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About TotalTrevor

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  1. It's definitely been working so far. I haven't seen such rapid improvement since Accutane... and, obviously, I'd prefer not to do a third round of that. The dryness from winter is definitely significant. I've found that I have to use a heavier moisturizer on top of the light oil-free anti-acne moisturizer in the Perricone line (the Perricone line includes the Face Finishing Moisturizer for this purpose, which is a very good moisturizer, but costs $50/tub; I use derma e's alpha lipoic/green te
  2. I've had acne since middle school, and I'm now a college sophomore. Needless to say, it's been a nuisance. I've been on Accutane twice, both times during high school; each was very helpful, but some degree of acne came back. For the last year I've had mild acne, kept that way with minocycline (which seems to be effective for me, but I'd certainly prefer not to use it in the long term due to the risk of side effects), Differin (I tried Tazorac, but it was too harsh for my skin), and various ot
  3. Guys, I don't see why you find this so hard to believe. Consider: You're a chemist, and you've come up with a solution that you think might hurt acne. But you're not sure if it's safe. So, what do you do? The cheapest thing is to find an animal and try it out. Safety testing is very important. Trace amounts of anything you put on your face will get in your eyes, no matter how careful you are. Some substances might build up over time, causing your vision to get worse. In order to be bet
  4. It's been a year since I've been off Accutane (for the second time). The only real problem I had was dryness. I've managed to get my facial dryness under control using Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (not to be confused with their facial moisturizer; yes, it is non-comedogenic). I also have some nasal dryness, which just requires regular use of a nasal moisturizing spray. The one real annoyance that I'm still dealing with is lip dryness. The most effective lip balm, bar none, is Neutrogena Li