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Miss Kitty

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  • Birthday 04/07/1992

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  1. Same with me. I'm currently in my second month of RAM after being on Differin for about a year and a half, and I'm having an IB. Mostly not inflamed, but annoying nonetheless. I'd hoped I wouldn't have one. Oh well.
  2. I steam once or twice a week. I boil 2 cups of water, put it in a shallow, square container, occasionally add either a chamomile tea bag OR a few drops of lemon essential oil (good for oily skin) and steam for 15 minutes. Immediately after, before I stop sweating, I apply Burt's Bees Pore Refining Mask, which for me is a godsend. I think any mask with kaolin clay in it would do the trick. I don't have as many blackheads as visible clogged pores, but the mask seems to tighten everything up and di
    Minimizes pores, tightens skin, makes it glow. Hard to mix to get the right consistency. I use this mask once or twice a week and love it! It minimizes the big and clogged pores on and around my nose, and my skin feels refreshed and smooth. Just be careful when adding water or other liquid, because it's easy to make it too runny and then you end up wasting more of the clay to fix it. But the way they sell it makes it last longer, so I think the difficulty in mixing it is worth it! Give this a tr
  3. I've been using sea salt for months and I love it...but the green tea has made such an enormous difference! I used Celestial Seasonings Blueberry Breeze green tea, because that's the only one I had and I figured the blueberry and hibiscus stuff in it couldn't hurt. And it is AMAZING! All the little clogged pores on and around my nose that urge me to pick incessantly are disappearing! My skin glows and minor imperfections are starting to fade. It hasn't seemed to help much with my scars, but my
  4. Wow, I'm in the exact same boat. I rarely have inflamed acne but as soon as I see something that could POSSIBLY be construed as an imperfection, I go crazy and screw up my entire face. I need to stop picking as well. I think I will join you! I'm going to start the Chill Out program. I fucked up my nose earlier this evening and it's such a vicious cycle - I feel like shit, so I pick, then I feel even worse because my skin is damaged, then while it's healing I pick again to "make it go faster".
  5. So I've been using Differin for about a year and a half, but on my nose it seems to have stopped being effective. My mom uses generic Trentenoin cream, .01%, so I've decided to start using that on my nose, but I've read that the cream can clog pores. My question is whether I should stop using it because it will make my nose situation worse, or if the effects of the retinoid outweigh the pore clogging effects. Anybody know? Also, will I experience another IB?
  6. So...I know this is a pretty old topic, but I searched "cigarette" to determine whether anyone else was experiencing the same thing as me...and apparently you are, sowet. I've been a very occasional smoker for years, but recently, I've started smoking more frequently (which I know is stupid) and my pores look smaller and face less red. The redness thing makes sense since it's a vasoconstrictor, but I have no idea why my pores would be reduced. But I have to say...I'm enjoying it. If I'm going
  7. I definitely see it helping my skin, it makes it glow and seems to help redness. The few times I've used it on actual inflamed pimples, I don't believe it makes them go away but it does calm them down. If you search on Google for "manuka honey skin" or something along those lines, there are tons of websites that explain how it's helpful for skin. Apparently it's also a viable scar treatment, so I'm hoping this will help with the scars on and around my nose. http://benefitofmanukahoney.com/ta
  8. A search for "salt acne" on PubMed produces 44 results. After looking through them all, I can find no studies of using sea salt as a topical treatment for acne. Do you have some links to those studies, or were they for using sea salt for something unrelated to acne? I apologize, my reply came mostly from personal experience and Google searches preaching its benefits in skin care. However, I do remember coming across at least one actual legitimate study in my research...unfortunately I'm having
  9. Dude, I did the EXACT same thing. I started using ACV as a toner, 50/50 with water, and it was making my skin glow and getting rid of red marks (even though it stung a little) so I kept using it. Then I decided that if half strength was working so well, full strength would work even better. That = terrible, terrible logic. I got scabs all around my nose from the burns, in the corners where I'd been using a lot because of redness. It looked AWFUL. I googled like crazy to find something on chemica
  10. I've been using salt water to wash my face every morning for the past few months - sometimes I put the sea salt in my hand and completely dilute it with water or if I want to exfoliate, I leave it a little granier - and it is hands down the best wash I've ever used. It helps with my blackheads and clogged pores around my nose, which stress me out immensely, and I don't know how I ever got along without it. I haven't heard anything about sugar on the face. I've used it mixed with olive oil as a
  11. Dude, I'm in the same boat. With everything you said. I feel better when I see other chicks with bad skin because honestly, I don't have any inflamed acne anymore, but I feel like everybody is staring at my big pores and whiteheads around my nose, so it's always a relief to see other people dealing with it and seeing that THEY can somehow function in society! I'm a picker too, and a trichotillomaniac, and I went crazy on my nose a few days ago. The next day it was all red and inflamed but I t