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Board: Acne 04-22-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
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Board: Acne 04-22-2004, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By vik357
Re: Mino and probiotic

hey folks,

Reading a lot about taking a probiotic while on Minocycline. But wouldn't the Mino kill the good bacteria from the probiotic anyways, since that's what Mino does-kills bacteria good or...
Board: Acne 04-21-2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By vik357
Mino and probiotic

hey folks,

Reading a lot about taking a probiotic while on Minocycline. But wouldn't the Mino kill the good bacteria from the probiotic anyways, since that's what Mino does-kills bacteria good or...
Board: Acne 11-16-2003, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,205
Posted By vik357
minocycline and facials/clearlight

Hey guys,

I've been on minocycline for the past month and got a mini-facial (non-glycolic) yersteday along with one session of clearlight. I was wondering if anyone had a facial/clearlight done...
Board: Acne 10-30-2003, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By vik357
Post Hey guys, What brand of ALA do you use (company...

Hey guys,
What brand of ALA do you use (company name and where do you get it from)?

Thanx.
vik
Board: Acne 10-02-2003, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 28,307
Posted By vik357
Post Hey mmmelicious, Let me ask you a question:...

Hey mmmelicious,

Let me ask you a question: In what form are you using the SA? Is it a cleanser or a lotion?

The reason i ask is that i've had to go through that debate too. I first used the...
Board: Acne 09-24-2003, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By vik357
Post Help with Acne cure- Paula's products..

Hey Folks,

I'm currently using the Paula's 1% SA lotion to wash my face at night only (i usually leave it on for 2 mins)followed by cold BP and icing. My problem is lately my face is irritated, my...
Board: Acne 09-23-2003, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By vik357
Post colleenredmond...

Hi Colleen..

I noticed in your posts that you mention your face can't handle the GA. I'm going through the same thing. I like the Acne cure process but the GA does a number on my skin and after...
Board: Hair Loss / Alopecia 09-23-2003, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By vik357
Post Yup went through the hair thinning stage when i...

Yup went through the hair thinning stage when i was mega dosing on b-5. I actually went to my derm about my hair thinning and told her i was megadosing on b5. She didnt know if it was related but...
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By vik357
Post I believe it says use salicylic lotion not gel. I...

I believe it says use salicylic lotion not gel. I know the difference is a don't care for people who don't have sensitive skin but for folks like me it's a big diff coz i did try the gel thinking it...
Board: Acne 08-10-2003, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By vik357
Post Hey Guys, Do you use the glycolic acid twice...

Hey Guys,

Do you use the glycolic acid twice or only in the mornings?

Has any one experienced redness and extreme dry skin while on this progam? If so how'd you solve the problem?

Thanx
Board: Acne 07-30-2003, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By vik357
Post opps forgot you cant paste any urls but its a...

opps forgot you cant paste any urls but its a ".org" site so i thought it'd be fine oh well.
Board: Acne 07-30-2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By vik357
Post if anyone's interested here's the thread from...

if anyone's interested here's the thread from another message board about mandelic acid...
http://********/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=6094&highlight=mandelic
Board: Acne 07-30-2003, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By vik357
Post mandelic acid (AHA)

Hey Guys,

Has anyone tried using Mandelic Acid?

mandelic Acid: Alpha Hydroxy acid (same class as glycolic acid); the molecules are slightly larger than glycolic so not as irritating but still...
Board: Acne 07-15-2003, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,909
Posted By vik357
Post food does not cause acne. BUT food does AGGRAVATE...

food does not cause acne. BUT food does AGGRAVATE acne. there's a difference. You probably had a blemish forming under the skin and the chicken wings aggravated it probably because your face got oily...
Board: Acne 07-15-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By vik357
Post I'd say use both, but not at the same time. BP is...

I'd say use both, but not at the same time. BP is an anti-bacterial and SA is an exfoliant.

Use SA in the mornings (in the form of a lotion or moisturizer) and BP at night.

