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Old 12-09-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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What is working for me?

I wanted to post a thread and let everybody know what is working for me. I was skeptical about going the traditional route for dealing with my acne. I am 34 years old and started developing acne approximately one year ago. Two things that changed in my life at that time was using MAC makeup and getting engaged, which meant planning a wedding. I started to become anxious about my acne because I wanted to have a "perfect" face for my wedding. So I did what everybody else does, I tried every product on the market to "cure" my acne. Surprise, it didn't work. Only made the problem worse. After too long, I started to develop cystic acne around my jawline.

After I got married, I became more depressed about my acne. It effected all aspects of my life (job, marriage, friends, family, etc.) I took a little time off of work to cope with the depression, went on antidepressant medication and still looked for a "quick cure" to my acne. I simply could not accept that I had acne.

That was my problem. I was so stressed out about having acne, it just made my life hell and my acne worse. I finally went to a dermatologist who prescribed the traditional route for my acne. I wash with Cetaphil in the AM and PM, use Duac in the AM and Retin-A every other day in the PM. That's it. Oh, I also take OTC as a birth control. During the day, I cover my red marks and pimples with Almay Clear Complexion makeup.

Why write this message. Because I surrender. I have missed out on so much of life because I worried so much about how I looked. Ironically, my acne has improved (besides the medication) since I gave in and accepted that I have acne. Don't get me wrong, I probably still look in the mirror too much. But I feel better and I suppose that is what matters. My husband, family and friends accept me with all my pimples and red marks, I guess I should too. I hope this message helps someone. My philosophy eat dessert first and enjoy life!!!!! You only get one.

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Old 12-09-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: What is working for me?

KLaron has helped me tremendoulsy with acne and its so gentle..the doc wrote a prescription for it and it took 2 wks to clear up..very happy..so Klaron might do the trick for u too

 
Old 12-09-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: What is working for me?

Kittikat,do u think it was the MAC make that made u break out?what one were u using they ave several types?

 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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Re: What is working for me?

I would definitely say that the MAC makeup was a contributing factor. I was told after I stopped using the makeup that it is not good to wear as an all day makeup. It was used mainly for photo shoots and theatrical makeup. In fact, a couple of weeks ago a secretary at my dermatologist office told me that they use an ingredient in MAC makeup that was in AGENT ORANGE during the war. The soldiers, when exposed to Agent Orange, would come back with acne over their entire bodies. She said to avoid MAC makeup at all costs. She reads a lot of articles about cosmetics and other related things. The cosmetic industry states that it is the worst makeup line to use for the average person. I wish I had known then. By the way, I used MAC's Studio Fix as my primary foundation. I still use their eye shadow and lip stick.

 
Old 12-09-2004, 08:05 PM   #5
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Kittikat ,thanks for sharing that info about MAC stuido fix makeup..I was suing it and experiecend my worst breakout especially along my jawline and i was really good and replacing the sponge every week to 2 wks so it wasnt too dirty with old makeup bacteria etc nad still broke out i was thinking it was stress..But i dont think its the Stuido fix makeup that had the Agent Orange in it ,,maybe the studio tech makeup which is much heavier that the studio fix which is more like a powder the studio tech is much more thick.are ya sure isnt wasnt that one?Needless to say i no longer use it..i use SUperift.from Clinique

 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:27 AM   #6
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The secretary at my dermatologist office made a general statement about having that ingredient in the cosmetics. I am not sure if it is all of their cosmetics or selected ones. All I know, I am not going to use that makeup. Plus, I have had skin specialists tell me the same thing, that MAC makeup is the worst makeup to apply to the skin. Don't get me wrong, I am really bummed about it. It was the only makeup that I used that felt good on my skin and covered all the flaws really well. Oh Well, I have noticed that makeup that covers the acne and is easy to apply usually is not good for the skin. Bummer!!!!!

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