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  1. I think that is crap personally. Love is not dependent on looks. Your husband presumably found you attractive enough to fall in love with you and marry you. However attractive these other girls may have been, they weren't special enough for him to marry. You were. You have something that they don't, and your husband loves you for it. You have some pretty serious self esteem issues, and I wonder if you'd consider counseling to help work through that. You seem to realize that this is ir
  2. I've used Lancome Teint Idole foundation for several years now with great results. It's a tad on the expensive side, but it gives good coverage, decent shine control, and doesn't cause breakouts or clogged pores for me. I've heard good things about Revlon Colorstay as well, although I've never tried it myself.
  3. I've had great success with Differin 0.3% gel. I think some of the negative experiences come from the fact that topical retinoids can take a long time to start seeing positive results. It can be up to 3 months before any noticeable improvement. I have a feeling that people get frustrated when they're not seeing immediate results and give up too early. If you go the topical retinoid route you have to stick with it and be consistent.
  4. I adore Lancome Teint Idole foundation. Best stuff ever.
  5. I would ask your derm if you can bump up to the 0.3% strength. I had no luck with 0.1% strength; I didn't clear until I increased to the 0.3%.
  6. I also say don't give up yet. I've had great success with Differin, but it can take up to 3 months to begin to see improvement. I would at least stick it out for that long before making a judgment.
  7. I'm currently clear on the regimen that I'm following, but I do have to keep using it or my acne comes back. Acne is a chronic condition unfortunately, it can't be cured, only controlled.
  8. You're pushing him away by doing this, and it's inevitably going to cause a breakup. Let him come over, and if you're feeling brave enough, talk to him about it. It'll make you feel better, and it'll probably make him feel better to know that you're not intentionally trying to sabotage the relationship, because he's probably really confused about the mixed signals you're sending.
  9. Well, since I've only been using it for 3 weeks it's still a bit early to say, although as I mentioned, I'm having good results so far. Except for one or two zits things have been looking good. I still had my usual PMS breakout, but it was less severe and healed much more quickly than it has in the past. I'm eager to see how things progress over the next couple months.
  10. I've only been using Differin 0.3% gel for about 3 weeks, but I'm liking the results so far. Granted I have mild (but very persistent) acne, but since I've been using it I've only had a few small zits and they've all gone away quickly. The side effects have been red, sensitive, very dry skin, but that's starting to lessen as my skin adjusts. Keep in mind when using Differin and other retinoids that it can take up to 3 months to begin to see results.
  11. From what I've heard and been told by derms it's better to apply retinoids (the tretinoin) at night, because they degrade in sunlight.
  12. Siava's right. You can't apply them on top of each other, but if you use BP in the morning and tretinoin at night you should get good results.
  13. Hate to break it to you, but I've had acne since 14-15, and at 23 I'm still breaking out. There's no magic age where you stop having acne. Just ask the adult acne forum.
  14. Topical retinoids are good for the treatment of both acne and sun damaged aging skin. There are all kinds of OTC retinol creams on the market, or you can see a derm for a prescription retinoid such as Differin, Tazorac, or Retin-A.
  15. Honestly? The US Public Health Service recently listed tanning beds in the same category as cigarettes in terms of being carcinogenic. They're now considered a known human carcinogen. And you really want to go lay in one for "benefits" that may or may not exist, based on one esthetician's opinion? 3-5 sessions is still damaging. Instead of asking an esthetician, ask your derm about this and see what they say. I guarantee they'll have a different opinion.