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  1. Hey guys, i am really desperate for some advice. Background, i used accutane three years ago for closed comedones and it didn't work , accutane just pushed them onto surface. Physcal extraction did help and i was free. Closed comedones kept coming back and i used 1.5 year retin- a %1 cream and it worked and my skin texture was awesome but i stopped it this year because of college and right now i cant use it back because my skin got weird. It is too sensitive to touch, it burns when i use somethi
  2. Hi guys, On the 19th Jan this year I went to my local dermatologist for some TCA. He initially put me on a regime to clear up the blackheads/pore problem i have on my nose and cheeks for a 6 week period and it worked great so I trusted his advice. I have a few scarred pores on my nose and I made sure I did a lot of research on the topic of TCA cross before I went ahead with it. He actually suggested the procedure before I even asked him about it which instilled confidence in me. He told
  3. I've been a lurker for years, but I'm so fed up with my acne at this point I need to post. I've had an acne problem since the 4th grade and have been on all sorts of antibiotics, creams, etc. ever since. Eventually toward the end of high school (2006) my face started to clear up massively when I began taking Trisprintec. I've had a few outbreaks here and there but never anything to write about. However, about half a year ago my acne started to get really bad again. There were no changes in m
  4. I'm 34 and left with horrible scars after acne into adulthood. Even just this year, I've had a few more new scars. I'm about to marry my boyfriend of two years, who is also 10 years younger than me. This has brought immense pressure upon me as previously I managed to will myself into self-denial and managed to close one eye to my scars. Also, I've never had a boyfriend for long and never really felt the pressure to look good. As the wedding day draws closer, I am slipping into depression. 1. I
  5. To cut to the chase, I had bad acne from 1994-2003. I went on roaccutane from 2003 for 6 months which helped. My skin has been quite clear lately except a pimple here and there and red marks from them. But...I really can't stand my pores. It's like they have a really dark shadow, maybe because they are clean, open and deep. I don't think they are blackheads...unless the dark bits are under my skin but I have been told they are open pores and it's smooth so it isn't clogged( ironically they l
  6. So I'm on about month 8 or 9 of spironolactone and I'm finally seeing an improvement in my skin. I currently only have one active pimple but usually I'm pretty clear. Right now my biggest concern is the enlarged and scarred pores I have left over from my acne and I'm not really sure what to do about them. Around my nose and on my tzone I have a huge blackhead problem as well. I also have a pretty uneven texture to my skin that is really only noticeable in certain lighting if you look hard, but i
  7. Hi all, I have had a lot of acne since I was 18. During my teenage years I only had the odd pimple. Anyway for ten years from 18-28, I suffered with bad hyperpigmentation, especially since I picked at my pimples a lot. I did a lot of bad things to my skin to try to erase the dark marks, like I definitely overused acids and peels. However I never EVER experienced texture changes or true scarring. I cleared up completely for a year on 5% BP with 1% salicylic acid cleanser, but I stopped the BP
  8. Okay so just recently I have developed an issue with blackheads and open pores on my nose. It wasn't until I started trying to prevent this issue with the Biore pore strips that it became a problem which led to even bigger problems when I began washing, using more products, etc. I think that these things made me more oily and now I have blackheads and open pores on my nose. So, I was told my cousin who used to work for a dermatologist that I could use Retin A (Tretinoin) to help shrink or seal t
  9. I'm an Asian 18 yo female with oily/combination skin (one or both of those, not sure actually). My biggest concerns right now are hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores/blackheads (on the nose and t-zone area to either side of the nose). These are the two skin issues I find to be the most difficult to solve. I have a nasty habit of squeezing out my blackheads/pores because they annoy me so much and there doesn't seem to be any other effective methods for getting rid of them. Below is my curre
  10. I am a 21 year old female with very white sensitive skin tone. I also have very oily skin. I used to have terrible cyst acne from the time I was 14 until I was 17. I was prescribed benzoyl peroxide which dried it up and I guess I outgrew it.Now that all the acne has gone away I am left with VERY large pores in my cheeks which looks stretched making me look old. I regret not using sunscreen throughout these years now. It makes me so upset I cry all the time. Im scared to try anything. I dont eve
  11. I have enlarged pores between my eye and nose and some on my cheek, I was wondering if I use retin a micro .1% if it would help them? Thanks
  12. hi! im a 17 year old girl with oily/combination skin + enlarged pores. ive had moderate acne for almost 3 years now and ive never had a routine. for past year ive struggled with these little bumps all over my face, from my cheeks to nose to forehead, but they dont seem to be acne though? it looks to me like tiny clusters of dead skin. please help identify? :-)
  13. Hello, I'm a 24 male seeking some insight on what the hell is going on with my nose. I have clear skin on my entire face except for the sides of my nose where I get protruding gunk coming out of my pores. This gunk will keep getting larger until plucked, after it is plucked it is left with an empty pore that does not return to its normal size. The pore wil hen fill up with the same exact substance within a week or so. I'm not sure what the plug is But I'm guessing it's hardened sebum? It's
  14. Hi so im confused i have tiny holes in my cheeks besides my nose is it a scar or enlarged pores.Is there any way to get rid of it?and whats the best way to treat it?
