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  1. Hello everyone! I've decided to start tracking my progress with spironolactone. I've been on it for around two months now and it's already worked wonders for me. I've struggled with very severe cystic acne for a long time now and spironolactone is the only thing that's given me obvious results. Other things have helped improve my situation, or relieve pain, but spironolactone has changed my life. I know two months is a small period of time to take spironolactone and can be hard to judge whether or not it's working yet, but I know for a fact it is working for me. I still get mild cysts that last for a few days, but I've only had four so far since starting. Compare that to my usual 10+ active cysts from before, this is a miracle! Even better, I've been told that the longer you're on it, the better it gets! So hopefully spiro gets me completely clear within the next 3-4 months. I just wanted to maybe post progress photos for you guys. I hope my skin will continue to get better, but don't be surprised if there's still ups and downs. Spiro is something you definitely have to give time to work and at this point I'm willing to wait another few months for it to work fully. I really wish I took before photos, but I was so disgusted by my skin when I first started it that I never thought I'd have an after photo to compare it to, because I never thought it would get better. But I'm taking photos now. My skin definitely isn't perfect, and still has a lot of healing to do but hopefully my dermatologist gives me something for the old red spots. I go in tomorrow and I'll definitely post if I'm given anything else. Here's my skin as of today. I'm thinking I'll post once every week, so I'll see how much my skin changes by next Sunday. By the way, most of these red spots on my face are from old cysts, but some are from a mild breakout I had after my period earlier this week. (Btw I covered my eyes lol)
  2. Cystic acne

    So I've struggled with acne for my entire life, and every once in a while I have a huge break out. That huge breakout usually results in at least 1 acne cyst (usually on my face) and it's absolutely killing me. The one in the picture comes back in the same spot about once every 2 years. I'm 27 now, so it's been quite a few times dealing with this. Has anyone ever had something like this? And how did they deal with it or prevent it from coming back?
  3. Hey guys. I'm new here. Anyways, as most of you-- I basically tried EVERYTHING there is to offer in the market but nothing ever worked for me. Ever since I was 10 (which was when I first started having my periods and now I'm 19 nearly 20), I was already experiencing acne breakouts. My mom would send me to the best dermatologist every Saturday in my city 'til I was 13. Constant extraction from the doc. Constant shit on my face and it would never ever stop! So my dermatologist then suggested Accutane when I was 14 since my acne was on and off and if it was on, it would just be unbearable. For the whole 6 month period on accutane, my face and lips went dry, it went worse before it got better and well, alcohol will never be your best friend since you'll get easily drunk (It wasn't wise i know since accutane is a strong drug and you gotta be extra careful with your liver). Anyways, accutane DID help but only for a maximum of 2 months then my acne got bad again like shitface bad. I got depressed and so on, who wouldn't? My dermatologist even wondered why it went back.. My brother was on accutane too but never resurfaced. Then she just continued doing the norm and extract to the point that even her products which were clindamycin toner, some basic orange color cleanser, night cream and sun cream gave up on me too. So I went online and researched what would help me because of desperation. I tried masks from oatmeal, white eggs, coffee, and allll those shit. Coconut oil-- I regret you. So from the age 15 'til this day, I've been on constant search. AcneFree facial cleanser & their sulfur mask helped me out, the only problem was, it's not in my country and shipping and everything else is really expensive. I opted for Neutrogena since my lil brainyhead at 15 thought it would be the same since its orange liquid cleanser too but nope! Neutrogena just broke me out badly. I wanted to give my life up. My teacher, who claimed to have the same bad skin few years ago, told me to go into this facial center because its what helped her out. I remember my dermatologist telling me that if you have acne, don't do facials but hey, I was desperate-- blahblahblah. Few sessions past, like probably 3 sessions if i remember quite well, no kidding... my skin was soo clear like no mark of any acne from the past. Everyone was shocked on how the hell it happened and so on.. which is what I regret now. With all those facial acne peels and stuff they placed, it left the skin of my face more sensitive and thinner (as what other