Facial Laser Treatment For Acne Scars

Some people have gone so hopeless on how they can be able to get rid of acne scars. There are some people who have been trying all the creams and natural treatments that they thought would help them to get rid of acne and most of all, acne scars. Thus, one way that they see hope in removing this is through a laser treatment for acne scar. However, let us remember that the best laser treatment for acne scarsis the one with the aid of those professionals and not just from those who would have to take advantage of our needs.

By using a laser treatment to deal with acne scars, the laser actually cuts the bacteria that are the root cause why there are appearances of acne scars. If there are no impressions of acne, then there would also be no scars that it can create. In the use of laser, you do not have to worry too much about the laser since it would not be likely to affect the skin surrounding the area that will be treated by laser.

After the medication has taken place, you will see that there is a rapid and drastic alteration in the scar or the area where the laser was used. Of course, you will notice that the scar has lost its dark color, which makes it somewhat lighter. In addition, you will also see that there is a change to the feel of your skin. It would surely be smoother than it was before the laser treatment. Now, you can flaunt your face without the scars that have been a very bad omen for your beauty.

More so, you will not be confronted with the habit of putting concealing creams in your scars. You can even go out and let other people see how fair your skin is. This happens too because the very first thing that is being attacked by the laser is the sebaceous glands which secrete oils to our skin and cause to the formation of acne as well.

Actually, there are many other benefits that we can get from acne scar laser treatments. Here are just some of the most profound and very essential advantages that you will surely find very enlivening and fulfilling after the laser treatment. Now, all you have to do is face the mirror and tell yourself how you have become fair and thankful because of the laser treatments that you have undergone to do away acne scars all at once.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is there any way you can get laser treatment for facial acne scars on the NHS?

    • ANSWER:
      www.google.com has a great deal of information that you could use to find your answers , while yahoo answer is more likely to be better for people’s opinions.. thanks.

  2. QUESTION:
    Laser treatment for scars and pigmentation…. opinions?
    Has anyone used laser treatment for facial scars and pigmentation scars left from spots? (not acne, i have smmoth skins just scars). If they have, what have the results been like? There are many at home professional laser wands from America that seem to indicate good results…..any advice? Have been in for microdemabrasion facials which used lasers also and made a marked improvement…..this way i can maintain it and improve it more at home….with good exfoliation. what do people think? Am hoping to wear less and less makeup…….too much concealer on asian skin is far too noticable.

    • ANSWER:
      hey,

      im not sure if this is the same thing, but i had pulse dye laser treatment for a birthmark on my face. I had it done on the nhs it was fairly painful but well worth it. my birthmark hasnt completely dissapeared but they said that it wouldnt anyway. but since having 5 treatments of laser treatment i can now cover my birthmark effectively with just a normal amount of make up.

      i would recommend you get your treatment done professionally and do not risk trying it at home incase things go wrong.

      if you go to the doctor you should be able to get it done on the nhs.

      good luck

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best kind of peel/exfoliation/laser treatment etc. for facial acne scarring?
    yea :D I want to even my skin tone.

    • ANSWER:
      a natural and low cost way would be to exfoliate and use a face lotion that has vit E in it.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have some acne and acne scars and i want to treat it by doing laser treatment?
    but there is only one problem, its almost summer time and i really want to tan… am i not allowed to be in the sun for a while or at least a year after doing facial laser??

    • ANSWER:
      try http://www.cureacnescars.com/ it cleared up my acne scars very quickly and best of all is is natural so it is safe to use with no side effects.

  5. QUESTION:
    Laser scar treatment for teenager?
    i am asian, 16, F and i have sensitive skin. i suffered from bad acne since last year. i have gone to a specialist and i did detoxification and the scars disappeared but there are still some which appears again. i have finished my course of medication and it left me with ugly scars like this: http://www.google.com.my/imglanding?q=acne%20scar&imgurl=http://www.bioskincream.com/facial-scars/boxcar-acne-scars.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bioskincream.com/facial-scars/&usg=__HXGOzPkFE8pu_1QyRtvQ7uGLYpc=&h=432&w=288&sz=21&hl=en&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=FoYijlrfo8HMFM:&tbnh=126&tbnw=84&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dacne%2Bscar%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&tbs=isch:1&start=5. that is not me im just using it to describe my situation. so ive heard about mederma and cee en’s cream and stuffs but i live in malaysia so its quite hard to get all those things in hand. i was thinking about laser treatment but mum doesnt really agree cos of the price and all. my specialist also, she did not say no but she ask me to take things slowly and eat all the fruits and the scar will fade eventually. i cant stand the scars it made me look ugly. all my friends are pretty so i also want pretty face. the point is, what kind of laser treatment is suitable and is it okay if someone aged like me to do the treatment? also which clinic/place is good?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask a person with dermatology degree.

  6. QUESTION:
    Acne scar laser treatment?
    I don’t think I have that many acne scars, maybe a few but they are not that dark. Some of them have begun to fade away already (thanks to a bleaching agent given to me by my dermatologist). Well, but when I went to my dermatologist today his employees (probably nurses) kept telling me that I had too many dark scars and that my skin was deeply blemished. I didn’t think that was the case but they seemed to have dramatized my condition. Anyhow, they convinced me to go through a treatment called Erbium laser treatment, but I’m not sure if I should go through so much pain and a long recovery period just for moderate facial imperfections. All I want to do is heal the acne scars, not resurfacing or sanding the face. Anyone who is EXPERIENCED enough to give me advice? thanks very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Laser acne scar treatment is an effective way to get rid of your scars, but it is expensive and also quite a hassle for small and not extreme acne scars.

      So if you think that is your case, why not try some other easier ways – like acne scar removal creams, and other natural methods?

  7. QUESTION:
    Laser Surgery on Facial Scars?
    I was in a car accident approx. 1 month ago. Flying, broken glass was imbedded into my face (mostly one cheek) when the airbag went off.
    It`s not that I`m a beauty, just consious of the scars. Of course I get the usual, “It`s not that bad”, or “make-up covers everything”, but some of the problem is the post-trauma mental reminder everytime I look in the mirror.
    After research on my own, I see different types of Laser Treatments. Some are better for those with Acne problems. Some for fixing wrinkles, color and other problems. I don`t want information from people who had procedures for these reasons.

    I was wondering if anyone ever had any type of Laser procedure done on their face for scars due to an accident. Some scars are raised/lumpy, some depressed.
    My Dr. said on my next visit he will give me suggestions.
    I would like to hear from the REAL world first!
    P.S. Would like to hear about any procedures you had for any type of scar problem.

    • ANSWER:
      You’re making a mistake in not wanting to hear from people who’ve had laser procedures for acne scars or wrinkles. On a cellular level, an acne scar is not much different than a scar from an accident, it’s just less severe. Most lasers work by slightly damaging the skin, and the body then sends collagen to that area, which helps to repair the scar, reduce the wrinkle, whatever. It’s really all about collagen.

      I’m currently being treated for stretch marks (which is really just scar tissue, and likely very similar to your scars), using something called a pixel laser. I’ve only had one treatment but there’s already a difference. I’ll probably get 4 or 5 more treatments.

  8. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever use a Dermaroller (skin needling) to remove pit-like acne scars?
    I have minor pit-like acne scars on my face and in no way can afford the expensive laser treatments offered by dermatologists. I’ve been researching “skin needling” as a possible treatment option for my skin but the Dermaroller kind of sounds too good to be true! Anyone ever use one for facial scarring? Does it really work??

    • ANSWER:
      What you have to understand is what skin needling is. It is a procedure where a poke of the needle pierces your skin (scar). This activate the natural healing process of the skin and repair over the damaged skin to lessen the appearance of the scars.

  9. QUESTION:
    Laser treatment for back acne/bacne?
    I’ve done laser therapy for facial acne (4 years ago) and I’m doing it again in a few weeks for scarring. I want to get it for my back because I work out and sweat a ton and have bacne and a few scars. The only thing I’m afraid of is that I have a new tattoo on my back and I’m wondering if the light laser therapy/treatment will hurt/affect it?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends how long gave yu had the tattoo for. As long as its not fresh or still peeling then everything should be fine, but i strongly recomend you ask on the day of your appointment before they start the laser treatment.

  10. QUESTION:
    How important is a male’s facial hair???
    Okay, so i had a consultation with a laser scar removal clinic, because i have acne scars from when i was a teen. Here’s the dilemma, if i choose to have the scars removed (they’re 2nd degree, out of 4 degrees) I will lose my facial hair forever, but if i dont get laser treatment, i will live with the scars forever and have facial hair. WHICH IS THE BETTER CHOICE!?!

    Ten points for best answer!!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you considered micro needling to remove the acne scars instead of laser scar removal?

      My girlfriend has had great success treating scars with a derma roller.

      It is basically a skin roller with tiny pins in it which tickle when you roll it over your skin. Scars are often due to a lack of collagen in the skin – which makes skin smooth, supple and tight – but a derma roller triggers your skin’s natural healing process to generate more collagen.

      It also helps your favourite creams penetrate the skin better. Without it, over 90% of your cream is left on the outside of your skin!

      Negative effects have never been reported, so it is very safe, and yet very effective at evening out your skin.

      There is an article about acne scars here:

      http://www.derma-rollers.com/33/acne-scar-treatment-and-removal/

      And you can also read up on how derma rollers work here:

      http://www.derma-rollers.com/24/derma-roller-faqs/

      Good luck with it!

      Their website stated:

      Micro-needling of the skin is an increasingly common cosmetic procedure, but the Scientia Derma Roller is an FDA approved application which is simple enough that you can perform it yourself at home. In fact, it has similar results to Laser Treatment, Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion, but it is considerably less invasive and carries only a fraction of the cost.

      The Scientia Derma Roller can help to remove acne scars or remove surgery scars and the skin treated improves its level of elasticity, becoming thicker, smoother and is tightened.

      For more information on how you can painlessly remove wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and cellulite, visit http://www.derma-rollers.com

  11. QUESTION:
    Laser treatments to remove acne scars – how effective is it?
    I am 31 and had acne since I was 16/17. I never really knew how to take care of my skin, or had the money to do so, so for the last few years I have gotten some scars on my face.

    I gave birth to my first child 8 months ago and since then have had dry / normal skin instead of oily / pimple-prone. No more pimples, no more shiny T-zone, basically as my husband says “the best thing that happened to my skin is my daughter”.

    So I went to see a dermatologist, (Dr. Ranjit in Subang, for those of you who know him). He says I need around 4-5 laser treatments to see good results – which, at best, means 70% reduction of scars. I think I will be pretty happy with that.

    Questions:

    1. Have you done laser treatments for your face, if yes how many and what were the results? Did you regret it or happy you did it?

    2. Any changes to the skin since you did it? Any extra maintenance needed?

    3. Skincare and facials – any change or extra needed after the laser?

    Any answers would be most appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Laser treatment for the face – is it safe?
    Hi all,

    My facial specialist recommended I get a laser treatment done for my face to close pores and remove old acne scars. I just want to know if this is safe and if it’s a recommended method for this kind of a problem.

    I’m 25 years old. Please advice.

    Thanks much!

    • ANSWER:
      yea, i had something like that done a couple years ago
      it is quick and pretty much painless
      it hurts just a little but is very quick
      dont worry about it

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of these particular acne scars and blemishes?
    Okay, foolishly I did not listen to advice when I was a young acne-prone girl and went ahead to pick at my facial pimples because I could not stand them. Unfortunately, as a consequence I have gotten numerous acne scars and blemishes (dark circular pigmentation-little brown spots along my chin and cheeks [they are not raised, my skin is otherwise smooth save for the discoloration], I have a relatively tan complexion). Is there any way to get rid of them, or at least make them appear less noticeable(preferably a relatively cheap, at home-convenient solution, or am I doomed to working towards the day until I can afford a medical/laser treatment?)
    I’ve heard of chemical peels, mederma, scarzone…do those really work-especially since my skin problem is obviously affected by something deeper then the superficial layers of my epidermis?
    All suggestions welcome!

    • ANSWER:
      Chemical treatments may work. It depends on the damage. But there are also dermabrasion and lasers.

      See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Do Not go to a Fancy Clinic.

  14. QUESTION:
    Laser treatment fo acne?
    I had asked a question similar to this before but I was just wondering if anyone had ever gotten laser treaments to clear away acne scarring? I was first recommended to get this by some facial person but then when I went to my dermatologist he recommended it too. He did say though that it could take severval treaments and for up to 5 days your face can be purpley and red….doesnt sound too great for me but i really want these scars to go away. Anyone know anything about this?

    • ANSWER:
      before you try laser treatment, give this a shot…it costs 5 bucks a bottle, and i think it is amazing..
      raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
      use this apple cider vinegar for rejuvenating results. first, wash the skin in warm water, no soap. next, apply a wrung out hot water soaked cloth to the face for 3 minutes, then remove. soak thin cloth in warm vinegar water 2 tbsp per cup of water and again apply to face. cover the vinegar soaked cloth with a towel wrung out in hot water, relax and lie down for 10 minutes or more, if possible with feet elevated above head. remove both cloths and gently rub skin upwards with towel or small loofah face pad. this rub removes the hundreds of dry skin scales. you can repeat this weekly or as needed. your skin will look youthful and beautiful..
      i also drink the vinegar, 1-2 tablespoons in water with honey in the morning..and i use the vinegar water as a toner 2 times daily..

      raw unpasturized apple cider vinegar..
      the following 2 testimonials can be seen at http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/acne.ht…
      Angelina O, has found that applying ACV topically to her face several times a day (4 or more times) has cured her of a “very bad complexion”. She reports that she applies it straight and that while it burns her skin a bit, it still works like a miracle!

      you can get it at the health food store, or in some super marktet health food sections. i use bragg vinegar..
      good luck
      Cheryl writes, “My daughter developed a case of moderate acne, and after trying a number of different things for over a year which helped very little or not at all, she started drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar three times a day and applying it topically once at night. She has been acne free for two months. It took about three weeks to clear up.”

  15. QUESTION:
    Question About Facial Laser Removal?
    Anyone Done Laser Treatments?
    Anyone Done Laser Treatments?
    Any Dermatologist Here?
    So I was asking different Facial Laser Resurfacing/dermatologist places in my area, to remove acne scars and moles/freckles on my face and was going to go with the guy that responded with the message below, does that look like the accurate treatments? Does it sound okay?

    “It’s great to hear from you. We have Diode laser 532nm for spot
    treatments of freckles, IPL for treatment of sun damage/sun spots on
    entire face, and Spectra laser for mole laser removal. Suspicious or
    irritated moles sometimes can be removed and submitted to PPO
    insurance. Age may not be an issue, accumulation of sun damage would
    be. I would have you call **** for an in-office consultation.
    Sincerely, W ***”

    “Cost of Diode laser is 0/session for affected areas on face, IPL is
    5/session, Spectra laser is 0/session. Package discounts
    available. If you have flexible spending account or HSA, we may be
    able to use those as well. Best, W ”

    THANKS

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Acne scar treatment….which route should I go?
    I have recurring acne since the age of about 12 (I’m 34 now) and a lot of old acne scars from my teen years. I have never been to a dermatologist or a doctor about this issue up until today. I’m so tired of the acne and the scars…ugh! Well, today I walked into a med-spa type of place and got a consultation….99!!!!! Wow, I didn’t know It would cost THAT much for treatment. I guess it all depends on the type of treatment I get. So basically the med-spa place explained that they’d have to treat the acne from recurring altogether, then laser treatment. I don’t remember all the details of it. What do you all think? My friend said getting facials has helped hers a lot, but she had very few scars. I would consider my scars more on the moderate side. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Acne scarring treatments?
    Hi. I been out of country and the stress, sun and dirt has taken the best out of skin. I left on Sep 06 and I can’t tell the difference in between then and now. Does anyone had any kind of laser, microdermabrassion or other treatments for the removal of acne scars. I get few pimples here and there and they had left scars on my cheeks… I’m fair skin and had this brownish spots now that I never had. Ohh plus there is no facial treatments where I’m at now… Any recommendations are appreciated. I’m heading home for R&R and will like to get some good info here and online. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Problems on severe ACNE torment many teens as well as older men and women. Don’t wait to become one of them! There are many treatments available, some of which may come as a surprise to you. If you have been wanting to research different treatment options, I believe http://www.skinsosilky.com/acne-skin-care.htm offers what will work best for you.

  18. QUESTION:
    Anyone Done Laser Treatments?
    Anyone Done Laser Treatments?
    Any Dermatologist Here?
    So I was asking different Facial Laser Resurfacing/dermatologist places in my area, to remove acne scars and moles/freckles on my face and was going to go with the guy that responded with the message below, does that look like the accurate treatments? Does it sound okay?

    “It’s great to hear from you. We have Diode laser 532nm for spot
    treatments of freckles, IPL for treatment of sun damage/sun spots on
    entire face, and Spectra laser for mole laser removal. Suspicious or
    irritated moles sometimes can be removed and submitted to PPO
    insurance. Age may not be an issue, accumulation of sun damage would
    be. I would have you call **** for an in-office consultation.
    Sincerely, W ***”

    “Cost of Diode laser is 0/session for affected areas on face, IPL is
    5/session, Spectra laser is 0/session. Package discounts
    available. If you have flexible spending account or HSA, we may be
    able to use those as well. Best, W ”

    THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Laser treatment is very expensive. There are other much cheaper ways of removing acne scars and other skin imperfections that are very effective. I suggest you try dermarolling. Many people have had great results removing their acne scars using dermarolling. You can buy a good dermaroller for around . I recommend using the dermaroller in combination with Retin A cream (which is known to increase collagen production and repair scarred tissue) to achieve maximal results.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of redness from acne scars/irritation?
    Hi. I’m a 16 year old guy. I’ve been fighting really bad acne for about two years now. I’ve used every kind of cleanser, facial wash, and cream on the planet to fight it. Nothing really worked. I even was on this prescription drug called Accutane for about 6 months, and this REALLY dried out my skin. I don’t get awful breakouts anymore (still consistently get whiteheads and small blemishes though) but my main problem now is the acne scars that were left behind. I have very pale skin to begin with, so these red marks, along with dozens of red marks I get after I shave or anything like that, it looks really really bad. On top of that, my skin is still dried out from the accutane (I’ve been off it for 9 months) and all the other products I’ve used (Benza-clin, Epiduo, etc). It’s not as bad at all as it used to be, but still a little dry. But for some reason, I think my skin is producing a lot of oil to fight the dryness and the mixture of the red marks, pale skin, and shiny, oily face looks terrible and I hate it. I’m getting laser treatments to get rid of some of the acne scars, but I really just want to have normal skin like everyone else. Does anyone know what I can do to just even out my skin and get rid of all these red marks and dry, oily skin? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ll share my experience with Accutane. Wow, I feel a comraderie with the rest of the victims here whose lives have been devastated by this drug. I am 42 yrs old, and like many others, took it in the mid-eighties when I was a junior in high school (16 yrs old). I had a hypochondriacal mother who took myself, my brother and sister to the dermatologist often because she wanted us to look perfect!(yes, I partially blame her, but I mostly blame the doctor and the evil pharm companies). None of us had anything worse than mild to moderate acne, mine being mild. I thought it was amazing at first, as it permanently rid me of acne. However, shortly after I started to have dizzy spells/panic attacks several times a day(in school, nonetheless), and I slipped into a depression for which no one could figure out why. I went to a semester of college, dropped out, and my father pretty much forced me to join the Army or get out of dodge(which was actually good for me). However, I have continued to have on and off bouts of depression and vision problems for the rest of my life. I feel a common bond with the rest of you with similar issues. Please feel free to shoot me an email any time, if it is just to vent. Side effects: dry skin, eyes, reduced vision, floaters, dizzy spells, panic attacks, MAJOR depression(post-usage). I purchase Accutane through reputable http://www.lipmanpharmacy.com/ they’ve been very reliable so far. Check this FDA link about Accutane http://google2.fda.gov/search?client=FDAgov&site=FDAgov-Recalls-Safety|FDAgov-Consumers|FDAgov-WarningLetters-ICECI|FDAgov-ImportAlerts-Industry|FDAgov-MedWatch-Safety|FDAgov-Section-Drugs&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=FDAgov&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&as_q=accutane&num=20&btnG=Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&restrictBox=FDAgov-Recalls-Safety&restrictBox=FDAgov-Consumers&restrictBox=Medwatch&restrictBox=FDAgov-WarningLetters-ICECI&restrictBox=FDAgov-ImportAlerts-Industry&restrictBox=FDAgov-Section-Drugs&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&sort=date
      Hope i helped.

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done major procedures to treat Acne scars?
    I have moderate acne scarring (mostly on my cheeks) and now that I can afford it, I would love to fulfill my dream of finally having great skin after being cursed as a teenager. Anyway, I periodically get a microdermabrasion series which is not dramatic but is a worthwhile replacement for standard facials….I am curious to hear your experience if you have ever tried anything more involved like fraxel laser, cooltouch or anything else I dont know about. Were the results worth it? If you had mild to moderate scars are the gone now or was the treatment temporary? Also, what was the realistic investment for your whole treatment. I have been researching like crazy but all these doctor websites wont give pricing without consultation. The websites that do seem somewhat less professional so I dont trust it. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I’m curious too, I would love to hear people’s expreiences since I have acne(and I notice a lot of scars!). But I heard about a drastic procedure called Dermabrasion done at a laser surgeon’s office(I think…I’m not sure actually)

  21. QUESTION:
    Red bumps after acne??? HELP!?
    I have acne mainly on my chin, my cheeks forehead and sides are usually clear. I have had instances where I have had a pimple on my chin, and then it goes away, but it leaves a red bump or red mark. I have two particular ones that have been there for maybe half a year or even longer. My question is will cortisone shots take these away? Will laser treatment for scarring remove them? What about all those chemical peels or whatever? I just don’t understand one of them is this bump that has been the same for maybe a friggin year. Luckily it is only on my chin but it still pisses me off. Also sometimes I get these pimples on my chin that don’t go away. I have this tiny red bump under my lip that has been there for like a week and hasn’t changed a bit. I am probably going to go to Gene Juarez and have a facial or whatever they are called and ask there but what do you guys think? Right now all I can say is thank god for facial hair and beard trimmers; that way I can keep a permanent 5 oclock shadow :P

    • ANSWER:
      It can take a REALLY long time for the marks left over from acne to go away, but I think you would be better off seeing a dermatologist rather than getting a facial. For some people a facial can make their skin worse because of the substances they use on the skin. (Cortizone is usually used to shrink a zit, not get rid of the scarring.) Go to a dermatologist, they can give you a prescription for medication to prevent acne and also a skin lightener to help get rid of any scarring. Hope this was helpful.

  22. QUESTION:
    Help, red bumps on my skin from past acne – it doesn’t go away!?
    I have acne mainly on my chin, my cheeks forehead and sides are usually clear. I have had instances where I have had a pimple on my chin, and then it goes away, but it leaves a red bump or red mark. I have two particular ones that have been there for maybe half a year or even longer. My question is will cortisone shots take these away? Will laser treatment for scarring remove them? What about all those chemical peels or whatever? I just don’t understand one of them is this bump that has been the same for maybe a friggin year. Luckily it is only on my chin but it still pisses me off. Also sometimes I get these pimples on my chin that don’t go away. I have this tiny red bump under my lip that has been there for like a week and hasn’t changed a bit. I am probably going to go to Gene Juarez and have a facial or whatever they are called and ask there but what do you guys think? Right now all I can say is thank god for facial hair and beard trimmers; that way I can keep a permanent 5 oclock shadow :P

    • ANSWER:
      You need to talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor will recommend the best approach to treat the bumps.

  23. QUESTION:
    HELP WITH ACNE SCARS?
    ive had acne scars for awhile now and i’ve done everything possible that any human being could do to improve or get rid of them, ive completely changed my diet is eat the healthiest food in the world especially the ones that are amazing for your skin i eat avacados a million different types of nuts berries vitamin e foods etc… and i only drink water, and dont and have never smoked, i use the most expensive facial exfoliators and moisturizers on the market and have been doing so for awhile, i went through 6 microdermabrasions, and 2 laser treatments and yet tho they have improved a lot they still look bad to me… What can i possibly do to minimize them more??? i will literally follow anything religously if i feel for sure it will work, i am 110% dedicated to getting rid of them or at least fading them to the point they cant be noticed please help

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  24. QUESTION:
    Acne help? Anyone? Please?
    ok so i’ve been struggling with acne for about 3 or 4 years.. and i’m REALLY sick of it. it’s affecting every aspect of my life and i just really want to get rid of it :(

    i have tried everything… EVERY type of face wash, cream, ect. (all brands as well such as neutrogena, clean and clear, clearasil, ect.)
    none of those worked so i decided to start seeing a dermatologist… i’ve seen 5… nothing has worked so far…
    i have been prescribed:
    oral antibiotics
    topical antibiotics
    retin-A
    all medications with benzyl peroxide or salicyilic acid
    and as a last resort i’ve been on accutane (i had a severe allergy and had to stop after 10 days of being on it and it only made my skin worse)
    not to mention i have tried proactive (twice and it only made my skin WAY worse), and murad acne complex (didn’t work either)…

    i have also tried other alternatives to medication such as laser treatments, facials, and tanning (which i had a reaction to also)

    SO basically i think i’ve tried everything under the sun (literally) that had even the remotest possibility of clearing my acne… i don’t want answers like “oh you’ll grow out of it” and “you don’t wash your face enough” or “you’re not eating the right things” ect.

    has anyone tried ANYTHING (other than the things listed above) that has helped them A LOT because i am really looking for something that works..

    i am 17 and i’m soo sick of this… i also have quite a few acne scars from previous acne and my face is just in bad shape overall… i also have some flat red marks leftover and my pimples take FOREVER to fade on their own… i honestly will have one in the same spot for 3 weeks! and then the bump gets smaller and the red mark stays!!! for like 2 months after!!!

    i have very sensitive skin, it’s fair, and oily, and when i use anything that is meant to dry it out it gets VERY flaky and dry…

    PLEASE help me :( i don’t know what else to do!!!! :(

    thank you very much if you answer this…
    also i just thought i should add in that i always
    clean my face cloths, change my pillow cases (every night), keep my hair off my face when i can, wash 2 times daily, and i clean my make up sponges/ brushes every day

    oh and i’ve been tested for food allergies as well… they said i was allergic to wheat, milk, and tomatoes… i stopped eating them for a good month and it did ABSOLOUTELY NOTHING for my skin… i mean nothing… so i started eating them again and i still haven’t noticed a difference (so it clearly wasn’t that)

    ALSO i have tried taking various supplements to try to pinpoint a possible deficiency.. i’ve taken vitamin A, zinc, protein (shake), and a multivitamin all for about 2 months also and no improvement…

    *sigh*
    OH and i’ve tried birth control also sry i forgot to mention that… i tried it twice… i get very sick and am not able to take it and it also doesn’t help…
    um… Jessie M… didn’t u read my question? i’ve tried proactive twice… lol it didn’t work at all and i used it religiously… made it much worse :(
    toothpaste doesn’t work for me either :(
    oh yeah “SleepySwimmer” i’ve tried changing detergents as well it makes no difference since i already use one that is fragrance free and supposed to be hypoallergenic :(

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried changing you diet? Drink lots of water, look for fiber in foods, and stick to natural low-salt foods. It’s kind of gross to bring up, but if you don’t go to the bathroom much (poop), this may indicate that your problem lies here. I’m sure your dermatologist already looked into this, but it’s what helped my brother finally clear his up years ago.

      He had bad acne well into his 20′s, and he tried all kinds of things -but the fix in diet is what finally gave him results. The water part is crucial, he drinks almost 2 gallons of water a day.

      Just stay away from fast food, overly processed stuff, and the like. I guess it has to do with how well your body gets rid of waste, if yours doesn’t do as well, it ditches some through the skin.

  25. QUESTION:
    Fraxel laser?
    Has anybody had a Fraxel laser treatment for an improvement on their facial skin? I am thinking of having it done for pigmentation, fine lines and acne scars. Any info from personal experience of this Fraxel laser would be appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
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      YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESORT TO LASER TREATMENTS WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS, Do a web search “FRAXEL Laser treatment dangers” see several patients’ comments on .this independent site (does not sponsor products/treatments like many do)

      http://www.revolutionhealth.com/drugs-treatments/rating/laser-treatment-fraxel-laser

      Most say you have to have many treatments extending over months to get results. Some say not effective on acne scars, and aggravated acne.

      Patient 1. “Very painful-alot of down time- severe swelling First treatment was very painful. Alot of swelling and discomfort. Lasted for about 5 days. Was very unhappy. Second treatment-swelling not as bad but still pretty bad-Redness and burning was worse than the first treatment. Cleared up in about 4 days. Not sure if I want to continue. Haven’t really seen any big difference in my skin. This treatment is definitely not for everyone-High pain tolerance and discomfort.”
      PATIENT 2. “MY CORNEAS WERE BURNT. LOSS OF VISION LIDOCAINE CREAM ON MY FACE TO ANESTHESIZE SURFACE GOT INTO MY EYES AFTER FRAXEL PROCEDURE. LIDOCAINE BURNT AND SCRATCHED CORNEAS OF BOTH EYES. HAD TO GO TO EMERGENCY HOSPITAL. I WAS BLINDED AND MY VISION WAS INPAIRED FOR TWO WEEKS. THIS TREATMENT WAS NOT WORTH THE PAIN AND SUFFERING I WENT THROUGH. US FDA WARNS NOT TO USE LIDOCAINE CREAM NEAR EYES BUT THIS DOCTOR USED IT WITHOUT WARNING ME OF THE DANGER.”

      This is a proven, safe, low cost treatment using entirely natural products I found after many years of research that has helped many. See my many Best Answers.
      It not only permanently rid my skin of many problems and gave me a flawless, blemish free healthy skin but it was very successful in eliminating scars and vastly reducing lines and wrinkles and preventing others from appearing. Also tightens and rejuvenates skin and noticably lessens other signs of aging.
      Voted BEST ANSWER (go to my profile) Person says it is working for her after 4 days. Use a natural or organic oil – coconut , vitamin E, or light olive oil, are excellent and regularly massage with a quite strong, vigorous motion (at night as makes face flushed) It’s the key to it working! Skin clinics might tell you to massage gently – they are wrong as it’s proven to be only beneficial. Stimulates & hastens a new skin to emerge with wrinkles noticably reduced – see results in about one to two weeks, even better overtime. Initially, skin has to adjust & if soreness, or reactions happen – stop & resume when you can. Find the pace that works for you – it’s different for every person. Keep up a massage routine(not as vigorous) after that & and you will see continued improvements. Totally and permanently rid my skin of all of my skin problems and I’ve had a rejuvenated, really healthy, blemish free skin for many years. I am often thought to be 10 to 15 years younger
      Try it, you will be happy that you did. If apply to entire face (and do not forget neck) you will not need to use any other products or treatments ever again. Skin will naturally moisterize. Only unhealthy skins need constant moisturizing and OTC products (Many have countless harsh, chemical ingredients that harm skin and are cause of many skin disorders and skin aging.) Do a search online “Harmful cosmetics ingredients ” You will see confirmation of that. Also many soaps , face cleaners are harmful and washing too frequently is harmful – do searches on-line also.

      Source(s): 20+ years resarch into natural treatments and cures for skin disorders and anti aging solutions.
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  26. QUESTION:
    What Would Be the Best Choice(s) in Treating Acne, Acne Scars, Clogged Pores, & Dark Spots?
    I am 17 yrs old and I am curious as to what would be in my best interest for treating my acne related issues. My acne is very light and pretty much under control now. I seem to break-out more so during hormonal cycles in which my skin gets very oily (I get white heads and a couple cysts). Although, even after my break-outs have surpassed, white heads under my nose, cheeks and chin persists. Fortunately, they are not as bad as they once were. Some of it has left very superficial atrophic scars. I know most doctors note that scars cannot be 100% completely removed, but I have also researched that depending on the severity of the scarring you can get a complete or almost complete improvement/removal. My scars are not severe in size, but there are more than just a few (I am also afraid of the gradual effect if left untreated). My scars are fairly new in arrival which I also know serves as a great factor in completely improving the scars’ appearance. I have been researching a many of treatment options from: every kind of chemical peels, laser resurfacing, surgical procedures (subsicion and punch excision i.e.), fillers, topicals, abrasions (dermabrasion, microderm, etc), and other ablative and non-ablative procedures. {My personal health/ health habits are right on point, if I might add.} I do know that scars are formed from the loss off tissue and also collagen, so I have concluded that the best treatment(s) will address the restoration/repair of the skin/skin surface and rebuild collagen growth. I also know that I have to go to the right dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or facial plastic surgeon with much practice in the area of scar removal. The only thing is I am CONFUSED! On one site “this treatment works” than on another “it doesn’t”, or that “you can improve them” and “you can’t”. I am completely confident that my scars are 95%~100% prone to improvement if given the proper guidance to the PROPER treatment. My skin is not extremely sensitive (though, it can be sensitive to some extent), it also very tough, and I am of a lighter skin-tone. Money is not much of issue, nor, is [down] time. Help me please! If I can just get the answers that will help I can move on to the next steps of this which will be consultation (finding the right doctor) etc etc….. HELP! PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

    **Excuse the excessive run-ons and grammatical errors. I was rushing a bit. Also, I would appreciate it if the answer was from someone very knowledgeable in this criteria or has experienced it personally. I honestly do not want temporary fulfillment (fillers) so something with long term effects**

    • ANSWER:
      A damn good male dermatologist who has a skin spa, be prepared to take meds, apply topicals, have skin peels, etc. You will be under the care of the derm, but you will also be cared for by his people, who will help you a lot. Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Acne.org is the best site for acne help?
    Since there are so many questions about acne here, I wanted to share a great site that has almost 80,000 members. It’s free to join if you want to ask a question, but you can also read all of the posts without joining.

    Here it is:

    acne.org/messageboard

    Here are the categories that you can use to ask a question or read other people’s help:

    Mild to moderate acne – whiteheads, papules and pustules

    Severe acne – cysts and nodules

    Blackheads & non-inflamed acne

    Body acne

    Adult acne

    Rosacea & facial redness

    Over-the-counter acne medications

    Prescription acne medications

    Nutrition & holistic health

    General acne products and oily skin issues

    Light/laser acne treatments

    Acne research

    Emotional and psychological effects of acne

    Cosmetics & style

    Scar treatments

    Red marks left after acne
    No question here. Just being helpful! :D A question mark is automatically added to whatever you type in the question box, so that’s why it’s there, LOL.
    I’ve been dealing with skin issues since hit puberty, and I’m now 36. I WISH it had gone away after 6 years. But this site gave me great info on lessening it greatly! :)

    • ANSWER:
      yes ,

  28. QUESTION:
    Skin clinic, Skin doctor, Dermatologist, Skin specialist, cosmetologist Skin lady doctor,lady dermatologist?
    for your searches visit website www.medicareskin.com

    Skin clinic, Skin doctor, Dermatologist, Skin specialist, cosmetologist
    Skin lady doctor,lady dermatologist, ,famous skin specialist,best skin
    specialist,good skin specialist,skin specialist,skin
    consultant, hair specialist,nail specialist,cosmetology
    In Bangalore,jp nagar,j p nagar,jayanagar,btm layout,kanakapura road,
    banashankari,bannerghtta road,south
    Bangalore,konanakunte,
    puttenhalli,near brigade millennium,k r
    road,basavangudi,
    Laser hair removal treatment, Gently removes unwanted body
    hair,Allergy,utricaria,skin allergy, dry skin, oily skin,
    moisturisers, excessive sweating, too much sweating,wart removal, skin
    tag removal,botox,fillers,wrinkle reduction,vitiligo,anti aging
    treatment,hair fall control, hair fall treatment, prevent
    baldness,treatment for,
    baldness,hair,transplantation,mesotherapy,minoxidil
    dandruff, medication for dandruff,cosmeticsurgery, nail ingrow,nail
    disease, nail remonal,ear piercing, ear piercing gun,peels,facial
    chemical peels,lactic acid peel,tca peels,glycolic peel,salicylic
    peel,anti acne peel,pimple free peel,anti ageing peel,peels for
    pigmentation,radiant skin,sun burns treatment,sun burn
    prevention,tan,avoid tanning, sun tanning,sunscreen lotions,pimple
    treatment,pimple scar removal,pimple scar reduction,acne
    treatment,acne scar
    ,removal,dermaroller,dermaabrasion,electrocautery,radiofrequency
    cautery,laser hair removal treatment, gently removes unwanted body
    hair. A Laser beam is used for hair removal,lecoderma,stretch mark
    removal,
    Acne,Alopecia ,Hair Loss,Chickenpox,Cosmetic Procedures,Eczema
    ,Dermatitis,Moles,Newborn Skin,Psoriasis,Rash,Skin Types,Viral
    Infections,Warts, skin care,professional skin care,botox
    injections,botox treatment,cosmetic dermatology,cosmetic
    dermatology,dermatology doctor,cosmetic laser treatment,teenage acne
    treatment,acne treatment,acne laser treatment,acne scar treatment,acne
    scar removal ,acne treatment,cosmetic dermatology,cosmetic
    dermatologists,dermatology doctors,botox injections,cosmetic laser
    treatment ,cosmetic dermatology ,acne scar treatment

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting question well you can find a lot of wart treatments here: http://wartstreatmentreview.org/

  29. QUESTION:
    Are these Acne Products Good for me???
    Hi im a 19 year old asian male, with very sensitive/oily skin. Im very acne proned. i Tried Proactive,Acnefree, Clean & Clear Cleanser, Micro-Retin-A,Laser Treatment, went to Dermatologist, after a great deal of going through all these products i finally reducded my level of oil and my acne, but now my face looks discolored, with alot of skin-colored bumps, under certain lighting my skin looks rough, patchy, just plain old dirty. So i bought 2 Acne Products can someone tell me if they are any good?? Should i return them??

    1. SEAWEED Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator Combination Oily Skin From The Body Shop

    2. Tee Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion Oily/Blemised Skin Improves the appearance of scars and blemish-damaged Skin.

    i didnt buy a cleanser as i already have one and didnt buy a toner as its a waste of money. and its too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      What you NEED to do is see an Aesthetician. They’re trained specifically in skin care of the face… they know more about acne than a dermatolagist does. As far as the discoloration: You’ll need a cleaner with Lactic Acid in it. Its a bleach that will even out the skin tone. An aesthitician will be able to point you in the direction of the best one for you, as well as inform you of other things you can do like a monthly facial with them to keep skin healthy chemical peels to even out skin tone faster and completely rid your face of acne all together. You can find your local aesthetician usually at a day spa or a med spa.

      OH! and a Toner is NEVER EVER a waste of money… specially not for someone with Oily Skin!

  30. QUESTION:
    Are Photo Facials bad for Dark Skin?
    There are new laser treatments to even out discoloration and uneven skin tone. My question is that if this could be harmful to darker complected people. I am tan colored and I’ve been wondering about receiving a photo facial to even out my skin tone in areas I have acne scars. Would Photo Rejuvenation or Photo Facials bleach, scar, or darken my skin? What are the risks in general, regardless of skin color? Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      No

  31. QUESTION:
    Dermatologists ? ? ?
    if i went to my Dermatologist,
    and asked for liike the
    Facial Laser Re-Surfacing Treatment, or w.e its called
    for my Acne scars
    cause i have it reeal bad,
    is it really pricey, or what ? ?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course it will be costly. If you can afford it, you will not have any problem. But seeing a dermatologist does not neccessary mean you will solve your problem.
      Before you go for one, why don’t you do a research and look for products or treatment pack that can be bought over the counter to try first. I have known of some people who have do self treatment to improve their similar conditions.

