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About jilliang

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  • Birthday 05/14/1996

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  1. Thank you for your thoughts! Unfortunately I cut out gluten in June of this year, so it can't be that. And yeah, I get regular blood tests and it's not anything weird hormonally - I had those kinds of problems last year and they are thankfully cleared up now. Every time I feel like my acne is starting to improve, I break out more! Usually I break out the worst in the same general areas, but now the small breakouts in other areas of my face are worsening. I don't know what I should do, but whatev
  2. Wow! Thanks for the tip, I feel like that could very likely be one of the problems I'm having! I've had tiny bumps all over my chin, mouth, etc. for months and can never get rid of them, even with an AHA liquid treatment or an acne spot treatment. I'm definitely going to go ask my doctor about folliculitis.
  3. I have this exact same problem right now! It's on my upper lip so it's especially sensitive. Every time it starts to go away (after the scab falls off) it comes back again. I've tried putting spot treatment on it several times, which does nothing. Somebody please answer this question!
  4. Hi there, I'm a 19 year old college freshman struggling with acne issues. If you could please listen to my story and offer ideas, I'd appreciate it SO much. It probably makes most sense to start at the beginning. I always had amazingly clear skin when I was younger. Even through puberty, which began early for me, I hardly broke out other than the occasional stray zit. It was when I was 15 and I started struggling with mental health issues that everything went downhill. I tried literally over
  5. Thanks for the input! I'm somewhat hesitant to use any kind of prescription cleanser because other parts of my face are quite dry, and non-oil-based cleansers (as I have recently learned) strip the skin of its natural oils, making it an even better breeding ground for bacteria. I think I might try the soap you recommended, but as a treatment wash instead of my regular cleanser. I want to make sure not to dry out the rest of my face where I'm not breaking out. I may even switch my current regular
  6. First off, it's important to consider that my acne is caused by lithium. I take lithium for mental health purposes and while it helps my mood tremendously, it causes a lot of side effects, including acne. Before taking lithium, I had very very mild acne (the occasional blemish or two). I started taking it two-ish years ago, and because it's such a lifesaver for me emotionally/mentally, going off the lithium is not an option. My psychiatrist prescribed minocycline to control the acne the lith
  7. Congratulations on your success, as well as being so strong through your acne depression! You've fought a tough skin battle, and your skin looks awesome.