facials say).. So I became more prone to acne than ever and more prone to sensitivity of products used. Sooo as you guessed it-- IT BROKE ME OUT MORE 3 months later and more worse!!! So I stopped getting peels from them and all those crazy facials and decided to live with my acne and try not to care..... I lost hope. So I was just sticking to honey facial cleanser, the facials toner, and a simple moisturizer. When I turned 17, I went to a different facial center, had collagen pimple extraction thing and blah. It was okay. It did help but I had this thought of, no matter of how many times people try to extract my zits, it always learns to come back and even worse at some point. Why don't I just stop this and let it be... which I did. Then I met some chemists which are now my friends... NOTE: Don't use raw honey as your cleanser/mask. I learned that it just does more harm than good in your skin. If using honey, use the ones intended for your face or formulated by derms and such. If you wonder why, I can just explain it if you'll ask. tehee. Anyways, still nothing worked so I went on birth control. Took a lot of hiding. I was switching on 3 different birth controls for the past 2 years. Some were okay, some were neutral. I even ended Vegan for like 4 months because my boyfriend that time was blaming some breakouts that occur from "bad diet". I mean, it was partly a factor but me turning vegan for 4 months, didn't really do much for me. I couldn't handle being in birth control for a long time, it scares me. To the fact that, when I get off it, I'd get superrrr bad breakouts, and if I'm on it, I'm easily hot tempered. I hate it. If there was another way to help my acne, I'd grab it than use birth control! So at this point, I was using honey cleanser, ACV toner, benzoyl peroxide 5% and tea tree oil. At 19, I stopped birth control completely. My skin was "okay" but still bad so I gave Korean skincare a go. 'Til this day, I still use it but not too exagge, just the simple things because it was already a huge hole in my wallet to switch to this skincare and the things I'm still using now are VERY VERY much of a holy grail for me. I can't deny, some of these "famous" Korean stuff broke me out so badly that I went to step 1 of acne depression real quick AGAIN but this time it was much more worse to the point I'd be too much ashamed to go out of my room. I'd even wear surgical face mask to school and everyone would wonder why I'm wearing one. I just tell them I'm sick as an excuse. Not 'til my cousin introduced me to the glutathione. I've heard about this for yeaaaaaaaaaars now but only knew about it as a thing actresses and actors use to get that lighter skn color. I'm I'm taking it as a glutathione push instead of oral since taking it orally takes forever because it goes through your digestive while push/IV goes to your veins and blood and gets consumed 100% right away. It was my second session yesterday.. Glutathione+Vitamin C+Placenta. The first session made my skin purge, the second session made my skin softer and glowing and my acne is super duper duper duper less!!! If any of you decides to go through this too, please please please, make sure the shop you buy the glutathione vials,vitamin c vials, and placenta vials are legit. So many fakes out there! I'm very tan and never dreamed of being white. I do love love love my tan skin, but for my acne... I decided to give it a go. Glutathione is an antioxidant. Only the excess of it makes your skin lighter like when everything else is clean, the excess will just lighten your skin as what ive known 3 shades maximum i guess not sure. Skincare: Morning -CosRx lowph good morning gel cleanser -CosRx oil-free moisturizer -CosRx Sun Cream Night -CosRx Salicylic Exfoliatng cleanser -AHA/BHA Cosrx toner / ACV -CosRx Rice Mask -Etude House Tea Tree Mask (I swear by this mask!! Everyone I've introduced this to, never ever used any other. I use it 1-2x a week especially on breakout days) Routine: Every 3 days, 1 Glutathione 600mg vial + 1 Vit C 500mg vial + 1 Placenta 2ml Everyday 1000mg Vit C oral. Placenta: -stimulate renewal of epidermis (this is for acne, wrinkles, dull skin, eye-bags) -Improves Blood circulation -Helps attract and hold moisture in the skin -Normalize hormone production thus lighten pigmentation and freckles that's caused by hormonal imbalance Reduced Glutathione: -Fights Oxidative Stress -Antioxidant -Detoxifies -Anti Aging -May prevent stress and depression (This is true. I'm more happier and my energy level is high) -I sleep soo well every night too! -Helps reduce acne Everyone knows VitC is essential.. and well, I'm thinking of adding collagen too. But we'll see after all of these 10 vials what the results will be! Cause so far, the results had just been amazing! Also please note, if you'll have it done in a shop near you, it will be much more expensive than buying the box of vials alone and having it done by a professional Nurse/IVT/Doctor.
