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  1. I feel like I too must join this thread- I am just so frustrated with myself, because I feel like my condition is because I used Retin-A 0.1% unsupervised (not prescribed by my doc). My problem isn't really with the large pores. Its more that the skin on my nose is 'glass-like' and really shiny and dry. When I scrunch my nose up, the areas between all the pores form scaly plates with wrinkles. It just looks terrible- although I think the redness contributes to this a lot. I actually brok
  2. Hi guys, I'm hoping to get some advice on a skin issue I've had for a couple of years. I don't think this is necessarily the right board, but I think some of the symptoms are similar to rosacea, so hopefully someone may have some advice! I've had a problem with the skin on the bridge of my nose peeling constantly, ever since trying Retin-A 0.1% to combat blackheads all over my cheeks and nose. The skin on the bridge and one side of my nose seems to be stuck in a cycle of constantly thicke
  3. Its actually just peeled off again today, so the skin looks relatively normal apart from the massive pores. I know a lot of people are really bothered by pores, but I think I'd be okay with mine if it weren't for the awful dry skin on top. I'll try to get some pics when it starts to dry out again. Jseward- yes I've tried some salicylic peels which didn't really help. I also had a set of three microdermabrasion sessions which had good results for around a month, and then the dryness an
  4. hi guys, i thought I'd make a post to see if anyone has had a similar experience to me, as I have not met anyone else with my skin issue! I'm a 23 year old guy and I used retin-A Micro about 2 years ago to combat an excessive amount of blocked pores (not blackheads, more like grains of sebum plugs in every pore). My skin peeled and was raw a lot of the time, which wasn't really worth having clean pores for. Anyway, I stopped using it after only a few weeks. However, 2 years on, the
  5. I only moisturise at night with Eucerin to help the peeling and dryness on my nose. I would rather have at least one hour oil-free in the morning, than use moisturiser during the day! My skin doesn't seem to let anything sink in properly, so there is always a greasy film when I moisturise. I firmly believe oily skin is an internal problem so I have given up on topical treatments. I would be more than happy to go on Accutane, although there are so many stories of the oil coming back once you
  6. Hi everyone, I'm a 23 year old male and get severely oily skin throughout the day- just after lunch I can feel it become a sticky layer on my face. I'm fairly sure the amount of oil is contributing to a really dull and rough looking complexion. On a seperate note, my nose looks awful with large pores and peeling sections, which is still happening a couple of years after stopping using Retin-a Micro. But back to the oil. I have been searching for the past year for both products to con
  7. heeey! yes ive had this happen but all over my face, i am on accutane and it almost falls off in flakes and it is really embaressing. But use moisturizers that have no oil in them so it helps prevent most of the flaking, but time will do the trick apparently Mine doesn't get to the point that it falls off. The skin just seems to become really leathery, gets wrinkled and then after washing/ showering it seems to just lift up. I didn't have any dry/ peeling skin problems before starting Re
  8. Hey guys, I'm new to the forums and hope to hear from people with similar problems. I suffer from REALLY oily skin which affects my self esteem. I usually can't wait to finish a conversation because I hate people looking at their reflection in my face! Because of the oiliness, my nose/cheeks/forehead are full of congested pores (I think they are sebaceous plugs). Some may be blackheads, but there are so many and they are all the same size. And because I am really pale, these dark plugs mak