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  1. kamran

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    so tested dans aha on my right cheek as a night time moisturiser and i loved it.im planning on using it after every 3 days or so. anyways my question is, is it ok to use under the eyes? as i get really dry skin under my eyes or do i have to use a seperate moisturiser there? thanks.
  2. Hello I start work at 6:30 am and hence leave the house at 5am.. its isnane i know having to wake up at 4am.. but anyway. The sun is not out until lunch time (10am for me) I leave work at 3pm I get very little sun exposure till i leave work... now im using BP and AHA.. my skin area where i concentrate the aha and BP is really really fragile and looks damaged.. its red and it doesnt even feel like skin anymore. (why?) too much chemicals? sun exposure? skin picking? all of the above? Anyway
  3. Ok, I've been meaning to post my journey for awhile. I had been on Proactiv for years and it was the only thing that kept my mild-moderate acne at bay. I had a few issues with it though: the price was a big thing, plus the fact that I had to order it and pay shipping. I longed to be able to just buy products at the drugstore like a normal person. I also started having issues with my skin (forehead especially) being extremely greasy. I'm in my mid-20s and frankly, it was getting really emba
  4. Hi About my journey till now; I'm 19 and have had back acne since the age og 12(moderat to severe i guess). At the age of 16, unfortunately I also started getting it on the chest too(light). So this is the places it is bothering me the most. Though is might be worth mentioning that I have some whiteheads on the forhead as well, but it's getting better. It is first this year that I've started really treating it, except avoiding sugars for the last 4 years. I'm just sad I didn't start before
  5. Hello all, my name is April, i'm 15 years old and thank goodness, I will be starting Accutane around September 7. I've been completely lurking around the site, reading everyones logs and preparing myself. I'm amazed with everyone's results, you guys are so brave, hahaha. I guess this is where I share my story! Well, when I was in 5th grade, at about 11 years old, I started to get breakouts, mostly on my chest and back. I was the only kid on my grade with acne and it was traumatizing. I know that
  6. Ok, so here is my story. When I was about 12 I started getting very light acne that became a bit more moderate as I grew older. I started birth control when I was about 14 or 15, and it cleared my face completely, with the occasional hormonal outbreak each month. Then I stopped taking the bc (OTC Lo, by the way) when I was 20, and my face was okay until about 8 months later when it literally exploded in painful, cystic acne all over my face. I've been assuming that this is a hormonal reaction to
  7. the story so far the last time I had a log here was in 2008, and my skin was far worse with inflammed spots, uneven skin tone and just a whole lotta nastiness. I started on finacea which improved the whole situation and I gradually drifted away from acne.org fast forward a couple of years, and I've stopped finacea (whilst it was fabulous, the side effects of dryness were negating any of the reduction in scarring/acne) and I've been up + down with various treatments, finally settling on avene di
  8. I've recently bought a moisturiser called Fade Out Protecting Day Cream. I managed to get mine for about £8 from ebay, but apparently it's available in Boots too. Anyway, it's too early to say what the results are, but so far the signs about this product are good. 1) It hasn't broken me out at all (after a week's use) 2) I can feel it sting slightly when I apply it to my face (a sign that the Lactic Acid is doing its job) 3) It's been very sunny recently, so the SPF 15 in this product is doin
  9. I've recently bought a moisturiser called Fade Out Protecting Day Cream. I managed to get mine for about £8 from ebay, but apparently it's available in Boots too. Anyway, it's too early to say what the results are, but so far the signs about this product are good. 1) It hasn't broken me out at all (after a week's use) 2) I can feel it sting slightly when I apply it to my face (a sign that the Lactic Acid is doing its job) 3) It's been very sunny recently, so the SPF 15 in this product is doin
  10. I'm 17 years old and I have suffered from moderate acne since I was about 12-13. I've tried alot of things (not Accutane though), until recently I tried taking 50 mg of Zinc a day and voila! 95% of my face acne is gone, just the occasional pimple on my chin or on my cheek (like 1 or 2 a week max, it used to be 3-4 a day). My regimen is the following: 25 mg Zinc with breakfast and 25 mg with Lunch I wash my face with a Dead Sea soap in the morning and at night (contains Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, De
  11. 1) My acne has been pretty much kept in check with Retin-A and AHA serum. However, my skin is still dry/blotchy/irritated. Its really annoying to have visible dead skin on my face and just replaces acne for something to be self conscious about. When I don't wash my face it helps, but is there anything else I can do? 2) Can you get an allergy test for no specific reason? Are they accurate? I know my acne is not caused by oil but inflammation/poor proliferation of skin cells. So I'm guessin
  12. Hey I am on Day 91 of the regimen. Things have been going really well recently, I have been clear for about a month-ish, just working on fading red marks and also had flakes pretty under control. I have tried reducing the amount of BP I use from 1 full pump to about 1/4 pump in the morning and 1 pump at night. All of this has been fine so far. No break outs. However I have been using Lac Hydrin Five moisturiser (which has AHA) in the mornings and Dan's AHA+ every night. Now before when using D
