackle the really deep stubborn spots that won’t budge. 

    3. My typical method, the powder mixed with saltwater. The salt is mild enough to dry out the spot, and is a great natural antiseptic that speeds up the healing. 

    Now I guess you could argue “Why don’t you just put those things on your face without the talc?” 
    Truth is I’ve found that the talc gives these remedies more staying power! As a naturally oily and sweaty person (Gross right),I  find that if I just dab the treatment, for example the saltwater by itself, onto the zitty region, I end up having to constantly reapply it. But in conjunction with the powder, I only need to apply once before bed. Eventually the concoction dries on my face, no further applications needed! 

  8. 14 entries
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    Just for the updates.. so over the last few days my acne did improve..I also started using retina A...however in last 1 week my skin has taken a sudden turn and all of a sudden I am breaking out again..I finally thought I am making some progress and then this happens.. anyways I will try to keep the blog updated.. it's just that my heart breaks everytime I write  the same negative update.. still waiting for that one positive update that I can give to everyone.. if hell is real then it's here :( 

  9. cherilrys Road to Accutane
    By cherilrys
    1 entry

    Hello everyone,

    I'm new here and I just want to share with you my accutane process. I think it will be nice to exchange opinions and experiences. I'm actually starting next week. it will be nice to meet some people that are in the situation I am, Thanks for reading me!

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    Today I decided to give Acne.org a try and I ordered my BP treatment. I been suffering with acne since I was 14, but for 1 year ago I been expericing horrible acne. It had really messed me up with my confident I cry everytime I break out, I just hope I can find the solution and it’s this. I got on accutane, doxycline, tried aloe vera, acne masks, spirotune ( it helped while I was on it as well with accutane) onces I got off the pills I would break out again. Right now I am on birth control pills so lets see how it goes. I have super oily skin, sensitive and i dont really wear make up

  11. 1 entry
    Ever since 6th grade I have suffered getting 1 cyst during my period with some minor acne. Fast forward to several months ago, I was getting 2-3 cysts at a time and as soon as they healed and went away, more would pop up. I have tried Acne.org's acne plan to a T and it made my acne worse!! Nothing was making it better and I know that you're suppose to keep using it for awhile to let your face feel better but mine wouldn't stop breaking out more and my skin was always dry regardless of the jojoba oil and the moisturizer. So I went to Youtube looking up remedies and this doctor was talking about a product called DIM that would help with hormonal balances and how sugar spikes your insulin and causes cysts. So I went on Amazon and bought DIM for $10 and literally that week my cysts stopped showing up!! My mood swings stopped, and my period pimples ceased. I have been on it for 2 months now and I've only gotten 2 cysts and that's because I ate a bunch of chocolate in just 2 days. So cut back on your sugar intake, especially that time of the month and take one of these pills every day. My face wash is Cerave Moisturizing Face Wash that I use a gentle rag with and I use the face lotion. For getting rid of pimples on site I use Bye Bye Blemish from Amazon mixed with Zitfree from the dollar store. And if I don't use that face lotion I use my After Sun Aloe Vera lotion.
  12. 23 entries

    So it's been two weeks since I posted on here! Here's the update:

    So my first trigger food once I started reintroducing foods back into my diet was eggs. I added grains and my skin was fine. Then I added chicken - another breakout. Then red meat - another breakout. Then dairy - another breakout. (I did let my skin breathe in between adding foods for a few days so I knew it was the food and not a residual breakout from a previous food)

    I will say that the breakouts were not bad, just whiteheads, not the cyst that popped up when I had eggs. So, I have decided to go vegan. It looks like animal products are the things keeping me from clear skin. It's been three days since my last breakout and for the past three days I've been eating vegan and my skin is looking goooooooood. I am honestly amazed that my skin is this good right now. 

    I will say, I am not going to a very strict vegan. If someone offers me a non-vegan cookie, I'm gonna take it and deal with the whitehead the next day. But hopefully staying vegan for the majority of my meals will keep the serious acne away. 

