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Old 08-09-2003, 07:28 PM   #1
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Post The hardest thing

I think one of the hardest things about acne treatments is sticking to a remedy for more than a month. This is sooooooo hard!

The reason is because:
1) when you try something new, it is generally cos your skin is in a worse than usual (or bad) state;

2) you want a fix, and frankly when you see MORE breakouts on top of the worse than usual breakout you have (due to the initial breakout period which is standard for most new treatments lets face it), you think forget this!

Anyway, I recommend people stick things out, and don't try two new things at once, so this way you know what works for you. This is my one big regret.

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Old 08-13-2003, 02:35 AM   #2
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or sometimes a product say use it at least 5-6 months to see results. For me I don't have the patients to stick to any treatment if I don't see results in 2 weeks. Because I believe if it don't work within that time frame, it won't work at all.

Old 08-13-2003, 09:39 AM   #3
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Yes - I am the same way. #1 reason brought me to this board and other web searches looking for help. Pregnancy hormones raged and suddenly horrible breakouts after several months of manageable, fairly clear skin (but a lifetime of acne problems on & off - 2x on Accutane). Have read so many posts here about diet, products, etc. It's overwhelming. Ones that caught my eye were the Smoothbeam Laser, the Acne Cure book and Carley's products. Laser too much $$$ so I ordered Carley's plus the book. Have been using Carley's for two weeks - seems to have "healing" qualities, but still new cysts & whiteheads appear almost daily. Now I'm reading the book and the positive posts about that regimen - and want to stop Carley's and try the Cure. But, duh, it takes longer than 2 weeks to know if Carley's might work for me - and for a pimple to form. I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't even want to bother with a derm - just seems like a waste of time right now. I think at this point the only reason I would see a derm/Dr. would be for Accutane (after baby of course) or the Laser. I would tell him or her I do not want antibiotics, they have never done anything for me. I've tried so many in the past with zero results. Anyway - yes, it is SO hard to be patient!

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