Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

MEVmom

Member
  • Total Reviews

    0
  • Content Count

    11
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About MEVmom

  • Rank
    New Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female

Recent Profile Visitors

881 profile views
  1. Recently I noticed my nine year old daughter has two pimples. I'm anxious about them because of my acne struggles. I want to do the right thing early on so I don't make the problem worse. I don't know if these pimples are a fluke or a sign that she's in for a rough ride....
  2. Been on retin-a for about 6 months. The other supplements maybe 3-4 months. I just don't see any real change. It'll get a little better for a few days, then bad, then better. I'm always oily. Some days more than others. I don't know what's worse- the acne or the oil.
  3. Yes I am. I'm glad you think it's not so bad. To me it is. Up close the texture is just...eww. It's hard to get a pic that does it justice. I think the worst part is my skin is so oily too!
  4. I've battled adult acne for almost 12 yrs. Nothing makes it go away. Sometimes I feel like it is HORRIBLE. Sometimes it is more manageable. But always it makes me miserable. I'm scared of the side effects of both accutane and spiro. I use Retin-A and I does OK (better than anything else) but as you can see in my pics, I'm not clear. I also take b5 (1gm), NAC, ALA, b complex, saw palmetto (640 mg), vit A (10,000) and vit D (800). These help a little...maybe? I've just lost all perspective on how
  5. I'm 30 and have PCOS. My hormones are pretty under control, meaning I have a regular menstrual cycle. However, something is still amiss because my acne is persistent. It is worse mid-cycle and a few days before my period. I'm not sure which hormone is to blame for this. I've heard good things about natural progesterone cream, but I'm afraid to rock the boat. Has anyone had their acne get worse on progesterone cream?
  6. I'm 30 and have PCOS. My hormones are pretty under control, meaning I ovulate and have a period every month. However, something is still amiss because my acne is persistent. It is worse mid-cycle and a few days before my period. I'm not sure which hormone is to blame for this. I've heard good things about natural progesterone cream, but I'm afraid to rock the boat. Has anyone had their acne get worse on progesterone cream?
  7. Well, since I wrote this I have managed to bring the flakiness down. Awhile back I stopped using soap in the mornings. I only use it as night. In the morning, I use a warm, wet cloth. That actually helped with the oiliness (I htink my face was too stripped). So lately I have dropped the washcloth in the mornings. I just rinse with warm water. And it has helped. I think maybe I was over-exfoliating. I made the same mistake last year when I tried the Clarisonic...the more flakes I removed, the mor
  8. I have PCOS And have suffered with moderate acne for almost 10 yrs now. Sigh. I have taken Metformin off & on for several yrs. I never noticed much differeence in my face. Overall it is somewhat better than it used to be. But it plays mind games with me. It'll get tolerable for a couple months, then kinda take steps back. I refuse to take the pill ever again (I blame the pill for starting this hormonal roller coaster in the first place).
  9. That sounds interesting. Right now I'm battling intense winter flakiness though. I can't imagine no lotion...although I am intrigued. I've also heard that skin that is overly dry can over-produce oil, which I do not need...so confusing.
  10. I'm 30 yrs old and have stuggled with oily skin & acne my whole adult life. It's a hormonal thing (PCOS). My issue during the winter is intense flaking and dryness that no moistuzer seems able to combat. The weird and frustrating thing about my skin is it can manage to be oily, acne-prone, and a flaking mess all at the same time. I'm not on Accutane. I don't think it's sebhorreic (sp?) dermatitis (facial dandruff) because it's not like yellowish, greasy, inflammed patches or anything like th
×