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  1. sdpinkas

    Week Eight

    This is the beginning of my clear skin road. ( I have dry-normal skin) I got off of birth control in August/September of 2013, for personal reasons. Before birth control, I never suffered from cystic acne, and I never had more than 4 or 5 isolated pimples at one time. While I was on birth control, I had clear, glowing skin, with the occasional breakout. When I stopped taking birthcontrol, my skin broke out like never before. I had small pimples, whiteheads, and large cystic deep acne around my
  2. So excited about my Acne.org results! The jojoba oil is great for a once a week facial "masque"

    1. Where did you achieve that? Degrassi jr. high??? I bet you get most of your info on "genetics" from the batsh*t crazy poster Alternavista here on acne.org that claims that her lifelong cystic acne was entirely induced by oranges... **gasp**. No, genetics can not be turned off and on at will like this woman and the quack doctors claim, we do not hold the "power" over our genes like we think. I'm sorry but your above comment seemed pretty judgmental and negative to me. And yes, your diet absol
    2. Thanks, everywhere i see about questions like this, people say to use jojoba oil, but im sure it will just make me look all oily :/ And, would my skin me considered combination, because i have an oily t zone, and (right now, atleast) dry for atleast the bottom half of my face? Also, should i exfoliate to get off the dead dry skin and flakes? I mean, it feels like there is just a thick layer of dead and dry skin on top of half my face... its horrible :/ what should i do with that? From wha
    3. Where did you achieve that? Degrassi jr. high??? I bet you get most of your info on "genetics" from the batsh*t crazy poster Alternavista here on acne.org that claims that her lifelong cystic acne was entirely induced by oranges... **gasp**. No, genetics can not be turned off and on at will like this woman and the quack doctors claim, we do not hold the "power" over our genes like we think. I'm sorry but your above comment seemed pretty judgmental and negative to me. And yes, your diet absol
    4. Hi again. Have you heard of Perioral Dermatitis (POD skin condition)? I don't know much about it, but I know someone who has it. From what I know, its a condition that causes redness/blotchiness on the skin. The reasons are unknown. But try researching it, and if it sounds like what you are experiencing, talk to a dermatologist.
    5. Have you tried a glycolic acid toner? Gylcolic acid works in a similar way that salicylic does, in that it works by breaking down substances that bond dead skin cells beneath the top layer of skin. Dead skin cells, which contribute to clogged pores and dull skin, can then be rinsed away. My favorite Glycolic acid toner is the one by Mario Badescu. I find it at Ulta Beauty, and it's under $20!
    6. Use jojoba oil! You don't need to use so much that your face is wet/oily! Using less than a dime size amount should do the trick, and it'll softly absorb into your skin. Test out to see what amount is right for you, and keep adding until you feel that your face is moisturized enough. If you really can't stand to use it during the day, apply it at night! Use it as an intensive night masque, or even leave it on for an hour before you go to bed, and then cleanse your skin. But honestly, if moisturi
    7. I use Wen cleansing conditioner. I stay away from the harsh chemicals, and sulfates which can damage your hair further, especially if you chemically straighten your hair. Also, using a heat protector is very important as well for when you straighten with a hot tool. Wen has a styling creme in their line that is good for heat protecting. Add back shine with oils!
    8. I can't tell exactly what it is from the picture, but I think its just hyper pigmentation. Hyper pigmentation will fade naturally on it's own, but there are a couple things your can do to speed up the process. You can exfoliate your skin, and there are 2 types of exfoliants, physical and chemical. A physical exfoliant is a scrub or textured cleanser, and I strongly suggest you do not use these. Physical exfoliants cause irritation, and irritation causes acne. Instead, opt for a chemical exf
    9. Personally, I have really fair sensitive skin, and "redness" shows up really easily, especially around my mouth. Try using a chemical exfoliant! A physical exfoliant (like a scrub) will only cause more irritation and redness. Use a gylcolic acid, I use Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid toner on a cotton pad. It helps with hyper pigmentation and redness. Also, you might have sensitive roseca prone skin, try using calming products for roseca, and drink lots of water!
    10. My acne is similar to yours (20 years, female). This past August 13 I stopped taking my birthcontrol, which sent my skin into a downward spiral of painful acne. Most of it is hormonal flair ups, which is normal, because my body is still purging the after effects of taking all of those fake hormones. This "hormonal acne", is more commonly called "adult acne" or "cystic acne". When we are younger, we get the occasional isolated pimple because of the oil and bacteria on our teenage skin. However, a
    11. This is a very subjective question. Personally, your acne is only as bad as you feel it is. I feel like my acne was/is severe, although some people may disagree. I never had cystic, deep adult acne before until I stopped taking birth control. My skin quickly changed and I began breaking out along my hairline, around my mouth and chin and on my jawline. To me, moderate acne is when you have 3 or 4 isolated pimples (highschool years), and severe is when you have large cystic acne (adult acne).
    12. If you are talking about the actual scar of the acne mark, you need to either wait for the hyper pigmentation to fade, or you can use an exfoliator. A physical exfoliant, like a scrub, will cause irritation, which will lead to acne. However, a chemical exfoliant, like AHA or glycolic acid, is great at gently exfoliating the skin and fading that dark mark/scarring. As for the "indentations" in your skin from deep cystic acne, you can prevent those by not touching your face. You probably hear
    13. I don't know much about your case other than what I've just read, but I thought I'd drop some advice anyway. Maybe it'll be helpful! Have you tried using a AHA exfoliator? Alpha H's Liquid Gold is a great one. It's known for smoothing out those little comedones under the skin. Do some research on it! Also, the ones you get around you eyes are sometimes caused by over moisturized skin (try to avoid added extra moisture and oils to that area).
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