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About GivingUpHope85

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  1. I've had similar issues with severe burning and redness. It kind of came out of nowhere. My skin was OK when I put the BP on then I had awful burning after applying moisturizer (I was using DK's moisturizer). My face would stay red for hours and the next morning, it would be all flaky. I switched back to the moisturizer I used before the regimen (Oil of Olay beauty fluid) and it was OK for a few days then I had the same issue. I've wondered if it's possible that I have BP allergy - but t
  2. I am looking for advice because my skin is very dry. It is the worst around my mouth. Sometimes it will peel if I so much as smile. I try not to wear much make-up but when I dab on foundation, my skin peels. At the same time, my skin is so oily and shiny. I am constantly using those little oil absorber pads and also powdering my face. I literally have to dab my face every hour or it gets oily again. Is there anything I can do to fix this without further drying out my skin? I am getting m
  3. This is great advice! After washing and applying BP, my skin is so tight and dry that I literally can't move my face (can't smile, speak, eat, etc.) until I apply lotion. It's very uncomfortable. On top of all that, the skin around my eyes gets SUPER sensitive, even though I'm careful not to get BP or lotion near it. I have painful red, blotchy spots around my eyes all day that only look worse if I try to cover them with makeup. I can't wait to try this and will report back with my results!
  4. Hi everyone, I have struggled with mild - moderate acne for as long as I can remember. I was seeing a dermatologist for awhile but everytime they prescribed something that worked, they would decrease the dosage and I would break out again. Eventually I got frustrated and stopped going. Since then, I've tried all sorts of things, including Proactiv (didn't work for long). Ten years have gone by (I am 24) and my acne is not nearly as bad as it used to be. However, it is probably even MORE fr
  5. You mentioned taking multi-vitamins like Omega 3. I don't know if anyone else mentioned this yet, but zinc can also be good for cystic acne.
  6. When I was in middle school, I had pretty bad acne. We had a swimming pool in our school and had to spend a few weeks in the pool as part of PE. I dreaded this. I could use cover up to cover my acne normally, but of course this would all wash off in the pool. One day, we had just gotten out and I was standing with my friend, who also had acne but not quite as bad as me. This girl named Heather walked over and started laughing. I asked what she was laughing at and she called me a "pizza fac
  7. Here's an idea... While you may want to lounge around, eat some comfort food (or drink some comfort alcohol!), don't do it. You will only feel worse afterwards. Instead, focus on improving other areas of yourself. Try working out, or giving yourself a pedicure (sorry, I don't know if you're a girl). Doing things like this will help you gain confidence. When I have a breakout, I go for a long run. Afterwards, I think to myself that once my acne clears up, I'll be twice as happy that I'll h
  8. Hi everyone, I am brand new to this site. I am 24 and have suffered with acne for as long as I can remember. I have seen several dermatologists and used a plethora of different products. About a year ago, I decided to try Proactiv. It has worked fairly well for me, but my skin is not nearly as clear as I would like it to be. I am currently suffering 2 rather large breakouts, leaving me too embarassed to even leave my house I read some reviews about this product and it sounds wonderful. B