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HELP!!! Mama's with acne....

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since i was 14 ive had horrible acne. in the last three months, i think it's gotten worse than it has ever been before. alot of it i believe is hormonal but having sensitve, super oily yet dry skin does not help.


i need some help!!! any of you with bad acne, have you found any products that help?! I am so tired of not even wanting to leave the house because of my face. i hate going to the dermotologist because they never listen to me and every thing they give me just tears my face apart because i am so sensitive.

HELP ME!

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:17 AM


Sorry, I'm not going to sit here and explain the whole thing. If you weren't Anon, I would send you a link about it...Google!

Quoting Anonymous:

whats the oil cleansing method?

Quoting Anonymous:

Yep. I had REALLY bad acne until I started doing the Oil cleansing Method and after 6 weeks, I was completely cleared up for the first time ever, and I've only had 1 zit since. It's been a little over a year now.




xtwistedxlovex
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Change your pillow case daily. Use vinegar in place of fabric softener when washing.

I wash morning and night with a gentle cleanser (usually this one: http://www.neutrogena.com/product/facial+cleansing+bar.do but I also like Pond's...I don't recall which one) then use witch hazel to tone and Nivea creme afterward. Doesn't matter if your skin is oily - ALWAYS moisturize.

My skin is insanely sensitive as well; this routine has worked very well for me.
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Leobaby2007
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:21 AM

These are ambulance chasers. I have taken it. My brother has taken it. NOTHING OF THE KIND has happened below long term. The drug has been around for 30 years. It's safe as long as you do not get pregnant while using it! There are side effects like dry skin, increased high cholesterol but they go away once you stop using the medication. It dries up your sebaceous glands, which produce the oil that cause acne vulgaris. No other medication does this. It's miraculous!

Forget about Murad and Dermologica if you have cystic acne. They will not help. 

Quoting Queen_Bree:

DONT USE THAT SH*T!!! There are law suits against the manufacturer of that drug because it is dangerous.

Published: 2010-06-07

The Real Dangers of Accutane Finally Coming to Light

Accutane, the brand name for the drug Isotretinoin (sold generically as Roaccutane, Amnesteem, Claravis and Sotret), was first marketed by pharmaceutical company Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. in the early 1980’s. It was originally intended to be used as a form of chemotherapy, targeted at fighting certain types of cancers, generally those affecting the skin, breasts, bladder, ovaries, kidneys, head and neck.

Not long after its introduction, however, an unexpectedly positive side effect was discovered: Accutane was amazingly effective in the treatment of severe acne. For many people, it was the only product, either topical or ingested, that helped clear their skin, preventing scarring and other lasting effects associated with cystic and nodular acne.

Definitely Not a “Magic Bullet”

Accutane, magic as it may have seemed for the people who had struggled with severe acne for many years, was not without risk. Countless users were afflicted with common side effects such as dry mouth, bone pain and eyesight changes (particularly night vision), but much more severe side effects were soon reported, including:

  • Increased incidence of anxiety and depression (some of which led to suicide)
  • Edema (swelling of the feet or ankles)
  • Markedly increased cholesterol
  • Blood clots
  • Pancreatitis (a painful and potentially fatal inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Jaundice
  • Birth defects
  • Miscarriages
  • Premature births
  • Peeling skin or open sores on the palms

Unfortunately, even more serious complications have been linked to the drug – since 2009, six personal injury lawsuits, resulting in damages of more than $50 million, have successfully shown that users of Accutane or its generic equivalents developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s Disease (Crohn’s) or Ulcerative Colitis (UC), after taking it. Recently uncovered evidence shows that Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. may have known of the link between Accutane and IBD as early as 1984.

Prior to those decisions, however, Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. had voluntarily recalled Accutane and stopped marketing it, supposedly for “economic reasons.” 

How Does IBD Affect the Body?

Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term that encompasses two serious medical conditions affecting the intestines: Crohn’s and UC. These chronic conditions, somewhat similar in nature, affect the functioning of the intestines. The main difference between the two is the location of the damage to the intestine itself.

Crohn’s primarily affects an area of the small intestine known as the “terminal ileum.” It is considered to be more severe than UC in that it results in damage that can permeate the entire bowel wall. UC, on the other hand, affects the large intestine (colon). The inner lining of the colon swells and develops ulcers, essentially large open sores.

What Are the Symptoms of IBD?

Both UC and Crohn’s cause chronic diarrhea and abdominal cramping. During periods that the disease is particularly active, known as “flares”, the diarrhea can be particularly severe, causing the sufferer to use the restroom as many as 20 times in a single day. This is not only extremely disruptive to a person’s life, it can result in dehydration, low blood pressure and a racing heartbeat. Bloody or mucousy stools are often seen as well.

