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akko last won the day on March 30 2014

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  1. I had a bad breakout that lasted 2 years, and got clear maybe 5 years ago. Seeing smooth skin on my forehead was a magical feeling that I still indulge in every now and then. For the first 6 months I was so happy to be clear, but also completely superstitious about saying or even thinking that I had beaten it. It had happened so many times before that I thought I had found a cure, only to break out terribly again. After 6 months I started to allow myself to think I had beaten it, and it hasn
  2. I don't know if this would work, but you could try washing your forehead with nizoral shampoo twice a day. I had something similar on my forehead a few years ago, and that cleared it in about a week. If you want to rty it, make sure you leave it on for 3-5 minutes so it has time to work. If it's the same thing I had, you should see improvements in just a few days. Good luck!
  3. Hey, I don't know if this will help, but in my mid twenties I had the "greasy yet dry at the same time" skin condition, along with a bunch of clogged pores and general blotchiness. My skin looked awful- and this was after almost never getting any acne in my teen years. Turns out that it was a case of yeast overgrowth, probably brought on by a long round of antibiotics I took for a UTI. I washed my face with nizoral to get rid of it and I got clear in about a week. Good luck!
  4. Hi NLKing,I used to have something quite like what you have: small bumps on my forehead that stuck around for 2 years. Mne were a bit more severe though. I finally figured out it was fungal related by coming to this website (derms were no help at all I'm afraid!). I've been using Nizoral shampoo 2% as my morning and evening cleanser for around 5 years now. I usually let it sit between 3-10 minutes, but I occasionally let it sit for much longer (like 45 minutes) if I get caught up in somethi
  5. The baby brush method is my favorite way of exfoliating manually. All you need is a cheap baby hair brush with soft flat bristles like this one: http://shopping.indiatimes.com/baby-toys/baby-furniture/rikang-baby-hair-brush-and-comb-set-white/42511/p_B1682340 Just rub it on your face gently in circular motions for one minute or less, and you're done! I find it super gentle. You can clean the brush with rubbing alcohol if you want to disinfect it between scrubs.
  6. Hi, It sounds like what I used to have: lots of tiny clusters of bumps along my hairline and forehead, filled with hard sebum. In my case, I got rid of it by washing my face with Nizoral shampoo- letting it sit on my face for 5 minutes before rinsing. In less than a week they had dried up and flaked off. It also got rid of that oily-but-flaky skin. You should give it a try!
  7. hey! did it itch?ever? i mean my bumps itch. could u check this?http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/327793-temporary-raised-bumps-on-face-all-of-a-suddenthat-itches-and-mostly-turns-reddish-but-goes-away-after-a-whileplease-help/#entry3339359 and http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/328366-bumps-or-spots-due-to-fungal-folliculitissureor-blind-try/ see if this is any similar? http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/327793-temporary-raised-bumps-on-face-all-of-a-suddenthat-itches-and-
  8. Hey! Those pics really make me think of fungal folliculitis. Here is a description of it with pictures: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=485898# the thing about fungal folliculitis is it doesn't respond to traditional acne medication- in fact it can become worse. I had it for two years before figuring out how to get rid of it- by using an anti-fungal soap. So if you've tried everything and it hasn't worked try washing your face with Nizoral shampoo. Just lather
  9. You're welcome! I hope it works- Head and shoulders should work also, but I find it more drying. Make sure you got the "Classic Clean" version- other versions of Head and Shoulders might have added conditioning ingredients that could clog pores.
  10. Folliculitis occurs mainly on the forehead and sides of cheeks, but can occur anywhere on the face, so yes it's possible. Give it a week to see if it works- if this is what you have, there should be improvements after just a few days.
  11. Your picture reminds me a lot of what I used to have on my forehead. Turns out it was fungal folliculitis. Check out this page for more info: http://facerealityacneclinic.com/articles/folliculitis.php I got rid of it by washing my forehead with nizoral shampoo twice a day. Make sure to let the shampoo sit on your skin for 3-5 minutes before rinsing. I had it for two frustrating years before I found out what it was, but once I started washing with nizoral it went away after about a w
  12. Yeah, as spotthedifference said, the "wrinkles" willl probably just be dry skin because BP is drying. Make sure to moisturize if that happens. Good luck and hang in there!
  13. First off, congrats on your amazing progress! 85 to 90% clear is fantastic. I'm also around 95% clear, and personally, when I have 100% perfect skin(which happens maybe a few times a year) I actually get way more obsessive and stressed about figuring out what I did to make it that way, and then trying to keep it that way. I never have been able to figure it out (or keep it that way) and when I inevitably get a little blemish, it brings me down. It's like, when you've attained the top, then
  14. Yeah, I'm now convinced sugar is pretty awful. And this is coming from a total (former) sugar junkie. I thought it wasn't a problem since I was thin, but watching this talk on sugar really swayed me. It's just not good for you.