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  1. Hi everyone... I recently started taking Yasmin about 1 and a half weeks ago and my hair has been shedding at an alarming rate, I typically have more shedding than I'm guessing the average female does, but lately it's just been insane... a handful of hair per day atleast. Should I stick it out and see if the shedding normalizes or what?? Thanks!

  2. I'm introverted without a doubt. :) I need to be completely alone, online company incluced for atleast 1/4 of my time awake, otherwise I feel like I'm without air or something. I think introverts are very misunderstood by the general population and were often veiwed as rude or anti-social etc. for our actions, and well lack there of, but thats not how it really is, we just need our space and our time alone to thrive and re-energize. Its funny, my sister is the DEFINITION of an extrovert in every aspect, she'll be home w/ out going "out" for like a day and she starts saying things like "I'm dying! I need to get out of this house! I haven't been anywhere or seen my friends in FOREVER!!!" and she is dead serious, lol... where as I'm the total opposite... if I ever go "out" I'm going to need atleast a few days to recuperate from it, lol.

  3. Ben, your poor hair. Glad the new stuff is working. I also would recommend VO5 leave in spray. It's a light conditioner that I spray in my hair everyday after I wash and towel dry. It really has helped the quality of my hair a lot and minimized breakage. Love this stuff.

    Is it called "Vo5 leave in spray" ??? Thanks!

  4. Wow, I was thinking about buying this stuff awhile back but it has sense been pushed to the back of my mind. I'm going to have to get some of this stuff!!! I've heard great things about it online at various boards and Lord knows my hair needs it. My hair is also fried, I started dying my hair a really blonde from just my natural dirty blonde, so... all that bleach has KILLED my hair and its always breaking off all the time, which is hard to watch happening. Anyway, I couldn't of described it any better than the way you put it, whenever I brush my hair so much hair breaks off, and likewise w/ my shower when I shampoo etc.. It really scares me though because my hair used be REALLY healthy and I've never experienced breakage like this (it's been going on for about 9 months) and I feel as though I've lost 1/2 of my hair, I highly doubt it, but it feels that way. My hair isn't nearly as thick anymore. I'm going to try and stop dying my hair from now on and just grow it out and try to get it to a healthy state again. This is going to really help alot in that process though so thanks for posting about this!!!

  5. I don't give a damn if a guy is muscular or not, as long as he's stronger than me (I'm kinda weak, so it shouldn't be much of a problem). Health is more important than muscles. Acne? No problem either. If I find a guy attractive, then he usually is attractive to me with and without acne. Anyway, I always observe and evaluate the personality and intelligence first.

    I totally agree with you, before muscles or whatever else that is whats most important to me and always has been... alot of peole are "attractive" but if I don't find their personality attractive, or if they seem airheaded it's a total deal breaker, more so than ANYTHING else.

  6. I wish I could help out... Idk what thats about, I actually have the problem the other way around... I look terrible all through out the day/night but when I first wake up my skin looks good and calm. =/ It's weird and also depressing because I wake up and I'm happy w/ what I see but then I go in the bathroom an hour or two later and it's disgusting again.....

  7. Oh man :( I've had my picking under control for the longest but tonight I REALLY messed up, it all started w/ just 1 blemish.... as always. Sigh, then I ended up picking/popping like 10 other things that should of never been touched. On top of that I tried to pop an under the skin pustule that wasn't ready! My face looks a damn mess... all red and swollen, and it hurts!!! Ughhhhh... I hate this, my face was actually looking OKAY, not good but not bad either.... now it looks DISGUSTING, and I don't use that term lightly. So, I'm in on this challenge.... praying I can continue to stay pick free as I have in recent months, minus tonights slip up... :(

  8. PS: I actually got clear off this about 2 years ago although I didn't keep it up for whatever reason. I was pretty young back then, so I don't know what was going on in my thought process, lol. Anyway, one thing I should note is that I actually used only jojoba oil to cleanse my skin, I didn't use any castor or olive oil yet still got good results. Also, I remember at the time I would use dickinsons witch hazel toner after cleansing and then treat w/ tea tree oil... please please please though if you do decide to use tea tree oil now or ever, DILUTE IT, you will burn you're skin otherwise and it won't be pretty. I burned my skin about 1 year ago w/ undiluted TTO and still have a red outline of where it was applied. So, just be cautious...

  9. If your skin has been sensitive lately, you may encounter a not so pleasant beginning with azelaic acid.

    I would recommend that you give it a little break (about 2 weeks of nothing) before transitioning to azelaic acid, because a lot of the people who experience the really bad stinging/tingling/itching are usually the ones that go directly from using retinoids or other medications that have irritated their skin to Finacea.

    The key is working yourself up to being able to tolerate it every day, twice.

    Yeah, you're right asia! Right now I don't use anything topical... just dans cleanser to wash my face and then cetaphil moisterizer at night. I will continiue to do so I think until I can get a script. How often do you think I should use finacea once I do get my hands on it? I am thinking just at night to start off, as I don't want to irritate my skin etc etc. Thanks though for you're advice... I appretiate it.

