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Everything posted by Conscientious

  1. I am going to try this over the weekend. My face has been getting worse and worse since then end of May...so roughly 3 mths. I have a appt. with a derm on Monday (cannot wait)...will let you guys know how that goes....
  2. For how long have you been using it. It took me 3 months to see improvement in my skin. I think that it has been a month. I am just scared to death that it won't clear up. My hyperpigmentation is HORRIBLE....(I am Black)....so every bump has the potential to leave a nasty black mark on my face. I am just not so sure this is worth it. I wasn't even going to use it until I used BP and it clogged my skin to no end. *SIGH*.
  3. My skin is not peeling. The acne is getting worse, and it is "sitting" on my face not really doing anything. HELP!
  4. A IUD....sounds like something I may have to look into. I am in a "waiting phase" right now due to just starting my job. So I think I have about...6 mths to spare at least. So if I started on Accutane in Oct...that would be May to begin trying for a baby. That is of course if the derm went along with my master plan. LOL.... Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
  5. Abstience? For two months..even three months I think I could do that for clear skin. But I am not even gonna lie here....6 months with denying my husband sex? Na'll....that is just not going to cut it. Plus isn't there some sort of step down procedure? I mean I couldn't finish Accutance one month....then the next month start trying to get pregnant? And being 30 going on 31 with epilepsy....it is just not feasible to keep putting my baby planning on hold much longer.....I really want to start rig
  6. That is what happened to me. I think the BP aided, and severly clogged my pores. I was under the impression from the Green Cream thread that Reint-A worked in the same manner?
  7. Before my horribe breakout I would get about four or five nice sized bumps the week before my period. I would look at my skin like WTF..then lo and behold...period. Then the week of my period I would get a maybe one or two more. The thing is I would like to get pregnant. I would like to start within the next 6 mths...but I am leery of Accutane because we would have to use two forms of birth control. Condoms wouldn't be a issue..but because I have eplilepsy, birth control pills get canceled ou
  8. Okay...so around my hubby's bday I began to have this huge breakout. I mean....it was horrible, both sides of my face, along my jawline, places I hadn't broken out since I was 14( I am 30). Hell, places I have never broken out before. Before this I used to get my monthly breakouts around my period. Maybe a few large papules that would go away in about a week or so. That is it. Well a week or two before my hubby's bday I decided...."I want to do something about my acne...I want clear skin. No m
  9. What is Green Cream and where do I get it? BP is clogging my pores very very badly.
  10. Great...so lay off the BP as much....I definelty did not have those little bumps...and large cluster of blackheads before. What is Green Cream?
  11. Anything in particular to exfoliate with? I have bought so many products within the last few months I am at my wits end. I just read in the other thread that BP could have caused my pores to become blocked. Has this happened to anyone?
  12. What? So now BP is breaking me out too? Cuz nope...I didn't have these little bumps like this on the side of my face. I have some rather large ones also all along my jawline. So stop using BP and do what? Ugh..this is so maddening.
  13. So then do they just go away on there own? I am a bit confused.....it is like the left side of my face has exploded.
  14. So will that bring the bumps to a head faster? I have a clump of them on my jawline(period time), and they are frustrating me to no end!
  15. All brown marks do not fade. I have had some that did within a few months...but I still have a lot of them left after years (2 to 3 years.) Maybe it depends on how dark ur skin is.
  16. Any particular at home microdermbrasion? I am Black, and have dark browm skin.
  17. What other things did u try before the St. Ives? I am using Witch Hazel, Tea Tree Bar and BP right now. It is working okay...but I really want to get rid of these hyperpigmentation marks.
  18. My sister in law (she is 50) said she had horrible acne (cysts) before she had her son. However, when she got pregnant with my nephew her face was completely clear. It stayed clear after he was born. He is 31. Now all she uses is Eurecin face cream. Her skin is flawless...you wouldn't even be able to tell she had acne. I think it was definelty hormones with her. I know women go through so much when they get pregnant hormone wise that it makes sense to me.
  19. Did anyone's dermatologist state why the acne came back like that? And at the evel it was before or sometimes worse?
  20. Yeah, I know this is the normal mindset. And a mild amount of purging makes some sense to me, but not a drastic increase in the severity and locations of breakouts. I know for me, the marks I got from the breakout I had from the Differin are much worse than the mild acne that I had. I know red marks aren't permanent, but they do stick around for awhile - and I am very fair-skinned, so every little mark shows up on me! I really think there needs to be more independent research on these produc
  21. The same thing happened to me with Differin. I also wonder what the truth behind the whole "purging" thing is. I think if something is making you break out someplace you never have, then there must be something else going on other than the purging out of existing acne. I think for some people it irritates the skin enough, that the result is new, inflammed acne. For me, putting up with the initial breakout just wasn't worth it - not for the mild blocked pores and occasional chin zits that I