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About pete21

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  1. My dermatologist has almost run out of treatments for my acne/rosacea. I have literally gone through almost every type of medication available including Accutane, topical retinoids, antibiotics, etc. She suggested that I try elimite cream to see if mites might be the cause of my skin problem. I have a prescription for Elimite, but I really don't know if I actually want to use it. My main concern is the fact that it is not intended for the face. I'm worried that it will break me out even worse be
  2. I'm currently on Tazorac, Aczone, and Acanya (basically BenzaClin) so obviously my skin is really dry and flaky. Since I'm using three topicals I use CeraVe hydrating cleanser because it's gentle and non-medicated. However, because of its consistency it does nothing to remove the flakes of skin I have all over my face. I'm going to get either Neutrogena Gentle Scrub or Aveeno Brightening Scrub because these are the only two non-medicated scrubs that I have seen available at most stores. My quest
  3. I've been using Aczone and Tazorac together for about a month and have not experienced any significant irritation. I use them both before bed. I asked my dermatologist which to put on first, and she said to put the Aczone on first. I really doubt it makes a big difference, but you should definitely ask your doctor how to apply them. Just make sure you wait a little bit before putting one on after the other. I apply Aczone and then put on a moisturizer followed by Tazorac. I haven't had any probl
  4. I've been on Tazorac for about a month now and have been putting on moisturizer before I apply it like the website says. When I went to the dermatologist a couple of days ago she added Aczone which I now use morning and night. So now I use both Tazorac and Aczone at night before I go to bed. I was just wondering when I should put moisturizer on. Should I put it on before both topicals or put it on after applying Aczone and then put on the Tazorac?
  5. I'm not going to lie, but the IB was awful. For me I started to gradually break out, and then a little over a month into it I broke out worse than I had in three years. It didn't go away, and after a little over two months my dermatologist switched me to Tazorac. I was on minocin at the beginning, but the bad breakout occurred after I was off of it. This isn't to say you shouldn't use it and stick with it because a lot of people have really good results. It just takes a LONG time. Don't expect a
  6. I'm trying to find a new shampoo since the one I currently use is really cheap and probably is causing me to break out at my hairline. I've been looking into using a dandruff shampoo, and I've narrowed it down to either Head and Shoulders or Neutrogena T Gel. It looks like they both contain laureth and lauryl sulfate which has me a bit worried. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Thanks.
  7. I've used both, and I prefer CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. Cetaphil has a very thin consistency which I don't like, but CeraVe is thicker and feels more like a face wash. Also, CeraVe leaves my skin feeling really soft but also a little bit dry. Other than the consistency I feel like they both are about the same. It's a personal preference.
  8. I took an upper level psychology course in human sexuality, and on the first day we discussed different views of sex in other cultures around the world. My professor then went on to give examples of physical features that are considered attractive in other parts of the world. For example, some cultures view being fat as attractive while others focus on neck length. Then she concluded by saying that the one feature that all cultures find attractive is soft, clear skin. That made me feel awful. Ju
  9. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any good shampoos that won't clog pores. I have a feeling that the shampoo I use contributes to my breakouts since my breakouts are concentrated at the sides of my face near my hairline. I know that people often suggest natural shampoos, but does anyone know of any good shampoos that can be bought at regular stores? Thanks.
  10. I was on Retin-A micro 0.1% gel for about 2 months, and I recently went to see the dermatologist to check on my progress. About 5 weeks after starting Retin-A, I've broken out worse than I have in over 3 years. I was expecting this, and since I've read it usually takes around 3 months before improvement I was going to stick with the medication. However, my dermatologist switched me to Tazorac 0.1% cream when I went in for my check up. I kind of wanted to stick with the Retin-A since I was 2 mont