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rachel31

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  1. rachel31

    Day 13

    Good morning !! Sorry I have not blogged in a few days. I've been super busy organising things for my holiday in 19 days. Yyeeehhaawwww !! Disneyland here we come. I cannot wait !! Ok so ... today and over the past few days my skin has been doing really well. The burning from the peel has subsided and as it has been 7 days since my peel the 'new', regenerated skin that has formed is beautiful. Especially on my cheeks and forehead. Previously I had quite bit of hyper-pigmentation on either
  2. rachel31

    Day 9

    Yer I'm from the UK : ) I'm on roaccutane for my cystic acne which is certainly helping to control it. The same can be said for the chemical peels. My skin at the moment is doing quite good. I only have a few pimples from the 'over-use' of the preparation H, which you are quite right is non-comodegenic. But again I HAD to use this because of the burns. I have stopped using it for a few days and starting using hydrocortisone 1% cream as its replacement to help control any left over inflammation f
  3. rachel31

    Day 9

    Well ... I have well and truly learned my lesson. I have also come to the conclusion that my vanity gets the better of me far to often. So you remember me telling you the other day about how my scabs from the peel had flaked off and my skin looked good and I went to the tanning salon ... blah blah blah ?? Well ... due to the tanning ... my face got worse yesterday. It turned bright red again and quite raw as if I had been sun burned - I obviously had from the tanning right ?? It was the most sto
  4. rachel31

    Night 7

    amoxilworx ... thanks first and foremost for reading my blog. Its much appreciated. Alot of what you expressed in your comment above is personal opinion. Yes oil for some can cause acne breakouts. For me it helps soothe and moisturise my skin when applied as a mask alongside honey and or natural yoghurt. The hemmeroid cream was something I had to apply to my face not out of choice ... but out of concern from the burns as a result of the peel. It has actually been extremely helpful in helping to
  5. rachel31

    Night 7

    Good evening folks ... ...Ok so ... I woke up to very tight, dry, crusty brown skin round my mouth this morning where the peel had burnt my skin. Luckily I had done a little research yesterday and purchased some preparation H ointment (yes the hermmeroid stuff) which was fantastic for healing the burns. I mean literally this shit helped heal the itchy, raw, red skin overnight resulting in all the brown nasty dead skin flaking off this morning. Hallelujah !!! The skin underneath is very ten
  6. rachel31

    Night 6

    Eurgh. I am a douchebag. I woke up this morning to be greeted with extremely dry, irritated and raw skin. I made the mistake of giving the lemon treatment a bash last night to try and lighten the acne scars around my mouth and I obviously didn't have my sensible head on because if I did I would have known this will irritate the chemical burns on either side of my mouth from overuse of the quinoderm. A little concealor helped even out the redness during the day but I was in pain. My skin crack
  7. I had my derm appointment within 35 days of seeing my GP. & I was given tane by my derm on the spot. I'm from the north east. I was also given the waiting times for 3 hospitals in my local area so I could choose accordingly ... I chose the one with the least wait time obviously hahaha. & my GP printed out the referral appointment slip for the hospital, which was helpful as it had my NHS number on it & a reference number for the derm appointment should I need to amend it xxx
  8. rachel31

    Night 5

    Good evening lovelies. My apologies first and foremost for not updating last night. Sunday is a busy day for me as I take my grandma shopping and I have housework to do so I did not get a chance to log in last night. Sowwi !! Anywhoo ... I have a few things to report. I had 3 small pin head pimples today (that I couldn't help squeezing). Eurgh. Luckily they were only small so not too noticable. During the day though another 2 small pimples erupted ... buggers ... so I have decided to take a b
  9. rachel31

    Night 3

    Happy Saturday folks !! Boy I needed a day off work today. Shame I spent most of last night coughing. Eurgh. A sore throat is looming ... man flu ??? I hope not. Anyhoo ... ... not much to report again. Had a slight headache most of the day until I took paracetamol. I dont think it was from the tane though. I think it was caused by waking up a few times during the night and thus lack of sleep induced disorientation and headache occurrd. I do however, have a small cystic pimple right on
  10. rachel31

    Night 2

    Good evening guys. Not much to report today really. It is only the second pill I have taken so I don't expect to have a reaction, good or bad, just yet. This morning and after I bathed earlier, instead of applying my usual blob of quinoderm I smoothed my face with organic coconut oil. Now not only do I smell like an exotic fruit ... yummy ... my skin is nice and smooth. Like a babies tush. Aaahhhh. I have followed my usual daily skin care routine and drank copious amounts of water. Oh
  11. Hey ! My name is Rachel. I'm a 25 year old white female from the UK and I'm a long term acne sufferer. I'm new-ish to these boards ... in the sense that I've never really posted any comments ... sent messages, etc ... but I'm an extensive lurker of the site having registered 6 years ago when my cystic acne was at its worst. I'd like to give you a little background info on myself if you dont mind. I always find its best to start at the beginning ... ... I started to get acne in my early teens
  12. Good luck to you both also. Take care.
  13. Hey ! My name is Rachel. I'm a 25 year old white female from the UK and I'm a long term acne sufferer. I'm new-ish to these boards ... in the sense that I've never really posted any comments ... sent messages, etc ... but I'm an extensive lurker of the site having registered 6 years ago when my cystic acne was at its worst. I'd like to give you a little background info on myself if you dont mind. I always find its best to start at the beginning ... ... I started to get acne in my early teens
  14. hey guys... ...i've been on 'tane for just over 2 months now n my skin has improved drastically. cystic acne...gone. whiteheads...gone. breakouts...very minimal. unfortunately i've been left with some hideous red and almost black looking hyperpigmented marks around pretty much the whole of my face. before i had acne (like 6 months ago) i noticed that when my skin had a slight tan (not over exposed or n e thing) the redness from previous acne i had when i was a teenager seemed to fade, or rat
  15. hey guys. i've had acne for like...a decade...and boy have i obssesed over it! only recently, one month and so many days into taking 40mg Accutane daily, have i noticed that the more you let your face dry out...the less it breaks outs! is that totally crazy? this weekend i applied a liberal amount of Dan Kern's BP because i though hey!...why not? lets see if it works. and it does! it has helped eliminate alot of my little pimples as well as 1 huge mo-fo on my chin. the only thing i'm worried a
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