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  1. I found this Quinoderm Cream over the counter at Tesco's pharmacy yesterday and thought I'd give it a try. Its 10% BP and 0.5% Potassium Hydroxyquinoline Sulphate (not familiar with that one! ) I've been on prescription Isotretinoin gel for about 4 weeks now and it hasn't made much difference so far. I applied the Quinoderm last night before bed and woke up with the calmest looking skin I've had in months! The active acne I had is drying up and the red marks left by old spots have faded to
  2. Hi _Morris_, thanks so much for your reply. I have got active acne...I've had continuous breakouts for about a year and the doctors are unsure what's causing it at the moment. My skin is oily but the Isotretinoin seems to be drying it out a little which is great. I think I'll take your advice and not use anything in the morning, I've noticed my skin can feel a little sore in the mornings after using the gel the night before and don't want to irritate my poor skin any more. Just out of intere
  3. Hi, Just got back from the Doc, he said I should remain on Oxytetracycline for now and prescribed Isotretinoin 0.05% gel which he said I should just use at night. At the moment I use the Proactiv cleansing wash morning and night followed by a SA lotion but thought this might be a bit harsh to continue with now I'm on Isotrex. Should I try a really mild cleanser instead? I keep seeing Cetaphil cropping up in people's regimen, would this work well with Isotrex? Also, what treatment should I
  4. Hi, I was just wondering how long you normally give a new treatment before trying something else? I find it really easy to just write something off if it doesn't improve my skin in a week which probably isn't really enough time. What do you guys think?
  5. Hi everyone, I can feel a big sore bump growing under the skin on my chin. It's not visible yet but I can feel it throbbing so it's only a matter of time before I have a massive spot there. Can anyone suggest anything I can put on it to prevent it surfacing? Thank you!
  6. I find one of the major advantages of this regime is that it is much easier to apply cover up compared to using benzoyl peroxide which caused no end of peeling. Which cover up are you using?? Its not my skin that's peeling, the Ibuprofen gel itself seems to go all funny when I put make-up on. It goes all 'rubbery' and comes off in bits. Maybe I need a different Ibuprofen gel? This stuff is Morrisons own 5%.
  7. I tried putting some Ibuprofen gel on a couple of nights ago and even though I still had the same spots the next day, my skin was glowing in a way it hasn't for ages! Last night I used Boots Tea Tree Cream followed by the Ibuprofen gel and I haven't got any new spots this morning and the old ones seem to be healing nicely. I did try and 'spot treat' using the gel but its not good for girls as you cant put make-up on it without it going all funny and peeling off. But so far so good! xx
  8. Hi, I've been on the contaceptive jab for about 8 years now (a long time I know) and for, I'd say, the first 6 years my skin was normal. For at least the last 18 months I've suffered MASSIVE breakouts, as a 26 year old woman I'm totally mortified! My doctor doesn't think its the jab because she said I would have suffered acne from the first ever dose and it wouldn't just start years later. Any views on this? Could my body have just started having a reaction to Depo years after I started or i