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  1. I've been using Jojoba Oil lately which I absolutely love, it's been great for my skin so far and I'd recommend it to anyone. I have however been wondering if Jojoba Oil halts or slows down the process of getting sun tan? I read it's good for sun damaged skin which made me wonder. Thanks in advance.
  2. Im going to travel in about 2 weeks to spain where it is pretty hot. Im gonna try ti get as tan as possible. My acne is pretty mild but i have sensitive and red skin. Im on the regimen now but i was wondering if i should stop with the regimen during the one week on vacation or continue. And will i easy get new break outs when i come home? Thank you
  3. Hello guys again. The summer is coming and my dermatologist will most likely prescribe me Isotretinoin for my acne (He put me on doxy for a month while I was making my analytics to reduce a little bit the inflammation and after this month he said he will give me something stronger) so i'm worried about sun. I will start Accutane, let's say on May 14, so would I be able to go the swimming pool or to the beach during summer? of course using sunscreen and stuff. What's your opinion?
  4. Hi there I am off on holiday in June and looking for a high spf facial sunscreen that is moisturising but wont break me out. I was ideally looking for something about spf 50, my daily moisturiser has spf 30, but would like that extra protection while I am away. I have heard good things about zinc oxide in sunscreen although most reviews of those say they leave a white cast on your face, which I'm not too keen on either. Any recommendations would be great Gill
  5. I am a 21 year old male. I was a senior in highschool in 2010, this is when I first started noticing I had oily greasy forehead skin. In fact, someone pointed it out to me one day and said my head looked really really shiny and made a big deal about it. I still never had hardly even a single zit. After the summer of 2011 I started breaking out horrendously. It was god awful and it was certainly severe acne. (around this time I also got a yorkie dog. I notice that when I take him to the
  6. My face turns red after applying sunblock on over benzoyl peroxide; this didn't happen a couple of months ago. What can/should I do to relieve the redness?
  7. So i've always been told different things about whether the sun, helps acne, or makes it worse. Some say yes, no, 10 minutes is good, 30 mins is, etc etc. Just wondering what is everyones opinion on this forum? and if it does help, what is the ideal time to spend in the sun thanks a lot
  8. Just wondering why i keep reading about not going outside unless applying/adding sunscreen to your face or moisturizer? With summer right around the corner and my face clearing up the only place i want to be is on the beach soaking up the sun Would it be bad for my acne if i was still doing the regimen twice a day, and going outside tanning? Also would it be ok to use just any sunscreen lotion ? or is there one specifically that you can recommend for the face? Steph
  9. I was using AHA as a moisturizer every few days for about a month. Then I stopped and as per the instructions continued to use sunscreen for a week. However, I've noticed I am still quite photosensitive. Has anyone else noticed an increased sensitivity to the sun even after quitting AHA?
  10. Hey all, i've been on the regimen for about 3 weeks and it's working pretty well. i only have mild acne to begin with, but it was getting annoying...the beginning of this week i had a few blemishes, but 0 new zits for the first time in forever. (of course as we speak 2 more have shown up) ... anyway, i'll be going to bermuda this weekend and i was just wondering if i should stop the BP for a few days before (or even for the whole week i'm there) or just use at night or something, because i
  11. Hello! I have some red and dark marks left after acne on my cheeks. I am done with my accutane course 30. May. I'm thinking around 1 month there will be full sun out and such. And my marks is probably not 100% gone by then... Can I tan without them getting worse? Or do I have to "hide" until my marks are faded completely? And 5. September - I'm maybe leaving to Bali and I will get sun on my face all the time there. But I think my marks will be more faded around that time though. What d
  12. Which Season Is Worst for Acne?

    Study results on what season tends to coincide with more acne are a mixed bag: Four studies conclude that acne worsens during winter and improves in the summer Three studies conclude the opposite--that acne worsens during summer and improves in the winter Five studies conclude that there is no association between seasons and acne So, as we can see, it's too early to confidently confirm any answer to which season is worst for acne. However, slightly more evidence points...
  13. Are Self-tanners Safe for Acne-prone Skin?

