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  1. Guest

    My regimen log

    Hi, I'm Lindsay, I'm 28 and I've had acne for about six years. I had amazing skin when I was a teenager, but it all went to shit when I stopped taking the pill. When I was 22, I found out I had a blood clotting issue and my dr told me not to take oral contraceptives. I came off the pill and started getting spots almost immediately. I'm lucky because my acne is mild, but I get huge, painful cysts on my chin a couple of times a month (usually around my period). They tend to stay beneath the
  2. Hey guys, so, I've been lurking around here often but have FINALLY signed up. I need to know what I'm doing wrong, or what may be the cause of this terrible cystic breakout. Now, for a background story... Since I was around 14 I've had awful acne. Cysts, nodules, whiteheads, you name it (minus blackheads for some odd reason... hahah). I was put on tetracycline and tazorac and after about two months it worked wonders on my skin. I was clear and could walk out of the house without embarassment and
  3. I just joined this community because I wanted to share my story, and I hope I can help people with my information. My skin type: Olive-medium colored skin, oily, sensitive. My breakouts were on my forehead (after working out), cheeks, jaw line and sometimes reached down to my neck. They ranged from small pus pockets to cystic. I'm female, so they also did flare up even more before my menstrual cycle, so it could have been a hormonal thing as well. Not really sure. I've tried: P
  4. So it's taken me a month to even find the courage to make my first post on here. But in reality that's barely surprising considering the complete & utter bullshit that is my pointless existence. If any of you out there think that things are bad & that you've wasted so much time & energy on this never-ending struggle, well, at least this should give you some retrospective hope in that you haven't fucked everything up anywhere near as epicly as I have. I once had a future along with al
  5. How's it going everybody! Well, I'm new to participating in this community (long time reader and site-surfer) and I need to figure something out. Recently, about 2 weeks ago, I adopted an entirely new diet; one that I hope will assist with finding the real underlying reason for my acne. A little bit of background: I've had acne since I was 13 years old - I'm 18 now and heading into college (I'm a guy by the way). At first it was mild/slightly moderate with occasional inflamed pimples. I went
  6. Hey guys I was on the DKR regimen for a while but then i stopped using BP because it didn't really help but create massive pustules consistently. So right now my regiment that i started 3-4 days ago consists of: Morning: Cleanse - Baby brush exfoliate then mositurize Night: Cleanse - Aha (all over face) And i've started breaking out crazy, im not sure if its purging or breaking out but im getting pustules and whiteheads in places where i normally dont get them. And the right side of my face i
  7. talaith

    Any advice?

    Ok, so here's the problem... I had acne through most of my teen years, but it cleared up when i was around 20-21.... But about 4 months ago, i starting seeing my current boyfriend and ever since then, i have begun to break out around my mouth, (which was never a problem area when i had acne) At first i thought it might be a hormonal thing. But i'm starting to suspect that it's because of my boyfriends beard... has anyone heard of this happening? Also....what can i do to preventing this from hap
  8. There is this girl in my college who is extremely pretty and she's in my class. She always has a swarm of boys around her (like flies round shit) and flirts like mad, she really enjoys her attractivenss and could probably get any boy she wanted. Here comes the sad thing, i hadn't seen her for a week, she had been off college. She came in today and i think i know why she was off. She had broken out with spots really badly, i don't know what the hell brought it on, she had always had perfect sk
  9. so im 21 and ive tried everything! my face is seriously breaking out and i think its the cruddy kaiser medication that made it that way...so is it food or drinks that affect the pop up of zits? or is it certain face washes, or whatever....should i go back to my doctor and yell at him, haha. well if you have any advice please let me know im extremely desperate and ive had this problem since high school and im really sick of it. thanks
  10. Hi there, I've been on the regime for about two weeks now and I've really noticed a difference. My skin tone has really evened out and is no longer red. No more thick ugly foundation for me! Some of my scars have faded somewhat as well, so has anyone else found that benzac gets rid of their scars? (mine are sort of reddy-purpley patches) Is it worth trying a AHA product as well?? I'm in Australia and I've had a look at the neostrata stuff in the chemist, has anyone tried it?? Thanks!
  11. Eucerin Renewal is not availible here I tried the Neutrogena ones and they don't work well at all doesn't even hydrate my skin. Is there any good AHA moisturisers in Australia??
  12. Would AHA's be bad for your skin in the long run, like make your skin dependent on them for the rest of your life? My brother outgrew acne when he was 22, and I want to make sure I do as well (I am 19) and not be dependent on products all my life. My forehead has never been particularly bad, but when I used AHA's it completely cleared. However, I stopped using it and my forehead broke out like 10x as bad as before I ever used anything on it (but is going away now as I use AHA's on it again). Th
  13. I'm in my early 30's and I have the worst acne of my LIFE! Right now I'm dealing w/ 2 HUGE whiteheads (biggest ever) plus 3 cysts that are about the size of a dime. I have blackheads around the T-zone and then ](*,) something just grrrreat, I developed them along my jaw the last 6mos. I have been on Accutane, full course, twice. Lately I have not been on any topical or oral meds (as of 5-6yrs) but I started OrthoTriCyclenLo to help w/ the skin (yeah, right...now, it's worse) and I go to the
  14. Guest

