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Everything posted by Skintuition

  1. The vitamin d3 that I personally use is one by 'healthy origins' -- you can get a bottle of 360 (so basically 1 year's supply) for £8'ish so it's very affordable. Would you care so much about skincare if you didn't have acne-prone skin? I know I wouldn't. If I didn't have acne, I don't think I would care about skincare at all. When I didn't have acne skincare was never something I thought about or payed attention to because to me, it wasn't very important. I sometimes wonder what my life wo
  2. The Benzyl Peroxide is completely fine! I was thinking about getting a tube myself to help a little bit. Just make sure you use it in moderation the combination of vitamins and benzyl peroxide will help I think I am definitely going to have to try Zinc. Dan, the founder of this site uses it in correlation with his regimen... So I'm definitely going to look into it. Probiotics sound interesting; do you have a preferred kind/brand?
  3. This seems a little too good to be true, for me at least. Ok. Where do I start...? My current skincare routine has been working pretty well, in fact, I'm mostly clear. AM: cleanse w/ 2 pumps of Cerave Hydrating Cleanser for 20 seconds, wash off, dry face, apply a little bit of jojoba oil + coconut oil, or if i'm going to be out in the sun, apply some jojoba oil then my JuiceBeauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer. PM: cleanse w/ 2 pumps of Cerave Hydrating Cleanser for 20 seconds, wash off
  4. I'm really glad that there's other teens out there that actually care about skincare/wellbeing. I'm in my teens, and most of my friends just think I'm weird talking about all this skincare stuff but they sort of let me be because they know it works lol. Most of everything I do for my skin is topical, it works, for the most part, but I'm really curious about what I could do internally that would fight acne. I don't have a ton of money to spend on this stuff, I'm not broke but I can't afford
  5. 2.5% is just as effective as 10%, only 2.5% will not dry out and irritate your skin as much. I personally do not have any experience with 10% benzoyl peroxide, but I'm using 2.5% and it cleared my mild/moderate acne pretty quick when I was using it twice a day, I only use it once a day now and I still get a blemish or two but for the most part I'm very happy. Your skin is looking great by the way, good luck!
  6. When I first came on here last year, I was convinced I was the youngest person on the site struggling with acne, lol. (i was 13, i am 14 now) so don't worry, you're not alone. I could go more in depth with my story, but basically after trying so many things and having horrible self-confidence for 3 years, I was done. I had enough. My medication that I was on cost WAY too much money and wasn't very effective, so I needed something else. I tried the acne.org Regimen on a whim, and I got what I w
  7. I normally would say go for it, but since you would just be starting your skin will be extra sensitive, and at the beach, that can be harmful - considering Benzoyl Peroxide makes your skin more susceptible to sunburn, the saltwater might be a little harsh and your skin probably will be flaky. I would wait until you get back, just so that way the regimen doesn't get in the way of you having a good time, because it can be a little hard to adjust to such a time consuming, dedicated routine whe
  8. Let's have a chat, shall we? I find that people in my life don't care about skincare, at all. I care a lot. Skincare products are my addiction, I always want to try new things, and I do have very acne prone skin, so keep that in mind when I'm talking about things, this is Acne.org, so really every topic on this forum should be devoted to acne prevention. Acne is the only thing that has driven my interest in skincare, and sparked my desire to strive for better skin, more efficiently. I wa
  9. Ok guys, so I don't often come on here seeking help anymore, but this is I am very curious about, since it is summer and there are bugs. everywhere. How do you distinguish a pimple from a bug bite? First of all, I'm covered in bug bites at the moment. It is very unpleasant. I have one particular bug bite on my forehead that doesn't really itch as far as I know, but doesn't seem to be affecting one particular pore. There is no mass to it really it just looks like a little swelling. Ther
  10. When my acne was at its worst this is one of the tricks I had up my sleeve. If I had anywhere important I had to be the next day I'd run to the ice cubes. It actually worked in bringing down the size and redness of some zits. I guess it numbs the skin or whatever so the bacteria is killed or something? I'd try this out if I were you. It really works!
  11. BRANDS TO CHECK OUT: - Michael Todd True Organics - Alba Botanical - Earth Science - Desert Essence - Aubrey Organics - Burts Bees NATURAL MOISTURIZERS! - Coconut Oil (obviously make sure it's organic, expeller pressed or cold pressed, virgin or extra virgin, unrefined) - Almond Oil - Jojoba Oil - Avocado Oil - Aloe Vera ACNE REMEDIES: - Tea Tree Oil - Honey (very antibacterial) probably more things I can't think of GOOD LUCK
  12. Very severe acne can not be managed by good skin care and hardly anyone has every "cured their acne". They either grow out of it or go on accutane. If you're one of these types that thinks using "the regimen" and eating a vegan dairy/gluten free diet will manage acne then you've never had it in a severe strain. How else are you supposed to manage severe acne? If you claim that eating very healthy and taking care of your skin won't clear acne, what does? Hmm? Accutane? Not everyone can be on Ac
  13. I am very sorry that you are experiencing this. Nobody deserves to. My advice is, focus on the positives. I know it's hard, but think. At least you have a boyfriend that loves you, most people can't say that. Things WILL get better. You have to keep searching for answers, and always remain optimistic and open to new possibilities. Stay strong, sweetie, I wish you the best on your journey to clear skin!
  14. Acne SHOULD NEVER keep you from having fun. I can't imagine staying indoors or at home while your family is out having a good time could be very fun... Sweating can definitely cause breakouts, so can oiliness if you get oily you can get some oil blotting sheets. SPF and sunhats are everyone's best friend in the summer and I recommend them.
  15. After going through much skincare drama, struggling with acne and breakouts... Here is my current skincare routine. I am seriously addicted to skincare products, I don't know what I would do without them. Feel free to give this strange regimen a try, it's more for people with dry, acne prone skin like myself. AM: Cleanse for 20 seconds with CeraVe Hydrating cleanser (use hands) rinse, pat dry, then apply 7 drops of jojoba oil followed by a dab of coconut oil to make the perfect lazy moistur
  16. Skintuition

