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  1. Hi I'm a 17 year old male and have had acne since 13/14. I never get cystic acne but I have a face full of medium sized red dots. I used benzoyl peroxide with clindamycin as phosphate 1% and benzoyl peroxide 5% last summer and my face was almost completely cleared but I still had about 15 red spots on either side of face so I went to my doctor again because my prescription was used up and she prescribed Epideo to finish clearing up my face. Ok, that is when ALL HELL broke LOOSE! I started breaki
  2. WEEK 11 (2.5 MONTHS): - I stopped posting for a while because midterms started coming up and I got very busy. I think I may be posting less frequently though as i don't see me having any skin epiphanies anytime soon lol - I have currently a few spots (active) and a lot of healing ones on my cheek (those honeslty kind of come and go and I swear it's due to not washing my makeup brushes frequently enough) - I have not had any super inflammed or itchy/painful hormonal spots around my mouth an
  3. WEEK 5: - last week I took my zinc pill at 1pm, literally right around the time I take my birth control pill and I started to bleed the next day and for many days after, barely stopped yesterday actually, I also broke out - It's finally getting better, it wasn't super terrible but it was a bad breakout generally - don't really have much more to update, I feel like next week will show more improvement overall, so here are some pictures:
  4. hey guys! it's been so long since i updated. retin a really does make your skin smooth but it has made mine shiny (bc my skin is now thin) but whatever i really dont mind. still not clear though but my acne has been SIGNIFICANTLY reduced. and it f idk if it's because of teh vitamins im taking (d3,a,zinc,niacin) or really because of retin a. anyway will update u guys if anything better happens. and when ppl say that retin a makes pimples go away fast, it really is legit. it's like it hastens pim
  5. feeling really discouraged right now because i'm getting a lot of negative feedback from a lot of users that i should stop retin a as it didn't do anything for them. switched brands just last week and i don't know if i'm breaking out because of that or i dont even know anymore my skin is really ugly right now. pimples everywhere, bumpy texture on my forehead, clogged and large pores, pustules,hyperpigmentation, scars (thank God i only have like one deep scar that the retin a can kind
  6. Sooo.. just thought I'd use this as a place to track everything I'm doing for my skin. If I log, maybe I'll stay on track! Was doing low gi for a few weeks, my skin was getting so much better. Also started juicing a bit and taking extra supplements... until my best friends bday last week and my bfs bday a couple of days ago. Today, I now have about 6 new zits that just sprouted overnight. Could've been anything really.. lIquor, cookies, burgers, brownies, pizza, etc. I'm starting new
  7. Issue: Congestion on forehead/hairline Solution: Discontinue Shampoo & substitute baking soda as Shampoo(only on roots/scalp) 1x week for my curly hair.+Vitamins! This has immensely helped.I even went to the doctor to have my hormones checked, they turned out to be "normal".I also stopped using aloe vera gel in my hair and continued with my Bain De Terre smoothing gel avoiding hairline. I am extremely surprised and happy with the results. I wish i had done this sooner. I also use tea t
  8. tanna23

    Week 1

    I've decided to document my struggle with my skin. I'm hoping it will help me keep on tack in some way. I can update once a week or so and let you guys know what's working for me. New Stuff: - Started zinc supplements - 25mg/d - Continued taking my multivitamin + mineral - Went to 9 pharmacies looked for b5. Had some dummy tell me "b5 doesn't exist" tried to figure out a way to order it to my nice wonderful 3rd world haven without it coming up to the equivalent of $50USD or more a bo
  9. Well, i took my first 30mg of optizinc and no stomach irritation whatsoever. Its only the first day but i heard good reviews on how it is less irritating. lets see how this goes....
  10. Hey guys, long time no speak. I can't believe it's been nearly 6 months since I posted on here. So I want to get straight into it. Here's an updated skin routine then I'll go into some details, some things have changed some haven't. Here goes: AM acne.org cleanser ACV toner Cetaphil moisturiser Smashbox Light Primer....makeup etc PM - post make up removal acne.org cleanser clearogen cleanser ACV toner La Roche Posey Effaclar Duo+ Cetaphil with a drop of EPO Spot treatments (sparingly) sudocr
  11. TheeGrace

