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  1. Hi! I started accutane 2 days ago and I also will be going away for college soon, in a month or so, and I don't think it will be a problem. I will be back at home every 2 months because of holidays and etc. so I will get my blood tests done regularly but you can get blood tests done wherever your college is which is something I will also be doing when I won't be going home on time. You can communicate with your derm to discuss your results or you can even ask another doctor in wherever your coll
  2. If our skin was able to understand whether there is enough sebum or not, then I guess nobody would have acne since the skin would adjust its sebum production so I don't think that's the case. But I agree with the idea that over washing can aggravate acne because of irritation and the natural barrier being broken since the skin may want to compensate the broken barrier (not the lack of sebum) by producing more sebum than usual hence causing acne.
  3. Thank you for your response I appreciate it.
  4. Hello everyone. I've been on accutane (the actual brand is Zoretanin) for a day now and I went to buy a cleanser today. I went to buy Avene's Clean-Ac cleanser but then I noticed that it contained SLS which is big no-no for me in a product that I will be putting directly on my face. So the pharmacist recommended me a new brand called dermaplus. I checked the ingredient list of the product she offered and seeing the list quite simple compared to Avene (shocking isn't it) I was excited that it cou
  5. Sebamed ClearFace Care Gel for sure. I can not recommend this moisturizer enough.
  6. Yes you might damage your capillaries if you aren't gentle enough. You should always keep the distance between your face and the boiling water such that you don't feel any pain etc. on your face. And you should keep it as short as possible (steaming process) yet long enough that your pores are opened. You can make a research about face steaming to find out more about it and to do it in a healthy way. Have a nice day.
  7. I think the best exfoliant is chemical peeling applied by a professional. I used many products (Avene's AHA+BHA+Kaolin mask, St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub [even though everybody seems to be in love with it], dermalogica's daily microfoliant etc.) and none of them had been successful as the chemical peeling I had once. If you can't afford a chemical peeling, I would suggest you to invest in a facial steamer (or just make one by boiling some water and using a towel to cover your head above i
  8. I think benzoyl peroxide loses its effect after a while (I used La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo). Tea tree oil, on the other hand, is quiet effective when it comes to spot treatment (I used The Body Shop's tea tree oil). Finally, my favorite is salicylic acid (I used La Roche Posay's Effaclar K) when used on entire face. It surely unclogs pores, fades away acne scars (yes it does but I am not saying that it's a product directly for scarring treatment). All in all, I would recommend salicylic acid
  9. I am not sure if that is the real cause behind those nightmares but I myself can say easily say that I didn't have such nightmares while I was taking 50 mg of zinc a day. However, if that's the case, I guess since zinc is a mineral, it may be interrupting with brain's running. You know, minerals, ions etc. are directly responsible for brain's operations in some aspects. So that might be the case I suppose.
  10. Hello all. I have been struggling with acne for almost 7 months now. I can't say that I'm all clear now though my face has shown great progress since the very beginning. Now I want to cure/treat/whatsoever my acne from the inside so I decided to take some sort of supplements that would help me acne-wise. After searching for a while, I came up with a product named Antioxidant Formula (which is weirdly not present in GNC's international website whereas Turkey's website seems to have it) by GNC. It