    Flakes Be Gone!

    Flakes Be Gone!

    Extremely Moisturizing Non Irritating A Little Bit Goes a Long Way Greasy Difficult To Rub In I bought this moisturizer back in December of 2012. After reading some reviews, I decided that it wouldn't hurt to give it a try; at this point, I would do ANYTHING to irradicate my flaky, dry skin for good. Because I was on the acne.org regimen, the amount of Benzoyl Peroxide I was using on my skin was really taking a tole on the well-being of my skin. let me just say, this is by far the m
  17. I'm glad that you liked my post! I definitely agree that acne shouldn't be able to destroy our youth. I encourage everyone to stay strong and optimistic, set goals for yourself, occupy yourself with the hobbies and things you love to do. Negativity will get you nowhere. Edison failed many times to make a successful lightbulb, but he never gave up. You're very welcome, I'm glad I could inspire someone. The day I decided that acne wasn't going to rule my life was the best decision I've ever ma
  18. I'm glad you agree. We can flood this forum with positivity, and hopefully help some people that are suffering! Acne is going to be on our face, we can choose to complain about it or do something. I too believe that acne shouldn't stop you from living. I know plenty of wonderful, lovely people that I care about very much with acne, and you know what? I barely notice it on them. It doesn't effect the way I view them whatsoever. The reason that is, is because they don't let it stop them from havin
  19. I am very sorry that you had to experience such horrible things, I sincerely wish you the best and I hope you are feeling better now, I am so glad that this forum has helped you. However, just remember that all this negativity isn't going to help anyone else going through the same thing. People who are on these forums are often looking for inspiration, something motivating... or a place to let out their feelings. Both are perfectly fine. I'm not bashing people who need to let off a little steam,
  20. Ok, I'd like to start off by saying, I suffered from acne at a pretty young age. I KNOW the scars go deeper than just your skin. Acne had really shaken my self confidence for a brief period in my life. It seemed like the more I tried to make it better, it got worse. I would cry and cry, wishing I could just be somebody else and not have to worry. So basically, I'm in your boat. I know how it feels to have acne. It's devastating. I also understand the need to rant and just get your feelings out.
  21. I know how it feels to have acne, to feel ugly, to despise yourself with a burning passion when you did nothing wrong, to want to cry when someone offers you advice because it means they noticed your acne... I know how it feels to be stared at, for people to comment about it behind your back, dumb people asking what's on your face.... I know, believe me. But you know what's the best feeling in the world? Someone making a comment about all the crap you put on your face, then you turn to them, yo
  22. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. I have been using Coconut Oil for around a month now and I actually really like it - I think it has made a difference in minimizing my breakouts. Everyone is different, I suppose.
  23. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is the most moisturizing from the drugstore, but it never really absorbs. It's good for nighttime because it will just make you look WAY too greasy in the daytime. It did take care of my flakiness though. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is another really good one. It's not very moisturizing, but if sensitive skin is your problem I highly recommend that one. It's very soothing, and absorbs very quickly so it's good for daytime, if you only use BP at night. those are
  24. Hi, first of all I'm very sorry that you have to deal with this, nobody deserves to. Here's my advice to you, from experience. - DON'T use clearasil. It made my face red, dry and irritated like you described. A friend of mine said the same thing. Sadly, I think Clearasil is just a brand that only cares about making money off of people's insecurities. - Using a moisturizer isn't weird. In fact, it's probably the best thing you can do. No matter what gender you are, it is very socially acceptab
  25. My acne was the worst when I was 12, and let me tell you, I was literally THE ONLY one of my friends with acne. I remember at sleepovers I wanted to hide from everybody because I looked hideous with my disgusting zits and everyone else had perfectly clear, smooth, beautiful, glowing skin, and I looked like a f*cking pizza. Seriously, my friends could just not wash their faces for weeks on end, and their skin would be a thousand times more beautiful than mine. I felt like part of my childhood had