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I cover it the best I could, but I have it moderate-severe. I'm going on accutane in a couple of months. If someone tells you "Oh, just go on accutane," don't listen. Accutane isn't like all the other prescription drugs out there. It's a serious commitment and needs to be prescribed by a dermatologist who knows what he/she is doing. Birth defects aside, taking such a powerful drug can put you at risk. That's why it requires lots of blood tests beforehand. People generally jump to accutane when it's not necessary and it's important to know that you should only go on it when all other options have failed. It's a last resort. It has high risks, but when taken correctly, it works wonders (so my doctor says, and he's brilliant).
Forget about the creams, they won't work by themselves. I recommend you go to a dermatologist and start discussing oral medications. There is a plethora of great medicines out there that have amazing effects on people. If those prescription meds don't work in the first couple months, then you can discuss more serious options like accutane. Just know that it's a big process and you won't get any overnight results.2
I went to see about it they had a meeting about accutane that's says something they make you take a blood test every month and it can shutdown your liver it changes your genetic code so bad stuff.0
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rentinol with something like tetracycline wil probably help. acne sucks! I'm on that drug combo and it's already helping a lot. I'm also using mario badescu products along with it and I think it's actually helping keep my skin moisturized and it's also not doing that "get worse before it get's better" thing. I still am having a lot of peeling but it could be worse. I'm already seeing a great improvement. good luck, hope you have found something. going to your derm. asap is the best option you can do before you're problem get's worse.0
do you eat right and exercise. Your skin is a large organ you know that. If you have horrible acne, you need after yourself. Fatty food yes, anything too burnt, fried is no good too. Stay fit, by exercising. (how many fit women do you see if terrible acne problems?) low suger/ low sodium, high fibre diet. drink lots of lots of water! and shower everyday!4
You should see a dermatologist. You could try Accutane. I know of a few people with severe acne on their faces and bodies that it worked miracles for.
In the mean time, try everything at drug stores and Wal-marts for skincare. Neutrogena and Clearasil make great face and acne body washes.
Thankfully, I never had acne.11
i have noxemia and put it on while I'm in the shower. I also use bioelements facial cleanser. also face scrubs by mario badescu. try using organic healthy skin items. sometimes they are more expensive but its worth it0
Your best bet is to talk to a dermatologist.You may need to do Accutane and/or Isolaz1
take accutane, trust me, it fixes everything. just don't get pregnant when you're on it, if you did you would have some issues haha0
I'm suffering badly too. I need help0
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you should see a dermatologist. I went to see one when I was 23, I am 25 now and I still have acne. I think the best thing you can do is see one. They put me on Acezone and something that started with a T. I think it has retinol in it. I think the best thing I did for my acne is not pick on them, and also use a gentle bar soap like cytephil anti bacterial.
My current regimen is like this:
Bar soap (cytephil anti bacterial)
then some kind of lotion (clinique for dry skin), that has no oil.
You take a very soft and clean towel and PAT your skin dry, don't ever rub the towel in your face. Also make sure your hair is clean and also your pillow is clean, because they can cause oil to go into your face.
Now at night I do the same thing (bar soap and lotion)
but in between the bar soap and the lotion I put on some benzoyl peroxide made by clean and clear and it is 10%. I let it dry and then I put on the lotion. I think this helps out dry the acne.
I think you have to keep your face moisturized, the more dry it is the more the oil is going to produce to keep it moisture and that isn't good (you don't want your face too dry).
To keep your skin healthy you have to be gentle with it. Try the benzoyl peroxide only every other day if you really think it will dry out your skin (that's what I did).
and lather on the lotion (about a dime size is plenty for the clinique one, and it's about $10 for a 3 months size).