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  1. Inflamed pimples

    Forums General acne discussion 2 replies

    I NEED HELP! I am on a light pill from my doctor which cleared my skin up. For the past five months I've had zero breakouts, just marks left behind. Well this week every day I have been getting new pimples. I put my benzoyl peroxide on them last night and woke up to them being smaller but redness all over my forehead! I need to get rid of this fast as I have a big event in two days and i need my skin to look good! What do I do!? Thanks!
  2. I made another post about this, with my pictures, but has anyone had this happen from something they've done or used, and MOST IMPORTANTLY...has it gone away?!?!IM SCARED TO DEATH that my skin won't return to how it was 3 weeks rather have my cysts back from 4.5 years ago and just go on accutane again than have my whole facial skin uglified in a matter of days just from using a retinoid twice and GENTLE as hell exfoliation. I literally sucked Google dry for search results on this exact situation and all the threads and posts I come across are incredibly hopeless with people supposedly dealing with this YEARS after stopping all products. Ive went through probably 500 posts from various sites by now. im losing my mind here, I've got enough to deal with. After Accutane (and before I got cysts from trying birth control), people would come up to me and tell me I had beautiful porcelain skin and often think I was still 16, now I'm being mistaken for my mother's sister and my skin looks like that of a field worker who never applied sunscreen a day in HIS life (yes my skin now looks like a man's...which I ain't)(no offense guys...actually I found threads where men are experiencing the same thing, so this stuff must roughen up everybody's complexion) and my face hasn't so much as touched the sun in over seven years!! (Besides walking to the car and walking into someplace..I even block the sun when I'm in the car and the windows of my house as well.. I eat healthy as all hell, no dairy or gluten or sugar or even coffee now! Fish and vegetables galore. i'm afraid to even eat half a Piece of dark chocolate right now, even tho what I have going on isn't even really acne per say, but I dont want anything more to come up that can scar with whatever the hell this texture is that's going on, i also drink two gallons of water a day and take my vitamins and now I'm not doing anything to my face other than the only constant that I was doing before which was just Cerave Hydrating cleanser morning and night (now only once because OW), any once a month exfoliation or moisturizers from before are not even being touched as my skin won't take them in anyhow, I'm afraid to even exercise as the sweat and urea might burn me further, I've got one foot in the grave until somebody comes along with a Happy ending to this similar madness.HELP ME
  3. Extreme overnight dandruff

    Forums Cosmetics & grooming 2 replies

    So to begin with im 14 regular hair. Previosly bleached, dyed, relaxed, keratin treated, and sometimes blow dryed and straightened. Well i do hurt my hair alot but i do lots of good to it aswell. After i had my keratin treatment with 3 weeks i mixed coconut oil, hair oil and castor oil and applyed them wrapped my hair and left them for 4 hrs. When i removed them and washed my hair i had the WORST dandruff you will ever witness. My scalp was litteraly peeling like a sunburn. HUGE flakes falling everywhere and it was just endless. No itch, no burn, no redness and i had dont this treatment before aswell. A couple of washes later that night i knew somwthing was serious so i told my father (emergency doctor) who told me to take locoid drops for 7 days. The dandruff decreased big time but then came the pimples and the itch and again the dandruff but this timw with a great amont of hairfall so i went to a dermatologist and she gave me similiar drops and nizoral shampoo and she said i should use both for atleast a month and a half and she said she think i have sebaherroic dermatitis. I never had dandruff before in my life and this was my first time. What do i do ?!
  4. I know this isn't an acne problem, but I figured this would be a good place to find information about skin because I can't find anything about it on google. I've had oily skin my entire life. Oily enough to not even see a slight difference in oil even in the middle of winter (and I'm from Minnesota, so you know the winters get harsh and dry. I've been doing a few things differently, I tried a different cleanser because I was noticing some dry skin hanging on my face so I needed to scrub it off. I wasn't harsh with it I was gentle, and the soap I used I've used on my face before but it's a.cold press organic soap bar so I can't be sure how much lye is in it. But literally two days of using it can't be enough to do this to my skin. I also used a different moisturizer. I loved it at first! My skin was moisturized and soft. And then I added Argan oil and my skin could've been the poster child for smooth soft and moisturized. None of these things make sense to me about literally changing my skin overnight. I also changed my foundation, and it's a cheap drugstore one that literally reeks of rubbing alcohol and I loved that it kept me matte all day. But I've only used it two, maybe three times. And about two nights ago I woke up and touched my face and where I usually come off with shiny fingers, I had no oil- and not in a good way. My skin is dying from thirst. It's so textured. I discontinued the products (except the moisturizer cuz my skin loved it before and obviously I need moisture). I used more argan oil cuz it had made me so soft and moisturizer but my skin just soaks it all up and needs more. Today I even got scared enough to use products I know make me oily usually. I used a foundation I know on my old normal oily skin causes me to overproduce oil and still!! Dry as a bone! I'm 20, I've been more dehydrated than I am-when I was 16-17 I drank water once about every 10 months, and I still was an oil slick. My skin looks so crepey and every fine line is noticeable -and all OVERNIGHT!! Please, what's happening?! i should add that it's not the kind of dry that you get from extremely harsh acne cleansers, it's like being someone with dry skin.
  5. I went to sleep a few nights ago with perfectly normal skin and woke up with a huge splotch of tiny pin sized bumps under my left nostril and on my upper lip. I am thinking that it might be an allergic reaction because it showed up so suddenly but they look like tiny pimples! Help?!
  6. Yes To Tomatoes

