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  1. KSG1996

    Acne And Showers

    Hey guys. I'm almost done with month 3 of Accutane and I am taking 30 mg every other day because I have sensitive skin and even though my height and weight show that I could take more, my body can't handle more than that. Anyways (before I get off-topic) I've noticed the following. Every time I take a shower, most of my pimples begin opening up. I know it's supposed to be a normal thing because of the pores opening up and all that, but it frustrates me that it's always those pimples that e
  2. Emme1130

    What Kind Of Acne Do I Have!?

    Hi there, I'm new to Acne.org and I am in desperate need of some answers. I am almost 30 years old, female, and I have had some sort of acne since I was 14, when I hit puberty. I've attached some pictures and to most people, it doesn't look like much. This is a good day. Most day I have red spots, inflamed bumps, and so many blackheads I don't think it would be exaggerating to say millions. I wash my face morning and night with 4-5 different products and creams, shower daily, have used every sin
  3. Hi guys, I've been on accutane 10 days (20mg) and I've noticed some changes in my acne. What was largely hormonal and poppable (sorry!!) is now deep under my skin, like a large, very hard bump, more like sebaceous cysts. About the size of a fingernail. I have about 6 on my face asides my regular visitors... Is this normal? Will they continue until after my treatment? I think everyone panics in the first few weeks that accutane will make their skin worse, I'm just checking to see if anyon
  4. On 150mg Minocycline per day (50 morning, 100 night) Regimen: Morning Spectro jel or Acne.org cleanser Cerave Moisturizer (when not going out into sun) KAVI SPF 30 (when going outside) Night Spectro jel or Acne.org cleanser Cerave Moisturizer Any help regarding clearing acne/fixing hyperpigmentation/scarring would be appreciated (diet, supplements, medication, topicals). Any help would be great Note: I'm already on a NO-DAIRY/LOW-GLYCEMIC diet and have been for about a
  5. Brez718

    My acne solution..

    Hello folks, made an account to share what has helped me with my acne. I'm a 29 year old man. From the age of 14, I suffered from horrible cystic acne. The only thing that got rid of the cysts was accutane. If you have cysts and haven't tried accutane, do so. Asap. Before accutane I tried everything else. Antibiotics, creams, you name it. My folks while well intentioned, (a friend's son used accutane and had a mental breakdown) delayed my trying it by years. Immediate results, never had cys
  6. blackfire88

    I'm Done :/

    Hi Im Coy this is my happy story I had a lot of zits when I was in high school but I really didnt care at all that time but when I started college I break out so bad red inflamed cysts all over my face .The break-out is unstoppable ... people around me were disgusted by my face , kids make fun of me calling me a monster , people around me are asking if my face was cursed by a demon or if I wash my face atleast once a year .. my face is so dirty .. kids make fun of me , peers avoid me ...
  7. Meggles22224

    How I cleared up my adult acne

    I don't know if this will work for you, but it helped me so I wanted to share hoping it can help someone else. I have struggled with acne for a long time. I'm 31 now and had success with Accutane in my mid teens and again at college age, then Spironolactone when I was in my mid twenties. Spironolactone was the best! Until it wasn't. It stopped working for me after 3 years. I was so disappointed, I thought I'd found the answer. I started getting cystic acne again and it was brutal. It was all
  8. Hello everyone. New to these forums (I've visited them in the past but never posted.) 27 year old female with moderate acne (including cysts) on my face and back. X-posted most of this on the personal regimen logs but I know that's not the right place to ask questions, so that's why I'm posting here...My new regimen for Week 2 (2/21 - 2/27): Morning1. Cleanse2. Tone (I know most toners are a waste of $$, but she actually sells good toners with antioxidants and adds skin hydration, and I like th
  9. Hello all. Looking for fellow Hidradenitis suffers out there on accutane. My HS was pretty much under control for the longest time. I'd get one or two little ones but they would go away within a week or so.' I've been on accutane for about 10 weeks now and they are out of control. I'm getting them in places where I never used to get them and they are not healing. Has anyone else had this issue?
  10. nicolels97

    Hormonal Acne Triggers?

