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  1. I'm soooooo glad you mentioned this, I've been posting this article all over the forum because it helped me sooo much. I use the Neutrogena Clear Pore Treatment that she recommends, and my skin is almost completely clear after 3 weeks...seriously read it. ←
  2. Hi, Yes that is exactly right and that is where I'm coming from. However, is 'Retinol' affected in the same way as Retin-A? I can't find any information on it. Dermpro seems to be suggesting they CAN be used together? ←
  3. Interesting article. The first thing that you notice is that she has no medical or dermatological training. This is obvious because she does not know what milia are, nor does she have any knowledge at all of trichostasis spinulosa (of course, just the lack of MD, DO, PA-C, or RNP next to her name should be a big tip-off). The second thing you notice is the great abundance of bad information. It is obvious that she is trying to sell her products, and feels the need to give poor/misleading in
  4. Here's a really great article on blackheads by Paula Begoun, who really knows her stuff: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/article....EFER=SKIN&ID=71 Hope it helps! Cashmira
  5. By the time I was near the end of my treatment and my skin was "used to it", I was only moisturising where my skin was dry and needed the moisturiser. I was also able to use a lighter-weight moisturiser than at first. I follow Paula Begoun's advice on moisturisers (see the link in my sig.) Cashmira
  6. Here is what Paula Begoun says in her excellent article on fighting acne at http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/article....REFER=SKIN&ID=6 (her info is absolutely top-notch): "Benzoyl peroxide negates the effectiveness of most retinoids (i.e., Retin-A, Tazorac) and therefore cannot be used at the same time. To get both benefits, you can use benzoyl peroxide in the morning and the retinoid in the evening. However, Differin (adapalene) has been shown to remain stable and effective when used wi
  7. I don't "break out" from waxing -- I get ingrown hairs. I can't wax anywhere on my body! In order to shave my legs, I have to use a pumice to exfoliate in order to avoid the ingrown hairs (sigh)...I've been at this for decades and found that this is the ONLY thing that works. So, it may not be pimples that people are getting, but ingrown hairs. Cashmira
  8. I'm in my early 40's...mine's been hormonal, and I FINALLY just got put on Accutane! It's worked better than anything ever has. Go for it. Cashmira
  9. It'll keep working for a month or so -- my skin did not behave like I wanted it to after I stopped You can read about it at my blog -- see the link in my sig below...I think you'll find it heartening in the long run Cashmira
  10. I did -- nothing, and I mean NOTHING (antibiotics, creams, pills of every kind other than Accutane, alternative meds/health etc, etc, etc). I'm now 42, and the derm was more than happy to put me on it! You can read about my experience by clicking on the link in my signature below; I've just finished up a 4 month course of Accutane treatment. Good luck! Cashmira
  11. I don't see why it would be a problem. Talk with a pharmacist to be certain. Cashmira
  12. I just use Clean & Clear Sensitive Skin Foaming Facial Cleanser. It doesn't bother the skin around, or on, my eyes at all, and gets my skin really clean without irritating or drying it (or leaving it yucky). Cashmira
  13. Prescriptives is AMAZING for colour matching. I'm yellow-based in skin tone and find it very hard to find an appropriate foundation colour and I've been using Prescriptives for decades now (I'm in my early 40's). It's WELL worth going. Also, check out Paula Begoun's cosmetics reviews; she singles out companies with good colour matches for yellow-based foundations. You can read her books or look at a shortened list of her reviews at her website (look at my sig. for a link). Cashmira
  14. I agree with "beentheredonethat". Cashmira
  15. Whenever myself or my kids are on any kind of antibiotics we take supplements or eat yogurt with live bacteria, just to keep things in balance internally. I prefer to do it by eating yogurt (it's a lot cheaper too!) -- just check the labels. Cashmira
  16. My former doc put me on a vitamin A acid cream that was alcohol based and it burned the heck out of my sensitive skin (quite literally!). He then tried me on a cream-based one, which was also hell for my skin. When my current doc prescribed tretinoin cream (retin-a) for my skin I was very, very reluctant to try it, but she reassured me that at this strength it would be okay. Well, she was absolutely right! I'm using 0.025% tretinoin cream (vitamin A acid); I only apply it once per day, and m
  17. Here's a terrific article on moisturisers: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/article....EFER=SKIN&ID=29 Like I said, I *do not* use a moisturiser, as my skin is *not* dry. If it gets dry in the winter, I'll use a lightweight one. Try going without one and see what *your* skin is like. Make sure you read this article and get *informed* There is just so much misinformation out there, though it really is well-intentioned. Good luck! Cashmira
  18. It definitely made mine a lot worse, and it also made my migraines a lot worse Cashmira