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melmel87 last won the day on October 24 2013

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  1. Just my opinion and because I've been dealing with acne for a long time and all these different experients to clear skin. Also because I don't like people abusing their health/body. I don't see how fasting is going to help you. Your body needs the right nutrients to function properly, if you're only consuming water, you're starving your body of basic needs. Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and exercise. Unless you have actual food allergies something like this is not going to help. The
  2. Using a glycolic peel should definitely help fade the scars over time. Keep doing that 1-2 times a week. As for the one that started to bleed, maybe it wasn't just a dark spot but a scab of post acne? Either way, another thing that you should be using daily is sunscreen, this will help the spots from darkening and when using peels your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. Makes sure it has an spf of 30.
  3. I haven't posted in a long while, mainly because my skin hasn't really been an issue. Took a lot of time of trial and error to figure out what works for my skin. I still don't have perfectly clear skin, I probably never will, but I'm okay with that. What I have found key to keeping my skin clearer is using a chemical exfoliater with continued use of benzoyl peroxide. I have a clarisonic (manual exfoliator) but that seems to make me break out when I use it. What I currently do first is wash my fa
  4. ugh I would disinfect a needle with rubbing alcohol then pop the whitehead to get that stuff out. if you are planning on going to the doctor in the morning they may just pop it for you though
  5. You could try a dress where the sleeves and neckline are all lacy, like how Kate Middleton wore. That way it's still pretty revealing without anyone being able to see the scarring. As for the makeup, when I was a bridesmaid one of the girls did airbrush makeup on all of us and it lasted all day. You'll probably want to bring a concealer with you and a powder compact, for your skin anyways. You can go to places like sephora and ulta and get samples (or ask them to do your makeup in the store) to
  6. Birth control may help... I take a birth control pill and I think it helps reduce the serverity of acne but I still get it. The things that have helped my acne go away are using benzoyl peroxide (I use 10% but many use the 2.5%), exfoliating and making sure to get alllllll my makeup off at the end of the day.
  7. I used to use an acne cleanser but it was making my skin too dry, especially around my eyes, but now I use a gentle non-soap cleanser. Salicylic acid also gives me white heads for some reason. I've been this this garnier smoothing cream cleanser http://www.garnierusa.com/Products/SkinCare/CleanPlus/Dry-Skin/Clean-Plus-Smoothing-Cream-Cleanser.aspx
  8. Sorry to hear that I would probably start applying some BP.
  9. Why do you eat only gluten free grains now? You can use grains sourced from rice, almond flour, coconut flour, etc. Whole oats are naturally gluten free, so oatmeal is a good choice for breakfast. Why do you think yogurt causes acne? Unless you have been tested and know you have a food allergy of some sort going to this extent to avoid foods is not necessary.
  10. Just want to give an update to this old post, I have been using Trinessa since the end of last summer and my cystic acne stopped. The rest of my breakouts have been controlled with BP. I think it does make me kinda moody though.
  11. I don't think hormonal acne has much to do with it's placement but more so to do with when you get the acne. Is it right before your period? Right after? During? You could write down when you get a new spot and see if it makes sense.
  12. Your skin should be back to normal by now if you haven't used BP since December. Normal just meaning not irritated. What are you using to cleanse and moisturize your face? Do you have any other skin conditions like rosacea? Most people's skin gets used to BP over time, not the opposite. Were you using any sort of exfoliators?
  13. yeah i guess you could say that! what does it mean? You didn't say which one it is lol. What are you washing your face with?
  14. Like sebum from your pores is coming out or the soap you're washing with is leaving a film on your skin?
  15. Using benzoyl peroxide, chemical exfoliaters and manual exfoliaters help my cysts go away faster, but to be honest, if I can see even a slight head on it I will use a sterilized needle to pop it. Goes away fast after that. I used to go to my dermatologist to get cortisone shots but after the last time I did that I had an atrophy for 4 months, that was way worse than any acne could be. Everyone's skin is different, I've never gotten a scar from any cyst/nodule or from popping.