    I'm still only washing my face with micellar water. No harsh creams and no foundation. I'm thinking maybe once I'm really confident in my vegan diet, I might reintroduce foundation, but I haven't decided when or if I will do that. I've really loved being proud of my natural skin :)


  13. 3 entries

    Today is my fifth day taking Accutane, and my face has definitely developed a few more blemishes. Really haven't experienced any side effects, although my lips are a tad bit dry.

    I will also add that my face is feeling VERY oily right now, but I have been reading that is usually pretty common when you first start your treatment. It just feels very weird because my skin is never very oily, usually more on the dry side. Oh Well.

    No initial breakout so far that has been too bad, like I mentioned above I have had a few more spots but they haven't been too bad.

    Ill try and update this blog as much as possible, some days I just forget and am too tired to write. 

  14. 84 entries

    Well its well over a year, 18 months since finishing Roaccutane and I'm still clear. I have the odd pimple now and again, mainly cycle related. My skin is a little dry if anything, but only on my face and sorted with a little bit of moisturiser. I am still exceptionally happy with my decision to take it. Pics below are fresh out of the shower with no make up or products on at all.




  15. 3 entries

    Day two was a success....a few spots popped up but I managed not to mess with them apart from one, but I didn't squeeze it, so I'm not counting that one. 
    But in regards to my Accutane journey, so far it has been up and down, I feel that now I'm taking a new approach and trying not to touch and mess with my face it should become a bit more clearer. Overall though i don't get any large deep spots anymore, just little white heads. 

  16. 1 entry

    Given the huge range of lotions, brushes and supplements out there that claim to help reduce or even remove acne, it can be quite disheartening for people with the condition to be repeatedly met by failure or unsatisfactory results each time they try something new. Some products may be more effective than others, but there's more to preventing acne than simply trying to medicate it. One of the best ways to help battle the problem is to eat foods that are rich in minerals and vitamins that are not just natural and incredibly beneficial for the skin, but healthy for the whole body too.



    Not only are nuts full of natural energy, the majority are also packed with vitamins that are proven to be great for the skin. Look for unprocessed varieties such as kernels, almonds, pine and macadamia for example rather than those out of a packet coated in salt and oils. Such nuts contain plenty of selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and iron - that serve to keep the skin healthy and supple.

    Red Grapes

    Feel free to eat the seeds as well, as the entire grape is also full of antioxidants that can help prevent the inflammation that become apparent through skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Like nuts these can be nibbled on and picked at over the course of the day, keeping these beneficial chemicals constantly working through the body.

    Oily Fish

    Often called 'fatty' fish, salmon, sardines and mackerel are among the best because they are full of essential Omega 3 oils that help reduce the capacity for the skin to become inflamed while unclogging blocked pores. Omega 3 is available in supplements, but nothing beats naturally ingesting these foods for the maximum potential benefit.


    Not only delicious and highly versatile, avocados are one of the best and most efficient sources of vitamin C that not only prevents inflammation but also serves as a natural moisturizer for the skin. Try to eat a whole fruit a few times a week, ideally in a healthy salad (minus any creamy dressings!) or whole meal sandwich. In case avocado isn't to taste, artichokes share similar properties.

    Brown Rice


    Sure it takes longer to prepare than white but that's no excuse given that it's not just incredibly more nutritious but contains a wealth of acne fighting properties. Full of protein and magnesium, it is also a wonderful natural source of vitamin B that is a powerful regulator of overactive hormones - that in many cases is causally linked to the development of acne.


    This is a slightly more obscure ingredient but one worth mentioning for cooks who like to use plenty of fresh root vegetables in their recipes, fennel is a wonderful aid for the digestive system and helps encourage the excretion of toxins and free radicals that can be stubborn to shift. Remember that the skin is a bodily organ, and just like kidneys, heart, liver etc its performance is directly in relation to how well the rest of the body is. Maintaining a strong digestive tract should be key to anyone having difficulties with acne.