  4. Hey guys. I'm new here. Anyways, as most of you-- I basically tried EVERYTHING there is to offer in the market but nothing ever worked for me. Ever since I was 10 (which was when I first started having my periods and now I'm 19 nearly 20), I was already experiencing acne breakouts. My mom would send me to the best dermatologist every Saturday in my city 'til I was 13. Constant extraction from the doc. Constant shit on my face and it would never ever stop! So my dermatologist then suggested Accutane when I was 14 since my acne was on and off and if it was on, it would just be unbearable. For the whole 6 month period on accutane, my face and lips went dry, it went worse before it got better and well, alcohol will never be your best friend since you'll get easily drunk (It wasn't wise i know since accutane is a strong drug and you gotta be extra careful with your liver). Anyways, accutane DID help but only for a maximum of 2 months then my acne got bad again like shitface bad. I got depressed and so on, who wouldn't? My dermatologist even wondered why it went back.. My brother was on accutane too but never resurfaced. Then she just continued doing the norm and extract to the point that even her products which were clindamycin toner, some basic orange color cleanser, night cream and sun cream gave up on me too. So I went online and researched what would help me because of desperation. I tried masks from oatmeal, white eggs, coffee, and allll those shit. Coconut oil-- I regret you. So from the age 15 'til this day, I've been on constant search. AcneFree facial cleanser & their sulfur mask helped me out, the only problem was, it's not in my country and shipping and everything else is really expensive. I opted for Neutrogena since my lil brainyhead at 15 thought it would be the same since its orange liquid cleanser too but nope! Neutrogena just broke me out badly. I wanted to give my life up. My teacher, who claimed to have the same bad skin few years ago, told me to go into this facial center because its what helped her out. I remember my dermatologist telling me that if you have acne, don't do facials but hey, I was desperate-- blahblahblah. Few sessions past, like probably 3 sessions if i remember quite well, no kidding... my skin was soo clear like no mark of any acne from the past. Everyone was shocked on how the hell it happened and so on.. which is what I regret now. With all those facial acne peels and stuff they placed, it left the skin of my face more sensitive and thinner (as what other facials say).. So I became more prone to acne than ever and more prone to sensitivity of products used. Sooo as you guessed it-- IT BROKE ME OUT MORE 3 months later and more worse!!! So I stopped getting peels from them and all those crazy facials and decided to live with my acne and try not to care..... I lost hope. So I was just sticking to honey facial cleanser, the facials toner, and a simple moisturizer. When I turned 17, I went to a different facial center, had collagen pimple extraction thing and blah. It was okay. It did help but I had this thought of, no matter of how many times people try to extract my zits, it always learns to come back and even worse at some point. Why don't I just stop this and let it be... which I did. Then I met some chemists which are now my friends... NOTE: Don't use raw honey as your cleanser/mask. I learned that it just does more harm than good in your skin. If using honey, use the ones intended for your face or formulated by derms and such. If you wonder why, I can just explain it if you'll ask. tehee. Anyways, still nothing worked so I went on birth control. Took a lot of hiding. I was switching on 3 different birth controls for the past 2 years. Some were okay, some were neutral. I even ended Vegan for like 4 months because my boyfriend that time was blaming some breakouts that occur from "bad diet". I mean, it was partly a factor but me turning vegan for 4 months, didn't really do much for me. I couldn't handle being in birth control for a long time, it scares me. To the fact that, when I get off it, I'd get superrrr bad breakouts, and if I'm on it, I'm easily hot tempered. I hate it. If there was another way to help my acne, I'd grab it than use birth control! So at this point, I was using honey cleanser, ACV toner, benzoyl peroxide 5% and tea tree oil. At 19, I stopped birth control completely. My skin was "okay" but still bad so I gave Korean skincare a go. 'Til this day, I still use it but not too exagge, just the simple things because it was already a huge hole in my wallet to switch to this skincare and the things I'm still using now are VERY VERY much of a holy grail for me. I can't deny, some of these "famous" Korean stuff broke me out so badly that I went to step 1 of acne depression real quick AGAIN but this time it was much more worse to the point I'd be too much ashamed to go out of my room. I'd even wear surgical face mask to school and everyone would wonder why I'm wearing one. I just tell them I'm sick as an excuse. Not 'til my cousin introduced me to the glutathione. I've heard about this for yeaaaaaaaaaars now but only knew about it as a thing actresses and actors use to get that lighter skn color. I'm I'm taking it as a glutathione push instead of oral since taking it orally takes forever because it goes through your digestive while push/IV goes to your veins and blood and gets consumed 100% right away. It was my second session yesterday.. Glutathione+Vitamin C+Placenta. The first session made my skin purge, the second session made my skin softer and glowing and my acne is super duper duper duper less!!! If any of you decides to go through this