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  1. Can someone please help me figure out what the heck happened to my skin? Because it is bad right now. And I mean really bad. Compared to how I once was, at least. I've been on the regimen for four weeks now (actually, was) and unfortunately my acne took a turn for the worse. I had to stop cold turkey because I cannot handle this level of "purging". (If that's what it even was.) I may have started the regimen too fast, because I was already using two full pumps. But I thought my skin could handle it, as it was taking well to each increase in dosage in the previous weeks. In the pictures you can see the acne stayed within a specific area on my cheek, which was the only place I would add BP. The acne even follows a distinct line lol, which was where the BP would end. So, I'm pretty sure BP is the culprit. Has anyone ever experienced a reaction like this? Also, has anyone stopped BP cold turkey and lived? Any ideas as to how long it takes for skin to regulate without it? Because, unsurprisingly, my acne just keeps coming, and I don't want to add any new products because my entire face is just so irritated... It really saddens me that I may be allergic to BP, or that I may have developed an allergy from incorrect use. But it did help me gauge the sensitivity of my skin, so there's one -- albeit tiny -- good thing I got out of this. I want to try it out again, but obviously much more slowly. (Please excuse the flaking)
  2. So I've been on the regimen for 6.5 months now, and I'm still struggling with redness caused by BP. I know it is not rosacea because there is a pronounced line on my jawline, and around my eyes where the skin turns red from applying BP. So I currently use only 1 pump of BP, and this is enough to help me stay clear. I also use jojoba oil. Anyone have any advise to help redness??? Should I wait less time in between applying bp and my moisturizer? ( I currently wait a strict 10 minutes ). Anything helps guys. Thank you.
  3. Hey everyone. Joining because I'm really confused on WTF is happening. a little backstory: My skin has never been perfect, but has always been pretty good. Forehead/T-Zone is pretty oily and I get a few pimples from time to time. Recently I bought the Biore Acne Clearing Scrub with salicylic acid. Used it for 2 (maybe 3?) days and there might've been a small difference. Except I noticed that my skin's texture was getting slightly oily? Looking back I think that was irritation. Then on the 3rd day, I went to the mall with a friend. I think we were goofing around and maybe - maybe!!!! Some fragrance got sprayed onto my face. This is one theory. When I come back from dinner, I notice that my skin is very red and irritated. Think it's dehydrated, I used a rose face mask. This might've made it worse. The next day the rash is worse. It's on my forehead and around my nose mostly. By the 4th day of the rash (today) there are several white bumps. I guess these are whiteheads, but I thought whiteheads only occurred when skin is oily, and I mine has definitely been very dry and irritated. Where there are the most clusters of these bumps between my eyebrows and around that area is the itchiest. So I went to the dermatologist and was little disappointed because she was very quick and didn't really say what was causing it. She gave me OVACE Topical lotion 9.8% and said to use it at night. I'm scared to use it incase it gets worse. What do u guys think? PLEASE HELP!!!
  4. I've been using Epduo Forte for an entire year now, and it completely got rid of my moderate to severe acne! I had an extremely smooth and clear face after about 2-4 weeks of use. I rarely got breakouts, but now that a year has past of continual use, the medication is suddenly not effective and irritating to my skin. The skin around my eyes is very dry and red, and my face is breaking out! I stopped using Epiduo for about a week & my eyes cleared up, but my acne is still going crazy. What should I do? )x
  5. Hi all, About 2 months ago I noticed a tiny spot on my nose so I tried to get rid of it. I'm not very familliar with acne products so I just used some stuff that was lying around in my parents house. I first used an exfoliant made by Vichy (not sure which one) and applied it to my whole face, then applied proactiv revitalizing toner to my nose and forehead, then applied murad 3% sulfur spot treatment to my nose forehead and in between my nose and lips. I rinsed it off and moved on with my day. The next day my nose (and upper lip) looked sunburned and felt quite dry and irritated and because I'm an idiot, I applied a biore pore strip to my nose... waited the whole 15 min before taking it off, then notice it didnt take all the blackheads out so I used another one but lower on my nose. Honestly, i'm an idiot and I had no idea these product were so harsh for the skin, I never would have applied so much at once if I'd have skin is already sensitive as it is.Now 2 months later my nose is still red and burns with red spots and tiny broken cappilaries in some places, the skin texture on my nose is all weird and rugged, and still feels irritated, super dry and burns with a slight itch sometimes. I'm honestly scared it will never heal... I've been moisturizing with cetaphil replenishing moisturizer it helps a bit but not much... what can I do to at least ease the irritated feeling? I thought it would heal a lot faster than 2 months... Should I be worried? How long will take to heal? Did pilling up all these products give me rosacea? Any suggestion is welcome please help me!
  6. i just started using retin a .1% last week. i was wondering if it's safe to use essential oils while using retin a? i like to put 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil in my cetaphil wash (if i don't use TTO in that face wash i just don't feel clean). the nights i have applied the retin a i just use the cetaphil without the TTO. i also like to tone with a diy green tea, aloe vera, and lavender oil toner. i don't tone at all the nights i use the retin a. i don't think these oils are causing any excessive irritation? i'm just wondering if this is okay to do, and if anyone else uses essential oils while on retin a/which ones are okay (even helpful) to use?
  7. No clothes no acne?

