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  1. Hey everyone! So I'm doing pretty good right now (knock on wood. knock on wood. knock on wood). Summary of weeks 1,2, and almost week 3: Week 1 - Drying out. Skin shedding its top layer. Starting to get small bumps/ more zits. Week 2 - INITIAL BREAKOUT. Happened to forehead first, then in different sections of my face. Broke out on forehead, nose, chin, then right cheek, then left cheek, then chin again a bit, then right jawline, now left jawline a bit. Tons of small bumps, more zits, a
  2. Here's a pic from three days into treatment. The active blemish from Day 1 by the corner of my mouth has healed quite a bit, and I think faster than usual. On day 2 I picked at a whitehead on my cheek, which is why you see that new red mark - I know, I know. Do as I say and not as I do - don't pick! Subjectively, the red marks look lighter all over, but I don't think it's that obvious in pics. No new cysts, but still some closed comedones lurking on cheeks, jaw and neck. I will continue to updat
  3. This year, I've become increasingly frustrated with my acne since it has started appearing more frequently in strange places - like my forearms, hands, fingers, and stomach. While in the past I put my acne concerns on the back burner, recent events have made fighting this acne a much higher priority. It's at least somewhat socially acceptable to have acne on the face - or on the back and chest - but not other weird places. It's just scary and frustrating to think that I might not have any c
  4. This is pretty impressive! She used MSM Cream, Rosehip Oil and Mederma. And the results are really good. But I've seen other posts say that any topical cream or any product can't help actual acne scars (dents). So what do you guys think?
  5. I'm dealing with hormonal-based cystic acne at the age of 41, due to having stopped taking oral birth control 13 months ago. My body is in flux and I just am trying to keep up with my skin's (hormones') overreaction to everything that I eat. I've read that some people can reduce the size of a cyst by applying a topical Cortisone treatment; sadly, everything I see available--e.g., Cortizone cream and gel--contain at least one ingredient that seemingly would irritate an already inflamed cyst, if
  6. Hi. I was on accutane 30mg daily and my last dose of it was 4 months ago. I don't have ANY acne and my face was so clear for last 6-7 month. But a week ago, I get 3-4 small acne, and I used Benzoyl Peroxide %5 on them for 4-5 days. They completely disappeared. I was so happy. I wanted to dermaroll my skin with my 1.0 dermaroller. I done dermarolling 4-5?times before, and even I was on accutane, but everytime I done it, my face gets a bit red, then, it will go away in 2-5 hours. If it was ver
  7. which is the best nd which hv u tried n how it worked? is this ok to get http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5N0Y4U?psc=1 if u dnt know wht it is, read this http://clearskinweekend.com/index.php?route=pavblog/blog&id=20 it has been mentioned on this forum many times too.. pls answer this asap cos i wanna get all the stuff tomorrow or day after
  8. I'm on my third week of Differin .1 + Clindamycin, and I thought I'd write about my experience so far, which has been... well, not good, not bad. I'm used to treatments either working immediately, or breaking me out to all hell (also immediately), so this has been a weird limbo experience for me. Week 1: (Used Differin .1 every third night, Clindamycin every morning and night.) Don't know if this was an initial breakout or just a reaction to a night of heavy drinking, but I somehow got a t
  9. im 27 year old girl and my acne is mild to moderate at times - hormonal i think, but I am really tired of having bad skin at my age. My dermatologist has given me a prescription for very low dose of Roaccutane (10mg) to take but i am really reluctant to do this after lots of research , since there seem to be so many side effects some apparently which can stay with you forever. in any case my acne is thankfully not as bad as a lot of people's but it does really get me down at my age to always ha
  10. I got prescribed isotrex 30g 0.5% gel and I've been using it since Tuesday (18th) and it's been fine up until now! I put it on this morning and my face is burning, (not stinging, burning). My skin is sensitive as it is, and I don't want to have to deal with bad super sensitive skin again. I was just wondering if this was normal or not? I use it 2 a day. Thanks
  11. hey guys. so before using retin a, my skin was normal. it wasn't dry nor was it oily. but after using it, my skin started overproducing oil and i don't know if it's the retin a or it just so happens that my oil glands are overproducing sebum because of puberty (i'm 17). did anyone else experience this? if so, what did you do to at least control the oil production? could really use some help. thanks!
  12. So I've finally given up with just about everything OTC, clean & clear, st ives, and plenty of other acne treatments and brands aimed at acne. Most of these things didn't work for me and some even made it worse. Then I tried the natural stuff... You know natural ingredients for face masks and washes... Still having cystic breakouts on my cheeks. So with everything I've tried I think it's time to give up or go topical... Now I have heard mixed reviews on using benzoyl peroxide and I have been
  13. I am from the UK and recently purchased the range of regiman face product. I wanted your opinions on how effective this product actually is in comparison to anything else. I am also on differin right now, but I need something for the morning too and thought this would help. Having gone through some of these pictures, I saw success in all of you beautiful people. I am not happy with my apperance and wish to cleanse my face with acne, so please divulge any information regarding this product. R
  14. Hello! About 2-2.5 weeks ago, I started drinking 3-5 cups/day of green tea, as well as mixing it in with my daily moisterizer (Aveeno Clear Complection), which I apply 3-5 times per day. Over the course of 1 week, I noticed this made a huge improvement, but it was not clearing up everything. Then, I began taking Zinc (25mg/day), Vitamin B6 (100% DV), Vitamin B12 (100% DV), Vitamin C(>100%), and Brewer's Yeast (6 tablets a day w/food) in addition to Vitamin A (100% DV), which I had already be
  15. Hello I am 20 year old male experiencing very mild acne. I have about 4 active pimples most of the time, although they are the deep red ones that turn red and lurk forever on my skin. I also have an obsession with picking my skin, which in turn makes it worse. My derm prescribed me Ziana gel ( Clindymycin/ Tretinoin). I have used Green cream level 9 in the past, so irritation is not really a problem as my skin is used to retinol. It has been 1 week and 4 days since i have been using z
  16. Hello! So today marks the day my package from drugstore.com arrived and I can't wait to start my new skincare routine. So, a little background info. I've been struggling with breakouts since I was a pre-teen. Got really bad around age 16-18 and then after taking an antibiotic for a short period of time it cleared up. I am now 19 and it is back (not nearly as bad, but still, back). I have been wanting to go on accutane the past few years but my insurance does not cover it and it's been h
  17. Hello, friends! I hope you have some wonderful plans for NYE. So ... I have a few questions about diet, as it relates to hormones - and a few other things. If you could take the time to lend me your expertise, I'd be eternally grateful! As I decipher my body's wisdom about what works and doesn't work for it, I've been thinking a lot about times in the past when I was clear, of course. All through college, I was on BC (Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo), and used Differin. I don't think I neede
  18. Hi everyone, This is my first time writing on this website and I just wanted to get some feed back from the users. I'll start off by saying that I have struggled with acne for almost 10 years. I have used almost every over the counter medication, been to numerous dermatologists, spent weeks hiding in my room after acne peels, and as a last ditch effort to cure my acne started a cycle of Accutane. My acne is now at bay but I still get occasional breakouts around 'that time of the month' and al
  19. Hi guys, First - apologies for the essay... I wanted to start a log to track the progress of my tazorac experience not only for my own sanity, but because so far reading everyone's stories and reviews have really helped me find solutions and keep sane while navigating the frustrating waters of acne. I am 26yr female taking ortho tri-cyclin, non-inflamatory acne with sometimes moderate flare-ups (a ton of flesh colour bumps and blackheads all over my cheeks, temples, occasional pustule/p
  20. 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?
  21. Has anyone ever switched from tretinoin to epiduo? I have been using tretinoin .025% for about 2 months, and it is still making my skin red and I am seeing some dark spots/shallow indentation scarring. I went to the derm today and he prescribed me to epiduo along with a few samples of epiduo. I am worried that I will purge more with the use of epiduo...and cause for acne to form leading to more scarring on my cheeks! Also, I am afraid that the 2 months I spent with tretinoin will affect
  22. Treating Acne When You Have Facial Hair

