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Everything posted by rob0t

  1. brandylee, thank you for posting what you did! i completely understand what you're talking about, i even get sick of people who are complaining that their face gets "oily" after 3-4 hours... mine is an OIL SLICK after an hour! my pores are huge, i'm also always blotting.. & omg, the constant fear that someone might touch my face & have their hands slip off!! or having to see them slyly wipe their hands on their jeans! so horrible. i've also tried so many things, the milk of magnesium (o
  2. i actually knew a girl who had a TON of bacne. she would still wear tops that showed her bacne, which seriously speckled every possible area of her back. however, she still got LOTS of action from guys, basically anyone she wanted. the lesson here is that she was realyl confident & didn't take any shit about her bacne, so maybe you shouldn't either. i dont think people really care about things like that when engaging in sexual activities, since there should be other things receiving more a
  3. i used 'beige' or something for a long time & my face always looked so dark/ashy at the end of the day. i tested the makeup on the underside of my arm & it turned orange! if you're going to try it anyway, i found sometimes that it was too thick, so i would wet the sponge before applying. i've moved on from aquasmooth though.
  4. hmm, i think i might have rosacea too, since my skin is constantly red & darker than the rest of my body. so, i'm kind of happy to see that retin-a might help in treating rosacea, since i'm actually taking it right now. i know most ppl say it is irritating & causes redness, but i find that it actually tones down my redness (right after i put it on at night) & that it hasn't irritated my skin at all. of course, i would definitely recommend you gradually ease your skin into being used
  5. hmm, i don't really know what this is. but for a little background, i have had mild acne for about 2 years now, before which i had really massively severe acne. what is kind of weird about my skin though is that i don't have scars that are distinct. my entire face is a few shades darker than the rest of my body. it is also reddish, & gets more red very easily from heat or embarrassment on my part. i don't really think it is scars all over my face (as a result of having such severe acne bef
  6. i use the powder. it is very smooth, but i use a brush to apply it, not the crappy sponge that it comes with. i haven't noticed it oxidizing / changing color. it doesn't smell very pleasant though. i like it, but when it runs out, i think i'll try something else.
  7. i use the same makeup. i used to wipe my face a lot throughout the day & noticed that at the end of the day, i would've wiped away all the makeup from my nose, so that it looked pretty obvious. however, from then on, i always dampened the makeup sponge before using it to apply my makeup, & now it blends in a lot smoothly & is not so obvious anymore. hopefully that helps with the lines?
  8. my makeup doesn't make my skin worse. i use cheap makeup, covergirl aquasmooth & loreal true match.
  9. people, herpes are not *only* on the genitals, they are also on the mouth (more commonly known as "cold sores"). i highly doubt your acne looked like herpes, herpes are open sores. they are really big & yellow & crusty. look up pictures on google. but yes, you can get herpes from a razor. especially if its had contact with an open sore.
  10. herpes is a virus, there are two types, simplex 1 & simplex 2. in more common terms, oral herpes & genital herpes. oral herpes are fairly common, over 50% of americans have it. you might be familiar with it, oral herpes are also known as cold sores. they usually appear around the edges of your lips. it sort of looks like a pimple at first (but kind of tingly), but then it erupts into an open sore on your lips. it turns into a kind of a yellow crusty scab thing. genital herpes is open sor
  11. hmm, i've been using for 3 weeks. no break out & all & no irritation. i did forget to apply it a couple nights & forgot to clean my face also (for 3 days, i accidentally fell asleep). so i kind of got a breakout from that, but nothing major. i like retin-a a lot, its seemed to shrink my pores a bit.
  12. you might be allergic to bp. i'm allergic to bp, & whenever i put it on, i get really dry, itchy, red skin that hurts. i put hydrocortisone creme on it, it works well for me.
  13. i'm starting my 2nd week on .025% tretinoin, & like you, haven't been getting any reactions at all (i use it every night). well, i have noticed that around pimples that i picked at, the skin peels a little. other than that, nothing. do you have only mild acne? i have really mild acne (i wanted retin-a mainly for smoothing out my skin & shrinking pores). maybe there hasn't been a breakout because retin-a can't really purge your skin much.
  14. i've always wondered this too. especially while hunting for part-time jobs. but on the other hand, lots of really fat people get hired, if you can consider being really fat as unattractive as acne. & lots of people who are ugly get hired or who have humongous birthmarks on their face. i think you just really need a good attitude when going in for a job interview, be happy & really talkative & smile a lot. also, career-wise, i really don't think acne matters. career-orientated busin
  15. my doctor told me to take it with food. i usually take it after eating. & wow, you're taking 250mg 3 times a day? i'm on 250mg a day. but i've been known to get nauseous with antibiotics.
  16. i would go with the accutane. :/ skin cancer from uv light can't be that great!
  17. hmmm, i think my little sister has this all over her forehead & its been slowly spreading to her cheeks... retin-a will probably get rid of it though, it exfoliates the skin (literally, it causes the skin to peel off) & its supposed to result in baby smooth skin & smaller pores. i think some people take retin-a alongside with mino, so it could be something for your son to try! & about retin-a being so 'irritating', i've actually been using it for about a week now (to get rid o
  18. one of my friends made a similar remark to me about how she is disgusted with people who have acne because 'there are medicines that can fix it & why don't they get on with fixing it'. it was sort of horrible because she said this to me in confidence & i have acne!! so i thought that was weird. but don't get too upset with your friend.. her comment about scars being 'hardly noticeable' sounds like she was just trying to cheer you up. i've found that there are some people i can talk to
  19. my whole face was really red for a while just because it got so sensitive to everything (i was using like 3 daily rotating facial cleansers, antibiotics, & a topical solution). i stopped everything except for the anti biotics & just used cetaphil. that calmed it down a lot. my face was always a little discolored/red still though, & now i'm using retin-a. it seems to be helping A LOT, also with shrinking pores!
  20. i always pop my pimples, sometimes even before they come to head. sometimes, i do pop them a little tooooo early though & it becomes really red & inflamed & scabby, etc. esp the ones on my chin! but like the other guy said, sometimes it gets rid of them really fast, sometimes it stays longer (generally, if i pop too early).
  21. exactly as the title says, do you guys use moisturizer? i have really oily skin & i have generally used moisturizer as a base for my foundation. but i've been reading in the prescriptions board that you shouldn't use moisturizer if you have oily skin.. & if you don't use moisturizer, which brand of spf do you use? right now, i use my moisturizer mainly because it has spf in it. any response is appreciated!
  22. walmart restocked in a day for me. it wasn't a problem. to avoid this in the future, maybe you should call ahead of time when you know your prescription is about to run out.
  23. i was on doxy for about 1.5 years, which is longer than you're supposed to be on antibiotics, i know. but my doctor never said anything!!! booo. however, the doxy did help a bunch. i had severe acne which was reduced to moderate/mild acne & my redness went down a lot! it couldn't get me quite completely clear, but it was helpful enough. also, i didn't get an initial breakout, which was wonderful. however, one of my friends was on doxy too & had the most hideous inital reaction ever, so
  24. hmmm, my bottles never said not to drink alcohol! maybe that's why my tolerance is much higher now (i'm off doxy).
  25. i always took mine in one dosage at night. usually right after dinner. make sure not to take it on an empty stomach though, or you might get really really bad stomachaches!