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    Old 03-27-2003, 04:13 PM   #1
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    oh i typed this long thing and it disapeared. hmph. ill try again. I had acne since i was 13, but BAAAD acne for the last 3 years (21-23) and back in november i finaly found a regimine that works and i had tried everything everyone here has (like antibiotics, prescriptions,soaps galore, changing pillowcases nightly,weird food cleansings, i ALMOST tried the egg yolk and pee things..but ewww, bla bla) i ate in dark restaurants, got in good lighting when possible, avoided leaving my house for a year and moved home and quite school (yea, it was awful) and then over a period of a week or so my red/blue/pink spots all over my cheeks,jaw and chin (like 50) started sloooowly getting lighter (they are still fading, nearly invisible!), and my pimples (i usualy had five to ten small to medium ones at any one time) just stopped. i mean it. it happened slow, and is still happening, but not so slow you cant tell (if something isnt working you can tell pretty quick, dont stick with something like egg yolks if you break out the next day. that would make even my MOTHER break out) and if something DID work in one night i would be so scared it could return just as fast!
    i started washing ONCE a day at night, on my chin and cheeks, very lightly with cetaphil for oily skin (even though my skin is flakey and dry and then oily oily the next) i avoided my forehead since it breaks out and gets shiny and reflective when i wash it. other people have other skin though. mine is verrrrry super pale with small freckles. see though skin.
    And when i DO get a small blemish i put Benzaclinz on it in a big clump if im home for the night, or i rub it in and it bleaches the redness for a date with friends.
    thats all i did for my skin. i didnt let ANYONE touch my face, even my boyfriend. not even ME. unless im washing. otherwise if my skin is flaking i use tweezers. so no hand oils get on it.
    then for my diet i added B-complex vitamins . i always thought vitamins were silly until my ex boyfriend got arthritis (hes 23 too) and took vitamins and it virtually went away after suffering for 2 years with it. So i freaked out and looked what rejuvinated skin cells. So vitamin B complex and flax and olive oils. gobs. im serious. today i ate brown rice pasta with olive oil dripping off. And tomorrow ill eat something with flax oil dripping off of it. you would think that would make me all oily but i PROMISE thats not how cold pressed oils work. Only like fried chicken, but f you look at the mediteranean diet it leaves europeans with sparkly glittery skin<3

    thats it, im serious. <3 i know it wouldnt work for everyone, because we all have different skin types, but i just wanted to share my story because if theres anything you see that you relate to (like skin type or problem) you could try some of these things. i used minocyclin,differin (which gave me rosacea for a year, upon which my doctor said "yep, youll have that for the rest of your life" and it stopped once i stopped all her creams and washed half as much. oooh, i really didnt like her. she treated me like she was above me cause i had acne, and she didnt care. :*( so i made an appointment after my skin cleared up because i just wanted to show her my skin, and she was sooooooo much nicer to me. uchg.

    anyway i wear MAC powder in the palest color some days, but other days if i dont go out or something, i leave my skin alone and dont wash at all, but if i have a blemish i just dab the benzaclinz and go to bed.

    im not saying my life is perfect now, clear skin really lets you be free to leave your house, look people in the eye, stop admiring ugly mean people just cause they have clear skin, feeling inferior, make new friends, ect.

    but sooo many amazing things came out of me having bad skin...i learned comapssion really seriously! im sooo much kinder and im a much better friend becuase i dont think im perfect and i know we are all flawed, and i suffered so when a friend has a problem im not like "oh get over it" im just a LOT happier. and i feel pretty and attractive..i dont know. <3 your posts are all things i could have written. Me being mean to my boyfriend, being obsessive about my face (like 24/7, even when someone would talk about something else id only be acting like i was paying attention while i schemed for new ways to make my face clear, excited night was almost here,which meant i could go to sleep,...when i was happiest...and then i would be a day closer to clear skin)..okay.ill stop. email me, i willt alk about makeup skin and food until you run out of words<3<3

    laurel xoxo

     
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    Old 03-27-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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    oh my gosh i feel silly, i just looked around these boards and read all these things lie "i found something that worked" and like a week later they say "it sopped working",,im not trying to really tell you a miracle way to do anything. i mean everyone is different. <3 i just have this little regime with eating Spectrum oils , b vtamin complex and washing at night with cetaphil for oily skin face wash(even though i have combo skin i use it gently), and using benzaclinz. its so simple now it looks silly when i read it over.

     
    Old 03-27-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
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    Wow!! i'm really glad that u r finally freed from your cage =)
    it must feel really good..i wish i'm like you.. i'm getting there. i find that the less i do to my face, the better it gets..
    but i still have alot of scars ( thats why my name is scar// haha)

    anyways, i just hope that u cherish every moment now that u have clear skin, such freedom, must be really cool. remember what u have learned through all this
    don't forget that no one is perfect. =D

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    Old 03-27-2003, 05:01 PM   #4
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    aww, scar you are so cuuuute<3 thank you. i know, definately, noone is perfect, but i felt like evryone was when i felt bad. I think if i could tell my old self something i would say your personality is the same, and you are as valid with bad skin as you are with good skin.<3 the same people like me, you know?* its so true the less you do the better your skin gets. But that doesnt mean doing NOTHING is the best. those are both extremes!! extremes=suspicious. they never work. excpet maybe stop eating food and you will be really skinny. hehe...thats true.

     
    Old 03-27-2003, 05:14 PM   #5
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    hehe
    i do less, i mean, i just use a neutrogena gentle cleanser and neutrogena multi vitamin acne treatment.
    its really simple.

    i used to use prescirption drugs and then i put on moisturizer, and then i would use scrub when i shower, and then i would use egg yolk blah blah blah
    it was really stupid
    it only got worst

    but now that my complexion isn't that bad, its like the chains holding me back is slowly breakdown
    it feels really good.

    i remember i used to be so evil back then when i had clear skin, i would make fun of people that are chubby or have zits. then when i had zits, it just shut me up and i learned alot through it.

    i'm just glad that u r freed
    its like u have wings or somthing
    and i'm still developing mine

    tell me about the world out there
    it must be nice
    haha
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    Old 03-27-2003, 09:47 PM   #6
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    Heh<3 yea, i suppose the world isnt so bad. actually i bawled my eyes out tonight because on PBS there was this special about stupid people (cattle ranchers) killing buffalo in yellowstone...LEGALLY.eww. boo to meat and cattle ranchers! yea, i am all about "less is more"
    actualy some things are worse with clear skin...because i am getting back to being a little meaner...but i mean not to other people, but just to my friends..like standing up for myself.like before if they did something that bothered me i just shut up because i was happy to be with anyone ,i felt so unworthy..but now with clear complexion im like "what is WRONG with YOUUU, you cant say that to meeeee" and then we fight. like my boyfirend and i are breaking up because im way more confrontational..that sucks. seriously. i liked being so shy and sweet. it made me feel in control.

    do you wear makeup?* (or are you a boy, sorry i dont know<3)

     
    Old 03-28-2003, 06:58 AM   #7
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    i'm a guy.. i don't think a girl would like the name herself scar.. haha
    but i'm a guy, it dones't really matter.

    its good u r standing up for yourself, but just reemember not to over do it and push them over.
    i rememeber when i had so bad acne, i couldn't even stand up for myself or anything, i didn't even want to be around people or anything. but oh wellz, i learned.

    shy and sweet? thats awesome. thats like me. but i'm a guy
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