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Ziggy84

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  1. Hey all, I'm a 24 year old guy and have had acne since i was about 16. I started using BP 5% and found that it worked reasonably well, but it made my skin really dry and red, so i used it on and off, hoping that i would grow over the acne. After 5 years nothing had changed, so my GP send me to a derm who immediately suggested accutane (pretty weird in hindsight since i had never tried other medications like retinoids and/or antibiotics). I knew about the risks associated with accutane, but ac
  2. My advice would be to follow the derm's advice . Your son can always start with topicals if the acne relapses, but with accutane there is a good chance that is cured for a long time.
  3. Hey all, I've been on a course of accutane and unfortunately i relapsed a few moths later. I've been using BP which seems to work better then pre-tane and although i still break out it's much better under control. However, the BP really dries out my skin, so it constantly feels tight, red and irritated (even though i moisterize thoroughly) so now i'm thinking about switching to differin. I was wondering if anyone knows if the irritation caused by differin is worse or less than the irritation ca
  4. Not sure, from what you describe it doesn't seem to be acne. Best thing would be to visit the doctor.
  5. I relapsed too a few months after my accutane course. However, benzoylperoxide was much more effective for me after that course. I'm not sure about the IB on retin-a, have you used it before your accutane course?
  6. Anything by Queens of the Stone Age, preferably their first album. Although i'm also into bluegrass at the moment, Hackensaw Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, that sort of thing...
  7. So true. Yet i keep letting acne get me down, even though there isn't a single thing in that list that can't be done with acne (wow, had to read that sentence twice to make sure it said what i meant it to say). Silly, isn't it?
  8. hmmm, the comedogenity list on zerozits (http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm), lists both sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate as comedogenic. Idd the laureth is less comedogenic than the lauryl, but i'm still not sure about using it...
  9. Hey all, I'm looking for a good gentle cleanser, but is seems that almost every cleanser for acne-prone skin contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Google shows that most people agree that SLS is comedogenic. I'm the first to admit that this isn't a very reliable source, but i don't want to take any chances. Can anyone give me some advice concerning SLS?
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