    Holy Cow

    Hey, i just uploaded some before and not so after pics of me ... im only on 20 mg accutane a day and its only been a week and already i can see a difference ... see if you can see a difference ... it was a bit better 2 days ago, untill i ate some junk food ... and i broke out a BIT. Specially on my Lip lol. It hurts & Do post comments and dont try to make me happy ... post EXACTLY what you feel ... even if you think i look like shit. I dont mind aahah. CheerS! http://acne.org/ga
  15. Day One - 2/21/04 Alright, here we go! Background info: I am a seventeen year old female with mild acne. My skin is very healthy and nice in the areas that arent broken out, but my acne is not contained to any certain area. So when I do break out, it could be anywhere random and the red spots linger everywhere. I am so sick of waking up wondering where the next spot will appear and having to spend an hour putting on concealer all over. I am ready for a real change! I have tried every o
  16. MORNING: Wash with Purpose bar Neutrogena On-The-Spot BP Eucerin AHA lotion B5 & B-Complex with breakfast NIGHT: Wash with Purpose bar Mandelic Acid 100% Aloe Vera Gel B5 & B-Complex with dinner
  17. I've decided it couldnt hurt to finally step up and get an aha moisturizer because i've heard so many good things about glycolic acid and the acne cure and all that stuff. So for anyone that uses neutrogena healthy skin lotion (i purposely did not get teh spf version because everyone says it made them brake out and was too greasy) do you use it all day like a moisturizer? or do you apply it for a couple minutes and then rinse off the acne cure way? I think i'm gonna start by washing it off bec
  18. hey ok check it out.. i have gotten on a strict regimen and my face is really clearing up a lot.. but i had some dry spots where my nose connects to my face (on the sides) and near the edges of my mouth.. so i decided to get some moisturizer. i bought the eucerin renewal AHA cause i wanted an AHA moisturizer. i put this on and it feels horrible. what i mean is it kinda leaves my face sticky feeling and leaves a shiny coat on my face. i put it on at night and in the morning when i get up, my pore
  19. I've used Tazorac for 2 months.. and when i first started using it I had a pretty bad break out.. i guess it was the initial break out from the tazorac... i visited my derm juz yesterday... and i'm gonna be goin on accutane... my questino is.. since i already got a break out from the tazorac ... which i stopped using for 3 days... will the accutane still gimme an initial breakout? my derm tells me only wut.. 5% of ppl get the break out.. and i was thinking.. sounds good.. but sounds lik
  20. Alright heres my question, I have been on the Regimen for 2 weeks and i am up to Maximum Dosage, although I am getting a bit dry, Dan says to jump up at 4 weeks so that could be the problem right there. My question is to other Regemnties haha... How long did it take for their skin to get undry, or at least not stiff. Thanks
  21. Help! I have been on the regimen for almost a month and my skin is still breaking out every week. I have light to mild acne, so shouldnt it work even easier on my skin than people with sever acne? But its NOT! I am doing everything according to the regimen, I am using Purpose liquid cleanser, two fingers of Neutrogena BP, Eucerin AHA lotion, and I am doing the regimen every morning and night. I am drinking a lot of water, and not picking at my face much. The first week, my skin cleared ri
  22. Help! I have been on the regimen for almost a month and my skin is still breaking out every week. I have light to mild acne, so shouldnt it work even easier on my skin than people with sever acne? But its NOT! I am doing everything according to the regimen, I am using Purpose liquid cleanser, two fingers of Neutrogena BP, Eucerin AHA lotion, and I am doing the regimen every morning and night. I am drinking a lot of water, and not picking at my face much. The first week, my skin cleared ri
  23. Help! I have been on the regimen for almost a month and my skin is still breaking out every week. I dont get it. I am doing everything according to the regimen, I am using Purpose liquid cleanser, two fingers of Neutrogena BP, Eucerin AHA lotion, and I am doing the regimen every morning and night. I am drinking a lot of water, and not picking at my face much. The first week, my skin cleared right up. But the second and third weeks I had more breakouts, just like I did before the regimen.
  24. Hey, I have stopped the regimen becauseit was making ym skin too dry, although I have switched to a Antibacterial Tea tree Oil Saop bar thaty always works wonders for me, while I will continue to use BP, 2.5% (Neutrogena) although it will only be used for spot treatment. Along with this I am taking 2 Multivitamins a day, alogn with 50 mg of zinc on tpp of this and 1000 mg of Vitimin C, 500 in morn then 500 at night so it absorbes. If I begin to break out again, I will apply BP at night. So
  25. I wonder if anyone of you that has experience in acnetreatments can help me? I have very fair skin and I haven't had any acne up until 2 years ago (I'm 22). Then I broke out after a horrible treatment of AHAs. I got tetracyklin from my derm and the acne disappeared quickly. (though I had red marks for ages, because of my sensitive skin). I haven't had any acne for 1,5 year after that incidence. But this fall I started using anti-depressants (prozac), it didn't help me, so I stopped using them a