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  1. Skintuition


    Hello everyone, so as you can probably tell from the title I'm a little upset right now... I'm really angry and I think you all here deserve to know why. Okay, so, it's June, and I'm planning to be spending a lot of time outside and in the sun, because summer just so happens to be my favorite season. In preparation for this, a few months ago, I was browsing this website looking for sunscreens, because I tend to burn pretty easily, and Benzoyl Peroxide makes it easier to burn, so I went to CVS in
  2. Okay so my friend at work gave me a tip saying i should let my face air dry for a better complexion and smaller pores she also said end showers cold and rinse face in cold water after cleansing but since i've been doing this my face has been covered with clogged pores and flaky skin so i'm like confused I don't think it's the cold water since i've been using it before she told me to air dry but what do you think is it better to pat dry or air dry? thanks for your comments
  3. I've been on the regimen for 1.5 months now, using the acne.org products (cleanser, bp and moisturizer). In the first month my acne cleared up quickly and everything seemed to be going great. I think I used too much BP 2weeks ago and it burned my skin badly. My skin was super dry and hard and flaky. The redness was unbelievable, looked like I was in a mask... I went off the bp completely for 4 days and my skin seemed to return to normal... I used a very small amount of BP last night and this
  4. So I went on Minocycline about a year ago. About 4 months in I got a little split in my chin that wouldn't heal so after dealing with it for 8 months I went to a plastic surgeon. He said it was gram negative foliculitus in the cut, so he cauterized with silver nitrate and scraped out the hair follicules. I'm freaking out that my derm didnt see this. Should I continue the mionocycline? Do you think it is the Minocycline that is casuing the foliculitus? I read that antibiotic use can cause g
  5. Grrrrr I'm so annoyed!! How can my skin go from being almost completely clear and under control...to suddenly breaking out everywhere!?! I feel so frustrated in this battle...im on Yasmin and using bp on and off.... Next step would be antibiotics but I don't really want to do that...im so confused im so careful about treating my skin ...i only use a basic oil free moisturiser and a face wash with salisylic acid twice a day...also I stopped wearing make up AGES ago to help but now I feel Ill have
  6. Hello all! So I've been struggling with painful acne for over 3 years now. I know that is not long, but it is long enough!! I have been to see a dermatologist and pretty much tried everything!! After reading all the advice on here I feel like I have been told things that no one has EVER told me! Not even the dermatologist! so thank you all for that! I want to start pretty much everything Dan tells me to do, there is just one problem!! I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide! I tried it right when I s
  7. Lake Wilson

    Is It Me Or Proactiv?

    I've been using Proactiv for about 3 months now and I've started to notice a pattern in my acne. Well, for starters I just want to say that Proactiv did help me acne a lot. It used to be HORRIBLE. The pattern is that one week my skin will be clear, but then the next week I will have 5-3 pimples (When I say pimples I dont mean little blackheads, I mean like whiteheads that then swell up and get red and puffy), and then the next week my skin will clear up again, and the pattern will go on. Im wond
  8. claire297


    I really need to make a decision I know that I want to take accutane, and because I'm only going to be taking a 20mg dose, I hopefully won't have to worry as much about the serious side effects as I would with a higher dosage. But at the same time, my skin does look quite good at the moment with the benzoyl peroxide (for me), but I think it's just a phase as it looked even better this last month as well and I broke out so badly all over my face after that. I'm just dreading these next fe
  9. Neve


