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  1. I found this interesting. It seems to be stated as common knowledge on here that the cumulative dose is important to relapse rate, but this study suggests otherwise. This article is very interesting! However, it does not suggest that cumulative dose is not important to relapse rate. As pointed out by the authors in the discussion section (Pg. 176, 1st paragraph), one would not expect to find an effect of cumulative dosage on relapse rate for participants receiving a cumulative dose above the m
  2. I found this interesting. It seems to be stated as common knowledge on here that the cumulative dose is important to relapse rate, but this study suggests otherwise.
  3. Thanks For those interested, this is the only publicly-available paper I've found so far: http://www.calidaddeinformacioncfr.com/isoface/Prospective_Study_Risk_Factors_Relapse_after_Treatment_Acne_Oral_Isotretinoin.pdf Only 52 people in the study, but it has some interesting numbers on relapse rates and side effects.
  4. Hello My question: Please can you post any published papers and studies on the side effects of Accutane? Preferably those that are most trustworthy and respected. I am asking because I would like to assess the numbers of incidences of side effects for myself. I'm 27-years-old and have been on Accutane for one week, having resisted for 10 years - I was waiting for my acne to clear up, and it didn't. The short-term effects do not bother me. However, some of the stories I've read of lo
  5. I just use a normal shower gel (except for my face, chest and back where I've been trying gentler options). I haven't changed the type of gel I use recently either.
  6. Anyone had experience with spots on their legs? I've started getting them in the last 6 months. They're small and tend to go quite quickly, without leaving marks or scars. But then new ones show up. I've not heard of or seen anyone with them before. It's strange but it seems like acne is gradually moving down my body. I'm 26 and had acne since I was about 14. At first, it was just on the forehead. Then the cheeks, then the chin, then the neck, then the chest, then the back, and then lower ba
  7. No, I haven't switched toothpaste. The dry feeling after using the Neutrogena bar feels good to my skin, but I suppose "feels good" doesn't always correspond to "doing good"! I'll stop using it for a couple of weeks to see if that helps. But then I'll never really know if it was the Neutrogena bar doing it, or if it was just a coincidence! That's what's so annoying trying products out, you never really know for sure, lol Thanks for the reply :)
  8. I've been using the Neutrogena Facial Bar for a few weeks now. Previously I wasn't using anything special on my face - just soap, or shower gel or just plain old water in the shower. It's hard to say if it's helped or not, even though it does leave my skin feeling nice and dry after using it, as my skin can get quite oily. However, one thing I've definitely noticed is I've been getting whiteheads around my chin and mouth area. I rarely got those before, but have been getting one or two p
  9. Hey! Thanks for the recommendation. Have you tried any other methods of exfoliating before using this? I'm just wondering how it compares to using a gentle scrub or face cloth. And how would you describe your skin - oily/sensitive/dry? A lot of people here seem to warn against using a scrub for exfoliation, but my skin isn't sensitive so I was thinking a scrub would be fine for me... Cheers
  10. Everyone in the thread has helped, no need to be snarky. What's the point of asking a question if you don't want to hear the answer?
  11. Do you use a razor for shaving? If so, have you considered using an electric shaver? I've just switched myself, as they tend to cause less irritation. The stubble is a good look for you! Your skin looks pretty normal to me.
  12. I just want to give a +1 on Rooibos tea. Even if it does nothing for your acne, it's really good for your general health. It's helped reduce my headaches (which I think are linked to hydration) and it's helped my acid reflux. It tastes really great too - it seems to be impossible to overbrew and never goes bitter! You can drink it at just about any temperature, it's caffeine-free, it's cheap... and it may just help your acne with all the anti-oxidants it's full of. I can't recommend
  13. Thanks man, that's helpful. I know that my razor probably aggravates my acne, but at the same time I hate dry shaving (little hairs falling all over the sink, arrgh!!). A wet/dry electric is probably a good alternative. I can't seem to find that Panasonic here in the UK though.
  14. Thanks for the post. Are you saying it's really important to use sunscreen just when doing a peel, or more generally? Sun exposure doesn't seem to make a difference either way to my scarring...
  15. Anything with more than 2 steps that takes more than a few months isn't "easy" to me! I guess I'm lazy