Acne

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    Jul 05, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    I feel like I've been plagued by this terrible skin condition. Anyone out there have some tips for me? I've been on Accutane 3 times, and it just keeps coming back.
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    Jul 05, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I had a sever problem with acne when I was 17 and it got worse at 18 but then it slowly went away. The acne only appeared when winter started and was totally gone in June. I guess the sun helped. Go get a tan or tanned or how do you say...
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Jul 05, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    I have the same problem, but the past few months, I've been using Neutrogena cleanser and dual toner along with Cetaphil moisturizer, and my face cleared up real nice. They are quite cheap also!!
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    Jul 05, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    Dear GOD... I feel your pain. My friend made fun of me yesterday for being 23 with acne icon_sad.gif

    It's not that bad! I swear!

    The best advice I can give you is to drink water, water, and more water. There is no better "beauty" sauce out there. Wash and moisturize in addition.
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    Jul 05, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    Water like gaydar said. I have had some troubles with acne in the past, but thankfully my parents have good health insurance and have been visiting a dermo regularly. I was on one cylcle of acuntane and it seemed to help. Now I'm on an antiobiotic and retin a. I take daily vitamins to help with my skin and wash twice a day. Dont worry, alot of guys have this problem
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    Jul 05, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    Drink plenty of water and take vitamins I am going through the same thing regarding acne i have had problems with it since i was 14
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    Jul 05, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    Acne has no age limits appearantly. I still Break out after a hot day, working outside in the lawn. Like Gaydar says, water, cleanse, moisturize and hope for the best. I use burts (no mr iPad, it's not butts) bees salylic acid cream, it seems pretty good at keeping things tame.
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    Jul 05, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    I've increased my intake on water, and I have a hunch that its making me break out all of a sudden. But who knows...

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    Jul 05, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    tomcat89 saidI feel like I've been plagued by this terrible skin condition. Anyone out there have some tips for me? I've been on Accutane 3 times, and it just keeps coming back.
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    Maybe you're allergic to dairy like me. Try cutting it out all together and see for 30 days if there's a change. Also reduce animal fat/cholesterol intake. I cut out milk from my diet and it was like night and day difference.
  • patmos9990

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    Jul 05, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    When I was young I noticed that everything that my dermatologist gave me was for drying the skin. As I got into college, I went on my own and started moisturizing which helped me tremendously. In fact, whenever I get a whitehead forming I put a nice layer of concealer on it overnight and by morning it's gone.
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    Jul 06, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    I've never had acne very bad, however I have always ate healthy and excercised so that might help. As well as moisturizing your face daily seems to help.
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    Jul 06, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    I had break out like crazy but since I use this

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    http://www.dgskincare.com/productdetails.cfm?SKU=DA505910

    the acne has stopped and my skin look more radiant and it help with post acne scare. I spent tons of money on acne products but this one seem to work best, and I'm still using it even acne has gone. Its 30 days applications and make sure you don't skip. Give it a week or two to see the result. Wash your face twice a day. Whats your skin type?
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    Jul 06, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    tomcat89 saidI feel like I've been plagued by this terrible skin condition. Anyone out there have some tips for me? I've been on Accutane 3 times, and it just keeps coming back.
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    I have used accutane at least 5 times during the last decade. I'm 28 and now it finally disappeared. Needless to say that if you had to use accutane all these times, your case is must be serious. It feels bad having to tell everyone that topical creams won't work, they have no idea what serious cystic acne is. Just don't let anyone blame your lifestyle for a condition you didn't choose to have.

    If it serves as a consolation, the dosage of accutane you will have to use will probably diminish as you get older. My last dosage was 1 pill per week. Have patience my friend!
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    Jul 06, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    Wait till you're 40. You'll wish your skin was still moist enough to get acne. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    go to your doctor and get the pescription for "minocycline."
    it really helped me out
    also your skin might be sensitive to sulfates from shampoo residue in your hair. be sure to dry it out thoroughly when your done showering
    your face may also be sensitive to salcyclic acid found in most facewashes.
    use something with "benzoyl peroxide." Its less harsh when cleaning out your skin. i use "Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser"http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Clear-Continuous-Control-Cleanser/dp/B001E96LRM
    and after i use that i use "Clean & Clear Persa-Gel"
    http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Clear-Persa-Gel-Maximum-Strength/dp/B000052YJL/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1309917659&sr=1-3
    hope that helps you, i know how bad it feels
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    Jul 06, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    How much dairy do you consume daily?
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    Jul 06, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidHow much dairy do you consume daily?
    Not too much, skim milk in the morning, and maybe some yogourt during the day.


