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trollunderthebridge

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About trollunderthebridge

  • Birthday 02/01/1991

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  1. I have ultra sensitive and dry skin and the only face washes I've ever found that thoroughly cleaned my face without stripping it were the Vanicream Facial Bar and Burt's Bees Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin. I would highly recommend both. I tone at night with sunflower oil too. I know some people prefer olive or coconut.. any of the non-comedogenic ones are fine. It helps a lot I think. As far as moisturizers go, I too am on the hunt for something like what you described. But for now
  2. ?? Uh not trolling, we clearly just share different philosophies. We are also talking about two totally separate things here. You went off in a very different direction with your response considering what she had actually inquired about. I responded with my knowledge, based on my research, to her actual question. You don't have to agree with what I said, but that doesn't make what I said wrong nor is it a proper excuse for you to be tactless. PS You probably are not familiar with local pu
  3. I've been using just regular Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion for years, day and night, and it's been good thus far. But I recently moved to an extremely dry climate and it's not enough anymore now that I'm on Accutane again too. I only use natural-ish things so no CeraVe, Cetaphil or whatever else along those lines. But other than that, I would welcome suggestions. I'm so frustrated.
  4. I guess I can't say what the rules are for another country, but I know here in the US it's a minimum of 6 months between courses. I started my second course exactly 6 months after my first one ended, so I know this to be true. You could research it. Call a few different derm offices and ask. You should be able to get your answer fairly quickly.
  5. Well, a couple things. "Washing" with just plain water, is not actually really washing per say, it's more just like rinsing. Think like if you have a face full of makeup and rub water on it, it just smears your makeup around, it doesn't actually get your face clean - you would have to use a face wash to get anything off/out. I think you get my drift. Even though just plain water doesn't wash your face of anything, it can still be drying and strip oils out of your skin because water IS hydrat
  6. I've also emptied the kitchen out onto my face over the years, but have never tried banana peels before - very good to know! Thanks for sharing.
  7. One thing I noticed is that it appears you wash your face 4 times a day. That is double the maximum amount of times you should be washing your face every day, which can over-dry your skin and cause it to start producing an abnormal and unnecessary amount of oil, leading to clogged pores and ultimately resulting in acne. I can only speculate here, so please take it with a grain of salt. Everything else you described sounds like it's to the benefit of your skin. Before getting on a second
  8. Interesting, it sounds like we had similar experiences. The IB stinks and I am not looking forward to it either but hang in there because you know it's not forever. Hopefully we both have a more successful experience this time around - I'll be starting in about a week, and would love to know how it continues to go for you. Fingers crossed =) 9 weeks in: finally some significant clearing! Still on 20mg a day. Large cysts have shrivelled up and could be gone in a week or two b AMAZING! Such
  9. Just wanted to toss something out to you as a sidenote just in case no one had made you aware... Accutane cannot be fully absorbed into the blood/body if it is not taken with fat. It is recommended to take the pill with at LEAST 20 grams of fat for maximum absorption potential. With you taking it only with a glass of milk, A) unless it is a huge glass of whole milk, you are not going to get optimum results from your course of Accutane which B) will more than likely make your acne relapse when yo
  10. Same here. My face got smooth and great in the first three weeks then on week 4 my entire face became SO bumpy it looked like I just had terrible goosebumps.. but of course they were all whiteheads. It sucked but it only lasted a week or so and then things started to subside and dry out (majorly). I think how bad your IB is can depend on how high your dosage is too. The higher the dosage, the worse the IB, from what I've read anyway. Do not fret. This is part of the process. Try your hardest
  11. I think it would be helpful to consult with your derm and them know/see what is going on and see if they have any suggestions as to how you can treat it, topical ointment-wise. There is a 6 month waiting period that you must adhere to before you can get on another round of Accutane. But if you try and try for the 6 months and your acne still persists (which is exactly what happened to me) then I think it could be worth giving a second shot. I am kind of shocked to hear your course was a year lon
  12. Interesting, it sounds like we had similar experiences. The IB stinks and I am not looking forward to it either but hang in there because you know it's not forever. Hopefully we both have a more successful experience this time around - I'll be starting in about a week, and would love to know how it continues to go for you. Fingers crossed =)
  13. Thanks everyone. It is definitely reaffirming to read that you are having success with your second courses and I am truly delighted for you. I just get the jitters before I start this drug I guess because of all the things that could go wrong. I'm also dreading the dry skin because I recently moved to an extremely dry climate... we'll see. =/ Alas, I am celibate and I do not believe in taking hormonal birth control, it freaks me out. Otherwise I would absolutely look into that before go
  14. I finished a six month course of Accutane and promptly started to break out, once again, about 3 months after my last pill. I am now almost at the six month mark after my first course and still battling my usual acne that I've struggled with for the last 12 years. In the beginning of August I'm planning on starting a second cycle of it, but I am wondering if it's even worth it. I've read more horror stories about the second time around than the first and I am so terrified to even try it
  15. I'm a vegetarian and I will not take fish oil but my hips literally feel like they have spiked baseball bats lodged in them 24/7 and I'm desperate. *Sidenote: reducing my dosage is also not an option at this point in time.*
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