  32. QUESTION:
    please help! iis this a good skin care routine for acne prone skin?
    so in the mornings i ussually shave, use a gentle exfoliator, benzac acne wash and then i use QV facial moisturiser with spf 30+ sunscreen built in to it. at night i just wash my face with benzac and then apply zorac (perscription cream for acne and scarring) im always taking oral medication for my skin and once every month i get laser treatments at the dermatologist. despite all of this im still breaking out, what should i do or perhaps not do? HELP. ps my skin isnt really bas anymore like it once was, but i figure after all this money im spending for it it should be perfection haha.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    I have NASTY acne…should I get a dermatologist’s consultation regarding that and my scarring..your opinion?
    And specifically, I want to talk to him bout Smoothbeam

    I have mild facial acne and scarring, some hyperpigmentation on my arms, and severe back acne with some scarring.

    I’ve always had some acne, but after college started it just exploded, especially on my back. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t wanna take off my shirt in public…I won’t even go to the beach with friends anymore

    Since I’ve been using clean & clear it’s cleared up some, but not to the point where I’m confident shirtless.In fact, I don’t even wear white anymore cuz sometimes a pimple on my back bleeds out..ewe. I’m a male by the way haha

    I researched for hours over the past several weeks and I found smoothbeam noninvasive laser technology, and if I combine it with a v-beam treatment I really really think my acne will go away. I found someone in my state that does it too. Should I go ahead and make an appointment? What happens at the appointment? I wanna call today if I do.

    I do have a job and make around 0 a week (since I’m a college student), so I’d be able to pay for it, which costs around ,000

    And I’m set on smoothbeam as a good treatment for me. I’ve tried so many topical treatments out that and I don’t want a microdermabrasion or anything slightly invasive like that.

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like a great idea! I too had the problem where I had exhausted nearly every prescribed topical treatments and I had even proved resistant to the tetracycline drugs they give for acne. Unfortunately, I went the Accutane route but I wish I would have had the Smoothbeam procedures done!In terms of weighing the pro’s and con’s, Smoothbeam is relatively painless and its prevents all further breakouts and clears up what you currently have for a little bit of soreness and pigmentation (that is temporary). I say go ahead with it!

      My only question is, is that you list the price at around ,000.00 – is that counting all of the treatments you’ll go in for put together? Because if thats only for one procedure that is so much more expensive than it really needs to be.

  34. QUESTION:
    I want your opinion. Should I call for a consultation concerning my acne and scarring?
    I have mild facial acne and scarring, some hyperpigmentation on my arms, and severe back acne with some scarring.

    I’ve always had some acne, but after college started it just exploded, especially on my back. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t wanna take off my shirt in public…I won’t even go to the beach with friends anymore

    Since I’ve been using clean & clear it’s cleared up some, but not to the point where I’m confident shirtless.In fact, I don’t even wear white anymore cuz sometimes a pimple on my back bleeds out..ewe. I’m a male by the way haha

    I researched for hours over the past several weeks and I found smoothbeam noninvasive laser technology, and if I combine it with a v-beam treatment I really really think my acne will go away. I found someone in my state that does it too. Should I go ahead and make an appointment? What happens at the appointment? I wanna call today if I do.

    I do have a job and make around 0 a week (since I’m a college student), so I’d be able to pay for it, which costs around ,000

    And I’m set on smoothbeam as a good treatment for me. I’ve tried so many topical treatments out that and I don’t want a microdermabrasion or anything slightly invasive like that.

    Thanks!!
    That is what I meant! A trained dermatologist that is certified will be administering the treatment.

    I wanted your opinion on whether or not I should consult the dermatologist first about it

    • ANSWER:
      Before you invest two grand in anything, have you ever consulted a dermatologist? I think that is a far more reasonable first step. Most back acne responds to either oral antibiotics or to prescription-strength topical treatments, at far less cost.

      Who administers smoothbeam laser? How are they trained? How many procedures has the person you go to done? What complications are possible?

      Laser treatment is not something to mess around with.

  35. QUESTION:
    I want your opinion. I have GROSS acne and wanna know if I should consult a dermatologist?
    **Just a note: The reason why I’m asking if I should have a consultation is because I know that if I see a professional for anything, I always decide on something to try (Because I know it’ll improve me…I don’t make money an impediment).

    And specifically, I want to talk to him bout Smoothbeam

    I have mild facial acne and scarring, some hyperpigmentation on my arms, and severe back acne with some scarring.

    I’ve always had some acne, but after college started it just exploded, especially on my back. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t wanna take off my shirt in public…I won’t even go to the beach with friends anymore

    Since I’ve been using clean & clear it’s cleared up some, but not to the point where I’m confident shirtless.In fact, I don’t even wear white anymore cuz sometimes a pimple on my back bleeds out..ewe. I’m a male by the way haha

    I researched for hours over the past several weeks and I found smoothbeam noninvasive laser technology, and if I combine it with a v-beam treatment I really really think my acne will go away. I found someone in my state that does it too. Should I go ahead and make an appointment? What happens at the appointment? I wanna call today if I do.

    I do have a job and make around 0 a week (since I’m a college student), so I’d be able to pay for it, which costs around ,000

    And I’m set on smoothbeam as a good treatment for me. I’ve tried so many topical treatments out that and I don’t want a microdermabrasion or anything slightly invasive like that.

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      What are you waiting for? Go see a dermatologist and ask them all this stuff!

  36. QUESTION:
    Acne Is Ruining My Life :(?
    Its Not Just The Acne Its Also The Scars Its Very Annoying
    I Dont Go Outside Anymore
    I Now Suffer From Anxiety Disorder And Panic Disorder
    My HANDS SWEAT WHEN I GO OUTSIDE I FEEL LIKE EVERYONES LOOKING AT ME
    Im On Anti Depressants
    Ive Tried To Kill Myself Loads Off Times
    Ive Got Scars All Up My Arm About 50 Scars From Cutting My Wrists
    I Know It May Sound Stupid
    But This Really Gets To Me
    I Have A Boyfriend And Hes Amazing I Love Him
    My Skin Makes Me Insecure and i keep thinking hes going to break up with me

    CAN FACIAL HAIR CAUSE ACNE?
    I ONLY GET IT SROUND MY BEARD AREA
    MY STUBBLE
    WILL LASER HAIR REMOVAL MAKE MY ACNE GO AWAY

    PLEASE HELP ME IVE TRIED EVERYTHING

    HEALTHY DIETS
    IVE GIVING UP SMOKING
    IVE TRIED CLEARACEL
    ALL FACE WASHED SIMPLE,LA ROCHE POSAY,IMAGE

    IVE EVEN GOT FACE PEELS THAT COST 8 EURO

    IVE PAID 360 FOR A DERMATOLIGIST THAT GAVE ME ZINDAYCLIN DIFFERIN AND ERYTHOCIN TABLETS AND IM JUST FED UP NOW PLEAS HELP

    AND FOR THE SCARS WHATS THE BEST TREATMENT
    I CAN SPEND UP TO 1000 EURO ON SCAR TREATMMENT
    NEED TO GET RID OFF THE SPOTS FIRST

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Any Dermatologist Here?
    So I was asking different Facial Laser Resurfacing/dermatologist places in my area, to remove acne scars and moles/freckles on my face and was going to go with the guy that responded with the message below, does that look like the accurate treatments? Does it sound okay?

    “It’s great to hear from you. We have Diode laser 532nm for spot
    treatments of freckles, IPL for treatment of sun damage/sun spots on
    entire face, and Spectra laser for mole laser removal. Suspicious or
    irritated moles sometimes can be removed and submitted to PPO
    insurance. Age may not be an issue, accumulation of sun damage would
    be. I would have you call **** for an in-office consultation.
    Sincerely, W ***”

    “Cost of Diode laser is 0/session for affected areas on face, IPL is
    5/session, Spectra laser is 0/session. Package discounts
    available. If you have flexible spending account or HSA, we may be
    able to use those as well. Best, W ”

    THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      better to consult your doctor

  38. QUESTION:
    I have severe acne problems— doctors and people help!
    i have cystic acne. It is acne under the skin. and it creates bad scars. the doctor is retarded, and doesn’t even care. I can’t see a dermatoligist cause of money, and I have used MANY acne treatments. I have neutrogena, the wave, and acne systems like terminator, acne free, boil stuff, etc. But i have extremely sensitive skin, so I can’t use a lot of stuff. I think pro-active will be the same, and we can’t keep wasting money. I have red scars that are big on my face and nothing seems to rid it. I wash my face all the time, and take antibiotics, but it just seems like when I get one side healed it scars, and the oother side breaks out. HELP!!! It looks the worst under bright light, I dont want to go to school like this… Doctors help! any home remedies? Especially for scars? I don’t have the money to get laser surjury, and I know that the scars can go away somehow. I use stuff with green tea- is that good? I REALLY need GOOD advice, because a lot of people think I’m not clean. And I also have enlarged pores, Ice doesn’t help that much, any remedies for that? this whole thing started when I used a facial mask, any tips?
    We don’t have health insurance, because my mom is disabled, but she makes ,000 per year,through someplace that gives her money (im really not sure where though) and she would have to pay 400.00 per month to cover it, because health insurances says that we make too much. And my dad doesn’t live with me. But we can’t really afford a lot of stuff, because of gas prices(.00 to get our tank 0.5 full) so basically, we don’t have anything to cover big bills. My mom had a lot of money because of a loane, but we used that money with stuff “and” some to help my face, but now we our getting tight on money. So we can’t really buy that much more stuff, that would be why i’m looking for home remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      you should treated by deramatologist
      Treatment
      A doctor must treat cystic and nodulocystic acne. Powerful systemic medications are usually required. Acne of this severity can be hard to control. Don’t be discouraged if the first treatment attempt fails. It may take several tries to find the treatment or combination of treatments that work for you. Some common treatments for nodulocystic acne include:
      Oral antibiotics
      Accutane (isotretinoin) oral drug is taken twice aday for 16to20weeks
      it is believed to markedly reduce the size of the oil glands so much less oil is produced so as aresult the growth pf p.acnes is decreases
      it also reduces cell shedding and the stickness of cells in the follicles,
      which help prevent the development of comedones
      Oral contraceptives – for women
      Surgical excision and drainage – A doctor makes a small incision in the skin and extracts the infected material.
      Intralesional corticosteroid injections – Medication is injected directly into the lesion to reduce inflammation and shrink the blemish

  39. QUESTION:
    female facial hair help!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Hi, I am a 24 year old female and for the last few years have had dark hairs growing on my chin and neck. At first it was the occasional one or two but now there are so many i spend a good hour or so EVERY night tweezing them it is getting rediculous! I am also developing acne because of this due to my irritated skin and probably infected/ingrown hairs! I have tried to much, ingrown hair treatments, waxing, tweezing, bleaching, a cream the doctor prescribed but NOTHING is working!
    I have had blood tests to rule out hormonal imbalances and other problems but everything is fine.

    I know that my only option really is laser hair removal but this is very expensive and i worry about scarring. Please has anyone experienced this and have any idea what i can do, it is becoming very depressing :(

    • ANSWER:
      My 14 year old cousinhas facial hair, but it’s on her upper lip. she tells me she shaves it every week.

      I would reccomend just shaving it. There are actually alot of women that have facial hair, dont feel alone!

      You can also go in and your your haiir bleached so it will be lighter and blend in and it will look normal.

  40. QUESTION:
    i used iron on my wet hair for the first time , i did it 2wice but after that my hair has become thorny,burnt?
    is himalya or tresemme good for making my hair back to normal? i want straight and soft hair what should i do? i dont want any thing that has harmful chemicals like SLS etc. also i have skin problem i have oily skin and iam 20 yrs old i have lot of acne scars can any one tell me if there are any pure organic/herbal face cleansers in jeddah , saudi arabia .without any chemicals? i dunno if himalaya has harmful chemicals . i dunno. is bioskincare good to use for acne scars ?sandalwood? also i have lot of facial hair lot of them and coz of them i get acne. can u tell me a good treatment for removing them completely. i have heard laser has lot of sideeffects and cannot completely remove hair. i was thinking of waxing but yr skin becomes loose if u go on waxing yr face so i was thinking of using a herbal hair retarder . will it be able to completely suppress the growth of facial haie by using after waxing couple of times. can any one help me please help me if anyone knows how to help me.

    • ANSWER:
      whenever i used face cleaners they make my skin really oily. but i started using garnier products and i’ve found them to be the best.


Equate Acne Treatment Cream

If you are interested in learning some quick and interesting information about cellulite removal then this article is written just for you. Specifically we’ll discuss some of the various cellulite removal treatments that are currently available on the market, what they are, how much they cost and their overall effectiveness in the process of removing embarrassing cellulite from one’s body. After reading this article you should have learned some useful information about some of the currently available cellulite removal treatments and their overall effectiveness.

Liposuction for removing cellulite.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure for removing fat from the body. It’s primary use is is for body shaping and is not recommended as a quick solution for losing weight. However, it can also be used specifically for cellulite removal. This process is called “cellulite losing” and it involves both the removal and smoothing of cellulite deposits. It can be performed anywhere that cellulite appears on the body such as the thigh, hips and buttock areas. It is an expensive treatment which costs 00-00 on average which equates to 00 per pound of fat shed. It is an effective treatment and results are long lasting if coupled with regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Body Massage for cellulite removal.

Body massage is the application of pressure on the body through manual stimulation by the hands of a trained professional and can be applied to all areas of the body. Body massage (sometimes referred to as “Deep Massage”) is an effective treatment for cellulite removal as it aids in the breaking down and smoothing out the fatty deposits in under the skin. It helps promote good circulation within the body. It costs around for a session which lasts between 40 minutes to 1 hour and is a recommended method for aiding in the cellulite removal process. It is particularly effective when coupled with regular exercise, balanced diet and regular massage sessions once per week for a minimum period of 2 months.

Cellulite Removal Creams.

Cellulite removal creams contain a unique blend of ingredients including amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants which encourage the cellulite deposits to break down and dissolve. Visible results can be seen in as little as 3-4 weeks. It’s important to ensure that any cellulite cream purchased contains the ingredients mentioned above as they are vital to the lotion’s effectiveness and results can only be guaranteed when the correct creams with the correct ingredients are used. Creams cost around 0 for a six month treatment and results are long lasting when coupled with balanced diet and regular exercise.

Liposuction, body massage and cellulite removal creams are three common treatments for cellulite. They all vary in price and effectiveness and now you know a little more about them you can start to think about the benefits and disadvantages of each. You now also have a starting point to be able to further to explore the other effective cellulite treatments that are currently available and determine which one(s) will be most suitable for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Seriously, i need a product terriblely to get rid of my acne, help!?
    ok, i use these things on my face:
    – biore pore unclogging scrub
    – aveeno clear complexion foaming cleanser
    – aveeno skin brightening daily scrub
    – Clearasil

    i alternate using these each day, example: scrub morning, clearasil night; clearasil night, foaming cleanser morning

    But they don’t work!!! I also use:
    – equate acne treatment cream about every other night
    depends on how dried out my skin looks.

    But i can never get rid of my acne, both face, and chest!!! help! what products should i use, what should i do!! help get rid of my dried up skin, major help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Anonymous

      The simple solution, that works, is Accutane. Accutane is not a controversial drug; it is a spectacular, life-changing drug that’s been in regular use for almost 24 years. It rarely (if ever) causes depression. It causes tremendous happiness when people miserable over their severe acne finally clear up. If you doctor recommends it, don’t let the alarmist publicity scare you off. Properly used, it’s a safe and pretty-easy-to-take drug, and it’s effectiveness is reliably remarkable.

      ~best wishes!~

  2. QUESTION:
    Do these acne products cancel each other out?
    I use clearasil ultra overnight wash, clean and clear morning burst, clean and clear deep cleaning for sensitive skin, neutrogena ageless intensives tone correcting moisture, neutrogena on-the-spot acne treatment, equate advanced firming eye day/night cream, and equate advanced firming and anti-wrinkle face and neck cream.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    I have a few questions about acne and these products i have, and what to use? please help A.S.A.P!?
    Okay first let me explain something about myself. I am a 13 year old girl suffering with i’d say about mild acne. But occasionally i get big pimples. i have lots of just small whiteheads on my chin and nose area, and regular pimples on my forehead. I have had it for going on 3 and a half years now and i have tried ever single fricken product out there almost. Anyways i really just need your guys’s help and please be specific. One guy on here said something about a clay mask but didnt give details. Im asking for home made acne facials, products you know of, things that will clear my face once and for all! oh and i guess i would say i have acne scars, but their not like the regular big indented acne scars most people have, they are like discoloration and small, SMALL indents in the skin. in those three areas, forehead, chin and nose area. so things that will help those as well will really be helpful thanks!
    here is a list of the products i have:
    - Womens one a day multivitamin
    - facial steamer
    - acne mask i got from tj maxx
    - health and beauty aztec secret indian healing clay mask that you mix with apple cider vinegar
    - equate sensitave skin astringent
    - proactiv step 2 revitalizing toner
    - conair cleaning brush (you turn it on and it swirls around, its what you wash your face with)
    - shisheido pureness deep cleansing foam
    - safeway acne treatment cream
    - origins clear improvement actice charcoal mask
    - clearasil daily face wash
    - natralia naturally australian acne rescue cream
    - blemish fighting ice cleanser
    - olay pore minimizing cleanser and scrub
    - neutragena grapefruit acne wash
    - cetaphil face wash

    products i actually use:
    - neutragena grapefruit acne wash(morning and night)
    - acne rescue cream(sometimes)
    - clay mask (sometimes)
    - equate astringent(after washing face)
    - safeway acne treatment crea(overnight)
    yeah thats usually what i do. but see sometime i switch them out cause i feel like they dont work but not usually. and i only do masks and stuff sometimes. but what i always do is wash my face no matter what.

    out of all of that would you reccomend anything?
    and sometimes when i do facials and stuff i open my pores with the steamer, rinse my face with hot water, put on the clay mask, and rinse with cool water with my face wash. i feel like the clay mask makes my face oober reed and doesnt do anything. should i use it, rinse it off, then use it again, rinse it off then use it again once a week? so three times a day? or no. Oh and i am trying to make my hair grow so i just started using womens one a day vitamins for that and it has zinc in them which is good for your skin. ANyways i was wondering what should i do? facials you would recommend? please help me :/ oh and i am also using bare essentials mineral makeup.
    thanksss:)

    • ANSWER:
      Try avoid touching your face. Pull up your hair away from your face when ever you can, when you go to bed, just chilling with friends or around the house. Those are just simple things to help putting oil on your face.
      Now, why don’t you ask your parents if they can get you a face wash from the store.

      http://www.walmart.com/ip/Neutrogena-Oil-Free-Acne-Wash-Daily-Scrub-4.2-oz-2pk/12338398

      This will help scrub away the dead skin cells and dirt away from your face and it’s not expensive.

      I have mild acne and mild scars from picking and popping my pimples. Also avoid doing both of these things. I have neutragena grapefruit acne wash also and it doesn’t seem to help so much. You may need to try something a bit stronger.
      When I first went to a dermatologist, he recommended that I get http://www.walmart.com/ip/CeraVe-Foaming-Facial-Cleanser-12-oz/15735255 and it’s like at walmart. It dries your face up a lot. But there is a mosturizer to put on after that, it helped my face a lot but now it’s just not doing.

      I hope that helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    Dry, Irritated, Burning, Red skin on the face?
    There was this cream i used from Equate i think it was called Acne Treatment Cream, i used like on thursday, and on friday, my cheeks felt so hot, that people at school thought i was sick ><. So i didn't use it anymore. Then on saturday my cheeks were all red, dry and irritated and what i ever i put on my face like lotion or any other cleansing products, my skin would burn, this never happened before. They are more red to my cheeks all they way to my chin which is really irritated >.<. I know it was from that cream, so what should i do? Go to the doctors? Or should i stop using the products that i use on my face and wait still the redness goes down? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME, MY FACE IS KILLING ME!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Stop using that product! Don’t use anything on your skin until you heal. This happened to me last week with a different product.

  5. QUESTION:
    is it totally fine or totally bad?
    is it okay to use the 2.5% Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment Cream if i have super sensitive skin? cuz i’ve used this equate 10% benzoyl peroxide cream and it work for quite while but it made my face super itchy and swollen after a year so i stopped using it. Months after not using the 10% benzoyl peroxide acne cream, my pimples multiplied so much that it went to my cheeks and i never had pimples on my cheeks only on my forehead. So then my pimples got worse that i cant even touch a clear spot on my face. I’ve used so much face washes and creams that it just made my face irritated and worse. And now i use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and it kinda works but it makes me have more whiteheads. My sister said that my pimples are kind of going away and i feel like it does but my other sister said it doesn’t work and she said that my pimples are bigger than before and it looks like my pimples are going down my face. I really don’t know, I’ve been using Cetaphil for a month now and it feels like it’s not effective and my pimples are just getting bigger because of what my sister said. Then today i found the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment Cream in walmart and i thought of if is it okay to use the Neutrogena bcuz it’s just 2.5% benzoyl peroxide not 10%. I need some advice if i should try the Neutrogena acne cream cuz im so humiliated by my pimples when i go somewhere out of my house and im scared if my face swells up again and become so red. i just wanna ask if it’s totally fine or is it totally bad to use the 2.5% Neutrogena acne cream. Please help!

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    i keep gettin cysts on my face =((( on my nose particularly. how do i hid thiss?
    and its starting to gett really annoying.
    i tried the tomato mask and that didnt work. i tried the honey and lemon spot treatment and that didnt work. and i tried the equate acne cream and that usually works for all of my pimples but not this cyst. tthey wont go the crap away and its gettin fustrating.
    so now im left with to big cysts next to each other on my nose.

    how do i rid these. ive been gettin these eversince i was 10. i get them every like 3-6 months.

    BEST AWNSER GETS 10 POINTSS.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of serious acne? Help!?
    Hi, I was just wondering how do you get rid of a serious acne problem? Recently I’ve been having serious acne breakouts on my forehead that look horrible and last a long time before they eventually go away. Well, the actual breakouts go away, but then the leftover scabs (I know, ew) stay a long time. Like two weeks or more. I admit, sometimes I pick at them by mistake, and I’m trying to break that habit, but the pimples just seem to keep coming back. I’ve tried Proactive; didn’t work. I’ve tried the “natural” homemade remedies (such as a oatmeal/green tea/milk face mask, brown sugar and milk face scrub, etc etc etc. None of those seemed to work in getting rid of the pimples, even if I gave it time. All they did was make my skin smoother and softer.
    And now, what I’m trying is I use the Equate brand acne wash (salicylic acid acne medication: oil free-effective yet gentle cleanser) once or twice a day, Nicel Daywear Defense: Vitamin E Cream, Clearasil Ultra: Rapid Action Treatment/Vanishing Cream (the kind that apparently “reduces pimple size and redness in 4 hours”) (10% Benzoyl peroxide acne medication), and then I sometimes finish with a Maybelline brand non-acnegenic/non-comedogenic (says it won’t clog pores on the back label) shine-free oil control foundation makeup for cover up, when needed. My routine is at night, I rinse my face with warm water to open up my pores. Then, I use the Equate cleanser and a soft scrubbing pad to gently scrub all over my face. I completely rinse that with warm water. Occasionally, it will make my skin a little dry. So I rub a thin layer of the Vitmain E Nicel brand cream all over my face, particularly on the dry spots (such as around my nose). This cream works great in keeping my skin from pealing and becoming dry after using the face cleanser. Next, after I let the Nicel cream completely absorb into my skin, I dab a thin layer of the Clearasil Ultra vanishing cream on any pimples (mainly all over my forehead. :/). It does sting a little, which is normal for the product because that just shows that it’s working. Finally, if I’m going somewhere in public, which means I basically use it everyday, I put on a thin layer of the oil-free foundation makeup for cover up on any blemishes/pimples.

    Now this routine, when I first tried it, seems very thorough and effective, wouldn’t you think? I thought it would be.
    I’ve also heard that exercise and your diet affect your acne. I exercise just about everyday because I do cross country running. Which means I have to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and that should help my skin. And I’m also a Vegetarian, so my diet is pretty good. Not always, but for the most part it’s pretty healthy. I also used to drink green tea everyday, which I’ve not been doing recently, so I might start doing that again to see if it helps.
    But even after all this, my acne is still pretty bad. I often have breakouts right in the most noticeable place; on my forehead. :/ It does get frustrating and significantly reduces my self-esteem in school, etc. I see all my friends and they don’t have as bad acne on their foreheads as me, and I just don’t know why mine can’t be like theirs! Their skin seems so clear, and I bet they don’t even use as much stuff to try and get rid of acne as much as I do!
    Now I know that there are a few things that could be causing it…For one, I need more sleep. I get about 6-7 hours per night during the weekdays, when I should be getting 8. Number two, I need to get over the habit of popping my pimples and picking at them. I tend to try and pop them and it does pop them, but then it leaves a scab and that can lead to some scarring. Thirdly, I need to drink more water and green tea. Even if I do cross country running, I sometimes slack on drinking water during the day before practice. And I haven’t been drinking very much green tea at all for the past few weeks.

    But can these few changes that I need to make really clear up my acne?
    Please give me any advice you can! Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      maybe u are using to many products at once, try stick to one brand,only,never pick!

      keep up the fluid intake , have u ever tried tea tree oil or witch hazel; products

      although make up does not cause spots make sure u have some makeup free days and try improve your sleep habits

      talk to a pharmacist or your dr for further advice,this could also be hormonal related

  8. QUESTION:
    UGH I’M FREAKIN TIRED OF MY ACNE please help!?
    I need something that REALLY gets rid of my acne. I don’t care if it’s a cleanser, gel, cream, food, routine, home remedie or what. I just need to get rid of my stupid acne! Here’s some info about my skin in case it helps:

    I have fair colored skin
    I have normal skin (not oily)
    I can sometimes pick on and/or touch my face
    I like always drink juices but hardly ever water
    I have white heads and zits, like alot , so I consider it acne.
    I’ve tried using cleansers, gels, creams, pads, rinses, and spot treatments.

    I’ve used: stridex, equate, st ives, clean and clear, acne free, home remedies, and neutrogena.

    I need to know what products, moisturizers, food, and routine will get rid of my stupid acne once and for all! I’m starting school soon for the first time (I’m going into 8th grade, I’m homeschooled right now) and I don’t want to be known as the girl with acne all over her face! So please help!

    • ANSWER:
      First, I understand where you’re coming from. I grew up with really bad acne, not only on my face but on my body as well. It was embarrassing and I tried everything including cleansers, creams, prescription medications, antibiotics, over the counter medications, and even shots from the dermatologist (ouch!) to get rid of it. I never did until many years later when it didn’t matter as much.

      http://topsecretacnevolution.blogspot.com/

      Here’s what I found out after lots of research and trial and error, the hard way.

      It’s not a topical issue, it doesn’t help much to treat it from the outside, it’s an inside job. When you treat it from the outside it’s like treating the symptoms, not the cause. You’ll hear from many people that’s not the case, and it’s usually because they want you to buy their creams or lotions, and keep buying them month after month after month (or they haven’t experienced the truth). Of course, when you stop using it (as you’ve experienced) your blemishes come back… because you’re not treating the cause. And the costs for all of these routines/drugs add up month after month.

      If you think about it logically, it makes sense. Why do we get rashes, breakouts, or other skin irritations? It’s usually because of something we ate, something that wasn’t meant to be put on our skin, something that caused us stress and our body reacts to all those things.

      Bottom line is that most every cause of acne is related to what you eat, how you feel and how you take care of yourself. Your skin is a reflection of what’s on the inside. We have lots of toxins building up in our systems and they have to be cleaned out on the inside and that will reflect on the outside. The blemishes, rashes, acne, etc are indications that your body is reacting to what you’re eating, to stress, toxins, chemicals, hormones… literally a great number of things.

      Basically what I did in a nutshell was clean out my system by taking out the processed and junk foods, and added as much fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet as possible. This part is key. I also started drinking a lot of water daily, starting with 3 or 4 glasses when I wake up (adding a squeeze of fresh lemon at times). I also got more active every day, walking, running, sports, jumping, whatever, just getting active. It not only gave me more energy, it help flush out the toxins that were clogging up my system.

      Did you know 90% of acne is caused by 3 major factors? Find out exactly what
      they are and how easily it is to solve them here http://topsecretacnevolution.blogspot.com/.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of bad acne?
    I think I have oily skin if that would help. Here is what I do to take care of my skin: In the morning when I shower I wash my face with clean and clear black head eraser and i put on this olay lotion stuff that is a sun screen and won’t clog my pores and sometimes I put on equate spot treatment but it dries out my skin so I only use it once a day. Then at night I wash my face with the clean and clear stuff and put on a headband when i sleep so my hair won’t get in my face. And if any of you guys recommend creams and stuff please only say stuff that is available at walmart because that is the only really close store where I live
    Im 13 if it helps
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, try taking this little quiz about your skin so Clean & Clear can match you to a product:

      https://www.cleanandclear.com/myskinquiry

      Olay is a great moisturizer brand, so keep that up! try using a clean and clear spot treatment that goes along with your face wash. (by the way, only use a black head eraser if you actually have black heads!)

      If your acne continues, talk to a parent/guardian about seeing a dermatologist for it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a GOOD skincare routinee?
    so I have Oily acne prone skin. I’ve been trying to find a good routine, I think I found one but i want other people’s opinions/advice
    My skin problems are : frequent breakouts, redness, large pores, scars/ dark spots and black heads.

    My routine is..

    Morning:
    Equate’s blackhead scrub, (clean and clear offbrand) instead of a cleanser, only if needed.
    ^Considering switching to burts bee’s scrub (or cleanser.)
    Palmers fade cream, to get rid of scars.
    Clinique moisturizer (or niveah, depending on what I have.)

    Night:
    Eucerin cleanser for sensitive skin. Helps fight acne/redness.
    10% Benzyole Peroxide spot treatment.Walgreens brand. (SALICYLIC ACID doesnt work for me.)
    Noahs naturals face moisturizer.

    & I use face mask once a week, normally for pore tightening or moisturizing. Just whatever I feel like I need that week.

    Does that seem like a good routine?
    If not what should I change?
    Any product suggestions? Or tips?
    Also the only face makeup I use is BBcream (Skin 79 in hot pink), NYC bronzer and a mineral powder to set it. I use little amounts. (:

    • ANSWER:
      I think it seems perfectly fine! If your skin isn’t breaking out from any of the products, and if you are seeing a little bit of a difference in your skin then you routine should be good!
      I would just make sure to take off your make up EVERYDAY with a makeup remover to make sure it isn’t clogging up your pores.
      I hope this helped you, good luck (:


Equate Acne Treatment System

Hypnosis and Mind Management Meditation
The functions and conditions of a human mind have an effect on everything that the body does. As an example, they’re connected to how someone handles and faces stress. The mind additionally dictates our reality. Whereas medical doctors notice cure to body ailments and fix the body, the mind can again produce the same physical conditioning of being ill. That is why in many therapeutic strategies, the mind is also included to a health program, optimizing the rate for total healing.
When it comes to mind healing, hypnosis is one among the commonly used ways to market well-being. While its contexts interfere with the means human minds function, varied hypnosis methodologies were proven terribly effective in focusing the mind to the recovery. One in every of that is that the mind management meditation. During this side of psychotherapy, it promotes mediation and visualization that helps the mind communicate or connect with the body. This methodology treats body systems as autonomous body regions, enabling the mind to somehow regulate the stress suffered by the region. By bringing the body in its relaxed state, the healing method can occur simply and effortlessly.
The applications of mind control meditation covers weight loss to quitting smoking. Session once session, this hypnosis methodology achieves dramatic results using varied imagery to heal and fix bodily problems. Meditation has long been a standard method of relieving the mind and also the body with the daily stresses brought by the modern world. It basically treats the mind as the most management panel that has the ability to modify off no matter triggers the body to be ill, tensed and stressed. In controlling the elements that typically creates destruction in the body systems, it promotes peace of mind by switching on the comfort or entertainment conditions of the brain. This approach the mind permits the body to entertain good vibes, creating it effective in promoting overall well-being.
Aside from psychotherapy, hypnosis and mind control applications might conjointly enhance a person’s learning abilities. In practicing the technique where the human mind optimizes learning modes, it effectively will increase learning abilities. Also, the mixture of hypnosis and mind control find relief to psychological and sleeping problems. As an example, folks with sleeping problems will maximize the sleeping stages that he reaches with an individualized hypnotic treatment program. For patients full of depression, low vanity, attention deficit disorder and drug and alcohol addiction, they respond well to their treatment programs with the use of this therapeutic combination.
The human mind is thus powerful; it essentially dictates the method a body handles and reacts to environmental factors. That’s why the medical community has become thus interested with the methodologies presented by hypnosis in numerous kinds of psychotherapy. These methods have found ways that in optimizing the training talents of folks with autism or learning disabilities. In enabling the mind to promote a state of healing and well-being for the full body, someone find relief to the discomforts brought by anxiety, depression or sleeping issues which are commonly caused by daily stresses and tension. Hence, with hypnotic mind management meditation, a person will effectively heal and become healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    equate acne treatment system?
    ive been using proactive for about 3 years now and i really dont have any complaints.. but i was trying to save a little money so i bought the equate acne treatment system from walmart.. it says to be compared to proactive and im just wondering if it actually works as good as proactive at keeping your face clear? thanks a bunch. :)

    • ANSWER:
      I bought this for the exact same reason. I’ve used Proactive and it worked great for me.
      I’ve been using the Equate version for almost two weeks now and it has begun to make my skin feel/look dry and in some spots uneven. Keep in mind, all acne products work differently for each person so it may be different for you. It does keep my face clear though (and I have pretty acne prone skin), only had one pimple pop up in the time I was using it. The only con for me was it leaving my face so dry. Best of luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Skin care routine for acne?
    My skin type: Sensitive, Combination, Fair, Acne Prone.
    I’m going though teen acne.

    I have these products:

    Cetaphil Antibacterial Bar.
    Equate 3 Step Acne Treatment System.
    Paul Mitchell The Conditioner (It says it can be used for skin too and its not heavy/thick.)
    Cetaphil Moisturizer SPF 15
    Dead Sea Mud Mask

    Please give me a regimen to follow.
    Tell me what I need to improve or adjust.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      You can avoid or control most acne with good basic skin care and the following self-care techniques:

      Wash problem areas with a gentle cleanser. Products such as facial scrubs, astringents and masks generally aren’t recommended because they tend to irritate skin, which can worsen acne. Excessive washing and scrubbing also can irritate skin. If you tend to develop acne around your hairline, shampoo your hair frequently.
      Try over-the-counter acne lotion to dry excess oil and promote peeling. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as the active ingredient.
      Avoid irritants. You may want to avoid oily or greasy cosmetics, sunscreens, hairstyling products or acne concealers. Use products labeled “water-based” or “noncomedogenic.” For some people, the sun worsens acne. Additionally, some acne medications can make you more susceptible to the sun’s rays. Check with your doctor to see if your medication is one of these, and if so, stay out of the sun as much as possible and anytime you have to be in the sun, use sunscreen that doesn’t clog your pores.
      Watch what touches your face. Keep your hair clean and off your face. Also avoid resting your hands or objects, such as telephone receivers, on your face. Tight clothing or hats also can pose a problem, especially if you’ll be sweating. Sweat, dirt and oils can contribute to acne.
      Don’t pick or squeeze blemishes. Picking or squeezing can cause infection or scarring. If you need aggressive treatment, see your doctor or dermatologist.

  3. QUESTION:
    5 days till christmas and still havent gone christmas shopping?!?!?
    almost 4 days till christmas and my parents still havent gone christmas shopping!!
    So i need help with a list of things i want…well i really need a :
    *hairstraightner but a hair curler also (do they make 2 in 1?) soo what should i get?
    *mascera: i have some mascera but i really need more selection but i cant seem to find a great mascera that doesnt glob..
    *i really need a good acne treatment system thing because i have tried: equate,Proactive,Neotrogena,clean and clear,biore pads,acnefree,Clearasil. and im tired of buying products that dont help at all! plzzz tell me a treatment that will work!
    ***And some other basic things that a 13 yr old girl really wants!

    SO MY Q..IS is to recomend me proucts such as a hair curler and a hair straightner etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Con air makes a 2 in one hair straightener, I like the lash stiletto mascara, or the colossi is good also. As for the acne treatment, It’s hard.. I don’t really get acne but I keep my face very clean, and don’t leave my make up on maybe that helps.. I can’t really help on that because I have never really had it.. Other basic things would be some great jeans, Flash Drive for school, good head phones, finger nail polish, a good razor, good tooth brush..


Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel

Murad Acne Medicine Review

Dr. Murad, a dermatologist who dedicated his life to the science of clear skin, developed the Murad Acne Complex. For the past 30 years, he has treated more than 50,000 patients; because of his experience he had great insight as to his patients’ skin care needs. He developed the Murad Acne Complex skin care products for patients to use at home.

Dr. Murad still has a busy dermatological practice in California. He continues to develop new skin care products and keeps people’s skin in great condition.

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There are many skin conditions which can resemble acne- eczema, perioral dermatitis and folliculitis. These may not involve all the factors that cause real acne, but have one thing in common with acne, which is the inflammation involved. The great thing about the Murad Acne Complex kit is that it takes into account all factors relating to acne and also skin breakouts. How it does this is it reduces the cell build-up, extra oil and inflammation of the skin. Each of the products in the Murad Acne Complex kits contain 3 key ingredients, as follows:

1. Hydrating agents 2. Anti inflammatories 3. Antioxidants

They also contain specific acne fighters which work together to provide optimal skin results. They also include a patented internal supplement. This is used to treat any acne breakouts from the inside. If you have acne or something which resembles such, you can use Murad in order to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

The Murad Acne Complex kit consists of 3 treatments. In clinical studies, they determined that over 90% of those who participated had experienced a noticeable reduction in their blemishes in just 4 weeks. The following are details of the Murad Acne Complex treatments:

1. The Clarifying Cleanser- Contains triclosan and salicylic acid, which helps to gently and effectively reduce acne blemishes and keep the skin clear. Within less than one minute, it has been proven to reduce 99.99 % of irritating surface bacteria.

2. Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel This patented formula blends retinol with salicylic and glycolic acids which penetrate pores and sweep them super clean. The hydrogen peroxide also in this treatment purifies the skin without drying and leaves it clear and healthy.

3. The Skin Perfecting Lotion- An ultra-light and oil-free treatment which hydrates the skin without leaving an oily residue. It also contains retinol and arnica. These work together to reduce redness and prevent pores from becoming clogged. The result is a softer and more evenly textured skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you properly use the Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel?
    I usually use the Murad Cleanser, and just the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion. I don’t use the exfoliating acne treatment gel that comes in the kit. My mom says that after you put the exfoliating acne treatment gel on, you’re suppose to wash it off, but the instruction says nothing of that. Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne/pimples temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it’s at.

      I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

      I’m 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

      Literally the best acne face wash I’ve ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It’s unique cause of it’s herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at skincleansingsystem.com at the time which was helpful.

      You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn’t work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

      Well good luck and best wishes.

  2. QUESTION:
    How should I use Murad Acne Complex?
    I have the Clarifying Cleanser, Clarifying Toner, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, and Skin Perfecting Lotion. What order should I use these four things? Should I use them everyday?

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  3. QUESTION:
    Whats the best acne spot treatment?
    the murad one worked rlly good for me. too bad its alot of shipping. is there any that have these ingredients?

    Active Ingredients: Sulfur 3.0%
    Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Zinc Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
    Also i have that exfoliating acne treatment gel but i havent used it
    i also have the clinique turnaround concentrate visible skin renewer
    i dont know which works best!

