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  1. I used to get them, but they stopped immediately when I started taking spironolactone. The spiro stopped my hair and skin from getting oily, and now my hair isn't oily at all. It's great, if you have an oil problem it may be something to look into. If that isn't an option for you, I'd recommend cutting back on any styling products you're using, or only use them on the ends of your hair away from your scalp. Hair stuff is notorious for causing scalp and forehead breakouts. There are also clari
  2. So this week my skin has finally started to get noticeably better. I started my treatment at the beginning of February, and I've been taking 200 mg of spiro, 2 Ery-tab pills, and Yasmine. So I've waited it out and I'm finally seeing some good results! At this rate I might even be almost completely clear by the end of the month. **fingers crossed** I'm now at the point where I still have some minor spots, but they aren't huge or swollen or painful, and they are fairly flat and easy to cover u
  3. Ok... this is totally weird... but I think I went to school with Guy 5. o.O
  4. Haha... this is the EXACT thought that goes through my head EVERY SINGLE MORNING as I get ready for work...
  5. If your acne is hormonal, there are some birth control pills that can actually help a lot. My endocrinologist actually put me on birth control pills to help with my PCOS, which was the underlying cause of my acne and other hormonal problems. So if you're noticing clearer skin, there's a good chance that your acne was hormonal and this is helping to balance you out.
  6. Ok, so I have a tendency to break out in my cleavage, and the area right above it. No other area of my body (besides my face) is so prone to horrible zits. It sucks. A lot. My skin there is a lot paler than on my face, so my makeup won't cover the spots without being really obvious. I'm wearing a shirt today with a little "keyhole" embellishment on the neckline, and if the shirt moves, it's possible to see these stupid zits. Since I started the treatment I'm on, my shoulders have been much
  7. Just wondering, how are you applying the foundation? Are you using a brush, or a sponge, or your fingers, or what? Because that actually makes a lot of difference for coverage. I've found that I get the best coverage if I use a synthetic foundation brush and apply the makeup using small dabs, and then blend it with another round of dabs once everything is covered. I don't get great results with my fingers or a makeup sponge, since those methods seem to push the makeup around rather than laye
  8. I usually start at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0.
  9. My best friend from elementary school decided to "dump" me in middle school so that she could be one of the cool girls. We had been really close and we would hang out every day, until after fifth grade when my parents got divorced and I had to move to another part of town. On the first day of sixth grade, I went up to her to say hi, since I hadn't seen her all summer. She was surrounded by a bunch of the "popular" girls, and she said to me, in a really snotty voice "Do you think your bangs ar
  10. Okay, so awhile ago I read the book "Skinny Bitch," and I vaguely remember it mentioning something about how meat and dairy products in the US are full of extra growth hormones and antibiotics. The author hinted at the fact that this could be the cause of early puberty in girls, cancer, PCOS, and hormonal acne. Now, I kind of took this with a grain of salt, because the authors of the book definitely had an almost political agenda to switch readers over to a vegan diet. So of course they're g
  11. I'm having the same thing happen on Firefox 2 on a Mac. So it's not just you... hopefully it'll be fixed soon... (And the latest full-release MSIE is version 7, the version 8 beta is available too.)
  12. I think it depends on what kind of scars they are. If they're flat-ish, they're easier to cover up than active acne is. Also, scars don't physically hurt as much, so that would be better. And I think I'd rather be done with the acne and have some scars, than still have the acne and worry that the scars are still getting worse. You know what I mean? I mean, it sucks to have scars at all, but at least you're reaching a point where it won't get any worse, so you can know what to expect.
  13. Hmm... acne is what alerted me to the fact that I have PCOS, and possibly early-stage diabetes, so I guess in that way it's a good thing. If those things would have gone untreated, they could have become worse over time. That said, thanks a lot acne, you've done your job, now kindly get the hell off my face.