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  1. Evading Infiltrator

    hey all

    Hi, my name's Katie, I'm (obviously) new here. I just found this page during one of my many internet searches. Sorry, I'm still feeling a little embaressed talking about this, I never talk to anyone about my acne, so this will take a little getting used to Anyway, I've had mild to moderate (moderate lately) acne since I was about 13 or 14, I am now 21. Same old story, tried everything I could think of, obviously with no long term sucsess. All of the SA and BP washes and creams I could find, ProActiv, some chinese things, Retin-A, vitamin B5, microdermabrasion cloths, diets, and alot of other things that would take to long to name. Growing up with this has pretty much destroyed every tiny speck of confidence that may have had a chance otherwise. I was a shy kid to begin with When I was younger, both of my closest friends had acne too, sometimes worse than I. But guess what? They got better, and I just, um, didn't. I supose I should be happy that I have friends who understand what it's like, but really, it just makes it harder to be around them, because they see me, and because they understand, they feel really sorry for me. For some reason I just caaan't take that. I would rather be able to pretend that it was no big deal, you know? It just doesn't seem fair that they're fine now, and I'm not. Hehe, sorry, didn't mean to whine right away, great impression I'm making, huh? Fact is, I hardly feel like living right now, I hardly do stuff with any of my friends, I would rather pull my hair out than leave the house, why does this have to run my life? I always leave my hair down, cover my face in makup, and I still don't want to see anyone. Will my life always be like this? Hmm, sorry about the long borrring post, I'm sure nobody's interested, but I just wanted to vent, and it's so nice to hear from people who actually understand and are going through the same thing.....I take my hat off to all of you who've learned to live with this. I don't think people realize what an acomplishment that is. Sorry to sound so depressed, *sigh*....what would I do without tv shows?
  2. I suffer from mild acne..I guess. It started when I was about 14 or 15, I'm now 17 and it's got worse over the years. At first, it was just a small patch between my eyes and the odd pimple on my cheeks or chin. I ate junk food, I rubbed, I scrubbed, I picked, I pecked, and I made it all worse. I had very little/no experiance of how to cope with acne, so can you blame me. Anyway..now, I'm trying to make up for my sins. I have some pimples on my forehead, and hairline, sides of my mouth, my chin (is actually the worst at the moment.) a few pimples on my cheeks, and the sides of my face, and between my eyes..so..everywhere? Don't get my wrong, it's not the really serious stuff. It's just a few pimples here there and everywhere, then throw in a few tons of red-marks, I look horrible. No part of my face is really clear. The last...3-4 weeks, I've really set my mind to clearing it up, even just a little bit. I don't want it to control my life anymore. I want to be able to look people in the eyes when I'm talking to them. I want to be a bit more confident. I want to be able to go out without make-up, and not feel like a ugly freak. I know, I know..it's what's on the inside that counts? But, what if I'm a horrible person, eh? No one thinks of that. Nah, I'm alright, I hope. And I always make myself say "I love you" to my reflection, even on the worst of days. I just want that extra bit of confidence, you know? I just want to be comfortable in my own skin. Anyway. The last few weeks, I've tried to improve my diet, more fruit and veg, less junk, what I thought were the right foods, brown bread, pasta, potatos, lots and lots of water (in the form of Green tea, since that much cold water would make me sick, not to mention freezing.) fruit juice, anything else good I could get my hands on. I didn't really know there were foods that flare acne up, I just thought good food was good food. I didn't know there was fruits I shouldn't eat, and white bread and pasta were a no-no. It's really hard getting everything right. On my face..well, over the last few days, I've been washing my face with Eucerin (dry/sensitive skin face-wash), followed, in the morning by a gentle scrub using Baking Soda, then, Apple Cider Vinegar, mixed with water, applied to the face and left on for 10 minutes. After that, I moisturise, just anything I can get my hands of, really.. I haven't been wearing make-up recently.. At night, I wash with Eucerin, then apply a egg-white and lemon mask for 15 minutes, wash off, then moisturise. I've heard the mask is good for red-marks. Yeah..that's me, basically. Oh! PILLS! I've been taking vitamin B6, evening primrose, a multi-vitamin, zinc pill, zinc and vitamin C tablet. I've taken Pantothenic Acid, but I ran out the other day, and haven't had the chance to re-stock (we live a long way from any towns/cities, and my parents are rowing a lot recently, I don't dare ask them.) Yeah, when I next get out, I'm going to buy some more, because I've heard it's affective, also, I'm going to TRY and purchase some Benzoyl Peroxide gel/cream. Would the two be okay together, along with a healthy enough diet and lots of water? PLEASE HELP. I'll take any advice you guys have..I'm new at this, and it's really hard choosing the right things over the fads. I don't want to do anything too extreme, the healthy way has worked for me in the past with other ailments, and I have faith in it. ANYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME OUT TO READ THIS. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH. Any advice would mean the world to me. I've just done a 3 day detox..trying to clear myself, mostly fruit juice, lemon and water, and Green tea.. Please let it help me on my way to clear skin.. Please give me advice you have on my routine...Please?
  3. tommy_boi