    • ANSWER:
      Acne and bacteria on your face go hand in hand. Get rid of the bacteria and you get rid of the acne. Manuka honey from New Zealand with an activity of +15 will kill the bacteria, even that under the skin deep in you pores. Bacteria gone, acne gone. You can use the regular products or drugs that will dry the skin or have some side effect that are worse than the acne, or use a safe product that tastes good and has a lot of other good uses when your skin is health. Works well to keep away wrinkles too. If you do make it to a dermatologist let him or her know about this honey, since there is not much in it for them don’t expect them to push it though.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can I use a acne treatment after exfoliating? Also what acne products should i use? Please answer, Thanks! :)?
    Hello, I just bought this Clean and Clear, exfoliating gel thing, and I’ve been using the “Oxy Maximum Spot Treatment” it contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, and it SEEMED to have worked when i first bought it, but i dont know what im doing wrong now, but it doesnt seem to work anymore, and i seem to be getting more acne as im progressing through my teenage years lol, and i didnt know what i should be using, like that Oxy i have, and an exfoliator before? or after? i usually just wash my face in the morning with water, then use the exfoliator, and then use the Oxy before i go to bed or something, but it doesnt seem to work as well, any recommendation on what i should use? when to use it? how to use it?, I have Clean and Clear deep action exfoliating scrub i just bought (oil free), and Clearasil deep cleansing scrub, dont know if thats oil free, and ive also tried oxy pads, im not sure what to do, i just wanna get rid of my pimples… there sort of reddish like, and are on my cheeks/ sometimes chin/ sometimes nose, and all over my forehead. (i have longish hair, with bangs too my eyes). Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it :)

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,when it comes to acne treatment it is really important that you have a complete set of skincare products which consists of cleanser,toner and moisturizer.Carry these 3 steps twice daily and you’ll see improvements in your skin.It is best not to mix products since it could cause chemical reactions and worsen your skin.Personally,I think that your acne worsen because of the Oxy Pad and it’s better for you to stop from using it.This is because benzoyl peroxide could make your skin worse if you have sensitive skin type.Switch to a more gentle product if you want.You could also try these homemade remedies to treat your acne.Good luck trying these at home(:

      Honey Paste-Another easy and effective homemade acne treatment is to make a paste of honey with cinnamon and nutmeg. All you need is about one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and about half of it nutmeg powder. Add some honey to make enough paste to cover the inflammed area completely. Just lie down as honey may dribble down. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes and wash with luke warm water.

      Orange peel-Homemade Acne Treatment using Orange peel has been found very effective. Pound the orange peel with water on a piece of stone and apply to acne affected areas.

      Basil tea-Basil tea like neem is effective in killing bacteria. Drinking it twice a day can do wonders to the skin.

      Coconut Oil-Coconut oil is a cheap and easily available acne solution. Regular use of coconut oil over a period of time helps to clear your skin.

      Lemon Juice-A simple remedy at home for acne: Apply lemon juice regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results.

      Well,these are the remedies that work gentle on your skin while getting rid of acne.Hope this helps and great skin wishes

  5. QUESTION:
    Murad Acne Complex starter kit (Sephora) process qs.?
    So I got this Murad Acne Complex kit from Sephora on Sunday. It includes the cleanser (1) Toner (1) Acne spot treatment (2) Exfoliating Acne treatment Gel (2) and the Skin perfecting lotion (3). Those are the steps. According to the labels, this is how my routine goes.

    1. Cleanser

    2. Toner

    3. Exfoliating Acne treatment Gel

    4. Acne Spot treatment

    5. Skin perfecting lotion

    On the little flap at the bottom of the box (includes the same drug facts as on the little bottles themselves. it has the Acne spot treatment before the exfoliating Acne gel. Is this how I should follow the routine. I mean both are step 2, it doesn’t say ANYWHERE which one is recommended to put on 1st between those 2 I just mentioned… Help? Or am I doing it right?
    No bad reactions ( skin purging) yet. My face’s “T zone” is a LITTLE less “oily” too. :) not too many results yet, 24 hrs. have no passed since my last application and my 1st. On to day 2! My acne (combination skin) is not severe. No dryness is a plus! Cetaphil cleanser used to dry my face a bit…

    • ANSWER:
      I would do it 1-5 as you’ve written for your question exfoliating treatment gel and then Acne spot treatment. If you don’t rinse off the spot treatment and lotion i am pretty sure that is the order. often times acne treatments well bring out impurities and is meant too. Then heals as long as you stay with the program.

  6. QUESTION:
    Epiduo Acne Treatment?
    This question regards the acne treatment gel called Epiduo. I started using it only a week ago. The dermatologist gave me also an exfoliating gel which is supposed to clean the face, and then told me to apply Epiduo once every night. Also he gave me an hydrating cream for the mornings. No need to say that my face starts burning after I apply Epiduo on my face. I was wondering if it is the exfoliating gel that’s making it worst. Was anyone assigned the same type of cure for acne?? And has the dermatologist told you to first use the exfoliating gel and right after the Epiduo gel!??
    I was thinking that the order I use all these products might also affect the way my face burns.Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and a retinoid (adapalene). Both of these are in a very low concentration, so that normally they would not cause any irritation, although there are some people who get irritated even by the low adapalene concentration. There are also people who develop an allergy to the benzoyl peroxide, but that generally causes itching and not burning. Having said that, it appears that you are being irritated by your regimen. It is not for me to step on another dermatologist’s regimen, but personally, I’d not have given you an exfoliant if you are being given the adapalene. And, make sure that your morning hydrating cream is “non-oily” or else you will be worsening your acne and getting back to square one.

  7. QUESTION:
    question about acne kit? please help!?
    i have a question. i have purchased murad’s “acne complex kit” and have been using it for three days now. the exfoliating acne treatment gel (the 3rd step, “treat and repair”) makes my skin very irratated and i often find myself scratching it. i have very sensative skin. it contains 1% salicylic acid, witch i dont think shuld bother me because i have used salicylic acid treatments before. anyways, should i be concerned and stop using it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you can’t handle the irritation better stop using for some time, then start again see if it does not irritate anymore. I hope it works for you. I’ve tried almost everything that didn’t give me any result until recently I found acnezine, it’s been the best so far http://www.sawdoo.com/health/acnezine-acne-skin-care-treatment
      Good luck to you

  8. QUESTION:
    Does murad skin care work?
    Soo I have been doing murad tranforming skin care products. And I was wondering if there r any other users out there that could tell me about their success with it… And maybe explain the steps in using the products I have.
    Clarifying mask
    clarifying cleanser
    clarifying toner
    acne spot treatment
    exfoliating acne treatment gel
    skin perfecting lotion

    • ANSWER:
      OH YEA. i bought this stuff. i never used the exfoliating acne treatment gel cuz they said it breaks u out before it gets better. and i dont want that lol. SO its SITTING IN MY WASHROOM NOT USED A Bit. the clarifying cleanser gets rid of dirt, etc i used it all up when i had acne lol but unfornutely i still got some pimples. but its a good cleanser jus a bit drying. and plus u have to buy their kit evry month to keep ur skin clear. ur pimples come back i wouldnt recomend this. ur wasting lots of money.
      the skin perfecting lotion doest give u perfect skin lol. its just a simple moisturizer
      THE BEST PRODUCTS ARE- the acne spot treatment!!! u will absalutely love this because it literaly gets rid of it overnight. i ran out of it and i would buy it but its expensive with shipping lol
      also i use the clarifying mask and it gets rid of the oil/and it reduces redness right away so u see the results right away
      THESE ARE THE 2 products i would recomend defienently
      HOPE I HELPED

  9. QUESTION:
    question about how to use Murad?
    ok after step 1 i did step 2 which is the exfoliating acne treatment gel
    but problem is what about step 3 which is the skin perfecting lotion? do i wash off step 2 and then do step 3 or do i put step 3 ontop of step 2?
    any advice would be appreciated. thx

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  10. QUESTION:
    I just got murad acne complex and i need some tips?
    after the first step which on do i use first, exfoliating acne gel, clarifying mask or on the spot treatment?
    tell me the order you use it in

    • ANSWER:
      eesh murad sucked for me
      u know how it says that first your skin gets worse before it gets better well it made my skin worse but did not make it better
      i dont recommend this n a friend of mine also tried this and it didnt work for her
      hopefully itll work for you
      oh and answering ur question u use the exfoliating acne gel

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I use Murad Acne Complexs?
    I know this sounds stupid but the instructions were very ambiguous and not specific.. Can someone please clear this out for me?

    This is how I see it..

    Step 1: use clarifying cleanser, but wash it off

    2: Use the Exfoliating Acne Gel, let it dry..then proceed

    3: use the lotion.

    4: Here is where I am confused, do I put the spot treatment after or before the lotion

    • ANSWER:
      1. How do I use Murad Acne Complex®?

      In the morning:
      • Cleanse with the Clarifying Cleanser and pat your face dry.
      • Apply a dime-sized amount of the Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
      (use once a day for the first two weeks).
      • Apply Skin Perfecting Lotion.
      • Apply a small amount of the Acne Spot Treatment directly onto any
      individual blemishes. (This is a spot treatment only and should not
      be used on the entire face.)

      In the evening:
      • Cleanse with the Clarifying Cleanser and pat your face dry.
      • Apply a dime-sized amount of the Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
      (use once a day for the first two weeks).
      • Apply Skin Perfecting Lotion.
      • Apply a small amount of the Acne Spot Treatment directly onto any
      individual blemishes. (This is a spot treatment only and should not
      be used on the entire face.)

  12. QUESTION:
    How to use Murad Starter Kit?
    I just bought murad starter kit and it shows the steps to use it but I still dont understand it I use the cleanser clarifying stuff first then wash that off then theres 2 step twos…do I use both of them or just one of them??? and do I was them off before I put the lotion stuff on or just leave it there?? and if I do put both of the step 2′s on which one goes first?? exfoliating acne treatment gel or acne spot treatment???

    thanksss

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  13. QUESTION:
    I burned the side of my face with acne medicine!?
    I never ever break out but several days ago I got this big, cluster of red painful acne on the side of my face. I’d never had anything like this before (I’ve had a pimple here and there, but not bright red and painful).

    So my sister had this prescription acne medicine called Tretinoin, and I started using it every night along with an exfoliating acne gel underneath.

    Then last night I noticed that it was peeling and even redder than before, so I used a less harsh spot treatment on it instead. As soon as I put it on my face last night, it burned so much! I figured the pain meant it was working, so I ignored it and went to bed.

    This morning I woke up to a horrible brown burned patch on the side of my face that’s peeling and dry. It’s horrible looking and make-up won’t even cover it! It’s rough and all brown and disgusting looking.

    I just washed my face, but what can I do to make it look a little better by the morning? Obviously, no more acne medicine – but what else can I do? I have almost everything, so any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      holy crap. step one throw that shit away. step 2 lots of aloe and vitamin e

      (on the bright side i guess you killed the zits)

  14. QUESTION:
    What des the Murad Acne Complex come with every month??
    I know it comes with the cleanser, the exfoliating gel, and the perfecting lotion, but does it come with the acne spot treatment and the mask in every 60 day kit, or just the first introductory kit?
    What does****

    • ANSWER:
      just the first.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do you use a mud mask BEFORE or AFTER your cleansing routine?
    Okay, so I’ve always been confused when to use some facial products before or after your cleansing routine (cleanser, toner, moisturizer)?
    For me, it makes more sense to use a specific facial product BEFORE a cleansing routine.

    For instance, these are some of the products I’m confused about whether to use before or after your routine:

    -mud mask
    -[exfoliating] facial scrub
    - i also have this acne treatment gel and soap i got from bestbathstore.com

    So when do I use them?

    • ANSWER:
      you should cleanse, tone moisturize in the morning, and at night.
      after you moisturize at night is when you should use the acne treatment gel.
      use the acne treatment soap when in the shower
      i wouldn’t recommend overusing the scrub, or mask. so only once or twice a week should you incorporate them into your cleansing routine.
      the order I find works best is; cleanse, tone, mud mask, scrub, moisturizer.
      the mud mask will work better if you use it after you’ve cleaned your skin with the cleanser and toner
      hope this helps!

  16. QUESTION:
    Flaky, acne prone skin?
    I have oily skin with acne that worsened a bit over the summer. However, it’s gotten significantly worse in the last month or so, & I don’t think it’s just because of the heat and sweating. I wash my face twice daily with Biore’s ice facewash (containing salicylic acid), then use a toner from Clinique that contains gylcolic acid and some salicylic acid also. I then moisturize with Clinique’s facial moisturizer (the yellow one) and then use Clean and Clear’s acne treatment gel. All of these products worked fine up until recently:the right side of my face looks extremely irritated and is hard to cover up with makeup because of how uneven my skin is. I’m pretty sure I have some cystic acne: they’re painful and hard to the touch and one of them is almost the diameter of my pinky nail and has sort of flattened out. However, my main concern is the flakiness. I’ve been getting really flaky skin on both lower cheeks, near the jaw line. Sometimes the flaky skin is caused by scabs from popping pimples, but sometimes there will be flakes and ridges of dead skin for no reason. It’s extremely embarrassing because the flakiness doesn’t show up right away & people sometimes catch me off guard by telling me that my skin is peeling. Does anyone know what might be causing this flakiness? Could it be because I’m not exfoliating enough? I thought the toner would have done a good enough job of exfoliation…Help please! ):

    oh and i use the facial lotion twice daily, so I doubt the problem is that my skin is too dry.

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  17. QUESTION:
    Drugstore / Inexpensive cosmetics and make up for sensitive and acne – prone skin?
    I have been using
    Revlon Colorstay Liquid makeup
    CoverGirl Invisible Concealer
    Covergirl Compact Powder
    Persa Gel 10
    Clearasil Acne wash
    Olay regenerist exfoliating wash
    Murad Acne spot treatment
    * all make-up listed is non-comedogenic
    I was fine before when I used acne wash and Benzoyl peroxide cream and then putting on a some of the concealer and some of the powder and foundation, but after a week now, there’s some pimples on my nose, and what’s worse is the benzoyl peroxide cream (or maybe the spot treatment) dried out my skin, so after a couple of hours of wearing the foundation, I think the foundation aggravated the dryness, and my skin started peeling, almost to the point where it looked liked powder!
    Also, my concealer is off from my skin tone, so I have to blend alot, problem is, it isn’t a very good concealer, so I have to use quite a bit for it to work.
    I also have very bad pore problems on my nose, so I have to use a some type of cream.

    Can you recommend some DRUGSTORE concealer and foundation products that won’t cause me to break out, that cover up well, and are of good quality?
    also note I have Ivory- Fresh Ivory skin.
    Thank you! ~ :)

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure, but maybe when buying it looks for the one that says, oil free or non- comedogenic.

  18. QUESTION:
    best acne treatment?
    have a family history which they all had really bad acne,
    and i tried every these products, nuetrogena, biore [it worked for like a day and the next day i woke up with pimples], acne free, benzoyl peroxide gel, and proactive [it worked for 2 days and back to more pimples], nothign works!
    i use a moisterizer to exfoliate my skin cuz of all the products i use.
    ive used each product for about a week.

    • ANSWER:
      as some one who dealt with acne for years, tried every fricking thing in the book and even stressed about it, let me give you some tips. (even works when on the period, when its worse) also works for body acne

      -drink water loads of it
      -wash your hands ALWAYS before you touch your face. (I am a picker, gross I know but the pimple doesnt get worse when your hands and nails are clean
      -ASTRINGENT ASTRINGENT ASTRINGENT this works wonders. in the morning after a quick wash and at night. (sometimes when you dont feel like washing your face with cleaners, simply wash hands throughly, rinse face with water pat dry and then apply astringent.
      -eat fruits. strawberries helps believe it or not with red marks from pimples (eat at night)
      -self heating mask once every two weeks.
      -moisterize skin, helps with acne scars.
      -and exfoliate when cleansing skin.

      furthermore the brands recommended, is clean and clear (blackhead) and even Clinique Acne Solutions.

  19. QUESTION:
    Treatment for ACNE SCARS left after acne??
    I had really bad acne for about 2 months straight. got rid of it by the wonderful works of PREMIER DEAD SEA AROMATHERAPY. EXFOLIATING CLEANSING FACIAL GEL. . if you’ve never tried it. you most definitely should! works wayyy faster then ProActiv. n is actually HEALTHY for your skin.. got rid of my acne in one month.. NO LIE!!!
    anythoo.. im not here to sell tha product..
    I would like you knoe of any over the counter creams of lotions that will fade the after scars of acne..
    Would Mederma work???

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. Glad to hear the facial gel worked. You may also want to check with a dermotologist who can give you medication to prevent future breakouts. I’m a huge fan of dermatology rather than using over the counter products. However, I too had some scars due to acne and also cuts/scrapes/road rash from a motorcycle accident. I used Mederma and it worked great. I also used the generic scar gel from Walgreens and it worked even better and was a bit less expensive.

      Good Luck

  20. QUESTION:
    Spots treatment and face washes?
    Has anybody had any experience with ‘Neutrogena Visibly Clear Rapid Treatment gel’ or ‘Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash’, if you have can you tell me if they work as i have quite a few spots coming up recently?

    Thanks

    also… has anybody used Acne Relief Tablets?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is to keep trying and find out what works for you – hopefully you will find something. The unfortunate few find that nothing works for long and that after a period of relatively few sopts they all burst out again.

      If it is really severe your doctor will prescribe antibiotics for you and if you reach your late teens early twenties and still have sever acne there is a drug that can only be prescribed by a specialist – but hopefully it wont come to that for you.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some good acne products ?
    I have oily but sensitive skin and have moderate acne, and I want to know what kinds of moisturizers, masks, face wash, treatment gel/cream and etc. that are good for my skin.

    some of the things I use right now are :
    *the microdelivery exfoliating wash by philosophy
    *dramatically different moisturizing lotion by clinique

    please help ! thank you :)

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  22. QUESTION:
    Murad Acne Complex Starter Kit?
    the directions and the box say different things…….one says cleaner-exfoliating gel-lotion-spot treatment (it doesn’t say anything about the toner, and the spot treatment goes on after the lotion??)………….the other says cleanser-tones-exfoliating gel-spot treatment-lotion………..the second one makes more sense to me, but i just wanna make sure im doing it right. which was is it??

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      HI there! Great question and I am so sorry for the confusion caused by the difference in the box and the directions included.

      What you want to do is splash your face with water and then put a dime size of the Clarifying Cleanser in your hand and rub together to lather. Wash your face with your hands and do so for about one minute. Rinse clean and pat dry.

      Apply the Clarifying Toner to a cotton pad and sweep across your face. This is a great way to refresh the skin post workout or if you tend to become oily during the day. (if you do not have the toner, you can skip this step)

      Apply a dime size of the Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel and apply to your face. Allow it to rest about 10 seconds.

      Apply a dime size of the Skin Perfecting Lotion. During the day follow with SPF for sun protection like the Oil Free Sunblock SPF 30.

      You can then apply the Acne Spot Treatment to the individual blemishes after the Skin Perfecting Lotion. You only need a tiny bit, like the size on the end of a toothpick.

  23. QUESTION:
    acne treatments-> more info?
    do you have any ideas for cleansers? and like the exfoliating gel/toners too.
    with out parabens or Phthalates if possible
    i dont really have white heads or black heads,just small bumps,i guess

    • ANSWER:
      Proactive
      Murad
      benprox wash
      neutrogena

      best if washes have benzoyl peroxide

  24. QUESTION:
    Acne making me depressed? PLEASE answer!! ?
    I have had acne for a while, I’m 14 now and I’ve had it since 6th grade? 5th grade?? Ugh. I’m in 9th now.
    I have tried SOO MANY face washes; proactiv, clean and clear, st Ives, neutrogena, almay, ….EVERYTHINGGG!!!
    Nothing works. As of now, this is my face routine:
    Use proactiv wash, then Neutrogena rapid clear toner, then either Clean&Clear acne gel or clean&clear persagel10, or proactiv acne spot treatment, and then Mary Kay Velocity Lightweight Moisturizer, and if my skin is extra dry, I use Mary Kay Intense Moisturizing Cream. I exfoliate every morning before appling my makeup, I use LOreal True Match concealer, and Covergirl AquaSmooth foundation (in this big blue compact?) . What is wrong??? I RARELY forget to wash my face. I have been to the dermo. Twice, the first time she gave me Epiduo and it didn’t work and dried me out, the second time she gave me Vanicream sensitive skin moisturizer (I have really dry sensitive skin).. And differin gel? Somethin like that. Nothing is working. She told me to come back within a month but I was really
    busy and it worked for a couple weeks but then stopped. Should I go back?? Should I ask for new gel/wash or should I get medicine that she has offered me??
    Please help!! If you have/had mild acne that breaks out way worse around that time of the month… What do you use/do to control it???
    Please help guys! I will def choose a best answer! I’m desperate..

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  25. QUESTION:
    How to use Murad Acne Complex?
    Okay, it said to use 2 or more days after an over-the-counter product – I used Clean & Clear this morning and my Murad kit just came in the mail, and I didn’t see until NOW that I should use it in 2 days…I think my skin will be fine anyway, though…right?

    AND, first the cleanser, then the exfoliating gel, then the lotion – - – - when do I use the spot treatment thing? Which step? 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th…?

    Thanks ahead of time! :)

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  26. QUESTION:
    what is the best way for me to get rid of acne without any major bad side effects?
    im 13, and i only started breaking out recently. ( my dad was apparently the king of pimples when he was younger, however, my mom said she had no more than 3 pimples throughout her teen years )

    i mainly get reallly tiny red pimples on my nose in the area where the kind of bump your nostrils create next to the bridge of your nose ( you know what i mean?) in the crevice, and on my cheeks right next to my nose. i dont really get black heads, just those tiny bumpy red ones.

    i got a CVS brand acne system, an exfoliating “fast clearing” cream cleanser, cleansing pads ( which smell awful and dry out my skin ) and a topical gel treatment.

    ive been using them for about a week and it isnt working what so ever.

    im only 13 like i said o i cant afford to buy clinique or someting since my breakouts arent soo bad but id like to get rid of them.

    what should i do? any brands you reccomend?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne/pimples temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it’s at.

      I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

      I’m 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

      Literally the best acne face wash I’ve ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It’s unique cause of it’s herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at skincleansingsystem.com at the time which was helpful.

      You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn’t work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

      Well good luck and best wishes.

  27. QUESTION:
    i have a cyst (acne) on my face is my treatment plan for it ok?
    i havent really had a cyst before, only small pimples that didnt hurt a lot though the cyst may be a result of the stievamycin gel my doctor prescribed for me which purges the acne by pushing them towards the skin. can someone tell me if my treatment routine is suffice and can clarify this for me please; I heard from somewhere that microbead cleansers are bad for cysts and i should be using a normal cleanser. currently im using Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser which also works to exfoliate with a alpha and beta hydroxy formula. I use it day and night in addition with an alcohol-free toner and aloe vera + sunscreen at day and stievamycin gel prescribed by my doctor at night. is this ok?

    • ANSWER:
      this is my formula

      i know a lot of products that work i have tried every product on the shelf you name it iv tried it. iv had acne since i was 12 not the kind that completely covers my face but pretty bad to where iv never had clear results untill now….

      i have dumped hundereds of dollars and spent months and months figureing out what products creat the perfect formula for my acne…

      Cleansers:
      i find having two cleansers one to cleanse regularly and one to cleanse in the shower helps

      1. Biore revitalize 4-in-1 self foaming cleanser *oil-free*

      2. Aveeno complection clearing *oil-free* soap bar for the
      shower.

      Lotion/serum:
      i have very oily skin so i tend not to use lotion but i have come to find out that not useing lotion after washing or whatever it is your trying to dry you acne out with can make your acne worse, your oil glands will actually work harder producing more oil to naturally hydrate and moisturize you skin which causes clogging of the pored to build more acne, using an oil free moisturizer or serum which is better for those with oily skin can cancle out the effect and help your skin when finding the right products

      1. Biore Nourish *oil-free* moisturizer lotion with vitimins A/C/E
      *vitimin A is an vitimin which helps heal the cause of acne which is also a majority in Accutane proscribed by dermatologists.

      2. Biore restore skin boosting night serum *oil-free*
      *with vitimins A/C/E/ which can also be used during the day, i find works better for a moisturizer let me tell you amazing!

      Extras:

      1. clean and clear oil absorbing sheets*
      * for men or women: blotting these on your face when ever you feel a shine greasyness or splurg of oil can take that right off your face no more napkins or tissue paper to rub the grease in!

      Repair lotions for the existing pimple:

      1.Persa-gel 10 tube* benzol peroxide: calm the existing pimples and medicate your pores

      last but not least:

      1. i have also found the nertrogina rejuvination system tool with the rejuvinating pads have exfoilated tightened and shrunk my pores so much to where sometimes i look as if i have perfect skin i cant believe it but it has helped the most in clearing my face

  28. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of acne without the purging?
    like they say it gets worse before it gets better
    for some pple its just better. and when i try a new product i dont want it to get all pimply because then i will have even more scars on my blotchness skin and acne scars.

    FOr now i cleanser, rose water toner clearasil acne treatment and fruit of earth aloevera gel. I noticed i also get the noticeable red bumps and whiteheads

    and i do exfoliate. But would plain sugar work as well? Theres that body shop brush too but im thinking wouldnt it irritate redness??

    I also heard of clniique toners, witch hazel but wouldnt they be too harsh? Is lush celeestial mositurizer good? Does retina work for acne preventation? i dont want to be put on antibiotics period.

    • ANSWER:
      CHEMICAL PEEL..no joke this dried up my acne and peeled my dark spots away.i think i did the tca peel that i brought from muac be careful if you do it at home.go to a dermatologist if your scared.

  29. QUESTION:
    Will this work for my resistant acne?
    I have several whiteheads,pustules, and papules (mostly on my forehead and between my eyebrows) that just won’t go away. I am 13, and I don’t wear makeup except for powder foundation. I have tried many products containing benzoyl peroxide and saliclyic acid, but nothing seems to make by breakouts any better. I thought that maybe if I use all of my products at night/in the morning, the concentration would help my acne.

    I have:
    Clean & Clear 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser ( 5% benzoyl peroxide)
    Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash ( 2% salicylic acid)
    Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 ( 10% benzoyl peroxide)
    Nicomide-T Cream ( 4% nicotinamide)
    Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment ( 2% salicylic acid)

    Please Answer!

    • ANSWER:
      go and buy pan oxyl it comes in– 2,5 -5 – 10% its a dedicated acne cream not the crap you have already or you can try quinoderm its better stuff once you are on top of the acne bin the rest and use these 2 .

  30. QUESTION:
    IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT Murad Acne Complex, please help…?
    Okay, it said to use 2 or more days after an over-the-counter product – I used Clean & Clear this morning and my Murad kit just came in the mail, and I didn’t see until NOW that I should use it in 2 days…I think my skin will be fine anyway, though…right?

    AND, first the cleanser, then the exfoliating gel, then the lotion – - – - when do I use the spot treatment thing? Which step? 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th…?

    Thanks ahead of time! :)

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    what cleansers should i use for acne?
    i didn’t know how to ask this question but here it goes

    i use neutrogena visibly clear gentle exfoliating wash for acne
    then i apply visibly clear spot stress control – hydrating spot treatment because my skin is too dry after using the cleanser
    then i apply neutrogena spot gel on active pimples to help reduce their size

    here is the problems the cleanser works and helps keep most of my spots away but after using it for about a week it makes my skin very red and sometimes my skin stings if i apply anything else

    the hydrating lotion has salicylic acid in it so that helps with the spots caused by oily skin
    the spot gel helps remove those spots you feels coming but aren’t quite there yet and it helps reduce the redness of active ones. so keeping those products in my regime is a must.

    so i switch to gentle Witch foaming face wash with witch hazel and it cleans my skin and makes my complexion glow but doesn’t keep the spots away so what do i do to get a balance.

    get red irritated skin with less spots
    or healthy glowing skin with more spots

    i also use skin wisdom moisturizing defense cream with SPF 15 as salicylic acid causes photo sensitivity and its non-comedogenic.

    i know there is a lot there but i wanted to give you an idea of what i use so you can give your best possible advice. i hope someone can help me get a balance as i’d be very greatful

    thank you & God Bless!!

    • ANSWER:
      Go see a dermatologist or your own family doctor. My son’s general practitioner prescribed a retinal cream that is working very nicely with just a cleanser and moisturizer. Let someone who understands skin evaluate what you really need. I personally think the Neutrogena products are very good. Someone else mentioned Acutane but I believe that is prescribed for very severe cases and has come nasty side affects as well.

  32. QUESTION:
    is it important to exfoliate everyday?
    ok i use a lightenging gel and it already exfoliates at night and then i use a acne treatment with beta hydroxy from neutrogena in the morning
    BUT i dont use like a scrub exfoliator evryday i only use it like once a week
    so is tht the reason im experienceing LARGE PORES, and breakouts and whiteheads tht occur randomly in the day? Also have dark circles………:(

    • ANSWER:
      With most exfoliators your not suppose to exfoliate everyday and its not necessary but they do have some gentler ones that you can use everyday.When I had acne I used Clinique’s 7 Day Scrub everyday and that really helped with the breakouts. Also make sure to mask once or twice a week with an acne clearing mask. Another way to minimize your pore size is to use a toner everyday after you cleanse.That’s pretty important in clearing up your breakouts.As for the dark circles you can get creams or gels to help that.Garnier even has this rollerball stick thing that helps diminish the apperance of dark eye circles. Don’t worry too much about them because A LOT of people have the same problem. Normally just a little under-eye concealer can help that problem too.
      Good luck:)
      Hope I helped!

  33. QUESTION:
    what is the best whitehead treatment?
    plz dont answer “proactive”

    im 13 and my whiteheads are kinda starting to go because i’ve been washing my face with salt water, Aveeno skin brightening daily scrub that gently exfoliates for even tone and texture, chamomile tea and i apply clean and clear persa-gel 10 (10% benzoyl peroxide acne medication) but the benzoyl peroxide stuff doesnt rele work that well it just dries my face up rele bad and it doesnt rele make anything go away……… but anyway i need some solutions because school starts on the 22nd and i want to go back with clear (or almost clear) skin
    oh and i cant go to a beauty salon im only 13

    • ANSWER:
      You are doing the right thing, but what works for me, (and yes I still get them) apply a very hot towel on the pimple. It will not take it away but will come to a head and pop on its own, but will not leave marks.

  34. QUESTION:
    Are any of thes items useless or a waste of money for having good skin?
    I’m a 14 year old girl and I want to have really nice skin, so I did some research and came up with this skin regimen:

    -cleanse daily, once when I wake up and once before bed

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Acne-Gel-Cleanser/dp/B0027TZPVQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20acne&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-3&qid=1280443034&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Acne%20Gel%20Cleanser&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    -tone afte cleansing

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Natural-Acne-Solutions/dp/B003KWZ8VG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20acne&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-1&qid=1280443034&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Natural%20Acne%20Solutions&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    -moisturize after toning

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Natural-Acne-Solutions/dp/B003KWZ8VG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20acne&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-1&qid=1280443034&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Natural%20Acne%20Solutions&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    -exfoliate 2-3 times a week

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Refining-Facial-Scrub/dp/B0027TY3T6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20acne&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-6&qid=1280443034&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Refining%20Facial%20Scrub&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    -use a spot treatment on any pimples I have

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Acne-Spot-Treatment/dp/B0027U1D5W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20acne&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-2&qid=1280443034&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Acne%20Spot%20Treatment&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    Yesterday, at the store, when I picked up all these items my mom convinced my not to buy them because they were “a waste of money”. Do you think any of these things are a waste of money? I was gonna buy it with my own money even! What do you think and how can I buy what I want without my mom interferring? Thanks for answering :)

    • ANSWER:
      Burts bee’s is not only good for the skin, but extremely soothing for skin, lips, etc. Honestly it just depends on your skin issues. Every girl has to try out different products and see whats working out best for their skin. Over the years I’ve found that clean and clear does the best for me and I have burts bee’s products for my feet, lips, and some of their refining products. I believe you should explain to your mom that you need to try things out, and see what works best for you, let her know that you understand her opinion, but it is your money, and as long as you aren’t spending it on “inappropriate clothing or drugs” you should be just fine! Wish you the best. (ps, during your trial and error period, try getting small sizes of the product and test out each for a week and see if you notice positive changes! Makes the whole process of elimination so much easier!)

  35. QUESTION:
    What can I do that will work to help with my acne??
    I have tried everything on the market seems like for acne and nothing is working! I am 32 years old and am still dealing with this…I am taking Amoxicillin and using Clyndamycin topical gel and it’s doing nothing…My dermatologist just keeps putting me on antibiotics and I do understand that is really the only thing that will help cystic acne but it’s not helping me …Each day I wake up I have new ones…I have even tried home rememdies… I am really frustrated! I do not want to leave the house! I feel like everyone is looking at my face thinking “eww look at that girl’s face”….I just want clear,supple looking skin…
    Does anyone have any opinions on what to do????
    I seriously have tried: Proactive Solution, Ance Free, Neutrogena, Melaluca products, Clean and Clear, Noxema, Aveeno, Oil of Olay, spot treatments,steaming the face, exfoliating regularly…I’m at my wits end! I can not afford to get peels or laser treatments…
    Sorry for posting about acne again..

    • ANSWER:
      My husband and I are drinking MonaVie and it has been helping with acne and everything else. My husband has had acne since 10 years old and after taking MonaVie, 4 oz a day, for a month, his zits and most redness has gone away.

      MonaVie is a nutritional beverage made of 19 different fruits, the main ingredients being the acai berry, from the amazon. Since the juice has so many antioxidants, it helps your body heal itself from diseases, infections, fungus, and many other things. You can go to youtube and type in MonaVie to see many testimonies. If you are interested in learning more, you can also go to www.mymonavie.com/regarcia. Good luck and wish you the best.

  36. QUESTION:
    Emergency treatment/remedy for very dry, chapped skin please?
    I used Panoxyl (benzoyl peroxide) 10% gel on my face to help clear up a few pimples I have on my chin and around my mouth area. (I would say it is minor acne) Oh Boy….. do I regret it! I used it for three days and I am not going to use it again. My skin feels soooo dry, chapped, tender, leathery and tight…. ouch! It’s so flaky and terrible looking. There is no way it can be camoflauged. I am going out later and just want to get rid of all the dry flaky skin and get my skin back to good condition. I exfoliated my face gently last night and applied lots of vaseline but it didn’t make much of an improvement. Please does anybody have any good, quick, guaranteed to work remedies or treatments to recommend to me. Please help! Ps. I do know about panoxyl and it’s strength and side effects so no lectures please. Thank you in advance for your answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Mix vitamin E oil and sugar to make a gentle deep cleaning scrub. This should exfoliate the dry flakes without being harsh and still be gentle on the fresh skin.

      I usually use about 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 ounce Vitamin E oil. I started using this as a hand scrub when I got extreme dry hands and deep cracks when even Nutrogena and other “sensitive” products hurt. I had frostbite and got an infection, so the skin on my hands can be extra sensitive.

      DONT’T substitute salt for the sugar.

      Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    What Is Your Skin-Care Routine!?
    Just Curious :)
    Btw I have combination to oily skin
    For me…

    1. MAC eye makeup remover
    2.MAC oil based make up remover
    3.Then I use my clinique 3 step #3 face wash
    4. Clinique #3 toner
    5.Cocanut oil for face ( only in night tho)
    5. Clinique #3 moisturizer gel
    6.Benzagel acne spot treatment ( for the occasional white head)
    I use The body shop ionic clay sea weed mask once a week and Neutrogena exfoliating scrub every other day.

    This routine has made my skin flawless!!! :) I would recommend the clinique 3 step skin care line, it improved my skin soooo much, like majic! :) But it’s a bit pricey I payed for it. So what’s ur routine?

    • ANSWER:
      1.Nivea face scrub once a week.
      2. Nivea face wash for sensitive skin no fragrance or alcohol.
      3. Neutrogena face moisturizer with retinol spf 15
      4. Vitamin regimen, fish oil, vitamin e, zinc, selenium, co-enzyme q-10, vitamin c, resverotrol, grape seed extract, acai, and a multi-vitamin.
      5. Smoothie- 2 tbsp soy protien powder, soy milk 1 1/2 cups, 1 orange, 1 cup of blueberries, 2 pineapple slices, splash of Pom pomegranate juice and splash of cranberry juice
      I’ve also read http://www.perriconepromise.com/ which let me know diet and supplements are just as important as topical regimines.

  38. QUESTION:
    Acne Question & How Much Does a Dermatologist Cost?
    So my question is on acne. When I was a young teen I NEVER had acne at all. And now I have acne so uncontrollably bad it’s not even funny. They are literally like little boils on my face. I have tried A LOT of products & I will list them.

    - Neutrogen Acne Stress Control Foaming Face Wash – FAIL
    - Clean & Clear 3-in-1 Exfoliate and cleanser – FAIL
    - Clean & Clear Persa Gel 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment – FAIL
    - Mary Kay Timewise face wash
    - Stridex Maximum Strength Cleansing Pads with Salicylic acid
    - Oxy Cleansing Face Pads – FAIL
    - Zinc tablets – Not sure if they will work, but there not working yet (taken for almost a month now)
    & the list goes on!

    So basically is there any product out there that is from a drugstore that will work for me? I’m 19 years old, and I only get paid minimum wage, so I can’t afford crazy high end stuff.

    Also my second question is how much would a visit to the dermatologist cost without insurance? I really need to figure out what is causing these crazy HUGE breakouts EVERYWHERE, or get something to make them stop! My breakouts are mainly on my cheeks, and occasionally my forehead. I always wash my face, have clean hair ALWAYS, and I keep my hair out of my face while sleeping. It’s just very frustrating because I should have outgrown acne or had it back then, not now.

    So if you know what could be causing my acne or any products that will help please tell me. Also let me know how much it costs to see a dermatologist please!

    - Rose

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure but here is a link to a question I just answered, I hope my answer can help you. When you see how long it is you’ll understand why I did not want to retype it. http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApDzfajeCSB6S4P94PqlkvLAFQx.;_ylv=3?qid=20100521223449AAy0d8b&show=7#profile-info-uwxNBFiyaa

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this good for my face?
    My skin is fair tone.. somewhat red in my cheeks, brown hair, blue eyes, pretty dry skin, sorta sensitive. I sometimes get acne.

    1. Shave with gillette sensitve skin unscented shave gel
    2. exfoliate and clean with clearasil daily exfoliating gel
    3. moisturize with dove mosturizing body lotion for dry skin
    4.conceal and treat acne with clearasil skin tone spot treatment
    5. apply aziza (I know it’s from dollarama but its cheap and i love the way it looks and feels) power matte makeup on my face, focusing on the red spots on my face, dark spots under my eyes and cheekbones.
    6. Put on just a little bit of mascara, making sure it is VERY subtle.
    7. put on carmex lip balm, then using lypsyl original throughout the day.

    Please answer, I really need to know if this looks good, and is safe.

    I will give 10 pts for best answer. Thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      The shaving cream is alright but everything else adds an unnecessary amount chemicals and medicine on your face. They actually end up creating more harm than good. What I use everyday is a face wash called PURPOSE, it’s very gentle and removes the necessary dirt and oils but does not strip the skin completely. As a moisturizer, I have Cetaphil SPF 15 and it also includes Avobenzone which helps improve appearance. If I get a break out, I use Neutrogena 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide acne spot treatment. That should be all, if you want to use a concealer, use one that is non-comedogenic. And the carmex is fine.

