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  1. You have beautiful skin now! I hope it stays that way!
  2. My dermatologist has prescribed Tazorac gel (.01%) and 25,000 IU of VA a day for 3 months. This is supposed to be for my case of severely oily skin. I've been on this for a week now and I have what appears to be burn marks on my face from the Tazorac. At first it was just peeling but now it honestly looks like first degree burns. My face is a mess. I had a similar reaction to Retin-A Micro (.04%) when I first used it and from my experience it only made my oily skin worse. Now I am prescribed Taz
  3. This post is in the Topical retinoids section of the forums -- so I assume you are using some sort of topical retinoid? I just started using Tazorac gel (.1%) a few days ago and my face is flaking off. It's like I'm shedding! Don't worry, though. It is supposed to only occur during the first 2 weeks of use.
  4. You're right, my self-esteem is in the gutter. And I'm 21, so I doubt this will be over any time soon. I had the gel form - and it didn't give the "appearance" of more oil. It DID cause more oil production. Prior to using it I would have a film of oil on my face, and I wasn't bothered by it much. But after using it for a couple of months I could literally see oil seeping out of each pore and accumulating on each pore like a bubble. It really is disgusting. It's easy to say oily skin isn't a big
  5. So I finally had my dermatologist appointment today. I went for severely oily skin and was feeling rather confident that I would be able to get a low dose of Accutane. My nose had bubbles of oil coating each pore (literally 100s of them) on my nose and forehead. I couldn't even bear to look the receptionist in the eyes because I was so disgusted with myself (and have been for the past 2 months or so), but I purposefully did not blot before entering the hospital so that the dermatologist could se
  6. Okay, I want to start off by saying that I'm not on Accutane, nor is my acne severe enough to warrant it. Here's the problem, though: I have extremely oily skin, to the point where I have to blot 1-2 times an hour. The oil doesn't even spread out on my face when it exits the pores, it just forms large globules and sits there, getting bigger and bigger... I have to extract the blackehads that form as a result of this at least 4 times a week. It's disgusting. I have had enough of this. The emot
  7. It has been 2 months and 20 days since I started using RAM .04%. I have seen no improvement whatsoever. I was prescribed this due to my severely oily skin, blackheads, and mild acne. Every single pore on my nose and forehead is clogged. Oil oozes out of every pore about 15-20 minutes after I wash my face. I have to blot twice an hour. Why am I quitting on RAM? Because it has made my oily skin WORSE. It has made my skin about 50% oilier than it used to be. I have been suffering with RAM for so
  8. Thanks for the update! I am still considering some sort of light therapy. Good luck with everything! I hope it works for you, and let me know how it goes.
  9. Super dry skin would be heaven-sent. Oily skin is a !%*&@.
  10. I have extremely oily skin and enlarged pores in my T-zone. I also have mild acne on my forehead and chin. I have been on Retin-A Micro (.04%) for a little over 2 months now and I am disappointed. Before using RA, my nose and forehead would get oily within about an hour of washing it/blotting. After RA, however, I have noticed something very strange. The oil is visible from each pore within 20 minutes of washing my face - and what's worse - the oil BEADS up on each pore. So my nose looks like
  11. I'm so afraid to try the OCM. I don't think I can. I'm already an oily mess and anything with the word "oil" in it makes me cringe.
  12. This is what I'm doing right now: Morning 1) 2% Salicylic acid facial cleanser 2) I then apply a toner and moisturize with Murad Oil-control Mattifier With this I have to blot about once an hour. If I don't apply the mattifier I have to blot at least twice an hour and I look like an oil field. I take a cod liver oil supplement and 1.5g of B5. I also take a multivitamin. Night 1) 2% Salicylic acid facial cleanser 2) I then apply the toner followed by Retin-A Micro .04% Any help is
  13. I have extremely oily skin (I have to blot 8-10 times a day) and enlarged pores stuffed with disgusting blackheads. Do you think the Acne.org products would work for me? I've used BP in the past and it didn't do much for me. Do you think AHA would do the trick?
  14. Well you can't expect improvements in one day. Or even weeks for that matter. It will take time, but you WILL see a decrease in irritation and redness. When I used to constantly try to extract even the smallest bump on my skin I would only end up screwing things up even more. The next day it would be red and inflamed and filled with pus. I still have acne and extremely oily skin which clogs my pores and constantly forms disgusting blackheads. Now though, I don't try to force anything out. Be
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