  13. If I'm only using dan's AHA at night do i still need to use an spf for during the day?
  14. Hey everyone! I'm not new to the acne.org boards, but I am new to the vitamin side of acne prevention! My question is, do certain vitamins reverse the benefits of another? Like if I took Vitamins A, D, E, and Zinc, (and maybe B5...maybe not) would that be too much? Would I receive the benefits of each? Thanks so much, guys! Please leave the vitamins you've used and how they've helped as well! Researching vitamins for acne can be so hard, because apparently there are SO many that help...and of c
  15. Hi everyone I've been using Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid and AHA 8% Gel over the past two months with mixed results. Currently, I'm only using the AHA in the evening and only using the BHA on my chest. However, I'm breaking out quite frequently and getting small red dots that never turn into whiteheads + my red marks have only faded a little so I'm wanting to change the way I'm using the two products. I'm considering a few options (as detailed in my log) --- 1 - use BHA and AHA o
  16. I have HUGE pores and I get solidified pieces of hard sebum stuck in my cheek pores (close to my nose too) and in my chin. They are visible sitting inside the pore since my are so large and I can take the tip of my nail or tweezer and flick the contents out of my pore. They are different from the ones that I get in my chin that are literally clogged and deeper beneath the skin than the ones on the tip of my chin. The problem is I dont know whether it means I'm oily or not...I say this because
  17. I was contemplating whether I should post this or not, but im curious. Would standing upside down help reduce pimple size/swelling? When you stand upside-down, the blood rushes to your head. And to be honest, I have done this a few times and I think it actually does help with swelling. I guess it could all be in my head...but what do you think? Possibility, or just me being hopeful haha
  18. So I've been using Dan's BP and Jojoba oil for a little over a year. I didn't use the whole system because we didn't have a lot of money. I started using the BP with Jojoba oil since early last January 2011. I didn't follow the regimen like the way Dan has written it. My skin was sore, swollen, painful and dry when I used BP 2 times a day. So around March I reduced it to once a day or every few days. This helped a lot. But I felt like the moisturizer I used wasn't good (CeraVe). I don't know.. I
  19. So I've passed my third month using the acne.org regimen and it has yielded some great results. My question is should I stop using the regimen? The thing is, I still get the occasional zit but it's well under control atm. I have a lot of dark + red spots left from my previous acne. There are no scars as far as I can tell; just red and dark spots with around 4 pimples around my face. I'm running out of BP but still have some cleanser + moisturizer left. I was thinking of using only AHA at night w
  20. Hi guys, after spending some time reading this forum and witnessing all those encouraging successes some of you have, I've finally decided to face my scars and determined to improve them no matter how insignificant. I have been derma stamping for 1 month, though I still yet to see the result. I'm using the 2.0mm derma stamp every alternate week, and apply Vitamic C+E serum (contains Ferulic Acid as ingredient) daily. I am also using the less invasive Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to wash face
  21. I have been using the regimen for roughly 3 years. I absolutely love it. It works. I'm not sure how to articulate my thoughts and questions but I'm going to give it a go. How can one regimen work for everyone? Not everyone is the same or reacts the same to the products. As I get older, I cannot for the life of me get my skin moisturized. Yes I use the recommended amount and I've tried a bit more and jojoba oil with it. I am just flaky. I hate having so many layers on my skin. At night
  22. So I've been doing the DKR regimen for a few years now, and for the first year or two of doing it, it worked perfectly in clearing up my acne, but unfortunately for the past couple of years it hasn't done much at all to help my acne. The only thing it really does right now is it helps get rid of current acne that I have, but it no longer prevents me from getting acne like it used to. So I have to use other methods to try to avoid getting acne in the first place, haha. Anyway, my question is w
  23. So a little background: I've had mild acne since my teen years but was virtually clear from 16-29 (an occasional breakout here or there) while I was on birth control. Having a history of breast cancer in my family, my dr. encouraged me to go off bc asap. At 29 I decided I was finished having kids (I have 3!) and had a permanent bc procedure performed. I subsequently went off the pill. Within about 6 months I started having major breakouts - mostly along my jaw-line and on my chin, although
  24. Has anyone here tried Tata Harper's Regenerating Cleanser? It's an all-natural cleanser, most of the ingredients she grows on her farm in Vermont. I've been trying samples of it, and it makes my face feel so fresh and clean, and the scent is just unbelievable. It makes me excited about washing my face, haha. Does anyone have experiences with anything in her line? It's very expensive, but it is worth the high price-tag?
  25. I was rustling through some stuff today and came across some old photos of me when i was 8-13. Damn how much i've changed, (Im 18 now) my skin then was perfect just..Perfect. I gotta say it was hard to look at, kinda made me a little depressed in knowing that now i'll never have skin like that again. Now, my skin is all fu*ked up from acne (excuse the language) from scars and what not. Remembering the old days are hard and awesome at the same time. I know i'll NEVER be able to go back in time, b
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