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About veiledxbeauty

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  1. The only one for me.

    Cleans without stripping skin. Price and availability. [Dollar General] Works well with any regimen. *pssh* Yeah, right... Let me just start by saying that my skin and I have a love/hate relationship. I love on it all the time and I try to treat it right...but it hates me in return. Every time. I found Olay's face wash last summer when my skin had "kicked me out of the house" again and I'd grown desperate for something that would calm it down. I went in without any expectation of this doing the
  2. So, I started taking Spironolactone at 100mg five days ago and I'm kind of excited to start seeing some results. I know it takes most people over two weeks to see anything occur, so in the meantime...patience is key. I'd like to be clear by the end of this summer, if not sooner, so I can get ActivFX for my scarring. I haven't had any negative side-effects from this yet (e.g. frequent urination, wonky periods, fatigue, dizziness or nausea), but only time will tell. Maybe I'll be one of those luck
  3. The Alpha Hydrox brand works great for me. I've been using it for about two months and it speeds up the healing process of my zits and post-acne marks. I use it every night without a moisturizer because it's already very moisturizing (and I have oily skin). It will "red" you if you're not already used to glycolic acid, but it usually subsides after a week of using it. I've never tried Dan's AHA because of the higher price, but I'd definitely give it a shot. Heck, try them both! AHA is worth util
  4. Thank you Ibiza, I enjoyed the article. It made me laugh out loud to hear acne being spoken about in such a light-hearted, casual manner. The bullet points on the positive effects of acne reflect everything I've been telling myself (and others) for years, and it's never mattered how bad or good my acne has looked. Like the article says: "Just remember that it can always be worse, but more importantly, it can always get better too. You're in for a long battle. Find ways to cope with it." I ag
  5. How can you claim to be looking out for the well-being of Johnathan if you yourself have given up on life entirely? By the way, this is a rhetorical question, meant to irritate you and satiate my need to be heard, as I presume has been your motivation in writing this load of jibberish. I mean seriously, what is the point in trying to dissuade someone from believing out of faith in something greater than themselves? Answer: there is no point, only arrogance and cold resolve on your part. Sure, ta
  6. How did this become a question of God's existence, or lack thereof? Acne is human just as suffering is human. Do we really need an atheist to map this out for us, or a Christian to testify to the God almighty's existence for this to be apparent? Also, this guy only made one post A YEAR AGO. Perhaps his acne has cleared and he is now living a full and happy life...or perhaps not. My question has never been "why God allows us to suffer", but rather why it takes so long for human beings to GET OVER
  7. Don't pop it. I know the temptation is hard to resist, but just like a splinter is pushed from your body when it's ready to come out, so a cyst is pushed out and healed up all by itself, naturally. I use BP also and it usually keeps it from spreading and/or swelling to an incredible size. Also, I drink a gallon of water every day when I get a cyst, it seems to help push it up faster. I really couldn't tell you why it works...it just does. O.o
  8. In my experience with cystic acne, I've always tried to treat it as gently as possible when washing it. I use Olay for Sensitive skin and it's never made my cysts bleed or get larger, which means it's non-irritating (a good thing). I also don't scrub my face. Ever. I don't believe in stripping your skin when it's already at it's weakest (makes your skin more vulnerable to scarring and more acne). When my cysts are ready to heal, they never bleed out, they simply flatten out and get kind of...cru
  9. Hello fellow embarrassed girl, I just wanted to let you know that you have been lied to your whole life. Yes, lied to; popular media, health and beauty ad's, people's expectation's, society, etc. Beauty isn't something that can be put on and taken off or diminished with physical flaws, and anyone who tells you differently, including your friends and family, are shallow, misguided people. If acne affects the way they love you, they're not worth a thought. Some of the most beautiful people I'
  10. Hello there. I'd like to recommend Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin. I've been using it for a week to replace my old CeraVe Hydrating cleanser (wasn't taking my make-up off well enough) and it makes my skin feel soft and clean afterward without any leftover residue or irritation. Plus you can get it really cheap at Dollar General. Good luck!
  11. Everywhere I go I witness the socially acceptable people shunning the downtrodden; people with mental problems gawked at in fear, people with disfigurements cruelly stared at or rudely overlooked, impoverished people avoided at all cost to the onlooker, even the uniquely dressed mercilessly criticized. It's the same fear-driven society everywhere I go. People boxed and contained and bottled until they believe the label put on them defines them. Something that has always bothered me is the fa
  12. This sounds very much like me. I'm a long-time picker as well and a food junkie, but it only affects my skin. And you're totally right; water is a god-send! I think cutting corners with products is very smart and economical. I never spend over 12 dollars on a single product and acne.org could really do with lowering their prices a bit. I mean, I know their Benzoyl Peroxide is supposed to be some kind of golden ticket for clearing acne, but I've used other treatments (PanOxyl, ProActiv,etc.)
  13. You can usually get it at The Vitamin Shoppe, if you have one nearby. If not, Amazon.com always carries it for a reasonable price.
  14. A picture would be helpful, but first let me ask: when you say chemical peels, do you mean up into the high percentages, say 70% or higher? And have you only tried glycolic? Just asking, cause I've spoken to people who have only ever done 30% or lower peels and only tried one type and they've gotten very little results or adverse reactions over months of usage. I've used glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid during different periods and my sensitive, scarred skin has only reacted positively to lac
  15. Hello Emily22! I'm just fishing here, but my breakouts worsen during my menstrual cycle as well and it did worsen when I hit my twenties. Your hormones are constantly fluctuating as you age, and this could be one of those times. A gynecologist can give you the low down on that and determine what's best for you. Personally, I tried birth control for a while, but it only worsened my acne, so instead I started using a Progesterone cream, applied twice a day 14 days prior to my period, to balance th