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  1. I haven't been on this site in quite a long time. It seems one comes here with their acne woes, desperate for a cure, then perhaps find a cure for their acne and don't  visit the site anymore. Well that's me! I've moved across the world, gotten married, and now have had my first child. My skin was amazing during my pregancy and breastfeeding, now it's coming again and I'm on the search again. My acne journey continues....

    1. Ameriwife

      Fron 11-29-12

      wow your skin looks so pure....
    2. Ameriwife

      Skin unedited

      wow!! you truly are beautiful. You're eyes are so captivating! very minor scarring that no one (but people who've suffered with acne) would notice! I can only hope to have skin like this again!
    3. Ameriwife

      I hate my skin

      hey I don't come on the boards much anymore.... but I totally feel your pain! this happened to me when I started using Veltin...had a really bad initial breakout! Has your dermatologist seen this? Seems like you're having a rather allergic reaction or adverse reaction to it...mine didn't last this long. Although, once my skin purged, then the skin was super clear....
    4. eczema is probably from the crazy dryness of your skin. I was on accutane a few years ago, and remember the skin on my hands being very dry and inflamed, especially after using soap or lotions with fragrance. Since accutane, my skin has been super sensitive. I use Neutrogena "Norwegian" hand cream- unscented. It's the BEST handcream that is thick and DOES NOT leave your hands oily or slippery. how long is your dose of azithromyacin?
    5. Ameriwife

      Day 5 AM before makeup

      Wow! I haven't been on the boards in a long time and thought I'd visit the gallery again. Just looking at difference in the pics from the first day to the 5th is wonderful. Diet totally affects skin! Keep it going!
    6. Ameriwife

      Day 110

      Wow you're results are amazing! keep it up! patience and diligence has paid off. woo hoo!
    7. Hey everyone, I've been studying like a mad woman and running around like crazy lately. I don't think I am particularly stressed, but maybe my body feels it subconsciously? Anyways, about 5 weeks ago I started Insanity (took a week off because I was sick) and I noticed a lot more breakouts on my body and face. I'm wondering if it's because I use a clean towel to wipe away sweat and make sure to shower right after. Maybe it's the wiping action that irritated my skin? Is it the bacteria left
    8. ouch! I remember when my skin was in this much pain! ...looks like those suckers are ready to be popped! best of luck to you with accutane!
    9. Ameriwife

      Dec 2011

    10. Ameriwife

      December 2011

      Thank you!!!
    11. Hey! My boyfriend gets the same type of acne/irritated skin around his jawline sometimes, and he says it's from shaving. He has glowing smooth skin everywhere else. This is honestly what it looks like to me...ingrown hairs and what not. I don't want to minimize the acne on your neck/jawline, but those don't look like cysts to me. It could be hormonal too. We make our acne much worse by picking it and irritating it with all sorts of scrubs and washes. I believe that so many acne ads really make
    12. Hey! how long have you had this and what have you tried? Do you have acne on your face? Besides the actual acne, your skin looks really irritated. As hard as it is, DO NOT PICK!! DO NOT SCRUB YOUR SKIN!! This ONLY IRRITATES your skin more, leading to MORE breakouts. I break out in little bumps on my shoulder from the seat belt rubbing on it! Throw away all those body scrubs and scrubbers. Seriously. Give your skin a break. I would be careful about taking herbs...maybe you should first get a bl
    13. Ameriwife

      Soy And Sunburns

      Hey I didn't see your comment for some reason! Well, I listed the prescription topicals I've been using.... other products are Aveda shampoo and foundation makeup....aaand papaya soap. That's about it!
    14. I went on birth control at a really early age...basically when I was 12! My mom wanted to spare me from experiencing horrible acne. I suffered with minor acne in jr high and high-school. Nothing major but it still affect my self esteem. Against my mother's warnings, when I was 18 I went off of birth control (Ortho-trycyclen). Within 6 months I was experiencing these dark deep purple "zits" which were very painful and didn't go away. I was horrified and bought all kinds of makeup to cover them.
    15. Hey I don't come on the boards much, but I thought I would check up on this post. Basically, I don't use a shampoo that has sodium lauryl sulfate...which even the most expensive "organic" brands can still have sulfates in them. However, I think the papaya soap has something similar to sodium lauryl sulfate...but the papaya soap has DRASTICALLY helped my skin! I was out of town and forgot to bring my shampoo.... and I used some knock-off brand of head and shoulders....my scalp, neck, and back br
    16. Hey Sam I was going to make a post about body acne, but then read your question and decided to answer you I am like you....I've struggled (or used to) with acne not only on my face but also on my body. I could never understand it. Topical medications managed it, but it didn't quite fix it. When I came to acne.org in early 2011, I had cystic breakouts EVERYWHERE...I had struggled with acne for over a decade. I began reading that using detergent in laundry, certain shampoos, and soaps can irrit
    17. Those are my two culprits of breakouts recently. I gave in a few weeks ago to a soy chai tea latte, and ended up with a few rather large zits on my right jawline. It's weird how I freak out about the small pimples on my face, yet say "Aaah oh well" to the hormonal ones that pop up randomly. At least I believe those zits are due to soy. Hopefully spot treating them with Differin lotion will help. And I was in the sun too much, got sunburned, and peeled on my shoulders and back. To prevent more pe
    18. Hey girl, I'm sorry to hear that I haven't been on the boards in a while, so I forget who I've talked to or message or what not. I don't remember really losing my hair, but it definitely was more brittle and dry. Anyways, if you feel that stopping accutane is the best decision, then it probably is. You do have gorgeous hair tho! I don't want to sound like I'm shoving advice down your throat, because I've totally been where you're at... look at my gallery. I just want to encourage you to l
    19. Ameriwife

      out with friends

      From the album: Finally clear in 2012

      I'm grateful that through this site I can encourage my friends to get their skin clear!
    20. Ameriwife

      Finally clear in 2012

      I don't expect perfection now, but looking back on how far I've come in a year, it is remarkable. I have some scarring left but the holes and purple marks have faded due to Veltin and finacea. I changed my diet and overall my lifestyle. My current regimen is washing with water + papaya soap, applying finacea at night, and using Pratima's sunscreen daily. That's it!
    21. Ameriwife

      Dec 2011

      From the album: Finally clear in 2012

      I attribute clear skin to cutting out gluten and milk and coffee. Such a peace not to worry about skin anymore!
    22. Ameriwife

      December 2011

      From the album: Finally clear in 2012

      This is about 3 months of using Finacea. It has greatly helped with redness, smoothed my skin without drying it, as well as help vanish red/purple marks and even my skin tone. I am wearing Aveda dual powder foundation.
    23. Your journey is remarkable!