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  1. Hey, guys! I know it's been forever since I've updated on these forums. I'm super happy to say that I mostly have my adult acne under control. However, I definitely still get hormonal breakouts every month. They never get too bad anymore, but honestly that's because I've finally found out how to properly spot treat whiteheads! So, I found this product called Dots. They're hydrocolloid blemish patches that you're supposed to put on before you go to bed and sleep with them. So, that's what I
  2. When Nothing Else Worked, Estroblock Did

    I had to come on here today and sing my praises for Estroblock. Let me give you a quick background of my skin as well as the things I have tried. To read solely about Estroblock, just skip to paragraph 3 ;) My young teenage years were blessed with beautiful, clear skin. I was constantly getting complimented on it as I never saw a blemish. However, that all changed between age 17 and 18 when I developed oily skin and cystic acne. They were the deep, massive sores that are impossible to
  3. I have been using Retin A for 1 year and 1 month. It cleared me up really nicely. Better than anything in the past ever has. However, I was never completely clear. I would still breakout and pretty consistently have 1 or 2 mild pimples. Of course, that wasn't good enough for me so I tried to add to my regimen and ended up breaking out from it. I don't remember when that was, but my skin hasn't been quite as good since. (I know, I hate myself for being too greedy). Anyways, my skin is going th
  4. Peaches0042

    Day 52

    So, it is Thursday, middle of week 8 and, as badly as I don't want to jinx myself, I have some exciting news! I am 99% clear! It has also been exactly one week since I started taking the peppermint oil. Coincidence? I think not. I think it's doing an absolutely outstanding job at blocking excess testosterone and the formation of DHT, which is the root cause of oily skin. I'm still a little oily but it doesn't bother me. Since oily skinned folks age slower than any other skin types, I don't m
  5. Today starts week 8! Yay for perseverance! On thursday of last week, so, 4 days ago, I began taking peppermint oil to try to help my oily skin. I've read many things about people drinking spearmint and peppermint tea and how it acts as an anti-androgen and thus helps keep oil production in check. Lots of people have had success with the teas and so I thought I'd try the oil (I hate tea). It's said that a therapeutic grade peppermint oil, in one drop, is as powerful as 24 cups of tea. So, I'
  6. I'm slowly approaching the two month mark! I'm so proud of myself for being patient and faithful to my regimen, even though I'm not yet seeing amazing results. I expect this, I know retin A can take a long time to work. The thing is, I never know when the results are going to start showing up as it's different for everyone. From what I've read, some people get over the week 8 hump and things just clear up! For others, it takes them beyond 6 months to really be satisfied. Anyways, I'm approa
  7. Peaches0042

    Day 38

    So I'm halfway through my 6th week now and my regimen is as follows: Morning: Cleanse with Cerave Hydrating Cleanser (REALLY calms the redness in my face and keeps me from getting dry at all) Evening: Remove makeup with Cerave Foaming Cleanser then do a double wash with the Hydrating Cleanser and my Clarisonic Mia. Wait 30 minutes then apply Retin A gel .05%. My skin goes back and forth with being very oily. Some mornings I wake up looking all balanced then, this morning, I was a gr
  8. Peaches0042

    Day 32

    I'm in my fifth week of treatment. Of course, I am still breaking out some. HOWEVER! My breakouts now consist only of small whiteheads, 80% not even inflamed. I have two inflamed pimples, one that is still forming on my chin and one on my forehead that should be in recovery. Even so, they are not near as big or painful or long lasting as my breakout during week 2 and 3. Other than that I have, I think, 3 tiny little non-inflammed whiteheads that I'm just leaving alone and they should be gone in
  9. Peaches0042

    Day 23

    I just wanted to make a quick update and say that the remaining blemishes I had on my face are healing rather quickly. My face is even less red/inflamed looking and, so far, I don't see any new pimples. I had a tiny whitehead on both my chin and my forehead and they basically disappeared overnight without any kind of treatment. I'm seeing great improvement in just the past 3 days! Getting excited...! P.S. I have no peeling or dryness, on the contrary, I feel my face is a bit more o
  10. Peaches0042

    Week 4

    It's hard to believe I am starting my fourth week on my regimen. Thankfully, time has flown by thus far. That's always a good thing when it comes to new acne treatments. My current regimen is simple. In the morning I wash my face with Cerave Foaming Cleanser and apply the Cerave PM moisturizer (I wanted to love the AM moisturizer but the SPF broke me out!). Every night, I double cleanse using my Clarisonic Mia with the normal head brush (still intending to buy the acne brush) and my trusty C
  11. Like all of you, I've run the acne rat race for several years. Like you, I have tried so many treatments it would be impossible to list them all. I have spent all my free time researching, experimenting, testing and learning about my specific type of acne. I've found things that work and I've found things that work against me. I feel I finally have enough knowledge to put an end to it all. I've been clear before. Birth control kept my face flawless for several months. Unfortunately, it no longer
  12. So I've been off my Clarisonic for..this is probably my 5th day. At first, like I said, it seemed to be a good thing. However, I am going through a pretty bad breakout right now but I have no idea if it's from the Clarisonic or not. I have four pimples on my forehead (two new, two healing) and four on my right side all along my smile line. Then I have two clogged pores on the left side of my mouth. The new pimples that are forming are very small, yet irritating, and they are all RIGHT NEXT to th
  13. I went ahead and decided to ditch the Clarisonic for a week or so. It's nearly been two months and there's no real evidence of it doing anything! I don't feel it's helped with redness, scars, breakouts or anything. Well, it does remove makeup like a boss, but so does my homemade makeup remover. The breakout I got this week consists of one pretty large pimple on my forehead that is simply big and red. No head yet. I also have two red pimples on my right jaw and one small, inflamed clogged pore
  14. So, within a single day of using straight rose hip seed oil on my skin I got a breakout. I did more research and found that that oil is actually not recommended for acne-prone skin, though it is excellent for scars. So, I am not currently using that oil anymore. Also, I've changed my carrier oil to Tamanu Oil. It's supposedly one of the top oils for curing skin issues, everything from wrinkles to hyperpigmentation to acne. I've been using that for 4 days now. Obviously, I have not noticed a diff
  15. As far as acne goes, my face is extremely tolerable. I almost always have one or two small whiteheads on my face but they generally go away within a few days on their own and are easily coverable with makeup. I'm very pleased with my progress and will continue my regimen. My face is wonderfully smooth and soft. It is balanced, never feeling too tight or too oily. My makeup blends into my face easily and, with a single layer of foundation, I quite enjoy my complexion. My real enemy now is hu