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  1. opalrose11

    Hormonal Acne Or Not?

    How do you tell if you have hormonal acne or not? Does the acne appear in a certain region? Does it happen at a certain time of the month? These are questions I have been asking myself, and researching yet cant find the answer!! I have had acne since I was 16 and it became severe, I went on accutane and it work wonders. I was confident, clear, and so happy. But then my acne relapsed and I went back on accutane, my skin cleared and i was happy again. Now my skin has replased and Im 18....
  2. ScarletBegonias

    Post Accutane Update

    Hey everyone! It has been nearly a year since I have logged into acne.org because as of today...I am 100% CLEAR!! Hooray! I wanted to share a quick update to inspire any apprehensive acne sufferers to give Accutane a try if you have found yourself out of options and out of hope. I suffered from persistent, painful, cystic acne for 10 years and on that milestone year I decided to be brave and take the plunge into Accutane world. I was prescribed Zenatane 40mg then eventually my dosage was upped t
  3. Bubble Glinda

    Day 1

    Day 1. 9:00 Washed with Proactive added pure aloe gel or scabs along with Simple 24 hr day/night cream. Skin on forehead so oily by 1:00 Thinking about somehow adding more BP to the proactive cream. I like the way the system works and it suppresses around 80% of it but it doesn't stop my face from getting oily and it doesn't keep the CC away. Food: Breakfast Vegan pancakes (banana, Egg, vanilla &honey), Lunch: Chicken, gluten free corn chips. Drank a LOT of water though with Crystal l
  4. Just wanted to drop by and share my experience with spiro. I’m 34 female who has been struggling with hormonal acne on my jawline(big cysts) on and off for years. I was nervous and skeptical about going on spiro for years despite being told my multiple dermatologists that’s what I needed to be on. I was scared of having an initial breakout and the hormonal changes it would bring. I had read many negative experiences on this site as well that made me delay going on it until 7 months ago when
  5. OK so.... I'm an idiot. Well, not really an idiot, but I honestly wonder why I did this to myself - and why I canNOT stop picking in a vengeful rage against my poor, poor face. I added extra glycolic acid to the parts that are in the picture as obviously red and messed up. The rest of my skin basically looks fine, though since cutting down to just 1G Pantothenic acid supplementing a day it is definitely getting oilier. Background info - I bought 70% Glycolic acid undiluted (extremely high pe
  6. Hi there. This is my second round of Accutane and I find myself wishing that I had a log from my first round (in 2009) to refer to. So starting this one to track my progress. I will try to keep it succinct as possible and plan to update at least weekly with photos. My main concerns: ability to continue weight training- already have pre-existing joint issues; dry skin and covering up IB for work; fatigue as I have two youngish kids (2&5) and work 12 hour shifts in the emergency department.
  7. I've been through a lot of ups and downs the past few weeks. Things were getting better, and then suddenly I had a lot of new cysts form. I have to say, I am much less inflamed now and I feel like I am making progress. My face is still terrible, but I really do feel like things are moving in the right direction. I have about 4 huge cysts on my cheeks that are taking forever to go away. They are in the worst spots too-- really visible and impossible to cover with makeup. They are finally
  8. Signorina822

    I wish...

    I wish I was able to find my ancient acne.org profile. My problems then, at 14 years old, paled in comparison to what I'm currently dealing with at only 25. Random, ugly scarring on one side of my face only. It all started about a year ago but I brushed it off as one bad zit but to be quite honest I was in denial. Acne had not been a problem for years and I honestly could not recall having a zit where this new scar was forming...but I digress...and at that point in time, I let it go. This pa
  9. K10S84

    Differin Day 1

    I'm 32 years old, and have had moderate, yet unrelenting acne since I was 11 years old. Early on I was prescribed antibiotic topicals only to be discouraged because not only did they not do anything to help my acne, but because I then knew that even a professional couldn't help. My parents bought me proactive, various BP and salicylic acid products. None helped. Oh, and worse, my parents assumed it was because I wasn't using them. I distinctly remember feeling so horrible that the products an
  10. hello hello, I have been reading these forums for YEARS and have just recently felt confident enough to share my own success with certain products. when I was 23 my chin exploded in painful red cysts that refused to dissipate. it was shit. after lots of research and blood tests it turns out that I, like tons of women, am estrogen dominant. I started acupuncture and taking supplements for my imbalance. After three months, I do not have any more cysts. This is what I take: Margarite pills (plum
  11. When Will I Grow Out of Acne?

