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jesscarmel

Painful Acne- Any Good Tx?

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hi

ever since going off the pill ive had painful acne and its making me crazy. as a teen i had bad acne and did the whole acutane thing. right now i use retin a from the derma but i think i need something stronger. has anyone else got bad skin after going off the pill- does it get better????

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Ditto what jerseyangel said. Proactiv is the only thing that works for me. Just watch your towels and pillowcases - it really bleaches things!

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If it gets really cystic, some dermatologists will inject the cysts with cortizone, which causes them to heal quickly and not scar.

I have hormone related acne as well...if you don't already avoid soy you might want to try that. There's a perscription you can get that's part benzoyl peroxide part salicylic acid. I can't remember what it's called but a dermo would know. It works really well.

Other more natural products that work really well for me are:

Kiss My Face pure olive oil soap

Burts Bees acne spot treatment

Aubrey Organics oil controlling moisterizer

MyChelle Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (it really helps heal acne)

Some of the Neutrogena face washes are actually really good too.

Edit: I think the perscription I mentioned is called Duac.

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hi

ever since going off the pill ive had painful acne and its making me crazy. as a teen i had bad acne and did the whole acutane thing. right now i use retin a from the derma but i think i need something stronger. has anyone else got bad skin after going off the pill- does it get better????

Hi There,

I have horrible acne too when I'm not on the pill. One thing that really really helps me is staying off dairy. As soon as I have anything dairy I break out in these huge painful pimples. As far as I know I'm not dairy intolerant. I also use Toms of Maine soap, as well as Proactiv. That seems to help as well. I'm 28 years old, you'd think I'd be done with acne by now! Its so frustrating!

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thanks everyone. i went to the derma today who did a cortisone injection but its not like i can go t here everyday. she prescribed tazorac cream which is stronger than retin and a benzol peroxide face wash. she also prescribed a pill called spironolactone but im not sure if i will take it. i ahve to check with my naturopath and i dont think shell be thrilled about it. the other thing is i'm off the pill so hopefully in january will start trying to get pregnant but all these things cant be used during pregnancy and can harm a fetus so that makes me really nervous?! i will look into the proactive! i just get so depresed when my skin is bad w hich i know is really superficial but i feel horrible.

thanks

Jess

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Hello--

I had lots of acne issues when I was in high school--I went on accutane twice!!--and still had some acne in my early 20s, until I found this website--

http://acne.org/regimen.html

It seems so simple, but it really works--I never break out. I think it is similar to Proactiv but without the toner and with a lower strength benzol peroxide, which the guy says is the key. The best thing is that you know it's not a scam because he recommends prducts like netrogena, etc. If you go through all the steps and really follow them, it starts working with in a week. Quite amazing!

Good Luck,

Annie

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I was getting terrible cystic acne until I went gluten free. It mostly went away when I switched cleansers. But what has really cleared up my skin and gotten rid of acne marks is Derma | Style by Lumiport Portable Acne Light Pen. I got it at drugstore.com. It's pretty expensive but I have to tell you it's completely worth every penny. I decided to get it after reading so many positive reviews about it. It takes my skin forever to heal from any breakouts. This pen reduces the size and redness so quickly.

Hope this helps.

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