too, please please please, make sure the shop you buy the glutathione vials,vitamin c vials, and placenta vials are legit. So many fakes out there! I'm very tan and never dreamed of being white. I do love love love my tan skin, but for my acne... I decided to give it a go. Glutathione is an antioxidant. Only the excess of it makes your skin lighter like when everything else is clean, the excess will just lighten your skin as what ive known 3 shades maximum i guess not sure. Skincare: Morning -CosRx lowph good morning gel cleanser -CosRx oil-free moisturizer -CosRx Sun Cream Night -CosRx Salicylic Exfoliatng cleanser -AHA/BHA Cosrx toner / ACV -CosRx Rice Mask -Etude House Tea Tree Mask (I swear by this mask!! Everyone I've introduced this to, never ever used any other. I use it 1-2x a week especially on breakout days) Routine: Every 3 days, 1 Glutathione 600mg vial + 1 Vit C 500mg vial + 1 Placenta 2ml Everyday 1000mg Vit C oral. Placenta: -stimulate renewal of epidermis (this is for acne, wrinkles, dull skin, eye-bags) -Improves Blood circulation -Helps attract and hold moisture in the skin -Normalize hormone production thus lighten pigmentation and freckles that's caused by hormonal imbalance Reduced Glutathione: -Fights Oxidative Stress -Antioxidant -Detoxifies -Anti Aging -May prevent stress and depression (This is true. I'm more happier and my energy level is high) -I sleep soo well every night too! -Helps reduce acne Everyone knows VitC is essential.. and well, I'm thinking of adding collagen too. But we'll see after all of these 10 vials what the results will be! Cause so far, the results had just been amazing! Also please note, if you'll have it done in a shop near you, it will be much more expensive than buying the box of vials alone and having it done by a professional Nurse/IVT/Doctor.
  5. Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone could help me as I'm really at my wits end. I'm recovering from severe acne that lasted a few years, and post all the BP cream, AHAs/ BHAs and glycolic peels I've had since then my facial skin is sooooo tight, red, and uncomfortable- plus extremely sensitive!! How do you repair skin once it's been through all these treatments? I feel like I need to moisturise throughout the day, otherwise it's really really tight? If I'm in the library for example and someone makes me laugh it's almost like my skin feels like it's ripping?? I'm using Cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser at the moment (mixed with olive oil) and taking omega 3, flaxseed and evening primrose supplements. Is there anything else I can do? I've really had enough! Thanks for any thoughts or help you can offer Beth
  6. I have small flesh colored bumps on my cheeks and jaw line. Some of them pop ( but only a little string will come out) but others won't budge me even when stuff does come out of them they never disappear. They Can go from being barely seen to being very seen in some lightings. I've had these bumps on my face for about 4 years, I started getting them my freshman year of high school and they never really bothered me but as they got worse I have grown to hate my skin. I have been to the dermatologist several times and they are unsure of what it is either and nothing they have done has helped it. Any help is very appreciated!!
  7. Which is more beneficial to drink warm or cold water for acne prone skin??
  8. I'm a 21 year old woman in the middle of my fourth month on roaccutane and feeling absolutely horrible. My face currently looks like the first picture (looks rose in real life!). My flare is going down (second picture) but lasted for 3 months before my dermatologist reduced the dose. I've had acne on and off (getting worse every single time it comes) , hirsutism (excess hair in male places for women, also getting significantly worse with time), crazy and scary mood swings and somewhat irregular periods since puberty. However, my PCOS blood tests and scans were apparently normal, and the same for NCCAH (a genetic condition of the adrenal glands). I strongly suspect that I have a hormonal problem because of my acne and 'hairiness' but my blood tests suggest otherwise. Is it true that some kind of stress or anxiety or a bad diet could cause problems to this extent? I have tried so hard to get rid of acne every which way and I feel somehow totally responsible for nub a situation. I've tried sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and low GI diets, spearmint tea, differin, skinoren, topical antibiotics, lymecycline, clarithromycin, trimethoprim and roaccutane does not seem to be touching my acne yet (apart from to flare it). My skin was totally clear about a year after Chinese medicine (when I was in China), despite having a very stressful period of time. I know correlation doesn't imply causation, but it seemed he a strange coincidence. I'm not generally a stressed person, but have some mild anxiety issues, mostly related to antibiotic stomach issues. I honestly don't know what to do and I'm emotionally in a very bad place about the prospect of struggling with this for my whole life (embarrassment, feeling physically ill, in lots of pain) and, in my mind, there is no way this horrific acne etc. is caused by nothing! Does anybody else relate to my situation? What else can I try? Conventional medicine, holistic medicine, diet or lifestyle, I'd be willing to do virtually anything to get out of this mess! (Although I'm not allowed contraceptive pill due to a history of migraine with aura) Thanks so much for reading. x ps. Please forgive any missplaced or misspelled words... something is up with my phone's autocorrect as I write this!