      The cleanser and wash are dermatologist recommended as well

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do I still have acne! Teens.?
    Im 15 and use a face wash twice a day (St ives cleanser with tea tree)
    i exfoliate onces a week and use persa gel 5 spot treatment on zits.

    I have a couple on my chin, some around my nose and blackheads on my nose.
    I do not wear makeup.
    I dont exercise or drink alot of water, does that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a lot of water!! It helps so much. I have acne too & I’m 15, but I just got it during the summer and it sucks ass. I know what you mean. If yours is bad then wear some foundation, non oily. And make sure you change your pillow cases out once a week. But drinking a lot of water is the key! :)

  41. QUESTION:
    I am beyond annoyed with acne.?
    I have had acne for as long as i can remember and it is so bad. It covers my cheeks and my forehead. It’s like moderately severe. I have basically tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it all. I have spent countless hours on the internet finding new ways to clear my skin to no avail. I’m on solodyn (antibiotic) and tazorac gel right now and it has been working fine. The thing that really sucks is that ive been on tazorac for 2 months and my skin has been clearing, but of course, i get these huge scars all over my face where ALL of my acne was, so its basically a failed effort cuz it looks like i still have acne. And on top of all that, i just got this big breakout all on my chin this morning and im already past the initial breakout of tazorac ive just had enough of all this. My dermatologist wants to put me on accutane but i really dont think she understands that my acne is almost completely gone, but i just have tons of scars now. And i am completely not willing to go on such a harsh drug cuz im extremely healthy. This whole situation is so frustrating also because ALL of my friends have perfectly clear skin. I really don’t know anyone else who has it as bad as me and it sucks. They’re always making fun of me and telling me to go wash my face and stuff and it makes me extremely upset. I really just want my scars to fade and for this to all be over. I’m sorry this is so long. Im basically just venting, but if anyone has any advice on helping me clear my scars besides, exfoliating, lemon juice, vitamin e, or bleaching the skin, because ive tried all of it. I am also not gonig to do any of the laser treatment/dermabrasion deals. I’m only 16. Please help.
    and I am a guy…. lol. So i don’t wear makeup.

    • ANSWER:
      golly you sound like me at ages 12 thru 20. It is so awful to hear people say you need to wash your face when you are washing your face 3 times a day. I heard a mom chewing out her daughter over a blackhead screaming in a parking lot saying ‘I told you to wash your face!’ I went to a dermatologist thru my teens, too. I now am 52 and started going for treatments where the derm puts a drop of special acid in the scar. It chaps over and then new skin starts to fill in the hole. But for me it was taking many treatments to see minimal results. I found a web site and am now doing it myself, slowly, saving lots of money and gas. It is not recommended for your age. I really want a dermabrasion. Tell your Derm all of the above and hang in there. I know it is so hard and so unfair. My brother and sister never even had a zit and I have a scarred face.

  42. QUESTION:
    is this a good skin regimine for a 14/15 year old girl?
    I want to take good care of my skin and cure my very mild acne, so I was wondering if this would be a good skin care routine for me.

    -cleanse everyday in the morning and night

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Purifying-Gel-Cleanser/ID=prod5874948-product

    -tone after cleansing

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Natural-Acne-Solutions/dp/B003KWZ8VG/ref=sr_1_3/184-6978119-7311049?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20toner&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-3&qid=1279663596&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Natural%20Acne%20Solutions&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    -moisturize after toning

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Daily-Moisturizing-Lotion/ID=prod5874950-product

    -exfoliate once a week

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Pore-Refining-Scrub/ID=prod5874949-product

    -use a spot treatment on any pimples I might have before bed

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Targeted-Spot-Treatment/ID=prod5874951-product

    also, would it be okay if instead of actually cleansing, toning, and moisturizing before bed I just use these wipes that claim to cleanse, tone, and moisturize? Thanks you for answering! :D

    http://www.target.com/Boots-No7-Quick-Thinking-Wipes-pk/dp/B000PSTJ4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=no%207%20wipes&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-1&qid=1279663612&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Boots%20No7%20Quick-Thinking%20Wipes%20pk&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds good, but I don’t recommend using the wipes in place of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing very often. You’ll be fine using them sometimes when you’re supperrr tired or something, though.
      The truth is, you can’t do all those things sufficiently without taking the time for each step.

      Good luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    Is this a good skin regimine for a 14/15 year old girl?
    I want to take good care of my skin and cure my very mild acne, so I was wondering if this would be a good skin care routine for me.

    -cleanse everyday in the morning and night

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Purifying-Gel-Cleanser/ID=prod5874948-product

    -tone after cleansing

    http://www.target.com/Burts-Bees-Natural-Acne-Solutions/dp/B003KWZ8VG/ref=sr_1_3/184-6978119-7311049?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=burts%20bees%20toner&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-3&qid=1279663596&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Burts%20Bees%20Natural%20Acne%20Solutions&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    -moisturize after toning

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Daily-Moisturizing-Lotion/ID=prod5874950-product

    -exfoliate once a week

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Pore-Refining-Scrub/ID=prod5874949-product

    -use a spot treatment on any pimples I might have before bed

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Acne/natural-ACNE-SOLUTIONS-Targeted-Spot-Treatment/ID=prod5874951-product

    also, would it be okay if instead of actually cleansing, toning, and moisturizing before bed I just use these wipes that claim to cleanse, tone, and moisturize? Thanks you for answering! :D

    http://www.target.com/Boots-No7-Quick-Thinking-Wipes-pk/dp/B000PSTJ4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=no%207%20wipes&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-1&qid=1279663612&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Boots%20No7%20Quick-Thinking%20Wipes%20pk&node=1038576%7C1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0

    • ANSWER:
      well it seems the general idea is right (i’ve never tried any of these particular products)… no i don’t think the wipes would do as good as the actual products but you could try it…. your skin type is also a major variable.

  44. QUESTION:
    First day of school morning routine questions and acne?
    OK IM SORRY THIS IS LONG SO PREPARE URSELF!! lol I have recently broken out in acne and whiteheads and pimples and thought for the first day of school i should look fresh. The morning routine is the same everyday, but the nite routine is just for first day. Here is my nite routine

    1. Shower in the morning before night time. When night time arrives, I do a deep conditioning treatment as well as applying Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash. My questions about this are in the morning routine so please answer them. About my deep conditioning treatment, what brand should i use. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle? Garnier Fructis 3 Minute Masque? Bumble and Bumble deeeeep conditioner? Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask? Please help lol.

    Ok so here is my morning routine please answer all the questions i have
    Wake up at 6, get on elliptical, and then shower.
    1. Use a loofah to wash my body and exfoliate (Q1-do loofahs actually exfoliate?) Then I use my tea tree mint shampoo and conditioner. Then I use my Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash (Q2- Should i use this along with the daily scrub? as well as the rapid clear foaming scrub which one?) but before this i just cleanse my face with noxzema deep lathering cleanser or st ives brand. After the acne wash, i moisturize my face with Neutrogena Oil Free SPF 15 Moisturizer.
    2. When i get out, i apply biosilk to my damp hair (is that good?) Q3- i also have stridex acne pads, should i use them? Anyway, I use lotion and comb thru my hair and all. Then i get dressed and make sure everything is in my bag and eat breakfast or computer or something and wait for my hair to air dry.
    3. When it is dry, I go to straighten it. I put in sections and before i straighten a section i spray it with Pantene Shine and Heat Protective Spray. When it is all straight, I clip it or leave it or whatever and apply anti frizz coconut gel from Softee. Then i just hair spray it and all. And then i do my backpack check and whatnot and im DONE! lol is there anything im missing? Im in 8th grade so what makeup do u recomend? or none at all?

    • ANSWER:
      I HAVE KIT IS SPECIAL FOR SCHOOL GIRLS
      Mehron “All-Pro” Makeup Kits, StarBlend – Dark
      These are the ‘All-Pro’ theatrical makeup kits from Mehron line. Each kit has enough product for a typical season at School.

  45. QUESTION:
    if you have bad acne you shud read this?
    This isn’t a question, but i wanted to share an acne routine that worked for me very well. i used to have really bad acne all over my forehead. i had whiteheads and the red painful ones the most. the routine i use now is a conbination of products my doctor gave me and things i bought at the drugstore

    1. i bought a facial scrub at the drug store. it doesnt have to be any particular brand, it just needs to have those hard beads in it that exfoliate your skin. i only do this step a few times a week and when i am in the shower. put a little on your fingertips and rub all over your face, making sure the beads are pressed into your skin with your hands, but dont press so hard that yoiu irritate your skin.

    2. i also bought this at the drugstore: Clean and Clear deep action cream cleanser, oil free. follow the directions on the back. i use this before i go to bed and in the morning, so two times a day.

    3. apply one of the following treatments to the affected areas depending on the time of day:

    a. every morning: duac topical gel (from the dermatologist, ask for it from him). it is a tall thin blue and white bottle. you need a prescription for this. put a pea sized amount on your finger, adn rub over the areas that need treatment. it is expensive (160 dollars) so only use as much as you need.

    b. middle of the day, after a practice or after you ahve sweated, or if you feel like your skin is dirty) this is from the drug store: Clean and Clear invisible blemish treatment. it is a .75 ounce bottle, not very big. apply to affected areas. i dont use this every day just when i need to. this is perfect for after gym class, just make sure you cleanse your skin or wash it free of sweat before applying it.

    c. before bed: (also from dermatologist) epiduo gel. has differin gel in it. because this is applied before bed, you can blot it on the pimples that need right away attention. this does not work over night but if u blot it over the same pimple for a couple nights in a row, you will see a definate improvement.

    so is a 2 step routine every morning and everynight, unless you use the exfoliator on some nights or mornings. the two medications that come from the doctor are benzoyal peroxide medicines. the routine takes a month and half to work completely, but i saw improvements within the first couple weeks. i hope this works for you if you have bad acne like i did. if you have any questions, post them as answers. good luck!

    • ANSWER:
      i have the duac thinq=]
      it works great

  46. QUESTION:
    how can i stop getting acne?
    its a bitch even if i treat it it comes back i use the queen helen masque as spot treatment
    cleanse with noxema deep cleansing cream- takes off oil well
    i was thinking burts bees radiance cleanser next time
    and then aloe vera gel or jjjojoba oil as a moisturizer. any thoughts on others

    yea ive tried using acne stuff it drys the crap out of my skin and then its hard to apply makeup and yes i apply moisturizer.
    but ya i want my skin in good shape again my cheeks even started breaking out after i waxed it. now its full of scars. no i dont touch or pick

    i want to stop acne. But what do i need to change or add? Oh i exfoliate with oatmeal and a facial brush.

    • ANSWER:
      ive heard that omega-3 fish oil reduces inflammation. you should give that a try

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I make my skin flawless? (without makeup)?
    My skin isn’t that bad, like it could be a lot worse, but it’s not flawless.
    I have freckles which I don’t mind at all.
    My skin is combination skin because sometimes it’s oily but it’s usually dry.
    I don’t have acne but I have a lot of those really annoying little pimples on my cheeks and my forehead. I have a few pimples on my chin. I have blackheads on my nose.
    I breakout like crazy when I’m on my period..

    I wash my face twice a day. I apply Dove moisturizer on my face, then Neutrogena pimple spot gel treatment on my pimples.
    I exfoliate with St.Ives apricot scrub 2-3 times a week…

    I’m recently starting to eat healthy (no junk food) and I drink a crap load of water. (2 glasses with every meal, 1 glass with every snack)

    How can I make my skin flawless?

    Thankyou so much for answering :)
    Oh and i wash my face with Spectro Gel.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Sun & wind burnt face :(?
    I was up on a mountain today & stupid me I didn’t use sunscreen-the weather was pretty cold with occasional hot flashes (not me—clouds moving = sun) there was lots and lots of wind as I was up doing open gondolas and stuff as well as some hiking. I was up there for about I would say 8-9 hours. I generally do not burn but I have somewhat sensitive skin but I think the real key point is I have or used to have loads of acne and use treatments that make my face sensitive to the sun but I refused to put on sunscreen-stupid I know. Anyways now my face burns :S I don’t have an aloe vera plant-can I put aloe gel on acne prone skin? & do you think I’ll peel? If I will what can I do to help get rid of that-I do NOT want to further irritate by exfoliating-thanks! Ohhh and how long will it be ’till my skin is healed? :)
    and I’m sure some sun was reflecting off of the snow :P
    and I’m sure some sun was reflecting off of the snow :P

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    how should i do my skincare routine?
    plz read
    i use creamy cleanser anything else and i look even more blotchier, rose water toner(NOT ALWAYS becuz my skin is already looking clean and almost dry. then i use clearasil acne treatment cream in t zone and fruit of earth aloe vera gel mixed with a tiny drop of jojoba oil to make it moisturizing.

    And ive noticed that the areas where i put the acne cream i dont get ALOT Of acne but i get those blackheads or whiteheads their like tiny red bumps that are almost seeable lol.

    Oh and i do exfoliate twice a week with zenmed. But i feel like its the wrong scrub or something. and i have sensitive skin perhaps.. whats a good scrub that prevents acne?

    even if u have homemade tips to prevent these stupid acne it would be appreaciated lots of scars too

    oh and lemon juice dryed me out lot. I have lots of blotchness and i get acne on top of the blotchyness

    • ANSWER:
      i used to have the same problem!
      1.now, i know it sounds like an ad, but TRY SKIN ID! i used it and cleared up by a lot (not completely, but WAY better than the other stuff i used) in a week.
      2.wash 2 times a day,no matter what, & no more often or else you will get even more oily.
      3.exfoliating is good. continue to use zenmed 2x a week, but every single day do a “mini exfoliation” by getting a washcloth wet with as hot of water your face can stand, wring it out and rub in small circles all over your face. preferably in the morning.
      4. keep your hair out of your face. bangs pinned back, headband. you don’t have to go 24/7 ponytail, but at the very least keep it tucked behind your ears at all times.
      5. ditch the jojoba oil. it may make it moisturizing, but its also oily looking and may clog pores
      6. finally, HANDS OFF!!! no using fingers for POPPING, MAKEUP, or even ACNE CREAM! use makeup brushes or q tips and NEVER pop a zit without a head (be careful with blackheads or whiteheads, you be the judge as to whether or not to pop.) since you will inevitably touch your face at some point, always keep blotters with you in your purse forquick touch ups to reduce oil

      hope this is helpfull!!!

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I remove blackheads?
    I have relatively clear skin (I get breakouts right after my period but other than that, I am acne free.) However, I have a lot of blackheads on my nose and the skin on my nose feels slightly rough/bumpy because of them while the rest of my skin feels smooth. Also, they are unsightly. How can I get rid of them?? Here are things that I’ve already tried:
    -I wash my face 2-3 times a day varying between exfoliating and gel cleansers with microbeads
    -I have tried facial masques
    -I have tried Biore pore strips (I have been using them for a few weeks as directed with no results. I lift the strip off my nose and the strip is completely white)
    -I use salytic acid treatments regularly
    -I use oil-free mineral makeup
    Overall, if anyone has any treatment suggestions for blackheads or minimizing pores, it would be much appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try steaming your face before you do that :3 Steaming your face will open your pores, and it will be MUCH easier to clean. And after you’re done with your cleaning routine, put cold water on your face so you close your pores. I have the same problem as you, and the results were great!


Easy Ways To Treat Acne

Would you like to wake up a day before an important event only for you to see a big red pimple baring itself on your face for everyone to see? I know it is everyone’s worst nightmares
Here are some easy ways to get rid of acne fast and safe:
- avoid pinching, touching or squeezing your pimple. It will cause the spread of oil and bacteria and it also causes the zits to become red and swollen. And it equally leads to scars.
- To reduce the swelling and redness apply ice-pack every 45 minutes and hold it there for about 3 to 4 minutes, it reduces the pain
- To cover up the oily shine on your face you can use a concealer. It helps to cover-up the pimples especially when you are in a hurry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Easy and good ways of getting rid of acne, blackheads…etc.?
    I really wanna treat me acne, and blackheads or what ever you guys wanna call them. I’ve been ashing my face with soap and water when i get up in the morning then putting thisacne medication on it after i wash my face in the morning and i putit on right before i go to bed at night. I do shower everyday usually before i wash my face so basically i take a shower, wash my face, and use the acne medication. but i keep getting more blemishes usually on my forehend and chin.
    I figured that there must be some kinda easy homemade way of treating acne and i was wondering if anyone had any. If not..what store bought medications work really well?

    the acne medication i use now is called
    Noxzema triple Clean Anti-Blemish Pads

    Any suggestions or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots and lots of water. This flushes your system from the inside. Don’t drink much soda, it is loaded with sugar. Right now junk food and sugar are your enemy.

      Rubbing alcohol works just as good as any of the stringent out there and it is cheap, just use a cotton ball to apply it.

      If you want a good cleansing system the only good one out there is “proactive” The basic system is only per month. They send it to you. You see the commercials on tv. It works well.

      I’m not sure of your age, but since you are a female you have to know that during your cycle you are going break out. This is natural, because your chemicals in your body change. You have no control over this.

      Also eat plenty of vegetables. This helps, and I can not tell you why. All I can say is I know it is good for you and it really helps keep your skin clean.
      Good luck! I hope this helps!!

  2. QUESTION:
    what are some quick acne solutions?
    what are some quick and easy ways to treat acne using home remedies

    i only have acne on my forehead so what are some fast working ways to treat my acne on my forehead

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies to get rid of acne fast:

      •Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice with 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash it after 20 minutes with warm water. Repeat for two weeks,

      •Use aloe vera juice on the pimples morning and night for as long as necessary (perhaps five months or longer).

      •Make orange peel paste by grinding it in some water. Apply on and around pimples.

      •Rub garlic on and around pimples.

      •Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples.

      For more info, check these sites:

      http://www.nature-medicine.info/acne.html

      http://www.homeremediesguide.com/a_natural_approach_to_managing_acne.php

  3. QUESTION:
    Anybody know a home-made acne treatment?
    I have a lot of acne and I really need to get it cleaned up fast, my prescription for a cream is out. Anyone have any easy ways to help treat acne?

    • ANSWER:
      well i used to use toothpaste (the white one, not blue or green or w.e) and put that on as spot treatment. I would also exfoliate once a week and a gentle cleanser on all the other days and then put moisturizer for the face on afterwards. But u have to have days where u let your face “breathe” by not putting anything on ur face at all. Also perspirating from ur face and then making sure to clean ur face afterwards is a really good way to get rid of acne that way u can get rid of all those toxins in the pores.Also make sure to drink LOTS of water!

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of my chest and back acne quick and easy?
    I don’t even know exactly if they it is acne or bumps? However, I’m pretty sure it is acne and I’ve tried everything. I heard you’re suppose to treat it just like any other acne so I used pro-activ and other face washes, but it didn’t work. It’s getting worse everyday and I’ve tryed everything. I wanna know the best way to get rid of chest and back acne without buying expensive acne product. What is an easy, affordable way to get rid of them by regular home treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      look dude now that is summer get the sun block and put it on your back and chest and just sit on the sun your going to get a nice tan and youll get rid of the pimples it works for your face too and shower 2 times a day

  5. QUESTION:
    quick acne cures/treatments?
    ive been suffering from moderate acne for quite a while now. i have tried everything from proactive to clearasil, clean and clear, oxyclean, etc. they all work for a short period of time then their effects begin to fade. i am currently using a prescription cream and doxycycline that my doctor recommend but i still get enough of a breakout that im self conscious about it. does anyone know any quick/easy ways to spot treat acne?
    ~i still use proactive twice a day
    ~and i am in college so while using the meal plan i dont have too much of a choice as to the foods i eat

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Whats the best homemade way to treat acne over night..or mabey instantly?
    i need it to be all homemade! im not going to go out and buy anything! also can it be easy? thankss

    • ANSWER:
      You could try putting toothpaste on your spots, but it doesn’t always work.
      There is almost no way of getting rid of acne overnight.
      They’re only spots. I suggest watching this video.

      Maybe it’ll make you feel better about your skin.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on my chest and acne scars on my back?
    I want to know what is the best and easiest way to get rid of these. I want to be able to wear a strapless dress in november for homecomming and I dont want any of my scars or acne to be visible what is the best way to treat these? I have tried dermalogica clearing skin wash and i know this is a facial acne cleanser but i thought i might give it a shot… do regular acne products work on this type of acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude don’t remove them, woman are crazy about that stuff believe me! Just let them do their thing.

  8. QUESTION:
    Acne Questionnnn! easy 10 points!?
    PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU ANSWER.

    Okay so,
    I Have mainly whiteheads and blackheads,
    but I’ve been using Differin for about 4 weeks,
    and over this past week, my acne started getting WAY worse.
    instead of just whiteheads and blackheads, im getting cysts and other big acne all over my chin. AND my left cheek, (which never had acne before) is now covered in little and big bumps. But basically, now my WHOLE face is covered with tiny bumps like everywhere.
    I know that Differin its suppose to get worse before better,
    so does this mean that its working??? PLEASE ANSWER!
    &+ how long will it take for it to start getting better????
    ALSO, do youu have any tips on treating acne?
    please helpp. im desperate. i cant take my acne much longer.
    anddd i have scoliosis, therefore i cant just eat fruits and vegetables to help my acne and i absolutely cant cut out dairy products because i need to them for my scoliosis. so what should i do? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

    oh yeah, do clay masks help clear acne at all?
    and if so, which one would you reccamend?

    • ANSWER:
      firstly stop taking the differin! some people react badly with it and causes more skin problems. i suggest the following for you.

      1. drink lots of water. this helps youre skin flush out pores and keep skin moisturised.

      2. tea tree oil. this is a antiseptic that will kill bactria and sterilise skin

      3. sudocrem. get this from a pharmasist and it kills germs and is recommended by dermatoligists for acne.

      4. if you cant eat fruit or vegetables then can you not drink fruit juice. vitamin c is great for the body and may help acne.

      5.wash face twice a day. morning and ight to keep oil and germs of skin.

      that is all i can recommend for your case but i’d like too say dont worry about it too much as if your a teenager your going throgh pubity so acne should pass in a few years. good luck with this and your scoliosis. take care and hoped i helped xx

  9. QUESTION:
    Most effective, natural way to get rid of acne scars?
    Dose anyone know a good home remedy for treating acne scars? Something that is easy and not complicated to follow through and that is effective for smooth , healthy skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi friend,

      I know what you are going through, I had really bad acne as a teenager that left me with tons of acne scars and it was so embarrassing. I didn’t have enough money for chemical peels or expensive treatments but after lots of searching I found a natural treatment that was within my budget and best of all IT WORKS! I totally recommend it to anyone who want to get rid of acne scars, check it out here http://www.cureacnescars.com/ its the ZENMED scar kit. hope this information helps and email me if you have any questions :)

  10. QUESTION:
    ACNE! please help..i cant take it. easy 10 points?
    PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU ANSWER.

    Okay so,
    I Have mainly whiteheads and blackheads,
    but I’ve been using Differin for about 4 weeks,
    and over this past week, my acne started getting WAY worse.
    instead of just whiteheads and blackheads, im getting cysts and other big acne all over my chin. AND my left cheek, (which never had acne before) is now covered in little and big bumps. But basically, now my WHOLE face is covered with tiny bumps like everywhere.
    I know that Differin its suppose to get worse before better,
    so does this mean that its working??? PLEASE ANSWER!
    &+ how long will it take for it to start getting better????
    ALSO, do youu have any tips on treating acne?
    please helpp. im desperate. i cant take my acne much longer.
    anddd i have scoliosis, therefore i cant just eat fruits and vegetables to help my acne and i absolutely cant cut out dairy products because i need to them for my scoliosis. so what should i do? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

    oh yeah, do clay masks help clear acne at all?
    and if so, which one would you reccamend?

    • ANSWER:
      honestly i have found that all acne removers just ruin your face.
      it gets worse and dries up your skin
      so just wash your face every night with hot water and soap and then
      rub it with a little alcohol.
      good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    Help with my acnee pleaseeee,! easy 10 pointss?
    PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU ANSWER.
    cuz every answer i’ve got is pretty much useless.

    Okay so,
    I Have mainly whiteheads and blackheads,
    but I’ve been using Differin for about 4 weeks,
    and over this past week, my acne started getting WAY worse.
    instead of just whiteheads and blackheads, im getting cysts and other big acne all over my chin. AND my left cheek, (which never had acne before) is now covered in little and big bumps. But basically, now my WHOLE face is covered with tiny bumps like everywhere.
    I know that Differin its suppose to get worse before better,
    so does this mean that its working??? PLEASE ANSWER!
    &+ how long will it take for it to start getting better????
    ALSO, do youu have any tips on treating acne?
    please helpp. im desperate. i cant take my acne much longer.
    anddd i have scoliosis, therefore i cant just eat fruits and vegetables to help my acne and i absolutely cant cut out dairy products because i need to them for my scoliosis. so what should i do? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      ok well i am to sure about that product that you are talking about, but try going to this website called www.skinid.com it asks you questions about your type of skin and it might help you out.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to treat *deep* ance?
    I have these pimples which are deep in the skin. You can feel them but can’t see them. And it’s not easy popping them. I can try and get a needle and pop it but that hurts.

    Is there any way to get the acne to surface and make it easier to pop. Or get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      The needle thing doesn’t work.

      You can try hot compresses (soak a cloth in hot water & lay it on there) but that only works sometimes.

      The best thing you can do if you can’t squeeze them easily, is to not squeeze them at all.

      Best anti-acne face wash I have found is Neutrogena. Their products seem to have have improved over the years.

  13. QUESTION:
    smokey eye and face care help?
    okay. two birds w/one stone i guess.

    1st question: how do i make a sexy smokey eye w/just about any shade of brown or purple or whatever? i have tons of colors.

    2nd question: whats an easy, not too costly way to treat/get rid of acne? i want to try proactive but im a lil sketchy. im using clearasil. and it works for a bit. but i get lazy. and it all comes back. i know, i know. if i want it gone, i have to stick w/it. but its hard to work around a busy schedual. any thing that’ll work?

    • ANSWER:
      here is my smokey eye…step by step and simple as can be… (feel free to substitute lighter shades for the ones i mention for a more natural, daytime look)

      start with a thin layer of shadow base or eye primer

      black or dark grey shadow in the shape of a sideways V on the corner of the eye, working into the crease with a flat shadow brush (i use palladio flat shadow brush)

      lighter grey shimmer shadow over the lid with a contour shadow brush, blending into the first darker shade (i use a mark contour brush)

      silvery/champagne shimmer shadow under the brow bone and dotted on inner corners of eyes with full shadow brush (i use an avon shader brush)

      black liner all the way across top lid, slightly thicker on outer edges, and 3/4 way across bottom (avon glimmersticks liner in blackest black)

      sweep thin line of medium shimmer grey under lower lash line, below and slightly over black liner

      curl lashes and add 2 coats of volumizing black mascara (maybelline volum’ express turbo boost 7Xs mascara in black)

      -you can also do a smokey eye with shades of brown, purple, green… any color.

      here are the shades i recommend from a few different brands for the basic black/grey….

      -from mac: black tied, charred OR idol eyes, and shroom
      -from lancome: the new black, style section OR volcano, and off the rack
      -from merle norman: ebony, zinc OR stay steel, sun beam
      -from avon: night sky, steel OR slate, iced silver

      stila (at sephora) has a smokey eye kit that has 4 shadows in a palette…push a tiny button and a voice speaks instructions to you. there is also a holographic image of an eye that shows where the different shades go when you turn it. 30-something $$$

      for drugstore palettes, try revlon, loreal, covergirl and maybelline. i know all of those lines carry them, but not sure of the names. avon also has a shadow quads.

      always keep lips light… glossy nudes are great with sexy smokey eyes.

      and as far as the skin care goes, you have to be religious about it. find a routine you can work with, and add a mask and/or exfoliant once a week. try avon anew retroactive+ 2in1 cleanser/toner so you can do both things in one step, and then use a medicated lotion or a regular moisturizer and a spot treatment. washing your face only takes 5 minutes of your time at the most… i think you can fit it in. if i can, anyone can!

      good luck and have fun!!!

  14. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of pimples?
    what are easy ways of getting rid of acne?
    i use neutregena. its the acne stress control one
    it feels all like oily
    but it works
    i also tried toothpaste on huge pimple, r those the ones called zit?
    and sometimes i have white spots
    i pop them because it looks bad. then it starts bleeding
    people say u shouldnt pop them but sometimes they just do you know

    oh and i cant find like any treat ment that can get rid of my black scars and pores like after popping them it gets all black
    its all ewww and gross and i hate it
    i have no idea how to get rid of it
    soemting cheap like i can buy off wal mart or ralphs or something
    and wtf is vitamen E?
    is that like a tablet or something

    yeah i’d really appreaciate to get u guyses help!!

    thank and have a great day!! :)
    :)

    :)
    uhm thanks but i dont really have the money for proactive
    it sound slike it really works but is there anything cheap like what i said i can get from regular stores and one more question
    if u guys say dont pop it
    then how can i just leave it alone? it will pop by itself any way.
    like in the shower or just washing my face.
    do i pop it or not. and if yes why and whats the right way? squeezing it out? thats what i do but please help

    oh okay thatnks got it
    but still i dont wanna have white pimples so im poping them or better yet ice

    • ANSWER:
      Go through the 12 slides.

      http://health.howstuffworks.com/12-ways-to-get-rid-of-acne.htm

      Abide by all the rules, even if your acne looks bad and don’t want to see those big white zits, leave them. They’ll go away and heal faster, and wont leave those terrible black scars.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I look my best?
    I have just previously taken interest to the modeling business. People have always told me I have the perfect bone/body structure, and that I would make an amazing model. The things that I think I’d really like to work on, though, are my features.

    My hair is pretty fried from all of the work I set to it. What products or routines do you know of that can make my hair naturally beautiful? Right now it’s a plain, boring brown. I’d like it to be naturally darkened to a light brown/black. How can I make it more smooth? More shiny? Less frizz, and less grease?

    My lips are always chapped. Any recommended products?
    As for my face, I tend to break out a lot. Any good acne treating products that you know actually work for flaky skin? I don’t want to spend a ton of money.

    And last of all, are there any ”easy” ways I can lose weight/fat around my butt, hips, stomach, and thighs? And my upper arm?

    + good eating habits I can develop?

    Try to answer as much as you can ; I know I asked a lot.

    Thanks in advance!! ♥
    I am NOT cutting off my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the hairdresser and sort your hair out. They can reccomend a hair dye for you and probably sort it’s dryness out. When you’ve been to the hairdreser I’d use a shampoo called Aussie Miracle. It’s really good :) and there are leave in conditoners that are really good.

      I think any nivea product is good for lips. Maybe go to a chemist or beauty salon and they can reccomend a facial wash for you. I went to one and I used to have spots a few years ago and now I have none at all.

      Swimming and walking. Trust me swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. I’m really toned from it. It will tone everything.

      Don’t skip any meals. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Try to avoid junk food as much as possible. Drink lots of water. Fish is good for you and olives.

      How charming I put all that effort in and help. What do I get a thumbs down lol.

  16. QUESTION:
    Emotionally abusive father?
    So basically I feel that my father has been one of the biggest negative influences in my life. Basically I want some opinions on whether or not this is justified or not, because I feel like I can’t trust my own opinion on the matter since it is obviously biased.

    So for as long as I can remember he has been critical of me. I had some acne as a teenager and was pretty self conscious about it, and he would basically make fun of me for it, call me pizza face and such. I don’t think my acne was ever that bad, either, but basically he would criticize me like it was somehow my fault that I had acne.

    Also when I was young I was placed into a gifted program, basically instead of skipping a grade or something. Anyway maybe this made him feel threatened or something but he would basically always try to make me out to be stupid. For example he would always snicker at me when I tried pulling on a push door or something, say stuff like gifted my ass. I never got the sense that it was good humoured, either, it always seemed pretty malicious. There was no “I’m just kidding” or anything after, just the insults.

    He was also very controlling. For example I enjoyed computer games a lot as a kid. Basically I was happiest when I was playing them, so naturally i played them a lot. I guess my father decided I was spending too much time on the computer, so he would do stuff like install timers and such on the computer that would severely limit the time I could spend on them. This always really angered me for some reason. Not because I had to spend less time playing games or whatever, but because I felt like my autonomy was being threatened I guess.

    Basically every time I made a mistake, I was punished. He loved to take things away from me. I remember one year, on my birthday, he decided that because my marks were bad or I was misbehaving in school or something I wouldn’t get any of my presents until he decided I deserved them. I mean I don’t remember exactly how old I was but it was no older than 6 or 7.

    I guess it seems like I am using only negative anecdotes here, but the truth is I am having trouble thinking of any positive moments with my father. Basically whenever he wasn’t belittling me he was really distant. Like he was in the house but never really there, if you catch my meaning. I’d never dream of taking any of my problems to him or of asking him for advice on anything that isn’t technical in nature. I think it’s also worth mentioning how old I was during these incidents. I used to think I deserved the punishments and stuff but now I look back and think it was wrong for him to treat me like that at such a young age. During the insults I was in about grade 4 or 5, so I was 9 or 10. The acne insults was from about grade 7 all the way through high school. The controlling my computer use and stuff was the same.

    Nowadays I have a myriad of personality defects, I’m sure. I was diagnosed with depression by my GP but have trouble believing it isn’t just laziness. I mostly play games or watch movies to forget the fact that I can’t bring myself to ask girls out. I have no clear sense of identity, and basically am afraid of failure. Still whenever I think it might be at least partly my parents’ fault I feel like I am just looking for the easy way out, blaming it on a scapegoat to avoid taking responsibility. It’s mainly for this reason that I think I’m hesitant to seek counselling and such.

    Anyway if you’re reading this far you’re a trooper and I applaud you. Didn’t mean to write an essay but there’s a lot I feel is relevant. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    how much weed…?
    should you have if you just want to relax and chill out? I dont want people getting sus about how im acting. i purely want to take it becuase im so stressed all the time and axious, at college and at home. i worry so much i binge eat…really badly. Mostly im upset becuase i treat my folks like cr@p and cant stop + i have acne. Anyway…i have my ways to get weed, but in a joint rougly how much should you smoke before stopping? this size :http://www.citynews.ca/images/2007-07/jul3107-joint.jpg

    i know how to make it and such but u ppl that do pot should know more than me, so is it rite to smoke the whole thing? honestly i just want to be relaxed and easy going. Im so tense and tight all the time and no one knows the real me. cheers

    • ANSWER:
      You can’t hurt your self or die from too much pot like you could if it was alcohol or pain killers

      But you can get “too stoned” if your not used to being stoned and it can be not so fun

      Smoke a few drags or use a pipe (you can make one out of an apple) and listen to some relaxing music or watch tv and see if you feel better

      If you need to come down from pot you can usully just ignore it or you can eat stuff and that will help take you down a bit
      *(and eating rocks if ur stoned but try to eat something healthy)

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you think a nurse’s job is hard or easy?
    Don’t hurt yourself.
    All bleeding stops.
    Don’t lose your cool.
    Everybody has to die sometime.
    You can’t hurt a dead man.
    Never yell at the nurses (refer to Rule #1.)
    Don’t get excited about blood loss-unless it’s your own.
    Don’t hit patients or doctors-unless necessary.
    SEX isn’t everything, but it’s a hell-of-a-long-way ahead of anything that’s second.
    The patient will be all right if he is okay.
    The pain will go away when it stops hurting.
    Do what’s right.
    All fevers will eventually come back to normal on the way to room temperature.
    There’s always time sometime.
    Common things are common.
    A strawberry by any other name would be a heart with acne.
    Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
    If nothing has gone wrong, you’ve obviously don’t understand the situation.
    He who turns to run away must first sign out AMA.
    If you can keep your head among all this confusion, you obviously don’t understand the situation.
    Uncommon manifestations of common diseases are more common than are uncommon diseases.
    Death is a severe stage of shock, or shock is a pause in the act of dying.
    It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it’s right.
    WHY am I here?
    It sure feels good when it quits a “hurtin.”
    It looks more like it does now than it did.
    In medicine, always remember never to say always and never.
    In case of emergency call Dr. Wonderful or Earl.
    All bleeding is gross.
    If you can’t see it, it’s probably not there.
    Don’t vomit on the doctor!
    Remember, “Toast always falls jelly-side down.”
    P.I.D. doesn’t stand for “pink in dere.”
    If a patient has a catheter —he needs it.
    We’ve got to find those “two dudes” and stop them.
    Everyone gets treated exactly the same in here —until he pisses you off.
    The pit is a mixture of can do, can’t do, and why the hell not!
    To be right is only half the battle; to convince the patient is more difficult.
    Always do whatever you do best.
    Remember, the problem is always better than the X-ray looks.
    I was better, but I got over it.”
    Anonymous, found circulating at San

    • ANSWER:
      I did it for years and it is a difficult job but OMG it was so rewarding….

  19. QUESTION:
    beauty tips for you!!?
    here are some helpful beauty tips. =D

    tips for oily skin-Oily Skin and Acne Breakouts
    Oily skin doesn’t necessarily cause acne, but it can be a contributor to breakouts if the skin isn’t kept clean enough. Acne occurs when pores are invaded by dirt and oil, get clogged and breed bacteria. The bacteria in the pore causes swelling and the typical pimple is filled with pus, which is the body’s attempt to fight infection using white blood cells. Keeping your skin clean and pores unclogged is one important way to prevent acne breakouts. And it all starts with the way you wash your face.

    Skin Care and Makeup for Oily Complexions
    Some people think that removing oil from the face is like washing it from dishes: they use the harshest soap and the hottest water to get their skin “squeaky clean”. They never moisturize, and may even wipe their skin with alcohol to dry it out. The bad news is that if you treat your oily skin with harshness, it will redouble its efforts to protect itself—it will actually start to produce more oil to cope with what it feels are harsh environmental conditions! Wash your face, but use a gentle soap and lukewarm water, and don’t rub or scrub. Treat your skin with love and compassion, and it will respond positively. Use an oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin protected, and protect it further by using a moisturizer that contains sunscreen. Keep the shine blotted down by using powdered mineral makeup, which is guaranteed to give you a matte finish without clogging pores. At the end of the day, remove your makeup with a gentle, alcohol-free toner, wash your face gently, and reapply moisturizer before bed.

    Natural Beauty Product Suggestions for Oilier Skin
    Oil free moisturizers usually contain glycerin and water, and some of the best products also contain tea extracts and oatmeal. Oatmeal has long been recognized as a soothing skin care product, and when used as a mask can brighten your skin without drying it out too much. Companies like Aveeno are making oatmeal based moisturizers and makeup that work wonderfully to care for the skin. Beauty tips columns always contain the oatmeal facial mask as a remedy for oily skin. Just puree oatmeal with a little water, wipe on the skin, allow to dry most but not all they way, and rinse off.

    Luckily, caring for your oily skin has never been easier, since a tremendous range of products ensures that there’s something for everyone. Treating oily skin is done at two levels; prevention and blemish control. Gentle treatment, the right oil-control makeup and proper nutrition can help prevent oily skin. Blemishes can be treated with tea tree oil or one of the natural remedies including green or white tea extract (powerful antioxidants) and skin calming oils such as lavender or chamomile.

    Does diet and nutrition contribute to skin oils?
    Some people think that chocolate or fatty foods can cause oily skin, and if you are allergic to a particular food, it may show up in the way your skin behaves. Chocolate has not been shown to increase skin oil or breakouts; in fact, dark chocolate contains antioxidants that are good for your brain and your body. But junk food like chips, high fat, high salt burgers and other fried foods may impact your skin as they do your entire body. If you’re a junk food junkie and have oily skin or breakouts, take a month off from your favorite foods to see if your skin condition improves.