    A Beard May Reduce Absorption Most topical medications, including acne treatments, are effective only when absorbed deep into the skin. To get absorbed, the medications have to contact the skin directly. If you wear a full beard or even a short beard, it may be difficult for the skin to absorb the drug because facial hair literally stands in its way. Applying more medication would probably help. However, you should be reasonable with how much you...
  23. Sulfur for Acne

    Topical application of sulfur has been used to treat various skin conditions since the time of Hippocrates (5thcentury BC). Since the 1960s, science has validated its effectiveness in treating acne, particularly when combined with other ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide. Sulfur is used to treat a variety of conditions, including acne, seborrheic dermatitis (scaly patches and red skin, usually on the scalp), rosacea, scabies, and fungal infections. It treats acne by shedding the outer layer of...
  24. Is It Safe to Use Topical Retinoid Medications (Tretinoin, Adapalene, Tazarotene) When Pregnant?

    Doctors commonly prescribe one of the three available topical retinoid medications--tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene--to patients with acne. So far, there are not enough studies on any of these to conclude that they are safe to use during pregnancy, which is why it is important for any woman who is pregnant or trying to conceive to speak to her physician before using topical retinoids. What Are Topical Retinoids? Retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A that are important for...
  25. So today marks two weeks of using Epiduo again. The first week of it was absolute hell. My acne just about doubled and my skin was painful and itchy all the time. I didn't get discouraged though, because I know that Epiduo is rough on your skin at first. This week, my skin is getting used to the medication so I'm no longer feeling dry and itchy, and I'm starting to see some improvement! (I'll post pictures tomorrow). I'm starting to gain some of my confidence back. Before this breakout, I was do
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