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Everything posted by Elanorci

  1. I'm a little late to the party, but I'm in as well! I pick a ton, but I also TOUCH my face a LOT. I'll constantly just run my hands over my face, feeling for new pimples/checking on the size of the old ones/etc... I'm sure it's causing a ton of my acne, but I can't seem to stop. Hopefully this will give me some accountability :/
  2. Dan: I tried the new moisturizer for the first time five minutes ago and just had to drop what I was doing and run upstairs to tell you how wonderful I think you are. This is, by far, the best moisturizer I have ever used. It smells nice, is extremely light, and, of course, moisturizes like no other. (I wondered the second after I touched it to my face if you had decided to add the jojoba oil and upon reviewing the ingredients was not disappointed-- great call!) I owe so much to you, Dan. You ha
  3. I tried out my new Zeno last night and this morning. I had two spots, a rising pustule on my forehead and a formed papule on my cheek (I THOUGHT it was a papule, but even though I thought I could see the pus at the head, it wouldn't pop with some gentle squeezes). The zeno has GREATLY improved the spot on the forehead. It is much, much flatter and I have just treated it a second time. The spot on my cheek may or may not be better. It's not gone, but it may be smaller. It may not have helped, but
  4. I know that the owner's manual says it doesn't, but has anyone found that it helped even a little bit with pimples that have visible pus at the tip? I have a nasty one on my cheek and really want it gone by Sunday. Thanks!
  5. Seems like a lot of people have had success with the rubber band/hair tie idea. Hmm.. Glad to hear that so many of you have overcome similar habits! It gives me hope for myself. Thanks for all the replies.
  6. The tissue thing is really good... It could help a lot, I think. That and the fake nails should let me make some progress.
  7. Haha, willpower... I have no willpower. Stick-on nails is a great idea. They would definitely catch my attention. Thanks everyone!
  8. What you want her to sit there and touch her boobs or her cratch =/
  9. Hey everyone. I've been on the a great regimen (DKR) for eight months now and have had amazing success. Amazing-- but not perfect. I still get pimples more often than I would like. I know that no regimen can stop all acne, but judging from testimony on the DKR board, I think most people on the DKR have seen slightly better results. This is probably to be expected, considering that I CANNOT STOP TOUCHING MY FACE!!! I don't pick at pimples (I used to do this compulsively), I just sort of run my fi
  10. Man, I wish I could... I just don't have the courage to let up on the regimen at this point. I've only been on it for eight months or so and I still get a few pimples, so I can only imagine what would happen if I stopped applying once a day. I look forward to a time when I can think about letting up on the BP application, though. when I was thinking about what to do over the summer, I seriously considered skipping the camp because of the regimen... But then I decided that I didn't want to let m
  11. There's an idea! Haha, I can't believe I never thought of that... It's silly to need a mirror for the entire process. That really helps. I can apply the BP in the bathroom and go back to my dorm to rub it in. Thanks so much-- that idea may seem obvious, but it just didn't occur to me.
  12. Hey everyone. I'm going to camp for six weeks and will be sleeping in a dorm where there are two bathrooms per floor. I will also have a roommate. I am by no means ashamed of my skin care regimen-- after all, it's helped me so much! But I am slightly anxious about standing in front of a mirror for twenty minutes having everyone look at me. Surely one of you wonderful people must have been in this sort of situation. How did you handle it? Did you find that people were supportive? Thanks!
  13. Yeah, I would say just from the description that it's a cyst. Nasty little buggers, aren't they? (sickofacne113, I love your signature. I like excuses to practice my French. Canada IS looking pretty good right now, isn't it? )
  14. I'll definitely do that. Thanks!
  15. Hey guys. I just got back from lunch, where I had a salad loaded with cheese (yum!). Then I glanced in the mirror and found a new pimple. Something I had read here came to mind-- dairy breaks some people out! I drink soymilk because my parents are lactose intolerant, so I don't know if I'm one of those people, but it could very well be the case. Are there any ways that I could counteract the possible breakout from eating all that cheese? Any ideas are welcome. Ahhh! Thanks.
  16. Wow, thanks for all the info. Aleve? I wouldn't have thought of that. I'm going to try it straightaway-- I have a feeling this month's breakout isn't done yet! Unfortunately, I don't think birth control is a plausible option for me. My mom would probably have a heart attack. I'll look into all your suggestions and of course I will be happy to share anything that I find helpful. Thanks again!
  17. I know this is the common and unbearably cliche answer, but I know how you feel. I started getting acne far before most of my classmates and had a hard time in elementary school because of it. My self-confidence took a real hit. Please don't hesitate to seek help from your fellow acne sufferers. You are not alone in this. I know it's easy to let acne rule your life, but there's so much more to living than how your skin looks. I'm not giving advice from a high horse here-- I'm just as guilty of
  18. You look great! Amazing success. Congratulations.
  19. I find that when I drink more water than usual, my skin feels more "pure". It's a little bit hard to explain. Does anyone else find this? And have you seen tangible results? Thanks for all answers!
  20. I switched from 10% BP to 2.5% in August of 2006 and found that it did wonders for my skin-- not just the acne, but the skin in general. If your daughter's skin is always red, it's a good sign that the BP is too strong. Irritating the skin can and does cause more acne, so I would definitely talk to her about switching. I can't site my sources, but I've often heard that 2.5% and 10% are equally effective at fighting acne. Best of luck to you and your daughter!
  21. Please don't give up on the regimen so fast! The other posters are right: It really does take more than a month for the real effects to show. There's no guarantee that the regimen will work for you, but there are many people who have had amazing success with it. You owe it to yourself to stick with it for at least another month. Best of luck!
  22. Hey everyone! I've been on the DKR for more than six months and have had amazing success. Unfortunately, whenever "that time of the month" rolls around, I break out. So far I haven't found a good way to combat this hormonal breakout. Does anyone have any advice? Any and all tips are appreciated. Thanks!
  23. Do you think that a hundred years from now we'll have a cure to acne? Two hundred? What do you think will be discovered in the field? This is a little sci/fi-y, but I'm curious as to what other people think.
  24. Mmhm, exactly. There are some techniques to speed up the healing. There's a forum for it here if you're interested.
  25. In my experience, absolutely. All my friends/relatives know when I'm having a rough week because my skin gets so bad! Anyway, I think it's like that for a lot of people. Sucks, doesn't it? Like we need any more problems when we're stressed out.