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  1. I suppose it depends on the scars. I find that the makeup covers my ice pick scars pretty well. I don't find that it settles into the lines or scars.
  2. well yea it is kinda a drug isnt it?? but your sig says your clear at the mo so no need to give it up just yet, i mena theres worse things than coffee to be addicted to! It definitely is a drug and it's easy to become dependent upon. I thought I would have a really hard time "coming down" from drinking it... But, no headaches, no real cravings. I love the taste of coffee and so miss it very much, but it's not like when I quit smoking... waaaaaaay different! (Thank goodness... quitting
  3. I just started using Aubrey Nicole from advice from other previous posts regarding mineral makeup. I tried Bare Escentuals in the past and found that the coverage was lacking and that it made me too shiny. But, after a week, I really like this makeup. I think the coverage is terrific, I have no problem concealing, and it doesn't seem to be settling into my scars of fine lines. And, it lasts all day. I ordered the deluxe samples, but I am sure that I'll be ordering the whole line once th
  4. Thanks for the advice. I stopped at the pharmacy on my way home tonight and picked up a green concealer to try from Physician's Formula. Who knew that there would be so many green ones to choose from!
  5. The only other thing that I am not completely satisfied with is the concealer in certain lights. I think it makes my red marks appear purple. I'm not sure what to do about that. Does anyone know a color that is more compatible with acne marks?
  6. I always drank one to two cups in the morning and sometimes I would have one in the evening. I never went a day without drinking coffee. And like I mentioned, I still have the clogged pores, but it appears that my red marks are fading faster and my skin appears to be healing more quickly.
  7. I have been a silent participant with the group for quite some time but I just had to write with my latest skin discovery. I decided to give up *gulp* c o f f e e.......... Well, lo and behold, my skin is clearing. I have been keeping up with everyone's trials and errors and read that peanut butter was making some people break out. Because I eat it everyday, I decided to give that up first (before coffee, which I drink every day). No luck. I didn't eat it for about a month and noticed no
  8. Hi all... Thanks to a bunch of posts here, I decided to try the AN mineral line. I must say that I am very very pleased. I think the coverage is great! The concealer (I use a little eye makeup brush to blend it on) really covers my red and brown spots well and I have no problem with it wearing off throughout the day. I don't really care for the blushes, as I have a harder time applying them for some reason than regular pressed blush (I use NARS). But, I must say, all in all, my face hasn't
  9. I sorta agree with this, except I need to see at least some improvement in 6 weeks. If there is no improvement at all, I will generally move on. If the treatment is working, I would expect to be clear in 3 months (which means some gradual improvement up until then). Thanks! I definitely have noticed that my skin feels smoother but I still have plenty of clogged pores and now have inflamed pores, which I assume is the purging effect of the sal. acid. I'll give it a couple more weeks and
  10. Just wondering how long I should give 2% salicylic acid before giving up? I suffer with a zillion clogged pores and am also using the dip regimen with epsom salts. I have been using it for about a month and I don't think it's helping that much. Some of my clogged pores have become red and inflammed. Thanks!
  11. I started a 2% salicylic acid gel about a month ago. I started applying it just at night and then after a week or so, I went to twice a day. At first, I thought my skin was looking better, but all of the sudden, I don't know. It feels softer, but I still have a lot of clogged pores. Also, I think I'm having what they call an "initial breakout" on my right cheek, big, inflamed spots that I haven't experienced in quite a while. But, I don't know if it's an IB or a reaction from the salicylic
  12. beaner

    Salicylic Acid

    It's so hard to stick with something when you can't tell if it's helping, if it's making things worse, or if you just need to wait it out... How long should I give the sal acid before I have a good idea what it's doing?
  13. beaner

    Salicylic Acid

    Hi everyone. I am currently on Yasmin to try and control my acne. It's a little better (six months later) but I have TONS of clogged pores on my cheeks that are really embarrassing. My skin is just so rough! Anyway, I am starting to use salicylic acid, 2% at night to start. What kind of things should I expect with it? I think I read somewhere that it gets worse before it gets better? How long before I start seeing an improvement? Is there anything else I could be doing to help purge thes
  14. I'm sure that you do think your acne is worse than it really is, so do I. It's something that I mentally know, but at the same time, I'm terribly anxious about how bad I think my skin looks. My husband tells me that it doesn't bother him but as nice as that is, it doesn't matter-- it bothers me! I haven't walked with my head held high in a very long time. I completely understand what you are going through.... Have you taken any pictures of yourself? Maybe if you see what photos of you are
  15. I was wondering if anyone has had luck soaking or steaming their skin with just warm water? I made the huge boo-boo of picking at a relatively small pimple under my nose and now it is inflammed and infected and a gigantic red bump. I don't know what to do about it. I don't mind the redness so much (thank god for cover-up) but the size of it is hard to disguise. I thought that maybe soaking my skin would help to release whatever is going on in there, but I don't want to irritate it anymore.
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