  9. Acne on forehead

    I have tried each and every thing on my acne.male 27 isotretinoin and benzoyl everything but nothing happend big red pimple coming one by one on my forehead. Really depressed my engagement is in August end...plz help everyone what should I do . I m really worried
  10. I'm 19 and I've been suffering from severe acne since I was 13. Over the years, I have tried a ton of over-the-counter products, prescription drugs, natural remedies but nothing seemed to work for me. My breakouts kept getting worse and my skin got covered with scars and acne and at one point I decided that my acne couldn't ever be cleared and I'd never have normal skin. Just over a year ago, however, I brought this product on Amazon, and somehow it WORKED! [Himalaya Clarina Anti-Acne Kit] The kit consists of a face wash, a mask and a topical cream. In about a month, my acne healed and before I knew it, I stopped breaking out. I have horribly oily skin, and I live in a country with extreme humidity, so believe me when I'm telling you that if my skin can healed then I believe these products will be effective on almost everyone. During the first few days of using it, I also gave up dairy (it was hard giving up on chocolate and ice cream but I did it), and on my mom's recommendation, started drinking raw turmeric juice every morning which was also a reason of my skin healing. Now I rarely break out, and even if I do they get healed easily and I've finally got rid of my habit of poking my pimples. My scars are still there, but they are lighter. It did make my skin a tad darker, but I'm okay with it since I'm planning on using lightening creams once my acne is fully gone. I hope these products work on everyone and I'd really, really recommend this to everyone.
  11. Hello this is my 3rd month on accutane my face slowly improves but my chest and back are really bad. i dont know what to do ? i am on 20 mg but from next month i will take 30 mg. when will my chest and back acne heal completely ? should i give up on accutane or keep going ? t
  12. I'm a 17 year old male been on 80mg of accutane since February and my skin is clear ..but I keep torturing my mind with the idea of relapsing ... I suffer or "suffered" from super severe cystic acne...im not exaggerating when I say my skin makes almost everyone elses skin on here look good I would usually only have 1 or 2 cysts on my cheeks doesn't sound bad right? Until you realize they're the size of 3 or 4 quaters next to each other and are swollen like crazy and take about 3-6 months to leave my face...anyways idk I just feel like shit and needed to vent ..
  13. This is my first time posting here, but I really needed to talk about this because nothing seems to work. My skin looks so bad that I could never go out without makeup, and I hate to admit it but in the past it has made me feel suicidal because I just can't live with looking so bad. I'm only 20 and I've never had acne this bad in my earlier teenage years, it just gradually got worse since I've been 18. What the hell is wrong with my skin? It shouldn't be this bad at my age, and nothing seems to work. I've tried all kinds of spot treatments like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. I've used tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, retinoids, witch hazel, those acne system packs similar to proactive, lots of stuff. My acne just seems to keep coming and I get 1-2 marks a day. What's more is it doesn't seem to heal fast enough, I get huge cysts, or I get dark marks and hyperpigmentation. I feel like I'm doing everything right, washing day and night and putting noncomedogenic moisturizer on my skin. But maybe someone has ideas I haven't thought of? Or just words to help me deal? Pictures below, cropped because these are basically the only places I get acne and I don't know why. Multiple pics of the same areas because they look drastically different in some lighting from some reason. Some random info: 20 yrs old, female, can't figure out my skin type but it's definitely not dry, doesn't react well to harsh stuff yet seems to need something strong, however the skin on my back in contrast loves harsh stuff for the acne (I used to get a lot there, but it's cleared up after I figured that out)
  14. HELP

    Basically I have all these bumps/redness close to my chin and cheek and they are aren't going away. I've used masks and all types of stuff. Can anybody tell me what these are and how I can get rid of them?
