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  1. Ok! So a brief history. I was a late bloomer with acne, it started getting bad my senior year of high school and peaked my freshman year of college. I had pimples all over my face, mostly on my cheeks, around my mouth, and my chin. They were those nice inflammed suckers with a white head you just want to pop. I assume the stress of going away to college had alot to do with it but I was a mess, and had a ton of scars. I started retina around november that year as a last ditch effort. My doctor ha
  2. Hello! Brief introduction, I'm 17 this year and i'm Asian. I live in a humid country. My acne main concerns are on my cheeks as they are everywhere on my cheeks and get dry in the night but oily under the sun/will turn red. I have a few acne on my jawline too.Daily routineMorning:Slather my face with Raw Honey (Really Raw Honey brand) for at least 30minutes to an hour ; sometimes when i'm lazy or in a rush, i use Cetaphil Gentle Skin CleanserWash it off and apply toner (I use Bragg's Apple Cider
  3. Has anyone experienced increased breakouts--particularly nodulocystic ones--from eating coconut oil? I know that it rates a 4 on the comedogenic scale, so it can make skin break out, if used externally. But I'm wondering if it can have the same negative effect if taken internally? Thank you, PI
  4. So I've been using Dan's BP for a little over a year now. It's been the best thing for my acne that I've ever tried - but recently, after a year of clear skin, I've been experiencing minor spots and other types of minor acne. It's not that noticeable and for the most part my skin is clear, but what's disturbing is that they keep coming back. Here's the type of acne that I'm getting right now (it's different from when I first started the regimen) SPOTS: Reddish pink spots that are typically und
  5. So to begin with im 14 regular hair. Previosly bleached, dyed, relaxed, keratin treated, and sometimes blow dryed and straightened. Well i do hurt my hair alot but i do lots of good to it aswell. After i had my keratin treatment with 3 weeks i mixed coconut oil, hair oil and castor oil and applyed them wrapped my hair and left them for 4 hrs. When i removed them and washed my hair i had the WORST dandruff you will ever witness. My scalp was litteraly peeling like a sunburn. HUGE flakes falling e
  6. Hi thought I'd share this with you. I've been using this once or twice a week as an exfoliator. I use retin a gel 1% three times a week so as you can imagine I get quite flaky skin. I came across this on someone's Facebook page so gave it a try. I mix 1 part baking soda (any brand) with 1 part coconut oil (liquid. Either warm up or let dissolve in your hand) mix them together( I just do it in my hands) and use as a scrub on your face. Just rinse off with warm water or leave 5 minutes as a mas
  7. Hey guys, the 7 year battle with problem skin has finally shown some results! I had literally tried everything to combat spots ranging from antibiotics to benzoyl, gels to over the counter medicines and nothing ever worked. However, since the start of March I tried a new regime due to the fact that I read somewhere that spots (non hormonal) are caused by two main reasons 1)bad diet and 2) the liver not being able to cleanse your blood properly. I did some research and found that coc
  8. I'm using soap made from saponafied palm oil, coconut oil and olive oil. What is saponafied oil and will it cause breakouts?
  9. Hey guys! Due to recent success with my newly formulated regime I wanted to share it with others so that maybe they could benefit. Obviously as we all know by now there isn't exactly one thing that works for everybody. I am 20 years old now and finally found what works for me and my answer was: thyme! And a few other select all natural ingredients that are affordable and all can be found in your local grocery store. I have tried BP (Proactive) and other acne products (Clean & Clear, St. Ive
  10. I've been fighting acne for 4 years now. I started on Proactiv like everybody else, and it worked- for 9 months. Then my acne got progressively worse and worse. My derm put me on differin (did nothing), benzoil peroxide products (nada), and tazorac. I stuck with taz for about a year. It didn't seem to help, but didn't seem to hurt it either. I used to use benzaclin to spot treat, and it worked when I was younger, before any of this major breakout stuff happened. I read about holistic treatmen
  11. 12 Week update: A couple of weeks ago I started using Cerave moisturizing cream (the one in the big tub). My skin was so dry I was putting on two thick layers before going to bed at night and one more in the morning. I stopped using aloe and any of the oils because honestly I just felt like they were making my breakouts worse. In terms of dryness and peeling the Cerave cream saved my face. It moisturized in a way nothing else I have tried has, better than coconut oil, aveeno, or the regular Cera
  12. Day 46- Retin A oh the struggle. I have been using my retin a everyday for over two weeks and damn is my skin peeling. I am the human snake. It is not particularly red or irritated looking but I wake up with flakes, scrub them all off, moisturize, put on light make up. By mid afternoon my skin looks alittle dry and my make up looks alittle uneven and by nighttime you can tell the entire top layer of my skin is flaking off and shedding. My skin is cycling unbelievably fast, I cannot understand ho
