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  2. the pimples on your forehead are most likely caused by your hormones, theres not much you can do about it since youre probably going thru puberty. however, a bad diet such as greasy fried or sugary food may aggravate the acne.  

  3. have you tried tretinoin cream? I'm suffering from those marks too and the tretinoin seem to be fading them quite quickly

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  5. they look like closed comedones, probably from makeup or sweat? 

  6. hmmmm have you tried using fresh aloe vera plant as like a face mask? its quite refreshing and helps moisturize the skin abit 

  7. I use the dr manuka skin treatment serum and I reckon its pretty good. however, its pretty light so I use 2drops of jojoba oil, 2 drops of teatree oil and one drop of rosehip oil to moisturize my skin after I apply the serum. I use the oil at night only (do a patch test first).  it works so well because I used to have oily af skin and its no longer oily now. 

  8. 58 minutes ago, mcpeekj said:

    I'm sure there is a relationship between what you eat and your skin health.  The skin is part excretory organ, like your gut.

    this is extremely true, on days where I binge eat junk food, my forehead will be covered in pimples the following week. 

    also, I finally realized that the reason my cheeks broke out like crazy (literally new cysts everyday for like two weeks) was because I ate two whole cheesecakes by myself (in a week). 
  9. 20 hours ago, MindfulTiler said:

    I guess its the best method out there but it is still so unreliable since there are so many other factors that could affect this.

    yes of course, there are many different factors that affect everyone, so I guess people have their own duty to find the root of the cause? 
  10. 6 hours ago, Yasminexra said:

    Thank you for sharing!
    I have some questions:

    1. How did you discover what food works for you and what does work for your skin?
    I just cut out everything years ago cold turkey without really experimenting. I'm trying to find out what I can eat again, and what I shouldn't but it's hard because I don't know how many hours it should take to see a breakout. I thought pimples formed in 2 weeks? Also how do you know it wasn't just a coincidence.

    2. I forgot my second question woops maybe I'll remember it later

    well, I'd normally search about the food that im eating online about how it relates to acne, if it does make the acne worse, i'd stop eating it and just wait and see if any new pimples form.. its honestly just a trial and error thing. 
  11. i dont have any scientific explanations on eggs and acne but I did realized that cutting out the eggs in diet has changed my skin-ish and if you google "eggs and acne" you will find tons articles saying that eggs will make acne worse because eggs can cause inflammation. 

  12. I know exactly how you feel because I felt the same way about two months ago and to make it worse, I went thru a whole semester of uni with huge cystic acne. I wasn't bullied because of my acne but I did get some nasty comments from adults. I used to cry everytime I looked in the mirror. I was on this forum, youtube and google everyday looking for remedies until I realized that we're just making all these up in our minds. WE are causing ourselves to be depressed, how will you be happy if you dont love yourself??? anyway, I stopped obsessing over my acne and stuck to a routine (i'll link it below, it may help you) that helped me clear my acne and I started to forget that I even have acne. my skin is still far from perfect, the cysts left huge red scars all over my face and I still have a few pimples on my cheeks, however, I dont feel sad or angry about it because I know that it will gradually fade with time. 

    remember, acne is just temporary.


  13. hahah thanks, I just added almond milk in the list because I reckon the sugar in the milk may worsen the acne.
    really? I love eating eggs. it was very tough for me to remove them from my diet because I used to eat at least 2 eggs per day :( 

    yes, I believe that the essential oils played a big part in taming my acne and I dont know what i'll do without them! 

    3 hours ago, AcneVM said:

    These are very good points. Especially the way of mixing jojoba oil and essential oils - I use the exact same but instead I use lavender oil and frankinsence.
    Almond milk is not necesserely causing acne, but soy milk and regular milk can definetily be a factor.
    Eggs are bad if commercial, but organic eggs are good (unless you are intolerant).

    Love your input on this, learned many things :)

    hahah thanks, I just added almond milk in the list because I reckon the sugar in the milk may worsen the acne.
    really? I love eating eggs. it was very tough for me to remove them from my diet because I used to eat at least 2 eggs per day :( 

    yes, I believe that the essential oils played a big part in taming my acne and I dont know what i'll do without them! 
  14. hi!! have a read through this post, it may help :) 

  15. hellooo, I finally found the routine that helped me clear my cystic acne (on my cheeks) and I just wanted to share it with those who has tried everything (like me) but nothing seems to work and believes that Accutane might be their last resort. 