    Perhaps most people's favorite super food, broccoli is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K - the complete package when it comes to maintaining overall health, with great knock-on benefits for the skin. Like all such vegetables try to steam rather than boil to prevent nutrients slipping out while cooking.


    Renowned for centuries thanks to its health giving benefits, garlic is one of the best and certainly most easily available foods for its antioxidant powers. It prevents the inflammation of the skin and helps the immune system to function, and is available in concentrated vitamin supplements for those who find its taste too pungent.

    These are some of the recommended foods that prevent acne and by replacing your junk food with healthier alternatives, you are keeping your body healthy.

  17. 6 entries

    Here are my pictures of my skin currently. I have like 2/3 active zits on my forehead but there are always little zits under the skin of my forehead  that are not visible in pictures. I also have a lot of red/brown scars, overall redness, blotchyness and hyperpigmentation that you can clearly see. 





  18. 1 entry

    I don't know how many of you heard about the acne no more program(mike Walden). Is it a scam ?
    Please I want honest reviews about it.

  19. 1 entry

    Your flare up of pimples is finally over, but it has left behind some horrible scarring.

    Even without picking, acne lesions, notably cysts, may lead to scars resulting from the serious, collagen-damaging swelling with which they are interlinked. Surprisingly, you do not have to deal with the clear indications of a break-out permanently.

    What Can Lead To Acne?

    Rays of The Sun

    The simple truth is that sun light might actually make blemishes seem uglier and can make healing take longer. It's crucial to make use of sun-screen with not less than an SPF of 30 whenever you're out in sun rays for a long time period. Sunscreen must be reapplied soon after spending just a few hours in the sun and also after swimming. Also, reduce the amount of time you spend in the sunshine, and even dressing in protective clothing, for example a long-sleeved shirt, denims, and a hat, is beneficial.

    Not Giving Acne The Appropriate Time To Heal

    Scars, which are composed chiefly of collagen (a protein fibre), are the body's way of correcting itself. The loss in collagen from the skin frequently results in scars becoming indented. Scratching results in more inflammation and injury to the skin, which increases loss of color and scarring. Squeezing or attempting to pop a pimple will cause pus together with germs to filter deeper into the pores, resulting in a lot more collagen damage.

    Applying Vitamin E Solutions

    You may have read that applying vitamin E to a scarred area of skin helps it recover sooner, yet according to the discoveries of research, applying the vitamin straight onto a scar could actually thwart its recovery.

    What Makes Scarring Left By Acne heal?

    Ointments Tend To Make a Major Difference

    First of all, in the event that the scarring is crimson or swollen, apply an over-the-counter cortisone product to soothe the pores and skin. Cortisone is absorbed and minimizes puffiness. Inflammation will be minimized by the cortisone that is absorbed by the skin and pores. Next, you will need to pay attention to diminishing any colouring left by the scar. Kojic acid (an all-natural lightener comprised of mushroom extract), arbutin (aka bearberry extract), and even vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are amazing alternative ingredients to try to look for in non-prescription skin lightening ointments.

    Going To See a Skin Specialist

    If your acne scars don't fade away by themselves, it could be time for you to think about booking an appointment with a dermatologist. Within one to three sittings, modern skin resurfacing employing fractionated laser technology can level the skin's exterior and boost new collagen formation to help fill out acne scarring. Skin care professionals could also consider in essential to make use of injections which can mend the indentations left behind from severe scarring caused by acne.

    Waiting It Out

    The key to seeing acne scarring diminish is patience. Many new scars look pink for the reason that blood vessels start to provide nourishment to the skin after a breakout of acne. Many weeks afterwards, collagen will begin to reform, filling in the injured area of skin. The majority of scars caused by acne should have completely disappeared within a year.