    Do you think if nobody wore clothes ever that people would have a lot less acne? All the sweat would evaporate quicker and the oil wouldn't get trapped. The air would oxygenate the pores.
  8. Hey guys! I am becoming really worried about what is happening to my skin. I have been on the regimen for 5 weeks. Every night, I seem to wake up with little red bumps. They are itchy at first, and when I itch them, they get bigger, more red, and inflamed. I have no idea what to do. I am afraid that the BP or Cleanser is triggering these bumps/rashes. I am also using the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water Cleanser before using the cleanser. I would really be grateful if anyone let me know what this is and how to treat it. Thank you!
  9. Worsening Acne

    Hey everyone!! My skin has been terrible for over a year now. I know this pales in comparison to other people's battle with acne, and I truly sympathize for you. Please know you are beautiful and we can get through this !! Anyways, this year my skin had progressively gotten worse. I've used so many products (I will list later) and have been to doctors and dermatologists. Nothing has helped- only made it worse. These are the products I've used : BP, Retin-A, Clindamycin, Finacea, Soolantra, Minocycline, SOPHYTOPRO, Neutrogena bar soap, basic bar soap, & Aczone. (I also use the Xulane patch) I take fish oil, evening primrose oil, calcium, vit c, and zinc. Please look at the enclosed pictures and leave any advice you have whether it be diet, medication or tips and tricks!!
  10. Shaving with acne

    I'm wondering what product I should use when I shave my face to avoid clogging pores and reduce irritation. Right now I'm using the neutrogena shaving cream with disposable 2-blade razors. I'm getting mixed results and I'm trying to figure out if this is causing my breakouts because they seem to occur a few days after shaving. I only shave once a week because my facial hair doesn't grow fast. I would most likely go for something natural with no chemical ingredients if possible. Thank you people!
  11. So after watching all the videos and researching and ordering my regimen, I had a question in regards to makeup removal. This entire regimen is based on "Irritation = Acne" and warns against rubbing the face and stuff like that. So my question is what about makeup removal? How am I supposed to remove makeup without irritating my skin? Does anyone have any advice or techniques? Thanks!
  12. A month closer to clear skin!!! I got through the initial breakout, it only lasted about a week. Though I got some leftover hyperpigmentation and scars that are still red but at least flat! My skin is much less oily and my hair is too. I just use water to rinse my face in the morning followed by a ph balancing toner and soothing moisturizer. I have a cyst on my upper lip that came up a few days ago. I'm using all my willpower to just leave it alone because it's really irritating! I also broke out up on my forehead but nothing too bad. Overall my skin is improving, especially the texture.
  13. I've been using the regimen for about 3 years now. These last couple of months, I've been breaking out a lot more. However, I'm going to stick through it for a little bit longer and see if I can improve. Part of the reason I feel like I'm breaking out is because of irritation... "Irritation causes Ance". My face always seems to get irritated when I do the regimen in the morning before beginning my day, which is why I've tried to switch to night only. If I do it in the day, I go throughout the rest of my day with a greasy, irritated looking face. Does anyone else have a similar problem or any tips?
  14. Hi everyone, I started using Differin .1% about five or six months ago. I had moderate acne that always got much worse in the winter, and Differin has done a lot to clear up my acne. However, the irritation on my forehead is killing me. Every other part of my face can handle Differin just fine, but literally every week, my forehead will go berserk and become red, blotchy, and itchy. Originally, I applied Differin every night. After my acne cleared up, I thought it would be a good idea to apply every other night, hoping that would reduce the irritation while still preventing acne. My skin still looks good, but I am still experiencing irritation. I moisturize every morning and night with a mild Cerave moisturizer and wash once a day with a mild Cetaphil cleanser. My face doesn't really feel dry, either, even when it's red, blotchy, and itchy. And like I said, this is very cyclical, occurring every week for about two days. After the irritation subsides, my skin looks great. I should also mention that this irritation is accompanied by a lot of peeling, almost as if the Differin is partially exfoliating the skin without actually getting rid of it until the end of the week when I'm compelled to scratch it off, if that makes any sense. Should I stop using Differin on my forehead while still using it on the rest of my face? Has anybody else experienced anything similar with Differin? Should I perhaps use another product on my forehead, such as glycolic acid and/or BP?
  15. Facial Wash

