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  1. So ive tried the whole dermatologists route and all they have ever done is made my life worse. My skin has been good until recently I went back to the dry desert..my skin got dry and now my cheeks got some clogged pores comedones....im just recovering about 8 months from Accutane which ruined my skin. My regimen consists of washing with water and almond oil as a moisturizer. I bought the Desert Essence tea tree oil face wash but I think it dried my skin out more....so Im trying to figure what ca
  2. (sorry this is so long ><, links to all the products below) Hi, I've been dealing with my acne since the start of college. I live in the city now, which I reckon can't be good for the skin, but there's not much I can deal with lifestyle-wise. It's been three years and my skin is getting worse as time goes on. So here I am trying to piece together a new regime to follow through on and hopefully see results. As for my skin, pictures speak volumes. my forehead: tons, and i mean
  3. I'm 14 and lately I have been having issues on my skin and I don't know what it is I've made research but still confused first I thought it was folliculitis but mine are not itchy nor painful nor red so I thought it was comedones but I'm still in doubt
  4. ihateusernamesx

    Week 1 Vs Week 11

    I never thought I had an IB. I never thought my skin was that bad. But tonight I finally found the courage to look at my progress pictures album. I took a photo every day in July and carried this on but now I only take a couple a week. I never thought I had an IB because I thought it could't happen in the first week. But the before pictures here were took on 11th July which was 12 days into my treatment. Yeah my skin is still red but it's CLEAR of acne and bumps. For some silly reason
  5. sinisterdomain

    comedones

    hi! do whiteheads always purge into pustules before subsequently going away? or do they go on their own without a purge of any form? currently doing the water only regimen and my oiliness has most definitely gone down whilst i still have mild acne on my forehead. three weeks in now. my diet is good, i drink plenty of water, etc etc.. god for weeks my face felt slightly irritated though now im quite sure it's drying down. Help? :^) x
  6. Hi everybody! I need your help. Since I have found this forum I have used a lot of advice and have noticeably improved my skin after 2 months. I have used BP routine and have managed to get rid of all inflammations and reduce red spots on my face, but I still have problems on my chin. Basically, I get A LOT of white pimples on my chin in places where my beard is not too dense yet (between lower lip and chin). They look kinda like whiteheads, but if you squeeze them gently they easily rele
  7. Basically I've had these ever since age 12 or so. I'm unsure what these are but they're really small/fine flesh coloured bumps. I've been doing research online but I don't think they're sebaceous filaments or closed comedones. They're really not painful at all. If anybody knows what they are then please could you provide tips on how to get rid?
  8. So my dermatologist has had me on Epiduo Forte and Solodyn for 13 days now, and it's been working great for my acne (cystic and closed comedones). Backstory: my forehead had been the worst the areas since 6 months ago when this all started. So all the products/treatments I tried mainly concentrated there. I still put makeup on the lower half of the face, but never on the forehead. and when my skin started to get better, I wanted to give a bit of concealer or even foundati
  9. Hi everyone, this is my second month on differin and I'm having a couple of cystic acne which doesn't come to a head, multiple pus-filled acne (which fortunately comes to a head) and lots of dark acne scars (a few which are still red and many others which are dark and grey). I get that there are initial breakouts with differin, but am I supposed to get cystic acne from this? Some of my cystic acne doesn't go away completely and stay as a bump on my face. Worse of all, there are the multiple dark
  10. Futureanesthesiologist

    WHAT IS THIS AND HELP ME GET RID OF IT

    Please help me. My skin is oily for the most part. How do I get rid of these bumps and prevent them from growing back??? Any help is appreciated
  11. Hello everyone, i am 15 years old and i have these very small bumps on my forehead that cannot go away, and i have tried anything. According to what i have read it may be comedonal acne/clogged pores but i´m not sure. There are hundreds of them: they are colorless, and you can only see them when close or when light catches them. It makes me feel extremely anxious and the few times that I could get rid of them, my anxiety levels went down. I used to use face scrubs, but that didn´t seem
  12. First off, I am so sorry for constantly asking questions! I'm just kind of freaking out, because I've been reading too much... So, my derm prescribed me Differin 0.3 gel and Clindamycin for comedones and whiteheads on my forehead and cheeks. I am on my third week, and I have noticed a bit of an IB. Sadly, I haven't noticed any changes with the whiteheads/comedones, and I am really worried that the Differin won't help with those, because I've read many people saying that it didn't help them. I
  13. Sonya8

