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  1. I just got prescribed this and retin-a micro today (my first derm visit ever, after 6 years of acne.) I never wanted to use antibiotics, so I'm a little worried about trying this, but I might as well, since I already spent the money. My derm didn't say anything about waiting 30 mins before applying moisturizer, but it's probably a good idea anyway.
  2. So, she recommended I use Cetaphil as my cleanser and Neutrogena Healthy Defense as my moisturizer. She prescribed me Aczone (dapsone) gel, 5%, twice a day, and Retin-A Micro, .04%, once a day. She also suggested oral antibiotics, but that's something that I'm very wary of trying, so she said we could wait to try that later if these tropical don't seem to be enough. I was just wondering what experiences other people have had with these prescriptions. What can I do to limit irritation? Any tips o
  3. I'm curious as to what you guys thought of Dan's Blog today. What are your thoughts?
  4. If you think those are bad, you should see me! I've found that vitamin E really helps. Right now I'm using it from a capsule (poking it and putting the oil onto my face) at night. It's also available in bottles. It has not clogged my pores or caused breakouts (in fact it's help clear me up,) but other people might react differently to it. My other advice: 1) Don't pick your skin, ever. This makes it very hard for your skin to heal itself and causes more marks and scarring. 2) Try a moistu
  5. I use 400IU capsules nearly every night. They've helped clear my skin and fade scars, but the ones that I have smell terrible. They aren't sticky, but they are oily. It usually gets absorbed into my skin very quickly though. I want to find a new source of Vit. E that doesn't smell bad, but I'm afraid other capsules/oils won't work. What do you guys think? The ones that I have now are a dark golden color.
  6. Have you heard of Isolaz, or tried it? It seems like it would be great, but I tend not to trust this kind of thing (seems too good to be true, if you know what I mean.) So, I'm wondering what other people think of it. I guess it's fairly new, I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before now. Anyway, I'm really interested in hearing anyone's opinions on this! Thanks! Here's the website if you have not heard of it: www.ISOLAZ.com
  7. I've been wondering, with this regimen, should we just try to let our scars fade naturally? Is there something else we can do to help diminish scars that won't interfere with this? I know turmeric juice has been mentioned for red marks. Would that help those of us with dark hyper pigmentation? I've experienced the same thing. The dead skin mask seems to eventually go away on it's own. However, I have been letting water touch my face maybe once, sometimes twice, a week in the shower. So I'm no
  8. Just thought I'd say, I've been doing this for a month or more now (not sure the exact # of days.) I read the idea in a different post. It seems to be working fairly well for me. It's not a quick fix, but it seems to make my skin healthier. I still get pimples, but they're usually much smaller and less frequent. The main thing to make sure you do when trying this is to not pick or mess with your face. That is really very important. The main idea with this "regimen" is letting your skin heal its
  9. When I first got acne it was mostly my chin, then after about 3 years it got a lot better on my chin and got worse on my forehead. Then about 2 or 3 years later it got better on my forehead and a lot worse on my cheeks/jawline.
  10. It's day 35 and things seem pretty good. The main thing I've learned is to not mess with my face at all: No picking and no scraping off dead skin. I also try to limit my time in the sun since I'm not wearing sunscreen and I don't want my scars to get darker. I do rinse my face when I'm in the shower, every once in a while. I try to use conditioner instead of shampoo so it's not as drying on my skin when I rinse it out. It all seems to be working well. Even if this doesn't clear my skin up afte
  11. I have the same thing happen to me after I take a shower (I let water run over my face if it feels dirty enough.) The main thing I've found is to NOT remove this. I removed that white, dead skin, mask once. The next day my skin seemed great, then the next day I had a horrible breakout and it was as if I was back to square one. This is what I do now. It seems to be ideal: 1) When you get out of the shower, very gently pat your face dry with a towel or your hands (if they're dry.) 2) Then run