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Ello

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  1. it doesnt feel greasy at all. i just use a tiny bit though. i feel like it boosts the effectiveness of my moisturizer. i feel it sinks in after a while.during the day i do not notice that it is on at all. i also noticed since i have been using it my face isnt nearly as oily at the end of the day.
  2. i had excessive scaling with retin a and the only thing that has helped was using eucerin aquaphor. i mix it in with my moisturizer(olay complete sensitive classic). this has helped tremendously. only a tiny dab is needed. it doesnt break me out either. i wish i had known about it because my face darkened in the areas where it was scaling.
  3. I am around the same point. im on week 5. my IB started at the end of week 4. its horrible!. plus my skin is very dicolored from the retin a so i am really feeling like crap about how i look. i was thinking of quitting the RAM but I'm gonna push through and see if it gets better. i've already gotten this far. but this is much less bad then when i was on tazorac earlier this year. *shivers*
  4. Ever since week 2 on retin a micro 0.04% my skin has been getting darker and darker. especially in the lower part of my face. it looks as it i have a 5 o clock shadow. my skins is not multi colored. i am somewhat light skinned so now my whole face and neck is tan and has a mix of medium brown and dark brown patches, to add along with my hyperpigmentation spots which are the darkest. it is really horrible because i cant even cover this with my makeup because now its several shades too light and t
  5. Ever since week 2 on retin a micro 0.04% my skin has been getting darker and darker. especially in the lower part of my face. it looks as it i have a 5 o clock shadow. my skins is not multi colored. i am somewhat light skinned so now my whole face and neck is tan and has a mix of medium brown and dark brown patches, to add along with my hyperpigmentation spots which are the darkest. it is really horrible because i cant even cover this with my makeup because now its several shades too light and t
  6. its very similar! i think you summed it up nicely in the bolded. my patchy facial sunburn isnt helping. i have a skin tone similar to beyonce and now its red/brown and patchy in addition to my acne and hyperpigmentation.(max bp and lactic acid...i was desprate) it looks awful and makeup cant cover it.
  7. you know i have a list of goals(i love making lists) but looking on them they are not really specific. i think i will make a list like that. i also have a job. i have no friends there and talk to no body except my manager when its time for my break. sometimes people say hello(rarley) i either freeze up or be confused that they are talking to me and some kind of social blunder ensues. ive been working there 9 months.there were 2 times i cliked w/ people but then their days/hours shifted
  8. this is long so if you dont feel like reading please answer the bold... ive fallen into this awful cycle where i am obsessed about my looks and hide from people for months/years at a time. i barley even talk to my family. for some reason i finally find a combo of treatments that work and a make up combo that looks great. then i am super charged and ready to face the world i end up doing alot of crazy stuff and people comment about "getting out of my shell" which i hate but thats another stor
  9. i have a rusk ctc tourmaline iron. i love it! it got it for 40 bucks at tj maxx.
  10. Has anyone tried this. its supposed to detox you and give you better skin. i have a box but i havent been steady with drinking it. i may give it a go.
  11. I had this clonker on my forehead and it was so painful.I iced it and put meds on it and when it finally formed a head it formed not one,not two but 3 heads! It was the mutant pimple from hell! I shouldn't have but I popped it for relief. I immediately regretted it because the blood was gushing like i dont know what. now i got one forming on my nose and im scared. plus my nose pimples leave the WORST marks. i have no idea why. so has anyone gotten one of these monstrosities?
  12. i have afro hair. its very tightly curled/coiled Less is more i cannot stress that enough I recently learned about finger detangling and its the best thing since sliced bread. i get less breakage than if i was to comb. combs arent made for my kind of hair my favorite product is TIGI Moisture Maniac conditioner. its super moisturizing. its a bit expensive but its worth every drop. plus it has many uses! deep condition frequently especially if you use heat. the less heat the better. trim ends
  13. i use the "feminine" razor on the larger areas like above my lip ,side burns and between my eyebrows and i tweeze the thick dark ones around my chin
  14. hmm i guess im not a racially ambiguous person. most people assume i am just black american. And i let them assume that
  15. the black spots are like bumps and i see a little hair inside of it but there is a layer of skin over it. i can pop them but that makes it worse. and the roll is hard to describe. i normally dont mind it but i cut my hair really short recently and i cant stand it. its like a fat roll on the body but its on your neck. and it dosent go all the way around it just hangs around in the back
  16. weight nose my legs have black spots that dont go away random patches of dark skin my neck has rolls(i dont know any females that have rolls and it feels nasty to touch)
  17. well not slow but man is she out of the loop. im not going to a dermatologist but a regular GP and when i asked her for hydroquinone she went me: she gave me hydrocortisone now my skin looks like crap again. maybe i should just go to the derm again but to go to the derm i need to get a referral and its such a long process. my mom dosent want to bother with it. i feel like giving up
  18. ive tried alot of things and its the only thing that works. i usually use obagi which cleared my skin tremedously but i dont have money to buy a second kit so my skin had been suffering. ive tried everything but nothing clears them up like hydroquinone. i use 4% hydroquinone in the obagi system and a brown mark fades COMPLETELY in a month. if i really picked(where it turned black) at it it takes a bit longer. i found that tretinoin helps my acne but it was only when i used it along with diffr
  19. unintentionally ive been doing nothing to treat my skin. my skin looks worse now i have so much pimples on places where i stopped getting pimples especially my nose. who ever says this works is spreading a crock of bull lies
  20. Thanks for your imput. im going to go back to the makeup and hopefully my skin will clear one day so i wont have to wear it
  21. recently ive given up the makeup and tried to just go bare faced. my skin is horrible and is getting worse. these last two weeks ive been getting more and more depressed and this week ive had a couple of breakdowns. should i just go back to the makeup? i hated the makeup because i felt fake but now i just feel plain ugly.
  22. I cant help picking. it bothers me so much to have scabs on my body now i picked my chin so much it really hurts and some of it healed and some of it isnt. like its patches of open sores. what can i do? i also have one on my nostril but it isnt as bad. but its also very flakey and is going to be noticable when i wear makeup
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