  13. I've started upping my intake of coconut oil (ie. eating it off the spoon). I'm not complaining because it tastes scrumptious to me! I heard that it's good for getting rid of bad bacteria and yeast in your body. I've read mixed opinions online as to whether it only kills bad things or both good and bad, so I'm taking a multi-strain probiotic just in case. The main reason I'm dong this is to see if my skin would benefit from helping my digestive system after I was bad with antibiotics. I hav
  14. I've struggled with acne for years and I've tried everything from Proactiv to Accutane, and nothing worked. My acne were the large, painful cystic nodes that would last for weeks and I'd usually have about three or four on my cheeks at a time. Initially, I changed my lifestyle to help combat my breakouts. I trained myself to never touch my face, never wore makeup, cut out almost all sugar from my diet, used only sulfate free shampoo, changed my pillowcases once a week; but nothing seemed to h
  15. I feel like I have to share what I've found after years of struggling with my skin. I struggled with acne all through high school and college and when I turned 22 it became constant cystic mostly on cheeks and chin. I also am a face picker so scabs and scars where a huge issue. The only thing that made a small difference was doxycycline but due to my picking my face still looked horrible.Out of desperation I started using coconut oil. My skin is combination with a oily t zone, dry everywhere els
  16. Hello people! I was wondering which oil is the best for mainly hyperpigmentation (misleading title ). I have used argan oil and emu oil in the past, but they simply do not do the trick! I have oily face and prone to acne even at age 25. What is the best oil for this case? I read some posts that stated rosehip oil is usually the best for hyperpigmentation. What I am looking for is an oil that soothes/heals skin without clogging the pore. My options are rosehip oil, coconut oil, and almon
  17. I've been using Paula's Choice products for a while now and have gotten quite clear because of them (see my log in my signature). However, I still can sometimes get hormonal acne or little flare-ups every now and then. For example, a couple weeks ago, I had a cyst on my jawline. It was the only active blemish that I had, but it hurt. So, after seeing a review on Coconut Oil from my favorite YouTube makeup tutorial-ist (shaaanxo), and seeing what lovely results she's had from using it, I dec
  18. Hello, here's my story and a solution that seems to be working. Some time ago I found this website and promised myself that once I find my cure, I'll post. There is no cure for everyone but one might read each others methods and attempt, so here we go. 24 years old male, always was a late bloomer (genes), my acne started when I was 20 and remained until now. It started as hormonal and remained hormonal, however sometimes other factors made it worse. My condition was moderate, sometimes worse
  19. Been a longtime stalker of this site, you've all provided me with endless advice with my acne. Just could do with some help right now 2/3 months ago I had pretty good skin, by that I mean a spot once every 1.5 weeks. I have a picking compulsion oops, (that's a different matter) but my routine handled it. Cleanse and Polish (Liz Earle), and a clay+salicylic wash (clean and clear). I can't even recall any other products I used, I honestly can't. Around 5 weeks ago, a few days before my exams
  20. I am a 22-year-old female and have been struggling with acne for about 4 years now. When my skin is REALLY good, I have a few pimples on or near my jaw line and chin, and perhaps the occasional forehead zit. And when my skin is at it’s worst, I have the full cystic acne beard and forehead intruders plaguing my face. The cysts are inflamed, painful, and absolutely depressing. During bad breakouts, I tend to isolate myself. Friends and acquaintances think I have a very weak immune system, but
  21. I am almost two months in, and I am having an absolute melt down. My skin is so much worse than it has ever been. After a week without too many new breakouts but deep flaking and constantly redness stinging and blotchiness I started doing coconut oil twice a day under my aloe vera and washing with sunflower oil instead of face wash or honey. I will say it helped with the blotchiness and peeling alot, and helped center myskin back to normal in terms of dryness. However, for the past couple of day
  22. Ok so alittle over a month in. My skin is less dry flakey all the time but still alittle peely. My biggest problem is the stress of medical school is making my face picking really bad and I am giving myself scars picking at very small or nonexistent clogged pores. The honey really helps heal my face wounds and keep my skin plump and hydrated even with the retin a. This is my second time breaking my skin into retin a and so far nothing has worked as well as a gentle clensor as this raw honey!
  23. Quick History: So around age 24 (I'm 26 now) I started breaking out all over my face but mostly in my chin and jaw region. I was a pescetarian at the time (vegan now) and although my skin wouldn't completely clear with diet alone I did notice that if I stopped eating sugar, drinking alcohol, and avoided white breads that it wouldn't be *as* bad. I started using the regimen and eating lots of fruits and my skin started to clear up. About 8 months into the regimen my skin was clear with the
  24. Hello Everyone! Just wondering, in your experience, what your favorite oil is to use to moisturize you skin? I just recently started using tamanu oil, and while I love what it does to my skin the scent is a little potent. I'm also interested in what oils are anti-bacterial because I think I have foliculitus happening on my chin. Thanks for your help.