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About naivesilly

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  1. I've just been moisturising and cleansing with Avene tolerance extréme, which apparently is designed for people already having an allergic reaction, or who have just undergone dermatological procedures, so I don't think that could be causing a problem. I've been using them for like 5 years as well... I'm feeling really uncomfortable and down. I don't tend to do well with the natural oils, but thanks for your suggestion.
  2. Hi, I seem to be having a horrible allergic/irritant reaction to something...my face has been red and burning, like a sunburn, for days now. The only thing I did that wasn't in my usual routine was use raw honey as a facemask. I have done this in the past a couple of times with no problems, but could it be that I am now reacting to the salicylic acid in the honey? I honestly feel that my face is burnt. I had a similar reaction to an aspirin mask a few years ago, and that is salicylic acid too
  3. I don't know if you can relate, but my moods change in an instant. I am not a happy person. I often feel frustrated and full of negative energy, and it makes me snappy and uncooperative. I'm not sleeping well. I don't mean to be short with people but it's like something in me snaps and I try to piss off as many people as possible. I don't think the crazy heat here is helping. Bah. Sorry. Just had to rant. x
  4. Yo! What uni are you at?

    1. Your dermatologist will most likely put you on one of the tetracycline antibiotics, and probably prescribe a topical antibiotic (metronidazole) cream or gel too. STOP using the hydrocortisone. I can't believe healthcare professionals recommend this for long-term, unsupervised use on the face. I did exactly the same thing, and now, three months later, my skin is better, not healed, but definitely better. I am hopeful the improvement will continue. The above advice has been very good. Good luc
    2. DO NOT use that stuff on your face, seriously. It can cause a sort of dependency, whereby your face flares up horribly and burns whemever you don't use it. Trust me, I know. It's taken about three months of not using it to get over the burning sensation. The withdrawal is horrible and antibiotics are required to see you through it. Don't use it! Even doctors and dermatologists will tell you it's fine; it's not. Don't use it.
    3. Hello. I'm a 20 yr old female and I've just moved away to college for the first time. Acne doesn't cause a problem nowadays. My derm is unsure whether I have a component of rosacea, as I have really sensitive, fair skin that is reddened by products, stress etc. I am a panicky person by nature, but the past few months my panic has gone into overdrive. Especially now I am in an unfamiliar environment, living in dorm and meeting millions of new people. I know my skin would be so much better if I c
    4. Work with animals. Be a trainer or a groom or something.
    5. ... and, bizarrely, this time a patch of eczema has decided to appear on my cheek and nose! Crazy. Gaaah! I hate my skin, there's always something wrong with it. Sorry for the rant, just needed a moan. Hmph. I'm going horseriding.
    6. Don't you wish you actually could? Then it wouldn't hurt. I can't deal with this. It has been so long and I'm falling apart, inside and out. My life is utterly, utterly pointless. I don't enjoy anything. I don't like University. I'm just miserable all of the ****ing time and it never, ever gets any better. I don't have high hopes for the New Year. I just wish I was dead, but I don't seem to be the suicide type. Sorry, I just needed to rant. I want to scream and throw things and rage against t
    7. So I've got four veterinary exams starting on the 3rd of January. I only started revising yesterday. After weeks with decent skin it's suddenly gone all crappy. Eczema, pimples, everything. I'm not sleeping very well and I can't concentrate! My skin erupted before I started FEELING particularly panicky though, which confuses me. But it's really not helping, now I'm doubley stressed out. Just needed to vent.
    8. Mmm, well, when I'm at my absolute best, y'know, a bit of makeup and my hair done and everything, I'd say a nine or a ten. But when my skin's bad I let everything else go and it goes right down to like, a four or something.
    9. Since having skin problems I, like so many others, have become absolutely obsessed with flawless skin. I don't really get pimples now, thankfully, but I do have a scar. It's small and pink, and just below my right eye. I know I'm lucky my pimples cleared up. I KNOW. But now I'm just obsessed with this little mark. It's crazy. I'M crazy, it's taking over my life! I obsess about it constantly. I've had loads of laser treatments but I don't think it can improve any more. Just slap me and tell me w
    10. Every time I get an area of inflammation, I am worried sick that it will have damaged my skin forever. I worry that the redness will never ever subside. I guess I just need some reassurance. I feel physically ill at the thought of having these red areas on my cheeks for eternity.