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  1. I had the same problem. I had used BP before, but when I tried to add in the Proactive Renewing Cleanser ( an exfoliating cleanser) my skin felt like sandpaper! I stopped using that cleanser and switched to Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser. Since switching, my skin cleared up a lot, and is no longer dry, irritated and sandpaper like! Instead of exfoliating, I now use proactives toner with glycolic acid in it, which gently takes away flakes.
  2. I was on Accutane twice as well and my acne came back full force eventually.If you have a hormonal imbalance, your acne will continue to come back after taking accutane, even if it did clear up for awhile. This is because the overproduction of androgens will cause your sebaceous glands to enlarge again (even though the Accutane shrunk them). You probably need agressive hormonal treatment. For me, Diane-35 has been more effective than accutane. Unfortunately, it's not available in the U.S. and th
  3. I've used it for 6 years as well. For me, it has been more effective than Accutane. It can take a long time to work though so be patient! It took me 8 months for me to see noticable results (average is 3-6). It is the way to treat hormonal acne. I also do the Clear Skin regimen, which helps as well. Doctors still prescribe tetracyclin for acne, however, your doctor may not like to. This is probably a sensible decision, as antibiotics are a very temporary fix for acne. Most people have very sho
  4. Does this have fragrance in it? I prefer...even though it has dye in it. No fragrance...or dye!
  5. I forgot to mention....milia are permanent. They have to be surgically removed.
  6. Diane is used to treat acne...Depo-provera is definitely not!
  7. 6 weeks??? What is the point of that? It only works while you're on it, so your acne will come back as soon as you stop. I would suggest using it topically...it's not as hard on your body, and can be just as effective. It is one of the antibiotics that may not be effective though due to erythromycin resistant bacteria being common and passed around between people. If it doesn't seem to work within a couple of months you can keep trying other antibiotics such as doxy, mino, bactrim, tetracyclin..
  8. Cetaphil is gross and pore clogging...I use Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser. It's even more gentle than Cetaphil, but doesn't leave a film of crap on your face.
  9. Don't get the gentle kit ...unless you like SA products (which most people find completely ineffective). I would use all the Proactive products that you purchased except the cleanser (that's what I'm doing and it's working great). I replaced the Proactive Renewing cleanser with Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser and my skin has cleared up and the irritation has diminished....so I'm basically using the Clear Skin Regimen. Also, it might help you to moisturize (Proactive makes an oil free moistu
  10. If you wash your hair before bed there shouldn't be a problem.
  11. Yasmin would theoretically be better because it contains 5 micrograms less ethinyl estradiol, but that may not be enough of a difference to benefit you as it sounds like you are very responsive to hormones. Now that I think about it, I do have more cellulite than I should for someone my size who is pretty fit (I'm 5'6" and 115 pounds). I never really thought to attribute it to the Diane, but it is difinitely possible. Unfortunately, Diane hasn't caused me any breast growth though I wouldn't
  12. Yasmin wouldn't be that much better...Diane has 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and Yasmin has 30 micrograms.
  13. If your acne prone that stuff could cause you to break out...even though you just put it under your eyes, when you wash your face it will be spread around. I got little white bumps under my eyes (mila) from using an undereye product that was too rich (oily).
  14. It helped my moderate inflammatory acne, but I don't think it is the best solution for comedonal acne. It's worth a try though. If it doesn't help, you might want to try a retinoid, as they tend to be very effective for comedonal acne.
  15. Your face will dry up like crazy if you use bp on accutane. Be gentle with your skin...when the Accutane kicks in you will need a moisturizer and gentle cleanser.