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  1. Yeah I've been hesitant on doing it. Mostly because A) I would have no clue what I'm doing or using, and B) I'd never want to get called out for using it one day by my friends or family. But I suppose the latter would depend on what I'd be using if it were noticeable or not. Wish there was something different than "makeup" to use for guys, although anything to cover up your face would be perceived as makeup... The struggle of acne scars... haha
  2. Recently a male friend of mine shocked me when he said he's been wearing some sort of makeup for some time now to cover up some of his deeper pink and purple acne marks and discoloration. I knew he had acne before I met him, but since I've known him he's had a clearer complexion, much clearer than mine. Barely a blemish. Now, I'm not too wild about the idea of wearing makeup as a guy, I don't know if it's a popular thing to do for male acne sufferer after they've cleared up to cover up the
  3. I was prescribed Tretinoin Cream 0.05% (Retin-A) for three plus years for acne related issues, not for scars. But I can tell you that in my case, it did more damage than it did good. It's less sensitive than BP is, but it's still strong enough to cause red blotchy patches all over my chin and cheeks where I applied it. They don't go away for months. It's because Retin-A destroys the bacteria on your skins surface while also damaging healthy skin cells. It's great for short term use on people
  4. So I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place... After trying every OTC treatment and home remedy, diet and food elimination, vitamin/mineral supplementation, along with a couple prescribed antibiotics, creams, and prescription grade face washes, I still have mild acne. The last thing I tried before coming to terms with going back to my Dermatologist was Vitamin A (specifically a natural sourced gel capsule derived from Fish Liver Oil - NOT Retinol, etc.). I took 2 pills a day at 25,000 I
  5. Hey guys, I'd like to ask you how I could get my dermatologist to prescribe me a generic version of Isotretinoin, formerly the US version of Accutane. My acne today is between mild and moderate severity. It fluctuates, but I usually break out badly a handful of times each month. On a normal day, I consistently get almost a dozen new white heads everyday and my nose is plastered with blackheads that won't scrub off. In 2014 I had my first unusual experience with Cysts. I have 4 of them la
  6. This is probably a stupid question, considering people are looking for a cure for hairloss from taking B5, but has anybody had success in taking something alongside B5 that actually grows hair? I've just recently started taking B5 at 3 grams a day, separated in the morning and night, alongside L-Cysetine, which is supposed to help with hair growth. I've read some articles about taking L-C in equal dosages to retain the oil in the hair, assuming that might be the issue to prevent the B5 side
  7. Neosporin and Vaseline do very different things. Neosporin is a combination of 3 antibiotics. It won't cause scarring. From my personal experience every time I had a wound, using Neosporin has most certainly still left a scar over the wound... Just like every acne treatment, medical treatment, anything in common medicine in the world, something that works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. Here here. Perhaps you have an allergy to neosporin? This is actually very commo
  8. While this is very early in my daily regiment, I've found shocking success in this: When I was 13-14 I began getting severe acne. Not cysts, but really just covering most of my face. While being put on Tetracycline by my Doctor, then Minocycline by my Dermatologist, along with Retin-A cream, nothing seemed to work perfectly. Minocycline is known to cause liver damage and the Retin-A I used for years had burnt and discolored my skin. While over the years, at age 19 now, I'm a guy with light a
  9. Neosporin and Vaseline do very different things. Neosporin is a combination of 3 antibiotics. It won't cause scarring. From my personal experience every time I had a wound, using Neosporin has most certainly still left a scar over the wound... Just like every acne treatment, medical treatment, anything in common medicine in the world, something that works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another.
  10. By "dehydrated skin", I'll assume you mean "dry skin". I've got a similar problem and cured it with something so simple... it's been around forever... Vaseline. It's got 97% moisture retention, more then the next best thing, Coconut Oil at 20%. What I do is a spray a mist of cold water from a spray bottle on my face immediately after coming out of a shower (nothing touches my face, not even a towel - you should always air-dry your face, regardless) and put on a thin film of 100% Pure
  11. It could be a number of things really. Anything that starts from the nose or lip area really should be checked out. While I have acne, I've had a skin infection that looked like acne turn right into Impetigo, and that stuff is nasty without immediate antibiotics to cure (I love my sensitive skin...). While from the photo it looks to me like just your run-of-the-mill acne that has clumped together (has happened to me many times before). But it looks to be unusually red and raw around it that
  12. Neosporin has broken me out too many times to count. From personal experience, I'd avoid it if I were you. I use Vaseline on my face. It's pure, non-comedogenic, and does the exact same things as Neosporin does for your wounds. Plus, you're less likely to see scaring from Vaseline than you are Neosporin. I found that out the hard way. Just a thoughtful tip.
  13. Since you've learned your Vitamin D3 deficient, that could be a signal for a potential "cure". If you supplement then you might see improvement. I tried D3 but it didn't seem to be working terribly well. I'd ask your doctor about what dosage of supplement you should take to make sure you get enough to retain a normal intake of D3 (and hopefully assist with your acne!).
  14. I'm not quite up on the scientific terminology of acne itself, but s.epidermis is a new term for me. I thought P. Acne was the generic term for acne. It sounds as though you have another bacteria infecting the area that could be more treatable, as you say it's a staph infection of some kind. Possibly see a dermatologist to see if something more can be done once you've learned it's something different causing your acne? I sincerely hope something works for you!
  15. Yeah everything diet related you listed breaks me out as well. It sucks how easily we can break out just eating a tiny amount of these trigger foods.. But anyways honestly there's too many factors that cause acne, I guess vitamin deficiency was causing most of mines. Unfortunately everybody has to spend months or years experimenting to find theirs. It took me 3-4 years It ends up being difficult to find things to eat at some point. Especially when you're on this website looking at everythin
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