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  1. Thanks for the reply Powdered Peach. I read some bad reviews on Makeupalley for that Clinique take off the day one. Sounds like it broke a lot of people out so I was kind of afraid to try it. I'm surprised though because usually Clinique prods don't break people out, most are oil free, etc. I may give it a try if I get up the courage but not until my skin calms down from where I am now! I'll look into the Estee Lauder one, I wonder if it's oil free?? Oh I totally know about those make up wipes
  2. Going through another bad breakout period I have a number of active cysts, red marks, and brown hyperpigmentation, pretty much all on my chin and around the mouth area. Of all the foundations I have tried, the one that really seems to disguise the best and color matches my skin best is Estee Lauder Double Wear. I know there are a lot of other proponents here for this foundation and I can't say enough good things about it. BUT - my main issue is that the stuff is so concentrated (literally goes
  3. It's funny (ok not funny kinda sad) I was in my Dermo's office the other week yet again for more painful coritisone injections to shrink up several whopper painful deep under the skin cysts. I went in completely bare faced, no make up or concealer. All of my red scars from a bad recent flare were showing along with about 6 active inflammed raised cysts. Mind you I am 41 y/o and still dealing with this crap. been going to see the same derm for the last 20 years and they are frustrated that noth
  4. At 39 mine became worse than ever (after battling it on and off since 14 y/o), so for me I don't think so. but everyone is different.
  5. Clean and Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub. I love it. It's oil free and does not strip your skin of moisture. It smells really nice and has little micro beads that make your face feel all minty, tingly, and cool after you use! It takes off make up really well too and inexpensive, $6.88 at CVS.
  6. Spironolactone is the only thing that has worked for me long term and I've tried just about everything else over the years. I'm 39 y/o and have had cystic acne on and off due to hormones since age 14. Current regimen that is FINALLY working: Spiro 100mg a day Aczone topical gel applied 2x day Organic dairy (try to eat nothing injected with hormones) Exfoliate with Clean and Clear deep exfoliating scrub 3 times a week Avon Anew Glycolic retexturizing peel (helps fade leftover red marks) Hope
  7. I too am pale and oily w/ sensitive skin. Estee Lauder Double Wear - it provides great coverage without looking too cakey. You def. have to apply moisturizer under it though or it will look cakey. You also need to use an exfoliator to take it off because really seeps into your pores - goes on a lot like paint! I use Clean and Clear Deep Action exfoliating scrub. It's a great oil free exfoliator regardless of whether you are trying to remove foundation at the end of the day. Lots of people he
  8. I've been on spiro for about 9 months started on 50mg per day and worked my way up to 100mg a day which is what I currently need to stay mostly clear. My periods have been completely regular the entire time, I'm 39y/o and haven't been on BCP for years.
  9. For the first time in a loooong time I haven't broken out with any new cysts in 2 weeks. Actually been afraid to say anything here so as not to jinx my good run. A little background - 39 y/o female been dealing with hormonal adult acne on and off since 14 y/o. In December started Spironolactone about 2 months ago bumped up to 100mg a day. Around May started exfoliating every other day w/ Avon Anew glycolic peel retexturizing pads (Thanks Wynne) Last month switched to organic dairy and started
  10. I have seen a nice improvement since adding Aczone about a month ago. Def. have less actives, not as many new cysts and they don't last as long. What I like about Aczone is you don't have to avoid the sun like you do with retinoids, tazorac, and most other topicals. Good luck!
  11. That is definitely odd and may indicate an adverse reaction. Most people on spiro see a decrease in facial and body hair and an increase of growth in the hair on your head. Spiro is even prescribed to women who suffer from baldness.. Personally I've been o Spiro since December and my hair has grown thicker and longer than it has been in years but my facial and body hair grows much slower and not as much.
  12. As you age you can develop these brown spots, sun exposure causes the skin to produce more melatonin, resulting in a darkened circle of skin esp if you have fair skin. Be sure to wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 at all times to avoid getting more. My dermo also told me that certain medications like birth control pills and acutane can also cause brown spots to appear. Some women get them when pregnant as well due to the hormones. If the spot is bothering you that much you can ask your dermo about hy
  13. I remain skeptical as well, we know Acutane works for a good majority of folks because hundreds have posted their long term results and success stories, same with Dan's regimen, antibiotics, diet changes, hormone therapy, etc.....but it doesn't seem like anyone has really been on Niacin long enough to say.
  14. I've seen a lot of recent posts about Niacin success but everything I read is from folks who just started it, nothing from anyone who has been on it longterm. So my question is for those who have been taking Niacin (the non flush variety) more than 3 months, can you please tell me: A. What kind of longterm results are you seeing with your cystic acne that can be directly attributable to niacin? B. What kind of side effects have you experienced? I am concerned that on the bottle at the phara
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