  10. Hey, this really sounds like it would be a win for me! My skins pretty oily w/ inflamed acne, and also non inflamed... so lots of white heads and under the skin bumpies. Also, my pores are severely clogged and my skins very sensitive and always red, blotchy and irritated! What a fun combo, haha! At the moment I'm just washing w/ dans cleanser because my skins been so sensitive lately. This really sounds great though! I would like to try it out ASAP! originally I was planning to try out BHA and then include mandelic, but this sounds so much better and would really tackle my problems from all angles if it does work for me so I'd prefer to try it out first before moving into any other options. Btw, thanks for this thread, a really nice person lead me to it, and I feel very blessed for that becuase I normally never even visit this section of the boards, and I would of never came across it otherwise. Also, does anyone know if it would be possible to just call my GP and get a script for this or do I have to go to the derm and get it??? I'm currently taking Doxy 200mgs a day which is controlling my inflamed acne really well but is doing nothing for the non-inflamed acne or my clogged pores... so, I'm looking forward to trying this out. I don't plan to stay on the doxy... I'm going to start taking ortho tri-cyclen soon and incorporate some supplements so hopefully that will give me some help skin wise. Again though... thanks for this thread! And an extra thanks to the person who lead me to it. :D

  11. I think you should take his word and trust him. The beautiful thing about you two's situation is that your bond has been formed by your personalities and character.

    You're both self conscious. Why? If you deeply care for each other, insignificant physical attributes are rarely the end of a relationship. You both have built trust. He wouldn't be disappointed. Disappointment from meeting the girl he's loved in person for the first time is not a recipe for disappointment.

    The most tired cliche in the world is "Tomorrow may never come". However, it applies in this situation. Two people who love each other as much as you two do deserve to be able to see each other in person and have a great time together. I bet he looks right past your acne. I don't notice it. I think of how warm I feel when speaking to a girl I like. It's something that only happens a few times in our lives. I'd say it's about time you take that chance.

    See... this is soooo true jezebel! I think you should go for it! I read you're post and again, totally relate.. I was thinking after I posted that, "a pimple and a few clogged pores"??? What I wouldn't kill to have that, lol! :(. But anyway, nike is right... you do have something VERY special. My bond w/ my bf is also mostly mental/emotional and I realize that I will most likely never find a person I connect w/ on the level I do w/ him... but it's just me myself, and I... I look at myself in the mirror and I don't want him having to look at this person. :( I know he doesn't care and has seen me w/ my skin bad, but still, its *me who isn't able deal w/ it... he loves me despite all my flaws, and viseversa. I think the same is true to you're guy too.. I honestly do. Also, like nike said... "tomorrow may never come"... if you don't see him, and something happens, w/ out doubt you will regret it. So, although I do relate and understand what you're dealing w/ try not to let you're mind get in the way. Plus, if you're anything like me I know you're probly a makeup pro by now from having to apply it so much so I'm sure you can get you're skin looking half decent even if you're breaking out really bad. :D So yeah.... another vote for go for it. :)

  12. Hey... I completely understand what you're dealing w/! Acne and relationships just don't mix... well, atleast for me. Also, my bf knows basically everything about me too... but I never really mention acne, ever. It makes me really uncomftorable and embaressed, and normally I won't even see him unless I'm having a "good skin day". I can't tell you how many times I was supposed to meet him somewhere only to suddenly not be in the "mood" to see him... it's really sad, I can't even count how many times I've done this, and he always takes offense to it, but I can't really explain the reason you know? it's just embaressing... like hey, sorry I don't want you seeing me because my skin looks like total shit today and everyday :(. I can't say that, and I don't think he would begin to understand how down it gets me. Plus, it's just ike damnit! I want to just be able to throw on something, put on some mascara, eyeliner, and lipgloss and go see him! AT ANY RANDON TIME I PLEASE. But, thats not how it works for me sadly =/. Not at all.. Sigh. If he likes you for you though, Idk... I don't think he'd care much if you had a pimple or a few clogged pores to be honest... actually, alot of people are able to look past acne relationship wise.... when it comes down to it, it's really just a matter of US beging able to look past it, and that is just not something I can do right now. :( Well anyway, goodluck and I hope that you do decide to go see him, even if it means waiting for a "good skin day" if thats all you can handle for the moment. Btw, you're lucky... love is rare these days. I would know. :wub:

  13. My dad had no issues ever I don't think, my mother had mildish acne until she was in her 20s... she still gets an occassional zit every now and then. I don't think she ever had acne near as bad as I do, my younger sisters acne probably resembles hers back in the day. she has a smooth, even toned, poreless complexion with a few scattered inflamed zits that have now been 99% eliminated w/ BC and a SA wash... not fair :(

  14. Hi Brit... I also have clogged pores, and actually mine are much bigger/deeper than yours and also unfortunetley COVER my cheeks/forhead/chin/jaw... it's very strange not to mention extremely depressing to have skin that doesn't even look like skin in all these areas then have poreless perfect/smooth skin elsewhere. So I can relate to what you're dealing w/ in that aspect. To be honest though if I could get my skin looking 1/4 as good as youre I would be so happy I can't even tell you. I also deal w/ inflamed acne, whiteheads, and under the skin little bumpies... and to put the icing on the cake my skin is extremely sensitive, and therefor always red and blotchy. :( So please, try not to let this get you down.. you are beautiful and I'm telling you, you're the only person who notices these very very minor skin imperfections.

    Try to keep you're head up. :)

    PS: You have a very nice tan, clogged pores or not... do you live in a sunshine state???