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  1. Hi, I've been using Tazorac topical cream for the last couple years, and just recently my scalp along my hairline has been itching, burning and peeling like I've never seen. I went to my derm a few weeks ago, and she said that Tazorac is used in chemical peels for the face, and what I have done is used it too close to my hairline and then in turn, have given my scalp a chemical peel. She noted that the scalp is much much more sensitve than our faces, and it cannot handle the strength of this
  2. Thank you for the tips! I agree with you that men do have a tendency to get worse cysts. My acne is hormonal, so I am on Spironolactone that help lower my high testosterone levels which in turn clears my skin. Many women I know like me with skin prone to break outs have that issue...high testosterone levels. Anyways thought I'd throw a few tips on here that work for me. I am exceptionally anal when it comes to my skin. I know exactly what I can do to keep my skin clear, even though I do no
  3. Thank you for the tips! I agree with you that men do have a tendency to get worse cysts. My acne is hormonal, so I am on Spironolactone that help lower my high testosterone levels which in turn clears my skin. Many women I know like me with skin prone to break outs have that issue...high testosterone levels. Anyways thought I'd throw a few tips on here that work for me. I am exceptionally anal when it comes to my skin. I know exactly what I can do to keep my skin clear, even though I do no
  4. Wynne you've completely freaked me out! I have been getting cysts for the past 5 years or so (have had acne for about 18 years) and I had a HORRIBLE habbit of picking and trying to pop them. The worse I'd get is a scab but still I'd put so much pressure on them! Am I going to have deep holes in my face now when I'm older? I've seen women who walk around with very uneven, deep scars or wounds on their face. I feel so bad for them. That freaks me out. so much. As for Just Me Now...I know some
  5. lol youre scaring him Wynne The same thing happens to me at work all the time if I dont wear make up. Tell them its none of their business. Wynne you've completely freaked me out! I have been getting cysts for the past 5 years or so (have had acne for about 18 years) and I had a HORRIBLE habbit of picking and trying to pop them. The worse I'd get is a scab but still I'd put so much pressure on them! Am I going to have deep holes in my face now when I'm older? I'v
  6. emn

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    Oh my gosh you need to drink water! That is the life line for your skin! I notice my skin breaks out if I don't get enough water in one day...and all that sugary pop I'm sure is really taking a toll on your skin! If there is any advice I can give you first and foremost, it is drink a lot of water. I've been battling acne for 18 years now and I can tell you, water makes your skin look better besides so many other good things. By all means, do what you can do to ditch the pop for just 2 weeks, a
  7. I'd say it was a good 1 1/2 months before I saw improvement. I mean after I broke out in places I never had before, I didn't break out there again. I've been suffering from acne for over 15 years now, and consider myself pretty much and expert when it comes to what breaks me out (certain foods, makeups and even shampoo and conditioners) and if I could give you ANY advice Pink, it would be to stop using Loreal makeup. I know exactly what you mean about wearing foundation, but that stuff was no
  8. The exact same thing happened to me also! Within the first month of using Spiro, I had the WORST acne of my life...absolutely awful. I couldn't go outside it was so awful. Hang in there Pink, it's been about 4 months for me now and I'm pretty much completely clear! (few scars from the inital awful breakout). You should definitley stay on it though...I think getting off of it could even make things worse. What do you use on your face? Cleanser, makeup, moisturizer? I have found that people
  9. I know this is not a drug you can stay on for very long (at least that's what my derm tells me) so is there anyone out there that's been on it for years and gotten off of it and still stayed clear? Or does anyone know of anyone who has? I'd like to have kids in the next couple of years and am worried my face will explode when I get off Spiro when I'm pregnant.
  10. I had an awful awful break out a week or two into taking spiro also...breakouts all over to the point where I had never seen my skin that bad. But I'm clear (or clearer :) ) now. Definitley hang in there. Oh and I am also on Tazorac at night (and Duac in morning) and when I first started using Tazorac (about 3 years ago) it completely made my skin red and peel all over. I hated it, but it was well worth sticking to it! What I found to help cover my skin when it was so red and peely was Lanc
  11. Great to hear your skin is looking better! I've been using Spiro for about 1 month and a half now (this is second time around though...before I was on it for almost 2 1/2 years) and my skin looks so much better then right when I started it! I was wondering if you would mind if I make a suggestion. I've been battling acne for about 16 years now and from my experience, Neutorgena and Clearasil did nothing but break me out (all that stuff with harsh chemicals is awful!). Even though they say th
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