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Everything posted by klessard

  1. I don't think there would be an interaction. I don't use salicylic acid myself, but I use BP while being on Prozac. Your pharmacist or doctor would be the best person to ask though.
  2. BP makes your skin more sensitive to the sun (upping your risk of a sunburn) so whatever you do, wear SPF 50 and re-apply regularly! Sunbathing is so bad for your skin regardless..if you want the look of tanned skin, getting a spray tan or using a self-applying tanner is the way to go. Not worth the risk of skin cancer
  3. Yes, I've found changing my pillow case every 2 days (I flip it over every other night) has definitely helped my skin
  4. I don't think you need to worry. There's a possibility it COULD have spread the bacteria, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just keep doing your cleansing routine.
  5. Cystic acne is THE WORST. I have found some relief from using Renee Rouleau's anti-cyst serum.
  6. I'm not that careful....I figure if it's already there, the damage is already done. I don't think using the CPAP machine would cause scarring. I'd definitely run that by your doctor, since you do need a CPAP machine to breathe properly. What I would do is just make sure you disinfect/clean the machine where it touches your face (Same idea as cleaning linens that come into contact with your face, etc)
  7. That makes me so happy to hear!! It's such amazing stuff!
  8. Yup, it'll be fine. If the consistency is off, or it looks weird, I would contact the company to see if you can get a replacement, but it should be fine!
  9. Have you ever heard of a derma-roller? I used one for my husband's acne scarring and it really helped to smooth out his skin (paired with a renewing serum). Be careful of ordering cheap ones though, as they're not regulated.
  10. Ah gotcha. The Rodan and Fields one is sold online only, but the Eucerin one should be.
  11. If you only notice it when you eat certain foods, it could be a sensitivity or allergy? You should talk to a doctor and see if you could look in to it further.
  12. I wouldn't say "cure", since I still have to treat it daily to keep my cystic acne away...but what has gotten my cystic acne to go away and allow me to have clear skin (using the regimen twice a day, of course) is Unblemish (made by Rodan and Fields). I was hesitant, since I had no luck with the acne.org products, but I only agreed to try it since it had a 60 day money back guarantee. Never thought anything topical would work for me, but I have clear skin now and I'm so thankful. (Thankful I
  13. 100% agree! The cause is so specific to some people, that what works for one person may aggravate another's acne. It's SO hard. Like Karen mentioned above, maybe your dose is a bit too low? See what your doctor thinks...I hope you figure out what works best for you soon! And if you ever need to chat, I'm here.
  14. Would you consider trying the birth control pill to see if it helps your acne? This helped my cystic acne MILDLY.....wasn't a cure, but it may be worth looking in to. Let us know how your dermatologist appointment goes! I'm curious to see what they recommend for you. Hang in there!
  15. Hey there! First off, totally agree with your username, lol. Acne DOES suck. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time finding something that works for you. Where do you currently live? Reason I ask is, the regimen I use is unfortunately only currently sold in the states, Canada and Australia at the moment. It was my last ditch effort before I was going to get my doctor to prescribe me antibiotics - Accutane was a huge no for me...the side effects just weren't worth it to me; acne seemed like t
  16. I find the no name brand makeup wipes from Independent grocery store (Loblaws in Canada) are the best for my face. Never got breakouts from them.
  17. I did....unfortunately I came to the realization that BP has to be a long term solution for me. I found one gentle enough that it doens't irritate my skin anymore though, so it's okay...but that is my reality if I want to continue having clear skin. If you're really opposed to using BP, I would use salicylic acid, like the poster above suggested. I find BP to work better for me, personally though. It's all about finding what works for you. Good luck!
  18. I don't necessarily agree. Dairy is a huge part of my diet, and I was able to get rid of cystic acne I had been struggling with for 13+ years. I won't disagree that diet may affect some people, but it doesn't affect everybody. Sounds like he's already tried and didn't find success with cutting out food groups.
  19. Sounds like your skin really didn't like the products and they clogged your pores. It may be taking a while for your skin to renew and "purge" these products. Give it a couple more weeks if you've never experienced acne before. Your skin should go back to normal.
  20. Before you go on Accutane, try Rodan and Fields! That was my last ditch effort before resorting to antibiotics and Accutane. Figured I was just buying time before resorting to antibiotics but it worked. Good luck with your acne; it is incredibly frustrating to have to find what works for us personally.
  21. Not to condone an unhealthy lifestyle, but I'm glad you've found relief from your acne! You do you, girl Sounds like you've found your happy spot.
  22. What are you currently using? Let's start there, and go from there!
  23. First off, I'm sorry you're having to deal with this! Dry skin can be very irritating and frustrating, especially when you're trying different methods and products. Hyaluronic acid is definiitely beneficial to use, even if you live in a dry climate. It attracts moisture from the air, and keeps your skin at an optimal hydration level...so definitely continue using that! Have you ever heard of Rodan and Fields? They have a regimen called Soothe that is specifically made for rebuilding the ski