    Antiaging therapy in the form of creams or lotions containing plant or milk acids often dry users’ skins as the acids remove the top layer of skin cells from the complexion. Check out moisturizers containing alpha lipoic acid, which may decrease the oil in your skin after a short time of use.

    • ANSWER:
      You do have some pretty good tips, so why not use your knowledge to help others and answer questions! It’s really fun and you can earn points, instead of losing them. Try it out!

  20. QUESTION:
    am I a masochist or a lesbian? Or bisexual? What’s going on!?
    Where do i start?! I grew up without a dad, and my brother was weird and abusive. I lived on farms and developed severe disfiguring acne during high school which made me slightly withdrawn and lonely. Girls accepted me easier. So basically I grew up understanding women more and spending most of my time with them. But physically I was attracted to men. I had, um, fantasies about men a lot since I was young. But as i grew up i became more and more alienated from them. Few years down the line the acne goes and i look nice. Now, there came this woman into my life and who hates me and would kill me with an ax if given the chance. She’s psycho. I was terrified of her but decided to ignore her. Later I freaked out more and more and hated her for maltreating me. But I started to think that maybe she’s a repressed lesbian cuz i spoke to her once and she sort of calmed down and became weird and came really close to my lips and looked at me lustfully. When i didnt respond she hated and maltreated me again. I think shes attracted to me. I say this because i too am guilty of once lusting after a guy i thought would never date me cuz i had disfiguring acne, and treating him badly for no other reason than pain and anger of not being able to have him. So naturally i now have a deep sympathy for the woman…if she likes me in a twisted sadistic way i almost want to sleep with her because i know what its like to be in love and not be able to show it. She’s never come out of the closet, i think she fears it. I cant get her out of my mind, even though she abused me. I think I have become a lesbian in terms of my emotions, emotionally im attracted to ladies and wl sleep with them but physically love men as well. Still…she maltreats and belittles me whenever possible…so it makes it hard to like her. But i actually like her personality, shes just like me. Sometimes i think in a way she’s threatening me…she pretends like she hates me and that secretly i feel if i sleep with her she will be nice!! Emotional blackmail!!

    • ANSWER:
      I”m pretty sure you are straight and you are letting your sympathy for women become your bisexual. Please don’t sleep with someone who abused you or just for sympathy. You will regret it later. What I think you should do is tell the women that you and her cant have no kind of relationship whether friendship or more. If she tries to abuse you again please call the authorities. Another thing you should take in consideration is start over with your life. New location, new job, new life put everything behind you. I would recommend you do that after the recession. I really hoped i have helped you. : )

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there any alternative of alcohol?
    Hi thr

    I am searchin for sm good home remedy for ingrown hair I found many bt they all r like da same n it shows that this is the real way I wd do it this way bt am on short on ingredients, thr r a couple of things I don’t have here bt still I can go with it, I don’t hv alcohol bt it seems to me that its a very important ingredient, my question is. Is thr an alternative of alcohol that I cd use instead?
    Thanx :)
    here is the method :)

    1
    Take a warm bath. Sitting in warm water will soften the skin and open hair follicles. When hair follicles are open, it makes it much easier to remove ingrown hairs. You can also apply a warm washcloth to the affected area for 10-20 minutes to get roughly the same effect. It’s a good idea to do this before shaving or waxing in the future, as warm water makes hair removal easier.
    2
    Gently exfoliate the skin with a natural loofah or a mild facial scrub. Saint Ive’s Apricot Scrub for acne prone skin works great for removing skin cells around ingrown hairs. Be sure to use gentle circular motions to carefully buff off dead skin cells. If you scrub too hard, you can cause further inflammation to ingrown hairs.
    3
    Sanitize a pair of tweezers by soaking them in alcohol for several minutes. Dry them well before use. Then carefully pull the skin around the ingrown hair taunt. You should be able to see the offending body hair poking out at this point. If you don’t, repeat steps one and two about 24 hours later. Gently, but firmly, grab the ingrown hair with the tweezers and quickly pull it out. Repeat this process for any remaining ingrown hairs.
    4
    Treat the area with an anti-septic spray such as Lanacane to prevent infection and soothe discomfort. Using anti-septic spray will also help to heal any redness or irritation left by ingrown hairs fast. In the future, to prevent ingrown hairs from shaving, use a high quality shaving cream and shave with the direction of hair growth. Apply a salicylic acid acne gel to shaved skin daily to stop ingrown hairs from forming. This is especially useful for preventing ingrown hairs and razor bumps on the bikini line.
    Tips & Warnings
    Should your ingrown hair become swollen, inflamed or hot to the touch, contact your doctor. You may have a serious infection that could require antibiotics to cure.Resources

    Waitin for ur best reply :)

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that you only need the alcohol to sanitize the tweezers? or am I missing something?

      If this is the case, then you can sterilize the tweezers by holding them in a flame for a few minutes to destroy any germs on them; alternatively you can wipe them thoroughly with an antiseptic wipe, or use Surgical Spirit as an alternative to the alcohol.

      Hope this helps and good luck with your ingrown hair :-)

  22. QUESTION:
    Why are women treated like dirt for their pregnancies and/or abortions?
    If people see a young girl with a baby…they look at her with disdain…or ridicule. I always thought that was funny..because her OTHER option is abortion..and if she goes through with that..what has she accomplished? Living in misery with her shame, not being able to tell ANYONE, having people bash her for that?

    Then there are other women in general who are completely RIPPED apart about their pregnancies or abortions. As if it’s NOT bad enough being a woman without being pregnant…now..we hold the blame for pregnancy and ANY decision regarding it….yet SOOOOOO many women I know are abused and exploited…they are pressured into an abortion and violated in the WORST WAY POSSIBLE. No one lends them a hand when they need the support. It’s not enough to say “She should have been strong…things will work out…adoption…etc.”. I don’t think some people understand how mentally vulnerable you are when you are pregnant…I know….It was AMAZING how vulnerable I was…looking back on it..I couldn’t believe how weak I was…it’s SCARY..especially when you don’t have ANY support AND someone pressuring you. I have seen the strongest women taken advantage of. By family…men…clinics…etc. But what makes it the absolute WORST is that the people who bash women are…OTHER WOMEN. How sad is this? It breaks my heart. Women go through SO much & we waste our time being hateful and hypocritical.

    It’s easier to get an abortion here..than it is to get birth control. I CAN ATTEST TO THIS! We live in an “advanced” country..but birth control is not cheap or easily accessible the way it should be. And NOT all women can use hormones..I cannot :(..I have tried everything under the moon to be responsible. Condoms also have a nasty effect on me. However, of all the women I know that had abortions, or fell pregnant on accident, about HALF were actually using contraceptives.

    If anyone knows what I am talking about..you can back me up. I have completely DESTROYED my body trying different methods of NOT getting pregnant…and in the process ruined my sex drive…so that’s a lot of use right? I’ve developed HORRID depression, acne, etc. My doc told me I have PCOS. I have NEVER had symptoms like this until birth control. It’s SO sad that we have to go through this hell and be judged so terribly. We are expected to do EVERYTHING men do…in such a short time…while being a mother, wife, pregnant mom, etc.

    Just something to think about….am I the only one who realizes this? :-( I’m not even a feminist or anything..I just realized it’s 2010 and this is how behind we are still.
    True Jill..it just scares me because I would think…half will be judgmental..half will not..but it seems more like 95% are judgmental..and the other 5% are not. Many judgmental women I know..I have come to find..actually had not one, but MORE than one, abortions themselves…but yet they are so hateful to these pregnant women. It totally baffles me. I don’t expect men to lift us up..but I know how hard it is to be a female and could never understand the women who bring us all down.

    • ANSWER:
      It is sad that this happens. Unfortunately, the reality is that there will never EVER be a scenario where EVERYONE in the world agrees. Every situation needs to be looked at on an individual basis and judged based on that. You shouldn’t judge someone without knowing all the details, but people do it anyway.

  23. QUESTION:
    Help with my acnee pleaseeee,! easy 10 pointss?
    PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU ANSWER.
    cuz every answer i’ve got is pretty much useless.

    Okay so,
    I Have mainly whiteheads and blackheads,
    but I’ve been using Differin for about 4 weeks,
    and over this past week, my acne started getting WAY worse.
    instead of just whiteheads and blackheads, im getting cysts and other big acne all over my chin. AND my left cheek, (which never had acne before) is now covered in little and big bumps. But basically, now my WHOLE face is covered with tiny bumps like everywhere.
    I know that Differin its suppose to get worse before better,
    so does this mean that its working??? PLEASE ANSWER!
    &+ how long will it take for it to start getting better????
    ALSO, do youu have any tips on treating acne?
    please helpp. im desperate. i cant take my acne much longer.
    anddd i have scoliosis, therefore i cant just eat fruits and vegetables to help my acne and i absolutely cant cut out dairy products because i need to them for my scoliosis. so what should i do? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I use Differin too and love it yes for the first 2 months about it gets out all the stuff and it takes a little bit but soon it’s starts to work. It’s just getting out all the gunk you have deep underneath you have right now. This is what happened to me and a couple of friends it’s normal for this product just be patient. Also for a facial wash I would definatly recomend Cetaphil it works great and it’s affordable about 8 dollars at drugs stores or fredmeyer and places like that :)

      I had cysts a lot that was my main acne problem and white heads and black and it sounds like we had them in the same place. I also use YAZ birthcontrol it has helped my skin sooo much I absolutely love it it helped especially with my cysts which I had constantly on my cheeks and forhead.

      Also DON’T squeeze your face it you do. It just makes it worse and cause it a full one more month for the blemish to heel. If you must squeeze only do it if it is ready and it comes out easily don’t force it ( I know it’s super frusturating ) and when you do squeeze you too q-tips to prevent any other inpurities getting into the blemish ( like the oils from your fingers ) good luck before you squeeze I would recommend steaming your face to open the pores boil water with lemon juice in it then plug the sink and put the water in the sink put your face over the hot water and put a towel over you face and the sink so the steam won’t escape and keep your face under there for a few minutes. and drink lots and lots of water.

      good luck!


Effective Acne Treatment For Teenagers

Acne is one of the most commonly reported skin problems that not just affect teenagers but can trouble anybody between the ages of 10 to 40. Acne can appear on your skin in the form of congested pores, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples ( also called zits), pustules or cysts. People who experience acne breakouts frequently suffer from persistent, recurring red blemishes on the face, chest, shoulders, neck, upper back or buttocks.

Treatment available online for acne skin problem

A full range of treatments are available online for acne skin problems. Mostly available in the form of topical drugs and oral medications, acne treatments aim at reducing sebum production, removing dead skin cells or killing bacteria that may be leading to acne breakouts. The choice of treatment usually depends on the sensitivity of your skin and the intensity of acne whether it is mild, moderate, or severe.

While there are large number of prescription and over-the-counter treatments available online, experts warn people from blindly using any of the products. Typically, any acne treatment will show you results in 8-12 weeks. Acne medications which promise you faster results may actually be fake and should be avoided. To ensure you get the most effective treatment always buy acne medications by well-known companies and from trusted online stores.

About BenzaClin Gel, Renova Cream and Retin-A to treat Acne

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    effective acne treatments?
    I am a teenager and my hormones are all over the place. bad acne as a teen runs in my family. i have acne on my face chest and back. my mom is worried about me taking acne pills because she thinks that they will make me have to take a stronger dose of anti bacterial when i get sick. she says that i would have to do that from my body getting accustomed to the smaller dose. ok so with that being said… im looking for something that doesnt have very many steps and is quick and easy. i dont care if it stings when i use it it just has to work. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the clinique 3 step is amazing!!! but a drugstore brand that’s great is the neutrogena acne stress control scrub. it’s amazing.

      also try the queen Helene mint Julip masque. works awesome!!

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of acne scars?
    I had a lot of acne as a teenager – well last year – and now there are all these dark red and brown spots on my face. It drives me crazy to always have to cover myself up with make-up and foundations.

    What are the best, most effective treatments for completely fading acne scars like this? They aren’t indented or anything, they’re just spots. I’m willing to go to the dermatologist as well, so if there are any chemical peels or laser treatments that they could give me, then please elaborate on the best investments there.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey try this one,

      Garlic is a well known remedy for pimples. Crush garlic and apply fresh juice on and around the pimples. Regular application will solve the problem of pimples once for all,. No scars will be left on your face.

      And find out more like this at

      http://likebit.com/Health/index.php/beauty/acne/3-top-10-home-remedies-to-cure-acne-and-pimples.html

  3. QUESTION:
    I know it has been asked a lot… but would the skin specialists out there answer an acne treatment Q please?
    I have pretty average acne for a teenager, and have never really bothered much about it but i would like to start something. The most advertised products out there are proactive and clinique 3 step. I went to do some reasearch and was absolutly overwhelmed. There are so many websites and it is really impossible to tell how reliable they are, or even if they are run by a company!

    So, dermatoligists or anyone who knows about skin, of the low-priced range, what is the safest for skin?

    I’m more interested in long-term skin care than a treatment which will damage my skin in the long run but solve my acne now.

    After safety, of course, I’d like to get the most effective.

    I know this question has been asked many times, so i appreciate your answers! Basically, I would like to know which low-price-range treatments are safest, and then which are most effective.

    Thankyou!!!
    Sweet

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Inexpensive acne treatments not containing Benzoyl Peroxide?
    I’m looking for an inexpensive (and effective!) alternative to using acne products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.

    Since I was a teenager, I’ve always had some mild acne (a few pimples at a time). The acne didn’t make me feel too bad about myself, because I knew most of my peers had acne just as bad if not worse than mine.

    My mother started buying me Proactiv, and I used it regularly throughout most of my time in high school. It seemed to work as long as I used it regularly, but god forbid I’d miss a wash or my skin would be terrible!

    Over the past year, I’ve developed the worst acne of my life. (I’m in college now.) I’m no longer using Proactiv, because I’ve discovered the harmful effects Benzoyl Peroxide has on the skin, but because I’d used it for so long, I’m concerned the damage has been done.

    I’m currently using a nuetrogena product containing chamomile and aloe meant to reduce redness, which it seems to do somewhat effectively, but I don’t think it’s actually curing my acne, just making it less red. It also contains salicylic acid, which I’m weary of, after my benzoyl peroxide revelation. =/

    I’ve heard great things about resveratrol both as a means to repair skin, and fight acne. Unfortunately most products I’ve found containing resveratrol have been far from my budget.

    Are there any products that contain resveratrol that don’t cost more than ~ monthly?

    Are there any other (less chemical-y) products you might recommend?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    acne problem?
    what are some VERY effective and VERY fast treatments to eliminate all kinds of ance including back acne facial acne and arm acne? please ive had chronic acne for almost a year now i am 14 i know teenagers all get them but i have it bad and need to get rid of it fast because its hurting me even when i dont touch or pop them. especially my back ones.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, no one has flawless skin. Some people have it better than others, but thats just genes and stuff. Go to www.freewebs .com/reelbeauty11 for skin and beauty tips. I know its for young girls, but it works for anyone!

      I know some people who have tried ProActive and it worked, but I also know some others who have tried it and it made it worse :( I know some who have put rubbing alchol on their skin or peroxcide to dry up the pimples. It also kills bacteria :) . Also, try going to a dermotoligist, or ask your regular doctor. Often times the regular doctor, who knows more about your med. history and whatnot can help you more than a dermatologist.

      are you a vegetarian? That might have something to do with it. Its worth checking into.

      Overall, remember that beauty counts more on the inside than on the outside, and your true friends will love you for you, and not your skin.

      Oh, and try a different kind of foundation, if you wear it. Try to use a kind with lots of water in it. It looks great and doesn’t clog pores half as bad. And check your habits – do you prop your chin up a lot with your hands? That might cause the acne as well. Look for the cause, as well as the cure.

  6. QUESTION:
    Help with Acne and treatments.?
    Like im not even joking, i dont care if my friends same im preety, im sick of having my acne i went to the doctors like 4 months ago or more and got cream for my acne and it didnt work im going back on monday to see what elese i can get, but is there something more effective or sumthing? Because my mum told me about a pill that my uncle took when he was a teenager and it worked, but im not sure if there is anything like that anymore?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there an effective way to make facial hair less noticeable in men ?
    I am a 17 year old male, who turns 18 in a month. For the past 3 years I have had an awful time with facial hair. My skin is very fair and my facial hair very dark (making it very noticeable!). The hair itself is very thick and grows rapidly on my face and neck (It grows so fast that I have to shave it everyday to make sure I’m making it as less noticeable as possible). The problem is that I just cannot be seen out if I haven’t shaved – maybe its a physiological thing but the facial hair is right out above the skins surface after one day. It has crushed my self esteem so bad that I cannot talk to girls anymore, and barely leave the house unless it’s for sixth form. I did my research about methods that can be used to make facial hair less noticeable/stop growing. I bought a Rio Laser Hair Removal X20 kit (which burnt a hole in my pocket) which simply did not work! I moved onto buying a Silk Epil Epilator, which I pressed to my face after a day without shaving but immediately put it back in the box because the pain was unbearable. I thought I would try my hand at tweezing, which I have had some okay results from. However I only tweeze my chin because tweezing my neck and cheeks is too painful. I continue to tweeze my chin because without doing so my chin appears to be very dark due to the hairs sitting under the skins surface and I cannot stand that! My neck is a very troublesome area. The hair grows very thick and awkwardly all over it (i’m talking down to the point it meets my upper body). And this is the area that gets the most irritation from shaving – I use a Remington Electric shaver (simply because shaving with a blade caused a lot of acne which I am currently being treated for with Roaccutane). I have to shave against the grain otherwise the hair will not come off and I end up with black stubble all over my neck and face. The problem however is when I do shave against the grain my neck gets horrible irritation! So much so that I take the next day off school so that the irritation can calm down and I do not have to make it worse by shaving over it. I know i’m not over exaggerating here because I see middle aged men with less facial hair than me, all my mates have baby soft faces and I cannot bear to be around them when girls are around because I get completely ignored and people always make comments such as ‘you need a shave’ when in fact I shaved not so long before they made that comment, it ruins my day. The fact that I only go into Sixth Form about 3 days a week instead of five is not good! But I can’t bear to be seen without a shave. I have had really bad acne over the years too, which has cleared up really well due to the treatment of accutane which ends in about a month. But combine the acne with excessive facial hair and you get 3 years of confidence destroying situations. Some of you will probably think ‘oh your a man get on with it’, but I know that I shouldn’t have this much hair growth. My whole body is very hairy but I keep it under wraps with clothes. The problem is, you never see these breakthrough hair removal methods recommended for men. It’s always a womens product. Things like Vaniqa, electrolosis, laser hair removal etc. Professional laser hair removal is very expensive and unless it’s covered under the NHS for those under 18/still in education then I will not be able to have it. I’m seeing my dermatologist in about 2 weeks, he probably assumes I made the appointment to talk about my accutane treatment. But in fact I want to tell him what I’m telling you, see if there is anything he can do to make my problem go away. I’m going to college next year (that means a lot of baby faced teenagers) and I actually want to enjoy it (not like my time at sixth form). Therefore I must deal with this problem now! Is there anything you can recommended? Anything that I can say to my dermatologist? Please, this issue is very close to my heart as I have been utterly miserable for years and it’s time I find a solution.

    Thanks if you took the time to read this, I know a lot of people wouldn’t have bothered.

    • ANSWER:
      Well first of all – who says those treatments are only for women? There’s no reason you can’t use Vaniqua, for crying out loud. Just tell your dermatologist that your facial hair is so thick it’s ridiculous, you don’t like it and wondered if you could get a prescription for Vaniqua or something like that. It probably won’t make it go away but it will make it a lot easier to manage. There may be other things your doctor could reccommend as well, other types of treatments – maybe even hormone treatments.

      As far as your hair growth – you say that you know you “shouldn’t” have this much growth…Well, obviously you SHOULD have this much hair growth, since you’re having it. Most guys don’t get facial hair like that until they’re in their 20′s – so you’re an early bloomer. It’s not really that big of a deal; in fact, lots of girls think it’s kind of hot when a guy has some scruff. There isn’t anything wrong with what your body is doing. Your mates will catch up to you in a few years, don’t worry. Lots of them are probably secretly jealous.

      But it’s your face…by all means, do what it takes to be happy with that face, even if it means getting rid of your most obvious sign of manhood.

  8. QUESTION:
    is microdermabrasion worth it?want to do it before my wedding..?
    i have my wedding in another 3 months..i do not have acne but i have some mild scars from the pimples i used to get as a teenager.i want to have lovely skin during my wedding.i booked an appointment for a microdermabrasion session day after tommorrow.i want to know your opinion and views which could give me an insight whether the treatment is worth it and if anyone has done it please tell me whether it was effective?thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      it is SO worth it, your wedding day should be perfect, & if thats what you need to do to make it perfect then so be it.
      Have a great wedding = )

  9. QUESTION:
    Is the Proactiv Solution Skincare line really worth it?
    I’m a teenager and dealing with bad skin.. bahahah.
    & of course. I haate it.
    I’ve tried numerous clean & clear, neutrogena, aveeno, and even more types of products specially designed for acne, and oily skin.
    but none of it really works out well for me..

    And of course, I always watch those commericails with Jessica Simpson in it sponsering Proactiv, but seriously, does it work?

    I have:
    - Many blemishes, pimples, blackheads on my forehead
    - Few blemishes above my upper lip
    - Few blemishes/ pimpes on my chine
    - Few blemishes around my cheeks
    - & I have oily/ shiny skin

    Here are a few questions:

    - Have you tried Proactiv and would you reccomend it?
    - What exactly should I be looking towards: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Reparing lotion, Proactiv® Solution 3-Step System plus Refining Mask and Oil-Free Moisture with SPF 15,
    Mild Exfoliating Peel, Daily Oil Control, Deep Cleansing Wash and Advanced Blemish Treatment.. there’s a lot of products!
    - How much is it?
    - Is it effective? Quickly?
    - If you do not reccomend proactiv, then what works for you and what you would reccomend for me?
    - And please feel free to add anything else about proactiv or any other effective skin products, and link, and videos would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      - Have you tried Proactiv and would you reccomend it?

      Yes.

      - What exactly should I be looking towards: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, Reparing lotion, Proactiv® Solution 3-Step System plus Refining Mask and Oil-Free Moisture with SPF 15,
      Mild Exfoliating Peel, Daily Oil Control, Deep Cleansing Wash and Advanced Blemish Treatment.. there’s a lot of products!

      Get the kit with the Toner, Cleanser, Repairing Lotion and Refining Mask. If you don’t get the kit then just get the reparing lotion and the Cleanser. Toner and Refining Mask don’t make a big difference.

      - How much is it?

      The kit costs me about CAD.

      - Is it effective? Quickly?

      My skin cleared up in about 2 weeks.

      If you have sensitive skin it might not be for you. It can really be harmful to your skin. But I would still give it a shot cause it really does work!

  10. QUESTION:
    I know it has been asked a lot… but would the skin specialists out there answer an acne treatment Q please?
    I have pretty average acne for a teenager, and have never really bothered much about it but i would like to start something. The most advertised products out there are proactive and clinique 3 step. I went to do some reasearch and was absolutly overwhelmed. There are so many websites and it is really impossible to tell how reliable they are, or even if they are run by a company!

    So, dermatoligists or anyone who knows about skin, of the low-priced range, what is the safest for skin?

    I’m more interested in long-term skin care than a treatment which will damage my skin in the long run but solve my acne now.

    After safety, of course, I’d like to get the most effective.

    I know this question has been asked many times, so i appreciate your answers! Basically, I would like to know which low-price-range treatments are safest, and then which are most effective.

    Thankyou!!!
    Sweet

    • ANSWER:
      Rapid clear is good, if you havn’t tried it yet, i suggest you use the scrub and spot cream
      with the scrub wash your face 2 times a day with hot water,
      and drink a lot of water, and don’t eat really oily foods,make sure your hair is clean and not always on your face, tie it back

      also Jason idea of pillow case changing is good


Easy At Home Acne Treatments

No one wants his or her face to be marked with pimples. Acne or pimples can surely affect your looks and can also blow your confidence. There are tons of over-the-counter and prescription acne medications available from your dermatologist or a local drugstore. If you are sick of spending money on your acne problem, here are a few ways you can clear up your skin naturally.

1. This is one of the simple homemade acne treatment recipes. Grate an apple and mix honey with it. Now apply the mixture on your face and let it dry for 20 to 25 minutes. Then, use lukewarm water to wash your face. This homemade acne treatment is natural, does not have side effects and can be used twice or thrice a week.

3. Cool down irritated pimples with ice cubes and crushed aspirin. If you have one swollen pimple that will not go away, zap it with an ice cube for 30 seconds to one minute. Then, crush an aspirin to make a fine powder, and add a few drops of water. Mix until you get a fine paste, then apply directly to the pimple. Leave on for a few hours or overnight to reduce swelling and redness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any easy at home treatments for acne but mostly clumps of pimples?
    I have clumps of pimples but my mom wont get me any of those gels or whatever. So i need help on things that are easy but still work really fast.
    i tryed toothpaste does it work instantly

    • ANSWER:
      toothpaste baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good,easy, make-at-home treatment for acne?
    I want it to clear up in a week or two. Also, I need ingredients that I dont have to go buy or dont even know what they are. (Ex. Baking Powder, Corn Syrup, Corn Starch)

    • ANSWER:
      While it may not treat your acne, crushing an asprin into a paste and applying it to red areas overnight can reduce redness.

      As far as clearing up goes, there are a few important things to consider:
      Hygiene is important – first of all, as tempting as it may be, don’t pop zits. Everyone says it, and it’s not going to kill you if you do, but it will take them longer to heal and may also cause scarring. With a pimple, as odd as it may sound, icing it down will reduce redness and may coax it away a little quicker. Washing your face with a mild soap (baby soap is a good choice) often helps more than the abrasive soaps sold on the market which can actually cause breakouts due to drying out and irritating the skin. Try not to scrub hard – this will also cause irritation. If you have any witch hazel (which is available at pharmacies and grocery stores if you wind up going out to make a purchase), apply it to a cloth or cotton pad and gently wipe your face once a day. Some swear by moisturizing (I don’t), so if you think it would help you, try a light moisturizer or if you don’t have one, just the tiniest bit of hand lotion. Different masks can help your complexion; egg white masks can tighten your pores and leave your face feeling clean. Facials with oatmeal in them can do wonders for your skin, but they often call for ingredients that require going out to a store. If all else fails, crush an asprin into a powder and mixing it with water to form a paste. After leaving it on red areas overnight or for several hours, redness will clear, making your acne less noticable. Always be careful with toothpaste reccomendations, as toothpaste isn’t non-comedogenic, which means it can clog your pores and actually cause acne.

      Speaking of oatmeal, your diet has a lot to do with your complexion. Drinking lots of water is good for you and your skin, and foods high in Vitamin A (carrots, broccolli, spinach, apricots, peaches) help your skin and balance hormones that can cause acne. If you’re a teenager, your acne is probably hormonal, so foods like soybeans, sunflower seeds and things with corn oil can help. Avoid eating a lot of meat, as it may be treated with hormones that can exacerbate acne.

      Finally, try to relax. Acne is often tied to stress, and the better you feel, the better you’ll look. That’s true in all cases.

  3. QUESTION:
    Acne at-home treatments that actualy work??
    so i have acne in my t-zone (forhead, nose, chin, around lips) and i really need some easy at home treatments that ACTUALLY work!!
    thanks!!
    plus: answer this:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080619134216AAeFvR8&pa=FYd1D2bwHTHzJblvFOI6QmiQQ_C0TSsl1iC52zH4FJ1bxA–&paid=asked&msgr_status=

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, early ROmans used this face cream that might work. This treatment consists of any lotion you have at home, and bread crumbs. What you do is you take the lotion and stick in a bowl and apply the bread crumbs and mix it until it looks good. Then you apply it on you face, or hands or anywhere for about a minute then wash it off. As odd as that sounds it really makes your skin smooth and feel renewed. i’ve tried it. :-)

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective home acne treatment?
    I have semi-severe acne and it is extremely stubborn. I’m looking for an easy at home treatment that may help me to clear it up.

    • ANSWER:
      Toothpaste helps a lot. Just dab it on every day before sleeping.
      Also, try using Cetaphil cleaner, it’s very gentle and will prevent future acne. Use a deep cleaner to clean your skin, then moisturize

  5. QUESTION:
    What’s the best at-home acne-treating face mask made w/ common household ingredients that works the quickest?
    I want to have absolutely clear gorgeous glowing skin before school starts for me on August 20th. I don;t have any money to buy any acne treatment products(spent that all on bts clothes) so what is an easy to make acne treating face mask/wash/treatment that I can use alot that clears my acne the quickest b4 school starts?I have whiteheads and pustles(angry red pimples). Also, what are some fall makeup and beauty tips?

    • ANSWER:
      i really like hers–

  6. QUESTION:
    Anyone know quick acne treatments?
    Need easy, at home, and fast ~preferably overnight~ acne treatment. Not so much to get rid of it, but lessen the reddness, ALOT.
    Thnx in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      As one person told you already…try Toothpste like colgate..any that gives that burning feeling…See if that works!

      =]

  7. QUESTION:
    Fast and easy way to get rid of pimples with home things?
    Okay. So, I have a few pimples and the regular acne treatment I have isn’t working. So, I need a way to get rid of pimples. But, I’m trying to not go to the store. So, I need at home ingredents to help. All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    acne help!!!!easy ten points!please:D?
    kk- below this seems 2 describe exactly wat i hav on my face been ther 4 bout a month says it could last days,weeks,or months-its not that bad and says it wont scar os i put totthpast after poppin thes 2 small red blemishes on my nose and this seems to be wats there now,i just want 2 know if u know of any at home treatments for this speciffacly that will help the 2 spots heal faster,not for acne scars for this-

    Macules: The red or rosy mark left after an acne injury has healed. In function of the harshness of the original lesion, the staining might last for a days, weeks, or months before disappearing.

    • ANSWER:
      I know a young woman who went to many dermatologists and spent a great deal of money on them and medication.She told me when my grandson broke out badly to have him take high doses of vitamen a and c and to do it for 10 days an then stop for 4 days and then start again for another 5 days His acne went away never to return and so did the young lady who told me.If your afraid of a build up then use bata carotine but it didn’t hurt anyone I know who did it .I’m sure you can ask the question again and ask how much would be a safe dose.I know it is high and the vitamen c is too.I’ll see if my grandson remembers and get back to you.

  9. QUESTION:
    please!-acne scars!!!-easy ten points:D?
    kk,i had a couple of small blemishes on the tip of my nose,1 farther back,they became rather red and wen i saw the heads of them,i got all of the stuff out.so then i heard on here 2 put toothpaste on them so did,bad idea. so i went on here and asked bout it,and someone told me sometimes tooth paste can sometimes burn the skin and leave red sores under the skin,meybe potentially scar.i had the blemishes bout a month ago and now have 2 small pinkish sores under my skin for alomst a month theyve gotten better,maybe even had them 4 a month or a little more but like i said theyve slowly gotten better, there not zitss more like small sores or burns from the tooth paste,so it may be in the process of scarring or worse so i need to know if there are any at home treatments i could use speciffacly for that, that will 4 def work or if u think that a normal acne scar product will work(better if this has actually happened 2 u-if so tell me wat happened thnx:D

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you put in your face something that belongs in your mouth, theres sometimes peroxide, fluoride and other whitening ingredients in toothpaste that can really mess up your skin.

      If you wanna get rid of acne scars try microdermoabrasion you can eather pay to get it done, or buy home kits to do it yourself.
      You could also try scar removing creams like cicatricure.

      Hope it helps

  10. QUESTION:
    Do it yourself acne treatment?
    Im staring school soon……so is there an acne treatment that i can make at home with easy ingredients? Like that are in my pantry or fridge. HELP!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of acne and freckles?
    is there something quick and easy that i have at home that can get rid of acne really fast? cuz i really dont want to have to buy some expensive treatment stuff! and do lemons really work to get rid of freckles? cuz every summer i get soooo many freckles and i hate them! please help!

    • ANSWER:
      To cure both of them, you have to exfloliate regularly and when you go out, remember to wear a sunscreen of at least spf 15 to prevent any freckels and wash your face using clean & clear acne clearing cleanser to treat and prevent acne.

  12. QUESTION:
    I’m 13 and i need ACNE HELP!!!!?
    Alright. So I’m a 13 year old girl in Jr.High. I started having acne at around…ohhhhh 12 or so. I am looking for easy treatments that i could do at home without having to go out to the store to buy medications. Please help me! Acne is RUINING MY LIFE! Help!

    Thanks,
    Alyssa

    • ANSWER:
      If you don’t already wash your wash in the morning and at night, that’s really important. Also do you wear makeup? I used to have really bad acne and I would wear tons of makeup to cover it but makeup makes it worse and might even be causing it, it’s a vicious circle. My skin is completely clear now though because I went to the doctor and got a prescription for Stievamycin. I tried Proactive, Clearasil, Clean and Clear and none of it worked. I know this isn’t what you wanted to hear but your best bet it to see a doctor and have them prescribe something to you.

      Either way, confidence is key whether you clear your skin or not. It’s not as big of a deal as you think it is, you can still be relatively pretty and have a good personality without having perfect skin. It’d be a shallow reason for people to judge you upon.

      (*Also, I wouldn’t recommend home remedies involving sugar/milk/honey ect because I’ve tried them, and from my experiences they don’t work and they just make you face really sticky and uncomfortable, then when you’re washing it off it’ll make your face red..)

  13. QUESTION:
    What are easy ways that will help keep my skin rejuvenated?
    I am 20, have two fine lines under my eyes and have been battling moderate-severe acne for the past 6 years. My acne has toned down slightly, derm prescribed Retin-A (will begin use soon). My skin is slightly scarred, has open poors, and appears to be rough. Also, discoloration and red marks from acne. I am looking into more expensive and helpful treatments, but for simple at home care (i.e. products from stores, etc.) what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lauren

      Here are a few testimonials on how to heal the issue.

      EUCALYPTUS OIL
      11/24/2007: Vinny (highbury21@gmail.com) from Atlanta, GA writes: “A quick, cheap, & healthy way to prevent and heal acne (even blackheads) is to use Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Oil. A big bottle is about -9 and can be found at GNC. Make sure you dilute it with water as it is very potent like other oils. You should have very good success with this and should notice HUGE differences within a day.”

      APPLE CIDER Vinegar AND ALOE VERA FOR ACNE
      10/04/2007: Martha from Lawrenceville, GA writes: “I’ve always had trouble with acne — I could never get my skin completely under control. ACV helped — taking it internally — but I still broke out in a monthly cycle. I started using aloe vera gel on my face a few weeks ago, and my skin has cleared up dramatically. I’ve not had one breakout, and my skin is getting to be so pretty! I just use a generic aloe vera gel that I picked up in WalMart.”

      COCONUT OIL AND ALOE VERA FOR ACNE
      10/03/2007: Jennifer from Kirkland, Washington writes: “I have been using a mixture of coconut oil and aloe vera gel (4:1 ratio) on my face for my acne for only 2 weeks and it has almost completely cleared it up. I have had moderate to severe acne since I was 13 (I am now 37), and have tried everything under the sun to diminish it. Some things have helped more than others, but this is the first time my skin has felt so good and looked so good in almost 25 years

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    moisturizing Facial recipe for home?
    Just something to get rid of the red skin!! preferably something easy to make and stuff that’s at home, also, have any of you heard of those facial things that come in mini squeeze packets that they sell in Walgreens and Claires and stuff??? Do those work? I tried the acne treatment one just to make sure I didn’t get any pimples, but it didn’t help, jsut dried out my skin, which is now a problem!! so anyway, avacado?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Acne Problem Help?!?
    OK, tomorrow at school we are having picture day. but i have a small problem i have ACNE on my face. do you know any SIMPLE, EASY WAY to get rid of them in like one day? can you like help me out? don’t tell me to use toothepaste or tell me to buy any acne treatment at the store i got some at home but they don’t really work. give me easy ways to get rid of them at home. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the one that suggested the honey. In fact, you might get some even better suggestions. Whatever you decide to do though, nothing short of a miracle is going to make all acne go away completely. I would suggest purchasing some liquid make-up. A shade to match your skin. Or rather, powdered cover up. The liquid sometimes tends to kinda pronounce facial imperfections rather then completely cover them up. Powdered can help you to blend evenly over your face better.

      Whatever you do do, remember, a little acne isn’t the end of the world. Who knows, it might be possible that the lighting of the picture will hide it anyway. :)

      Good luck and have a great night

  16. QUESTION:
    Questions about acne scars?
    I used to have a lot of acne, and I would be so embarassed that I used to pick/pop just to get the bumps down thinking it was an easy way out. However now I’m suffering with tons of acne scars from doing that! I have a dermatologist appointment, but it’s not until the middle of December because they’re booked up. My mom said she doesn’t want to buy any acne scar treatments until we go to the dermatologist so he can recommend one that really works. As for the meantime, I’d really like these scars to be gone or at least fade! So what can I do at home to help them? And also, what makeup hides scars best? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Leah: There are really no creams that will have a dramatic effect on acne scars, wheather or not you purchase them from a dermatolgist or drugstore. Glycolic acid creams (about 20 %) will aid and so will a series of microdermabrasions. For best results you will really need laser treatments or something of that nature (yes, rather expensive). I’m not trying to depress you — I have had acne scars for 30 years. I got a big improvement with a chemical peel and laser treatment – however, nothing will make your skin as smooth as silk. Don’t despair though, you can find good improvement, with patience and a bit of money.
      As for makeup, I have found that a powder based foundation works best, as the oily liquid types seem to settle into the scars and accentuate them.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are there any ways to zap a zit fast?
    I have really bad acne. I’ve tried just about EVERYTHING out there, and yes, each for al least 2-3 weeks. I’ve tried ProActiv, Neutrogena Wave, just about everything Clearasil has to offer, many Meutrogena clensers and astringents, abrasive soaps, “garunteed results” (not) acne products, EVERYTHING!!! I feel like I’m the reason Walgreens keeps building new stores :) lol jk but still you get my point.
    I’m kinda looking for an easy, effective home treatment for COMBINATION skin.
    Right now I’m using dermatologist perscribed Duac at night and Differin in the morning. My skin doc said I’d see 99% clearer skin within 6 months, and it’s been well over a year and I still have acne. I’ve been on Retin A and at least 3 different antibiotics but nothing works. I’m 13 and I’ve had bad acne since I was about 10 or 11, and I know I still have a few more years of it since both my parents had bad acne (mom on her back and dad on his face. I got both. Ain’t I lucky :-/ ) I know I could just tough it out the next few years but I’d really rather not since I’ve already had what I feel is more than my fair share of acne.
    My topicals keep huge outbreaks from happening, but I’d really like to know an effective spot treatment for the sits that pop up unexpectedly.
    Oh ya and I’m not terribly unhealthy. I eat ok (like most Americans I pig out on sweets a little more often than I ought to and I don’t get an hour of excercise everyday) and I’m only 130 lbs, which is only 3 lbs outside my target weight range, and I’m by no means the heaviest one out of all my friends.
    I heard you can use toothpaste to dry up zits, but I’ve never tried it and i’d like to know of anyone has and of it worked for you.
    Thanks for reading this and not falling asleep, and thanks in advance for any answers or advice you have!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Take toothpaste – has to be a paste, not a gel – and put it on the pimple. You could try with a gel, but it won’t be as effective, I think.

      To help your issue, you should seek a dermatologist as they will have more effective treatments to prescribe.

  18. QUESTION:
    What’s a good acne treatment for me?
    OK, I’m turning 14 and basically I’m tired of living with acne everyday (who isn’t?). Mine isn’t very critical, but I can kind of tell it’s getting there. If anyone has any home remedies, skincare suggestions or anything, PLEASE post it here!