Other symptoms often occur, including constipation, fever, malnutrition and weight loss. While both forms of IBD are chronic, lifelong conditions, the symptoms can usually be managed with medications or, in extreme cases, surgical intervention.

What Can I Do?

If you or a loved one has developed UC or Crohn’s after using Accutane or a generic equivalent, it is important that you consult a personal injury attorney in your area who can act quickly to preserve your rights.

Quoting Anonymous:

i've been considering it. i heard you have to be on two different types of birth control on it because of really bad birth defects but i dont like taking birth control and will most likely be trying to get pregnant again within 6 months.  is that true?

Quoting Anonymous:

Accutane. The end.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:22 AM
As I'm sorry! I developed the cystic kind a few months ago (& damn that's some painful stuff!!) and my dr put me on these pills.. I can't remember the name right now but maybe it'll come to me. But anyways, I took that and used this cream he prescribed me and now my face is pretty clear (now to get rid of the scars!!) He said it was a pill I'd probably have to always take but I quit about a month ago and I'm still okay.

If I can think of the name I'll edit this later.. Sorry not much help!!

Quoting Anonymous:

ummm both. yea fml lol

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have regular acne or the cystic stuff?


Leobaby2007
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:24 AM

No. It does nothing. I tried it too. Waste of $$$.

Quoting Anonymous:

i tried murad years ago...did nothing lol

Quoting eve210:

Murad? Its the ONLY thing that helped me. I tried proactive and that did not help at all.

I only used murad for 2 months. It cleared up most of it. After that I only used st.Ives apricot scrub.



Mrs_Nelson
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:28 AM


does this really work?

Quoting Anonymous:

I wash my face with baking soda/water paste and rinse with cold water then apply coconut oil and let sit for 5 minutes then rinse with cold water.



Leobaby2007
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Then, absolutely- no- not worth it. :-) Sending baby dust your way!!!!:-) BTW, I only had one child, but my skin got so clear when I was PG!!!! It was GREAT!

Quoting Anonymous:

thanks. right now, the risks aren't worth it. mama wants another baby soon so maybe after ill look into that.

Quoting Leobaby2007:

Yes. Two types of bc. You'll need to join the IPLEDGE program, take an online quiz evety month, get a blood test every month and a urine test- to test for pregnancy and also liver enzymes, cholesterol and triglycerides.

You do not want to get PG on the medication. NO. NO. NO. Once it's out of your system, you are good to go.

It's a miracle drug for acne. There's nothing else like it.

Good luck! :-)

Quoting Anonymous:

i've been considering it. i heard you have to be on two different types of birth control on it because of really bad birth defects but i dont like taking birth control and will most likely be trying to get pregnant again within 6 months.  is that true?

Quoting Anonymous:

Accutane. The end.





KA91
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Have you ever heard of blue light therapy? It kills the bacteria & helps dry out the sebaceous glands. I go to a salon/spa once a month, get that & a clay mask- it is incredible! It reduces the redness, tenderness, & irritation immediately. After about 3 treatments, no new zits! Now I get maybe 2 little ones when I'm PMSing. Bonus? Safe during pregnancy!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Anything Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%. NO HIGHER. Neutrogena on the spot, Equate brand at Wal-mart is good and cheap...I have super sensitive oily, but with dry patches skin. It did burn at first and dry it out, but it's supposed to to an extent. Start with one application daily. Pick up some Cetaphil intense facial moisturizer lotion, and rub it on your gave EVERY day, even if you have oily skin this is important. It will really help it and soothe it. Your face should clear up a lot, but you HAVE to apply it every day. I apply it right before bed each night, and make sure you have nothing else like makeup on your face. don't apply the regular lotion and acne lotion at the same time. That affects the absorption. Also, your skin will adapt to it over time, so irritation should lessen eventually, and two applications daily are okay if you feel your skin is adapted. I have CYSTIC acne. This is the only thing that has helped me dramatically, but if I skip a day, or few days, they come right back fast, so persistence is important, and so is the moisturizing. My ace went from terrible pitting and purple scarring, to 90% clear most of the time.

Leissaintexas
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Quoting Anonymous:

I wash my face with baking soda/water paste and rinse with cold water then apply coconut oil and let sit for 5 minutes then rinse with cold water.

oh wow, I do the exact same thing! My skin has never felt better. What few breakouts I do get are way more short-lived. It's seems counter-intuitive to use oil to cleanse acne prone skin, but it really helps.
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