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User140206

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  1. Hi Madelineee, don't hestitate to ask questions . I also had lots of questions and did research like crazy just to feel less freaked out over my IB. I try to answer as best as I can but I'm not an expert, just a fellow tretinoin user with longer experience . I hope that you understand me, because english is not my native language. So my sentences are messed up I'm also on antibiotics, long after my IB started. So I'm not sure that I stopped breaking out due to this or tretinoin, perhaps both.
  2. Hi Madelineee I'm also using tretinoin (0.02%), I'm at week 11 so I understand what you're going through. It is not unusual that you're still breaking out. It may take 3/4 months for your skin to be done purging. That's long, I know (T^T). My breakout subsided at week 9-10, thank god it started at week 3 and it was truly mortifying. Tretinoin turned my acne from light to severe (big inflamed pustules all over my face) (>___>). One day I had about 15 pimples on each cheek ! My chin an
  3. Thanks Lemonberry I feel more relieved now. I'll let you know when I finally get clear skin. .(T^T).
  4. Lol XD I read your post before I read your comment on mine, thanks for replying though. (^-^)
  5. Hi Lemonberry congratulations on your skin, it looks very smooth and clear. I'm using tretinoin cream 0.02% and I'm suffering a very bad initial breakout (starting week 3/4), currently heading week 8. Thank you for sharing your pictures, it gives me hope. I hope I'll achieve the same nice skin as yours now. My skin has never been this bad before, it's all bumpy and full of red marks and gets worse as the days go by. I breaks my heart everytime I look in the mirror. And I started to regret
  6. Hi BuffyForever .(^-^). If you want to cry, just cry. I understand perfectly how it's like to get upset over our skin problems. It's better to let it all out instead of bottling it up. Acne is a cruel disease and is really difficult to cope with, especially when everyone around you has nice skin. I know, because I go to a university where I have yet to spot someone with acne (besides me T_T) I'm at the point where I cannot use makeup anymore to try to hide my problems, my skin is extremely sensi
  7. Hi Mimini I also agree with you. I hate how some things happen for a reason. I mean i guess things could be worse but still. I swear, i'd rather have acne/scars on my body than on my face if anything. Sometimes i just wished that everyone looked the same so there wouldnt be all this judgement on appearance. There are so many things i want to do in life but can't b/c i feel my appearance holds me back. I get extreme anxiety being in a really public place for example the mall or even being at w
  8. Thanks NeverPaysAttention , I went to a b-day party yesterday and avoided every mirror over there. That helped a lot. I still felt uncomfortable because I'm the only one with acne. THE ONLY ONE () But I managed to have a good time, allthough there were times I wished that I were at home. I don't have to try to avoid my friends anymore, because all of them have seen how bad my face has become. And they still act normally towards me. Although I couldn't help but feel sorry for them because they ha
  9. Good luck Ello .(T_T). I hope your skin will clear up soon. My face looks like crap at the moment, it continues to get worse. And since it's very cold right now, my marks turn very red. I don't dare to look in the mirror anymore...
  10. Heey Mboona (: Well I don't think that I'm overcleasing and not enough moisturizing my skin, and my products are nonclogging. I'm going to the derm soon and hopefully she'll describe me something to fight those nasty pimples. Did you get an IB when you switched to differin, and was it bad? I truly hope that tretinoin will work for me (T_T)/ but I'm not near the 3months mark yet, so we'll see. Overcleansing doesn't have anything to do with non clogging. Sometimes certain chemicals will irr
  11. Hi Mimini I also agree with you. I hate how some things happen for a reason. I mean i guess things could be worse but still. I swear, i'd rather have acne/scars on my body than on my face if anything. Sometimes i just wished that everyone looked the same so there wouldnt be all this judgement on appearance. There are so many things i want to do in life but can't b/c i feel my appearance holds me back. I get extreme anxiety being in a really public place for example the mall or even being at w
  12. Thanks Bek_cogent and PinkPlayBunny for your kind replies, I try my very best to stay patient and be positive
  13. Heey Tyler R, I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one, makes me feel less alone . I hope that you will get clear soon, you deserve it!! Pfff we all deserve it, gosh this phase sucks big time . I'm going to up my dose soon, maybe that will work better since I don't experience any side- effects. Good luck, let me know if you're making any progress
  14. By the way, you are very handsome your girlfriend is very lucky
  15. Hey NeverPaysAttention (I like your name XD), I want to thank you for your wonderful post. I broke down crying while reading it, because I relate to it so much. The past few months have been very hard for me and I seem to be at my lowest point at the moment. I seriously want to lock myself up in my room and just cry the whole day. I'm using a retinoid for my acne and I truly hate how it works, all that purging and it is giving me a very bad IB. I need to stick at this for at least 3 months, but
  16. I'm in week 6 of using tretinoin and still in the middle of a very bad IB (that started around week 3/4) I feel disgusted every time I look in the mirror. My face is covered with tiny hard plugs, luckily some of them fall out when washing my face. I also have a lot of huge pustules and deep pimples and lots of pink/red marks. It's hard because my face has never been this bad before and I'm trying real hard not to lose hope. I hope that I'll get through this. .(T_T). Good luck everyone.
  17. Heey Mboona (: Well I don't think that I'm overcleasing and not enough moisturizing my skin, and my products are nonclogging. I'm going to the derm soon and hopefully she'll describe me something to fight those nasty pimples. Did you get an IB when you switched to differin, and was it bad? I truly hope that tretinoin will work for me (T_T)/ but I'm not near the 3months mark yet, so we'll see.
  18. By the way! You look beautiful in your picture, are you by any chance asian? (I hope that I didn't offend you if you're not) And if you are, what ethnicity are you? I also like the clothes that you're wearing
  19. Airhug received! \(^0^)/ Yes, I get what you mean by throwing in the towel, the whole situation is just tiring, whether we have to deal with acnescars or active acne. I also wish to go back to the days where i was totally clear, but that makes me even sadder. I don't believe in things happens for a reason,,it just sucks that we're the unlucky ones to deal with this disease. The only thing we can do is just not give up, because it is just not worth it to let our lives be ruined by our skins. Life
  20. Sorry, my fault! (btw you English is very good Mimini!) Whaha thank you Weelassie, I read a lot of manga XD but if you would hear me speak, you would totally change your mind XD I sound like jackie chan XD
  21. OH yeah my bday is at the end of January, that would be the awesomest gift ever to have beautiful skin I personally haven't experienced any side-effects from minocyclin whatsoever *knocks on wood* It's nice to know that there is someone who started tretinoin around the same time as me. I hope that you get that beautiful skin soon
  22. Heey Frannymae we're not dealing with the same situation, since i'm dealing with active acne. But I understand the feeling of getting depressed over bad skin. I want you to know that you're not alone, gosh that sounds cliché XD but I mean it. What you need is a hug! But that's kinda hard to do since I'm living in The Netherlands >_> It seems that most people need a hug (including me) Aah but hugging is nice. My friend taught me that, sometimes we want to comfort someone but our words
  23. Heey Lameleah, I think that you're already in the purging phase, that's why you got more clogged pores, which is good, after a while those hard plugs can be easily removed / fall off when you're washing your face. I started tretinoin cream 0.02% about 4 weeks ago and I also didn't experience side-effects such as burning and a red face. I did experience those when I was using the 0.05%, it was way to harsh for me, that's why I switched to a lower strength. Don't worry if you don't experience si
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