    The problem

    I have had these annoying and stubborn skin coloured bumps which I recently found it was called closed comedones which have been on my face for 2 years and are extremely stubborn. It looks absolutely dreadful on me when I wear makeup such as foundation and it's mainly located on my cheeks. I've tried every single product from really high end to really cheap and have found that using homemade masks and treatments work the best
  14. Hi! Anyone here using the combination of epiduo and tetralysal? (300 mg x 2 a day) my acne is hormonal, since quitting the bc I've gotten mild to moderate acne. my main problem is clogged pores! They are everywhere! And I squeeze them out everytime because I can't stand them on my face. I also have regular pimples and sometimes cysts. so far I've been on tetralysal for two weeks, I started epiduo a little over a week ago. i haven't seen any improvements yet. My face is worse if anything.
  15. I have come here because I’m so desperate now! About 2 months ago I noticed more bumps on my face, kind of like whiteheads but no actual head, just raised bumps. When I squeeze them a little bit of white stuff comes out. I used to have a few but no more than like 5 on my face. Now, it has spread and my face is literally covered in them!!! I have no idea what caused it, I didn’t change anything about my routine or habits. I’ve tried clearasil, face scrubs, oils, everything! I drink water,
  16. Hi, I'm 15 and I've been suffering with these bumps on my forehead for about a year, and my skin has also become increasingly oily. Sometimes I can just scratch off the oil sebum from my skin, but mostly the issue is that the bumps are under my skin - they're not pimples. I've done so much research for solutions, but every website tells me something different. What should I do? Change my diet? Change my regimen? I use Neutrogena Shine control twice a day and often exfoliate. I don't drink nearly
  17. So I’ve been for 2 years going around the same problem, closed comedones on my face. I’m a 20 (almost 21) year old female. At the beginning of the year I started using a medication in gel form that had tretinoin 0,025% and erythromycin. I work, mostly. Some of my closed comedones were gone and some I was able to easily extract them. But for some reason I broke out again pretty bad all over my cheeks. I kept using the gel but I realize it wasn’t doing much, so I started using tretinoin on 0
  18. Hi, I usually don't have a lot of acne. I do have blackheads. A few days ago, I suddenly got these bumps on my forehead. They're near my hairline and in a cluster. They are skin colored, unless irritated. They're mainly visible under direct light and at an angle. They are hard but can be squeezed (I tried one unfortunately). They sometimes itch. I don't wear makeup. I usually just use plain soap for washing. I'm also well past my teens. Can someone help identify them so I can buy over the
  19. Hi everyone, I haven't posted for a long time but this past year, I've been having a lot of problems with these tiny bumps that keep forming on my forehead, cheeks, and on the sides of my face. Right now, I have the most on the side of my face. I have done many research on these bumps on acne.org and other websites and I have yet to find an exact description of the symptoms so I decided to start my own post. So these bumps I've been having, they show a lot when direct sunlight hits it and I
  20. Hi, not sure if I'm posting in the right bit as I'm new here but was wondering if anyone could help me find out what's wrong with my skin!! It's been like this for about half a year, and the texture is extremely bumpy (I think this is due to clogged pores) I have recently started a new skin care regime and will stick with it for some time to see if it will help. Thank you
  21. Okay so I have had these tiny flesh-coloured bumps on my face for like a couple of years now. It's especially bad on my cheeks. When they first started developing, I didn't know what the hell they were, but I just let them be. However, over the past couple of months, the number of bumps has been increasing and they have been getting progressively worse (getting bigger). These bumps show up under certain lighting, e.g. When I'm standing in front of a mirror and sunlight is shining on the side of
  22. Hey everyone, I just wanted to share how I got rid of my closed comedones. Skin type: Combination (oily/dry) Unfortunately, I cannot attribute this to one single thing so I'll just write everything I've done up here. 1. I cycled wheat out of my diet (I eat rice and rye bread now) 2. I used Epiduo Gel (adaplene 0.1% / benzoly peroxide 2.5%) ONCE. I never touched it again because it made my skin peel. After that, I started doing step 3. 3. Using non-comedogenic products: Moisturize
  23. Hi everyone - I am back on here after about 7 months of being away. I joined in 2012 because I had moved to Colorado and started having worse break outs than I had ever had in my life. I tried the oil cleansing method, amongst other things, which led me to getting very infected inflamed and cystic breakouts all over. I was put on antibiotics and spironolactone for a while, and it finally calmed down the inflamed acne. I had tons of clogged pores at the time caused by the oil cleansing metho
  24. Hello! I am having a supppper hard time with my skin, so anyone who is willing to listen/help will make my day. I have struggled with acne since I was 12, and as the title implies, I am now 24. I always had moderate acne. Breakouts as a teen, and then I formed full blown comendonal acne. (which is considered moderate, it is nothing compared to what I am now dealing with). And by comendonal acne I mean I just have little raised bumps that are the same color as my skin. (pretty much e
  25. Gracehastoomuchpimples

    Stubborn closed comedone treatment?

    I'm in 8th grade and I've had millions of little comodones all over since 5th grade I'm so done with this I use Kiehl's candula face wash toner and oil free moisturizer I hate these comodones and I don't know how to get rid of them money doesn't matter anymore I'm so annoyed
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