    So here we are. Almost two years I've been apart of the Acne.org communtiy and I still haven't found my turning point. There have definitely been some ups, and obviously some downs. I really thought I was starting to understand my skin though. I thought I knew what worked on it, and what didn't. I thought I was following the rules. But now I just don't know anymore. My skin has gone from being oily and getting random, unpredicable breakouts all over my face. To becoming more dry and senitive, bu
  10. Hello everyone, I'm new here on acne.org. I'm an 18 year old female, and it's the first time I ever write on a forum like this, so it feels kind of weird... Anyway, I thought I could get some helpful advice for my skin. I started getting acne when I was 15, on my face (mostly my forehead) but also on my body (chest and back), which was even more disturbing. I would pick at my skin, which made it look worse. I would never wear something that showed my back or chest(which is always the worst)
  11. I got prescribed aczone to use in the morning and epiduo to use at night and I also take solodyn ( doxycycline) . Is this too much for my skin ??
  12. So I just got Epiduo, and I'm a little confused. They say only use a pea size drop, but how is that supposed to work for my whole face? do I use drops for every part (forehead, nose, cheeks)? please help!
  13. I have been dealing with pretty awful acne for about a year now. It has not only been and emotional roller costar but also really stressful. And it hasn’t been just one kind of acne either. I go from almost like hives all over my face to thousands and hundreds of little bumps all over my face. And it’s awful. I’ve been to the fern and doctors and all of these different places and no one can tell me what’s wrong. Im slowly giving Up hope and wondering and pondering the question.... is it worth
  14. Hi, I’m new to this forum please excuse my English as I’m not very fluent and so sorry for the lo g post. I came here looking for a solution, I honestly have no idea what is happening or what to do anymore. I’m a 37 year old female with acne prone skin all my life. It’s always ranging from mild - moderate. Whenever it gets any worse than that I would always run to the derm. Last year early July it got really bad that I went to the derm and did all sorts of treatments every week. By mid August my
  15. XoxoAshley

    3Rd Week On Pc Clear System...

    UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! With a side of UGH! That is how I have felt this week. I seem to be experiencing a "purging" period with these products. I attribute this not only to using new products but constantly switching and adding things! Part of its my fault and then also your skin also has to adjust to new products so...yeah. But...My skin totally purged like crazy earlier this week. I got like 5 new zits all at once, one being an annoying cyst on my jawline which i can't stand! I hat
  16. cons

    Dry Skin

    So I know my skin is supposed to get dry on the acne.org regimen and I'm cool with that. It's annoying to deal with but I know my acne is going away. I apply the BP I let it dry completely into my skin then I apply the AHA with a bit of moisturizer and some jojoba oil. Once that is dried into my skin it kinda still feels a little tacky and sticky so I wait a bit and go over it with a tad bit more jojoba oil but then all these balls start forming and it feels like dry skin clumping up and rubbing
  17. Hey all, I am new here because I am so lost as to what to do now with my skin... I have had "pimples" and EXTREMELY oily skin since I was 11 (it was never acne, just the one/two papules every time I woke up). I tried everything over-the-counter and everything the doctor would give me: nothing! However, it only got bad about 10/11 months ago where it became full-blown cystic (I am now 22). I went back to the doctor and he gave me Epiduo which was terrible and didn't help. He also said this was
  18. LuminousSteel

    My story of acne

    So basically this is my story about my acne. I've had acne since the start of my teenage years. But they are getting worse year by year. Now I'm 20 years old and there's no ending of this suffering. Recently I've started to see a pattern of how I get acne. From the month November to march my acne all clear up leaving only the scars and the red spots. From April I again start having acne no matter what treatment I take. The funny part is that I get acne on the same spots on my face I've had acne
  19. Just created an account on this website for the sole purpose on knowing what is going on with my forehead. I am 17 years old and i got my acne a year or two ago. What i want to know is what are these tiny bump on my forehead, what do you call them, and just want to know overall on whats going on with my forehead, are these scars, whiteheads, blackheads. I think because of my hair covering my forehead, i got blackheads (or that what i think they are) and so i try to squeeze them from time to
  20. I think I was overdosed on accutane / roaccutane / isotretionoin (6-7 months treatment using max dosage for my weight) . I hardly had visible pores or much of a texture before. My skin was normal before accutane. As I neared the end it just got worse and worse. Once I finished my skin was completely changed. This carried on shortly after finishing too. Its like the pores blew up to several times their size and my whole face has big pores everywhere including my sides and whole forehead. Its ve