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MadisonMarie last won the day on July 12 2015

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  1. For me, one of the worst parts of suffering from adult acne (moderate and sometimes, pretty darn gnarly) is the anxiety and pain associated with low self-esteem. I NEVER leave the house without makeup, and have a minor panic attack when camping, traveling, or sleep-overs are involved in my plans (how will I wash my face? Will people see me without my makeup? I'll have to get up at 5 am to get ready, just so no one will see my bare skin...). I also model, and you can imagine how hard it is to see
  2. On the right column, click on 'daily sunscreen'
  3. Here you go, darling: http://www.skinfitaustin.com/content/amazon-approved This site is a really good resource for safe products Enjoy the sun!
  4. Good It takes 3-6 months for skin to renew itself, so I think you're in the right mind-set. Think of this too: for acne sufferers like us, that don't have results with quick fixes, we get the benefit of living and maintaining a super healthful lifestyle, even if it's forcibly. To be honest, I wouldn't maintain the diet/exercise/water-drinking routine I have if it wasn't for acne....in some weird, cosmic way, acne may be saving my life (in the long run).
  5. You may want to check out something alternative like acupuncture, in addition to all lifestyle changes. I've seen improvement with this. What changed in your life recently? Do you have any idea as to what may have started your outbreak? Sometimes is stuff you'd never expect.
  6. Sounds like you're on the right track, keep it up. It's very important to keep face bacteria under control as well (use a regime similar to the one on here or mine) - clean towels, pillow cases, etc. with gentle laundry detergent (Tide free and clear). Also, start dosing on those probiotics to replace gut flora: http://totalprowellness.com/products/renewlifeultimatefloracriticalcare50billion60vegetariancapsules
  7. You're not a 'bad person'; acne sucks, period. I've wasted hours being anxious and depressed about my appearance. As rough as it is, keep your thoughts as positive as possible. Remember, making yourself more stressed-out is making your acne worse. Take all of that alone time and turn it into something productive (learn a new skill, accomplish something rewarding, etc.), all the while chanting internally "my acne will heal" - that's your new mantra. Check out my "I'm clearing" blog, it has some l
  8. Can you tell me about your oil cleansing experience because I just started it Hey there girl, So my experience was awful, but I also wasn't doing it correctly. For about 6 months, I used only coconut oil and warm water on my face (and saw great results for the first 4 months or so). My mistakes were: 1. using coconut oil (use jojoba oil, from this site too) 2. using a wash cloth (I loved the feeling of rubbing my make up off, but I think it was too harsh and abrasive) 3. using the
  9. I wish you the best of luck, this along with a good might work for you. Probiotics are usually in most grocery stores, but if you're not near a store that carries them, go to amazon: http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Probiotic-10-Billion-Vcaps/dp/B0031RJXCK/ref=sr_1_19?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1436457083&sr=1-19&keywords=probiotics This is a good middle-of-the-line brand. Keep them in your fridge and take on an empty stomach in the morning or before meals. If you like kimchi (fermente
  10. We have similar acne types. Take a look at my blog post (I have my regime there).
  11. Be careful with this. It may work for a while (like the oil method did for me) and then get severely worse. I personally believe all of that bacteria and all those plugs needs to be healed with benzoyl peroxide, etc. before real healing occurs. Also, yes, get off the antibiotics and start on some hefty probiotics (to replace gut flora necessary for healthy skin).
  12. Do you think your regime may be too harsh for your skin? Go back to basics (cleanser, moisturizer, benzoyl peroxide) and change lifestyle habits (listed in my blog). I've struggled since 12 and I'm finally clearing.
  13. Hello everyone, I've had moderate acne since I was 12/13 (I believe my acne is mostly hormonal and make up related). I'm turning 27 this month, and my struggle has only worsened through adulthood (until recently). I'm sharing my regiment with the world with hope that it will help some of you. (Also note, I just purchased the basic kit through this site, and I will update once used for 30 days). *Failed attempts include: antibiotics, Spirolactone, topical Retinol, ProActive, endless over the co