3 YEARS APART 👉🏻 learning & educating myself
i never grew up experiencing acne and/or major skin problems. it was a blessing and a curse. i always believed my skin was resistant towards any impurities & breaking out. i went 17 years with clear skin, surely since i’m past the “adolescent acne” phase, i MUST be out of the woods?!?!!!?? W R O N G. 👉🏻 3 YEARS BEFORE
i only used cetaphil cleanser (yuck) & a cerave moisturizer (classic holy grail)
never chemically exfoliated & didn’t understand wtf a serum was
was never mindful of ingredients & didn’t see the problem with popping pimples 🤷🏻♀️👉🏻 3 YEARS LATER
i have a fixed skin routine cycle with separate AM routines & PM routines dedicated to hydrating or exfoliating (i will post my skincare routine soooon 😭)
i break out primarily on my cheeks & my forehead. periodically it’ll occur on my temples but only one or two
i definitely believe it’s due to my persistent habit of touching my face & poor diet choices since quarantine had begun 🍳 (i’ve consumed so much dairy)👉🏻 WHERE DID I GO WRONG?
there’s numerous factors to consider. stress, hormonal changes, environment, & other things can affect my skins progression towards this stage. while i can’t pinpoint it, my diet has changed significantly since then (i was on a plant based diet 3 years ago)
so many products have been introduced to my skin in the past year. i’m working towards finding ingredients that are negatively affecting my skin but until then, i’ve tried to work towards simplifying my routine any time i get a new product.👉🏻 WHAT WILL I DO IN THE FUTURE?
sometimes less is more. i’m still experimenting with what works best for me & have consulted a dermatologist. in the meantime, i’m sticking to my schedule cycle!
i’ve already tried tretinoin but believe i should consider a diet change. excluding the dairy is best & striving towards a nutrient rich diet is ideal (but frick, taco bell is so good)leave any comments, suggestions, or words of wisdom! sorry 4 da long post 😭
Jun. 4, 2020
Sant0214I cut out sugar and dairy all together and that helped me tremendously. Also, I sleep every night with an air purifier. I found out this trick dated someone using it at the time and noticed the changes in my skin. Five years later I swear by it! Now I rarely have break out anymore.
Jun. 6, 2020·17 likes
Understanding Your Cystic Acne and Choosing Safe Ingredients
Acne is among the most prevalent skin disorders in the world. It appears on the upper body as lesions that are either non-inflammatory or inflammatory.
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So I’ve a 14 naive girl trying to get a skin routine together . BUT I don’t know what to use or in what order or what each products do . Please help me find good products to save my face and give me more confidence !! I have combo skin with a lot of black heads, acne , acne scars , discoloration , TERRIABLE Eye bags . These things make me so insecure and make me not want to leave my house . It’s not so BAD but it still makes me insecure . I just want to have clear skin ykkkk . SO pls helppppp 🙏🙏🙏
The ONLY thing that tamed my hormonal acne!!
First photos are from September 2019 Second set I took 5 min ago! As you can see, my acne has not completely gone away; I still get hormonal breakouts, especially on the right side under my mouth, which seems to be some kind of hot spot. The biggest change that I can see is the level of inflammation I used to have (yikes!) and how much less congested I look now!! I’m FINALLY seeing a change in the blackheads on my nose that just wouldn’t budge for so long. Ok, I’m sure ur like “let’s got on w the program, please!! Make it snappy!!” The only thing that’s helped decrease the number of breakouts, the congestion and oiliness of my skin is a medication called Spironolactone. Spironolactone is a diuretic drug that is commonly used for high blood pressure but is now being more commonly used as a treatment for hormonal acne due to it being an anti-androgen drug; essentially, it blocks testosterone so your body produces less of it, which in turn, decreases oiliness and decreases breakouts. This is why it’s so great for hormonal acne sufferers. It targets the root of the cause instead of just patching up the problem. I’ve been using Spiro for almost a year now, and the only real side effect that I’ve noticed is it makes you pee a bit more often due to its diuretic properties, but it hasn’t effected me much at all. I take it in the morning to make sure I’m not peeing all night lol. Because of spironolactone, my cystic acne has decreased to maybe 1-2 a week instead of 1-2 a day, which is a HUGE win for me. At the very least, I’m seeing some real improvement. I know that medication isn’t on anyone’s top of the list as far as treating acne goes, but I think this is a great option to look into, especially if you feel like you’ve tried everything! To me, this was my last step before accutane, and I’m so so happy this is working for me so I don’t have to put my body through that. Although I’m not completely acne-free, I finally feel like it’s manageable, and I can actually go a whole week without flare ups, which used to be unheard of. If you have any questions or if there’s anything I didn’t touch on, please feel free to comment!
Maskne * the BEST way to treat it....
#maskne 😷 DEFINITION: ACNE from WEARING A MASK ....if you’re suffering from it, continue reading.... . WHY AM I BREAKING OUT? chaffing, irritation, and inflammation from the constant rubbing of the mask on your skin. It also creates a warm, dark, and damp environment that breeds bacteria and clogs pores, so the skin cannot breath and results in more breakouts. . 🚫 What NOT to do: Don’t exfoliate the irritated area Don’t use alcohol toners or acids Don’t use retin-A Don’t use harsh/drying/acne facewash Don’t cover with thick foundation Don’t pick or pop the pustules . ✅ What TO DO: DO use creamy non-foaming facewash DO apply a calming moisturizer DO apply aloe DO apply a calming facial mask DO skip foundation and powder DO drink LOT’s of water DO wear a cotton or moisture wicking fabric mask . When the skin is inflamed,irritated, and bumpy it needs calming ingredients and lots of water to naturally repair itself and 🌱 HEAL 🌱 If you over dry the skin or pimple, it can take longer to heal and scarring can occur. And you can induce more breakouts -> a viscous cycle. . You can also eat foods that will help promote clear and healthy skin, like fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean meats. Avoid foods that can contribute to more acne and inflammation such as dairy, sugar, gluten, and processed foods. . I personally struggled with adult acne when I turned 30 for 2yrs, first trying quick fixes through topical creams and professional treatment. But through research and self testing, I now know healthy and glowing skin starts with what you put INSIDE your body. And that is why I’ve been gluten and dairy free for 6yrs and have a handle on my acne prone skin since then. . Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have regarding this, as this is not the popular opinion to treat acne...but popular has never been the BEST WAY to address a skin concern, just the best MARKETED...🧐
What type of pimple is this?
Hey y’all its me again, back with another dilemma. So, I have no idea what type of pimple this is and why it seems to be getting bigger. I did recently try out a face wash that was not for my skin (dried me a tiny bit and felt tight- I legit used it for like four days), but I went back to what I was using (The Ordinary’s Squalane cleanser).. so maybe that’s why its bigger? But, I don’t know really because it looks like it got bigger from June to July as well. I don’t wanna be left with a huge blemish on my face, I can handle how it looks right now, but I’m kinda fearing it’ll start spreading. Right now, it feels like how a pimple feels when its about to come off (rough/hardish), I don’t really extract pimples myself, even tho I have the lancelet extractor and I wouldnt wanna try any chemical peels or acids at the moment since my skin is still recovering from the cleanser. What should I do?
What are these little bumps?
I’ve been so puzzled by these little bumps I’ve had for months. I’m starting to think it could be fungal acne but I’m not sure. Can anyone help me diagnose this or recommend any products that might help?
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