  15. So I decided to go into the dermatalogist because I had mild acne and some scaring of pigmentation on Sept 6th. I went to Obagi Skin Care in Beverly Hills and was put on an extensive skin care regimen. (Keep in mind that my face was okay when I went). Point is, that in the morning I have to cleanse its Oilacleanse, then use Cebatrol Pads, then I apply two pumps of Melamin, then two pumps of Glycogent. At night, I cleanse again, use Vitascrub, then I apply Daily power Defense, then finally I mix two pumps of Melamix with complex A then apply that. In total I paid around $600 almost $700. On top of that I am also on Accutane and will be going on two months. My first set of pictures are from october 2nd. The second set is from October 26th the third are from today, Nov 1st. Keep in mind that I stopped using the products for a week. The Last, are prior to starting this all and are from September 4th. The derma says it gets worse before it gets better, but I don't see any results. At my two consultations I have pictures taken and the difference is obvious. I look way worse then how I ever did. Are these skin care regimens too much? Is it all bullshit? Pls help me. p.s i use sunblock too.
  16. My name is Nathaniel. I am currently 15 years old and close to 16 and i have lived with acne for 3 years that CONSTANTLY got worse, this is my story of acne and my cure of it. Since i was 13 my acne snowballed into a worse and worse scenario, it started just fine not bad a here and there pimple to inflamed skin and more keratization and closed comedones everywhere, until i had closed comedones covering every pore across my face and zits that multiplied and sprawled out onto my face. Basically every pore was clogged, no pores were visible, my face was noticeable very bad, friends got worried. Over freshman year in highschool i dealt with insecurities because my acne was around a mild to moderate with inflammation on my nose and forehead, i was very read from inflammation under my skin but not a ton of acne. Bumps everywhere but mainly my skin was very red. Over the summer and sophomore year i experienced something i never thought i would. When i looked close up, every pore on my face was clogged, there wasn't a single centimeter that didn't have acne on it besides my lip which i had never had any acne on. But the acne i had was very comedonal, it was all closed comedones and small bumps EVERYWHERE. I dealt with bad depression and i became obsessed with researching the nature and what was causing my skin to have acne, all the meanwhile my acne worsened and I started to get pimples with the closed comedones. People started to make fun of me and i started to feel like giving up. I have tried the caveman regimen, i have tried tons of face washes, i have tried a TON of things and by the way i have been vegan and eat extremely healthy. But NOTHING could cure my acne at all. Until i learned about what was causing it. Hormones. (the pictures above were not near as bad as it was in person) Acne was always something i recognized as hormonal. As i aged, my voice deepened, my height increased, my muscles grew, the side effect and why kids don't have acne is all to do with the fact, acne is for the majority caused by DiHydroTestosterone. By product of testosterone, its something that is present in all people of all ages in a multitude of levels, sensitivity to this hormone CAUSES acne. This is where acne is merely CONCEIVED. Here is my favorite study of acne caused by DHT. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3051853/ The study shows DHT increases sebum production and as well DHT is known to alter the cycle of dead skin cell turnover and shedding, DHT may interrupt the natural process of cleaning skin and preventing blemishes, Altogether causing acne. Dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi basically found profound evidence of the role of DHT and created a system to prevent it, Clearogen. Its... OKAY its not the most fantastic DHT blocker but i would rate it a 6-7 in terms of potency and effectiveness. I then started to apply MASKS of spices onto my face. I would go to the store and buy Rosemary Thyme Basil and Oregano , and Green Tea. which i had researched and have proof of being strong topical dht blockers, and i applied them onto my face. Over time and the course of 1 month i watched my life's biggest problem disappear and all of my acne leave. I would put a tablespoon of Rosemary and Thyme and then a tablespoon of Basil and Oregano into a saucer and put some water in it just to get it somewhat wet, then microwave it for 20-40 seconds and then put it on as a mask that lasted around 4 minutes before falling off. Instantly after my skin feels so much softer and glowed more than ever and my acne wouldn't appear anymore. Then i would occasionally put about a quarter of a tea bag of green tea into a bowl and get it wet and microwave it until soft and put it on my face until it dried and fell off. How acne was cleared by herbal masks twice a day was simply because Rosemary, Green Tea, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, and MANY others are potent DHT blockers topically, meaning leaving them on with water allows a soaking of the components of each herb onto the skins surface and leaches chemicals from the herb into the pore blocking DHT. All of these links show http://answersoutlined.blogspot.com/2013/04/basil-to-reduce-block-and-control-dht.html http://prntscr.com/fvabyz https://www.bioclarity.com/pages/does-green-tea-help-cure-acne https://www.acneeinstein.com/topical-green-tea-for-acne/ Over the course of the summer, today is July 13th i have cleared my acne to 100% clarity without growing out of my acne. I still cleanse, i still rinse my face and avoid touching, i just use herbal masks twice a day. Heres a gross picture of my face Thankyou all for reading, i hope this post may help you
  17. I've been dealing with progressively worsening acne for about a year now. I'll get the occasional blemish on my forehead, but there's always a clump on both of my cheeks. It's always worse on the right cheek, not sure if that's a factor but I thought I'd mention it. I'm at the point in my acne journey where I've tried everything. Essential Oils, Natural Remedies, Skincare Products, Weekly $100 Facials, EVERYTHING, yet nothing has helped. I'm wondering if there's potentially a hormonal imbalance? My mom suffered from severe acne, as well as my older brother. Has birth control helped anybody in similar situations? If so, which ones? I read the best are Yasmine, Yaz, Ortho Cyclen and Diane-35, any particular ones you'd recommend? Or any other suggestions,- honestly, I have no idea what to do at this point.
