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phoebeb

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  1. I'm going to try applying either grape seed oil or safflower oil in earnest. (I did use grape seed oil a while back, but wasn't totally committed). I see that you have switched to safflower oil for topical use, is that what you would recommend in general now? I know my skin tolerates grape seed oil, but would try the saff if you believe it's more effective. Thanks in advance, and thanks for all your info!
  2. Hi dgan, I just ordered dermaflage yesterday. Looking forward to receiving and trying it out. Are you still happy with your results? I have both types of scars- I'm hoping I can work with it and learn how to use it for ice picks as well as larger scars. Did you have any better results with covering your ice pick scars since your original post? There seems to be a "learning curve" in the application. I ordered the acne starter kit, not the original scar kit. I've tried juvaderm fillers fo
  3. I notice no one answered... So how did it work for you? I just ordered dermaflage. The website has some helpful application tips. Were you pleased with the results?
  4. Oh Snow... good luck with that vino and being able to stick to your new routine! I am so mad at myself! After all the preaching and advice I've been giving, can you believe I tried to help a healing spot on my face last night? I know I have been so sold on this no touch method and it has been really working. Once again, I thought I'd be helping by just a little pressure to get the rest of a biggie out that was healing beautifully! WRONG AGAIN! And I will make that the last time I do somet
  5. Hi Snow, I don't think you need to purchase the Truth Serum. Just mentioned what I was using...not really recommending it necessarily. The verdict is still out on that for me. The BIG thing is to just leave your face alone. I know it is hard after years of being in the habit of squeezing and picking, but I'm telling you: My face is on the road to recovery! I have used every acne medication and unconventional technique imaginable thru the years. Some expensive, some not, and I've finally had
  6. Thank goodness I started clicking around the boards! Until 2 days ago, I didn't realize there were so many others that suffered from CSP. Heck, I didn't even realize there was name for it or that everyone with acne did NOT engage in this behavior! I have been so embarrassed for years too. Acne in conjunction with wrinkles and scarring are no fair! I mean, I don't even have the opportunity to fret about wrinkles for worrying about my active acne and scarring. Sigh. Have you been to the sit
  7. Okay, so I started this post about 1 year ago. Now, finally, I see a real improvement in my skin. It's taken about until now to feel like my acne has "much improved". Whether or not the IUD removal helped or not, I am not sure. I feel like it is the reason I now have nearly clear skin. I still get the occasional problem near my period, but NOTHING like the cystic, angry acne I was experiencing before. Also, about 4 months ago I decided to try yet another product. I am using Acne Free by U
  8. Hi Eleanora, I wish I could say that my skin is perfectly clear. It is not. But it is much better than before. I am still taking the zinc supplements, and eating lots of salad. (don't know if that makes any difference in my skin or not, it's the only dietary thing I have changed). I had mine removed May 20 - 3 weeks ago today. I have had some minor breakouts, nothing major like before, so the improvement could be from the iud being gone now. As a extra bonus, my period lasted 4 days, if t
  9. Very interesting, Thanks for the info.
  10. My doctor had a cancellation and I had my IUD removed today. I asked my doc about the correlation between iud and acne - he hadn't heard of it, but said he would believe it was so. He wants me to let him know how my skin reacts. I'll also keep you informed. I think I'll keep up with the zinc a few more weeks til the copper gets out of my body... Phoebeb
  11. Hi Eleonora, I have been taking zinc (50 mg) since May 1. My acne has totally calmed down. I still get just tiny small zits that are totally manageable- compared to what was going on with my skin, I would call it clear! I'm assuming it's the zinc since before I started taking it I would get monster, sore, acne that would appear, one after another, no matter what I did. I always had 2-3 large zits in various stages on my face. So, maybe the zinc supplements that are helping, maybe I'm just
  12. Well, I hate to dissuade you from getting fitted; apparently many women love the iud. You should do some research to see what you think is right for you. I am tired of these heavy periods and possible acne connection, personally. My skin was perfect when I was on the pill...
  13. Thanks Akko, I will look into the acne-low iron connection. I have endured over 6 years of heavy bleeding and cramping. I just know this thing needs to be out of my body- something foreign inside the body, put there to cause inflammation? It doesn't seem right, the more I think about it. I haven't noticed any difference in my hair - I can be a moody little b---- at times though! I always have a feeling of fullness in my abdomen- whether pre-, post- or during my 7-10 day period... Thanks
  14. Hello acne.org readers, I have had a Paragard copper IUD since I went off birth control pills 6.5 years ago. After I stopped the pill, I broke out terribly. I was not surprised, since I know the pill can help to keep skin clear. I figured I would have to suffer a while with acne until my skin adjusted to not having the skin-clearing hormones. Unfortunately, my skin never cleared up. For 6. 5 years! I am 44 and full of acne! I am so sick of it, I don't know what to do. I have tried the regimen
  15. Hello acne.org readers, I have had a Paragard copper IUD since I went off birth control pills 6.5 years ago. After I stopped the pill, I broke out terribly. I was not surprised, since I know the pill can help to keep skin clear. I figured I would have to suffer a while with acne until my skin adjusted to not having the skin-clearing hormones. Unfortunately, my skin never cleared up. For 6. 5 years! I am 44 and full of acne! I am so sick of it, I don't know what to do. I have tried the
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