It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acne Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2003, 12:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 241
GoodnightElisabeth HB User
Wink Clear skin? What's that?

Probably very few of you saw the post that I did about my cousin giving me all these beauty products - makeup, lotions, hair stuff, skin cleansers and masks. I was wary about using a few of the skin products first, just because my skin can go out of wack with one wrong product.

But I started using them anyway...not all of them every day, but several of them every few days. I wash my face with Phisoderm's Clear Confidence wash twice a day(which I bought on my own and have been using for about a month now). About two times a week I'll use Naturessence Detoxifying Mud Face Mask. Whenever I feel the need, I'll wash my face with Neutrogena's Pore Refining Cleanser instead of Phisoderm, and every once in awhile I'll use either Neutrogena's Pore Refining Toner or the Alcohol Free Antiseptic Cleanser. I also switched makeup and am now using Neutrogena's Skin Clearing makeup...

...and my face is just about clear!!

I haven't had clear skin since about 6th or 7th grade (a senior in high school now). The only thing is I picked at a tiny, almost invisible cyst and it got a big bigger, and I just kept picking at it...So it's my fault. It's healing now, but if I hadn't picked at it, my skin would be almost 100% clear!

I don't think this is gonna last long though. I'm switching birth control in a week, from Yasmin to OTC, so I'm scared that this won't last long. But still, I'm gonna take what I can while I can!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-01-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 398
LookingForHealth HB User
Post

why switch BC?

What people should remember about picking, popping and scratching is -- pretend it is a clear face, now imagine if a light projectd 'fake pimples' onto it and someone said 'go get em.' That is the same harm done to a non-clear face. No one would go and wound a clear face, so why attack a non-clear face? You're attacking your SKIN just as if you went and attacked clear skin. Would you look in a mirror with clear skin and start scratching, squeezing (endlessly) and popping it? It would look like a train wreck afterwards. I follow that advice now and 2 monsters died on their own in 3 days because I didn't touch them. They were the only things on my face and the size of a pencil eraser. If I would have attacked them I would have ended up with bleeding, bruised huge circles that would be 200% worse than a small red bulge.

 
Old 02-01-2003, 12:36 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 241
GoodnightElisabeth HB User
Post

My doctor is making me switch BC pills. Something with the hormones.

I envy you that you can resist picking. It's not so easy for me, and I'd imagine many others. I know that it'll ultimately make it worse, but for some reason that doen't even phase me when I start. I am trying to lighten up on it though, and not do it as much - I know if I stop altogether it's gonna make me want to do it even more.

 
Old 02-01-2003, 01:11 PM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 398
LookingForHealth HB User
Post

Trust me I would squeeze just about anything that looked like it shouldn't be there. I recently stopped doing that (unless it has a head!) because I noticed that not only would it not go away, but it would make it uglier and scar.

 
Old 02-01-2003, 03:05 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Fareham
Posts: 35
Chris M HB User
Post

I completely agree with everyone here, ok granted not picking is easier when you only have like 1 or 2 spots coz you don't feel the need to go on a mad one but still it's wise to leave them until they're either just right to pop or they go on their own. THis monster just appeared on my skin about a week ago, it was also the size of a pencil eraser and I left it, by next day I could barely feel it and I was so happy

If it's really itchy wrap some ice up ina kitchen towel or two and then apply it generously to the itchy area, it should help reduce swelling and should stop the itching. My skin is also practically clear now, I have just one visible spot really and a few red marks which are fading quite fast i'm so happy

luck to you all, Chris.

__________________
Sunshine is Life

 
Old 02-01-2003, 03:31 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 92
icedout2084 HB User
Post

I forget what clear skin looks like. I am in 9th grade and I have had pimples since the summer before 7th. I have came close to being clear a lot, like now I am doing pretty well. I feel so comfident at my present condition but everytime i think i got it under control it worsens over night.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Clear Phlegm with browish spots. Sandpaper feeling. mentalcompass Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 0 04-24-2010 08:17 AM
Getting off Clear & Smooth. On Duac and Differin. unc21885 Acne 35 11-01-2008 03:10 PM
I am 99% clear- this is how i did it! clever Acne 23 07-14-2005 08:03 PM
To the ladies here with clear skin, please respond just_imagine Beauty & Cosmetics 26 02-11-2005 04:22 PM
My friend got clear, so i tried it last nite: Corrective Skincare(peel and products) clever Acne 5 11-27-2004 12:49 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Accutane
Aspirin
Benzoyl
Clindamycin
Differin
  Accutane
Aspirin
Benzoyl
Clindamycin
Differin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



WhenItRains (10), ClearSkinRomy (6), MSNik (5), mmisty (5), jonnstar (3), poozers (3), Debaloo (2), MG098 (2), LitS917 (2), lisamariemoon (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (859), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:54 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!