    So..for the past month and a half my skin has been going downhill progressively. It's driving me crazy as I have been trying everything I can think of but nothing is helping! All through highschool i would get the odd pimple but nothing crazy. During my final few months of highschool however, I broke out the worst I ever had and I'm pretty sure it was due to stress ( I had also had my mirena IUD for six months) Now a year and a half later, my skin has gone on a roller coaster of okay (never as
  11. So I've been on the regimen with store bought products for about a month now. In the past few days I've started breaking out like crazy (10+ pimples and some cysts), along with having a burning sensation and a lot of flaking. I did not have this kind of reaction at all until now. It also burns worse when I put on my neutrogena gentle moisturizer. I'm really close to giving up because the burning is unbearable and my chin is breaking out and flaking like crazy. This doesn't seem normal for a mont
  12. Hey guys, So I've been on accutane for almost 4 months now and it has been a roller coaster. I got a HORRIBLE initial breakout that began with my chin and then spread to basically all of my face. I broke out horribly on my cheeks and i rarely got pimples on my cheeks. Also, i had mild acne before starting accutane. My dermatologist put me on it because i would get one or two large cysts here and there which required a cortisone shot. He told me "its not about the amount of acne of acne
  13. Hi everyone, I get large pimples on my inner thighs, and even up the inner thigh nearer the buttocks. I've taken one round of accutane, and I am starting a second round. I've tried every antibiotic and acne-wash I can find. I have tinkered with my diet, and used many vitamins without much help. I got pimples there for so long that I require powder now so that they don't rub each other.
  14. Hello and welcome to my low-dose accutane log! As an introduction, I am 32 year-old male who has been suffering with acne and extremely oily skin since my early teenage years. My acne is usually in the form of around 5-10 pustule/whiteheads at any given time, with the occasional cyst/nodule thrown in for fun about 1-2/month. Over the past 20 years, I have tried literally everything on the market to combat my awful skin with primarily disappointing results. The only thing that has eve
  15. Just curious - has anyone found a gentle yet effective skincare routine/line of products? I am 32 years old with hormonal acne, isolated to my chin, ranging from mild (whiteheads) to severe (cysts) and even sometimes clear. I tend to go for products that are probably too harsh, doing more harm than good. With this type of acne, I'm not expecting a product to "cure me"...I just want to be good to my skin, and not exacerbate the problem. Just looking for your thoughts/suggestions! Thanks
  16. Hello friends! Im 26 and new to this site. A few days ago I had a sudden breakout of probably ten whiteheads overnight. Today I have over 40, and my face is very bumpy (washing it feels crazy). It's starting to itch and sting a bit, but I try my best not to touch my face. My acne is all over my cheeks, around the mouth and some down on my neck. My forehead and temple are flawless. Before breaking out, I had switched my cleanser from Neutrogena stress free cream to Alba deep pore gel (becau
  17. About a year ago I was put on Accutane because I started getting cystic and nodular acne. That was... shit. But it helped for a few months before my acne came back. It first came back as whiteheads and pustules -which I didn't mind- but then recently started turning into cysts/nodules. With the lack of dermatologists in the area, I decided I had to do something on my own. I tried birth-control first; hated it. After that, I landed on Spironolactone. So here it goes... Day 1, 2 & 3: No side
  18. Hi everyone, I'm in a bit of a state and have confused myself reading so many forums so hoping you can offer advice. Brief history: I was on Roaccutane about 6 years ago and it cleared up my cystic acne beautifully. I still have some scarring but my life has been so improved by the treatment. A year ago I got one cyst out of the blue. Went to the GP who was useless and said there was nothing wrong because the cyst had gone down by then. I have been fighting my corner with the NHS and
  19. kitkat123345

    Reoccurring Cysts

    Does anyone know if when cystic acne is dried up by a topical if the sac will remain under your skin and form into a cyst again? Or is the bacteria killed completely?
  20. Hi there. I just started Sprintec birth control (generic of ortho cyclen) about 2 weeks ago. Also, I've been using epiduo for a little over two months now. I am a teenage girl with mild to moderate acne on my chin, middle checks, and a spot or two on my forehead. I used epiduo last year and cleared in 3 months (along with doxy) but became resistant and took a 5 month break. Now I'm still experiencing breakouts and not seeing much improvement in my skin. Birth control was my last hope because I d
  21. So I have noticed over the years that every time I eat McDonald's it seems my face breaks out in cystic acne, I know I know simple solution Don't Eat McDonalds. My question is anyone else have this happen? This doesn't happen with any other fast food place. I have emailed McDonald's they claim their oil is all vegetable. It seems there has to be something weird in it, or they are cooking all the foods together? The fish maybe? I am prone to cystic acne but only seems to flare when provoked. Whil
  22. From the album: Before and Current

    July 2013
  23. This is the first time I have uploaded any pics on here. 10 weeks into the regimen and I couldnt't be any happier with the results. Excuse the duck face pic...i find it weird to just smile and take pictures of myself.
  24. WishClean

    My Pcos Is Gone For Now!

    Hi ladies, Yes, I was told today that I no longer fit the PCOS patient profile!!! I'm not sure how long this will last, but for now I'm pleased with my progress ;D I don't think one can "outgrow" or fully treat PCOS, but I certainly think it can be kept under control and cysts can lessen with the right holistic approach (as in, considering the WHOLE body and tailoring a treatment accordingly). Some of you have been following my journey for a while now. Acne helped me figure out a lot of th
  25. KSG1996

    Before Accutane

    From the album: Accutane Journey Results

    This and the other picture are right before Accutane. The quality of the image kinda blows because it was taken with a webcam. If you can't see clearly, I have several whiteheads, my nose is covered in blackheads and a couple of cysts around my face. I also had hyperpigmentation, but it cannot be seen in the picture.

    © KSG