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About b00mer

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  1. I think you're missing the point. Nothing can ever give you a true cause or true reason, but I don't think the map means not "sleeping at 10pm and waking up at 6am" is why you get acne on your forehead. I thought it was helpful because of the general lifestyle changes you can make to make yourself kind of healthier overall. *shrugs*
  2. There's one at www.corymichael.com They are an awesome couple who make and create fresh skin care. Under the Facials section, at the bottom is a face map. How about this: http://www.skinacea.com/acne/acne-face-map.html
  3. Lol did you notice that there's one about eating chicken butts? There definitely are some strange home remedies out there...
  4. B5 is also pantothenic acid I think.... But if you check in health food stores like Whole Foods or maybe places like Vitamin Shoppe or GNC you might have better luck. What about Walgreens or CVS?
  5. Antibiotics stopped working for me too. They worked the first few months...but then my body probably got used to them because they stopped working. My breakouts got worse after I went off of them and I've been able to someeewhat control them with ACV toner...but not really. I'm still looking for the thing that can give me 100% clear skin. Anyway, I feel your pain. Wish I could be of more help. You could give ACV a try though....wasn't there a huge thread here on it awhile ago? I think lots of
  6. So I did a search for "what are retinoids" and stumbled upon this great site that has a huge list of...pretty much all possible acne treatments. The site gives lots of details on them and even explains the pros and cons of various treatments...so if you're running out of ideas to treat your acne, maybe it will help: Here's the treatment list: http://www.skinacea.com/acne/treat_list.htm And here's a good section for acne product recommendations: http://www.skinacea.com/product_recs/rec_acne.h
  7. Hey....I used to use Differin but I had to give it up because it made my skin so red and sensitive. I thought I'd give it another try yesterday, but this morning my skin is already flushed and flakey. And when I used it for a few months, it didn't really clear my skin up. It helped a little, but not enough to keep getting very red and sensitive skin... But...let's see, I think I used it at night after washing my face...and just used a tiny blob of it everywhere. I started using it every other
  8. Hey everyone, I suffer from persistent facial redness, unrelated to Rosacea, and now that my acne is under control *knock on wood* I want to get Vbeam to help with the general redness and acne marks. Does anyone know of any good derms or plastic surgeons whose expertise is in laser? I've been to a few derms here, but all ended in disappointment. I'm thinking about the Laser Cosmetic Center of Houston, but for one Vbeam it costs like $800! Help please!
  9. Talk to your derm about what things you want to try. Most likely, he/she will be willing to discuss it with you, see if it's right for you, offer alternatives etc. It's hard to find a good dermatologist though, so if you walk out of your first derm visit feeling a bit disappointed, don't worry too much because there are lots of good derms out there. Read this here: http://skinacea.com/faq/g01_dermvisit.htm It's a pretty humorous description of what derm visits are like. Good luck with everyt
  10. Since your main concern is red marks and not really serious acne, I probably wouldn't go on accutane again. The Azelex you are using is really good at fading redness....it's active ingredient (azelaic acid) is actually used in Rosacea treatments as well. But, you've only been using it for 6 weeks...I'd give the topicals more time to work (around 12 weeks). Good luck!
  11. I'm late to the discussion.... but this sums up how I feel about the aspirin mask EXACTLY: http://www.skinacea.com/acne/treat_aspirin.htm
  12. Yup, I agree with the above poster; it definitely sounds like KP! Exfoliating and moisturizing are things that will help make that "chicken skin" go away. I also really like dry skin brushing. Here's how to do it if you are interested: http://skinacea.com/how_tos/dry_brush.htm
  13. If by pills you mean medication, the only things that come to mind are 1) antibiotics, 2) birth control pills (if you are female), and 3) Accutane (which is kinda last resort). Have you seen no improvements from using retin-a for a year whatsoever? Because if that's the case, you may need to switch to a stronger retinoid or a different retinoid (like RAM, Tazorac, etc). Zinc can help your acne, but acne is very individual so it's hard to say what internal supplements will really work. You cou
  14. Warm I think just means half warm water and half cold water.....so more like lukewarm than "hot" warm. Warm water shouldn't make your skin turn red or feel really hot to the touch. It's basically "normal" temperature water but just a few degrees warmer. Hope that makes sense!
  15. The salt water + baking soda combination seems like it will be too harsh. Both are very alkaline, which isn't really that good for your skin b/c skin's natural pH is acidic. I've heard some people say their skin gets better with salt water, so maybe you can give salt water a try but leave out the baking soda. Both of them together seems like an unnecessary step. And if you're going to use the AVC, make sure you dilute it because using it straight can be pretty harsh! And, if you are using t