  15. I'm almost a month in using The Regimen. Before embarking on The Regimen, I usually get clogged pores, my pores are always covered with white / yellowish dirt (I think it's called Sebaceous Filaments). It is very obvious just after I get out of the shower and after cleansing my face. It got worse when I'm using The Regimen, I feel that there more of it and my pores are very enlarged. Prior to The Regimen, I would usually use a blackhead mask to remove it or use a blackhead extractor to get rid o
  16. Hi. I'm a 27 year old woman. I've had cystic acne since I was 12. I've used a lot of products which has let my face skin to be darker than the rest of my body. I now use Retin A which has kept my skin exfoliated. I need a suggestion or a skincare regimen that will get rid of these scars as well as keep my skin healthy and young since I'm starting to develop fine lines. I got done with fighting acne and now I have to deal with scarring which is so disheartening. My skin looks tired and lacks a na
  17. Please bear with me, and thanks for reading this as it it kinda long.... I've always had super oily skin. but it was always smooth, no visable pores unless I got REALLY close to the mirror, then i could sorta see them from certain angles. A massive amount of antibiotics plus huge amounts of emotinal stress (from developing permanent tinnitus) followed by several xrays on my neck, and my skin was drying out and i was getting a couple large headless red zits (i popped one and only water came o
  18. I'm in my second week of using Retin-A and I'm having some effects that don't seem normal, or at least not at all what I was expecting. I know giving up so quick would be stupid, but I'm just looking to vent and talk about others who have had issues with it. 1) Skin is EXTREMELY oily, like I've never seen so much oil coming out of my skin EVER. It looks like my skin is sweating, all the time almost. This has been going on for about 4 days now, initially it was a little oilier but not lik
  19. This is my skin. (See pictures) I'm 17 years old, female, and I have been dealing with acne since I was 12, but it properly started when I was 14. A brief background to my skin: I used Duac when I was about 15. It helped with my acne, but caused my skin texture to react leaving me with an orange peel-like texture, large pores. I think it is also due to over-exfoliation. I was prescribed differin later on, honestly didn't really do much at all. Just made my skin dry, the pore size staye
  20. so im 16 and i've been using tretinoin cream .025% at night and clindamycn in the morning for about three weeks now. I've noticed the pores on my nose and cheeks appear much larger and I have an ice pick scar just below my eye that was never noticeable till now. Could it be the Retin-A is doing this? I'll admit I'm using more than a pea size. Is enlarged pores and depressed scars that are more visible a side effect of using too much tretinoin?
  21. Hi I have been having acne on my left cheek only for six months now. But it has gotten worst this past month. Usually before it was worse when on period but it never goes away! I didn't have this before and I don't understand why it is only on this one spot of my face. The rest of my face is fine. Please help. I included pics from various stages and I am sorry if they seem gross Thanks for the advice. Also I don't drink dairy, I eat organic as much as possible. I try to drink enough w
  22. Hello everyone... I'm in need of help. A year ago I had nice skin... it wasn't perfect as I had dark marks on my cheeks due to acne and also tiny holes on my right temple, but that didn't really bother me... However when 2016 was about to end I sadly lost a loved one and that made me super depressed... I became a shut in, I couldn't sleep, I ate too much and the like... I was able to get on my feet by early march 2017 and I noticed that my pores became larger.... I became very self conscious abo
  23. Check out my pics of my pores. I have some scars, but I feel like the pores are what make my skin look so yucky. I'm looking for advice on how to get this under control! I used to have moderate acne, but Accutane cleared that up. Now I have scars, and my pores are still a wreck. Thanks!