  18. Please Help!!!

    I'm breaking out like crazy!!! My cheek area has been flaring up the most however. I'm not quite sure what am I doing wrong. I'm cutting dairy from my diet and avoiding as much sugar as I can. My skin type is sensitive and v acne prone. Here's some pictures of my skin currently and the products I use. I use the pure tea tree oil as a spot treatment.
  19. I've had this acne since I was about 10. I'm 17 now. It's never gone away. I've used acne products like Clean&Clear, Proactive, etc etc. It wasn't made for this type of acne obviously. I'm trying to see my dermatologist soon, I've heard great things about Accutane. I really want to improve my skin, I've never neglected it, I'm a guy so I never put on crazy heaps of makeup or any products like that. I wash my face normally and I'm pretty hygenic. Any help would be appreciated.
  20. Hi im 16 and recently I've been getting really bad acne. It's mostly redness and hyperpigmentation with the occasional whiteheads. I got on Epiduo and took it for 2 months but didn't notice any effect, it was staining my clothes and my bedsheets, and was really annoying and depressing to use. I researched online and saw that Tea Tree Oil was good for my type of acne. I've used it for a couple days now, and the redness seems to be slightly better although I have more whiteheads. im also taking proderma 100mg every night. I'd like to know your opinion on the matter: should I use Epiduo or Tea Tree Oil? Which is best for redness and hyperpigmentation? It's really bad and I'm kinda desperate for a solution...
  21. Estroblock?

    I have severe acne on my chin. I was thinking about trying Estroblock, has anyone tried it/thinks it will work? Even if it doesnt, it would be okay but im terrified of it making my acne worse. I hate trying new things because if my acne spreads, i will feel even worse. Any suggestions? Should i just go for it?
  22. I've been having acne like this for 4 years now, tried a bunch of cleansers and moisturizers. Any thoughts on what kind of acne this is or how I can solve it would be appreciated.
  23. Struggling With Cystic Acne

    My name is Allie and I've struggled with acne since I was about 8 years old. That sounds crazy, but it's true. I would get white heads and black heads, nothing too severe. When I was about 13 or 14 my acne started to become very severe. Since then I've been in and out of dermatologists and I haven't really gotten anything out of it. My new derm suggested acutane. I'm a little shakey on trying it. Has anyone used it and gotten success? My acne is so painful I cannot lay down on my cheeks. I'm desperate! I attached a picture of my acne currently so you can get a better understanding of what my acne looks like. I do not pick at it. Please help!
  24. OK so I'm pretty positive that the cause of my severe acne and food intolerances is parasites. Whenever I try to kill parasites I become severely backed up (proof of parasites for many). I have explored every other natural avenue (gaps diet,candida diet, dairy/gluten/sugar free,every single supplement/vitamin/mineral known to man, liver cleansing and more). So I was thinking of going about trying to kill them again with ACV, black walnut hull tinctures, etc, and using enemas to keeep the bowels moving. Has this worked for anyone in getting fully clear?
  25. Okay, so, its summer break. Since its summer break, i dont need to wear makeup every day like I usually did. My skin is now freaking out about it. I wash my face every day, but it keeps getting worse. How long is it gonna take for my skin to clear and breathe? I look gross. I look in the mirror and I want to cry because I have a literal pizza face and the worst acne. Idk what to do.