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  1. Monni


    AHA is a chemical exfoliant, and so it makes your skin cells turn over more quickly, gets rid of a gross layer of dead skin, and helps even out your skin tone. Red marks (not textured scars, but temporary discoloration left over from acne) will go away more quickly. It's not a miracle treatment and won't get rid of all your red marks, but it does improve your skin's appearance a lot, and I say this from personal experience using an 8% glycolic acid product every night for about 9 or 10 months
  2. Get a different doctor. Period. There was a study published recently about the high percentage of doctors that let thier own personal ethics/morals interfere with their practice. The issue of the pill was a big one; not just for young girls suffering from acne, but also those that suffer from severe menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding. Doctors said they would not perscribe the pill to young teenage girls, (though mediacally it's the best course of action), for fear that it would encourage/condo
  3. Chick pea salad, with avacado, red peppers, onion and cucumber. All mixed in a balsamic vinigrette. Yum!
  4. I think I'm giving up this regime. It feels great, but I don't think it's prevented or helped heal my acne at all; it just sort of freshens up my skin.
  5. I don't drive either, but I get around by bus or bike. Maybe those are better options for you. I hate depending on my parents for rides and things like that, it's so inconvenient.
  6. Your skin looks pretty good to me. I think that staying away the BP cleanser is best because it's too harsh to use all over your face, but you could still use BP as spot-treatment when you feel pimple coming on. I think that drying out your skin can cause a lot of damage. I use the dip method too, but try to only dip my problem area (my chin). I think that drying out your skin with chemicals and harsh cleansers is much worse than just hot water.
  7. You might have a mild form of Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) (not a full-blown problem) "a mental disorder, which involves a disturbed body image. It is generally diagnosed of those who are extremely critical of their physique or self image, despite the fact there may be no noticeable disfigurement or defect. Most people wish they could change or improve some aspect of their physical appearance, but people suffering from BDD, generally considered of normal appearance, believe that they are so
  8. Are you male or female? Female What is your age? 25 Did your acne start when you were a teenager or adult? Adult Have you used anything that has worked to cure your acne only for it to return? Several cleansers and toners Do you think your acne affects your relationships, job, socializing, etc? Yes. I never want to go out or see anyone when I have a breakout.
  9. I think coffee drinkers who don't drink enough water to compensate might break out, but I don't think it's the coffee itself. At least I hope to God NOT!
  10. All you need is a good (gentle) cleanser and maybe toner. I wouldn't even classify that as mild acne.
  11. Wow, your skin is positively glowing in those recent pics! What products are you using?
  12. I've been doing the dip once in the morning and once at night (only cleansing before the dip at night). I've been getting a lot of tiny whiteheads, but no more painful pimples YAY! Although the scars from my last couple of breakouts are still very visible and haven't cleared at all. From what I can tell, it has kept the major inflamations at bay, while only giving rise to small protruding whitheads. I hope that the whiteheads will eventually stop appearing if I continue the regime for a few mo
  13. Well, I'm gonna have to stop buying Dove. No more God those pics are disturbing...
  14. I have the same fear that this is what I'm doing to my skin, but I just can't break the cycle because the oiliness drives me NUTS!