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    Oh yeah def go see the dermatologist. He'll have all the options for you. The cream I mentioned (epiduo) is a prescription one. The antibiotic is usually doxycycline.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkzy View Post
    Everything non-prescription topical (new, old products) - tried them.

    Anyone know anything about Retin-A cream? I'm aware it requires a prescription.

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    The only thing I know about retin A is that when you are on it, it makes your skin very delicate and you can not get a wax or any type of facial due to the risk of damage to your skin. Eg ripping off skin with the wax strip

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    It's not everyone's thing but have you looked into Traditional Chinese Medicine (mostly the herbs). It did wonders for my skin and was my last resort before accutane. I was very skeptical at first though but I'm glad I didn't go down the accutane route!

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    I also second the rose hip oil. I have naturally oily, blackhead prone skin. I've been using rose hip for about 6 months. My skin is so beautiful now. I rarely get a pimple and only the occasional blackhead.
    Rose hip is reletively cheap- 3 drops does your entire face and neck. Plus its natural and has anti aging properties

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    Pinkzy It's the same one they give you to prevent malaria when you go overseas. The name escapes me and I'm about to go to bed but I'll get the name of it for you tomorrow.

    I just went to my GP...the only thing she couldn't write a script for was accutane so up to you who you see really. I saw GP first to get the referral for the skin specialist but don't think I'll need one. The topical treatment I want to go back to using is clindatech.

    I break out on my face, chest and all over the top half of my back normally but it's pretty well restricted to shoulders and chest now and it's fairly clear 3 weeks out of 4, just goes a bit nuts in that one week but that one week would see me with break outs everywhere so hoping I just need a couple of more months and then I'd happy to maintain it with clindatech. The main side effect for the ab's I'm taking are headaches and to be careful of sun exposure, but I've had no headaches and haven't gotten burnt (I wear sunscreen, and I'm mindful of how long I'm in the sun) and no issues with it, I just take a daily pro-biotic at the same time.
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    Doxycycline?

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    Yes I take Yaz recently changed to it from levlen

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    I think rose hip cause it's not a oily oil ( if that makes sense) would be fine. It disks in straight away and leaves no residue. But saying that I totally get not wanting to use it. Maybe ask the dermatologist about it and see what they say. Or even a naturopath would be able to help u out? Have a chat to all of them dermatologist. Your go and a naturopath and see what there suggestions are.
    Good luck

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    Have you tried using natural products, like Sukin or a'kin/a'lchemy?
    My brother who's 21 gets the worst acne, and he swears by the oil cleansing method. I'm fairly sure he uses a dot of neat essential oil (tea tree or eucalyptus, I can't recall) to dry out zits too.
    The worst thing about acne products (apart from how back they are for your skin) is how reliant your skin becomes on them. My brother used to use Clearasil, but stopped because every time he stopped for a while the acne would come back even worse. With the natural route, he's able to be a typical slack bloke about it and his skin doesn't mind.

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    Lately I've been smoking a pack a day, but I'm a first time single mum atm and kind of losing my sh*t.
    I've almost smoked at least 10 a day. My skin's much clearer on the pill, I've only been back on it for a month, my son is 19 months. I've never had a pregnancy scare on it, even when forgetting to take it every day. It took me four months to fall pregnant when I stopped using it but my XP's a pothead


 

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