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katiegeewhiz inquired Hey! Have you heard / tried derma rollers for redness and scarring? I have scars on my cheeks similar to yours and I used an at home derma roller for the first time this week and noticed some positive changes in my scarring! Just wondering what you think of that method :)

I have heard of it but never seen it in real life… If it’s working for you maybe I should check it out!!! Thanks for the suggestion!!! 😜

Anonymous inquired Hello!! I have mild acne (not bad acne but I feel uncomfortable) I get it mainly on my forehead and cheeks. I eat well, I cleanse my skin everyday, I drink plenty if water, I exercise 5 times a week (I shower straight after), I live in Sydney (so the air is of relative good quality) and I'm pretty sure my hormonal levels are fine. I wanted to know if you can think of a reason why I continue to break out??

Sadly sometimes it’s just genetics… Could you possibly have an allergy? Sometimes certain chemicals in face products can cause acne. I don’t really know what else to tell you. Have you seen a dermatologist? Maybe getting a professional opinion will help! It seems like you’re doing everything else right! I’m sorry that you have to deal with acne. It’s no fun… All the best luck and I’m always here for you!!!

Anonymous inquired Also, have you tried Accutane? (I promise I'm not being a dick. Your skin is absolutely beautiful and so are you. <3)

No in my area there are no doctors/dermatologists permited to give accutane to females… plus i don’t have acne any more i just have the redness and scarring.  :)

Anonymous inquired Just out of curiosity, are you seeing a dermatologist and are you using any prescribed face washes, pills, toners, etc?

I have been working with a dermatologist for like 3-4 years now. I’ve been on both minocycline and doxycycline which I reacted badly to, have used MANY prescribed topical creams, so many different topical procedures, and finally birth control which was the “cure” for me for my acne. So haha yeah I’ve been on a lot. In just dealing with the redness and scarring now. :)

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Products I’ve Been Using and Loving | 4.4.14

Hey everybody! Long time no blog… My bad… I’ve recently been using some products that are oldies, but goodies as well as added some new ammo to my acne survival kit and I just wanted to share them with you…

In the first picture are the tried-and-true moisturizer and face wash that I’ve dug into my skincare collection and started using again.  Lately my skin has been more on the dry side and I’ve had to change my plan of action for my skin care.  The moisturizer is by BareMinerals.  It’s the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Combination Skin $28 and as you can see it’s had a rough life.  I ADORE this moisturizer at the moment and it really keeps my skin in check.  It has a very light scent that just smells fresh and clean.  It is not the one with SPF, but the foundation I use has SPF20 in it so I think I’m all right.  Plus in Oregon at the moment it’s not very sunny. ;)  The cleanser that I’ve been using I just have in a travel size, but it works like a dream.  It’s the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel $12 for 8oz.  I love it because if feels clean, smells good, and it doesn’t foam up which is surprisingly refreshing!  I love Mario Badescu products and this one is definitely top of the list.

The next 3 products are some new The Body Shop ones that I’ve tried and loved, but am waiting til I finish my older stuff to break out.  They are the Aloe Gentle Exfoliator $15, the Aloe Calming Toner $13, and the Aloe Protective Restoring Mask $22.  Do you sense a pattern here? ;)  So far I’ve used them all at least once just to try out, but I’ll save the review on them til I have used them a bit more.  

The next two products are more The Body Shop stuff that I haven’t tried yet, but have high expectations for.  They are the Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 $19, and the Aloe Gentle Face Wash $16.  Reviews to follow as well.

Lastly, a product that I’ve been LOVING is the Freeman Face Polishing Mask with Charcoal and Black Sugar $3.99.  WHAT A STEALLLLL!!!!!  This product is AH-MAY-ZING and I use it in the shower when I feel like my skin needs a nice cleansing scrub.  It smells amazing (and actually if you get some in your mouth it tastes like sugar. lol) and you just scrub it on, let it sit for like 5 minutes, rinse it off, and VOILA! Instant baby butt skin!!! I cannot speak more highly of this!

That’s what I’ve been using and loving lately! Hope you enjoyed!

Have a SPECTACULAR day!!


introvertedferret inquired You're absolutely beautiful! Your skin has improved so much.

AH Thank you!!!! I’m starting to feel better about it! and UGH i took pictures to update today but i’ve been working on taxes and bleck….. I’ll get on it though!!!


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10 Month Blogiversary!!! 3.17.14

It’s been 10 months since I started this blog.  I’ve come a long way since then, but at the moment I’m feeling really down about the whole skin situation.  There’ve been so many times that I’ve wanted to blog about it, but I just can’t.  I don’t really know how to explain it.  I know I’ve MASSIVELY improved, but it’s these last little scars and redness that bug me.

I just went to my dermatologist up here in Oregon and she prescribed me more microderms as well as a topical just to prevent any little breakouts that I’ve been getting.  She said that there was nothing we could do for the redness in my skin and that they would go away on their own, but it would take at least a year.  I’m just ready for this all to be over.  I hate the way I look without makeup.  There I said it…

Here’s to hoping that the redness will disappear faster!!

Hope you’re all having a FANTASTIC DAY!!!!



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