    Ive just found this bottle in my girlfriends bathroom and it sounds kinda interesting as ive heard good things about aloe vera, currently with the regimen i'musing "Simple" moisturising lotion, i was wondering if this lotion my girlfriend has would be better at moisturising, the exact name of it is, "OIL OF ALOE" and underneath it says Moisturising Lotion, then it says, Enriched with Aloe Vera & pro vitamin B5. pH balanced, does this sound ok as it's a rather bigger bottle than my moisturiser aswell so i can ask where she got it from,? the only thing i'm worried about is it dont say on the back, dermatologically tested or non comedogenic, too that face my simple moisturiser only says dermatologically tested but it just say 100% oil free etc, please just let me know what you think as i don't wanna start using it and i come madly out with spots from it, i can post the ingredients if needed.
  4. Hi everyone, Im new to this forum and am just about to start Dan's regime. Ive had moderate acne since 14. Now at the age of 19 i do not generally get acne anywhere on my face apart from my chin. Its ridiculous though becuase it really contrasts with the rest of my face and makes me look horible. Anyway i though i just let you know about vitamin B5. I dont know wether you have come across it but ive been using it for two weeks and it has worked really well. It hasn't completely cleared my skin; maybe its too soon to tell but there has been significant improvement. I have incredibly oily skin and vitamin b5 has totaly solved this problem. However i still posses some acne and am hoping that taking it in conjunction with the regime will totaly clear my skin. I must stress though that vitamin b5 totaly eliminates excess oil on your face. Also you may want to try a internal cleansing regime wich cleans your body of toxins that may be the partial cause of your acne. It requires you to eat nothing but apples for 3 days and only drink water. I hope my face totaly clears up and i wish the same for all of you.
  5. I was on the regimen for some time, until I figured out I never should have started it in the first place. All of those chemicals really are not good for the skin, I still have fine lines and lingering redmarks from all of the BP. Recently, I've been playing with Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5). I've been taking 12.8 grams per day, and I haven't broken out for weeks. Oil production is down, my skin is clearing up fast, and other than the redmarks still lingering from BP, my face is looking great. Here is a more detailed version of my daily regimen: http://www.acneelimination.com/regimens/reg1.html If you haven't tried mega-dosing on Pantothenic Acid before, I strongly urge you give it a go! Worked wonders for me!
  6. I've been working at a pizza place for almost 2 months now. Recently, I've noticed not more breakouts than usual but a lot of tiny little bumps on my forehead and more blackheads on my chin! A few of my co-workers have acne and we all have come to the conclusion its because of the grease in the kitchen. Obviously, there's more to mine than their's but now I have to deal with these little ugly bumps that I never had before! They're not red either but flesh coloured and makeup doesn't hide them. I use an exfoliating scrub everyday (www.no-acne.com) and at first it was making my skin REALLY nice but now these little bumpies have appeared and its not making them go away. I also still have tons of blackheads on my nose and lip line too. What should I do? Try a new cleanser? Go through with Smoothbeam and/or Vitamin B5? Its obviously the oil that's doing it. I was thinking of having my hours cut too but I don't wanna quit cuz I like the job and the people I work with.
  7. i dont know wat to do anymore my 13 yr old daughter has mild acne all over her face i've been to the derm and all he gave us was benzaclin, Retin-A .01% and .025% and clindamycin phosphate gel 1% and none of them worked everytime i look at her face it seems that it gets worse everytime i've had moderate acne when i was a teenager and i left it alone and it just dissappered i told her to leave it alone but it seems that its only clearing on the forehead and getting worse around the cheecks wat is the best way to treat mild acne without prescriptions? wat are the best products that wont irritate the skin? soaps? moisturizers? wat about vitamin B5?
