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Warrior of Acne

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  1. BHA 2% a lifesaver for those coming off Accutane

    THIS portion (VVV, 5 stars) is with respect to people coming off Accutane: I ended my Accutane course a few years ago and wanted to make sure that the acne would NEVER come back (like most people I presume). I used the 2% BHA in the morning and Retin-A Micro at night. I can happily say, TWO years off Accutane my skin is completely clear. The BHA is not greasy at all and leaves no weird sheen or oiliness. Also, it is reasonably priced (about $20). I hope this does not sound like an ad
  2. It is very naive to say the reason there is no acne cure is because of money. Think about this... Let's say Neutrogena found the cure to acne. Most people would say, "Oh, well then they would never tell the public because that would ruin their topicals business (BP, SA, cleansers,etc.)." It's not that simple. Neutrogena would then put EVERY other company out of business (Biore/Murad/Proactiv/etc.). They would basically be the one and only acne treatment company considering they own the vaccine
  3. This link should help a bit: http://www.acne.org/proactiv-solution-reviews/91/page1.html Since you need to understand Proactiv's effectiveness compared to other products you could search other leading acne treatments on the acne.org website review area. For example, research other competitive brands such as Neutrogena, AcneFree, eXposed, The Regimen, etc.
  4. Definitely use a topical retinoid. Not only will it help prevent acne but it will also help even your skin tone. It prevents skin cells from clumping up in the pore so a retinoid is definitely a plus even after Accutane. I currently use salicylic acid 2% in the morning and Retin-A Micro 0.04 % at night and it has helped keep my skin clear (now 2 months off Accutane).
  5. Personally, I am treating my entire face now that I am done with Accutane. It is a nice thought that the acne will probably not come back but I am not taking any chances after going through 5 months of hell! I use SA 2% in the mornings and Retin-A Micro 0.04 % at night. This is working exceedingly well for me at the moment but I understand if you do not want to treat your entire face. For spot treatment, you would probably benefit from AHA. Dan sells 10% which I use for spot treatment and it s
  6. I personally would not eat the Nutrigrain. To me it seems like a glorified candy bar.
  7. I may be misreading your question but you are supposed to leave Differin on for 24 hours. Let's say you apply it at 8 PM then you are not supposed to "wash it off" until the next morning/next time you wash your face.
  8. Not to be rude, but if your acne is healing after the end of day 1 you probably don't have anything. Your skin cannot heal in one day. By the way, give it more time than 2 weeks... why not 2 months? Acne can form up to 3 months before you see it so 2 weeks will not be enough no matter how effective the treatment.
  9. I think you are over-analyzing your skin texture. Everybody has pores... it's natural to have them. Also, up close, nobody's skin looks perfect. Don't be fooled by the modern media's tools for these "perfect" celebrities (Photoshop,makeup,etc.). Your skin looks great. Go out and live your life and realize how lucky you are considering many on acne.org would die to have your skin.
  10. White tea, theoretically, should be better for acne because it has a higher concentration of antioxidants (catechins). White tea is the highest followed by green and then black.
  11. I am not buying that it was the chlorophyll. I used to drink wheat grass all the time in hopes of it fulfilling its claims but after enough research I realized I was probably wasting my time. Read and make up your mind: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA357291 http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articl...entid=100220424 Two Harvard educated doctors along with numerous others in the scientific community do not believe it is beneficial yet there are an immeasurable amount of websites that ma
  12. I was on Accutane for 5 months. My dosage was: 1st month: 40 mg 2nd month: 60 mg 3rd/4th/5th month: 80 mg
  13. When I was on Accutane I had that too. It is a pretty bitter-sweet feeling! Although, luckily for me, it only lasted about 2 weeks. I used to have tons and tons of blackheads plaguing my nose but they were gone around the 1 1/2 mark into my course. I would honestly just wait it out. On Accutane, you're not supposed to use products on your face and definitely do not squeeze. Your skin is much more fragile considering that is one of the drug's side effects. Just think... a few more weeks and no
  14. He doesn't know what he is talking about. On Accutane it is imperative to moisturize/use sunscreen. Your skin becomes much more fragile and is more sensitive to the sun on the drug. Don't listen to him. When you go in for checkups, just ignore his advice.
  15. Considering there are studies done that show there is a likely link between saturated fat and heart disease leaves me worried. I would stay on the side of caution and eat MUFAs. gMARIAs, your experience does not mean saturated fat is harmless. You cannot base one testimonial for everybody.
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