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  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
  2. stuff i've learnt about acne and some of my thoughts regarding the subject. -researching acne is 100% important when trying to "cure" yourself. there is different types of acne. all have specific treatments. (some skin problems are not even acne) - it important to educate yourself on post acne marks & acne scars + how to treat them. it is easy to mistake post acne/ skin damage for active acne. -sodium lauryl sulfate (aka "SLS" for short) is an ingredient in most acne soaps but shoul
  3. Beginning of second day of use of Azelaic acid (began with first application previous night) and I thought I'd stick with a log of general behaviours that may affect my skin as well. Skin: Moderate amount of papules (10-12) on forehead and temples and a cluster of small pustules above one eyebrow. Small number of papules on rest of face, with two pustules on upper lip. Skin is quite bad, having been nearly clear aside from 1 pustule and a couple whiteheads a week ago. Morning after using the
  4. i'm a 15 y/o girl and i've been on accutane now for two months. my first dose was 40mg a day, but last month my derm upped it to 60mg. i've heard this is a pretty high dose (i weigh 125 pounds). my symptoms have been really bad. i'm fair and i regularly struggle from facial redness but the accutane has made it even worse. every day when i don't wear makeup i get asked if i was outside and if i'm sunburnt. my dryness has been really bad too, which makes the makeup i apply to combat my redness loo
  5. ***(Update: Only not even 3 months of using this regimen!!!! 100% recommend these life changing products!)*** I found this forum and created an account just to vent because I am simply too utterly embarrassed to speak about my biggest insecurity to anyone face to face, I would just burst into tears seeing as I'm already ready eyed writing this. I'm 18 and I go through heartache on the daily trying to deal and cope with my moderate/severe acne and scars. It may seem like stupid thing to let con
  6. Recently, a family member bought me Clean and Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Cream Cleanser and Clean and Clear Morning Burst Fruit Infusions Reviving Cleanser as a gift. I had a bad experience in the past with Clean and Clear, because I used it about a year ago, my skin always burned and I had marks/rashes on parts of my face. I imagine that it was an allergic reaction. So I was a bit apprehensive when my family member bought this for me. But I didn't want to be rude and not use it. I used it, a
  7. I need to know what these bumps are and how to get rid of them. I started to get these in the summer :/ I provided pictures too! I wash my face 2 a day
  8. I just wanted to write a brief history of my experience with acne before going into writing accutane blogs. I have had acne since I was nine years old. When I was younger it was only a few pimples but it got worse throughout middle school. It seemed to calm down in high school and college but I still never had clear skin. Now after graduating college it has all flared up again. When I was in middle school I used Retin-A and differin topical creams that were prescribed to me by my primary c
  9. 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 common.1,2...
  10. I have been using Zindaclin & Differin, for over 6 months, as well as being on Tetralysal antiobitic tablets. Unfortunately, my acne hasn't improved, & I'm wondering if I should persevere or change my prescription.
  11. Alright so I went to the dermatologist today and she prescribed me a very low dose of oratane. That is 20 mg per week. So what I'm asking is, will it be as effective as taking it daily? I'm still in high school so I figured that she might've wanted to minimize the side effects of oratane. That's great, But I hate acne too so... Thanks for your time! I'm 17 by the way if that matters.
  12. Many of you suffering with acne or other skin problems know all too well that when your skin doesn't look right, neither does anything else in your life. It becomes all you focus on, despite the many great things happening in your life. Many of you also know that not popping zits is one of the hardest things to do when you've got acne... Especially when your "bad habit" becomes a full blown impulse control disorder, and refraining from picking or touching your skin is darn near impossible.
  13. Hi there. I am a 17-year-old girl with hormonal acne. I have tried birth control, Ortho Tri-Cylcen Lo, and I did not like the side effects of it. I gained weight and my mood swings were absolutely TERRIBLE. What sucks, my acne and my weight are two of my biggest insecurites, and the pounds were just packing on, I had to go off of the birth control, no matter how much work it was doing for my skin. So, I am here ready to move on to my next option. I am looking at light or laser surgey, but I d
  14. notsashagrey