    Forums Scar treatments

    Okay so my name is kayla and I am 16 year old. I had perfect skin until I hit puberty going into sophomore year of high school (I know I'm a late bloomer). The summer going into sophomore year I started getting pimples on my chin. These continued through the year until about march when all of a sudden I had the worst breakouts all over my forehead. It was everything from cystic to pustules. I was always so embarrassed and my self esteem dropped really low. I would wear makeup to cover it up but it always looked valet or shiny or uneven and everyday after school I couldn't wait to get home and wash it off and be in my room alone where no one could see me. I never really had a skin care routine and I think that definitely contributed to my problems. But anyway, I tried the acne free face wash from neutrogena and I liked it okay but it dried out my skin and so then I went through a phase of having gross peeling skin around my mouth and it was so bad I can't even begin to explain my self consciousness. It got so bad that I decided I needed to go to extremes. I decided to try AcneFree. I got the sensitive kind because I didn't want peeling skin again, and followed the directions for about 4 days. Then my face started to burn when I was using it and I realized what a horrible thing I was doing to my skin. There are so many chemicals in that stuff and if you want your skin to be nice to you, you have to be nice to it. So I threw that away and my breakouts continued and then I went on a vacation to Utila, Honduras. I did lots of swimming in the ocean and basking in the sun and by the end of the week I had the clear beautiful skin I had always dreamed of. I was so happy and my self esteem was through the roof. Unfortunately this only lasted me about a week after coming home because then my face returned to its usual breakouts. So that's my story of what I've tried and what didn't work and what did. Now I'm using yes to tomatoes daily clarifying cleanser and the pH balancing daily moisturizer. I couldn't be happier. Every night I shower, wash my face, when I get out I wipe down with witch hazel and then apply my moisturizer. I have had clear skin for most of the summer since changing my routine to yes to tomatoes but early this week I broke out. Partially because its my time of the month and partially because I went to the watermark and had some junk food while I was there(diet does matter!!). So all my pimples are gone but I am left with red marks as usual. Now, my red marks are just surface spots nothing pitted or anything like that. I have tried many home remedies and my favorite is banana peels so google that it's amazing but what I really just found is better. I read about putting on a blob of moisturizer on a red mark and that would allow the skin to do the healing on its own but a little faster. I decided to try this using my yes to tomatoes pH balancing daily moisturizer. OMG. My life has been changed. It's 12:03 am and I just made an account on here so I could tell people. My red marks are fading so fast!!! DO THIS! Just take a day off and stay home and put a blob on each red mark and then as soon as it soaks in put a new one!! I'm going to bed and ill update in the morning!! So happy!!
  7. Hey guys! I have been shown an awesome acne treatment that works! Some of my friends and I have tried it and it really seems to work! Desitin: a diaper rash ointment This stuff works! You can also use generic diaper rash ointment. -Apply this to you spots or problem areas at night (a little goes a long way) and go to sleep. MAKE SURE TO COVER YOUR PILLOW WITH A TOWEL OR SOMETHING BECAUSE IT WILL COME OFF AND IT DOES NOT WASH OUT IN MY EXPERIENCE. In the morning, wash your face, and I find that the redness is better if not gone and the pimple has either disappeared o shrunk dramatically. It has worked for normal, very dry, and oily skin. Please let me know if you try this out! Good luck!
  8. Hi everybody! Please do share your experiences of using turmeric here, whether you have used it orally or topically or both. Please explain the procedure/method of use, the duration, the results and your opinion. I'll be grateful for all the responses I can get. Please do reply people, this could help me and a lot of people out there who have had it with prescription drugs and want to go all natural. Please do reply!
  9. Hi everybody, I'm new to this site and this is my second post. After I realised that I'm allergic to BP, I started looking for alternative natural spot treatments. I used to get an occasional pimple once every few months all these years, but threading has caused my chin to break out. I made a paste of turmeric powder and water and applied it only on my two active pimples overnight. In the morning, my skin was stained yellow. One pimple had dried up and had become smaller but the other was unaffected. I repeated the process the next night. In the morning, the dried up pimple had almost gone away and the other pimple filled with pus fell off. Whenever I get pus filled pimples, they leave a PIH mark although I never touch them or pick them. The pus pimple that fell off has left a mark too but I think I can help fade it with turmeric. The other pimple that dried up will hopefully leave no trace. With regards to the yellow staining, it goes away when you wash your face in the morning. Do try it out after performing a patch test to ensure that you are not allergic and let me know. People who have already used turmeric can please share their experiences. Attached below is a picture of my chin taken now. I have highlighted the pimples that turmeric helped remove. Can anyone help me with my PIH marks? Please do reply. It does wonders to know that someone has an opinion or idea to help me when I am feeling hopeless.
  10. hello friends! today i woke up and suddenly i have these tiny lil' whiteheads(sharp looking) on my cheeks. am not sure how and why on earth i got then suddenly. i've been following the same routine i follow except for #2 days ago i had one indian sweet(which is like 2 bites of cake,really), #for about 4-5 days i've having yoghurt in fruit salad.(i had tested for yoghurt before.i had stopped having yoghurt for about a mnth and then had it twice a day for 2-3,i dint have zits then. keeping that in mind i've started not sure if that's the problem.) #i had chicken curry(not much) for lunch yesterday. #chewing on cinnamon sticks for 2 days now. please suggest? my diet chart : aana
  11. Hey people, i've wrote a new article on how to get rid of a spot overnight!! Go read please. *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules*
  12. Good Moisturizer For Overnight?