    The Hormones That Cause Acne Decrease with Age The Statistics: How Likely Is Acne Beyond Adolescence? Conclusion The Hormones That Cause Acne Decrease with Age Growing out of acne depends largely on hormones. The main hormones that lead to acne are called androgens. These are produced at higher levels during puberty, which leads to increased production of skin oil, clogged pores, and eventually pimples. When people reach adulthood, androgen levels typically stabilize, and acne becomes less...
  12. So I have been on The Regimen since March 2016, but suddenly I've started breaking out again on my chin and upper lip after 6 months! I take saw palmetto, zinc, vit. d and c, as well as Olly superfoods and fiber supplements daily. I eat pretty well and have upped my water intake to 70ish oz per day. I did recently started working out more and I've cut back on sugar, but I thought that was supposed to help my skin! I'm super frustrated because my skin was flawless until now! Anybody else have thi
  13. Hi, I have been on Spironolactone 100mg for 4 full weeks now, and this past week have experienced one of the worst breakouts of my life. I have cysts everywhere and my face is aching. It seems as though the breakouts are moving down my face - starting with a breakout all over my forehead (which is unusual for me) but has now cleared, then breakouts around my nose and on my upper lip, and now finally some nasty cysts on my chin, jaw line, and cheeks. Is it normal to have such an aggressive
  14. fettered2freedom

    Dkr + Diet Update, Day 30 W/ Pix

    I haven't been great about following the regimen to a T as recommended by Dan, unfortunately... It has been too drying to my skin, and using moisturizer after applying the BP just inevitably has me slathering it on parts of my face I don't have acne to begin with - which causes it to look sorta damaged and doesn't help me keep it concentrated on the problem areas like around my chin. I was using Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer because they are a bit more nourishing, but now that I've run out o
  15. lia michelle

    Day 4 on the regimen

    Hello all :-) I am on day 4 of the acne.org regimen! I've tried to keep notes of every day on the regimen to keep track of my progress and so far this is what I have. The first morning I woke up with a breakout on my chin but the scars around my cheeks were visibly lighter. The next day I woke up with just white heads (which rarely happens for me, I usually have cysts), and my pores also appeared to be smaller. BUT, on this day I was kind of lazy with the application, and waited too longer a
  16. Hi guys. I I was wondering if any of you had got roaccutane through a private dermatologist. If so where did you find them and how much did your course of roaccutane cost? I will tell you my nightmare NHS story... I got referred back in January for an appointment in July (as I went away in the interim) however, when I got to the hospital it wasn't to see a dermatologist for roaccutane but for a mole removal?!?! Anyway again my GP referred me to the hospital. After waiting 2 months I called
  17. Hi, I have been on Spironolactone 100mg for 4 full weeks now, and this past week have experienced one of the worst breakouts of my life. I have cysts everywhere and my face is aching. It seems as though the breakouts are moving down my face - starting with a breakout all over my forehead (which is unusual for me) but has now cleared, then breakouts around my nose and on my upper lip, and now finally some nasty cysts on my chin, jaw line, and cheeks. Is it normal to have such an aggressive in
  18. b hyman

    Instagram selfie

    From the album: My skin

    My skin at its best after holiday ( with a little help from makeup)
  19. Hey guys, so I'm new here. I'm kind of at my wits end with acne. I want so badly to be 100% clear all the time, not 99.9999% SOME of the time. Let me fill you in on my acne history: Acne reared its evil head(s) sometime shortly after my first menstrual period during the summer of my 12th birthday. Middle school was absolute hell, both for my face and my social life. The acne was, I'd say, mildly severe, mainly localized on my cheeks, forehead, and around my lips. It remained this way through m
  20. I have come to my wits end. I've had acne since I was 16 and have just turned 24. It improved when I went on the bcp when I was 18 but then took a turn for the worst and I'd rather not bandaid the problem with the pill. I eat a vegetarian diet with very little dairy. My normal routine is oxygen cleanser, paulas choice 2% bha liquid, occasionally spot treat with bp, moisturise. I feel like I've tried every regimen and miracle product under the sun! Any tips or suggestions would be much appreciate
  21. Hi everyone, Probably you are tired of posts entitled 'how I cured/cleared acne for good', but I didn't come up with a better title for my intervention in this forum. What I want to share is really what effectively cleared my skin and you may use it as a reference for your own skincare. A brief context for my acne: I started having acne some months before my menstruation (12 years old) and the only thing throughout 18 years that controlled my acne was contraceptive pill (never did accutane).
  22. UptownTax

    Saw Palmetto

    Hi all! 34 year old female with hormonal acne. I started getting cystic acne (only on lower half of face) since about 20 years old. When I turned 31 I started spiro and retin-a. My skin quickly cleared up for the first time since I started having acne. After about 6 months, I stopped the spiro, and only continued with the retin-a. For the proceeding 11 months, my skin was still perfectly clear. August last year I did the Aztec clay mask for the first time in a few years before a concert and a
  23. b hyman

    August 2013

    From the album: My skin

    This is my skin before Accutane... Beneath the makeup I was still suffering from cystic acne but that has cleared up two weeks into my course. *sigh of relief*
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