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little labbit

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  • Birthday 06/09/1974

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    DDF-Oil Free Moisturizer<br />Benefit-Dandelion<br />Dr. Haushcka-Normalizing Day Oil<br />Chanel-Vamp Lipstick<br />Laura Mercier-Stick Foundation

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  1. i know for a fact that 99% of my acne is exaggerated by my obsessive picking! i spend hours and hours in the bathroom picking at my skin! my arsenal of skin tools included: 3 different blackhead/blemish extractors, 2 sets of tweezers, q-tips, latex gloves and special mirrors! however, if i was especially stressed out i would simply use my fingers to attack every single acne lesion on my face (and chest) and thus causing way more harm than i should have ever inflicted on myself. obsessive ski
  2. i know for a fact that 99% of my acne is exaggerated by my obsessive picking! i spend hours and hours in the bathroom picking at my skin! my arsenal of skin tools included: 3 different blackhead/blemish extractors, 2 sets of tweezers, q-tips, latex gloves and special mirrors! however, if i was especially stressed out i would simply use my fingers to attack every single acne lesion on my face (and chest) and thus causing way more harm than i should have ever inflicted on myself. obsessive ski
  3. i started using retin-a micro over 3 months ago to treat my adult acne. from the very beginning my skin has "purged" daily. everyday there are several dozen new clogged pores and plugs filled with sebum. the "plugs" are so engorged that they sometimes expel white gunk when i just gently rub a cotton ball accross my cheek. my skin is so sensitive that i will bleed and scab when i gently rupture a plug! (only the right side of my face is affected). i also have many stubborn blackheads on my
  4. wow guys! thank you soooo much for the helpful advice! i was initially using benzaclin in addition to the RAM-however, when my derm. put me on tetracyclin and yaz she told me i wouldn't need the benzaclin anymore, that tetracyclin would do the trick. in over a month tetracyclin has not done anything. last week i discontinued tetracyclin and today i applied a small amonunt of benzaclin for 45 minutes as it is super drying to my skin. last month when i initially complained about the excessiv
  5. hi- i am hoping that anyone here knows of any helpful links? (besides the obvious!) i have already seen/read to "retin-a micro-what to expect/healthboards/webMD/drugtalk/askdocweb... .....etc. i have to say that acne.org is by far THE BEST ONE! however- i really haven't found enough about people who have experienced a PROLONGED/EXCESSIVE PURGING while using retin-a or retin-a micro. i am still purging excessively (after 2+ months of nightly use. *been taking tetracycline and yaz for 3+ we
  6. hi- just my little extracting during purging routine- my pores are so clogged w/ white stuff they're swollen and practically bursting! when i wake up it is especially bad-also in the evening-2x a day i am purging -with a clean finger, medium pressure-i just run finger over plugs/pores and white stuff comes out! (that's all the pressure it takes!) -for deeper removal of the white gunk, i use the loop part of the "sephora complexion extractor w/ lance."this loop is different than most that are
  7. what did you do during the purge? i'm trying to research "purging" on retin-a, but i think i have read just about everything-and believe me-there is really not that much info about the purging process! my pores are so clogged w/ white stuff they're swollen and practically bursting! when i wake up it is especially bad-also in the evening2x a day i am purging -with a clean finger, medium pressure-i just run finger over plugs/pores and white stuff comes out! (that's all the pressure it tak
  8. aaaah! 2+ months on RAM-still purging alot on the left side of my face/hairline. white stuff fills every pore and comes out with minimal pressure. i also have tiny white hairs coming out of every other over clogged pore. some pores are dark in color-they are also filled w/ white stuff. it never ends. the skin in that area has become ultra irritated b/c i have to release the white stuff twice a day, i have several scabs-but they fall off quickly along w/ the filled plugs. am i doing the
  9. thanks for the feedback! 'cept i have moderate acne, not mild... and i have been using retin-A for 2+ months. (3 weeks for tetracycline + yaz) in addition to RAM because my derm. said we needed a more aggressive approach... so, i am hoping if anyone out there who has MODERATE acne uses accutane, and at what point did you decide to go that route? t'anks!
  10. i have moderate comedonal acne + blackheads and have been using: retin-A micro-2+ months-minimum results-constant purging! tetracycline-3 weeks-no results yaz-3 weeks-no results at what point do i consider accutane...or not?
  11. i have been using RAM for 2 months now. i have developed small white hairs on my face. these hairs usually sprout up with white pus filled bumps. anyone else?
  12. i have dozens of tiny blackheads on my upper lip. i tried to squeeze them, but the area is too sensitive. nothing happens. they have been there for years but i tend to forget about them as they are small. i can really see them close up and at times when i am having a break out a few may get bigger or blacker. i currently use retin-A micro but would not dare put it on my lip area! anyone else have this problem? any suggestions?
  13. i've been tweaking my regimen over the past two months: i have very combo skin: dry+oily. RAM makes it extra dry, red and it's peeling. i have a few scabs from horrific purges that occur almost weekly, although less frequently than when i began treatment. morning: wash face-burts bees orange essence facial cleanser moisturize face-DDF ultra lite oil free moisturizing dew + 2 drops dr.haushcka normalizing day oil under eyes/lips-reviva vitamin e stick afternoon: (only if any make-up needs to
  14. i started using RAM (2 months ago) for treatment of closed comedones/clogged pores on my cheeks and jawline. i have very stubborn blackheads that NEVER went away with extractions, facials, glycolics, AHA's, masks and steam. i went through a HORRIFIC initial purge on RAM. it lasted over a month. every single pore on my face purged white stuff quite easily. 2 months later, every pore still purges almost daily, although it is not nearly as severe as the first month. my derm told me to conti
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