(Closed) Skin Help

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I feel like I’ve been having the same problem for the past year. No fun. While complaining to a cousin, she recommended Neutrogena’s MicroDermabrasion system. I haven’t tried it yet but while looking for info on it today I found it…ON SALE! 

 

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Post # 4
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858 posts
Busy bee

If you have tried a lot of products and none are working it might be time to go see a dermatologist. Also could it be from bc? My skin got really oily after I started the pill and now that I have been on it for quite awhile it’s not as bad. Still oily and I get pimple every now and then but not like it was

Post # 5
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229 posts
Helper bee

It could be hormonal acne. Is it mostly located around your jawline? Do you tend to have flare ups right before/during your period? 

If so, the best thing to do is visit a dermatologist. Usually he/she will prescribe a combination of internal and external treatments to get things back in balance. Also– stick with whatever he/she prescribes for at least 3-4 months, it may take that long to regulate your hormones and see results. However, speaking from experience, it is definitely worth it! 

Post # 6
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ambergris: Mine is at my jawline mostly! Ugh I went through Accutane twice in high shcool and was great until now. It’s all the time and I have crappy insurance with a $5K deductible so won’t be to a dr. soon for it. 🙁 Hoping some bees can recommend an OTC treatment they can swear by . . . .

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I recently discovered Paula’s Choice Anti Acne system and it has worked REALLY well for me.  I’ve used it for the past 6 months-ish but I’ve had acne since I was in junior high and this has worked the absolute best for me. I got cystic acne for the first time ever after trying out some organic bs acne treatment, I switched to the Paula’s Choice set and it cleared it up.  I def recommend it!!  If you try the set, you do need an additional moisturizer.

http://www.paulaschoice.com/category/acne-treatment-clear-skin-2

Post # 8
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229 posts
Helper bee

@Cupcake2012: Hm. So here are the two OTC things that worked best for my hormonal acne:

(1) Naproxen sodium (brand name: Aleve) – I found out about this through an online forum, and, weirdly, it works! (Well, it’s an anti-inflammatory drug… so maybe not so weird 🙂 I would take it right before my period started and then stop a couple days in. Be sure to read the warnings on the label, as it’s bad to overdose or take for an extended period of time. 

(2) Salicylic acid – I’d usually get a 2.0% strength face wash or astringent. I noticed a difference when I used it regularly vs. when I didn’t. You’ll want to make sure that you get a good (non-comedogenic) moisturizer to go along with it, since it can dry your skin.

That said, going to the dermatologist was the only way I eventually got 95% clear (taking spironolactone). Hormonal acne is SO frustrating!

 

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