  20. 6 entries

    So I've over came my fear of acne. It's cliche that you receive treatment for it and after a few days progress is shown, but it will never all just pack up and leave. Trust me, I know the feeling. So I've come down to a tiny amount of small pimples mostly under my eyes where the nose bone is, (ha :) nose bone) and just a few on my nose barely noticeable. If you really want it to go away just drink ALOT of water, shower regularly and feel free to add a few vegies to your diet...it's not that hard. Try your best to avoid eating alot of sweets. Don't get me wrong, I love sweets and I still cheat a few days and have my fair share of chocolate. But :( , it may cause your acne to flare up or cause other bumps to form and we all know that nobody wants that. Another step is being confident. Don't look down when the guy/girl you like is talking to you. You may offend them. Besides, if they weren't intereste4d in you they wouldn't be talking to you in the first place. So, just be calm and polite and ALWAYS smile. People may start to wonder and say... "They have acne and they're always smiling. I wish I was as happy as they were." You are beautiful and NEVER forget that!!! <3


  21. 3 entries

    Having been diagnosed with PCOS really made me aware of the root causes of my acne. Unfortunately my hormones right now are still F’ed up and my face/skin is freaking out! LIKE FREAAAAKING OUT!!! 

    I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014, and began birth control. It really did help with keeping acne at bay I tell you that, however several months ago, I decided to let my body rest for a while - and now Acne is wreaking havoc again... i can even feel that my back is also acting up now! (Guess have been super busy with Life as well that’s why I was only able to go back here in this site now)

    I’m back on the pill and finished the 1st pack. Waiting for my (.) and I can definitely vouch that this is why my face is sooo filled with angry cystic acne right now especially in my jawline, chin and even neck! - My Ob gyn said that I might see some improvements starting on the second month of the pill...  i’m also taking supplements to help me with this battle, along with exercise and diet (avoiding dairy, sugar, coffee, gluten (i try) )

    Meanwhile, i just started out with a modified acne.org regimen. 

    Day 1 - Monday 03.19.2018
    Washed with subtitute cleanser Johnson’s baby wash
    Dan’s bp treatment
    Moisturizer - I live in the Philippines and I use Celeteque Dermoscience Hydration Moisturizer which is water- based and non-comedogenic (has super few ingredients as well which I love, and this has always been my go to moisturizer)

    We don’t have the Acne.org regimen readily available here especially before, but I’ve seen some resellers and they will do! - I’m just relieved that somehow they are “available” (althoug almost always sold out fast!)

    I was using the Alba Botanica acnedote when i started breaking out in Feb 20 - but I really wasn’t seeing any difference at all. NSo.... shooting this write up into the black hole. I am really hoping and praying that this will work! IT WILL WORK!!! - Coz i’m at wits end. For the past few days I’ve just been crying and crying to the point where my eyes already hurt, puffed and swollen. 

    Dealing with PCOS, Acne, Bipolar disorder, Panic disorder.... jeeeeezzz. What a PAIN!!!

    ps photo inserted taken when i was crying my eyes out - hence the crying stickers424E3085-4BBD-4C67-838F-F479CF958490.thumb.jpeg.e025736179e4fc9cefdd45723f5d9742.jpeg

  22. 1 entry
    Acne is a common disorder of skin which involves the appearance of pimples on your face, chest, back, shoulders and neck. Mostly, youngsters within the age gap of 15-25 get affected by this disorder. The pores in the skin get blocked and the dirt that is released through the pores start getting collected in the skin which rises into pointed shapes over the skin called pimples.
    Remedies For Acne

