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Haley May

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  1. Hope you're able to find what's causing it! The food test sounds like an excellent idea! I'm very impressed that you cut out gluten and dairy- I've been cutting out gluten and limiting wheat and it hasn't been easy, but there is tremendous motivation behind it as it has been the cure for my acne. No number of delicious breads and cereals is worth the suffering it causes. I don't know if this helps- but I experienced a similar depression when my acne was at its worst. I had school and a job t
  2. Hey there! How is the water only method going for you?
  3. Thank you!! I always feel so encouraged here on acne.org because people like you are able to see past something like acne. Have a blessed day!!! Thank you so much, you are an awesome encourager! From the little that I've read about gluten free, if you effectively cut it out, it should stop producing acne almost immediately and as soon as the remaining breakouts heal you should be fairly clear. My guess is that either means you're not gluten intolerant or you are extraordinarily gluten int
  4. I don't know if you could call it cystic acne, but I do remember having deep and painful large bumps on my forehead, and especially around my nose, that would never be able to pop. I think that left some minor scarring that doesn't show up well in the picture. I'll try to see if I can upload a good pic of the texture of my skin! But, yes, I was very lucky to be able to make it better before more scarring occurred! The ziana helped as well, I think. But I'm so grateful to have discovered the caus
  5. Hello! My name is Haley and I'm a 21 year old female, had very little acne until age 16 or 17 but started getting worse and worse. I already wrote a lot of my story on a previous forum from nearly two years ago (with plenty of pictures) which you can see here: To sum it up, I thought my acne seemed unnatural because of the location: nothing on my cheeks, all over my t-zone and forehead. This led me to believe that it wasn't merely hormonal. Since everything I tried to treat it with seemed t
  6. I've found the same thing, even though I'm not using the regimen. If I allow my skin to dry after washing it before putting moisturizer on, it's already too late. For the reason I will purposely not dry my face when I get out of the shower until I can get to my moisturizer.
  7. UPDATE: Almost a year later, I thought I should share the state of my skin and current reflections on it 'cause this needs to be real! Ok, so here's the deal: I can't remember when I stopped taking the antibiotic pills but I think it was somewhere around the beginning of last fall. The idea was to take the antibiotics along with Ziana until my skin cleared, then gradually wean from them. I stopped taking the pills gradually and at first my skin still looked great. It still looks fine, ho
  8. Found this article through klove radio and thought people here might find it interesting. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/virus-weapon-zits/story?id=17314947#.UGHVTrKPV8E The things they do with viruses are always interesting to me! They're like little biological programmed robots, which is pretty awesome. Any thoughts?
  9. Hm, well if it wasn't my imagination, I noticed improvement within a few days, just because the skin was starting to flake away and the bumps started flattening out. It was verrrrry slow and verrrrry subtle progress, though, to the point where my best friend didn't even notice because it'd been so gradual. As for your breakouts looking worse, some people say that it is normal to have an initial breakout where it gets much worse before it gets better. By the time I started using Ziana, I really d
  10. Thank you so much! It's not perfect... I think you can see that in the photos... but it doesn't distract from my features anymore so I'm happy with it! And yes, I did/do experience oiliness. Honestly it's not an issue for me because you can just wipe it off with your sleeve or a paper towel in the bathroom or use powder to keep it at bay or a while. It helps too if I use a moisturizer with it. I also haven't noticed a difference in my pore size really. Maybe there is one, but it's not something
  11. The active ingredient in Retin-A (tretinoin) is the same as the Ziana that I used. If you want you can read about my experience here: />http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/318789-my-experience-with-ziana-success-story-beforeduringafter-pics/ My acne was already so bad I never noticed an initial breakout haha!
  12. Oh! And that eyebrow picture I promised! On a final note, I'd like to add a few things: -My cheeks always stayed clear throughout this whole business, which perplexed me. I'm extremely grateful for that but I also feel pain in knowing that there are a lot of people who are going to see this and feel bad about themselves for having it worse than me. I don't know what to say, the thought of me making people feel worse makes my stomach drop even as I type. I'm truly deeply sorry for everybody
  13. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/318789-my-experience-with-ziana-success-story-beforeduringafter-pics/ I made a log of my success on Ziana, if you'd like to see it
  14. I really don't know where to start so I'm just gonna start word blah-ing til I get somewhere. I'm 20 years old and can finally say I have skin that doesn't make me shy under overhead lights, skin that lets me smile. That sounds corny as a cornfield but it's such a relief to finally be able to say. I had pretty much perfect skin until I turned... maybe 16 or so? I was a late bloomer, didn't have a major monthly hormonal change til I was 15, within days of my birthday. That's also around the same
  15. Since it's on your cheeks that you feel the pores are enlarged... it could just be that they're all clogged and are blackheads. It's difficult to remove blackheads from cheeks.