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Everything posted by Pinknika

  1. Hi I am having the same exact problem and it is really starting to piss me off. I had a really good run of getting clearer with my regimen I was using but not so much anymore. I have been tracking my hormones for about 3 months and I'm seeing the same pattern you are, I breakout about day 7 of my period, and then around ovulation bam more breakouts, then about day 2 of my period I am completely clear no breakouts then a few days later breakout. It's a vicious cycle and I'm not exactly why it's h
  2. Nevermind, I found it. That was easy. I actually never have looked at logs. Now I am going to spend a crazy amount of time reading even more! lol
  3. Thats interesting, I have never read that users log or anyones log really. Can you post a link to their log? I want to read it. Thanks!!
  4. Yeah it only took about 4 months of complete diet/supplementation/skincare for me to really see an effect. But in that amount of time, I didn't get 100% clear, only 75% so hopefully in a few more months I will be 100%! I will definately keep everyone posted.
  5. Thanks. I am excited that I am on my way to clearer skin. I do breakout still but not as bad, I would have to say that my breakouts are a lot more small and tiny compared to the huge cystic mess I had. My skin is healing faster too. Yeah gotta stick with the green smoothies, I know they have to help.
  6. I have really good oral hygiene, I make sure I floss every night and brush my teeth everyday and I still have acne...I have tried tea that has roobios in it, its the republic of tea brand and its called "Get Gorgeous" I haven't drank it enough to see a difference but maybe I might try.
  7. It does sound like a cyst...I can't really see in the pics but if they are big and painful yep.
  8. yeah! I swear that can happen and does! I think it's a bit like dream supression. like when you have a built up thought on your mind all day that that thought will come into a dream that night,.. I think a similar thing can be said about acne etc. I think its a subconcious mind thing...manifesting and all that. The mind is a powerful thing, I just didn't know how powerful it was with the body. I am wondering...if you can pretty much manifest acne couldn't you manifest clear skin? I have
  9. LMFAO. We should totally have a conspiracy theory board. HAHA
  10. Yeah I feel that way too sometimes. My bf and I have been dating for 3 years now and recently I started breaking out horribly. I know he loves me and he met me when I had clear skin, but still I do get that insecure, she-has-a-pretty-clear- face-why-is-he-looking-at-her? Feeling. But I know that soon hopefully it will be all over and I can get clear again. He can't really touch my face and I know it sucks but I know he loves other parts of me despite my face. Don't worry, he loves you and thats
  11. I kinda get what your saying, I mean I grew up with acne and got clear after accutane and it was amazing how people started treating me way different. I moved because I wanted to get out of the town I lived in and be somebody else, but not because of my acne. I sometimes wish I could move again and start new, I get bored easily lol.
  12. You took accutane by yourself? I didn't know you can get it without a prescription...I took it for about 1 year and a half, and at first my skin was beautiful. Then 8 months later, I started breaking out again...but going back to accutane on your own, I had to get blood tested every month to make sure my liver and stuff was ok. I think its risky to do something like that without supervision of a doctor...anyhoo since your off of it, I would try to find other ways to cure it, naturally holistical
  13. I think you have something there...I used to have bad cystic acne, like 4 or 5 BIG nodules on my face. A few days ago, I was thinking about how I used to break out like that, and I thought in my head how I haven't had a cyst in a really long time. I then visualized what it was like with my cystic acne and what happened? The next day, literally, I woke up to 2 swollen areas that hurt, which a few days later developed into 2 cysts and right now, I am battling them and they hurt and I am freaking o
  14. I have the same thing basically, acne and hirtuism and I really haven't tried much for it. I think I will try this.Thanks!
  15. My bf is the same way, he can eat anything, drink anything and not a spot on his face. It really sucks because we live together and my diet is really different from his and I hate watching him eat something I can't really eat. I actually have a lot of friends who have clear skin and drink alcholol on a regular basis, drink milk and eat whatever. They have beautiful skin. I don't know what it is but its not fair.
  16. Lol I love cheerios! But...I don't eat them anymore...my bf has a box he eats out of every morning and yes, he is blessed with clear skin. He eats ANYTHING and I mean anything and not one damn spot. Sigh. If you think its contributing to your acne, then stop it of course.
  17. Just to add my 2 cents... I have been using max clarity for a month now and in the beginning it was ok...but now not so much. I have done everything, OTC, proactiv, accutane blah blahbah... The first two weeks I started using it, my skin got a weird reaction to it. Like, my face would HURT and BAD especially when I used the toner at night. My face felt like it was on fire and turned like really red and it hurt so bad I couldn't sleep, but I thought thats the price you pay you know? Excruciatin
  18. Hi! I agree, a lot of information on this board can be extremley overwhelming if not conflicting. Everyone who has responded so far has given great advice, I would say to start possibly looking into supplements like a multi-vitamin, b-complex and Omega-3. I would also do trial and error, if something works for someone might not neccessarily work for you. In ex. green tea....dr. zit has mentioned that green tea is truly something to be advocated, I on the other hand do not like green tea as it
  19. I get the same thing! I recently started working out a month ago and my back is now horrendous! I have so many cysts now that Im thinking about stopping working out all together. I know the biggest thing is sweat, everyone has been saying it doesn't cause it but I truly think it does...my back gets a lot more sweaty than other places and thats where the breakouts happen the most-and yet my face is fine! Totally weird. Diet is great, I have never been healthier, of course with the occasional slip
  20. hahaha!! Love the pics!! Those are great. Whenever I am craving something like fast food or anything junky I go and I read my prevention magazine, or any other health book. Once I read those, I start to understand again how important it is to be healthy and I just lose the craving. Heres a good site I love to read, I actually printed this out and kept on my fridge, it is good foods vs bad foods. pretty neat. http://www.honestfoodguide.org/
  21. I would also throw in Essential Fatty Acids such as Fish Oil, those have really helped me a lot. Look for something that has both EPA and DHA preferable 100 mg +. B-vitamins are really good as well, as mentioned above. I take all my vitamins with food.
  22. Hi there, I basically figured out by researching ALL my symptoms that my hormones were out of whack. I read a lot about estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency and I seemed to fit the description so I sought out a doctor who specializes in hormonal rebalancing with bioidentical hormones. My mom has taken bioidenticals for many years, since starting menopause, with great success. It's true that progesterone peaks before your period. I personally find that my skin is best right b
  23. Glad your skin has been clearing, I have a question though...how did you figure out that it was hormonal acne and why did you choose progesterone? I am currently researching a really bad breakout I have had recently. This has linked me to pre-menstrual acne because of the peak in progesterone that I have right before my period....is this information wrong? I thought progesterone was the culprit...
  24. I think sleep has a lot to do with it too...I have had insomnia since I was a little kid and I do think it plays a role. I notice on the weekends, when I do get a lot of sleep I wake up looking really good, my skin looks better and I have an overall refreshed look on my face...now to incorporate that sleep pattern with my daily lifestyle is pretty hard. I am still trying to figure it out. I think there was a post somewhere about sleep and sleep patterns and how he cured his acne? I can't find th