    I have an oily nose with a serious blackhead problem on it, and sometimes around it. I have no idea how to get rid of it, && I’m afraid to keep trying different acne products before it gets even worse. I also have a few scares there that just bug me to death.

    Also, I have really bad acne my left cheek with major scars and it just never goes away. I feel like I’m stuck with this one… Because my scars are pretty deep… It’s not as bad on my right cheek, but my right cheek does get a little bit of acne every now and then.

    My chin is always dry && I get a couple pimples there about every three times a week when I wake up.

    My daily routine is to wash my face every morning just using water, && about 10 minutes later I’ll put on a Clean && Clear acne moisturizer. I shower every night, && I tempt to face the shower head to shoot cold water at my face as an easy cleaning. After I get out of the shower, I take a bit of Terminator from Acne Free, rub it all over my face, let it dry, then go to bed.

    I’m pretty sure I’m doing something wrong with my daily routine, but I’m not sure what it is? If anyone has any advice or information for me, just PLEASE post it here. I could really use some help with this.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ..green tea, the caffeine will help your skin, and it’s soothing (unlike most things with caffeine). Take the tea back and put in hot water for a few seconds or brew tea and take the bag out, and then rub it on your face, if you want you can even break the tea bag open and wash your face off with the tea leaves (i recomend roasted green tea, not raw). And benzoyl peroxide worked really well for me, but it got worse for the first week or two before it got better.

      And don’t try proactiv!!! it gave me (and a lot of other people if you look it up) cystic acne, which is really REALLY bad, painful, and scarring..

  19. QUESTION:
    spotts??????????
    i have more thn 20 spots on my face,back and chest there not acne not blackheads just spots theres loads im only 11 i shouldnt have this many any easy treatments for at home
    ive had them for ages they wont go ive used loads of trement and lotions but they dont go i dont eat much cholate and sweets about some sweets aweek and a bar of chocolate i eat loads of fruit so what do i do to shift them

    • ANSWER:
      ahh hun i no dis gal dats d same as u…u cud b her lol…but neways…yea she has it too…i dno if she is treating it or not…see your docter and ask for cream to cure it…
      for your face use clean&clear…it gets rid of spots…it worked on my friends face!
      try it

      hop3 dis h3lp3d ! * ! * !

  20. QUESTION:
    Natural solutions to acne???? HELP please ! 10 points to the best !?
    Hello (=
    I have been breaking out alot lately and i am miserable :/ so ive been using alot of products to try to get clearer skin such as clearasil ultra , neutrogena on the spot, but i had an allergic reaction to the on the spot treatment because i am allergic to benoxyl perioxide and salicide acid doesnt seem to work … im so desperate for a NATURAL and safe cure to mah acne please put suggestions THAT U HAVE TRIED and found WORKED and please do not put anything that is harsh or with BENOXYL PERIOXIDE <-- deathly allergic ( face now in rash =/ does anyone kno wen it all goes away> )
    10 POINTS – FOR BEST NATURAL CURE TO ACNE THAT WORKS AND IS EASY TO FIND AT HOME !!!
    thank you :D
    please dont include toothpaste <-- tried doesnt work =/
    & to the ppl who kno this (; does honey and lemon work on acne? seperately or together>>

    • ANSWER:
      I find it isn’t so much the Product that ceases to provide results, It most of the time the person not using the product as directed or long enough.
      I’m 14 and i had acne for 2 years i got my first pimple right before my 12th birthday and I’ve been using this Neutrogena thing that cleans your pores and after each use I would sigh before I felt no different. A few weeks ago I decided to try something different I used less of the product and a little more water i rubbed it into a foam with my palms and then massaged it with some vigor yet quite gentle i had 9 blackheads and white heads both the whiteheads are gone and half the blackheads are gone and this is the first time i have seen results so i tried it when i broke out and the product indeed worked again. I was so amazed by how the ignorance of something can have such a big impact……

      Btw benxoyl peroxide is “the acne killer” so you might have some troubles getting the rid of acne but never fear u’ll find something.

  21. QUESTION:
    Acne Problem… anyone?
    School started for me, just last week and I have been feeling super self-conscious. All of my friends have flawless skin and every time I look at them, I feel like crying.
    I used to have a lot of pimples and blackheads but I used the Neutrogena SkinID treatment and it really helped. I still do have some acne but mostly just blackheads.
    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew of a FAST and EASY way to clear up the rest of my acne/blackheads. The SkinID treatment comes every month but it’s not cheap.. so I was looking for some home-made remedies or affordable alternatives that you know actually works.

    Oh, and if you have any ideas of how I could break the habit of popping and picking at my acne, I would really appreciate it !

    • ANSWER:
      Natural home made skin care recipes is best for you. You can make it easily with available products in your kitchen and in home.

      homemade acne treatment
      Follow any 1 method below regularly

      homemade acne treatment is to make a paste of honey with cinnamon and nutmeg. All you need is about one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and about half of it nutmeg powder. Add some honey to make enough paste to cover the inflammed area completely. Just lie down as honey may dribble down. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes and wash with luke warm water.

      Coconut Oil-Coconut oil is a cheap and easily available acne solution. Regular use of coconut oil over a period of time helps to clear your skin.

      Lemon Juice-A simple remedy at home for acne: Apply lemon juice regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results.

      for more info http://acne-scars.we.bs/

      thanks bye tc …

  22. QUESTION:
    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    I’m 13 years old almost 14 (july 10th) and i really want to get in better shape and be more muscular and ‘trimmed’ by my birthday. I want to stress to all of you people out there that say im too young that I AM NOT ASKING FOR A BODY BUILDING ROUTINE!!! All I would like is something quick and easy i could do at home with a pull up bar, dumb-bells and push-up bars that would help me get a more lean/ trimmed look and maybe you could se a little more muscle. I am about 115-125 lbs. i run a mile almost every other day at school (im willing to try and do that at home or over summer break) and my fastest time is 7 mins 30 secs flat. I eat relatively healthy but am a teenager so obviously i eat a lot… I take the One A Day Teen multivitamin for guys- let me know if u have something better, and sometimes I drink the regular Whey Protein shakes (nothin added and not the body building one). Hopefully all that info helps….

    Here are 7 pics. of me flexing/ not flexing to show my body build: http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad295/jackdp7/

    Thnx so much guys!!!

    O btw if any of you have an acne treatment routine that would help with any of the back and chest acne you can see (hopefully) in the pics that would be great too!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are training at home than body weight movements bodyweightculture.com is a pretty cool site as well as crossfit. Make sure you are eating correctly and consuming a high quality chemical free whey product minus the fillers and additives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILvc78mVZVc
      Good luck man

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the best treatments for awful skin?
    My skin is just awful. Like, I don’t have acne or anything, but my skin on my arms and hand gets irritated really easy, I try to use sensitive skin body washes and stuff, but that just isn’t cutting it.
    And for my face, I will breakout a little every once in a while, but… it just doesn’t look good. Like you see girls with perfect skin, and mine isn’t like that. And I always wash of my makeup, and I only wear concealer, blush, and eyemakeup. No primers or foundation. I use nice face washes, and masks… and try to make my own at home, natural ones, as much as I can.

    I need help. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
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    • ANSWER:
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  25. QUESTION:
    HELP! what kind or brand of hairspray should i use?
    alright thank you for being here :) im fourteen years old and i love
    to change my appearance at school. what i mean is, monday im going with curly hair and maybe friday straight hair or wavy hair. i hope you got what i meant. so what i usually use to curl my hair is mousse and hairspray so i get that ”wet curly hair look ” that a lot of teenagers are using right now. the brand of mousse and hairspray i use is ”herbal essences”. i don’t buy that brand because i think its the best but just because they smell good and do the work real good. so i had this busy week on school that i needed to perform and the next day go to a dance with my boyfriend. well i thought ,just go curly both days cus its easy to do and it lasts all day long. okay. the day i had to perform i came home really late from school so i just thought i wont wash my hair because its late and i might get sick and blah i just took a shower but didn’t wash my hair. the hair was perfect so i thought it would look perfect the other day and so it did but then i got lots of pimples on my forehead. im not the kind of girl that usually have acne on her face, maybe a pimple or two when i get my period but not tons of them at the same freaking time. i used to suffer from acne a year ago but i started a treatment by a dermatologist and it was the solution for me so i didn’t have a reason to get all those pimples cus ive been using the treatment. and yes i think that the reason i got those pimples its because of the mousse or the hairspray that i used for two days without washing my hair. and also it was the only thing i did different from every other day. and that’s why i need you guys for. its there any mousse and hairspray that wont damage my face or that doesn’t have that ingredient that is the one that make me have those pimples ?

    Help ?

    thank you very much.
    ALSO, please explain why thats the brand i should use ? THANK YOU.

    • ANSWER:
      i doubt that the hairspray caused your break outs cuz by the end of the day and after takin a shower im pretty sure it had come out by then. i use herbal essence too. but i guess it all depends on how much hairspray u use and how hot of a shower you take. hope this helped!

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I convince him to stop drinking to excess, get help and start living?
    I am deeply in love with my bf and he with me. We are soulmates, we have both had a rocky journey and we see many things the same way, we even suffer the same stumbling blocks. We have a great laugh together. We are about 30 and have never been so in love. It is almost perfect.
    I always said if a bf was violent, I’d leave him. But things are not that easy are they.
    My bf sometimes binge drinks, excessive amounts of alcohol, in fact we both do, though I tend not to so much anymore, as I want to try and move on in life.

    From time to time he “flips” he actually seems to have a personality transplant! Like Jekyl and Hyde. He almost becomes psychotic, making no sense and it seems like he is dreaming because he talks like he is somewhere else, someone else.

    I have always hated this side of him, because sometimes he could be quite hurtful, but as I grew with him, i always knew the real him the next day would hear from me about what he had done and be devastated and genuinely unable to remember or fathom his behaviour. He apparently had a problem with this when at home with his parents, so he knows it’s true.

    Anyway, he has been violent on two of these occassions (we’ve been together about 20 months). As I said, it’s not like it is even HIM, so it is not a cut and dry situation.

    Last time it happened I told him he must get help (the next day) and he totally agreed; he went to the dr who, I think misguidedly, diagnosed him with depression and advised he see an in-house counsellor. I think something more severe is needed. I have since said I can’t be around him when he drinks, even one pint, even though I know he will usually be fine, I respect myself too much to be in that position again. But now of course we can’t socialise together.

    It’s like he is slowly forgetting how terrible he felt when i told him, as he has been round to mine twice now after a drink (only one pint each time, but the smell itself pushes buttons for me). I really need to see action, he hasn’t managed to get counselling yet, but is NOT doing enough to get it started. i have told him all this, and he agrees with me. i think he is scared.

    I need him to show me enough love, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, love himself enough to do something about this, because it is the only thing stopping our relationship moving forwards. i won’t have kids with a man that could potentially behave like that to their mother or maybe them.

    I think he is scared of the mental-health label. But I think he needs to overcome that. If it were a physical ailment, his mental condition would be as benign as say acne is compared to cancer, but it still needs treatment. I wish he’d get real about the “taboo” of mental health issues. For my sake, if not his. The brain can go wrong, just as the body can.

    I don’t ever want to leave him, but at my age, i can’t afford to stay if this important element doesn’t change.

    Please know, he is NOT an abuser, or perhaps he is a self abuser, to drink so much at times he behaves this way. I am not in danger, I really would appreciate if answerers acknowledge my ability to assess this objectively.

    I don’t know what help is out there, but i don’t expect him to totally quit, I just want him to get help to address his very real inner demons and manage his drink abuse.
    What annoys me is that of course, none of his friends really know about his “Hyde” side, so they encourage this stupid “man-size” drinking culture, not knowing the damage it does his life (not just relationship, his ability to make progress). If they knew what he had done to me, they would say “stop drinking at once” but he’d never tell them of course, so instead they probably just think I’m a nagging wife, being so intolerant of his visits to the pub.
    Thank you, it really helps to have these three answers, none of you saying “leave him” which is more the way my psychotherapist reacted.

    Old Spice, how am I enabling him? I won’t be around him when he drinks? If you come back to this Q, please tell me what you mean. Thank you.
    PS. AA is a Christian-based organisation, despite it’s protestations to the contrary, so there is no way that would work for him (this higher force concept is not useful – is there a Humanist version???)

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to decide this for himself, He needs to want to change and want to get help. I know its really hard to hear because you want to just save him from himself, and stop him from turning into this other person but you can’t. Ask him to go to a councillor that specialises in drink and drug addictions, but at the end of the day it really is something he has to choose to do for himself.

      And yes friends will encourage and it is annoying! but at the end of the day your boyfriend is 30 not 5 and has his own mind, it is on him at the end of the day, totally his responsibility.
      One of the first things a problem drinker will need to do to start to heal is own thier responsibility, so please don’t blame his friends for his drinking, as you will only enable him. If he does say “but the boys were encouraging me” or whatever, you need to turn arounsd and say to him No, do not blame them, you have your own mind, and are in charge of your own actions…

  27. QUESTION:
    Help please.. skin issue. :S.. thnks♥?
    Hiya.

    ok i’ve had these pimples on my chin and forehead for weeks and weeks now. And with school and the new year arriving, i want my skin to look as good as possible.

    Unfortunately, it’s no that easy..

    My pimples take a month to heal :’(.. i wash my face with st.ives blemish control cleanser with salyclic acid..and at night i applied invisible blemish control spot treatment from clean and clear with salyclic acid..

    however both these products are finished now and dont seem to be working.

    So, in conclusion. how can i make these pimples disappear iin exactly a week and a halff???

    I’m planning on buyiing Neutrogena acne fash wash with salyclic acid..:S

    Any advicee??

    P.s i doubt home remedies work as they’re not made for pimples.. : (

    Thnkkk yuu ♥

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of blemishes you get. If they’re more or less surface level, try something with benzoyl peroxide. It’ll dry out your skin a lot, though, so definitely use SPF and get a good moisturizer.

      If they’re cystic (you can feel them deep under the surface), you need to see your doc and get either (or both) Retin A or an antibiotic. (That’s the only thing that helped with mine . . . )

      Not sure if they’ll be cured in a week and a half, but the antibiotics work wonders. (Just don’t use them for a huge amount of time.)

      Happy New Year!

  28. QUESTION:
    Should I take accutane(Help please)?
    I am now 20 and I still have to deal with problem skin.I always eat right and I have tried colan cleanses and taking multi vitamin.I hate that I’m in college now and still have to deal with this.I hate when people like familly members and what not suggest that I try this and that because I have already tried this and that.They think its easy to have clear skin just because they have it.I don’t have any weight problem but getting clear skin for me is much like losing weight for many others.Anyway my mom has suggested I go to the dermatologist and she said she would take me.But I am so afraid to go because I feel like even the dermatologist will critise me and say well what are you eating.You mustbe eating junk food,even though I don’t drink soda anymore and I don’t eat fast food.I mainly cook at home.I just feel like I might be one of those people who go in and the dermatologist say’s WOw! this is the worse I’ve ever seen.Now occasionally I will see people around my age with skin like mine,but not often.I feel like it is very abnormal.So I was thinking about going to the dermatologist and getting accutane.It’s just that I have a job and I’m around people all day.I feel like I can afford the initial break out.I wish I could afford to stay home for 6 month and do online classes while taking it but I can’t.Can you guys tell me any personal experiences about going on accutane?And how was your first visit to the derm?p.s I don’t have the cystic kind of acne.JUst allot of small bums and some scarring.I just want to know what to expect.And if anyone has done the treatment while working a job?Also is it worth it with all the possible side effects?
    Please excuse my grammar.Someone posted b4 I can edit it.

    • ANSWER:
      I had acne till I was 21, so I know exactly what you are talking about! Definitely go on accutane! I’m 4 months into my treatment and feel AMAZING. I actually feel like I have normal skin now….no breakouts, no oily skin, and the texture has completely changed. I really wish I could have taken it sooner.

      My dermatologist has never once asked me about my diet! I mean I was a vegetarian who didn’t even eat any junk food really, and I was still breaking out.

      You may not even have an initial break out, it’s a small percentage who get it. I never had it, I saw a difference in my skin in 3 days, it works so fast! And accutane has like a 98 or 99 percent success rate. So trust me it works!

      You are monitored every step of the way and have tests each month to make sure all your organs are functioning properly. I’m 4 months in on a pretty high dose and all my tests come back PERFECT, my doctors are impressed every time. The only side effect I’ve had is chapped lips, which everyone gets. Use aquaphor for the lips and they heal right up!

      It’s easy you just take 2 pills a day, and go about your business.Once your done with your treatment, you don’t have to worry about acne EVER again!

  29. QUESTION:
    please!-acne scars!!!-easy ten points:D?
    kk,i had a couple of small blemishes on the tip of my nose,1 farther back,they became rather red and wen i saw the heads of them,i got all of the stuff out.so then i heard on here 2 put toothpaste on them so did,bad idea. so i went on here and asked bout it,and someone told me sometimes tooth paste can sometimes burn the skin and leave red sores under the skin,meybe potentially scar.i had the blemishes bout a month ago and now have 2 small pinkish sores under my skin for alomst a month theyve gotten better,maybe even had them 4 a month or a little more but like i said theyve slowly gotten better, there not zitss more like small sores or burns from the tooth paste,so it may be in the process of scarring or worse so i need to know if there are any at home treatments i could use speciffacly for that, that will 4 def work or if u think that a normal acne scar product will work(better if this has actually happened 2 u-if so tell me wat happened thnx:D
    hey bible lover ur hilarious-kk ill choose u as a best answer-promise;D

    • ANSWER:
      OK, first. You have to promise me that you’ll choose me as best answer
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  30. QUESTION:
    please!-acne scars!!!-easy ten points:D?
    kk,i had a couple of small blemishes on the tip of my nose,1 farther back,they became rather red and wen i saw the heads of them,i got all of the stuff out.so then i heard on here 2 put toothpaste on them so did,bad idea. so i went on here and asked bout it,and someone told me sometimes tooth paste can sometimes burn the skin and leave red sores under the skin,meybe potentially scar.i had the blemishes bout a month ago and now have 2 small pinkish sores under my skin for alomst a month theyve gotten better,maybe even had them 4 a month or a little more but like i said theyve slowly gotten better, there not zitss more like small sores or burns from the tooth paste,so it may be in the process of scarring or worse so i need to know if there are any at home treatments i could use speciffacly for that, that will 4 def work or if u think that a normal acne scar product will work(better if this has actually happened 2 u-if so tell me wat happened thnx:D

    • ANSWER:
      okay I have used toothpaste too but no irritation…I use a gel type and just a little dab but yes I know you can get little burns from harsh products sometimes!

      1. try to find aloe vera plant or buy the gel and put on rash
      2. neosporn also helped me
      3. try to find vitamin e capsule and place on rash
      4. I used shea butter (true blue brand from bath and body works worked for me just a dab)
      5. heard maderma works

  31. QUESTION:
    please!-acne scars!!!-easy ten points:D?
    kk,i had a couple of small blemishes on the tip of my nose,1 farther back,they became rather red and wen i saw the heads of them,i got all of the stuff out.so then i heard on here 2 put toothpaste on them so did,bad idea. so i went on here and asked bout it,and someone told me sometimes tooth paste can sometimes burn the skin and leave red sores under the skin,meybe potentially scar.i had the blemishes bout a month ago and now have 2 small pinkish sores under my skin for alomst a month theyve gotten better,maybe even had them 4 a month or a little more but like i said theyve slowly gotten better, there not zitss more like small sores or burns from the tooth paste,so it may be in the process of scarring or worse so i need to know if there are any at home treatments i could use speciffacly for that, that will 4 def work or if u think that a normal acne scar product will work(better if this has actually happened 2 u-if so tell me wat happened thnx:D

    • ANSWER:
      I have gotten scarring from acne and I hated it!

      But, I found that it was very easy to get rid of. Yours doesn’t sound too bad, so try any type of over the counter topical cream. But if it gets worse I would reccomend seeing a dermatologist. They can prescribe a ointment much stronger than the over the counter brands. Also, try putting a little Neosporin ove the blemishes.

      In the future, remember to keep your hands away from your face. If you do get a zit try to leave it alone. But if you must pop it, instead get a wash cloth and wet it with hot water. Then with the wash cloth, press on the area until it pops. Then leave it alone.

      Hope this helps(:

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the best treatments for awful skin?
    My skin is just awful. Like, I don’t have acne or anything, but my skin on my arms and hand gets irritated really easy, I try to use sensitive skin body washes and stuff, but that just isn’t cutting it.
    And for my face, I will breakout a little every once in a while, but… it just doesn’t look good. Like you see girls with perfect skin, and mine isn’t like that. And I always wash of my makeup, and I only wear concealer, blush, and eyemakeup. No primers or foundation. I use nice face washes, and masks… and try to make my own at home, natural ones, as much as I can.

    I need help. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:


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I’m afraid possibly your understanding of acne is wrong with scientific explanation. As an example, there are numerous kinds of acne, which can seem on someone who’s nearly 40 a long time outdated, so it doesn’t belong to teenager only. It’s very important to maintain in mind that magician will not assist you to inside the genuine planet but this program can help you obtain the magic end result.??Click Here To Get Your Copy

It is also needed to recognize that acne relates a great deal together with your inner physique rather than simply producing dilemma on skin. If hormones inside your physique are disturbed to unbalance, acne is effortless to harm your skin. Because the internal physique is like a complex system, we should certainly locate the real cause of some disease at 1st as an alternative to trying medication randomly. In this particular natural methods you can actually uncover suggestion of improving way of life which affects directly internal health, for instance keeping suitable sports, constructive mood and regular meals.

Last consequence may perhaps vary based on certain circumstances. But I assure you have to be ecstatic to see the miracle occurs on you and also the objective of acquiring clean look is very easily achieved. So commence to get a trial suitable now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can someone provide me a link to download free the Acne No More book by Mark Walden? Please.?
    I really need it badly. I dont have any credit or debit cards, I cant purchase online. Please, if you know any links for me to download that book free, reply to this. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      That is paid book, so you can’t download it free. Instead you can try these homemade remedies to get rid of acne.

      Fresh lime juice and milk are another natural remedy for getting rid of acne that comes highly rated and recommend. With this natural remedy for acne, boil a half of glass of milk. Once that milk has cooled, add in about the same amount of lime juice. You can then use a cloth to apply the mixture onto your acne infected area. As an important reminder, wait until the boiled milk has cooled to an ideal level to promote comfort and prevent burns.

      For a small area of acne, ripe tomatoes can be used. For this home remedy, cut a ripe tomato in half and place the inside, wet portion of the tomato on the pimple or pimples. Leave it on for about an hours worth of time and then wash off. This will help you get rid of acne. I have found nice source where you can find free tips and advice, if you wanna check.

  2. QUESTION:
    Where to download e-book?
    Where can i download the e-book “acne no more”?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no free and LEGAL way to download this book.


Download Acne No More Book Free

Acne seems like a disaster which makes you frustrated, to some extent. Consumers endured from acne have to have tried diverse medication or lotions. But you might be at risk of taking your faces or other parts of skin because the testing ground of chemical component. Once you stop trying like that, acne will keep on to damage your skin though at 1st it diminished a bit.??Click Right here To Grab Your Copy

Why don’t you attempt the Acne No More plan? Developed by Mike Walden, it assists me do away with acne permanently. Basing on my personal encounter, I recommend this program truly. It is straightforward to follow and end result will not make you disappointed. It might remedy acne fundamentally and completely without recurring or employing some irritant which might possibly cause side effect.

I’m afraid possibly your understanding of acne is wrong with scientific explanation. As an example, there are numerous kinds of acne, which can seem on someone who’s nearly 40 a long time outdated, so it doesn’t belong to teenager only. It’s very important to maintain in mind that magician will not assist you to inside the genuine planet but this program can help you obtain the magic end result.??Click Here To Get Your Copy

It is also needed to recognize that acne relates a great deal together with your inner physique rather than simply producing dilemma on skin. If hormones inside your physique are disturbed to unbalance, acne is effortless to harm your skin. Because the internal physique is like a complex system, we should certainly locate the real cause of some disease at 1st as an alternative to trying medication randomly. In this particular natural methods you can actually uncover suggestion of improving way of life which affects directly internal health, for instance keeping suitable sports, constructive mood and regular meals.

Last consequence may perhaps vary based on certain circumstances. But I assure you have to be ecstatic to see the miracle occurs on you and also the objective of acquiring clean look is very easily achieved. So commence to get a trial suitable now.

??Click here To Get Your Copy ??

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Does The Acne No More Book Work

The Acne No More book is one of the most popular books on how to cure your acne naturally.
In this review on the acne no more book we will take a look at the pros and cons of Acne No More and see if this book is really for you or not.

So what exactly is the Acne No More book?

Acne No More is 100% natural clinically proven holistic plan that was developed by Mike Walden- medical researcher, nutritionist, health consultant and former acne sufferer, after over 7 years of acne research.

According to Mike Walden, his Acne No More book will teach you how to permanently cure your acne within 2 Months.

Bold Claims But Is It Really True? Can The Acne No More System Solve Your Acne Problems Once For All?

To answer this question lets take a look at the pros and cons of the Acne No More book:

Acne No More Book – The Pros

very comprehensive system – The Acne No More book is very comprehensive (223 pages and very useful video series) and it focuses on 100% natural acne treatment. That means there aren’t recommendations for harsh prescription drugs with nasty side effects, it’s all natural and safe.

Very good customer support – The Acne No More after sale customer support is very helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does the acne system “Acne No More” really work?
    I have been reading about this book called “Acne No More” and I was wondering if anyone knew if it really works. I need to get rid of my acne ASAP!!
    Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      This Acne is due to hormonal changes. There is no need to feel self conscious, I did for a while but everyone has it & it’s definitely not a big deal. There is not too much you can do right now (it will get back to normal later). Avoid oily or fatty foods & excessive sugar, drinks lots of water, wash your face a lot & use a sulphur soap. I have tried it & it really helped. It is dermatologically proved to help in acne treatment & other skin problems :)

  2. QUESTION:
    The “Acne No More” e-Book?
    Ok i was just looking around and i found this. http://www.acnenomore.com/?hop=willow17
    Does anyone know if this book works at all, or is it just a scam?

    • ANSWER:
      One word,SCAM! if u want to be acne free go see the dermatologist,or try home remedies

  3. QUESTION:
    Does either of the e-books ACNE No More or Acne-Free in 3 Days really works?
    Both cost around , and advertise so well yet I’m still in doubt.

    If ever you have bought one, would you like to share some secrets behind their “revolutionary” tips?

    THANKS!!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a variety of ways to treat acne and many acne sufferers have found that the natural types of acne treatments can be effective at helping to stop your acne and no negative side effects.Log on to http://tipsfromruby-acne.blogspot.com/ for a few home made tips to heal acne .

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried Acne No More E-book?
    If you have read the book, please say the changes on your skin and if the method is effective and ACTUALLY works.
    Im willing to try i tmyself but i want to make sure its not another bunch of lies and want to actually see if it has done great for peoples skin. If you have some pictures as well that would be great.
    The E-book is by Mike Walden and its called Acne No More- Curing your acne holistically, just to be exact.
    Thanks and peace outz! =]

    • ANSWER:
      This pages will help you a lot. It is from the experience of a guy who read the book.

      http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Truth-Behind-Acne-That-Dermatologists-and-Skin-Care-Companies-Dont-Want-You-to-Know!&id=1280044

      http://acnecurereview.blogspot.com/

      In here the comment of the doctor will help you also:

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/12/04/acne-solutions.aspx

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/12/25/bread-acne.aspx

      This also helps:

      http://www.skintactix.com/acne_tips.htm

      http://www.skintactix.com/acne_&_wheat.htm

      http://www.skintactix.com/acne_&_essential_fatty_acids.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best acne medication/treatment/everything?
    Ive been trying to keep my acne under control for years now. I made appointments to see a dermatologist but they don’t have any openings until 2 months from now and by the time I go for my second visit, Ill be 21with no insurance until mine own kicks in. (I’m under my fathers) I don’t want to go to one without insurance because its a lot of money and I have college tuition and books to pay for.

    Anyways, I was just wondering if there is any great treatment for it. I don’t have big pimples but more like the little ones on my forehead and alot of scarring for pimples. I’m using the Neutrogena Advanced Solutions now. No, Proactive did NOT work for me.

    Any thing would do for now. I hear of the Differin cream. Does that work?

    Some make up tips would do to cover up. Bare Mineral looks caked on me so that one is out of the question (no i didn’t use more than I should) I use Maybbelline Dream Mate foundation. Any make up that I can find in department or drugstores would do.

    • ANSWER:
      try clear skin or retin-a micro

  6. QUESTION:
    Confused On How To Use The “Proactiv” Acne Kit? Please Help?
    Here is what my kit contains:

    1. Renewing cleanser
    2. Revitalizing Toner
    3. Repairing lotion

    Extra:
    4.Daily Oil Control
    5. Oil Free Moisture

    Now, I also got a little booklet “explaining” how to use each, however there are still a few things that I am not clear on?

    A. Do you have to have a clean face first or do you just dampen it before using the renewing cleanser? I don’t imagine that this cleanser works too well if I have had any makeup on?

    B. Do I use the revitalizing toner immediately AFTER using the renewing cleanser? So after I pat my face dry with #1, I use this?

    The directions are not clear on this and just say “morning or night as needed”, but don’t say to use it immediately after or on top of anything else…

    I gather this is NOT washed off of my face, since it tells me to use a cotton ball to apply it, so then that’s where I get confused if I also apply another product on top of this too?

    C. It tells me to apply the repairing lotion to my face nightly..so once again confused if this too would then go on after using both #1 AND #2 in the evening (but not in the morning)?

    It says that it MAY be used twice daily if no blemishes occur, but I’m still confused if its supposed to be used directly after any of the other two products, or if it is also to be used in conjunction with products #4 and #5?

    I have to presume that they are numbered because they are supposed to be used consecutively, but I’m not sure?

    D. Also, I just LEAVE this on my face overnight? Does it work quickly? I have used clean and clear for quite some time now, and more specifically, I have used their invisible blemish treatment overnight and also during the day.

    I like how quickly the invisible blemish treatment works, and it also doesn’t drastically dry out my face. I have to admit, however, that I am a bit skeptical of switching over to this proactiv treatment, and was also wondering if anyone has experienced anything drastic from the repairing lotion overnight alone (such as a reduction in redness?)?

    E. I also see that proactiv has tons of products in this book….just too many, and it’s not that cheap either for me. So if I ONLY use the products listed, will my acne still disappear or be reduced more than it would if I am using clean and clear products?

    F. Also, my main concern was yet again about using all of these products consecutively, many of which it sounds like I am not supposed to rinse off…so if I am using #2, and #3 without rinsing them off, and then also #4, and #5, doesn’t that clog my skin?

    I’m somewhat confused there, I guess #4 and #5 would be washed off at night before I got to sleep, but technically both could be put on ONTOP of #2 and #3 in the day, right?

    The manual I received honestly does not address these things.I also wonder…lets say I had ALL of the products in this book, from the spot treatment to the pads etc…if they all are applied too?

    I mean at some point and time doesn’t it become a bit much, and not everything can be piled on top of each thing, so why doesn’t their manual book address this clearly? Instead it just states how to use each more on an individual basis…which is what got me confused, because they sent me a kit….

    Sorry for all of these questions, but if someone could help me it would be greatly appreciated!

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    On another note
    @xoDana… Well I gather I’m suppose to use it at least twice a day if my skin permits. I have used tons and tons of different brands and types of acne treatment, so anything this product throws my way is nothing new either (redness or dry skin…I can manage that).

    So that’s very possible. But I didnt say when I would use it, since that was pretty clear for all of them (in the morning and at night) or during the day for #4 and #5, however what wasnt clear was whether its ok to use all of them ontop of each other literally….

    Your answer for the night makes sense, and that’s what I gathered, but as mentioned, I was given 5 products in total to use…not sure if I am supposed to use ALL of them for the morning routine, thus leaving many of them on for the rest of the day, until I wash it all off at night again as you said?

    Also, I am currently taking acne medication (not acutane), and have also been consecutively using other acne products (benzoyl peroxide etc) but just got practiv

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, that’s a lot of questions. I don’t know if this is going to address all of them but I will try my best to explain.
      If you are worried about the cleanser not getting off your makeup try using a makeup remover wipe before you start cleansing – you can buy the Equate walmart brand from walmart for cheap. I use them and they work for my acne-prone skin so they wont bother yours either. You never really said if you were going to use this twice a day or just in the morning, just at night?
      The first step is to use the cleanser and you would wash your face with that just like you would any other cleanser. Then for the revitalizing toner you take a cotton ball and rub it all over your face and wait for it to dry. Then when the toner is dry you put the repairing lotion on and go to bed (taken that you did this at night)
      BUT!
      If you are doing this in the morning I suppose you could use just a makeup removing wipe and a gentle cleanser or something and then use the repairing lotion at the very end.

  7. QUESTION:
    Need advice on acne :/?
    kay so like all teenage girls i have acne… although most have clear skin.. i have no clue how they do it. anyway. … i have used home remedies that have worked pretty good… but the acne keeps coming back. if you know anything that works really good… or a book that can tell me wat things i should look for while shopping for cleansers and moisturizers that would be great. u can tell me remedies or products that have worked with u… maybe it will work with me.. but since every1 is different we cant really say. anyway. my skin is… umm i would say normal not too oily not too dry. i dont get any acne on my cheeks just the T area. i used to have a lot on my forehead but now I’m getting more on my chin. I try putting tea tree oil and tooth paste, but it can only do so much…. thanks for your help and if you have anymore questions about my kind of skin just say them in ur answers and i will add the info. thanks again :)

    • ANSWER:
      I use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub, it’s a good exfoliater that helps prevent acne, and it’s pretty cheap. It helped my skin, and now I only have a small amount of acne on my chin. Hope this helped!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Anyone want to read a book i wrote? I’m a freshman and i needed to do it for english class?
    Thanks a lot. I know people ask this all the time and it’s probably really annoying but i really got into this book when i started writing it and i was just wondering if other people would like it at all. Like could i possibly get it published? Not to make a ton of money or anything, but i would be really cool to have my own book. Thanks a lot! I’ll put in the very beginning. I started writing this last monday so don’t expect much. I will take criticism!!!

    “It is our pleasure to announce that your class of Veronaville High School has won the “History of Home” event that was held in Washington D.C. this past winter. The entire panel of judges was blown away by the hard work all the students of your class put into your project. Your hard work won’t go unrewarded, as promised each participant will receive an all expense paid week-long trip to Paris, France. We hope to see all of you participate in more historical events in the years to come. “

    The letter had become nearly illegible to read near the end because Allison’s hands were shaking so hard. She could feel her excitement radiating throughout her whole body, from her lips, where she had said the words she had been dreaming of hearing for so long, down her arms and to her fingers that couldn’t stop trembling. She tucked her short brown hair nervously behind her ears. They had done it. So many weeks of interviews, typing, reading old history books, painting the cardboard and it had paid off. It was all worth it! Paris! She had never even been out of Wyoming!

    She could feel her smile stretch across her face as she looked up at all the faces crowding eagerly around her. “They all looked so shocked! They really had no reason to be, they deserved this!” thought Allison as she scanned the faces of her classmates. Allison wasn’t someone who just locked-down during moments of surprise, it was more like she get’s unlocked. She was so excited! No wonder she was shaking! Wendy had turned so white that her skin was almost matching her white softball shirt. Her Light brown hair was pulled back perfectly into a ponytail, no blemishes or wrinkles were to be seen anywhere on Wendy or her outfit, as usual. She looked almost ghostly next to Robert whose tan skin was the darkest in the class. He was still holding his skateboard that he had rode to school on. The corner of his lips were slowly turning up into an almost giddy smile from being nervously pinched together. His dirty blond wavy hair was starting to fall in his eyes, again, but he was too excited to even notice, or he didn’t care.

    The twins sat next to him. Their hands were still squeezed so tightly together for good luck that their knuckles were turning white and both were nervously biting their lips the exact same way. Addie and Regina were identical twins. They both were short with green eyes, long and straight blond hair, delicate little heart shaped faces and cute small noses. The only way you could tell them apart was by the straight scar that ran three inches down the left side of Regina’s face even though it was hardly noticeable now. They were petite and quite pretty other than they both had uncontrollable acne which they didn’t seem to go a day without complaining about, it’s a surprise they weren’t talking right now. They must be really shocked. Justin’s mouth was hanging slightly ajar so that you could see his braces shining in reflection of the sun. He was big and had spiky brown hair that he put gel in every morning, and you could tell by looking at him that he played sports. It wasn’t like he had muscles bugling out of his shirt, but you could just tell he was a sturdily built guy. He sat next to his best friend and right hand man in every basketball game, Thomas. Thomas’s mouth was making a perfect O and his eyes were slowly getting bigger and bigger. His expression looked so silly for a boy who usually was playing so cool that it was enough for Allison to break the silence with giggles.

    “Oh my God, we are going to Paris.” Wendy said in a completely monotone voice. Wendy’s usually organized voice sounded like a zombie. This only caused Allison to laugh even harder, and all the rest of the kids couldn’t help but join in.

    “I am so proud of you guys.” Mr. Walters said. The kids hadn’t even noticed he was there. He never stood out among them the way an adult usually did. Part of it had to do with his height of course. He was shorter than almost all the boys in the class, and some of the girls. Even though he was almost 40 and his face was covered in wrinkles his curly light brown hair and childish blue eyes always made him seem so much younger than he really was. He also didn’t act like other adults. He was just so easy to like: goofy, but not a complete goofball; serious, but not mean; nice, but not overly touchy feely; smart, but not cocky. He just fit in with a freshman class so well that it was easy to forget there was a teacher even there.

    “We are going

    • ANSWER:
      I really like it! the only thing I noticed is that when there are passages where its just her thoughts, you should put it in italics instead of quotes, so it doesn’t seem like shes saying it out loud. But other than that your writing is really smooth!

      mine?

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100531105619AAWhytQ

  9. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my acne?
    Im 16 years old and a male and i have moderate acne.
    I have tried so much facial wash including , clearasil , clean and clear , netrugiuena (however you spell it) , benzac , philopix and loads more including creams that do nothing.
    none of them have worked and iv used each for over a week and a half.
    Im on antibiotics called minomycin and have been taking 50mg for over 2 months now and have seen no difference.
    I drink alot of soft drink and eat alot of greasy foods but doctors tell me that it’s a myth that it causes acne and i shoulden’t worry about that.
    I have tryed to book a appointment for the skin specialist but they aren’t taking anyone till march next year.
    Is there anything i can do to help my face while im waiting for this appointement?
    If anyone has suggestions please tell me.
    thanks alot.
    p.s iv tryed sadopameon the medicated soap too.

    • ANSWER:
      well believe it or not masturbating can cause acne so if you masturbate often or i guess have sex then that might be the cause

  10. QUESTION:
    How to clear and mattify my skin?
    When I was younger I would get the occasional breakout, but ever since puberty my skin was been very oily. There’s always a “shine” on my nose and t-section after a few hours, and my pores are very large and visible. I’ve tried every face wash/acne system in the book, but nothing seems to work. Proactive, Neutrogena, Clearisal, AcneFree: most work for the first month or so, but then I begin to get breakouts once more.

    Lately, I’ve been having a few breakouts of underground cystic acne, the type that is deep under the skin and doesn’t heal easily. The only way I get it to clear is to soak a tea bag over it for twenty minute intervals. No intense medicine can penetrate the skin, I just have to let it drain by itself.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of a system or daily routine for washing my face to prevent these types of breakouts and to keep my skin smooth and clear?