    NOTE: this is what worked for ME, thus, it may not work for some people. 

    anyway, the key to this routine is diet. 
    - no milk (this includes any kind of milk eg soymilk, almond milk), well, occasionally, I would have food that consists of milk, just dont go overboard
    - no diary 
    - no sugar, this includes honey (I realized that honey made my cysts worse and more inflamed), however, I still eat abit of candy sometimes. 
    - no citrus food 
    - eat 2 kiwi fruits per day bc theyre high in vitamin c and vitamin c is really good for your skin 
    - try to avoid fruits that are high in sugar eg, banana
    - no gluten 
    - drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar diluted with a cup of water first thing in the morning and before you have your dinner 
    - add a teaspoon of chia seed to your dinner 
    - drink at least 2 litres of water per day 
    - no caffeine 
    - no fried food (however, i'd have like a packet of prawn chips occasionally), this triggers acne on your forehead and around your mouth
    - avoid oily/greasy food 
    - avoid eating eggs 

    facial routine
    - literally just wash your face with seasalt water (do not use any forms of cleansers)  
    - apply fresh aloe vera gel on your face everyday or once every 2 days for ONLY 20 minutes 
    - use the Aztec clay mask once every 2 days (for two weeks only) 
    - whenever I wear makeup, i'd use jojoba oil as a makeup remover
    - use an apple cider vinegar toner after you shower (only once per day)
    - apply a moisturizing serum (morning and night)
    - after the serum, apply a mixture of jojoba oil, teatree oil and rosehip oil and massage onto your face (at night only) (please please please do a patch test first because you never know what you may be allergic to)
    - always wear sunscreen


  16. probably the tomato because I eat two kiwis a day nothing has happened

  17. I use them together, I normally add 2 drops of jojoba, one drop of tea tree and two drops of rosehip on my palm and then massage it on my face. ive only been doing this for a little bit over 2 weeks and im already seeing results. 

    really? I thought rosehip oil is supposed to moisturize the skin?? 

    its best to ask your doctor about these stuffs since youre on Accutane. better be safe than sorry 

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    hello, dont worry, acne is just temporary unless you continue with the picking, I guess one way to stop is to think about the aftermath and how your face will look like after picking (thats what I usually do when im tempted to pick my spots). anyway, have you tried using oils? ive been using a mixture of jojoba oil, tea tree oil and rosehip oil after I finish showering (I stopped washing my face with cleansers) and it has significantly reduced my acne. however, before you decide to use those oils, do a patch test first because it may cause an allergy reaction for some people :) good luck! 

  19. 4 hours ago, RightOutfield said:

    Hello, so I am currently on accutane and about to finish month 3. I have a lot of scars, and I am positive they are PIE and not PIH. I am still breaking out but I would like to get rid some of the scars or at least keep it to a minimal. I've read about both Vitamin C and Rosehip but google isn't really giving me the answer I am looking for.

    So, between the 2, which one is more effective for acne scarring specifically PIE? My scarring is mostly around my jawline and cheeks. 

    oh no, I understand how you must be feeling rn because im suffering from PIE too :(( I use a mixture of jojoba oil, tea tree oil and rosehip oil on my face after showering and I cant really say much because my acne has definitely decreased but the PIE are still hanging around 
  20. during my younger teen years, i too had mild acne on my forehead and chin (never had a single pimple on my cheeks) until i turned 18, pimples starting appearing one by one on my cheeks and it didnt stop. they eventually became huge clustered red cysts and i tried literally everything but nothing worked and it just became so bad that 3/5 of my face is covered with acne. anyway, i knew that something was wrong with the stuff that i was putting on my face because it wasn't helping so i started the cavemen regimen (a mortified one thou, splashed sea salt water on my face and let it sit for a few minutes then ill wash it off). anyway, it helped at first but then the cysts came back again and even worse. i was so depressed, i didnt know what to do and then i realized that it may have to do with the cup of apple cider vinegar + honey drink that i drink every morning. i cut out the honey and continued drinking ACV with water, it has been 3 weeks now and no new cyst has appeared and my old ones seem to be healing/drying really quickly :) oh and I'm still on the cavemen regimen and its doing greaaaat!

  21. oh no that's terrible!!! i urge you to see a doctor ASAP because your wound will most likely be infected if not treated professionally, in the mean time, keep using the antibiotic ointment to prevent further infection of the wound. 

  22. does anyone know any effective ways or remedies to get rid of red acne scars? 

  23. hey, acne on the right cheek may be caused by a high intake of sugar! try reducing all sugar (including honey) !

    1. I'm so happy that your skin is healing!! i recently cut out coffee, diary and sugar and my acne is now healing too 
  24. 27 minutes ago, ScarsWillBeHistory said:
    10 hours ago, sickofacnee said:
    sigh, those scars are quite stubborn aren't they :/ i suffering from post inflammatory erythema and theyre so annoying and doesn't seem to go away 
    Red marks will go away within months or a year. Or if you visit dermatologist, it will be gone more quickly. Just red marks, not dented scars or textural changes, will be gone in the end. Don't worry. You will get back clear face again :-)
    oh thank you man, reading your comments make me feel 100 times better. 
  25. 7 hours ago, ScarsWillBeHistory said:

    Well, actually I can't say I overcame acne because I am suffering from acne scarring now. Anyway, good to hear that. :-) Acne will gradually decrease and will be gone naturally. Good luck!
    sigh, those scars are quite stubborn aren't they :/ i suffering from post inflammatory erythema and theyre so annoying and doesn't seem to go away 

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