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  1. EDIT: Note--> I use Dan's 2.5% BP I just thought I'd share this with anyone who suffers from really dry, red, irritated, or inflamed skin as a result of The Regimen. It has worked well for me-- but I realize everyone responds differently, so this may or may not help you! I have rather dry skin and almost no oil. I found that by washing my face twice a day I was drying the heck out of my skin, which was causing tons of flakiness and redness. It may have even contributed to more breakou
  2. Hi, from what I understand, BP bleaches clothing/fabrics when they come into contact with water. Water + BP = hydrogen peroxide = causes bleaching. So, if you simply put dry BP on something and it never gets wet, it won't bleach. Is that right? I've noticed my clothes don't bleach until they get wet-- like throwing them in the washing machine, getting sweat on my face, etc. Long story short-- I have a nice shirt that undoubtedly has some "dry BP" on it around the collar. I am afraid that
  3. Interesting post. Like many of you, I am very skinny and can eat fast food 9 times a day for 5 years and maybe put on 3 pounds. I have a crazy fast metabolism and am always hungry. I can't say I know of any heavy-set people with acne, but that doesn't really mean anything-- could just be the crowd I am hanging around. I just know that I fit your description and a close friend of mine who also has bad acne also fits it! Both of my siblings have much slower metabolisms than I and put on weight muc
  4. Can anyone tell me the names of the cleanser/hydrating gel the OP uses? I remember seeing them in one of the posts, but after scrolling through twice I have been unable to find them! Thanks!
  5. i've been using this one for about a month now and it is amazing http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-ES8103S-Rechargeable-Electric-Nanotech/dp/B001DNE3KQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351021759&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+razor
  6. 1) What brand (a specific name would be awesome!) of protein shake do you take? And do you mix it with water? 2) Dairy doesn't seem to affect me-- I have two sisters who are lactose intolerant, but I never have been. Do you think it is ok to have poached eggs on ezekiel bread with about 1/4 cup of milk every other day or so? Thanks!
  7. Hi, I have a valid Rx for finacea but my insurance won't cover it. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions or reccommendations for good places to buy stuff online (canada or australia or something) so I don't have to pay 180 dollars a tube. when i go to google and type in "order finacea" i get about 500 different online pharmacy websites, most are in canada, that say i cab purchase through them for like 50 dollars a tube. im sorta skeptical! thanks!
  8. I used the lightwave CS, as well, and saw no improvement. I used it twice a day and never missed a session for over two months. The lady who sells it is really nice, but it did take about a month for me to finally get my refund back. I had to call her twice and email her a few times... was kind of frustrating, to be honest.
  9. Well said-- I agree with everything you just said, ammoniatone. I also agree with indeminity in that everyone who prowls these forums (myself included-- I've been really bad about it) will attribute their "improved skin" or "lack of breakouts" to the wrong cause. My acne improved dramatically a couple years ago when I went to Europe. My diet basically stayed the same so I don't think that had anything to do with it. The weather was definitely warmer, so that might have something to do with it.
  10. yeah, stop taking it until you talk to your derm. i was on 10mg/day and i got really bad back and joint pain after just SEVEN pills-- so go figure. i called my derm and he told me to stop taking it immediately until the side effects went away at which point i could try it again, but if the side effects returned a second time, i wouldn't be able to continue with the course of accutane.
  11. just posted in that thread-- we might be on to something!! Glad to see i'm not alone on this, because all i ever read is how "good" weightlifting is for one's skin.
  12. WOW-- I've NEVER been so excited in my life to hear these "weightlifting" and "acne" stories from people. All the info I ever find always says "exercise is good for your skin" or "weightlifting is good for your skin" or just really vague, rather empty claims that have no basis. I'm a 25 year old male and have had acne since I was about 21. I had FLAWLESS skin up until I was 21-- maybe got 1-2 zits a year. Then, in college, I got into weightlifting. It started out pretty light, but it didn't ta
  13. Did these things just start after taking Accutane? Have you had these problems prior to taking Accutane? If you just started taking Accutane and you are getting bad headaches, then I urge you to stop taking it and consult with your doctor. What dosage are you on? I was only taking 10 mg/day, and after just seven days I had to stop because I felt like I had arthritis in all my joints and my back hurt like hell. I've been off of it for almost a month now and my joints STILL are not back to normal
  14. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but I haven't gotten a single cyst on my chin or nose area in nearly three weeks. I haven't worked out in approximately a month. I was just thinking of how much stress and strain you put on your body when you lift weights and grit your teeth for that last rep-- and also all the androgen production you are stimulating by adding on muscle... I'll keep you posted.