    Remedies For Acne

    The disorder is very common and can be treated very easily by cleaning the face properly and keeping the food habits low in oil and fats. There are people who have severe acne complications and it is not enough for them to treat the disorder by only controlling the diet or hygiene. One can Buy Prescription Acne Medication which would be effective in fighting the bacteria which develops on the skin.
    How Acne is Caused?
    The Sebaceous Glands in the skin continuously release an oily liquid called Sebum. This liquid is helpful in keeping the skin lubricated and soft. The oil contains dead cells of the body which are transported through a tube which is connected to the oil glands and the pores known as follicles.
    When there is any blockage because of excess oil release or hair growth on the pore's mouth, the releasing of the Sebum gets affected. The oil released by the glands is not able to come out on the skin's surface and hence starts getting collected under the skin. The walls of the follicles get bacteria deposition on them because of which the oil is not able to come out and causes the skin to produce bulges in various parts of the face, chest, neck and back. These bulges are known as pimples.
    They are raised red spots which have a white center which are developed because of the inflammation or infection in the follicles. The lumps which develop because of follicle blockage under our skin are known as Cysts. The oil releasing pores in the skin should not be confused with the sweat releasing pores which co-exist.
    Medications for treatment Of Acne
    There are online medical stores Where one can Buy Acne Medication Online. One of the most commonly prescribed medication available at online pharmacies is Accutane. This is an oral medication which is available with the generic name Isotretinoin at online pharmacies.
    This drug contains Vitamin A which helps in reducing the amount of oil which is released by oil glands in the skin helping the skin to repair itself quickly. Accutane is prescribed to people suffering from sever Nodular Acne. This is a complimenting medication to other acne anti-biotic medicines which are given before it. This medication is available in varied dosage quantities prescribed according to the level of severeness of Acne.

    About me:
    I am the proffesional writer at online writing services and I had problems with acne in chilhood and now I want to help people with same problems!
  23. 1 entry

    First blog post! My skin is oily as usual today, but the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% has helped control oilness around my cheeks and nose. Small whitehead on my chin, but should be gone after a spot treatment. I recently got my wisdom teeth removed, so my face is a bit swelled and there is some post extraction yellow bruising around my mouth. Overall could be worse :)


  24. 3 entries
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    I wanna preface this with this is all my opinion

    So we all see acne as this negative thing and lets be honest it really is, nobody is happy about having it but when it comes to a silver lining I personally can say for myself that there has been one.

    First we can start with one that I think we all have. I think as acne suffers we all have developed an empathetic trait especially to this suffering from acne since we obviously walked a day in their shoes (or still currently are). I think that is great to have as a good person in the world since their are shitty people all over. Just knowing that there are people out there who don't care, and know all the facts and don't give dumb advice like "wash your face more" is very empowering and gives people the feeling they're not alone. This will as well translate to other personal issues aside from acne and having empathy will only benefit the suffers.

    Now having acne pushes us all to try anything and everything in an attempt to be clear faced. I like many spent hours online checking out every theory to cure myself, including going plant-based. Many of us have done it and either tried it for a bit, kept it going for a longer period of time or just stick with it to this day. I am one of those people who have stuck with it and this is a silver lining for me. I think I am the healthiest I ever been and am just so self-aware of what I am putting in my body (calories, ingredients, macro / micro nutrients). I exercise for my job regularly and do things to control stress levels like meditation and or yoga. I personally think that a plant based diet is the healthiest diet out there and you may think what you want but that is just my opinion from the research I have done on the subject. I am just very happy to be healthy and healthier then most of the people around me (early 20's, most still living off that university diet). I'd recommend anyone to try a plant-based diet for acne since it did help clear some things up but to each their own. 

    So if you're feeling down about the way your skin is looking which I can say I have done a lot, try and spin the situation around and come up with something positive and help your situation out because it isn't fun to dwell on this negativity and just feel depressed, a gleam of positive thoughts even if just for a moment is worth it.

  25. 4 entries

    So I am writing this blog mostly to remind myself that these products dont work for me.
    Neutrogena glycolic acid moisturizer with SPF 15 gave me lots of new pimples, the worst!
    Ponds dry skin cream clogged my pores.

    Makeup Forever powder foundation, Bareminerals Pro Foundation gave me pimples as well...