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  1. hi sunnicalli - i can totally really relate to your frustrations about PCOS and acne!!! i have just been diagnosed with "thin" pcos while trying to conceive. i never knew i had it. all this time - 10 years i have been struggling with acne!!! i didn't have any of the typical symptoms of PCOS (weight issues, increased hair growth) so i was not diagnosed. i have strugged with acne on my chin my whole adult life from age 19 (i am 29 now). my doctor put me on Yaz and I have been on it for around 7
  2. I have not been on here for aaagges!! So I just wanted to come on and update about my situation. I am finally acne free!! I am currently off all acne medication and my skin is doing well. It has been 9 months since I have been off the birth control pill, and my skin is finally under control. I am no longer using Epiduo or Clindamycin to manage my acne. I have weaned myself off both! Currently, I am just using Manuka Honey(UMF 15+) as a mask every couple of days, and using Dermalogica cle
  3. It's been a while since I've blogged... Skin has been going pretty good. Had a few small pimples but nothing major. Luckily, I have not picked. It's sooo hard not to pick but I have been so scared of scarring/more hyper pigmentation on my skin. Few things I have noticed: 1) There has been a huge reduction in my whiteheads/blackheads. I really think that Omega 3/6 is helping with that. Since I started taking chia seeds, I have seen a huge reduction. Been a few weeks now. Also, perhaps my
  4. It's been a while since I've blogged... Skin has been going pretty good. Had a few small pimples but nothing major. Luckily, I have not picked. It's sooo hard not to pick but I have been so scared of scarring/more hyper pigmentation on my skin. Few things I have noticed: 1) There has been a huge reduction in my whiteheads/blackheads. I really think that Omega 3/6 is helping with that. Since I started taking chia seeds, I have seen a huge reduction. Been a few weeks now. Also, perhaps my
  5. Just wanted to share... I had a very humbling experience today. Had a friend over for dinner with his girlfriend. Haven't seen this friend in aaaaaaages and I couldn't believe it when I saw him today. He has dark skin, and has developed 'vitiligo' - it is a skin disorder where you get white spots all over your skin, and it keeps spreading. Last time I saw him, he only had a few white spots... But when I saw him today, I was shocked. I almost couldn't speak for a few seconds...like even say h
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    Day 30 - annoyed!

    Totally annoyed! Just don't get my skin... It's New Years Eve and I have social plans and my skin has to let me down again - great timing argggh!. Woke up with a couple of inflammed pimples on my cheek this morning and they hurt plus the one on my chin hasn't gone down - even with Epiduo treatment last 2 days. What's frustrating about it this time is that I have been following these strict lifestyle/diet plans for the last few days (which I have been a HUGE CHALLENGE for me but I have been
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    Still going okay

    Happy to report that things are still going okay! Been following my normal skincare regimen and really focusing on lifestyle changes. Have been sleeping well, eating well (less sugar/junk, more fresh food), and drinking 2-3L of water/green tea. Have also been taking Chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds for Omega 3. Have had one small pimple on my chin (today), but nothing else. No new blackheads/whiteheads. I have been hardly using Epiduo (yay!)... except I am now treating the new pimple area wit
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    Going okay

    Been feeling good the last few days! Skin has been pretty good... Haven't had any new breakouts. Still have a few existing whiteheads and lots of hyper pigmentation, but it's a relief not to have to worry about new pimples. Have accepted that there isn't much I can do about my hyper pigmentation - I have to wait for them to fade (in a hundred years time argggh) Not sure why things have been okay... having a few good skin days is really scary... i am just waiting for it to turn bad... My life
  9. Can't really agree with this post. Indian myself and have been to India many times and let me tell you - heaps and heaps of people have acne, scarring and hyper pigmentation in India. In fact, I was so shocked by some of the acne/skin conditions I saw there. At times, I just wanted to cry because I felt so bad for some of the people. I've never felt like that before. A lot of people aren't educated about acne, and can't afford treatment there, so you see severe conditions. My dad had acne, and h
  10. Last time I was on here, I was having a pretty crappy day. Things have improved slightly from then... Still struggling, but don't know, feeling a bit more hopeful. So the pimple on my cheek that I picked a few days ago (shouldn't have I know!)...has healed and the skin has peeled off. Applying Epiduo on the area after it healed, helped it peel off the next day - Epiduo is really good with peeling. Unfortunately, now I am left with a red patch on my cheek where the skin has peeled, which
  11. i am a fan of Epiduo too! The initial sensitivity is painful, but once you get through that and the initial purging and things start to settle, it works amazingly well. thank god for that! i am trying to wean myself off epiduo currently... i have been using it once a day (at night) every second day, with success. just don't try any new products on your skin in the mean time. lesson i have learnt unfortunately!! goodluck!
  12. I am tempted to try Evening Primrose Oil as well... there are sooooo many different oil options...i am so confused actually. not sure what to try... scared to try it as well in case skin gets worse.... can't risk it again... arrghhhh!!! if anyone has had any luck with EPO - post their outcomes please!!!
  13. ...so my skin was going okay 3 days ago (on Epiduo and Clindamycin) and I thought I'd trial the apple cider vinegar again - you know give it a good shot this time. After all,all the reviews on it have it have been so positive and i really wanted to try some natural products. plus i was desperate for something to help fade my dark marks... they take soooo long to fade and my face is covered in it But ACV = BAD IDEA for me... i regret trying it. Within 2 days, my skin started breaki
  14. Thanks for your post Andy - it's very helpful! It's great that you have found something that works for you, and you are right about looking at this problem logically and trying to work out the root cause. It is such a frustrating condition and it is so hard to find a cure! I am really interested in trying the Oil Control Method. I am going to look into joboba, castor and rose hip oil like you've suggested. Also, something interesting I read online about essential fatty acid deficiency and non
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    Day 17 - Going ok

    It's been a while since I have blogged... Have felt quite lazy and unmotivated the last few days! Well I've had a lot of whiteheads/pimples come to the surface of my face lately. I've picked a few - couldn't help it! Now I have to deal with more hyperpigmenation! I kind of blame myself - haven't been sleeping well, not drinking much water, not eating right...etc.... what did I expect! I always have good intentions to change my lifestyle, but it is soooooo hard! Why is it soo hard!!! It
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