    • ANSWER:
      I am going through the same exact thing/nightmare. I just suddenly got cystic acne and it is horrible! Absolutely disgusting and painful, and sooo embaressing. I, like you, have tried pretty much everything, but two things have helped me somewhat for at least the pain and swelling and some of the redness although it hasn’t made it all dissappear these products helped a lot:

      Calamine lotion (about 4-5 bucks)- I got this at Walgreens. You can look it up online but a lot of people have used this for cystic acne and it helps reduce blemishes. Expect to see changes using this overnight, but make sure to shake it up well before use because it’s runny. It got rid of the soreness and reduce the swelling and redness a lot.

      Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque: Same price and location. This helps dry up pimples and make your pores smaller. It doesn’t help as much as the calamine lotion, but it does seem to help prevent them since it makes your face less oily. Be careful of where you apply it though because it can cause dryness.

      I’m going to the dermatologist relatively soon because I can no longer handle this on my own; it’s too unbearable even though I prefer home remedies. The last product I’m going to try is clove oil. I’ll probably get it within 10 days and if you want to know how it worked you can email me at alannacieslek@comcast.net

      Last piece of advice, don’t pop the cystic acne because it will most likely scar and to also help reduce the swelling and pain take a wet washcloth, squeeze out excess water and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then apply it to your face. It helps them sometimes come to a head or pop on their own.

      Cystic acne is the most severe type of acne, the most painful, and the slowest kind to heal. It’s safe to say it is the WORST type and I definitely feel your pain. If there is one good thing that has come from all this is that I realized you really shouldn’t judge people and forgive others for their flaws because I wish people would do the same for me especially with this horrific acne. Best of Luck to you!

  11. QUESTION:
    Acne – it’s ruining my confidence and my sense of wellbeing, please help.?
    Hi All,

    I have a bad case of facial acne, after trying just about everything I have decided to learn more about both the causes and ways to manage my problem, which seems to be ruining my lifestyle. I am constantly making excuses to go to the bathroom and check that my acne is not too noticeable, which is defiantly and issue during my year 12 year at school :(

    I have been to both the doctor and a dermatologist about this problem, the doctor prescribed me an antibiotic know as “Doxycycline 50mg” and have been told to take two capsules a day. After 2 and a half months of using this I have seen no difference to my acne.

    The dermatologist told me to use a brand called “Dermalogica”. At first using the starter pack including the cleanser, toner, moisturizer and exfoliater, it worked wonders. After finishing the cleanser I then bought the bigger bottle (which cost me :-| ). It stopped working, although I was still using all of the products morning and night.
    Enough was enough, although It was not prescribed by my doctor, I bought Roaccutane also known as Accutane, 20mg, and began taking 1 tablet a day 4 days ago (I weigh 165lb). After talking to a few people today and calling the manufactures of the product I was told that I won’t be able to get my tattoo, which I booked 6 months ago and is to be done in 3 months time, if I was taking this medication, so I stoped straight away.

    (btw sorry for this extensive life story, but I feel like you need to know my past to understand my current situation)

    Anyways, I’m now back on my usual cleansing routine, which is as follows:

    -Heated facial towel wipe down of face (to open pores) and then Cetaphil Oily skin cleanser in the shower.
    After shower, lightly dry face then :
    - Natio: Young wash
    rinse of with warm then cool water and dry, then:
    - Natio: Young freshener/toner
    applied with clean cotton buds
    - Natio: Young Moisturizer

    After this I then apply a small amount of Benzac Ac 2.5 cream onto obvious pimples.

    I do this both morning and before bed, I eat very healthy, don’t drink alcohol or smoke and exercise 5 days a week. Yet I am still getting more and more pimples, (still using doxycycline) any help would be amazingly appreciated :) thanks.

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  12. QUESTION:
    I want to kill myself… I want to cry…?
    But I can’t do either…. I feel like my life has been a disaster. Please read this, please help me!

    -I’m a 20 year old male
    -I dropped out of school when I was 14 (got a GED when I was 17)
    -I am not in school now, & I have no job..
    -For the past 2 years I’ve lived with my mom & my autistic brother in a small 2 bedroom apt. in the city
    -I sleep on the couch in the livingroom
    -I have practically no personal items; very few clothes
    -I have a poor relationship with both my mother & brother; we barely talk, sometimes we go days w/o saying anything to eachother & my mom mostly just yells at me for not doing anything with my life. She’s been unemployed for a while now & really needs me to get a job… & I honestly wish I could! But I can barely take care of my extremely basic needs right now…
    -I have ZERO friends; I haven’t had any real friends since I was 13
    -I have gone months without saying more than 10 words a day
    -I have social anxiety when talking to any stranger
    -I have not had any meaningful emotional relationships since I had friends
    -I have spent the last 6 years alone, inside, pretty much just pacing back & forth thinking.
    -I worked for my dad when I dropped out of school, but he was a sociopath & never paid me. He owes me over 18K. I avoided contact with my mom during this period; she had kicked me out of her house when she found out I dropped out of school. Now I avoid all contact with my dad
    -I have frequently reccurring major depressive episodes.
    -Insomnia & hyposonmia
    -Fluctuating eating patterns
    -Fluctuating exercise patterns
    -I feel like I am very immature and have boyish-like characteristics.. Unattractive I think, anyway
    -I consider myself somewhat intelligent & bright,DEFINITELYy much still ignorant & uneducated
    -I have poor communication skills (due to lack of education & NO ONE TO PRACTICE WITH)
    -Unkempt self-appearance (not too bad, but I DEFFINITELY neglect myself)
    -Bad, crooked teeth
    -Very pale skin with acne
    -Probably about 20 lbs overweight (or too fat)
    -Lack self-discipline
    -Trying to read more books lately to increase my knowledge & expand my vocabulary
    -My favorite thing to do… is go to therapy. Sad..

    I feel my parents have done a really poor job of taking care of me, though I think I might be responsible for part of this because I never “cried for the help I needed” I felt guilty whenever I asked for anything & thought that my parents would just know the best way to take care of me (… very stupid of me..). So now I guess I have severe self neglect problems, maladaptive avoidant behaviors, constantly contemplate suicide…, & don’t know how to put my life back together… except go to therapy for a long time & sort this out…
    The only diagnosis I have received is Neurotic Depression; my therapist doesn’t really “do diagnosis”.

    I really need to get my life on track… I’m so lost & confused & lonely…. I really wish I could cry right now…

    I keep thinking I should kill myself because of how far off course my life is & how much I am constanly stressed out, never having any moments of relief… In my head I am always trying to decide between living & trying my hardest to get my life on track & make something of myself & find happiness or giving up & commiting suicide because I think trying my hardest won’t be good enough & I’ll end up exhausted, miserable, & unhappy till I die… I’m really not sure I should even bother with this life anymore.. My future seems so bleak and futile… & needlessly painful. I should just put myself out of my misery….

    I really just need someone to listen to me and offer some help right now.. One hour a week with my therapist seems to only be a TEASE! to me….

    I want to get back to having friends & girlfriends (or one I mean), I want to get into school & get educated, I want to have a decent career…

    Any advice is appreciated. SORRY THIS WAS SO LONG & INARTICULATELY WRITTEN.

    • ANSWER:
      You’re the solution, is therapy helping? cause it should

      Did you work for your dad under contract? if there is any way to get him to pay you, you should grab that chance cause it doesn’t seem like there’s much of a relationship left.

      Try to build a good relationship with your mother and brother, you might have to change yourself to do so.

      Nobody said it would be easy, but push yourself completely to the limit to change everything you don’t like, your mother will see this too and she will support you

      I know it might seem easy to say from someone like me, but sitting here on yahoo anwsers sulking is not good, and summing up what’s wrong with you is very demotivating, focus on what you want to accomplish instead and work on that every single day untill you succeed.

      I’m kind of limited here with the description you gave me so I can’t give real aimed advice but if you want it (or just want to talk) you’re free to mail me, I’m on Yahoo Anwsers pretty much all day.

      johnkando@rocketmail.com

  13. QUESTION:
    Pimples, Acne, Rash, or Folliculitus?
    Ok im 16 and in May of ’08 I started a dish-washing job at a pizza restaurant. About a month after i have been working i noticed a red mark on my wrist, it kept getting bigger, then my thumb, then my pinky, then my finger next to my pinky, then on my other hand it was on my wrist where it bends on the side, then they all started to get big, they are red and all ways dried out and hurt with hot water. So i went to the doctors in the last week of august and he said it looks like a rash, so he gave me a steroid cream, and the day after i started using it i got little red pimples on my neck(about 15 in a groupish-line), then after a week of using the cream my hands didn’t get better, but my neck got worse, it started to spread around one side of my neck and then it went to the other, so i went back to the doctors and he gave me some kind of steroid pills along with another steroid type cream because he thought i had an allergic reaction on my neck from the other cream, so i was told to use the cream on my neck and hands and the pills will do both. Well the pills worked but after a week and a half of use i ran out and the spots on my hand came back but the condition on my neck is the same if not a little worse. So i called back my doctor and he said to go see a dermatologist because he doesn’t know what it could be. Yesterday my moms friend looked at my neck and said it looks EXACTLY of what she had 2 months ago, Folliculitus, i have no clue what it is, all i know is that its a infection of your hair follicles that you get after you shave(if it is this is it contagious, i need to know because im in high school right now and people are wondering what it is and im just telling them an allergic reaction!), and if it is it how can i get it to go away within 2 week without going to the doctors again, what can i buy or use to treat it, i have pictures and a dance coming up! I cannot get into a dermatologist for 2 weeks because of so many people booking.

    So do you have any idea what my hand problems could be?

    So do you have any idea what my neck problems could be?(this is more important to me than my hands, i want this gone ASAP, what can i do!!!!)

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    12 years old and terrible acne?
    Ok well i am 12, im not even going to lie about how old i am cos i think its got to a point where i just cant take it any more.
    When i was 11 i started wearing makeup, and a LOT of it. I know it was stupid so i dont need anyone to tell me that. Anyway so i just started getting blackheads, no biggie. Then i started getting whiteheads, so when i turned 12 i asked to get the clinique 3 step skin care kit since i heard so many good things about it. After about 2 days i started breaking out like CRAZZZY im not joking my whole face was so red and puffy, i stayed at home until it got better. It didnt get better so i stopped using it and used neautrogena and stuff like that, it has been about 6 months since that happened and i have the worst skin you could imagine. People ask me if i was my face (people i dont even know), they take pitty on me and i cant stand it. I have blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.
    YES i have started my period about 2 months ago so maybe that could also be the cause but i really cannot stand my skin anymore. I have been eating really healthy, i am drinking lots of water, doing lots of exercise and taking my makeup off (since i cannot go out without it, stupid right since im so young, but if i dont i have no confidence) and i cleanse, tone, moisturize, exfoliate once a week, mask ETC but NOTHING is working.

    Please can someone help me

    I tried going to my GP but they are like booked for 3 months and i really cant stand it please can someone help me…

    • ANSWER:
      don’t use the makeup, u might be allergic to it

  15. QUESTION:
    Why wont my husband have sex with me, or even touch me?
    I just need to get this off my chest. My husband and I have been married for 6 years, and during that time we have only had sex about once a month. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

    I am a reasonably attractive woman. Im 27years old, 5ft 9in, long light-brown hair, and gray-green eyes. I weighed 130lbs when we got married, and I’ll be the first to admit that I have gained a few pounds in the last 3 years……but I still get hit on when I’m out and about. I work hard to make sure the house is clean, I cook very well, I try to make everyone laugh, and help people in need no matter what the cost. Of course everyone has their flaws, but I’m just trying to say that I’m not a bad person or anything (inside and out). And I know there is going to be someone that suggests its because I dont bathe, or I have bad breath and acne. I assure you, that is not the case.

    I have tried EVERYTHING to make myself attractive to my husband. Lingere, being aggressive, being timid, all kinds of foreplay…….and nothing ever works. He LITTERALLY brushes me off of him like Im a pesky child or something. Do you know how humiliating it is to walk out of the bedroom in 0 lingere, and have your husband glance at you as if you were wearing a burlap sack, and go back to playing War Craft? Or to jump his bones in nothing but a thong while he is watching TV, and have him get mad at you for disturbing him? Usually he just flat out ignores me if I start loving on him. For example, I will start kissing his neck or something while he is on the couch. And he just clenches up, and stays stock still. To make it worse, I have a very strong libido. So I break down and try to initiate sex pretty often……even though I know I’m just going to get crushed. I need affection, just like everyone else.

    Sure, not everybody can have sex at any time (because they get tired, or depressed, etc). But for 6 years straight? NOBODY is THAT tired or down-in-the-dumps. I would understand if he didnt find me attractive. But then why did he marry me?!?! Its been like this from day 1 of our marriage.

    It hurts me SO bad, that I cry myself to sleep every night (quietly so he doesnt notice as he lays next to me). I have to look away if I see a couple being affectionate in public. I cant even watch love scenes on TV, or read a book that has any kind of romance in it, because it hurts SO bad.

    I have tried everything to get to the bottom of this. I have even gotten so desperate as to ask him if he was really gay, because I didnt know what else to do. Does anyone have a similar experience, or some advice? I dont know what else to do. The emotional pain of being constantly rejected is becoming almost to much for me to bear. I hate to say it, but im pretty close to doing something to hurt myself because the pain is so unbearable.
    (sorry this was so long. Ive been holding in the pain for 6 years)

    • ANSWER:
      I would write him a letter just as you wrote here or just give him this to read. Don’t be around while he reads it and at the bottom of the letter let him know that you would like to set up an appointment with him to talk about this. If he puts it off or can not make time with you with in say 1 week of receiving the letter then consider counseling so you can get some insight as to why. If he won’t go to counseling perhaps he’s just reached that age where his sex drive has lowered. Or maybe he has other addictions that lead him away from sex with you such as video games or porn. I think that if you’ve made all the efforts you can with no response from him then you need to stop him and ask him if he’s happy in this marriage and if he’s content living like this because you are not. Don’t hurt yourself it would be way easier to take more aggressive measures to find out what his problem is and go from there. Maybe you two weren’t meant for each other and theres a much more affectionate guy out there wondering what is taking you so long to find him.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I control my temper?
    Okay, so I have this REALLY annoying little brother. I’ll explain why I think this.

    1 – Everyone thinks he is SO cute and I’ll have to agree with them too.
    2 – Whenever he does something wrong, my mother doesn’t care.
    3 – My mother is always paying attention to him and never to me
    4 – He strikes me for no reason
    5 – He gets everything he wants for special occasions and I only get books
    6 – He repeats everything I say but in a ‘nyah nyah’ tone
    7 – Is kind to everyone but me
    8 – Blows raspberries at my face, causing a spray of saliva to splatter my face
    9 – Always acts as an angel but really isn’t
    10 – Pretends he is all smart and everything when he isn’t

    So he does all these things and believe me, there are many more things he does.

    He does these things to me and I always ignore him but he does these things again and again and I start to lose my temper.

    I don’t have any issues or problems. I just get really angry easily.

    I also have a classmate at school. She is also extremely annoying. She is always looking over my shoulder and breathing really loudly in my ear and she copies my work during class.

    She is TERRIBLE at singing. She always sits next of me in music lessons and bursts her terrible sounds into my ear.

    I don’t know her very well so I pretend that nothing happens but i so badly want to punch her.

    She think she is cute and friendly but really, I don’t want to offend her but it doesn’t work if you have acne all over you face!

    My mother is cruel and she says and does things that make me want to bite her.

    I have tried controlling my temper. Whenever I lose in a computer game I scream and shout and bang my fist on the table.

    I am really a nice and friendly person, so my teacher says.

    Please answer sensibly. How can I control my temper?
    I really want to scream and hit everything around me. Is it serious? Am I crazy?

    • ANSWER:
      At my daughter’s elementary school they have a 5 point action plan for anger that I think is really great.

      1) Stop – freeze mentally
      2) Feel – allow the feelings to come
      3) Think- think about what is happening
      4) Decide- choose how to react
      5) Act= do what you have decided.

      This works great when you allow it to. The more you do it the faster the process becomes. I have a 5 year-old girl and a two year-old boy. I also get my daughter books. You know why? She is really. really smart. I mean REALLY smart. I can see her becoming a doctor or a scientist- anything she wants to be and I really want to help her. I know that reading is very helpful so I buy her books. Its that simple. If she weren’t smart I might give her cheesy toys. Her brother isn’t really verbal- he gets toys. I love him but think he may have a problem so he gets more attention. He throws temper tantrums and gets in less trouble than she does- why? Because he is a little kid and they don’t control themselves as well. The truth? She was my first baby and while I love them both very much a part of me will always love her just a little bit more.

  17. QUESTION:
    What stereotype subculture am I?
    I’m not looking to fit in just wondering how others would label me and I stole this idea elsewhere. lol

    Details:

    30 year old Mixed Female (Mexican, American Indian, and Caucasian background)
    5’5 BBW

    Upbringing: Spent my early childhood years in the small town of Eufaula, AL and my adolescence and adult years in deep south Texas on the border with Mexico. I grew up in government housing and now I’ve been living with my parents once again in a house my Dad owns now but is turning over to me someday. I was excited my parents divorced because Dad didn’t do Mom right. I’ve lived in an apt.twice when I was with my ex of 6 years.

    Education: I earned GED but still ended up going back my Senior year and finishing with a high school diploma on time with my graduating class since I’d only stayed out one year. I also have earned two certificates of completion. I went for Medical Assisting and Business Office Technology at two different schools. The former was a local private vocational school and the latter was a Job Corps.

    What I’m doing now: Earning my associate’s at a community college and am a returning Freshman. My top interests include music, theater, and dance for what I’ll end up doing at a University eventually. (I keep changing my mind but I’ll have it figured out in two years!) I’d like to learn belly dancing, violin, piano, voice, acting, tap, modern dance, and jazz dance. Two other major interests are mariachi and opera!

    Past job experience: Call centers which I loathe and Waitressing which I love! My first job was as a cashier at Burger King when I was 16 and it was OK. Currently unemployed, earning disability due to bipolar diagnosis, and going back to school to make a better future. I never worked as a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) due to my fear of doing something wrong such as giving an injection wrong,etc but I did make an 89 on the exam. I don’t like the 9-5 atmosphere which is another reason I never used the B.O.T. (Business Office Technology) degree either but I do realize I may have to make that sacrifice someday.

    Goals: lose another 100 lbs; work as a dramaturg, scriptwriter, or in music/dance (possibly even burlesque if I gain enough confidence through weight loss and skill); retire to Brazil, Hawaii, or someplace tropical when I’m old; move to CA, NYC, or Europe in the next 10-15 years; die of old age

    Politics: Democrat mainly because from what I have read it sounds like the better party that suits what I believe.

    Religion: was raised Catholic and baptized as a baby, been exposed to Protestant, Pentecostal, non denominational, Mormon, and Jehovah’s Witness religion through friends, etc. Feel like I was pushed into my Mormon baptism a few years ago by the missionaries. consider myself agnostic now but would like to learn more about both Judaism and Eastern philosophies

    Books: The Vampire Lestat (but I cant remember much I just remember liking it a lot), Harry Potter series, Blue Bloods series, the Holy Bible (it really has a lot of interesting stories to read)

    Films: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, A. I., Saw series, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Malena (Italian movie), and Farewell My Concubine (Chinese). Oh yeah, and Titanic.

    TV: *yawns*

    Music: ATB, Armin Van Buuren, And One, Cradle of Filth, old Nightwish with Tarja, Leaves Eyes, Ironmaiden, Dio, Ozzy, Guns N Roses, Pretty Ricky, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Patsy Cline, Selena

    Appearance: depends on occasion but more of a t shirt and jeans gal on a typical day. I do love dressing up when called for though. no glasses, never wore braces, no acne problems, obese (currently at 225 and losing) very short black hair but am regrowing it to donate it for cancer patients if I can manage to accomplish said goal

    Other info: love dining out (fave restaurants include Red Lobster, The Olive Garden, and The Outback; fave cuisine: BBQ, Southern, Mexican, all sorts of Asian, and Italian), love swimming, love dancing, traveling is my #1 passion, and I love cooking. stuff that grosses me out: escargot (snails), liver (esp. chicken liver), my own poop, people that don’t wash their hands, lamb meat, duck meat, people that wear animal furs.

    I adore Scottish, Irish, British, and German accents. I love Italian and Germanic languages oh yeah and Brazilian Portuguese. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a movie I neglected to mention and the bits where he speaks Romanian are among my favorite parts. As a teen, I wished vampires were real and to become one. I liked the Twilight saga films but can’t count them among my faves. I hate what Stephanie Meyer did with the whole sparkly vampire thing. OK well I better stop here. Get to stereotyping me please. ; )

    Heroes: Jesus Christ, Harry Potter, my family, and anybody out to do good for others
    I am not asking what religion I should belong to and am asking if I sound goth, hipster, geeky, yuppie, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      You are a Sunbeam. And Jesus still wants you for one. Go back to The Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints.

      Jesus loves you, so it stands to reason, that is where you belong.

  18. QUESTION:
    MAC makeup users please help!!!!?
    Ok so I have tried tons of face makeup lol anywhere from many drugstore brands to bare minerals, clinique…but I still have not gotten around to MAC. I do not mind paying a little more for a good product but 30 is my max =] I really want to try out MAC’s face makeup but i have been hesitant in the past because i only knew of their compact powder that was known to break easily (not a plus in my book). In search for something better, i was lurking their site and discovered their loose mineral makeup. So my question is do you recommend their makeup? Which is better (compact or loose)? From their site http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shad… which product do you recommend if any at all?? Are there any other brands that i may no know of that you find to work well??
    ***oh and I do have a tiny bit of acne that i like to cover up so this stuff has to work well! =]

    PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
    Thanks =]
    RACHEL S,
    do you use that stuff as an all over powder or just for touch up type things??

    • ANSWER:
      i use to love MAC, but they make me look cakey, their eye shadows are amazing

      you should try out Benefit’s Get Even because its like LOOSE powder and compact kind of thing,
      it evens out color and covers your blemishes.

      here’s the link so you can check it out ;)

  19. QUESTION:
    Question for girls that use MAC Cosmetics?
    Ok so I have tried tons of face makeup lol anywhere from many drugstore brands to bare minerals, clinique…but I still have not gotten around to MAC. I do not mind paying a little more for a good product but 30 is my max =] I really want to try out MAC’s face makeup but i have been hesitant in the past because i only knew of their compact powder that was known to break easily (not a plus in my book). In search for something better, i was lurking their site and discovered their loose mineral makeup. So my question is do you recommend their makeup? Which is better (compact or loose)? From their site, which product do you recommend if any at all?? Are there any other brands that i may no know of that you find to work well??
    ***oh and I do have a tiny bit of acne that i like to cover up so this stuff has to work well! =]

    PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
    Thanks =]

    http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/159/595/Iridescent-PowderLoose/index.tmpl

    -MAC’s site

    • ANSWER:
      MAC has some pros and cons

      they cover really well, but it’s so heavy that it clogs your pores and can cause break outs.

      Clinuque has an acne soultions foundation thats pretty good, the only other ones i would recommend are a few dollars out of your range, but if you want to try samples of they you can go to macys and have them match your skin to get a good color.

      The pricier ones I would recommend:
      Estee Lauder -Double Wear- .00
      Clarins- Everlasting- .00
      Benefit- Hello Flawless powder- .00

  20. QUESTION:
    What’s wrong with me?
    I hope someone out there can relate to my thoughts -

    Where to start? I’m going to be honest. I’m only twelve, but I’m very, very mature for my age. I feel like there’s nothing in life left for me to figure out. Although I tend to look I life from a zoomed-out perspective (if you know what I mean). I think very logically and I think way too much into things, but this is a very general aspect of my everyday life.

    I get embarrassed very easily and I take criticism very harshly. At school, I don’t fit in, especially with the other girls. I’m the quiet girl. I bring books to lunchtime because I don’t want people to talk to me. I get embarrassed by the kids around me when they say dirty things like kids my age do. I’m quiet because when I speak my voice is a ghost. I stutter. When I talk, I can’t hear myself. I can’t make conversation. I have no social life. I have acne (not so bad, but I always think that that’s all people see when they look at me). I get embarrassed when people watch me do things, especially eat. I start to sweat when people look at me. I keep to myself very much.

    I would be happily independent at school if it wasn’t for the fact that there is a teacher I have a crush on, and I want him to think that I’m a normal, down to earth middle school girl. I force myself to tolerate people long enough to walk with me down the hall when I am passing by his class. When noone is around, I have to awkwardly thumble through my papers as if I am rushing to class. I think I walk awkwardly.

    People shoving my in the halls doesn’t help. I wish I could go about my day without any interference from anyone else. They all mess with me!!! I get soooo embarrassed when people do things to me. Like once, for no apparant reason, this guy put a bottle of lotion on the top of my locker door when I was about to close it. I had no idea what to do so I stood there awkwardly while everyone snickered. Finally, after five minutes of ignoring it and riffling through my locker when I already had my books, someone actually came and took it off my locker door. I had no idea what to make of it so my face turned beat red and I ran down the hall. I cried about it later that day. Don’t ask why.

    I’m very smart for my age. I always want to learn. My teachers compliment me like crazy. Especially the one that I like. One time, my science teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up and said that I was unbelievable smart and that she was glad to have me in her class. I’m proud of making good grades, but I get called a nerd way to often. I take it very very very personally.
    I’m not comfortable with myself. I can’t let go and have fun because I’m scared I’ll look stupid.

    I’m not satisfied with my life. I do the same thing every day and come home to nothing. I used to have something to look forward to – getting home. Now, when I think about getting home, I get sad. I don’t want to come home and put up with more people. I want to be left alone. My mom and my brother aggravate me. I’m short-tempered. I just want to go to my room and read or work on a project or research something online. These are my hobbies.

    My life is a complete circle. Home, school, home, schoool. When does it end? When can I sit down and sigh and say “phew!! im done!! i dont have to live this life anymore!!”?? A complete circle. Wake up, get ready, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th period, home, sleep, repeat. No joy. No straying from the path. No end. I’ve thought hard into this and it makes me wonder why I put up with it. Why don’t I…. do something? anything? I hate my life. My life is a circle. continuous work. no reward. continuous stress. continuous putting up with shit. I will never get to sit down and say “glad thats over!” Never. Not when I die. Not after I die. And it makes me think if this life is really worth the effort I put into it. . .

    I want to know if anyone can relate to me or what I should do. This is not a whim. I’ve felt like this for two years and I can’t seem to

    • ANSWER:
      I’m very impressed with you. I’m tired of seeing all the immaturity and kids “trying” to act grown up at your age by doing things they are too young to do, but you do seem pretty mature and I respect that.
      Is it sad that I am very impressed, as well, with your grammar? (Sorry English major) Definitely not something that you see often. But embrace it hun, because you have a gift.

      Its obvious that you don’t fit in with your peers. It doesn’t help to hear that, because it doesn’t make things any easier, but it’s hard to feel comfortable around people that you have nothing in common with. And at you age, with your intellect, that’s obviously noted.

      Sounds to me like you have a bit of a social phobia. Which I think comes mainly from the fact that you are (dare I say it?) superior to those around you? I’m sure if you found people you can relate to better you might feel more comfortable socially.

      I think the fact that you feel like you are living in this daily cycle that is bringing about your short temper, And maybe you are just naturally a bit of a loner. I usually lock myself in my room as well because I just don’t like dealing with my family. It’s not abnormal.

      As for the cycle thing. I completely relate to you on that. It’s hard to see life as more than just your daily routine. However, my advice to you is to try and find something to spice it up. Right now, however, you are too young for a job, but what are your plans for the future? It seems to me like you are the type of person that needs constant change and intellectual excitement. Not really sure what your interests would be, but I know that you wouldn’t be happy with a typical 9-5, because I know that I wouldn’t. I’m sure if you talked to your teachers or counselors or something, they might be able to find a program for you to get into. Something that you’d enjoy doing that will make life seem less mundane and routine. That might help you break out of this cycle. Right now, however, this cycle may not end, and you may not be able to sit down and say “phew, I’m done” until you get out of school. But the opportunities that you will have by putting in all this stress and shit will be the reward you are looking for.

      It’s sad that you are questioning if life is worth the effort at such a young age. I know where you’re coming from, but you really wont be able to get those answers until you get older. Which really sucks to hear, I’m sure. But like I said earlier, try and find a program/internship/volunteer opportunity that you’d enjoy. Finding happiness and diversity in a cycled life is part of our jobs on Earth. The wake up school/work home repeat becomes a given, its finding the opportunities in life that make us enjoy our lives more.

      If you want any help with anything, anyone to vent to, or whatever you can email me at emptybox1988@yahoo.com. I really feel where you are coming from and I think you have great potential to be a strong role in this world and don’t like hearing you question the boredom of life.

  21. QUESTION:
    I am getting so stressed out and depressed because of my mom?
    I feel like all of this pressure has added up over the years. I don’t even know if it’s just because of hormones or because my mom is actually pressuring me a lot.

    She used to be nice to me and seemed to love me a lot when I was little. She would write letters to me and give them to me saying how she hoped I would grow up to be a good person and work hard and also how she would love me no matter what.

    Now she is very demanding and hot-tempered (she does admit that she is hot-tempered) and yells at me and my two brothers for little reasons even. It makes me wonder if she is always PMSing or something. But then again, I did lie a lot and take lots of candy from our pantry and I still do.

    Recently, I told her I wanted to dance as a hobby and my mom agreed, only if I practiced enough to be about as good as a professional dancer. I have been practicing a lot and have 9 hours of dance classes as well as practicing at home using YouTube and dance videos that my mom bought. But she makes me feel bad saying I should be better and practice more.

    But today she gives me all this nagging/yelling saying how tired and sad I look when I was just resting on the couch because of my busy summer schedule and also because I’m on my period. If I tell her I’m tired which why I was sad looking, she said I don’t have to look miserable if I’m tired. And I talked back saying “Well, do I have to look happy when I’m tired??” and she told me “Well, you don’t have to look miserable, ok?” It’s not like she knows what I’m going through. She, unlike me, does NOT do exercise whatsoever, she’s lucky it’s in her genes to still be skinny enough so she doesn’t have to obsess over her body.

    She nags me about how my hair looks terrible or my skin is worse than hers (umm…hello? Isn’t acne common in teens? Teens nowadays have way worse skin than mine) because of the pores and tiny little bumps and occassional pimples here and there. She shakes her head when she sees a new pimple on my face.

    I HATE how fake she sounds on the phone because she’s always nice on the phone but the minute she turns her phone off, she is back to nagging me to do my math or whatever.

    I’m not allowed to do so many things other teens are allowed to do. I don’t even have a cell phone anymore because my mom doesn’t want me playing on it. I’m not allowed to play on the computer except on one day of the week without getting yelled at about how lazy I am.

    And when I asked her for more pads she said “How can you be done already?!” It’s like, shut up, I don’t have the same amount of blood flowing out of me as you, just give me a freaking pad because I’m about to leak through my other one. (BTW, I already asked her for those menstrual cups because I hate asking her for pads and spending all that money on them and she said I didn’t need them or no one else uses them)

    I have so much work to do because my mom tells me to practice dance, do my math workbooks,
    practice flute, or read books, or fix my hair, take a shower, or something else. I just hate my relationship with my mom!!

    P.S. She should understand how I’m not feeling well because I’m on my period now! She even knows I’m on it.

    P.S.S. I just want to be able handle all of this stress.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmmmmmm. Well, it could be that your mother wasn’t happy or successful with her life and (I assume your father is no longer in the picture because he wasn’t mentioned) it’s hard being a single mom. She is probably just as depressed as you are. I am a professional of depression. I’ve been depressed everyday since I was 13 and I’m almost 19. I’m just now getting over it. Anyway, your case sounds similar to my friends. He does not care for his parents at all. They are very strict and never let him do anything when he was in high school. He’s just now getting ready to move out and he’s gonna tell his parents to stick it (whatever “it” is) up there @$$. But something as serious as being on your period and her not giving you a pad is just plain cruel. Here’s just a suggestion, write your mother a very heart felt letter telling her how sad you are. Tell her about how you wish things could go back to the way they used to be. Remember to pour all of your emotions into this letter. When you read something like this it’s more likely to stick than if just said. I hope you and your mom get along better. I really do.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me?
    I hope someone out there can relate to my thoughts -

    Where to start? I’m going to be honest. I’m only twelve, but I’m very, very mature for my age. I feel like there’s nothing in life left for me to figure out. Although I tend to look I life from a zoomed-out perspective (if you know what I mean). I think very logically and I think way too much into things, but this is a very general aspect of my everyday life.

    I get embarrassed very easily and I take criticism very harshly. At school, I don’t fit in, especially with the other girls. I’m the quiet girl. I bring books to lunchtime because I don’t want people to talk to me. I get embarrassed by the kids around me when they say dirty things like kids my age do. I’m quiet because when I speak my voice is a ghost. I stutter. When I talk, I can’t hear myself. I can’t make conversation. I have no social life. I have acne (not so bad, but I always think that that’s all people see when they look at me). I get embarrassed when people watch me do things, especially eat. I start to sweat when people look at me. I keep to myself very much.

    I would be happily independent at school if it wasn’t for the fact that there is a teacher I have a crush on, and I want him to think that I’m a normal, down to earth middle school girl. I force myself to tolerate people long enough to walk with me down the hall when I am passing by his class. When noone is around, I have to awkwardly thumble through my papers as if I am rushing to class. I think I walk awkwardly.

    People shoving my in the halls doesn’t help. I wish I could go about my day without any interference from anyone else. They all mess with me!!! I get soooo embarrassed when people do things to me. Like once, for no apparant reason, this guy put a bottle of lotion on the top of my locker door when I was about to close it. I had no idea what to do so I stood there awkwardly while everyone snickered. Finally, after five minutes of ignoring it and riffling through my locker when I already had my books, someone actually came and took it off my locker door. I had no idea what to make of it so my face turned beat red and I ran down the hall. I cried about it later that day. Don’t ask why.

    I’m very smart for my age. I always want to learn. My teachers compliment me like crazy. Especially the one that I like. One time, my science teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up and said that I was unbelievable smart and that she was glad to have me in her class. I’m proud of making good grades, but I get called a nerd way to often. I take it very very very personally.
    I’m not comfortable with myself. I can’t let go and have fun because I’m scared I’ll look stupid.

    I’m not satisfied with my life. I do the same thing every day and come home to nothing. I used to have something to look forward to – getting home. Now, when I think about getting home, I get sad. I don’t want to come home and put up with more people. I want to be left alone. My mom and my brother aggravate me. I’m short-tempered. I just want to go to my room and read or work on a project or research something online. These are my hobbies.

    My life is a complete circle. Home, school, home, schoool. When does it end? When can I sit down and sigh and say “phew!! im done!! i dont have to live this life anymore!!”?? A complete circle. Wake up, get ready, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th period, home, sleep, repeat. No joy. No straying from the path. No end. I’ve thought hard into this and it makes me wonder why I put up with it. Why don’t I…. do something? anything? I hate my life. My life is a circle. continuous work. no reward. continuous stress. continuous putting up with shit. I will never get to sit down and say “glad thats over!” Never. Not when I die. Not after I die. And it makes me think if this life is really worth the effort I put into it. . .

    I want to know if anyone can relate to me or what I should do. This is not a whim. I’ve felt like this for two years and I can’t seem to really understand myself.

    I don’t understand.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there i am sorry to hear you feel this way!

      My 1st thought is that socializing with family and friends is part of life. Maybe the reason you dont have anything to look forward to is because you dont give yourself the opportunity to take part in things somebody your age should. Find friends that you have things in common with and that you can enjoy being around because not everybody gets on thats life too. To do this you need to let yourself get to know people and go to their house maybe to work on your projects and things break the circle even a little at a time.

      gd luck =)

  23. QUESTION:
    How much would you hate to have my life? Can your life top mine?
    Its funny in writing but it sucks to live it in real life.

    17 with no license or permit.
    I haven’t left the neighborhood more than 6 times this year.
    I was home schooled for all of high school.
    My family (relatives on my mom’s side. they are the only ones who are sane and loving people. My god they are the greatest.) lives on the other side of the world. I never get to see them.
    Have acne and skinny fat.
    Parts of the house smell like poop.
    I try to keep my room nice and perfectly clean, but my mom is always barging in with my sister and they mess it up.
    My whole family is fat and calls me anorexic for being thin.
    Once went through a period of 2 years where my parents locked me exclusively out of the television and computers and took away all of my music and books and magazines for no reason. I was barely let outside of the house. They would come and get me with the car if I tried to take a walk.

    My whole house is ugly and dark because it was built with no lights in the ceilings except for the kitchen so all we have for lights are wobbly lamps with broken lampshades.
    Our couches smell disgusting, are infested with fleas, and itch.
    Our two cocker spaniels have fleas. The older one smells up the house with greasy powdery dander and his whole butt is bare skin because he scratched off his fur (fleas). He is in heat so his gross penis has been sticking out and sliming up the couches. The younger one pees all over the floor and on me when he is excited.

    My mom doesn’t buy me clothes, or she says that she will but then starts an argument over it so she has an excuse not to buy me any. Right now I have 8 pairs of underwear, 3 bras, 1 top, 1 pair of jeans, and 2 dresses. We have the money. She also refuses to buy me makeup when I am 17 and have acne, but she buys my slutty 11 year old sister bags full of makeup.

    My family is psycho: My mom yells at me all day and says that she does nothing but clean, but all she really does is yell at me about how much she cleans and she never actually cleans that much. My sister is 11 years old and watches Girls Next Door and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She dresses like a hooker (sounds mean, but I’m not kidding) and has Playboy bedding, wallets, and beach towel. She also has anger management issues. She swears at me and my mom. If I tell her to stop swearing at my mom, my mo tells me to shut up. They both love conflict. My sister has two bedrooms all to herself. All day I hear my mom and her talk about me and how stupid/annoying/lazy/ugly/pathetic I am.

    My brother is 13 and is in his room for 12 hours at a time on the weekend in his underwear (he never wears a shirt which is gross because he is really flabby, which my parents encourage) playing video games and masturbating. He never washes his hair. He doesn’t know how. He just lets the water in the shower run over it. My mom babies him and goes ballistic if I try to explain to him the importance of showers and not taking 2 huge slices of greasy pizza at a time.

    My dad ignores me. He gets up at 6 and leaves for work, comes home at 4, turns on Fox news really loud and watches that from 5-8 and spends the rest of his time on his laptop. When we have dinner, he eats really fast and his jaw pops and he hogs all the food. Then he will sometimes watch a netflix movie with my mom and siblings ( I don’t usually partake) and eats 2 Halloween Candy bowls (12″ diameter) full of popcorn all to himself and won’t stop eating. A regular after dinner snack for him consists of 2-3 bowls of popcorn, 2 ice cream bars, seconds and thirds of dinner, and half a bag of Lays. He was extremely verbally, psychologically, and emotionally abusive to me and now decides to ignore me after I called the cops on him for almost hitting my mom and threatening to beat me up. He ignored me before then too. After that, he goes upstairs to his room (which has stained carpet and smells like rancid pee. I wish I was trolling about this.) and watches the science or history channel. My mom sleeps in my sister’s bed with her.

    My mom brags about all of the famous musicians she dated and was friends with when she was in her 20s. I think she married my dad just to get citizenship and he married her so he could get a discount on housing because he was in the navy at the time. My mom is now fat and has had heart surgery but insists that I am disgustingly thin and that if my relatives saw me, they would be disgusted. She constantly tells me how disgusting I look, yet brags about how she was skinny when she was younger. She even makes fun of my acne and says its my fault even though I got it from her (she has severe cystic acne all through her teen years).