  8. Ive had numerous problems with cleansers and moisturizers that dont work well with the BP and are too irritating on my skin resulting in blotchyness, reddness and immense dryness/flaking etc ( = skin not lookin too good) i found a product range that is practically ALL geared towards acne prone blemished sensitive skin by the brand 'simple' called 'simple : oil control'. the brand is appropriately named simple as the products contain minimum ingredients. text on a site i found is below which descibes it best : these products truly deserve 10 out of 10! the product range includes 'deep cleaning facewash', 'regulating exfoliator wash', 'pore purifying toning gel', 'shine manage moisturiser', 'oil balancing cleansing wipes', 'overnight oil control treatment', and 'triple facepack'. they are in green packaging and the full range is available at superdrug, sainsburys and boots, as well as some items sold in other shops. the moisturiser is priced at £4.69 for 75ml the facewipes £4.29 for 25 the exfoliator wash £4.15 for 150ml the toner £4.15 for 150ml and the other products are charged at similar prices. they may not seem very cheap, but they are often on special offer somewhere. here is a list of reasons why i would advise you to try them: - natural ingredients (witch hazel, vitamin e, vitamin b5) - good ethical policy (environmentally friendly, no animal testing) - modestly priced - no harsh ingredients or additives - does exactly what it says on the bottles! - unperfumed so better for the skin and doesn't clash with perfume - in well shaped bottles (pump of facewash is convenient, moisturiser stands up so you can get every last bit out of the bottle) - has no ingredients which clash with prescription medication for acne (gentle so can be used if taking accutane, no salycilic acid so won't stop the effectiveness of retina a) - the facewash lasts ages - all the necesities of a good skincare routine - all products are oil free - all products are alcohol free - all products are dermatologically approved - all products are non comegenic (so they won't block pores) what more could you ask for? my regimen with this : -wash with the simple face wash/cleanser -apply dans BP gel -apply a generous amount of the gentle toner (feels great afterwards, completely non-irritating after the bp, leaves skin soft, hydrated but with no shine, stickyness) - apply simple moisturizer (if needed, not always necesary after the highly hydrating toner). my skin used to be flakey and dry throughout the day, feel heavy and slightly uncomfortable from the moisturizer but now its the best it has been EVER just wanted to inform people of these products, if you are having trouble with your current products such as dryness and irritation etc. an example of the packaging : http://www.auravita.com/products/AURA/ACHB12185.asp pther simple products at bottom of page.
  9. i'm FUCKING tired of acne. i have severe acne since middle school and it fucked up my self-esteem. i can't even fucking carry on a nice conversation with a fucking hot girl anymore. FUCK ACNE. so anyways, i just recently found out about Evolution-X and i'm about to purchase it. but i'm kinda worried it might not work, i mean it is sold over the internet and you know how much bullshit goes around here. also the name doesn't sound to convincing, sounds like another EXTREME marketing bullshit. but i'm desperate and it sounds awesome. the main stuff in this formula is b5 vitamins i guess. has anyone tried evolution-x or any other type of vitamin b5? and if so, has it worked? do the GNC kind work? HELP ME I WANT TO GET RID OF ACNE FOR GOOD.
  10. Ok, so im planning to start taking the mega dose of 10g per day of vitamin B5. So i went to my health shop and stocked up on it. Bought like 3 different brands. They didnt have stock of that much B5 in one brand. The one i bought (Viridian) has B5 in it but also: Vit B5 - 350mg Vegeterian Cellulose Capsule - 100 Mg Viridian Bilberry Extract, Organic Alfafa, Organic Spirulina blend - 90 Mg Does anyone know what the above mentioned ingredients do, and if they are safe to take in mega doses with the B5? Dont wanna kill myself Thanks
  11. Has anyone used the Vitamin B5..? If so how long and did it work. Also how many pills per day do you have to take..I hear it is a lot
  12. ObsessedwithSKIN

