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  1. Are you really sure that you have excess testosterone? Having acne does not always mean you have it in excess, sometimes it is just that your sebaceous glands react more than usual to normal amount of testosterone. Generally speaking, excess testosterone in the body is often linked with external indicators but the best and safest way is to check with your doctor. If that's the case you can try spearmint supplements or tea. There are a few promising studies about this but everything in moderation
  2. Pores size are genetic but they can appear larger than their natural size. It happens a lot when you have oily skin and debris (sebaceous filaments/blackheads) filling your pores and stretching them overtime. It that is the case, which seems to be on your nose, making sure your pores are clear will enable them to shrink overtime. If you are finished with accutane, ask your derm for a prescription retinoid. This is the best product recommended by derms to clear pores and build collagen which, ov
  3. Overtime, studies have shown that it is the case. However, you could benefit instant results when paired with topicals containing niacinamide and green tea extract for example.
  4. Seems like retentional acne for the most part but your skin is not bad. Switch your glycolic to salicylic 2%( paula's choice bha lotion is a good one) since bha is oil soluble meaning is goes deep into your pores. And let the lotion really sink into your skin a couple of minutes before moisturising. Adapt the frequency to your skin sensitivity and build from there. Make sure your clanser is sulfate-free (too irritant) and add a simple gel moistuiser without any pore clogging ingredients like f
  5. I also have been on differin a long time ago (now on retin a) and yes, for some people, i have heard some dermatologists say that even this is rare, the purge can last longer. But given what you say about retin a, i would move up to retin a if I were you. I would make this process much quicker and retin a is more effective than differin. You can have retin a in online prescription sites (be carefull otherwise) if you don't have access to your derm. You can still use bp products in a wash or in
  6. Maybe differin is not strong enough for you and you have to move up to retin a, or maybe your acne does not respond the most to retinoids (but note that for some people, the purging lasts more than 4 months) and you could try over the counter bp products. I would not stop differin if you want to use bp though since they work at different levels. (Some prescriptions even mix adapalene and bp). Start with a low percentage (less than 5%) maybe in cleanser( cerave) and then in a leave-on form. Sin
  7. Do you suffer from cystic acne? Is it the kind of pimples that takes a lot of time to come to the surface if they do? I have been looking into your cleanser. This is not the best, really and there are no active ingredients to help acne. I really think you will benefit much more from a benzoyl peroxyde wash at a small percentage (less than 5%) a couple times a week like cerave acne foaming wash. Bp is a very powerful antibacterial (more than the azelaic) and in a wash form, your skin will to
  8. Just make sure if you choose mineral powder that it is only mineral, that is to say it only contains silica, titanium dioxyde, zinc oxyde, mica, iron oxydes maybe some kaolin, corn starch and various plant extracts and that's it. No talc, no oils and coconut derivatives ( coco caprylate, caprylic triglyceride, alkanes...) which are often found in mineral powders to offer a "glide" and no silicones. In general when you buy skincare: no oils, no coconut derivatives, no mirenal oil, fragrance free
  9. The barepro one is really less likely to break you out as opposed to nearly every other liquid foundations on the market. Believe me, i truly look at the ingredients. I have even tried it on myself and I am also very acne prone from cosmetics. Pure mineral powder makeup is the safest option ( and also the only type of makeyp that is not supposed to make you break out) but it is true that it can look a little bit more "unatural" looking if you want fuller coverage. It depends on what you like and
  10. Bareminerals barepro liquid foundation has great coverage and has a true matte finish. You have to apply it with a very dense brush ( they also provide one) and exfoliate your skin very well before applying it. If you like jane iredale, their beyond matte liquid foundation is great but it doesn't last as long as barepro and is less matte (semi matte i would say). It also has a coconut derivative that can make some skin break out but since you say that their bb cream (which also countain the
  11. Look for a strong salicylic product 2×a day if you can tolerate it (paula's choice clear plus lotion is a good one). I find that if a don't put anything on top for 20 min, it works better. You can even rince it after a while. If you already use that kind of product, look for differin which is available over the counter in some countries. You can use differin at night in combination with sa in the morning or alternate the days. It all depends on your skin's sensitivity. Then moisturise with a lot
  12. Sorry to answer you so late. I did not read your post. I am so sorry that it could not help you. The last way to go is tretinoin. You can have it from your dermatologist or from a website like dokteronline or curology that make you in online contact with a dermatologist. (Be carefull with other sites and fake products) Before i was on tretinoin, i had to cover my face with salycilic acid morning and night in order to keep my pores clear from the gunk. But my pores remained enlarged due to e
  13. Purito comfy water sun block. It is mineral only and non comedogenic
  14. You seem to have ice picked scars. These are very very difficult to treat at home and you NEED to go to a very good dermatologist to have a diagnosis and a proper treatment. I would say laser could be less susceptible to make bumps from what i can see in photos from before/after procedures but again, i am NOT a professional. If you want some results at home or before going to the derm , the best thing to try is Anteage growth factor. Their ones are derived from bone narrow. You can check the bl
  15. First, tretinoin shoud be prescribed by a doctor and you shoud be aware of the ones you can buy online very easily: these are often fake products. Some medical sites in some countries can provide tretinoin after you answer a few questions with the supervision of a doctor. If this was your project, then it is ok. Then, you shoud NOT combine in the first place tretinoin with aha since you may experience massive irritation at the begining. After, and only if your skin can tolerate, it could be pos