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MarnieMarie

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About MarnieMarie

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  • Birthday 12/06/1991

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  1. MarnieMarie

    My Story So Far

    I find that my cleanser is enough to remove my face makeup- I usually lather up, wash my face once, rise, wash it again, then use a toner on a cotton ball to get extra clean before I treat and moisturize. I don't like any products in the Yes to! line- i've tried some of the carrot, cucumber AND tomato and never found they helped my skin at all. They didn't make it worse either, but my skin isn't terribly prone to irritation by comodogenic ingredients- my acne is all hormones.
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    Why Didn't I Do This Sooner?

    So i'm sitting here with a bunch of moisturizer on my face feeling super sexy because my skin is looking DAMN GOOD. All jokes aside, i'm honestly wondering why I didn't go to a doctor to get anything prescription until now. My acne was never serious, but it was worse than mild. I'd say it was in the moderate/mild range depending on what I was doing to it at the time. I struggled for years with bad skin. I had to wear makeup at all times- NO ONE got to see me without makeup (not my parents, n
  3. MarnieMarie

    Why Didn't I Do This Sooner?

    So i'm sitting here with a bunch of moisturizer on my face feeling super sexy because my skin is looking DAMN GOOD. All jokes aside, i'm honestly wondering why I didn't go to a doctor to get anything prescription until now. My acne was never serious, but it was worse than mild. I'd say it was in the moderate/mild range depending on what I was doing to it at the time. I struggled for years with bad skin. I had to wear makeup at all times- NO ONE got to see me without makeup (not my parents, n
  4. MarnieMarie

    I Switch Products Too Much

    So yesterday marked the last pill of my third pack of Alesse. I breezed through them really quickly- partly due to the fact that I skipped a period by taking them consecutively, but mainly because I took one measly pill 4 hours late and it sparked a 10 day breakthrough bleeding extravaganza. I had to double up my dosage on three separate days (two days in a row which seemed to stop it, then two days later it came back and I doubled again). The Alesse didn't do any of the horror story stuff i've
  5. MarnieMarie

    Finally Found A Concelaer That Hides Everything

    Oh man, its funny that you say that because I hate the stuff xD. I'm not usually super sensitive to comedogenic ingredients (my acne is all hormone) but my face hates petroleum derivatives. I used it for a few months and the coverage was nice (though not waterproof, which is occasionally a problem) and realized it was making me break out even worse. I think there was a petroleum derivative and also corn oil (clogged pore city) which didn't agree with me. To answer the other poster's questi
  6. MarnieMarie

    Does Mineral Makeup Cause Acne

    There are a few culprits in some mineral makeup brands that while technically non-comedogenic can often irritate sensitive skin. Cornstarch is in a lot of them (sometimes called Zea-Mays starch in cosmetics) and is not technically a pore-clogger but acts as a food source for acne bacteria which can aggravate breakouts. Mica and Talc I have heard are often irritating as well and are both super common. Also mineral oil is often included (it's in most BareMinerals products) and although it's techni
  7. MarnieMarie

    Can Someone Please Help With My Situation?

    Do you use a powder as well? If not, that might be just what you need. Theres a plethora of translucent finishing powders out there if you're happy with your coverage and don't need pigment- the powder that goes with your foundation (the Vichy Dermablend setting powder) is awesome for setting the foundation/oil reduction/mattifying. Or, you could do what I do and go with something pigmented- I use a discontinued Korres compact, but I find most high quality non-comedogenic pressed powder comp
  8. MarnieMarie

    Epiduo is a scam!

    I know that for me (Canadian, with full insurance) my drug prescriptions are free. So I love anything that I can get prescribed that saves me the OTC prices- BP is around $10 for a months supply but premixed into my prescription I don't pay at all. Much as it's a solution for the drug companies to make money, it saves some of us money too, and for that I'm grateful!
  9. So due to my lack of money and resulting generous gifts from my acne prone friends, i've switched up my regime and have managed to achieve clear skin, although maybe (hopefully not!) temporarily. ORAL: No more flaxseed- I ran out and have not had the funds to buy more. Hopefully I will reintroduce later; I'm not sure if it was contributing to my skin clearing but it wasn't hurting and its a good dose of healthy fiber regardless. 1 mulitvitamin (Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, D6, B12 and D, Beta-Ca
  10. So, I'm in a bit of a weird situation and I'm hoping that someone can shed some light on whats happening. I've had moderate chin and cheek acne since I was 12- I'm 21 now. I decided to try birth control because other factors made me believe it was hormonal acne. The doctor prescribed me Alesse when I asked for something to help with my skin- even though now after perusing the hormonal acne forum I know Alesse is very androgenic and awful for acne. I went through a 2 week initial breakout per
  11. The polysporin and a bandaid thing works WONDERS. Try it, seriously. I use polysporin (the ointment with a petrolum jelly base) on anything I know is going to scab if left to its own devices, and neosporin on smaller red marks. Cover with a banadaid and leave on overnight. Keeping the wound moist means that the scab never forms- just fresh skin. Its usually healed over within 1-2 days, and thats with new pink skin rather than an ugly scab. Just don't use either of these creams too often, or
  12. MarnieMarie

    Could I Have Pcos?

    When I was 12 (1 year after the start of my period) I started having intense pain around day 14 of my cycle, moving month to month to opposite sides of my body. The pain didn't come every month, but when it did it was sudden and crippling, accompanied by nausea. After an ultrasound it was determined I was getting large, painful ovarian cysts almost monthly. And that was pretty much the end of that story- I was never tested for hormone levels or given medication; I was basically told to suck it u
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    Homemade Bronzer

    I was doing a little research on cornstarch as finishing powder and if it's okay for acne prone skin; although some people said it doesn't break them out I understand it can act as a sort of food for acne bacteria and prolong their life? I wouldn't risk it- but this recipe could be really nice with a cosmetic grade mineral base!
  14. MarnieMarie

    My Story So Far

    I probably won't post in this blog very much, but I wanted to share my journey with everyone and have my whole story in one place so people know where i'm coming from. My battle with acne started years ago, probably when I was 11 or 12. I hit puberty early (I was 9) so I got to go through the awkward phase even sooner than most. Yay! I started out with the typical solutions to acne- when you're 11, mom says 'Just wash your face and you'll grow out of it soon enough'. When it became apparent
  15. Almost 1 month ago today I started taking birth control pills for the first time. It was sort of a two-pronged solution- I wanted pregnancy protection and hopefully relief from some of the issues i've had since puberty (painful, irregular periods, chronic ovarian cysts, and of course acne). The doctor prescribed me Alesse when I asked for something to help with my skin- she was just a clinic doctor, not a derm/gyno and in Canada where I live Alesse is actually FDA approved for treating acne.
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