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Old 09-17-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6
Snowdonia HB User
Re: at the end of my tether! . . .

Differin Gel (on prescription) helped me a lot. It is quite gentle but effective at unblocking pores and calming inflamation. You need to be persistent in using it: I've been told that you never see any effect in acne with anything used for less than 3 months.
In general, I dont like using antibiotics or hormones unless my life is in danger! I think they weaken the system, and can have a rebound effect when you stop.