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  1. Of course everyone picks, but if you are having a hard time stopping, and just feel a complusion to pick it could be something more than just a bad habit. If you think it might be a more serious problem, I recommend visiting http://facepick.tripod.com or the Save Face message board at http://www.network54.com/Forum/49010. Its for people with CSP (compulsive skin picking) that just can't stop picking. Someone mentioned one of these sites earlier on this message board and I would like to thank the
  2. thanks for looking that up Gaz, I knew there was something like that. Unfortunately, lots of that sounds really familar ...because when I'm under stress or i'm really sad, i take it our purposely on my skin...i know this, but I can't stop it...plus OCD disorders run in my family. lol that sounds not to promising!! but i'm getting better, especially because my skin is clearing up nicely, won't have anything to pick.
  3. Thats so funny, because I also do exactly the same thing, and I thought I was crazy! lol...in my bathroom there are two lights and i never turn on the brighter one above the mirror because it makes me feel horrible. As for the popping zits thing, I also admit its so hard to stop. I've always had a problem picking cuts and zits, even when I was little, so you can imagine my face has looked like a warzone. I mean, I know it's bad, but I just can't stop. I read in an acne book once that there's act
  4. Thats so funny, because I also do exactly the same thing, and I thought I was crazy! lol...in my bathroom there are two lights and i never turn on the brighter one above the mirror because it makes me feel horrible. As for the popping zits thing, I also admit its so hard to stop. I've always had a problem picking cuts and zits, even when I was little, so you can imagine my face has looked like a warzone. I mean, I know it's bad, but I just can't stop. I read in an acne book once that there's act
  5. I just got my upper lip done, and i don't think the regimen affects it much. It's quite dry around this area, which I don't think is helped too much by bp, but it would a little aggravated anyways. Mind you, i'm not putting bp on the area above my lip. Also, there's a bit of a whitehead breakout, but that happens all the time, its not really that bad.
  6. Instead of Neosporin I use Polysporin, which is bascially the same thing I think... and for me it works great. First I use bp on my face as the regimen suggests, and once it dries I put the polysporin on the spots I already have. When you have huge cysts, this stuff does wonders because it cuts the scarring in half, plus it brings the cyst to a head in 24h. Honestly, once I had a HUGE cyst on my forehead, and I put polysporin on it for one night, and by the next day I was able to drain it, and t
  7. Actually, Oxy does make a 2.5% bp...it's still called Oxy 5, but you have to get the one for sensitive skin. If you look at the package, you'll see it actually only has 2.5% bp, though the name is a bit misleading. I think it's in a turquoise package. Hope you can find it.
  8. I've read in a couple of places that echinacea helps clear up skin. In the last few weeks I'd gotten about 90% clear with the regimen, but then I kept on getting breakouts. Last week I got a cold so I started taking echinacea to fight it off. That was about 5 days ago and now I'm 100% clear (which is amazing by the way) . I recall a similar experience of my skin clearing up while taking echinacea a few months ago when I had a brief cold. I was wondering if anyone else uses echinacea or if they
  9. To see improvments it was just about a week, but for full skin clearage it took me 2 and a half months. I don't know how sensitive your skin is but if your using tons of bp and no moisturizer, chances are your skin might get dry even if it's ok now. Just a tip because my skin got pretty dry the second week and I had to take a little break.
  10. I live in Ontario and I first saw the on-the-spot cream about 3 months ago. I seems strange that it would just be in Ontario and not in other provinces. I've only seen it at Shoppers Drug Mart however, so maybe only they carry it?
  11. Believe me, it's definitely worth trying this regimen. Just be patient and don't start too quickly, because then you'll have to start all over again I've been doing this regimen for almost two months now, with a little break near the beginning, and it's helped so much. Right now, I'm pretty much clear, just a few red marks fading and maybe 2 pimples, both of them drying up. I would say I'm about 95% clear, and in a couple of weeks, if things continue the way they have been, I'll be 100%. Eve
  12. Believe me...don't touch it, though it's very annoying and you want it to go away...I got one two weeks ago, tried to pop it (they won't pop!) and it ended up turning into a huge red pimple, and then a big scab...right now it's still healing. So try not to pick at it, because you may regret it.
  13. I eat a lot of sugar, chocolate and dairy and while these message boards were down I did I little research on this topic...I found a site that claimed cutting all sugar and caffeine out of your diet will clear your skin. For one day I stopped eating chocolate, cut down on dairy and sugar, and ate lots of fruit. The results of my experiment? I was crabby and hungry...but my face looked only little better (probably mostly because of the regimen!)...the moral of this story? I think maybe cutting ou
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