    Self-tanners, also known as sunless tanners, are topical cosmetic products for achieving a tanned appearance without the risks of sun exposure. Self-tanning products contain chemicals that darken surface skin cells, creating an artificial tan that lasts several days. There are many types of self-tanners on the market, including lotions, gels, mousses, and sprays. Self-tanners should not be confused with temporary bronzers and makeup bronzers. Bronzers create a tanned look by applying color to the top of the...
  14. Today it's been worst weather for an acne sufferer,, Loooot's of sun whihc opens the pores, also the wind was blowing straight into my face, Totally a break out, going to see it. Also hot weather= Perspiration and heat= Bacne lot's more of it, the only thing that I'm positive about is we'll take a ride to the dead sea, and pamper myself in it's salty water and sunbathing that'll clear up my back, Yay for That. Love xoxo
  15. El4cure

    Week One

    Alright so I skipped a few days because of college midterms, but my skin has improved soooooo much. I have been using garlic and my MB drying lotion for active breakouts. I have about 3 active pimples but they're going away day by day and hopefully won't be accompanied by more. I broke out most where my skin was overly dry and peeling. My 2 stress pimples I got, that I popped have gone flat completely and the one on my cheek has maybe one day left to completely heal. I went to the beach a couple
  16. I'm going to Mexico for spring break in about 2.5 weeks. I am currently on my last month of Accutane (40 mg/day). I'll be in the sun a lot, so I'm worried about getting a horrible sunburn. I know it takes about a month for it to completely be out of your system, but if I stop taking it right now will it help reduce my sensitivity to the sun?
  17. Do any of these interfere with the ability to acquire a tan? I am currently using the sodium sulfacetamide on my back and the duac and differin on other affected areas. I have mild acne on my back and very little acne on my face and chest. And yes, I am aware of how damaging the sun can be to one's skin but I use 50 SPF whilst tanning. Thanks.
  18. Does this medication cause increased sensitivity to the sun and/or prevent one from tanning?
  19. Because of scarring/hyperpigmentation and fear of it getting worse? I hate it when well-intentioned people tell me to just "wear sunscreen", as if it's that's simple. As if you don't have to reapply it throughout the day or worry about it coming off if you sweat or touch your face. Half of my daily anxiety is regarding whether or not my sunscreen is working, should I reapply now, did I put on enough. I use a physical + chemical combo (Elta MD UV Clear with 9% zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate), an
  20. Hi.. So I've been using benzoyl peroxide for about 2 months now and it actually has cleared up my mild acne around my mouth. I am left with some hyperpigmentation and potential whiteheads that go away as I continue to use the benzoyl peroxide (5% wash in morning, 5% wash at night, 2.5% spot treatment overnight). I just use the wash and spot treatment around my mouth, where my acne is. However, I traveled to Florida for a vacation and have only been here two days and noticed that around my mouth
  21. I am male 23 yo with very mild acne . But I still wanted to get rid of it . I went to a dermatologist and she prescribed me topical differin and oral doxycycline and I didn't take the fact that docy can increase your sensitivity to sun and cause skin discoloration . I used it for only 4-5 days 100mg/day and I didn't take the sun thing seriously .. then I got irritated reddish discoloration on my cheeks . I am not sure whether it's because of the docy but I think it's. I use mioxidil 5% for my b
  22. Do Topical Retinoids Increase Sensitivity to the Sun?

    Recommendations for Retinoids and Sun Exposure Retinoids are a class of topical prescription medications that are proven to be somewhat effective in the treatment of acne. They work to clear acne by clearing clogged pores and reducing inflammation. The three approved retinoids used for the treatment of acne are: Tretinoin Tazarotene Adapalene [0.1% strength is now available over-the-counter] All three of these retinoids have caution and warning sections regarding sun exposure printed on their package inserts. These warnings state that...
  23. Please help me! I've had mild acne since I was about 15 (I'm 18 now.) I've finally started to take it seriously and actually educate myself. I wash my face morning and night, but that's about it. I used to pick pretty badly, but thankfully since I was so young, have no major scarring. I do, however, have s e v e r e red marks that feel like they've been there for ages. I only very recently started looking into healing these, and keep reading about how much the sun worsens them. I g
  24. I was on a beach vacation for about a week. In that time, I had one whitehead and all the redness subsided despite being in the sun for awhile each day (First time clear in months). I came home and developed a terrible breakout that doesn't seem to want to go away. I'm not sure why my constant breakouts was cured on vacation...could it be? A. Pillowcases changed daily B. Being in sunlight for longer than usual at home, to the point of almost burning. C. sleeping early? D. Wearing sun
  25. Im currently two months into treatment on 40mg built up from 20mg and I am going to Italy for a 3 days this weekend and greece for a week at the end of june. I would like to know other peoples experiences with going in the sun while on the drug. Should I stop taking roaccutane prior to going to greece or even just lower my dose? How long does it take to leave the system to make a difference. Last but not least what factor should I use and does anyone have any recommendations for sun cream for
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