    I need help! Non-foaming cleansers never work for me whenever i use non-foaming cleansers i always get breakouts after i wake up. The one that i'm using right now is Safeguard Derma Sense for sensitive skin but i feel like it's not doing much for me. I don't know what to use anymore
  16. Painful Reddening

    I've been on the regimen for 8 days now. I saw some quick results the first couple of days. However just as I increased the BP dosage to twice a day to start off week #2, I started feeling severe burning in the sensitive parts of my face (about an inch under my eyes right by both sides of my nose). This pain lasts for about 2 to 3 hours after my evening routine and isn't nearly as severe as when I apply BP in the morning. What's the reason for this? Has this happened to anyone else? I don't mind the redness or tan look, I hardly mind the itchiness or dryness. All I'm really worried about is the pain. I don't know if this is normal.
  17. Hello Friends,I am one of those people who takes lot of stress. Stress can be due to anything:1) Personal life issues2) Professional issuesLet me tell you What i am. I am normal person but acne made me hide myself from whole community. I was so horrified that i do not used to go out for weeks fearing how people will react people seeing me I did not saw mirror for 1 year+. My face always used to be down and i used to cap to hide anything i can.My family supported me a lot and prompted me to go out..I was skeptical about going to School or Colleges as this is place where i fear being commented about my acne.I was not able to focus. I was not able to study. My family took me to psychiatrist. He did nothing but to relax me by just sleeping, sleeping and sleeping..Those were anti depressants medicine. My academic had took a beating as i was hardly doing my part of work. Even for this i came to know website which helps in academic help. I just wanted someone to guide me through as I am not good in studies.I tried to take help from them. Not only they helped me in my academics, they have education counsellor who helped me immensely. That counselling assured that my academics are in good hands and i can just focus on myself. They infused confidence in me.I am sure all of those who had severe acne can understand this..I am posting 1 photo which will make you realize what i am talking about.Sometimes i felt why me ? Sometimes i felt this is not life but prison but I want to help people around me who asked me to wait and cherish lifeMain thing during acne breakout is that you do not take stress. Its easy said then done but that website did took my academic burden and give my mind whole lot of peaceThis photo is 50 times better compared to what my situation can imagine..I will keep you updated. If you want to ask anything, feel freePS: Just do not take stress...
  18. Hi everyone, I've been experiencing small bumps all over my chin, sides of cheeks and forehead. I am assuming that they are whiteheads and blackheads. I have very sensitive skin and when I attempt to treat them my skin becomes extremely irritated. I've tried using Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, witch hazel, cetaphil, all to no avail. If I attpt to extract the whiteheads they turn into inflamed pimples which then scar my face. My face just has a rough texture that is very noticeable in the sunlight and these assumed whiteheads flare up occassionally and leave me with red pimples. I've attached a picture of my chin area. Any advice on how to combat this would be appreciated.
  19. Personal Acne History