    Questions about Vitamin B5

    Ok Ive done ALOT and I mean ALOT of research on this drug. I really think its worth a try for me and the drug best suited for my acne. I have light-mild acne, but the biggest problem is that I scar easily and have alot from past breakouts. 1. Does it help with red marks and scars at all? 2. Does it even out the skin tone and minimize redness? 3. I would like to buy locally from a store if I can for the convenience, is a GNC store/brand fine? 4. Is there anything in the pills I should look out for or avoid? like glucose? 5. Can I continue taking other pills while on it? Namely Zinc, B6, Multivitamin and Salmon pills 6. Can I still use BHAs and other meds while on it? thx
  13. Well im happy to say that i finally got my vitamin b5 (vitamin shoppe brand but its called pantothenic acid) alongside B complex 100 (also vitamin shoppe brand). The thing is that my B5 pills arent 500 mg,they're 100 mg. (They didnt have any 500 mg at the store i went to so i had to settle for 100 mg). Since i definitely know i have to take my dosage differently than whats been posted can anyone tell me how much of this 100 mg B5 i should start out with and how much shouls i take regularly after 3 days? How should i split the dosages during the day? Also how much B complex should i take alongside the B5? I know this is temporary (i only got 300 100mg B5 capsules and 100 b complex capsules) but i need to know how to take the B5 i have now. Hopefully ill be able to be 500mg B5 next time.... Anyways any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance O:)
  14. has anyone tried vitamin b5? can you use it while on birth control?
  15. hey i was just wondering if i can i take accutane with vitamin b5 and zinc tablets?? please reply and im new to this so sorry if ive posted it in the wrong place, thanksss
  16. Hello everyone, I noticed a lot of post regarding the success using Vitamin B5 AKA Panthothenic Acid. I wanted to ask people on here how many mg of B5 is recommended. I have seen that 5-8 grams is required to get major results and I think that is a high dosage. Also, I read that once you get off of it, your acne comes back but twice as worse. Why is that so?
  17. I'm curious what fruits/veggies/and vitamins that you included in your daily diet/regimen, I've been reading up on some posts about Omega fish oils and vitamin B5,C and E. What are your dietary choices?
  18. I have oily sensitive skin, with mostly comedomes all over my face. I'm tired of having puddles of oil on my face after a long day in school, so I thought I'll try some vitamins and minerals known to reduce oil and help skin look healthier. I'll spot treat with BP when needed. I'm thinking about using the following. Let me know what you guys think. -Vitamin C- 2000mg/daily -Vitamin b5- Mega dosing regimen -Zinc- 75mg/daily -Fish oil- 4 caps/daily -Biotin- 300mcg -B complex- one/daily Vitamin A- 5,000 IU (50% Beta Carotene, 50% Acetate) Magnesium- 100mg I'll be taking a GNC Mega Man Multivitamin, which will provide some of the servings I'm going for. So what do you guys think? I need some dosage recommendations for magnesium, Vitamin A, zinc, and the biotin. Don't really know how much should be used for effective acne/skin improvement. Biotin is just in case if my hair starts thinning because of the B5. Fish oil is just for health, but I also hear good things for skin improvement from it. Can someone also recommend me a b-complex? Should the vitamin C be spread throughout the day? How much zinc is needed to see improvements?
  19. Karyn_elise

    Vitamin B5 Method

    Has anyone tried the Vitamin B5 method??? I am thinking about buying the SkinB5 Powder and maybe even the SkinB5 mask. Anyone tried this? Any good results? Did it help with oiliness????
  20. I have mild acne, mostly just blackheads now, oily skin. i guess you would call it comedonal acne. however, my skin still isn't exactly as clear as I want it to be. I was wondering if supplements would help or are they for people with a moderate-severe acne? And if so, where do I start. I'm completely clueless to it all and though i've read the pinned posts it's like reading another language lol is there a chance of them making my acne worse? thanks for any replies! Edit* Also I'm interested in learning more about Vitamin b5 mainly because it reduces oil and that's my main problem however i heard about some bad long term effects. sorry, im sure this question has been answered before on the board..
  21. aLeX XeLa

    Vitamin b5 powder

    In one teaspoon - how many grams of b5 does that add up to roughly?
  22. marytacker


    I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the PETER THOMAS ROTH skincare line but I kid you not, after using this mask, my breakout was 85% gone the NEXT MORNING. It's a sulfur based mask (10%) it also has eucalyptus, aloe and kaolin clay. If you don't believe me, check anywhere, this stuff is LEGIT. Yes, it's a spa brand, so it's a bit pricey ($40) but it's a 5 oz jar so it's a pretty decent size. And plus, there is no price on clear skin. That's my motto =) Anyway, while I was at Sephora, I just got the entire acne kit and some of its star players include a spot treatment (5% sulfur, 4% glycolic acid, aloe vera, Vitamin C, E and provitamin B5), AHA/BHA Acne Clearing gel (2% saliclyic acid, 10% glycolic acid). ARE YOU IN LOVE WITH THE INGREDIENTS OR WHAT Anyway, good luck guys and girls. And if you're looking for a new acne kit try the Peter Thomas Roth one. But the mask alone will do the job. SERIOUSLY. xoxo http://peterthomasroth.com/index.html
  23. Hmm anyone tried Accutane together with Vitamin B5? Is it a good idea or no ?
  24. So I started the B5 regimen. I started slow with about 2.5g spread throughout the day. My skin was noticeably less oily and looked better than ever. But I was still oily so I stepped up the dosage. On the first or 2nd day of taking 10g of B5, I developed two humongous cyst. I rarely get two at the same time and never one as big as the one on my left cheek. The one on the right was smaller but still pretty big. The one on the left got really swollen. I had to ice it down and the surrounding area of the cyst eventually went back to normal. But the cyst lingers and is about the size of my thumbnail. I can see a blackhead on it while the one on the right has two white heads. I also grew a tiny pimple on my forehead where I normally never get a zit. Nothing has really changed in my lifestyle. So the only thing I can think of is the increased dosage of B5? I've also noticed my skin has gotten a lot oilier as well.
  25. good combo? take the b5 internally, apply head and shoulders to the face during shower and wash it off, apply baking soda before going to bed and wash off immediately