    Forums Adult acne 4 replies

    Hello, I'm 30 and still dealing with light acne (lots of redness, a couple of whiteheads on face periodically, and some on body). I've been doing the regimen (cleanser and treatment without moisturizer) for about 6 years now and it seems to do okay except for the really deep zits that usually work their way to the surface regardless of treatment. I have oily skin so I never thought I needed a moisturizer (stupid of me that I never researched this), but noticed last year that my skin was getting light wrinkles and was irritated which seems to be from a lack of moisture. For almost 3 weeks I've been experimenting with adding a moisturizer and skipping the treatment at night (was religiously doing it 2x a day). The moisturizer is Lubiderm Intense (one that advertised being non-comedogenic that I had laying around). I've been very happy with the results; smooth skin, significantly less redness on my face, and no extra break outs (seems that I break out less than before) from decreasing treatment and adding moisturizer. I noticed Lubiderm isn't reviewed or talked about much here, probably because it's primarily used as a body lotion. It contains BHT, which, I have no idea what that will do to the skin (it supposedly causes some internal cancers in super high doses- like just about everything else excessive you put on or in your body). My cereal has this stuff in it too, it's a preservative, and is also found in a lot of cosmetics. I'm happy with continuing Lubiderm until it runs out, but was wondering if there are other options that are reasonably priced and offer intense moisture that are meant for the face that people have tried? I did try Vasoline deep moisturizer for a couple of days but it didn't seem to moisturize nearly as well. I'll probably stick with Lubiderm since it is low cost and appears to work, however I am curious about other options for intense moisturizers that people use overnight. John
  13. Has anyone tried this? I'm going to use one to spot treat on closed comedones and hopefully dry them out so they will just flake off. Please let me know if any of you have tried this. Thanks! I will update tomorrow.
  14. Help!

    Forums The Regimen 4 replies

    Hello everyone, I am new to this website but I have been finding it really helpful in the last hour that I joined. I am 16 years old, and I know that is young for this type of site but i need helpful advice! I had mild to moderate acne in 8th grade, and the summer going into 9th. I got put on liquid medications to put on in the morning and before bed from the dermatologist, but i wasn't finding that they were improving my skin at all. So, as it got worse and i got more self conscious about it, I got more discouraged that my face wasn't going to get better any time soon. In March of this year, I got put on birth control for my acne. ( NOT for the reason it is most used, thought I would clear that up.) I know that people have mixed feelings about being put on birth control for acne, but for my case, it did work. My face is almost completely clear besides a pimple here and there. At night I have an overnight spot treatment I use, and I find it very helpful for those brand new pimples. It is almost completely gone in the morning. BUT, I had a blackhead a few days ago under my nose, where they usually are pretty bad. I decided to put spot treatment on it, thinking nothing of it at the time. It didn't go away after I put it on so I tried to squeeze and pick at it. ( I know, not the best idea!) But I have to admit, I do have a little bit of a habit to do that. Now i have a red spot under my nose, and because I picked some skin off it is going to be very hard to cover. NOW, I can deal with it if it was there for a few days, and I could just do the best i could to cover it. However, Tomorrow I am going away with my boyfriend, (hes also 16) and his family to a house they have on an island. We are obviously going to be going in the water, and I am VERY embarrassed about this thing under my nose! In general I was nervous to go away with his whole family including his aunts, grandparents, cousins, etc. But I am especially nervous now! I am a self conscious in general, it's just the way I have always been. I think, I am pretty, and I get compliments a lot, but i'm always self conscious about something. I am going to his island house from tomorrow until Sunday afternoon and I would just REALLY REALLY appreciate it if someone could give me advice to make it either start to go away or an overnight treatment. THANK YOU SO MUCH, anyone who responds!!! Of course I am 16, and probably over reacting to most of you reading this, but even though we have been going out for a little over a year and a half, and I am comfortable around him, for some reason this thing is getting to me! PLEASE help if you have any ideas. Thank you in advance!!!!
  15. Urgent Help!

    Forums General acne discussion 1 reply

    Hi all, my skin is always up and down, some days it's reaaally bad and some it's good. Anyway it's been ok, but it's friday and 2 massive pimples have just surfaced =[[[, D= i need to go out tomorrow night and was wondering what is the best spot/overnight treatment?? thanks heaps!