I like this method...
Board: Acne 07-08-2003, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,643
Posted By vik357
Post i took B5 for 5 months. I started at 10g and then...

i took B5 for 5 months. I started at 10g and then went down to 4g. I got headaches and upset stomach all the time. My face was less oily. I also lost about 10lbs in the 5 months.

the reason i...
Board: Acne 07-08-2003, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By vik357
Post since you mentione celebrity skin....the other...

since you mentione celebrity skin....the other day i was reading an article by some expensive *** big shot skin specialist. He's worked with Tom cruise, Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts and many...
Board: Acne 07-07-2003, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By vik357
Post Retinol

Hey people,
Lately, I've been thinking about using retinol, to improve my skin. I don't breakout too much. I guess my plan is to wash with glycolic acid face wash for sensitive to exfoliate and then...
Board: Acne 06-26-2003, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,905
Posted By vik357
Post i personally dont mess with blackheads on my own....

i personally dont mess with blackheads on my own. Get it extracted professionally and it wont leave a mark or scar you. Any beauty salon or facial place could do it for you and it's pretty cheap.
...
Board: Acne 06-13-2003, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By vik357
Post Clearlight.....any updates???

Hey Folks,
Was wondering if the people that had the Clearlight laser treatment done have any updates? i'm thinking of getting it done but am a little cautious!!
Board: Acne 06-11-2003, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,850
Posted By vik357
Post one more thing, there's a good source of exercise...

one more thing, there's a good source of exercise and nutrition information. Its called tertosterone.com or t-mag.com

its a cool site. I stumbled upon it last year and have been going to it evr...
Board: Acne 06-11-2003, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,850
Posted By vik357
Post hey guys, I'm also currently on the gain phase...

hey guys,
I'm also currently on the gain phase of my program. basically just eat protien,carbs and fat (omega-3s).

My carbs consists of yogurt; oatmeal (3 times a day);
white rice; baked potato;...
Board: Acne 06-05-2003, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By vik357
Post clearlight??

Those of you that've had this procedure any updates regarding acne and oil?

Thanx
Board: Acne 06-05-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By vik357
Post Guys, I know one of the members here mentioned...

Guys,
I know one of the members here mentioned her face getting very dry after 3 treatments of smoothbeam laser. So i guess you need to go the distance before seeing the full effect. Infact from...
Board: Acne 06-04-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 984
Posted By vik357
Post Clearlight or Smoothbeam

Just to summarize:

Clearlight clears the acne but does nothing for the
oil. About $100 to $200 per treatment. Need 8 treatments.

Smoothbeam clears acne, affects the oil glands thus reducing...
Board: Acne 05-16-2003, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,976
Posted By vik357
Post to all who've had this treatment: what kind...

to all who've had this treatment:

what kind of acne did you have before the treatment? Does it decrease the oil on the face?
Once your acne stopped, did you have any breakouts what so ever from...
Board: Acne 05-16-2003, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By vik357
Post Hey Franann....

Hey Franann,
I just got my first photofacial done early this month and i have about 4 more lest. I just a had a few questions for you since you got yours done too:

1) why did ou get it? I mean...
Board: Acne 04-21-2003, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By vik357
Post No, the procedure is being offered in a lot of...

No, the procedure is being offered in a lot of places. But not many people get it done coz of the price.The reason i go to these guys is coz they have stuff for darker skin. Laser is attracted to...
Board: Acne 04-21-2003, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By vik357
Post Hey red bean, I'm indian (southeast asian) and...

Hey red bean,
I'm indian (southeast asian) and last week i went to a local skin institute about the red skin, red and brown spots and even pores and the doctor said the best thing for me would be...
Board: Acne 04-09-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,698
Posted By vik357
Post i did go to gnc but couldnt find any jojoba oil....

i did go to gnc but couldnt find any jojoba oil. Does anyone know if wallgreens or rite aid sells it?
Board: Acne 04-08-2003, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,698
Posted By vik357
Post bump..

bump..
Board: Acne 04-08-2003, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,698
Posted By vik357
Post jojoba oil or Aloe vera gel???

Hey people....which one is better jojoba oil or aloe vera???
I have very ioly skin with redness (mainly when my face is oily).