    Day 14

    As of today I will have been on Roaccutane for two weeks. I'm fairly sure the breakout I'm currently having is indeed my IB because I woke up this morning with four or five new whiteheads on my cheeks and jaw, but I'd rather have those rather than painful cysts any day. They look small and like they'll pass soon. The biggest and most painful cyst from yesterday has gone down heaps too, leaving an angry red mark. I also have a hella painful bigass bump on my right cheekbone next to my hairline bu
  15. I'm 15 years old and I've always had acne but it started getting worse about a year ago. My mom took me to the doctor a couple months ago and I was prescribed minocycline which helped clear most of my acne. Now, I'm stuck with these dark marks on my cheeks and forehead that are taking FOREVER to go away. When I go to school, I wear makeup but it's not full coverage enough to cover everything. It causes me depression and anxiety almost everyday. Please give me some advice (The two scars under
  16. So, I'm kinda hopeful right now that my acne is just hormonal and teenage (I'm 16 years old and had it since I was 13). It is only mild but it does annoy me. Anyway, both of my parents said they had teenage acne, but my dad said his was pretty moderate so was slightly worse than mine, although I think I might just keep stopping it from getting to that stage with all my different treatments (so if I stopped treating it and let it be, it could be moderate rather than mild). I asked them when t
  17. Hi guys so I decided to do a log of my current regimen with the new topical gel my derm prescribed meziana/biacna. I will attach pictures, but if you want to know a little background story of my acne, there is a post about it on my profile. My regimen: AM- wash my face with spectro jel for blemish prone skin apply spectro jel moisturizer for blemish prone skin take 1 capsule of minocycline 50mg with breakfast PM- take 1 capsule of minocycline 50mg with dinner wash my face with the sa
  18. Name: Jensen Age: 17 Gender: FTM Okay, now that I've got that outta the way: Hi. I'm Jensen. I'm 17, live in New England, and I've had mild to moderate acne since I was about 8 or 9. I have acne on my face, neck, along my hairline, and on my chest, shoulders, arms, back and upper belly. I haven't tried much in terms of treatment, aside from obsessively washing myself. I did give ProActiv a couple tries- once when I was 12 and once earlier this year. I have fairly sensitive skin, though
  19. From the album: Teenage Acne

    So basically I had experienced 5 years of continuous breakouts on the surface and even pimples under the skin I couldn't get rid off for months. I jumped on the regime in October 2013 and followed the instructions as precisely as I could and as consistently as I could. My face shredded in the first two months and it looked worse but because I was just so out of hope, acne.org was the only thing I decided to stick to. I saw results by the third and fourth month. The lumps and bumps were reduced o
  20. I'm 18 and female, and have suffered with acne for almost 5 years. I've been on the following treatments with the following results, listed from oldest to newest: Benzoyl peroxide/salycylic acid/tretinion regimen- This regimen dried my skin out (and I don't have sensitive skin!) and did not help my acne much above regimen plus Doxycycline- the antibiotic that did nothing from my acne, same results as before Amoxicillin twice a day/benzoyl peroxide/tretinion- THIS WAS THE CURE TO MY ACNE. Unfortu
  21. Hi, Acne was never a big deal just the odd pimple here and there, my acne became a problem in grade 10 it started on my face and back and got worse by the day, I have acne on my cheeks,neck,forehead,back, and I get the odd pimple on the nose and other spots. My acne on my back has gone to my lower back now. I have no idea what to do I have tried different things like pro active and other store products but they seem to never work for anyone with worse acne,I'm currently taking baths in epsom
  22. Ok so I switched from the birth control lo loestrin fe to ortho tri cyclen, I have been on ortho for 11 days. Initially I saw a decrease in the size and number of closed comedones on my forehead, I also did not get a large inital breakout like I expected to. About three days ago I noticed the inflammation of the CCs coming back and some of them have turned in to large pimples. Where I had 0 pimples last week now I have 6. Is this breakout still me adjusting to the medicine? Should I stick wi
  23. Background I have been stuggling with acne for the past few months. I had started on proactive when I was in 6th grade for moderate acne. it cleared me up completely until about a year ago then it stopped working. I went odd of it my face freaked out (the worst acne I ever had) I went back on, it has been mostly clear besides A LOT of Closed Condones & Mild Scarring & Hyperpigmentation Starting to also get large cystic Acne from Birth Control- I am going to change it soon. Goa
  24. After much research on the subject on the internet there is a general consensus that 90% of teenage acne is caused by demodex mites and that only 10% is caused by bacteria. Because the sebaceous glands produce more sebum during our teenage years because of our fluctuating hormone levels it makes our facial skin an ideal breeding ground for demodex mites. They can quickly increase in numbers and this is what results in bacterial infections and acne. As they decompose they block our pores which le
  25. Background: Female in late teens, have had acne since early teens. Escalated to moderately severe in my high school years. I had been seeing a dermatologist the entire time, their bp/salycylic acid/clindamycin regimen did NOTHING for my skin. I liked tretinoin. Antibiotics (specifically amoxicillin) CURED me of my acne. I was on it for 1 year+ and obviously had to stop. I have been self treating my acne for the past few months. Acne type: Moderately-severe. Skin is dry-ish especially in the w