  15. Hmm... I am sure you have tried topicals that make your break out right away because you kind of shock your skin and it freaks out. Then, after awhile, things tend to settle down. If I were you I would start out slower on the Tazorac and maybe try applying it and rinsing it off. I would NOT leave it on overnight. It might be freaking your skin out a little too much, too fast. People tend to want fast results and they usually equate with "heavier dose" or "more" with "faster," but often that isn
  16. Hey, first of all, the first thing that comes to mind when I look at your picture is that you have really good skin! I can also tell you are really pretty. You do have some breakouts but your skin isn't blotchy or red or anything and looks amazing. Like a lot of people on here who have extremely mild acne, you are your own worst enemy every time you look in the mirror. I bet your boyfriend doesn't even notice it. I'm "glad" to hear that you are older because from what I've read and gathered, Ta
  17. Hi, what type of acne do you have and where do you break out? Can you describe your complexion (or post a pic)? I've used both Tazorac and Accutane (low-dose). Give me some details about yourself and the type of acne you have and how you are using the Tazorac. Also, what is your diet like? And how old are you and how long have you had acne?
  18. And SameSongAndDance-- I liked your "P.S." because I know a lot of people will say that working out or high intensity cardio might lead to acne due to the sweat and not cleansing properly afterwards. Like you, I always rinse my face off gently with cold water or with a gentle cleanser, so the clogged pores or sweat or whatever are not causing my acne. I just think a lot about all these things that I've read on these boards, and it seems that the general consensus is that UN-NATURAL (is that a
  19. Dude read the previous posts properly. Neither myself or crevin are taking protein shakes at the moment. Go back and read the posts above, alright. Can you do that? Yeah? Good work son. son, where did I say anything about protein shakes? I said protein or supplements. I duno, I think protein comes in lots of flavors(hrmm, me having fun with topic, it should read forms), not just shakes. Now, why dont you go back and read what he(crevin) wrote? NOw I will quote you! haha "Go back
  20. I read a lot of stuff about acne in females being related to hormone "imbalances." So I was thinking about weight-lifting, which increases androgen production. I didn't start getting acne until I was about 18 or 19, and am now 25. I started lifting weights religiously when I was about 18 or so. Could I have messed up the hormone balance in my body? I have six siblings and am the only one with any acne problems. I am also the only one who lifts weights. I realize a lot of people who go to the gym
  21. That is all interesting, DireStraits-- thanks for the response! I definitely don't think weight lifting could be the "sole" cause of acne (or maybe? who knows), but I think it could be one of many contributors. Maybe poor sleep habits and poor diet-- along with weightlifting-- throws our hormones and body chemistry way out of whack. I was thinking "how come I never see people with acne at the gym"-- First, most of the people I see at the gym aren't in very good shape... they are there trying to
  22. I've been surfing these boards for years. I'm a 25 yr old male and have battled acne since I was about 19. I've tried all sorts of things-- all kinds of topicals, water-only cleansing, fasting, gluten-free/low GI diet, low fat diet, high protein diets, vegetarian diets... you name it. I've also experimented with all kinds of supplements. My skin has gotten a lot better, but I still break out regularly and am far from happy with my skin. I just want to toss this idea out there-- I think we woul
  23. why were you prescirbed the lowest dose there is, 10mg...when you're over 6'3 212lb??? I am not sure why i was prescribed 10mg/day when I am such a big guy. Obviously it was a good idea since I reacted pretty badly to just 10 mg /day. Maybe it's because most of my problems are due to inflammation and general redness and not tons of zits. I usually only get 1-2 zits a week... i just have this constant redness around my nose/mouth/cheeks.