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About adultwithacne

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  1. Thanks! I'll definitely try the green tea idea. I've also been using cucumbers, which help a lot with inflamation. Yes, beer always makes me break out. I need to just stop drinking it, but it's hard in the city during the summer!
  2. adultwithacne

    July 8

    Tracking my progress
  3. I've been through a lot of ups and downs the past few weeks. Things were getting better, and then suddenly I had a lot of new cysts form. I have to say, I am much less inflamed now and I feel like I am making progress. My face is still terrible, but I really do feel like things are moving in the right direction. I have about 4 huge cysts on my cheeks that are taking forever to go away. They are in the worst spots too-- really visible and impossible to cover with makeup. They are finally
  4. adultwithacne

    week 4

  5. I started working a new job last week and have been very stressed. The acne seemed to be getting better for awhile, but I went out drinking a few nights ago and woke up with some more cysts Some days I feel like I'm on the right track, and then other days I feel like it's getting so much worse. I've been wearing much more make-up than I usually do this past week and I'm sure that's not helping anything. But I have to wear makeup at work! Arg. I started washing my face with Jojoba oi
  6. I'm glad you share my frustrations!!! I will definitely research this African Black Soap. It seems like there are so many natural options out there that I've never heard about! I did just buy Jojoba, which supposedly helps in similar ways to African Black Soap. I think I might cleans with the soap and moisturize with Jojoba. Let me know if you find anything else you like! I'll do the same.
  7. Lately I've been reading a ton about western dermatology vs. eastern remedies for acne. I have gone to skin doctors since my teens, and I don't trust them. I don't trust them because I always know what they are going to say and what they are going to put me on. If I have an outbreak, it's always topicals and antibiotics. Or antibiotics with spironolactone. My acne always comes back! Isn't this a sign that these medications only work short-term for me. Worse is that it is a known fact that
  8. When my skin was really dry from Accutane, I used Exuviance make-up. It's recommended by dermatologists, and it worked well for me. Now that my skin isn't as dry, I've moved on to powder make-up and Natural FX liquid foundation. This is pretty thick, though, and I'm not sure it would hide dry skin. Almay moisturizers are really great for acne-prone skin.
  9. I started taking only 1 antibiotic pill a day instead of 2. Still on Spironolactone. I just bought some Jojoba oil online that I'm very excited about. Apparently it really helps with scars, and it can be used as a cleanser and moisturizer. It was very hard to find the recommended kind of Jojoba in a store. There are a few brands of organic and unrefined Jojoba, but it took me a while to find online. I better love this stuff- it's expensive! I also purchased new make-up, which definite
  10. I feel your pain. I'm feeling the exact same way right now. It took me a good 3 years for my scars to fade away. I was finally comfortable not wearing make-up and it was great! just 6 months ago I had a terrible break-out that got worse and worse. Now I look like I did when I was on accutane. I have red scars everywhere and there's no way in hell I'll walk out of the house without make-up on. To make things worse, I'm just starting a new career and just moved to a new city. It's like all
  11. My active pimples are healing a bit. I did develop a few more on my chin. Yesterday I decided to take 1 pill a day of antibiotics instead of two. I'll give that a week and if things don't get worse, I'll go off of the antibiotics completely. I've read a lot about jojoba oil and tea tree oil. Apparently jojoba is a good cleanser, and tea tree is a great antibacterial. Has anybody had luck with these? Some people swear by them. Does anybody know if you can use them together? Cleanse wit
  12. Also, it's important you are using Organic and unrefined Jojoba. If it's unrefined, it might say something like "first-pressed, "expeller-pressed", or "cold-pressed".
  13. I've heard that using Jojoba oil will break you out initially, but it gets better over time. Jojoba naturally brings out the nasty stuff in your pores, so it can cause a lot of whiteheads to pop up. If you keep using it, the whiteheads will go away and it will balance out the oil in your skin. I've decided to start using it, so I'll let you know if I run into the same problem. What type of Jojoba are you using? I've also heard that there are slightly different types and some are better for
  14. adultwithacne

    Acne tracker- week 1

    Photos of my acne week 1