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The ups and downs in the life of a 27 Acne sufferer!

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penfoxtiru

Still no cure, more zits, more blackheads, more ingrown hairs....Im really sick of my skin and sad at the moment....nothing I use works (Im in Australia)....I keep spending more and more money on crap that ,akes my skin worse usually....

I do tend to stress and pick, when i shave is the worst time, as my skin goes ferral....

I am seeing a skin specialist in 2 weeks time....I can't wait. I am nervous.....I was adimat that i wouldnt ask for Accutane but now I am thinking maybe I need it, I am sick of this shit ruling my life.....it does and it sucks!!!

penfoxtiru

It's been awhile since I have blogged, I have had major friggin' breakouts and major issues with ingrown hairs...I hate those lil' shits!

Anyways I have been fishing around on this site and I am now trying.....(Dont Laugh)......Head & Shoulders (Anti Dandruff Clean and Balanced Shampoo) as a face wash and Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot gel on my skin after wards.... I couldnt find a 'normal' Head and Shoulders so will

stick with this dandruff one lol, atleast I can use it on my hair as well as my face...

My skin is alittle dry and red, once I wash my face with the shampoo I have to put cream onto my face, it stings abit, is abit red andreals tight....I cant utmuch ofthe rapid gel on either cause it dries out my face and leaves white peeling stuff all over it...

If anyone has tried either two products let me know.....

I go to a Skin Specialist at theend of the month too!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

penfoxtiru

So I started having quicker showers, then when I get out, wash my face with cold water and a Garnier Pore face wash, I had to shave so I did it in the shower, I have lumps all over my skin. i have squeezed them and little cores come out of my skin, so horrid. I have blackheads and zits all over my forhead, between my eye browns, on my nose and around my jawline and marks where the ingrowns caused zits on my jawline too.....I started using Nads For Men Ingrown Hair spray, I thought it was working yesterday but my skins gotten worse today....

Any suggestions, Im so over my skin, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I have a thin layer of Proactiv mask over my skin atm, I leave it on over night to try and dry my zits out...

penfoxtiru

Alot of the members seem to be from America on this site and mention products we cant get over here in Australia....

Are there any Aussies who can help me with suitable products for my acne.I am 27 and have had acne since I was 14....I get ingrown hairs bad which stuffs up my skin and cause big pusey zits and red marks...I need an acne wash/ cream that works and rids zits, that is available here in Oz....If you have any ideas or suggestions, by all means send me a message

Thanks!

www.freewebs.com/tpdu/

penfoxtiru

Well its weeks later and Im so over my skin still.....

I started seeing a Psychologist, I cant spell that word, today was my first visit.....

I come home feeling ok, shave and then my face is a lumpy, pimply mess, I cant win LOL.

I am going to try shaving with a new razor this week, will let you all know how it goes and the name of it etc...

Pimples suck so bad, ingrown hairs HURT!

Hope u are all doing better than I!

Trent

penfoxtiru

DAY 9

Okay so I shaved yesterday and made a huge horrible mess of my skin and face, especially my neck. This morning I have alot of old pimples that have dried up and turned to scabs...small ones I can just scratch away...

I have one huge one on my forhead, under the skin and not ready to squeeze!

I have a couple on my jaw line and on my cheek....my face is abit red....but not as bad as it was yesterday...

I am taking my Doxycycline, Vitamin C, Zinc, Evening Primrose and Fish oil tablets.....Not all at once mind you...

I continue to use the Garnier pure face wash, not sure if it makes my face worse though..

I am considering going to a hypnotherapist in the coming weeks, to help with my self esteem and skin issues.....I will let you know how it goes!

penfoxtiru

Its day five, my skin is totally demented atm, spots all over the place....I had to shave cause I was getting pussey pimples, where the hair was growing through the skin (whiskers), and now I am all hacked up....Im so so so so sooooooooooo over my skin I tell ya....I can't afford to go see a skin specialist, a first appointment alone is anything up to 300 bucks...crazzzeeeeee. I am tempted to grow a huge beard but they don't suit me....

Anyone from Oz know of a good face wash, that helps ingrown hairs, acne and blackheads?

Trent

penfoxtiru

DAY THREE- Well last night I hit a big wall and it wasnt very nice...I had an indepth, raw conversation with my partner and I realized I have a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.....

I always blamed my acne for my low self esteem, and I would always say that if I had clear skin then I would have high self esteem but I think there is more to it and that my low self esteem wa sthere before the acne arrived.....

I am now thinking of going to get Hypnotherapy to see if I can help with this disorder. I also think I need to go to a skin specialist to get to the core of the problem and see a psychologist..what does every one think????

This is what COD means:

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety disorder most commonly characterized by obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and related compulsions (tasks or "rituals") which attempt to neutralize the obsessions. OCD is distinguished from other types of anxiety, including the routine tension and stress that appear throughout life. The phrase "obsessive-compulsive" has become part of the English lexicon, and is often used in an informal or caricatured manner to describe someone who is meticulous, perfectionistic, absorbed in a cause, or otherwise fixated on something or someone.

penfoxtiru

DAY TWO

Not alot has changed, I havent shaved in a few days, so lots of whiskers, and dry flakey skin. A few new pussey pimples, YUCK....Around my nose area are little blackhead type pores, when u squeeze them, a hard core comes out, what are these people?????????

The zit under the skin of my nose I still red, but not as sore as it was yesterday.....I'm not sure if the stuff Im taking is going to cause more pores and blackheads....I can scratch my forhead and get all these little cores will appear on my finger.....horrid they are.....The Garnier face wash does make my face somewhat blotchy and red...When I see my face this horrid, it makes me wanna hide inside but I realize that I have done that since I was 15 and I am now 27....so its time to try and beat this problem!

Fingers crossed this stuff improves my skin.....

P.S. Does anyone drink Nettle Tea? Is it good for the skin? Also, I have been on the tablets and prescribed cream now for about 2 and a half months and it still hasnt cleared my skin, I think I should stick with it though abit longer and see how I go....

Trent

penfoxtiru

DAY ONE

Gday All, Trent from Australia....Ive been here before off and on.....Im 27 and dealt with acne/ blackheads/ ingrown hairs for a long long long time now.....Some days I feel like giving up but I know I musn't because there is a cure out there for everyone suffering from Acne....

I have tried lotions, potions, creams, tablets, face washes, masks, creams, peels, toners, scrubs, you name it and Trent has tired it! I have seen Gp after Gp, the last one gave me DOXYCLINE and ERYACNE....

MY PROBLEM: When I shave I get spots, when I dont, I get painful ingrown hairs and spots.....I also over wash and pick....which I realize, can't be helping me or the problem....

This after noon I decided to stick with a PLAN and I MEAN stick with a plan!!! Here is it, and I hope you all visit, and send your comments, support, and suggestions my way! I will be writing a new blog each week with my progress, highs and lows....so keep an eye out!

Thanks, Trent

MORNING: Garnier Pure Face Wash, followed by Eryacne and Garnier Pure moisturizer.

NIGHT: Garnier Pure Face Wash, followed by Erayacne and Garnier Pure moisturizer.

TABLETS: ZINC, Fish Oil Capsules, Vitamin C, Primrose Oil Capsules and my Doxycline tablets (not all at once or on the same days).

P.S. I also need to be patient when SHAVING and do it PROPERLY, something I have alway rushed and not paid much attention too!

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