    Day 1 Curology

    So no matter how much I want things to clear my skin, that I used to be able to use on my skin, they don't work. I prayed and just sucked up my fear of dermatologists. I got an online dermatologist on curology because it's a lot less hassle! I didn't want to have to call my doc to get a referral for dermatology, call the dermatologist, go see the derm, and then go get a prescription. I have insurance but it still costs money and driving. I also don't like taking on the phone for some reason.
  12. Hi, everyone, my name is Slavoljub, I am from Serbia, and I wanted to share my story with you. My English is bad so I hope you can understand me.I got acne when I was 11 years old now I have 18 years. I tried countless creams for first 5 years 95% without success.I had oily skin, acne on the neck nose cheeks forehead acne on the upper back, chest, arms and upper part of legs.The drugs I used was roaccutane for 6 months. It was 2 years ago and cleaned me 99% of acne that have returned six months
  13. Hey guys So since we last spoke (I spoke you read) I felt as though clearogen was being way too harsh on my skin so I made some changes. I'll go into my current routine later on. On Friday I had an appointment with a new derm... He told me my acne is probably genetic (even though it's clearly around my jawline and was caused by Yasmin one would think its hormonal hmmm). We did speak for about 45mins (my apologies to the people waiting for their appointment after me). He suggested roaccutane t
  14. So, I decided to start a new regiment since acne decided first to ruin my life. I'm struglling with it for a long while now (since late 2010) with ups and downs, periods of bad skin and periods of totally clear skin. I've tried A LOT of things. Many worked but would stop working after a while. Antibiotics (doxy - sadly I became immune to it-, mino - even more sadly I became allergic to it-), lotions, creams, supplements, diet. I did not take the Accutane road tho (even if I did in the past and i
  15. so basically i switched brands of tretinoin 2 weeks ago. i switched from nuderm obagi tretinoin to retin a. i don't know if i'm getting another initial breakout but i'm getting a lot of pimples on my cheeks and temples. - bumps on my head are way lesser - lighter and more even skin tone ( but still shitty) - with good lighting i kind of glow haha - papules and pustules but no more cystic shit (i think) on my temples and cheeks - my boxcars are actually lightening up and getting shallowe
  16. I need to pick up some vitamins after this Candida cleanse that I'm on. :\ It sucks that everything is trial and error and that my skin seems to be so sensitive to so very many ingredients! It can be discouraging, that's a fact! I plan on stopping at Walgreen's to get these few things, which I will review in a week or two.. 1- PanOxyl acne wash 2- Vitamin D 3- Zinc Gluconate As well as take my existing Women's Multivitamin, L-Lysine, and Biotin. If anyone reading this has AN
  17. I have been fighting acne for over more than 10 years. Pretty much since my hormones went wild at my pr-teen years. As a youngster, my face always seemed pretty decent with only a few blemishes here and there. However, there always seemed to be at least one or two wondering around my face. It wasn't until my college years when I realize my ance issues were no longer a "teenager thing." I realized that my skin type was combination and acne prone. At the age of 22-26, my acne gave a whole turn to
  18. Hello there, this is my first blog where I report my improvements using Zinc to treat my persistent, painful acne. Lets get the basics out of the way real quick: - I'm 25, female - currently taking Zinc (as Zinc methionine) 30 mg (OptiZinc by Source Naturals) which also contains Copper (as Copper Sebacate) 288 mcg - also currently taking a women's multivitamin that also contains 15mg of Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) (2+ years) and Yaz birth control pill (8+ years) - I avoid dairy (not lactose
  19. I haven't really had the need to return back to Acne.org for a few years when I got over acne. When I was 18, I broke out all over my face and struggled with finding the right skincare products and taking regular trips to the dermatologist. Since then, I've only had mild breakouts and have kept them under control. All of a sudden, I'm experiencing a whole other new kind of breakout: adult cystic acne. For the last 2-3 months, I've been breaking out in cysts. They are large, painful, under-th
  20. This is me 3 days shy of my 2 month mark since the start of Dan's regimen. In fact, these photos are doing my skin justice, because the red marks are far more evident in person. Here's a quick re-cap of my past 2 months. So I began February 9th, 2017 and have done mostly everything exactly as outlined in the regimen's instructional video, and text. I say "mostly" because I did experiment with reducing my BP to only 1.5 pumps for a couple of days during my week 6. I tried this because th
  21. CiciBabyGirl

    Supplements

    So on top of using natural skin care products for my acne, I have also been taking supplements. According to posts on AcneEinstein, people with acne have lower levels of zinc. They also are more prone to oxidative damage to the sebum, which causes acne. So, approximately 15 days ago I started taking a zinc, antioxidant and vitamin E supplement on top of my daily "multivitamins". Its too early to notice any changes yet. I'm not expecting to see miracles after only 15 days. Even if they don't help
  22. thanson

    Day 1

    Hi all! I'm Tracy!! I wanted to document my journey towards clearer skin Back in early July I started to break out really bad. I'm a 42 year old woman and I've had acne since I was 13. My dermatologist put me on a liquid form of Retin-A and a cream that had to be refrigerated...for the life of me I can't remember the name of it So anyway back in early July I started breaking out. I had heard that 100% tea tree oil works wonders so I bought it. It really worked. But then it didn't work. I h
  23. I've been struggling with acne since I was 11 and I am now 15. It's gotten worse and worse over the years. First it was on my nose then my forehead, then it started on my chin, now theres a little on my temples and its all on my cheeks and chin. So I decided to stop being lazy and finally go holistically. I have tried endless different products so obviously if none of them can get it right then I'm probably not going to cure my acne with products. I was using the OCM at night and honey in the mo
  24. hey guys! updates - adding clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide as spot treatments was the best decision ever - still breaking out though but the number of my lesions has decreased significantly -still oily, started taking vitamin d again like 3 days ago - still taking zinc, vitamins a and d, and niacin - my skin tone is getting lighter and more even - my skin looks alive haha unlike before when it just looked dull and dead -red marks are fading faster - skin tone is kind of e
  25. can't believe it's been four months. i've been on this shit for so long. so my face is like 50% less oily which is great! i don't know if it's because of niacin, vitamin a, zinc or my genes. ran out of vitamin d so i'll buy next week. kind of realized that retin a won't be able to take care of everything on my face so i added clindamycin phosphate (cleared me up in 5 months but then acne came back) and benzac (benzoyl peroxide) as spot treatments. so my face is smoother and tighter
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