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#1 -Kate-

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    Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:25 PM

    I finally went to the dermatologist today to find out what I should do about my skin (zits). He gave me a prescription for Retin-A. I used it in high school and it worked well for me. It's not like I have big zits all over, it's just that my skin is never smooth. There are always little bumps all over and the occasional big ol' zit. So, we'll see how it works!

    Anyone else on it?

    #2 Sarah

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      Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:32 PM

      I'm on Retin-A. I used it every day for a while last fall, but had to drop down to every other day because my face was always red & peely. I like it now- probably only use it every other/ every third day and it works well for me. I also spot treat if I get any breakouts with Benzaclin, but I have to say that I haven't had any for quite a while...better find some wood to knock on!

      #3 BayBug

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        Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:43 PM

        I am not a big fan of that stuff. The Dr. tried to give it to me and I stopped it immediatly. I then went on Accutane, which is really strong stuff. My skin is breaking out as well. I think it is because I am stressing out about everything. It is driving me crazy!!!
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          Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:44 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by BayBug
          I am not a big fan of that stuff. The Dr. tried to give it to me and I stopped it immediatly. I then went on Accutane, which is really strong stuff. My skin is breaking out as well. I think it is because I am stressing out about everything. It is driving me crazy!!!
          What didn't you like? Did you like Accutane better?

          #5 BayBug

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            Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:47 PM

            I didn't like the way it made my skin look. It got very red and very dry and crusty looking. It was awful.
            Accutane is the strongest stuff you can get to treat acne. They usually give it to those with sever cases. But let me tell it took away every single simple that I had and it made every oil disappear. I couldn't wash my hair everyday because I had no oils. It has it's pros and cons.
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              Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:48 PM

              All through highschool and what not I never got zits. It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I started breaking out. So I tried every face wash out there and nothing worked. I tried the rentin a stuff for a short time but I broke out even worse. Finally I decided to go the natural route. I started taking a dialy mulit vitamin and drinking TONS of water. I also got Dove Senstivie Skin face wash and Oil of Olay senstive skin face lotion and I'm free and clear. I really thing the water is the trick. I drink TONS, and I mean TONS of it everyday.

              I hope it works for you though! Breakingout is no fun :

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                Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:51 PM

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                All through highschool and what not I never got zits. It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I started breaking out. So I tried everything face wash out there and nothing worked. I tried the rentin a stuff for a short time but I broke out even worse. Finally I decided to go the natural route. I started taking a dialy mulit vitamin and drinking TONS of water. I also got Dove Senstivie Skin face wash and Oil of Olay senstive skin face lotion and I'm free and clear. I really thing the water is the trick. I drink TONS, and I mean TONS of it everyday.

                I hope it works for you though! Breakingout is no fun :
                See - that's the disciplined, smart person way to do it! I'm not ready to make actual life changes, I just want a magic cream!!! Someday I'll be smart and just drink more water.

                #8 tvt

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                  Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:54 PM

                  popping one multi vitamin and filling a water glass isn't exaclty diciplined! I don't have the diciplined gene in my body. It took work at first to force myself to drink lots of water, but I totally noticed a change in my skin so when I wasn't drinking lots of H20 I broke out. That was enough to get me to drink more. Now my body is so used to it, I crave water big time.

                  #9 *JillD*

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                    Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:23 PM

                    one of my friends was on accutane, isn't that the one that you have to always go for blood tests? Thats one of the reasons I would never go on that stuff, that just scares me!

                    #10 Christine

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                    Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:30 PM

                    with accutane you have to have an abortion if you get pregnant, it will give your baby birth defects.
                    Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!




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