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August 15th, 2009, 08:57 AM
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Anyone else had issues with horrible acne after BCP?

The breakouts are horrible and its not even on my face its all over my back and chest!!!! I feel like I'm a teenager again.. I don't like this I already use a acne body wash and it doesn't seem to be helping anymore... My skin was so clear while on BCP..

Any tips that could help me out?
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August 15th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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ooo mee!!!! My forehead looks like a landmine exploded!! I use the nutrogena deep cleansing - not sure if it helps but it feels good
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August 15th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Try the Clean and Clear Face Lotion -- the one for acne (its in a gray bottle with a purple top). I use it everyday after my shower, it does not dry my face out, and it keeps most pimples away. I also use Cetaphil to wash my face twice a day
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August 15th, 2009, 07:43 PM
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I feel your pain! After 10 years on the BCP with hardly a pimple in sight, I now get acne leading up to AF. I also have pimples on the top of my back which is really gross. The acne was a lot worse when I first went off the pill about 18 months ago, I think it's just really bad at first when all your hormones are trying to sort themselves out.
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August 15th, 2009, 08:05 PM
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my skin went crazy too! I was even using ProActiv and it didn't help AT ALL! I upped my water intake and tried to just keep my face as clean as possible- it did get better though after my hormones had a chance to even out!
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August 15th, 2009, 10:09 PM
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I'm still struggling with it. I found some success with the Wexler collection from bath and body works.... expensive though.
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August 17th, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Yes! I just posted in the private forum, so check it out. My breakouts were the absolute worst in the years off of bcp.

For me, I only use natural products (the fewer ingredients the better), and I make my own toner. I have unique skin tho because I can no longer use benzoil peroxide or salicyic acid--they both make me break out. And any facial cleanser (and lotions) I use must be glycerine free. Aloe vera gel works great to dry out blemishes.
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August 17th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Im sorry to hear that Aimee I hope you find something that helps. I didnt get any ance even as a teenager until I got pregnant! Ive given up with it too. I dont even wear make up and I still break out horrible!!
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