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  1. Yup, that's what my derm said too. It's basically the blemishes or cysts that would have shown up eventually.
  2. Nichole, take a deep breath and try to relax. Most people do get the initial breakout. I just started my second round so I haven't gotten it yet, but during my first round it cleared the acne up really fast, THEN I got a horrible breakout after about 2-3 weeks. It was pretty bad and lasted about a month or so, but it was smooth sailing after that. Hang in there!
  3. ELF's Mineral Primer is $6 at Target and ELF's website. ELF is always having sales so you can often catch it for 50% off. I don't use primers anymore, though. Prior to going on Accutane I was using Lucy Minerals Foundation, which is a powder too. It can be built up to almost full coverage and is really light weight. I don't feel the need to use a primer with it. I can barely wear makeup now because my skin, eyes, and lips are really dry, but I plan on going back to Lucy Minerals when my Accutane
  4. AM: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Rosewater (as a toner) Aveeno Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 CeraVe Moisturizing Cream as an eye cream PM: Same cleanser & toner Avocado oil as a moisturizer & "eye cream" I'm going into my third month of Accutane right now (my acne was pretty moderate prior to going on it) and my skin gets fairly dry if I don't keep it greased up. I had normal/dry skin to begin with, though.
  5. I agree. Since most cosmetics can irritate skin conditions, try going for a more health concious brand like Tarte. There are also many indie cosmetic companies you can find on Etsy or their own websites, which is an even better options regarding the ingredients used in their products (I personally recommend The All Natural Face, Silk Naturals, OhSudz, and Lucy Minerals). Indie companies always have sample kits so you can find the right shade for you.
  6. Yeah it is expensive.too late i just got ordinary oslo orange flavor FCLO the taste is awful! any idea how i can take without feeling like im going to throw up!? and how long did you take it for until you saw visible results? I tried FCLO for a little while, but as you said, it is expensive and for me it wasn't worth the money to repurchase. I mixed mine in a fruit smoothie or green juice. Didn't even taste it at all.
  7. Zinc is known to possibly help improve acne, Vitamin C will fight free radicals which can age your skin, and Vitamin E helps elasticity and can aid in fading acne scars (though some say it breaks them out, starting the pimple and scar cycle all over again). Using Vitamin C & E topically rather than ingesting them would be more benefical if you're looking for skin benefits.
  8. I hope so. It's been over 4 years of hell with this. It's just a waiting game now til I can see if I'm right. 2 more weeks 'til I'm completely off of it. Then the obvious impatient wait for (hopeful) improvement.
  9. did you read that article I linked though, it said a lot of these skin reactions to psych drugs are not even real acne. Yes, I did. And thank you for linking it. What does sound familiar is that it's usually very concentrated on my cheeks and are all generally similar in size. Just as the article said, I very rarely ever get any other types of acne- no cysts, no whiteheads, pretty much just inflammatory. I'm a little prone to black heads, but they're tiny and only noticable if my face is again
  10. Nope, not Seroquel. I've been on that in the past, though. Didn't react well to it. Is this going to end up being a guessing game? I already said I would respectively refrain from naming it.
  11. Hormones in the blood do have to do with acne, but I think a lot of the hormone/hormone receptor activity is within the skin, or "local". Yes, some of that would be due to genetics, like pore size is. How sensitive your skin is to hormones (normal levels even) influences acne, but doesn't cause it. The unsightliness of acne comes from the faulty skin cell "clogging" mechanism and your inflammatory response to the infection. How much sebum you produce is also genetic, some people just have a te
  12. I've been away for a bit because I've been focusing on getting to root of this. Here's a follow up on this post: Both my OBGYN and my GP basically only gave me the derm. option. Well, my GP's office has their own lab where they do allergy tests... not food allergies, but environmental allergies... so he sent me there since I told him a dermatologist is not a route I will go down. Well, unfortunately I couldn't take the test. One of my medications had an adverse effect on testing for histami
  13. Considering I already have to take 3 meds daily for my bipolar disorder, I'm not comfortable with unnatural hormones in my body. I don't like the idea of unnatrual pills in general, but for my BP I have no choice and I've come to peace with that because I am a monster when I'm off of them. Otherwise, I don't want anything that falsely controls my body.
  14. Last week I went to my OBGYN to get my hormones tested. I currently don't have a derm. because honestly, after going through 3 pretty bad ones in the past, I don't trust them. I really want to get to the root of my hormone imbalance so my OBGYN is where I went as a start. I left practically stomping out of the office because she wouldn't let me get two words in, especially because I had a whole list of notes on my phone of I wanted to discuss with her. She basically told me my only options where
  15. I think it would be best to slow down a little. It seems you're trying to "fix" it all too quickly. First too much dairy, then an ACV purge which caused you to look into digestion, which then caused you to look into possibly eating too much fruit. So now you've got yourself thinking you're eating too much fruit and too much dairy. I mean, yes, everything should be eaten in moderation, but don't drive yourself up the wall, especially if you don't know if you are or aren't allergic to something. E