    I just wanted to write a brief history of my experience with acne before going into writing accutane blogs. I have had acne since I was nine years old. When I was younger it was only a few pimples but it got worse throughout middle school. It seemed to calm down in high school and college but I still never had clear skin. Now after graduating college it has all flared up again. When I was in middle school I used Retin-A and differin topical creams that were prescribed to me by my primary care doctor. But those only seemed to dry out my skin and did not help so eventually I just stopped using them. Throughout high school and college I did not really use any medication for acne and it seemed to be getting better. But toward the end on college I started getting awful red pimples so I decided that I should finally see a dermatologist. I told them that I wanted accutane since I have had acne for so long but they told me that I should try other medications first and prescribed me minocycline but after about a month I started having awful headache everyday so they switched me to doxycycline. I was on doxycycline for five months and my face was becoming so smooth and clear but during around May 2016 I started getting these small tiny bumps all over my face called Closed Comedones, which I had never gotten before. I immediately freaked out and called my dermatologist for an emergency appointment and I asked to be put on accutane. They told me that accutane probably wasn't necessary because topicals usually work for closed comedones so they prescribed me retin-a and duac. At this point I was very frustrated because all this time they have been prescribing me medications that weren't working and I only really wanted accutane and it all felt like a waste of time. But I started on retin-a and duac anyways and used it for two months. When I went back for my next appointment and told them I saw no improvement, the dermatologist said " have you ever heard of accutane?" and I wish I could have just eye-rolled at him since I told him from the beginning that that was what I wanted. So I finally was prescribed accutane. And I took my blood tests but my dermatologist never gave me the slip for the pregnancy test and only gave me the slip for the other blood tests so when i went back a month later to get my prescription he told me I have to wait another month. So, I was insanely angry. I waited another month since I had already been waiting so long and started in October 2016. So far everything is going well but I will update on the next blog post.
  20. Time for a new regimen?

    Since February of 2014 this has been my regimen from my dermatologist for my mild/severe acne. I had a lot of red pimples and white heads. within two months it cleared up my skin and I was lucky to have no acne marks/scars. I feel like there may be something better out there for me because for the effort I put in I don't have the 100% clear skin I want. I'm a 20 year old male and stress is definitely a big factor for my skin. I was seeing my dermatologist once a month but now it's every six months since she is satisfied with the results. Morning: -Clindamycin gel all over face Night: -Epiduo gel all over face -Minocycline 100mg pill I was suppose to be washing my face with Cetaphil morning & night but I found it way too drying. I am upset because I broke out pretty bad recently and I don't know if it's stress from school or the harsh temperatures outside. I got 3-4 medium sized angry red pimples on my forehead. And random red blotches on my face that just looks like broken skin. Should I be moisturizing? Should I stop the epiduo for a little bit? My dermatologist said she'd prescribe me Epiduo Forte but that is going to be more drying and I couldn't find enough reviews on it. Also, I've had good luck with Salicylic acid, Sulfur, and's Glycolic Acid but I feel like I'm doing too much to my skin.
  21. Makeup Induced acne

    I think my skin got irritated from wearing makeup which i had to for two days in a row.I tried to be gentle a possible during application. Im laying off makeup completely, do I keep using the regimen despite my face irritation?
  22. I've recently found a new peel off facemask made of charcoal and glue, and apparently it effectively removes blackheads. The problem is that the blackheads on my face are very, very deep. When I try to remove them by squeezing, it causes big and irritated pimples to pop up. Would using this facemask just cause all the blackheads to turn into pimples?
  23. Hey guys... so heres a short background. I was on birth control Yazmin on October and it worked wonderful on my skin cause i gotten less pimples and less oily however when the pills are finished, i stopped consuming them for a week. In that week i started to get huge and massive pustules, cause i was so stressed out i bought my self a benzoyl peroxide 2,5 (benzolac) from the pharmacy. Since people say that its better to not do the spot treatment, i put the gel all over my face twice a day. After that, my acne is only getting worse, the pustules are still theres and they keep coming. I been back on the pill again and the acne are still there. At first i thought it was purging but i looked on reddit that BP isnt supposed to have purging so i stop immediately. I stopped from like 4 days ago and now my skin around the area where i usually get my acne are dry, the pustules are getting flaky and also around my mouth.Theyre also itchy, there are still acne but not as much or painful when i was using BP. No dryness or itchiness during BP though. Is this what youd call BP sensitivity or irritation? Why do i get less acne after i stop? Anyone ever experience this before? I just wanna know for sure if im sensitive to it or just using it the wrong way. Thank you so much
  24. So I have been on 20 MG Accutane for 2 months now and have not seen any results. I asked my doctor if she could raise my dosage for the next month and told me 'I was playing doctor'. Um, so I have another appointment with her this week because we never left off on anything. Anyways, I was reading that a patient should take a certain amount of MG per month and in the 20 week course should have taken i think it was 3200 MG? (correct me if my total is incorrect). But can someone expand on this please. I pay $160 for my accutane and for me to not see results sucks.
  25. So after having sex with my girlfriend more times than I should on accutane, my penis became irritated. I have some red irritation spots on the head of my penis and foreskin. This isn't an STD or balanitis. It's really irriation and seems to be slowly healing but I want to help it with an ointment. What product should I use on it that will help it to heal faster? Thank you.