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About funkydiva77

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    Wellington, New Zealand
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    God, My husband, My son, Treating Acne, Riding Horses, Singing, Beboing, trademe/internet shopping

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  1. funkydiva77

    Acne and Pregnancy

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  2. funkydiva77

    Acne and Pregnancy

    hi there, has anyone had their acne disappear when they became pregnant??
  3. I didnt say that it didnt?? Accutane did work for me ..........until i came off it???....... and like the rest of us that come of it guess what happend??? You need to find the root cause of your acne, anything else you use is a band aid, accutane being the worst and most dangerous of all followed a close second by BCP.
  4. Ive had great results with the Holy Grail product for blackheads Avon Anew Retextursing Peel which is the equivilent to a 35% glycolic treatment at the clinic. I also use Differin every other day which works in a similar way. Basically for blackheads use a the baby brush method daily (method in my signature) and a glycolic acid product with no less than 10% glycolic acid. Both products speed up cell renewal, therefore sheds the skin faster than normal so your blackheads will come to the surface quicker and scarring will heal faster also. This will not prevent your acne but will clear what acne and scarring you do have faster. For prevention you really need to find the cause, (mine being caused by insulin resistance) everything else is just a band aid. Accutane being the biggest and worst one of all.
  5. Wrong!! I notice acne on any and every face if they have it. Therefore ppl are going to notice it on mine
  6. funkydiva77

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    Doxy doesnt even work. You get more side effects from doxy and no relief.. Also you get an initial breakout and a breakout after you stop taking it.. just crap!! Wish I never took it and I warn everyone when they ask a question about it here on the site. Are you male or female?? I have found that good old BCP (Diane35) works wonders for acne, would prefer it over accuatane any day. Side effects of accutane are chronic not to mention dangerous??
  7. funkydiva77

    not liking doxycycline..

    I would definately look into BCP. Recomendations are Yaz and Diane35 but I havent personally tried Yaz but they both work to regulate/block excess androgens. HOWEVER your acne will worsen really badly over the first 3-4mths and you will think its not working and only making things worse. I nearly gave up around 4 mths and was afraid to even go outside without makeup on. Great news though Im coming into my 7th cycle/month on BCP and Im at the point where I only get one pimple just before my AF.. I suffer really bad comedomal acne and I dont get that anymore, my face used to feel like braile and I would pick and dig just to clear the pores now its smooth as babys butt but with scaring damage from the picking and digging. Glycolic acid has worked wonders for the scarring as it works by peeling the top layer of skin speeding up skin cell renewal. However there are side effect to these BCPs too as some people cant take them if they have blood clot or stroke risk. I mean unless I have to come off BCP or want a baby I will be taking it indefinately. Bad skin is damaging to ones confidence and self image, its just not worth it..
  8. funkydiva77

    not liking doxycycline..

    Doxy doesnt even work. You get more side effects from doxy and no relief.. Also you get an initial breakout and a breakout after you stop taking it.. just crap!! Wish I never took it and I warn everyone when they ask a question about it here on the site. Assuming you are female I have found that good old BCP (Diane35) works wonders for acne, would prefer it over accuatane any day. Side effects of accutane are chronic not to mention dangerous??
  9. funkydiva77

    Be honest!

    Who said it worked??
  10. funkydiva77

    Going off Diane 35 (birth control)?

    Well I am NEVER going off it unless I absolutely have to!! just aint worth it, no way!!
  11. funkydiva77

    Need help choosing an AHA

    Avon Anew Advanced Retexturising Peel - Cant go wrong!! This is the Holy Grail (as a previous poster put it) for comedomal acne!!
  12. Doesnt work topically!! it should go on the list of most ridiculous methods tried running close behind baking soda and toothpaste. However the benefits are endless when it comes to using green tea internally.
  13. funkydiva77

    Help for hormonal acne

    I would be really interested to know this also? I want to use this cream so much but im hard pressed to find a GP here in NZ that wont laugh at you and refuse to prescribe it because they dont know enough about it?? grrrrr
  14. So do you have PCOS??
  15. funkydiva77

    People who used Differin

    Yip I use both but never together. I get irritation from the glycolic acid only and from the moment I apply for about 30seconds or so? People have issues with getting dry skin using these products. My skin is so oily im only wishing for that flaky dry skin that I hear some talking about??
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