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    Jul 06, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
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    tomcat89 saidI feel like I've been plagued by this terrible skin condition. Anyone out there have some tips for me? I've been on Accutane 3 times, and it just keeps coming back.
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    I have used accutane at least 5 times during the last decade. I'm 28 and now it finally disappeared. Needless to say that if you had to use accutane all these times, your case is must be serious. It feels bad having to tell everyone that topical creams won't work, they have no idea what serious cystic acne is. Just don't let anyone blame your lifestyle for a condition you didn't choose to have.

    If it serves as a consolation, the dosage of accutane you will have to use will probably diminish as you get older. My last dosage was 1 pill per week. Have patience my friend!


    Ah, thats what my Derm has told me. Hopefully this will be the last course of the accutane.
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    Jul 06, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    i feel your pain, man. I just finished my 3rd time on accutane a few months ago. my face stayed clear for a short while, but now i'm starting to break out again too! i'll be seeing my dermatologist again pretty soon... =/
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    Jul 06, 2011 7:29 AM GMT
    I've had Accutane twice and it sticks now. But I still get zits if I eat fries or chips. And it takes very small amounts and it takes really long for the skin to clear up afterwards. I've also heard about people breaking out from dairy, chocolate, or shellfish. So I would go completely without those four things for 6 weeks and see if it makes a difference. If it works I would then reintroduce one at a time with at least a week between.
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    Jul 06, 2011 7:53 AM GMT
    wow 3 cycles of accutane? that's intense...just from the perspective that accutane is somewhat of a scary drug. i've heard that overall, the results are pretty good in the end though. i know other common drugs are antibiotics like minocyclines, or just common NSAIDs like ibuprofen for inflammation...or birth control pills, but that's probably not a good idea.....

    anyhow, everyone's skin is different, so as for generic tips, just follow what everyone says: stay hydrated, get plenty of sleep, and don't eat shitty food. don't touch/scratch your face unless your hands are absolutely clean.

    scientifically there's no basis for it, but people say that catching some sun is good for acne..it's probably just that tanned skin will be less likely to appear to have acne/inflammation, so it just masks it.

    for the occasional zit, i'll use a 10% benzoyl peroxide cream. that stuff is deadly, so just put it right on the affected dot on your face. otherwise it can make other areas break out. some people use toothpaste as well, but that is not dermatologist recommended.

    if you wear make up...don't?

    i personally use the clinique system, which is a face wash, toner, and moisturizer, each designed for different types of skin. it's not that expensive compared to others, and it lasts a long time, and i think the results have been the best for me so far in my life, (although i'm not sure if it's just that i'm getting a little old for acne...). i typically wash my face once per day before i go to bed. in the morning, i just blot for excess oil if my skin appears greasy. i don't wanna over dry my skin...a little bit of oil is okay.

    hope that helps. it's always best of course to consult a professional.
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    Jul 06, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    tomcat89 said
    Bullwinklemoos saidHow much dairy do you consume daily?
    Not too much, skim milk in the morning, and maybe some yogourt during the day.


    Never mind then- that's not as much as I consume and I have a ton of acne. icon_sad.gif
  • mizu5

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    Jul 07, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    Put some honey all up on the bitch. Seroiuslly. local honey is ebtter too. but a hhoney mask on you skin/acne wait like 15 minutes and wash with warm water. it will melt on your face so be shirtless icon_razz.gif
  • sillyror

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    Jul 07, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    try using something called the wonderbar (wonderbarusa.com) its a clay with a ph level around 5 and a half while your skin is normally a ph of 4-6 so this will help maintain the acidity of your skin. it takes care of any and all problems, i've reccommended it to people with acne, eczma, someone that said they had those weird bumps on the back of their arm, and i use it so i don't get ingrown hairs after shaving. it can be used for ANY skin problem, i don't get ingrown hairs anymore after shaving from using this and it's the first product to ever do that for me
  • rf_dal

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    Jul 07, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    Hell with the topical stuff, I'd go see a different dermatologist. If they've put you on accutane that much and it hasn't worked, you need to seek a second opinion. I've been on it twice, and am doing ok so far thank goodness. Good luck man!