Also where do you guys buy the product from?

Thank you
Vik
Board: Acne 03-07-2003, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By vik357
Post i did a search on google for "mussaffeen" but...

i did a search on google for "mussaffeen" but could'nt find anything. Is the spelling right?
Board: Acne 02-24-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 870
Posted By vik357
Post good mattifier for sensitive skin

Hey Good people,

The main cause for my acne is oil. I've been taking b5 for 5 months and want to drop the dosage down. I guess i'm looking into mattifiers to absorb oil during the day.

Does...
Board: Acne 02-20-2003, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By vik357
Post cp serum and exfol serum

Hey guys,
I've been using the cp serum for a week and i'd say its
helping my skin tone.

I have one question: I also received the exfol serum and am wondering if i can use both the cp and exfol...
Board: Acne 02-03-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,119
Posted By vik357
Post hey guys, The CP serum looks promising. I guess...

hey guys,
The CP serum looks promising. I guess i'll try the sample kit. Can you guys tell me what company sells this?

Thanks
Board: Acne 01-09-2003, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By vik357
scrubs and sensitive skin

hey folks,
I wanted to give scrubs (st ives) a try but i have sensitive skin (mainly due to taking b5) and was wondering if anyone with sensitive skin has given this a try?
Board: Acne 01-09-2003, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,148
Posted By vik357
Post anyone?

anyone?
Board: Acne 01-08-2003, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,148
Posted By vik357
Post ketsugo or AM's regulating spray?

Hey Folks,
I know a few of you have used either the ketsugo or AM's regulating spray. I tried Ketsugo for two days and it did stop the oil but on the 2nd day my cheeks and nose was red, so i was...
Board: Acne 01-08-2003, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By vik357
Re: What I hate about Tea Tree Oil

Angela: How do you dilute it? Is it equal portions of Tree tea oil and water?

I thought that water and oil arent supposed to mix?

Thanx
vik
Board: Acne 01-06-2003, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By vik357
extract blackheads

hey folks,
i was wondering if anyone had their blackheads extracted/removed professionally. i have about 5 visible black heads on my cheeks on each side of my face and am thinking of getting them...
Board: Acne 12-04-2002, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By vik357
Re: is b5 a load of crap or what?

hey mrgreen & beat_acne: how bad was your acne (mild/moderate?) and what brand of b5 do you guys take?

thanx
Board: Acne 11-21-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By vik357
Re: Hey ppl skins looking excellent thanks to this regime......READ

hey ric........thats great that your regimen is workin' for you. I just had a couple of questions:
-how bad was your acne?
-how oily was your skin? (did it get worse after meals)
-did you take b5?...
Board: Acne 10-11-2002, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,448
Posted By vik357
Post SpangledWinter: Whay brand of tree tea oil do you...

SpangledWinter: Whay brand of tree tea oil do you use and where did you buy it? Thanks
Board: Acne 10-11-2002, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,448
Posted By vik357
Post Hey, I dont know how mixing it with water can...

Hey,
I dont know how mixing it with water can work since oil and water dont mix.

Brammerkm: What's the concentration of the oil in the Body shop tree tea oil? Thanks
Board: Acne 10-10-2002, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,448
Posted By vik357
Post tree tea oil

hey folks,
I just bought 100% pure tree tea oil and was wondering what should dilute it with? I was hoping that people using it could tell what works for them. thanks
Board: Acne 10-01-2002, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,311
Posted By vik357
Re: What is causing tiny whiteheads on cheeks?

Forcefed: I had the same thin happen to me. I was taking 8g of B5 and after 30 days or so all of a sudden i started getting these tiny bumpson my cheeks. I realized that i wasnt taking anyother...
Board: Acne 10-01-2002, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By vik357
Re: zinc

Cur111: I need help with my large cysts, so my question is how much zinc do you take in one day?
Board: Acne 10-01-2002, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By vik357
Re: This really works!!!!

Mayness: Which one do you use the one with 10% zinc oxide or the one with 40% zinc?
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