    Is your family or life worse than this?
    My sister is also a grand slob. The counters are constantly covered with her makeup stains and the toilets are always clogged (my mom, brother, and sister don’t flush).

    • ANSWER:
      Do you live Haiti?
      No you don’t

      At least your house didn’t fall apart and crushed all your family into pieces
      My life ain’t bad….but yours ain’t either :)

      And like she said, gtfo at 18….your legal…you can do WHATEVER you want…they have no control over you at that point

  24. QUESTION:
    (paragraph of my everday thing I go through) What am I doing wrong?
    (15, male, black) Just thought I’d let you know. So I wake up and throw on my clothes. Clothes are name brand and shoes are icey white air force ones. Walk into the bathroom and look into the mirror. I’ve been classified as ugly since the 6th grade. I tell myself I don’t look as ugly as everyone tries to convince me I am. I brush my teeth, wash my face, grease my hair. I have waves in my hair and a little acne. My nose is big and my chin is long making my too big for my body. Get to the bus stop and stand quietly. Not long after my friends come. They’re on the good looking side. They start talking about all the stuff going on around school that only the popular kids know about. Every now and then I throw in a little comment but mainly I sit and listen. The bus comes and I get on. I go to sleep because I have nothing better to do. Get to school and I act like myself. Do my work talk to my friends who aren’t the best looking. A couple of my friends are on the popular good looking side. School goes by and I walk to class by myself and talk to my average/ugly friends. 7th period rolls by. The girls who like to talk about other people are talking about all the good looking guys in the class. I hear them whisper what about him and I know they’re talking about me.(How do I know? I looked over and saw her try to stop pointing at me) Her friends giggle and say I’m ugly. The only thing they like about me is my hair and they’ve seen better waves than mines. Laughter goes throughout their group. I get on the bus and talk to my friends. We laugh and have fun. One of my friend girls starts saying what she likes about each one of us appearance wise. She looks at me and says what I like about you is… and stares at me as if it’s impossible to find something likeable about my appearance. Not to long before the rest of my friends bust out laughing and I tell them to shutup. My friend Daniel shows me a picture he got a girl to send him of her naked in the tub. I tell him maybe I need to get a jacket like him so I can start getting pics like that. He tells me I need alot more than just a jacket and laughs. Roderick tells me my other friend Nick told him that I was trying to hit on a girl (good looking girl I was just talking to not hitting on) and that I was too ugly to get her to go out with me and that he looked 10 times better than me. My friends tell me they’ve found someone who looks just like me at school so I go find him and he’s an ugly homely kid. I tell them who I found and they say he looks just like my twin. I ask my friend Sarah (I wanna hook up with her) why she doesn’t have a boyfriend. She says because she hasn’t been looking for one. I try to ask her out and she giggles and says no. Stand up to give an oral report on a book and someone calls me ugly and the class laughs. That’s pretty much an everyday thing. Giggles behind my back, getting called ugly by at least one person everyday. I don’t think I’m ugly. I’m myself all the time. I have a decent level of confidence, but when I try to ask a girl out my confidence gets shot down with a no followed by a giggle. Maybe I don’t look as good as I could?

    • ANSWER:
      Aw :( well from your profile picture I wouldn’t say ugly and I don’t think that anyone should call you that.

      “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
      for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
      and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone”

      Read that. You said your friends are average/ugly. Don’t call them that, no one is unless you want to be. It doesn’t matter how “ugly” anyone is, if your personality is right, you will be beautiful < wow cliche. But it's true.

      Wake up and smile, take a shower (Hygiene matters to girls..and everyone) keep your hair wavy, natural, no "grease". Brush your teeth or buy teeth whitener toothpaste, (love white teeth). Drink water to get rid of acne. Get out and get fresh air, join a team sport and meet nicer people.

      As for your personality-

      Do NOT ever get yourself down, you are not ugly. Your friends are for saying that. Set an example and stand out. If they say your ugly reply, "The ugliest people are the ones who say people are ugly".
      Remember, people only notice 75% of what you say and 55% is body language. So stand up straight and keep clean shaven and please avoid tattoos/piercings. Smile big!

      Don't be afraid to joke but don't make fun of people cause that's horrible, if those mean girls talk about you again, forget them! You never need immature people like that. Raise above it. If you're a really nice guy they will feel guilty for saying such things.

      Keep an open mind and never judge anyone. Oh yes, something the girls love?

      Confidence- not cocky though.
      Gentleman- you say you want naked pictures? Don't. Just treat girls like ladies (even when they don't act like it) defend them and always be polite- open doors and smile. It's chessey yes, but nothing is more attractive than a guy who is so lovely and it shows that you think before you act. Therefore you are more likely to get a good job and girls love a guy who can make them feel safe.
      Don't get mad or sad, stay strong.

      Be friendly to everyone! And try to talk to other people, offer to help people, anyone and everyone.

      *You are only as good as your personality*.

      Good Luck!
      -K :)

  25. QUESTION:
    11 Science Questions,Help Please??10 point?
    1) Which of the following questions CANNOT be answered through the process of scientific investigation?
    A. If I eat McDonald’s everyday for a month, will my blood pressure go up?
    B. Which brand of deodorant is most effective at stopping wetness?
    C. Why is it so fun to tease my little brother?
    D. Is white bread quicker to mold than wheat bread?

    2)Select the best hypothesis from the following statements:
    A. If you sing to bean seeds, then they will sprout sooner.
    B. I think pumkin plants prefer shade.
    C. “Crayola” makes the best crayons–my little sister says so.
    D. I predict the cat will like its haircut

    3) Suppose you were on the Internet, looking for reliable sources of information on acne. Which of the following websites would be the most trustworthy?
    A. “Acne-Solution (Risk-free 60-day trial)”
    B. “American Academy of Dermatology-Acne”
    C. “Yahoo! Answers-Is it bad to pop zits?”
    D. “Blackhead remover vacuum gun-enjoy blemish free skin in 5 days”

    4) Is it ever acceptable to copy information from a source, word-for-word? (Think English Class)
    A. Yes, it is acceptable–once information appears in print, it is there for people to use.
    B. You can’t copy from books, but you can copy from the Internet.
    C. Yes, it is acceptable, as long as you use quotation marks and list the source in your bibliography.
    D. No, it is never acceptable to do this in school.

    5) Which of the following experiments would involve the collection of quantitative data?
    A. The number of flowers on tomato plants grown at different temperatures.
    B. How brown apples get over a period of two weeks.

    C. How well two stain removers work on grass stains.
    D. The preference of people for soft pretzels with different amounts of salt.

    6)Which is more scientific, quantitative data or qualitative data?
    A. Quantiative is more scientific because it involves opinions.
    B. Qualitative is more scientific because it involves measurement.

    C. They are equally scientific, it really just depends on the type of experiment you’re doing.
    D. Neither is particularly scientific.

    7)Joop is testing whether microwaved water or stove-heated water cools off more quickly. This is his list of materials so far:

    Water, Microwave, Cups, Thermometers, Stove, Pan

    How would you help Joop to improve his materials section?

    A. Have him tell what size pan to use
    B. Have him tell what size cups
    C. Have him tell what type of cups-plastic, glass, styrofoam, etc
    D. All of the above

    8)Here is Joop’s procedure section:

    1. Pour water into a pan

    2. Put the pan on the stove and heat it.

    3. Pour water into a bowl

    4. Put the bowl into the microwave and heat it

    5. Pour the water into the cups

    6. Put in the thermometers

    7. See what happens

    What could Joop do to improve his procedure?

    A. He needs to tell how much water to use.
    B. He needs to tell how long to heat the water.
    C. He needs to tell how often to record the temperature.
    D. All of the above

    9)Natalie, Joop’s older sister, decided to help him out with his experiment. She and Joop filled a small saucepan halfway with water and set it on the stove until the water reached 100 degrees Celcius. They also filled a large glass measuring cup halfway with water and heated it in the microwave until the water reached 100 degrees Celcius too. When both water sources were boiling at 100 degrees Celcius, Joop poured 50 mL of the stove-heated water into a small Styrofoam coffee cup. Natalie poured 50 mL of the microwaved water into an identical Styrofoam cup. They placed a thermometer into each cup and recorded the temperatures every minute until the water in each cup had cooled to at least 50 degrees Celcius.

    What was the constant in this experiment?

    A. The amount of water in each Styrofoam cup
    B. The temperature of the boiling water
    C. The time interval for recording the temperatures
    D. All of these were constants in this experiment

    10)What was the control in this experiment?
    A. The water
    B. The thermometer
    C. The stove
    D. There was no control in this experiment.

    11)What was the dependent variable in this experiment?
    A. The temperature of the cooling water
    B. The temperature of the boiling water
    C. The stove
    D. The microwave

    • ANSWER:
      1. C
      2. A
      3. B
      4. C
      5. C
      6. B
      7. D
      8. D
      9. A
      10. B
      11. B

  26. QUESTION:
    is this any good? like could i someday get it published?
    “It is our pleasure to announce that your class of Veronaville High School has won the “History of Home” event that was held in Washington D.C. this past winter. The entire panel of judges was blown away by the hard work all the students of your class put into your project. Your hard work won’t go unrewarded, as promised each participant will receive an all expense paid week-long trip to Paris, France. We hope to see all of you participate in more historical events in the years to come. “

    The letter had become nearly illegible to read near the end because Allison’s hands were shaking so hard. She could feel her excitement radiating throughout her whole body, from her lips, where she had said the words she had been dreaming of hearing for so long, down her arms and to her fingers that couldn’t stop trembling. She tucked her short brown hair nervously behind her ears. They had done it. So many weeks of interviews, typing, reading old history books, painting the cardboard and it had paid off. It was all worth it! Paris! She had never even been out of Wyoming!
    She could feel her smile stretch across her face as she looked up at all the faces crowding eagerly around her. “They all looked so shocked! They really had no reason to be, they deserved this!” thought Allison as she scanned the faces of her classmates. Allison wasn’t someone who just locked-down during moments of surprise, it was more like she get’s unlocked. She was so excited! No wonder she was shaking! Wendy had turned so white that her skin was almost matching her white softball shirt. Her Light brown hair was pulled back perfectly into a ponytail, no blemishes or wrinkles were to be seen anywhere on Wendy or her outfit, as usual. She looked almost ghostly next to Robert whose tan skin was the darkest in the class. He was still holding his skateboard that he had rode to school on. The corner of his lips were slowly turning up into an almost giddy smile from being nervously pinched together. His dirty blond wavy hair was starting to fall in his eyes, again, but he was too excited to even notice, or he didn’t care.
    The twins sat next to him. Their hands were still squeezed so tightly together for good luck that their knuckles were turning white and both were nervously biting their lips the exact same way. Addie and Regina were identical twins. They both were short with green eyes, long and straight blond hair, delicate little heart shaped faces and cute small noses. The only way you could tell them apart was by the straight scar that ran three inches down the left side of Regina’s face even though it was hardly noticeable now. They were petite and quite pretty other than they both had uncontrollable acne which they didn’t seem to go a day without complaining about, it’s a surprise they weren’t talking right now. They must be really shocked. Justin’s mouth was hanging slightly ajar so that you could see his braces shining in reflection of the sun. He was big and had spiky brown hair that he put gel in every morning, and you could tell by looking at him that he played sports. It wasn’t like he had muscles bugling out of his shirt, but you could just tell he was a sturdily built guy. He sat next to his best friend and right hand man in every basketball game, Thomas. Thomas’s mouth was making a perfect O and his eyes were slowly getting bigger and bigger. His expression looked so silly for a boy who usually was playing so cool that it was enough for Allison to break the silence with giggles.
    “Oh my God, we are going to Paris.” Wendy said in a completely monotone voice. Wendy’s usually organized voice sounded like a zombie. This only caused Allison to laugh even harder, and all the rest of the kids couldn’t help but join in.
    “I am so proud of you guys.” Mr. Walters said. The kids hadn’t even noticed he was there. He never stood out among them the way an adult usually did. Part of it had to do with his height of course. He was shorter than almost all the boys in the class, and some of the girls. Even though he was almost 40 and his face was covered in wrinkles his curly light brown hair and childish blue eyes always made him seem so much younger than he really was. He also didn’t act like other adults. He was just so easy to like: goofy, but not a complete goofball; serious, but not mean; nice, but not overly touchy feely; smart, but not cocky. He just fit in with a freshman class so well that it was easy to forget there was a teacher even there.
    “We are going to Paris!” Wendy shouted louder now having her composure back and was back to her preppy excited self. Justin and Thomas gave each other a run-of-the-mil boy high five. The twins rolled their eyes at them, but they did their own little handshake with a teasing smile on their face.
    “Yes!” Robert enthusiastically yelled. He started doing a little dance around the room. He came over to Allison and grabbed her hands and started pulling his back and forth with hers. “We’re going to Paris, We’r
    idk why i can’t put the whole beginning, but if you like it just tell me and i’ll send more. gracias
    tel me if any parts of it suck! please and thankyou!!

    • ANSWER:
      Its amazing can you email me more????

  27. QUESTION:
    Is the world Court an attempted world wide tyrannical Coup? Should the Worlds Elite Wealthy dictate everything?
    The World court is nothing but a group made up of pawns of Elite Wealthy Scum of the Earth who pretty much think of themselves as Gods, looking to impose a pretense on the worlds people without respect for the sovereign rights of Nations or Individual rights of the people to originate and run their own governments. They also favor the most murderous and tend to go after those fighting in defense of others and their own people’s safety. As in they rail on Israel and don’t say a damned thing about the Murderous Muslims for the most extreme example, and others around the world.

    It’s a no brainer to me, an attempt to take over and impose their law on the world is a serious violation of sovereignty and an act of War. Neither they, nor the UN have the right to rule all of the worlds people, which means they have no right to impose “international law” there is no such natural thing, it’s nothing but world wide organized crime.

    The World Court only get huffy when someone ***** up the Fabian Societies take over the world plan. You don’t see them pitching a ***** about the 12er freak, leader of Iran, Acne Mini Jihad or those like him.

    The world court is like Hitler starting up a court to deal with those standing in his way of World Domination. The World court members and their inventors and backers, in committing this act of war should be taken out and tried for their part in an attempted take over of the world, which plan is hostile to human rights. We should only come together to do this in cases of attempted subjugation of the sovereignty of all or huge numbers of people’s in the world, as in Hitler, Stalin, Mao, George Soros who’s trying to be another Arther Zimmerman (who was much more involved in manipulations before WWI than just attempting to get Mexico to attack the US, he also pushed revolt in Ireland and screwed with Russia by stirring up the Fin’s to start up with them, and manipulated Japan and others) … and the Rest of the Fabian Society who’ve got pretty detailed plans for World domination.

    Much history was removed from Text books by efforts of the Progressives which movement was created by the Fabian Society. The Fabian Society knows this history well because they study all manor of methods to take over groups of people, but they don’t want you to see it coming. Sounds whack? Well, it’s real as war.

    The World Court and the UN are just more examples of these Machiavellian twisted games the same groups play in the world is a quest to control it and use the people as their own live stock.

    Even Republicans, if you guys don’t understand this kind of thing then in that way you are just as ignorant as Democrats who keep on Pushing Keynesian Economics which is proven not to work … which was actually designed by elite in Harvard to transfer value from the Commoners (Keynes was a Brit) to the Elite classes … basically a plan to use the work of the Commoners to keep the elite nice and fat, rolling in extreme wealth they steal from the masses. There is no end to the games you have no idea exist that are designed to do this, by people you don’t even know about. They see the average man as a dumb farm animal they must control for everyone’s own good. The rules and boundaries you see as natural, they don’t see as applying to them.

    That’s just how it is. If you don’t see it, you will always be fighting against what they direct you to fight against, and you will never have a chance because you don’t know who is your enemy.
    And no, this ain’t from Beck for those idiots about to say that. Beck never even thought of getting in this deep … or he’s never spoken of it.

    • ANSWER:
      We should all be taught the horrors of strong central control and how it corrupts or allows the corrupt to control the people to their own whims without consequence.

      People think that the elite who never have to work a day in their lives think like we do, they absolutely do not. Law is not for them or their chosen cohorts, it’s for the idiot human animal masses they feel they have the right to control. They feel they are above us.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get respect from family?
    Im 11, im the oldest child in my family. im quiet, i get good grades, i love to read. and my teachers always call me a nice and quiet girl.I got invited to the 4th/5th geade duke tip talent program. But my family doesn’t respect me like they should. My dad makes fun of me, because i cannot say my R’s or TH’s because of a ear infection on both ears which caused me to not be able to hear for 6 months when i was around the age when i was learning to talk. he calls me lazy, a pig, and a spoiled brat, and he tells me very rudely that i stink since i sweat easily. im lazy because i barley have friends, and i am having a tough life. and since i get made fun of so much at school, and i feel insecure so i eat more.and this time of my life is really tough for me, im in 6th grade. since i cant say my R’s or TH’s ppl make fun of me, so i dont make friends since i dont talk alot. i get made fun of since i am overweight. having almost no friends makes me have a life online with no motivation to even live another day. and my dad keeps on buying me deoderent and giving me rude comments about my scent since i sweat rather easily, the deoderent doesnt work, and i dont have a lot of clothes, with me being overweight its hard for me to find clothes i feel comftable in. and i already have to deal with lots of people at school, i get gossiped about cause i dont have the best looks, i have acne, glasses, soon im getting braces and expanders on the front of my mouth and back. im overweight, i have thick hair so its really hard to control it so i cant put it in styles. ppl call me goth and emo cause i wear a lot of black and i like the black veil brides, cause they feel my pain. they’re goth and they had to deal with haters, and still do every once and a while. and every time i think about my life. i just keep on crieing. and i do have my periods and i get cramps alot, and i have to deal with those. and my mom also calls me names sometimes. they completely dont care at all and its really painfull. my mom and dad didnt have to deal with all the stuff i do right now. my dad litterly makes fun of me like im a terrorist and a goth. he loves to make fun of goths and terroists. and im into anime and goth music, and books about outcasts because they dont judge me and they feel the same way sometimes. My parents think im crazy for liking anime.

    I really need some help, this is really painfull for me. im on the verge to kill myself, i think about it almost every day now. its more painfull then u think

    • ANSWER:
      ok well im 12 years old and this about how it was for me when i was 10 and 11 i very recently tried to kill myself but my sister saved me and now i just try to get through each day….what you need to do is get mad when someone says something mean to you stand up for yourself, put your dad in his place (yell at him and b mean back) if he still is really rude then you need to talk to your school counselor tell her what your dad says to you and she will make the right decision :)

      my email is ohmykittensxX@hotmail.com email me if you need someone to talk to :/

  29. QUESTION:
    Is this situation affecting me or am I just over reacting?
    As far I can remember I have always despised life, I hated it and I still hate it. I just recently turned 16 and I dont know whether everything that has/is happening a big deal or I’m just over reacting…

    When I was 4/5 I was raped by one of the older family relatives, and as far as I remember since then my life as a child wasn’t smooth sailing. My parents would always fight and I hated pre school since my teacher violently abused me, then I started Kindy and my mum had already sent me to tutoring ever since then I was put under the pressure of competing with other asian kids and if i failed or got things wrong I would cop a belting all night and have the nastiest names thrown at me. In primary I never belonged, I didn’t fit in with the asian kids seeing as the school was 95% asian, I was always quite fat aswell. In year 3 my parents moved and I started at a new school, still then I was bullied through out and still continued the tutoring followed by the abuse at home and nasty words. In highschool it was still the same thing, until year 8/9 I was bullied so much I stopped going to school for a full term because the whole grade had turned on me and having bad acne didn’t help either. I was the top of the class and enjoyed school until the bullying got more and more worse, It’s a small world and everyone knew eachother so there was no escape. I hated life, so many times I contemplated suicide even during primary school, but I never had the guts to… Then I moved schools by force, into a school where everyone was best friends with people from my previous school. The grade turned against me once they found out about everything, girls stole my things and what not. I just gave up, my grades dropped to the point where I would fail, get into fights with teachers and students… After year 8 I also started to notice ive been getting aggresive and having anger problems. I was suspended twice for knocking out a guy because he teased my white nail polish. I lost motivation and was depressed everyday, cried at home, In my sleep. My parents were totally ignorant, they blamed me for everything and would fight/verbally abuse me over what has happened. In class i would sleep, not do my work and all day I would find it impossible to be happy and to top it off my dad got in an affair with a lady my mum met, he would stop bringing money home, she had keys to our house and would put cleaning agents in our food and in our shampoos and conditioners which resulted with me having really bad hair loss. He denies it, and they always fight and argue, they still stay together but it’s so fake and I just hate staying at home because noones ever happy. Ive witnessed him attempt suicide, ram himself into walls, doors and become agro to the point where he could kill all of us. My life is putrid, I have trouble having/keeping friends, my mum has been brainwashed and become extremely religious to the point where she attempted to perform an exorcism on me which ended me in the emeregency room for a drug test because of her accusations of me doing drugs, I have never smoked or drank but she doesnt believe me. She keeps tabs on me, never gives me money, questions me, accuses me for smoking and doing drugs in my room and everytime i come home from school she’ll accuse me of doing drugs and smoking. For school she gives me for recess and lunch but really you cant buy anything edible with . She goes to these christian and church things everyday and all she listens to is religious music at home 24/7 and all the time in the car as well as reading books about religious things like “demons in your house” etc and accusing me of being posessed. I can’t take it anymore I feel like Im suffering from depression or something but I just feel like I may be over reacting…

    I apologise for this life story but I just need help, because I have noone.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Bella,
      It sounds like it might be good for you to see a counsellor. The good thing about counsellors is that they are trained to help things feel better. They may also be able to help you find a group you could become involved with so you don’t feel alone.

      A good place to start is by talking to your doctor or school counsellor for a referal to someone they would recommend. If that’s not an option, then maybe you can contact a crisis service and ask them. I’ve put some numbers below. Talk with them about what to do next.

      You are not alone in how you are feeling and there are supports available for you.

      Beyond blue – depressoin
      1300 224 636

      Sane – mental health
      1800 18SANE (7263)

      Lifeline – general
      13 11 14

      Kids helpline – general for under 25′s
      1800 55 1800

      Head Space – mental health service just for young people
      (03) 8346 8213 (see their website for your nearest centre)

  30. QUESTION:
    What is there to do on a car ride from pittsburgh pennsylvania to bayse virginia?
    Now i have directions its 3 hours 58 minutes frpm mapquest. To let you guys know here what i dont have to bring: Ipod touch or mp3 or ipod (stupid sister broke it) computer im not aloud to and its wireless so wont connect, DS or gameboy (cant find charger and both r dead) DVD player (sister colored all over screen and jammed cd) pillow or blanket (sister and cousin sit in backseat) CD’s (my mom gets annoyed) No games or coloruing books (dont have any) Things i can bring: myself and whatever u guys come up with. Oh and this is what i packed 6 pears of undies, 4 tanks, and shorts, bikini, 2 pears of pants, 3 t shirts, beach towel, 2 deoderants, lipstick, acne cream, 43 pads, and 67 tampons, a disposable camrea, toothpaste, floss, hairbrush, eye shadow, toothbrush, perfume, 2 bottles of hawiann tropic sunscreen spray on and rub on for dark tans, goggles, and hatchet book. now its in basye virginia its for my grandmas timeshare its at creekside village they have indoor pools and outdoor pools skiing and bunch more i only wanna go for pools i used to be on swim team i mean i illegally love swimming were going on sunday afternoon after my mom wakes up cuz she works saturday night overnight were getting there around 8 pm probably lol we have to check in after 4 and its a condo cool! were staying from sunday through wednesday im so excited its saturday night already were leaving tommarow afternoon please get in quick answers! but i heard on reviews there furniture out dated cockroaches in the room bad carpet and u have to walk/drive miles for anything for the outdoor pool is 2 miles and indor pools on downstaoires floor so basically indoor pool. (etc bathrooms,pools checkin thats about whats in this condo) lol hurry comment back bye ttyl )(
    U

    • ANSWER:
      Something that we have always found fun to do on road trips is to bring a book of Mad Libs. Everyone can play. Just incase you have no idea what I am talking about Mad Libs are: A book full of stories but there are certain words missing and you fill in the nouns verbs etc. Really they can make anyone laugh.

  31. QUESTION:
    what stereotype am I?
    Let me try this again because last time I just got some replies from religious nuts! lol!

    I’m not looking to fit in just wondering how others would label me and I stole this idea elsewhere. lol

    Details:

    30 year old Mixed Female (Mexican, American Indian, and Caucasian background)
    5’5 BBW

    Upbringing: Spent my early childhood years in the small town of Eufaula, AL and my adolescence and adult years in deep south Texas on the border with Mexico. I grew up in government housing and now I’ve been living with my parents once again in a house my Dad owns now but is turning over to me someday. I was excited my parents divorced because Dad didn’t do Mom right. I’ve lived in an apt.twice when I was with my ex of 6 years.

    Education: I earned GED but still ended up going back my Senior year and finishing with a high school diploma on time with my graduating class since I’d only stayed out one year. I also have earned two certificates of completion. I went for Medical Assisting and Business Office Technology at two different schools. The former was a local private vocational school and the latter was a Job Corps.

    What I’m doing now: Earning my associate’s at a community college and am a returning Freshman. My top interests include music, theater, and dance for what I’ll end up doing at a University eventually. (I keep changing my mind but I’ll have it figured out in two years!) I’d like to learn belly dancing, violin, piano, voice, acting, tap, modern dance, and jazz dance. Two other major interests are mariachi and opera!

    Past job experience: Call centers which I loathe and Waitressing which I love! My first job was as a cashier at Burger King when I was 16 and it was OK. Currently unemployed, earning disability due to bipolar diagnosis, and going back to school to make a better future. I never worked as a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) due to my fear of doing something wrong such as giving an injection wrong,etc but I did make an 89 on the exam. I don’t like the 9-5 atmosphere which is another reason I never used the B.O.T. (Business Office Technology) degree either but I do realize I may have to make that sacrifice someday.

    Goals: lose another 100 lbs; work as a dramaturg, scriptwriter, or in music/dance (possibly even burlesque if I gain enough confidence through weight loss and skill); retire to Brazil, Hawaii, or someplace tropical when I’m old; move to CA, NYC, or Europe in the next 10-15 years; die of old age

    Politics: Democrat mainly because from what I have read it sounds like the better party that suits what I believe.

    Books: The Vampire Lestat (but I cant remember much I just remember liking it a lot), Harry Potter series, Blue Bloods series, the Holy Bible (it really has a lot of interesting stories to read)

    Films: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, A. I., Saw series, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Malena (Italian movie), and Farewell My Concubine (Chinese). Oh yeah, and Titanic.

    TV: *yawns*

    Music: ATB, Armin Van Buuren, And One, Cradle of Filth, old Nightwish with Tarja, Leaves Eyes, Ironmaiden, Dio, Ozzy, Guns N Roses, Pretty Ricky, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Patsy Cline, Selena

    Appearance: depends on occasion but more of a t shirt and jeans gal on a typical day. I do love dressing up when called for though. no glasses, never wore braces, no acne problems, obese (currently at 225 and losing) very short black hair but am regrowing it to donate it for cancer patients if I can manage to accomplish said goal

    Other info: love dining out (fave restaurants include Red Lobster, The Olive Garden, and The Outback; fave cuisine: BBQ, Southern, Mexican, all sorts of Asian, and Italian), love swimming, love dancing, traveling is my #1 passion, and I love cooking. stuff that grosses me out: escargot (snails), liver (esp. chicken liver), my own poop, people that don’t wash their hands, lamb meat, duck meat, people that wear animal furs.

    I adore Scottish, Irish, British, and German accents. I love Italian and Germanic languages oh yeah and Brazilian Portuguese. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a movie I neglected to mention and the bits where he speaks Romanian are among my favorite parts. As a teen, I wished vampires were real and to become one. I liked the Twilight saga films but can’t count them among my faves. I hate what Stephanie Meyer did with the whole sparkly vampire thing. OK well I better stop here. Get to stereotyping me please. ; )
    tl;dr version:

    I love industrial and trance music. I love fantasy, sci-fi, and foreign films. That’s the most important fact other than the fact that I love swimming, traveling, and dancing.

    • ANSWER:
      No one’s reading that

  32. QUESTION:
    what have we got against greenock?
    Police Complaint – just brilliant!

    This is a complaint to Greenock Police Office from an angry member of the public. An allegedly true email sent to the force, lengthy but brilliantly written…..

    ————–
    Dear Sir/Madam/Automated telephone answering service,

    Having spent the past twenty minutes waiting for someone at Greenock police station to pick up a telephone I have decided to abandon the idea and try e-mailing you instead.

    Perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this message on to your colleagues in Greenock, by means of smoke signal, carrier pigeon or Ouija board.

    As I’m writing this e-mail there are eleven failed medical experiments (I think you call them youths) in Mathie Crescent, which is just off Mathie Road in Gourock.

    Six of them seem happy enough to play a game which involves kicking a football against an iron gate with the force of a meteorite. This causes an earth shattering CLANG! which rings throughout the entire building. This game is now in its third week and as I am unsure how the scoring system works, I have no idea if it will end any time soon.

    The remaining five failed-abortions are happily rummaging through several bags of rubbish and items of furniture that someone has so thoughtfully dumped beside the wheelie bins. One of them has found a saw and is setting about a discarded chair like a beaver on ecstasy pills.

    I fear that it’s only a matter of time before they turn their limited attention to the caravan gas bottle that is lying on its side between the two bins. If they could be relied on to only blow their own arms and legs off then I would happily leave them to it. I would even go so far as to lend them the matches. Unfortunately they are far more likely to blow up half the street with them and I’ve just finished decorating the kitchen.

    What I suggest is this – after replying to this e-mail with worthless assurances that the matter is being looked into and will be dealt with, why not leave it until the one night of the year (probably bath night) when there are no mutants around then drive up the street in a Panda car before doing a three point turn and disappearing again. This will of course serve no other purpose than to remind us what policemen actually look like.

    I trust that when I take a claw hammer to the skull of one of these throwbacks you’ll do me the same courtesy of giving me a four month head start before coming to arrest me.

    I remain your obedient servant
    ???????

    ———————————————————————

    Mr ??????,

    I have read your e-mail and understand your frustration at the problems caused by youths playing in the area and the problems you have encountered in trying to contact the police.

    As the Community Beat Officer for your street I would like to extend an offer of discussing the matter fully with you. Should you wish to discuss the matter, please provide contact details (address / telephone number) and when may be suitable.

    Regards
    PC ???????
    Community Beat Officer

    ———————————————————————

    Dear PC ???????
    First of all I would like to thank you for the speedy response to my original e-mail.

    16 hours and 38 minutes must be a personal record for Greenock Police Station, and rest assured that I will forward these details to Norris McWhirter for inclusion in his next Guinness book.

    Secondly I was delighted to hear that our street has its own Community Beat Officer.

    May I be the first to congratulate you on your covert skills? In the five or so years I have lived in Mathie Crescent , I have never seen you. Do you hide up a tree or have you gone deep undercover and infiltrated the gang itself? Are you the one with the acne and the moustache on his forehead or the one with a chin like a wash hand basin? It’s surely only a matter of time before you are head-hunted by MI5 to look for Osama.

    Whilst I realise that there may be far more serious crimes taking place in Gourock, such as smoking in a public place or being Christian without due care and attention, is it too much to ask for a policeman to explain (using words of no more than two syllables at a time) to these twats that they might want to play their strange football game elsewhere?

    The pitch on Larkfield Road or the one at Battery Park are both within spitting distance, as is the bottom of the Gourock Dock, the latter being the preferred option especially if the tide is in.

    Should you wish to discuss these matters further you should feel free to contact me on . If after 25 minutes I have still failed to answer, I’ll buy you a large one in Monty’s Pub.

    Regards
    ?????????

    P.S If you think that this is sarcasm, think yourself lucky that you don’t work for the sewerage department with whom I am also in contact !!!

    • ANSWER:
      haha…I so hope that is genuine…brilliant.

  33. QUESTION:
    If you like a funny story,, give it a star if you enjoy,,,?
    This is a genuine complaint to Devon & Cornwall Police Force from an angry member of the public

    True email sent to the force, lengthy but brilliantly written, read to the end…..
    —————————————————————

    Dear Sir/madam/automated telephone answering service,

    Having spent the past twenty minutes waiting for someone at Bodmin police station to pick up a telephone I have decided to abandon the idea and try e-mailing you instead.
    Perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this message on to your colleagues in Bodmin, by means of smoke signal, carrier pigeon or Ouija board.
    As I’m writing this e-mail there are eleven failed medical experiments (I think you call them youths) in St Marys Crescent, which is just off St Marys Road in Bodmin.
    Six of them seem happy enough to play a game which involves kicking a football against an iron gate with the force of a meteorite.
    This causes an earth shattering CLANG! which rings throughout the entire building.
    This game is now in its third week and as I am unsure how the scoring system works, I have no idea if it will end any time soon.
    The remaining five walking abortions are happily rummaging through several bags of rubbish and items of furniture that someone has so thoughtfully dumped beside the wheelie bins.
    One of them has found a saw and is setting about a discarded chair like a beaver on speed.
    I fear that it’s only a matter of time before they turn their limited attention to the bottle of calor gas that is lying on its side between the two bins.
    If they could be relied on to only blow their own arms and legs off then I would happily leave them to it.
    I would even go so far as to lend them the matches.
    Unfortunately they are far more likely to blow up half the street with them and I’ve just finished decorating the kitchen.
    What I suggest is this – after replying to this e-mail with worthless assurances that the matter is being looked into and will be dealt with, why not leave it until the one night of the year (probably bath night) when there are no mutants around then drive up the street in a panda car before doing a three point turn and disappearing again.
    This will of course serve no other purpose than to remind us what policemen actually look like.

    I trust that when I take a claw hammer to the skull of one of these throwbacks you’ll do me the same courtesy of giving me a four month head start before coming to arrest me.

    I remain sir, your obedient servant
    ???????
    ———————————————————————
    Mr ??????,
    I have read your e-mail and understand you frustration at the problems caused by youth playing in the area and the problems you have encountered in trying to contact the police.
    As the Community Beat Officer for your street I would like to extend an offer of discussing the matter fully with you.
    Should you wish to discuss the matter, please provide contact details (address / telephone number) and when may be suitable.
    Regards

    PC ?
    Community Beat Officer
    ———————————————————————

    Dear PC ?
    First of all I would like to thank you for the speedy response to my original e-mail.
    16 hours and 38 minutes must be a personal record for Bodmin Police station, and rest assured that I will forward these details to Norris McWhirter for inclusion in his next book.
    Secondly I was delighted to hear that our street has its own community beat officer.
    May I be the first to congratulate you on your covert skills?
    In the five or so years I have lived in St Marys Crescent , I have never seen you.
    Do you hide up a tree or have you gone deep undercover and infiltrated the gang itself?
    Are you the one with the acne and the moustache on his forehead or the one with a chin like a wash hand basin?
    It’s surely only a matter of time before you are headhunted by MI5.
    Whilst I realise that there may be far more serious crimes taking place in Bodmin, such as smoking in a public place or being Muslim without due care and attention, is it too much to ask for a policeman to explain (using words of no more than two syllables at a time) to these twats that they might want to play their strange football game elsewhere.
    The pitch on Fairpark Road , or the one at Priory Park are both within spitting distance as is the bottom of the Par Dock.

    Should you wish to discuss these matters further you should feel free to contact me on If after 25 minutes I have still failed to answer, I’ll buy you a large one in the Cat and Fiddle Pub.

    Regards
    ?

    P.S If you think that this is sarcasm, think yourself lucky that you don’t work for the cleansing department, with who I am also in contact!!

    • ANSWER:
      i thought that was a very good letter, let my mother read it and she was also highly amused, very good, but how could you have come across this if it was a confidential e-mail?

  34. QUESTION:
    I want to kill myself… I want to cry…?
    But I can’t do either…. I feel like my life has been a disaster. Please read this, please help me!

    -I’m a 20 year old male
    -I dropped out of school when I was 14 (got a GED when I was 17)
    -I am not in school now, & I have no job..
    -For the past 2 years I’ve lived with my mom & my autistic brother in a small 2 bedroom apt. in the city
    -I sleep on the couch in the livingroom
    -I have practically no personal items; very few clothes
    -I have a poor relationship with both my mother & brother; we barely talk, sometimes we go days w/o saying anything to eachother & my mom mostly just yells at me for not doing anything with my life. She’s been unemployed for a while now & really needs me to get a job… & I honestly wish I could! But I can barely take care of my extremely basic needs right now…
    -I have ZERO friends; I haven’t had any real friends since I was 13
    -I have gone months without saying more than 10 words a day
    -I have social anxiety when talking to any stranger
    -I have not had any meaningful emotional relationships since I had friends
    -I have spent the last 6 years alone, inside, pretty much just pacing back & forth thinking.
    -I worked for my dad when I dropped out of school, but he was a sociopath & never paid me. He owes me over 18K. I avoided contact with my mom during this period; she had kicked me out of her house when she found out I dropped out of school. Now I avoid all contact with my dad
    -I have frequently reccurring major depressive episodes.
    -Insomnia & hyposonmia
    -Fluctuating eating patterns
    -Fluctuating exercise patterns
    -I feel like I am very immature and have boyish-like characteristics.. Unattractive I think, anyway
    -I consider myself somewhat intelligent & bright,DEFINITELYy much still ignorant & uneducated
    -I have poor communication skills (due to lack of education & NO ONE TO PRACTICE WITH)
    -Unkempt self-appearance (not too bad, but I DEFFINITELY neglect myself)
    -Bad, crooked teeth
    -Very pale skin with acne
    -Probably about 20 lbs overweight (or too fat)
    -Lack self-discipline
    -Trying to read more books lately to increase my knowledge & expand my vocabulary
    -My favorite thing to do… is go to therapy. Sad..

    I feel my parents have done a really poor job of taking care of me, though I think I might be responsible for part of this because I never “cried for the help I needed” I felt guilty whenever I asked for anything & thought that my parents would just know the best way to take care of me (… very stupid of me..). So now I guess I have severe self neglect problems, maladaptive avoidant behaviors, constantly contemplate suicide…, & don’t know how to put my life back together… except go to therapy for a long time & sort this out…
    The only diagnosis I have received is Neurotic Depression; my therapist doesn’t really “do diagnosis”.

    I really need to get my life on track… I’m so lost & confused & lonely…. I really wish I could cry right now…

    I keep thinking I should kill myself because of how far off course my life is & how much I am constanly stressed out, never having any moments of relief… In my head I am always trying to decide between living & trying my hardest to get my life on track & make something of myself & find happiness or giving up & commiting suicide because I think trying my hardest won’t be good enough & I’ll end up exhausted, miserable, & unhappy till I die… I’m really not sure I should even bother with this life anymore.. My future seems so bleak and futile… & needlessly painful. I should just put myself out of my misery….

    I really just need someone to listen to me and offer some help right now.. One hour a week with my therapist seems to only be a TEASE! to me….

    I want to get back to having friends & girlfriends (or one I mean), I want to get into school & get educated, I want to have a decent career…

    Any advice is appreciated. SORRY THIS WAS SO LONG & INARTICULATELY WRITTEN.
    *******!!!!! ****!!!!! I just want some advice!!! There is no one I can talk to…. I’m just that much of a loser… Tell me who I could talk to!!!! My therapist doesn’t have the time, she’s implied to me that I ask for enough attention already…

    • ANSWER:
      I’ll talk to you…. I’ll listen… I’m depressed and I feel like we on the same page more or less.. I’ll try to help you as much as I can, my email is flyingguygirl@yahoo.com

      Oh yea, by the way, I’m a girl, I know my name’s a guy’s haha..