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Everything posted by Xicanabear

  1. thanks! Started a healthy diet today...we'll see how it goes as this is not the first time I've tried it.
  2. This sounds very interesting.........I wonder where we can get it.......any idea?
  3. I use the aqua glycolic facial cleaner about twice a week for my cystic acne. It works ok, sometimes better than other times depending on the condition of my skin. More than anything it sorta helps even out skin tone. But don't expect results over night. I've been using it for over a year. You have to use it on clean dry skin.
  4. My whole life practically (10 years) I've blamed acne for not taking risks, jobs etc because I've always been so insecure. I have always felt that acne has truly impeded me from making/doing things. But you know what?? I have to take responsibility for my life and no longer let acne impede me. Maybe my acne is a reflection of not letting go of the past, of the "what ifs" and regrets. I'm miserable now because I feel powerless because I give that importance to acne. My theory is that hopefully as
  5. I had blue-light therapy done about 2 years ago....it helped a little but not for the price I paid....but I'm gonna try incorporating good oils into my diet including evening primrose oil, I was having some success with that when I lived in SD.....
  6. You're young. Your story is very similar to mine, I took too many pills and creams when I was younger and now 10 years later my skin is paying for it with resistant acne. My advice to you is to let your body heal itself, drinks lots of water, try bp and avoid harsh chemicals. I'm 26 right now and I'm on tretinoin cream even though they had prescribed it years ago but I never followed through. Like you, I would take antibiotics for 1 month or 2 until it cleared up, and a few months later it was w
  7. Wow...thanks everyone! Deep down inside I knew this (but not to the extent that duchamp mentioned, thanks so much for that info) but really I just wanted someone who's been there to tell me...I kept changing my mind about 5 times a day. My family's seen me suffer for years, at first my mom flipped out when she saw all the side effects and so did I so I didn't do it the first time the doc offered it....I was 17 back then. Now that I'm 26 my mom is encouraging me to just get it over with, to take
  8. Ok, so a little about myself. I'm 26 years old. I've had acne since I was 17, nearly 9 years. I suffer from bacne as well....yeih . I've been on many types of oral antibiotics, creams (prescribed and otc). I've tried diet changes in the past, zinc, vitamins, lifestyle changes. Some of this worked temporarily but not to the point where I felt confident, but the moment I skipped, it came back with a vengance. I have come to the conclusion that I have resistant infected acne. I went to the derm 2
  9. Hi Duchamp, these products didn't work for me in the past because they made me break out horribly (which is an IB) and I stopped right away instead of continuing, they say things get worse before they get better....but I just didn't see the end in sight so I assumed they didn't work for me....maybe they don't. That was years ago. I'm known for starting treatments then reading reviews, then freaking out and stopping. Now I'm 26, not that I'm more mature but I am older and I just really want to
  10. Hey I'm on the exact combo like you for 1 month because next month (end of May) I start accutane. I had taken minocycline in the past (years ago) and it made my acne resistant....I regret it big time. But this time it's only for 1 month until I can go on the accutane, hopefully it will help with the IB..........I'm super freaked out about it...keep us posted with your progress.
  11. duchamp, yes my acne is severe. Prior to seeing the derm I stopped using bp (two weeks ago) because I wanted him to see me skin "broken out" more than usual. The derm didn't hesitate to prescribe accutane. I'm supposed to start next month but I'm still not sure. I asked about aczone, and he said it's usually prescribed post-accutane....for now he put me on minocycline (which I've tried in the past) and tretinoin cream (which messed up my face in the past) and bp in the mornings 5% for the month
  12. Haven't been on this site for months. I'm going to the derm tomorrow (finally, after waiting 3 months...but I don't know if I should be excited....they messed me up years ago and now my acne is resistant) but I'm going to ask about this even though my acne is severe....the only thing that sort of controlled it was bp but I'm tired of using it because it really dulls my skin and has given me premature wrinkles........I'm scared of using accutane, anyone with severe acne tried this?
  13. What's the secret of the e-book? I've read a book like this before....what's the difference with this one?
  14. Thanks for the advice, I usually take evening primrose oil with zinc but I haven't taken it in a couple of days, I will try incorporating extra virgin olive oil as well. I've used hiblicens twice and I don't notice a difference yet. How long did it take most of you to notice a difference?
  15. I just purchased Hibiclens today and washed my face previously with AHA then used the Hibliclens for 1 minute before rinsing it off. Right now I am experiencing the worst breakout in over 1 year. My acne is resistant to just about everything and right now its nodular and cystic and I have a lot of scarring . I really hopes this works. Today I skipped dinner barbecue at my boyfriend's house because of the condition of my face, and I hate missing out on so many things...but he totally understand
  16. Hello guys, just my input. I live in San Diego, 15 minutes from Tijuana (Mex) and I actually got some treatments in Mexico which effective (blue-light) in a clinic called Millennium Cosmetic and Laser Institute in Tijuana. My only problem was that my acne returned. For mild acne, it's definately worth a shot. They have different services, and the majority of their clients are American. It's a very nice clinic. The reason why doctors place themselves in Tijuana is because they have accessibility
  17. wow congrats! You look great! How are the side effects for you? I want to try it but I'm scared...
  18. Hi LakerChris. It might be retin-a it's known to cause a "purging" but supposedly it gets better. I didn't have the guts to stay on it, because it broke me up probably 3x times more than you.......but my skin never recuperated. the only thing that controls it is benzoyl peroxide, and I haven't used it in a couple of days (trying to use just water and soap) and I'm breaking out a lot again...oh, btw, you're a handsome guy, with our without acne. =) Hope all is well!
  19. I have these too.....are you using anything specific that makes your skin more sensitive to the sun? I notice this happens to me when I spend more time on the sun....they turn reddish-purple and take forever to heal. Don't pop them, they will drain on their own, and your body will absorb them.
  20. Hey doriang, I think I may also have this similar problem, although I haven't gone to the derm. please keep me posted about what they tell you!!! Thanks, hope all is well...
  21. Here is one of my old posts where I talk about using mineral salt in a masque I invented, you can read my other posts about it. It's now been over 1 week since I made this masque and I am impressed with the results. I mentioned in an earlier post that my bf got me some sea salt scrub called "Etre" which has mineral salt suspended in oils from the dead sea. This is what I put in my masque if anyone is interested: -A nickel size of the etre mineral salts -half a teaspoon of ACV -Mint julep ma
  22. I wrote a post about using mineral salt on my face and a power masque that I invented with the mineral salts and the results I was having......nobody responded. but glad it worked for you!
  23. Thank you corvettelexi, that pic is like 2 years old.......the one of him alone was from last weekend. My skin is crappy, that pic hides it well because of the makeup.
  24. PrznKing, in my case, I know some girls that like my bf. He's actually a very good-looking guy and he has a great sense of humor (that, along with his looks is what attracts girls to him). The thing is, I really value myself, and I didn't settle for just any guy. So girls, know that you're worth a lot, have self-respect and value yourself. The guys that look for these qualities will find you. Here are some pictures of my bf and me. What do you guys think? ' http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r2