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Tyler R last won the day on April 16 2016

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  1. Tyler R

    How I got rid of my closed comedones

    I used the cleanser that came with my clarisonic alpha. It's an AHA based cleanser, which also most likely helped unclog them. I've found my CC's have come back a little, but I only ever have 1-5 under my skin waiting to purge whereas before I had 25+. It hasn't completely prevented them but helped a lot.
  2. Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies or products mentioned. I've had closed comedones for approximately 8 years. They were the main source of my acne and were especially bad on my chin, side of chin, jawline, and areas around my mouth. I got them on my forehead, too. I have very oily skin and always assumed this was the source (which is kind of is). I tried prescription medicines like tretinoin and retin a, salicylic acid creams and toners, and aha creams. Someti
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    My oily skin is gone

    You still have a lot of years left in your developmental stage with hormone shifts. Your reduction of oil points to a positive change, but it may not completely disappear forever. That being said, as a 26-year old male, I've noticed that most peers who got acne at an earlier age grew out of it sooner than others. A couple of my friends who had it bad at age 12-13 were clean and clear during their latter high school years whereas those were my worst years. It's different for females though.
  4. Thanks for the reply! I have actually taken a large amount of brown napkins from the places you've mentioned haha. I never thought about just pretending to blow my nose and quickly blot. Even the action of blotting can seriously reduce any anxiety/stress I have, though I might not see how much oil I actually removed. My skin is very flakey though, so I'll have to be sure I still blot and don't rub. Thanks for the regimen advice. I'm usually afraid to try complex products like mattifying
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    I need help with my acne problem (pics included)

    Do you have oily skin? It looks like most of your acne is comedonal, and results from under-the-skin bumps forming into pimples. I have this too. My skin is also porous and flaky like yours is. You should go to the dermatologist for the large bump on your chin and see if they will give you a hydrocortizone shot for it. That should help the swelling and inflammation, because as of now, that looks like it could take a long time to fully heal. The rest of your acne should be treated with che
  6. Personally, my skin is so oily that it has quite the buildup after only an hour after blotting/washing. I usually make frequent trips to the bathroom to blot with toilet paper or toilet seat covers (these work best), because toilet paper can suck moisture from your face and leave it flaky. I tell people I drink a lot of water if they notice the amount of times I'm visiting the bathroom. I also keep a safety blotter in my back pocket in case I'm out somewhere and need to blot but can't get to
  7. Hey, I came across your posts and realized we have the same exact skin (SD, rosacea), and especially the flakey pores with excess sebum/keratin.  I have not been able to get rid of mine for years either.  Whenever I stretch my chin I can see the tips of the flake hanging out, though I can't see the pore because they are smaller on my chin.  I also have this problem on my cheeks and nose, too.  

    I was just wondering if you have made any progress yet?

    I'm almost positive that the extreme amount of oil my (our) face produces is the cause for all these problems...

    1. Tyler R

      2 years on accutane low dosage and...

      I've been trying to get on a low-dose accutane for years to no avail. I know it would clear me up immediately. I have the same problems as you did except I also get closed comedones which turn into pimples. The dilemma here in the U.S. though, is that accutane is regulated by the FDA and derms usually can't prescribe a low-dose.
    2. There are still tons of people in college with acne and the result of having it: dark marks. Also, I've always noticed that any complexion issue on a afro-american does not stand out as much. Dark marks fade in time, and you will still make plenty of friends in college. I remember seeing this one kid with horrible, scarring cystic acne who was getting high fives every couple of steps because he had so many friends on campus. People tend to care less as you get older. I'm 25 and still have b
    3. Tyler R

      Do I have rosacea?

      I would say that you have rosacea. The location, bumpy texture, and uneven redness lead me to believe this. You should go to a derm and try their suggestions. Some people find success with the initial treatments, others battle rosacea their whole life. Either way I've always heard it is pertinent to deal with rosacea in its early stages before it gets worse. BUT it is almost always impossible for someone on the internet to tell what you have based on a photo, so make sure you get diagnosed
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      Oily Sensitive Skin Clogged Pores - Please Help

      Hey man, I'm a 25 year old male with the same exact skin as you, albeit a little worse with the redness. I also get closed comedones that turn into pimples, but really no inflamed acne. I've been trying to figure out what the sebum flakes in my pores are for some time now, and have not been able to find a concrete diagnosis. I also have these on my cheeks and chin, and I know they directly correlate to the pore, not dryness. Some say Seb Derm and others hyperkeratinization. But I know it's
    5. Tyler R

      Oily skin but free from acne. Why?

      I have wondered about this for a long time. I'm almost positive that if I didn't have oily skin, I wouldn't have acne problems anymore. BUT, from what I've read over the years, it is not the oil itself that causes the acne, it is the bacteria and dead skin along with oil that clogs a pore. The oil definitely contributes to causing acne, but by itself it doesn't. For example, my skin doesn't shed/get rid of dead skin properly. I know this because of how flaky it is; so dead skin particles +
    6. I would seriously not worry about those. I've had them almost my whole life. Unless they turn into pimples, nobody will ever see them. I think they are the chin's equivalent to Sebacious Filaments.
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      How to Clear up Closed Comedones

      I've been thinking of adding a tinted moisturizer for some time now to help with the redness/dark marks on my face from closed comedones. You don't have any problems with the brand you listed clogging your pores?
    8. Been through the same thing before, just with acne, not scars. Are your scars icepick or red marks? Icepick scars don't look as bad to me as a face full of active acne, since they are mostly flesh colored. If you act like the scars don't bother you, she won't notice them. She'll probably think 'Oh, he has some acne scarring' and then continue to enjoy your company IF you aren't being shy and awkward because of your condition. I've been so scared to go out to bars and stuff because of my