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agh, my faaaaace....

They're not zits, but they turn into zits. What do I do about them?? [more inside]
posted by switcheroo on Sep 29, 2013 - 15 answers

stupid sensitive skin

So I've looked at some previous questions, and since they're not quite what I'm looking for, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me out. I've always had somewhat sensitive skin, particularly on my shoulders and back. When it's hot out, I tend to get irritated hair follicles and something akin to cystic acne (big welts), particularly in areas where I sweat. Changing t-shirts extra often helps a bit, but only so much. Now that I'm training for a marathon, it's so much worse. Weird random (possible rub spots?) on my legs, sides, and the regular trouble spots are just a mess. Any help is sorely appreciated!
posted by canine epigram on Sep 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Can you recommend a face mask or other post-acne maintenance treatment?

After acne comes under control, are there face masks and other home treatments for maintaining good skin texture? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Aug 10, 2013 - 12 answers

What is this skin condition and how can I treat it?

I have what seem to be, for lack of a better descriptor, permanent whiteheads on my cheeks. What treatments might help me get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jul 4, 2013 - 17 answers

Finally won a battle--help me win the war (against acne).

Washing my skin with just water has gotten rid of 90% of my acne. How can I get rid of the remaining 10%? [more inside]
posted by tomorrow on Jan 26, 2013 - 24 answers

My skin is revolting. Help me lead the charge against this mutiny!

My newly 30 year old skin is acting like it wants to ruin my life. And my boobs are my skin's accomplice, apparently. What is happening with my hormones? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jan 8, 2013 - 31 answers

How to get good good looking skin for men? Suffering from dry skin and back acne.

What's a daily mens skin care routine to have good looking skin? Also how do I get rid of back acne for men? I have had it for years and nothing seems to be working. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Nov 23, 2012 - 30 answers

It's the body's biggest organ, you know.

Please help me figure out what's going on with my skin. I have either a rash or acne or something on my face and I don't know why or what to do! I've used Dr. Hauschka skincare for years and would like to stick with that if possible, but I am getting desperate. Details and gross skin photos within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Oct 13, 2012 - 25 answers

Soy-free moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin?

Can someone recommend a moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin that doesn't include any of these things? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Oct 12, 2012 - 24 answers

Can I clear up my acne scars?

I'm in in my 40s. I have scars on my face from teenage acne. Is it too late to do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I fix acne leftovers?

I have leftover acne redness from 15 or so years ago, and I've finally decided to do something about it. The goal is to make my skin more even-toned and healthier-looking. What methods and/or products - preferably available over-the-counter - would you suggest? Pics of some of the offending areas on my face here, here, and here.
posted by st starseed on Jul 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Accutane alternative

What's the next best option after Accutane? I have Crohn's disease so that's not an option, but doxycycline and topical treatments haven't worked. Are there any other options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Does this acne treatment work?

Wondering if a specific acne treatment (Isolaz) is actually effective or not. [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Mar 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me get rid of my back acne

I had perfect skin until I learned I had a clotting disorder and had to stop using Nuvoring. Now in addition to regular outbreaks on my face, my back is constantly greasy and covered with acne. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 - 12 answers

"A pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!"

Dermatology Filter: what the eff is this rash/acne on my chest that won't go away!? What can I do? I can't afford to see someone unless important... is this important? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 28 answers

Era Acne Vulgaris

How do I handle hormonal acne as an adult, after going off birth control? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Acne acne, go away

I have mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist is trying to push me towards Accutane, are there any other treatments out there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 - 39 answers

zebra stripes are not fitting for a human.

What did I do to my poor face? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 30, 2011 - 22 answers

How do I eat a low-carb diet that satiates me, doesn't make me lose weight and leaves my skin clear?

How do I eat a low-carb diet that satiates me, doesn't make me lose weight and leaves my skin clear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 - 15 answers

The only thing worse than a stressed-out bride is a stressed-out, HORMONAL bride

My skin is exploding with hormonal rage... and I'm getting married in 3.5 weeks. Help? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 17, 2011 - 37 answers

How do I break free of teenage skin, ethically and cheaply?

Need an effective, over-the-counter, organic, cruelty-free acne treatment regimen! [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Aug 11, 2011 - 17 answers

The sun turns me into The Fly.

YANMD, but MD(ermatologist) can't see me until October (!), thanks to some excellent health insurance. Last summer I started, seemingly out of nowhere, having a very odd and very severe reaction to the sun on my face - whiteheads, all over, almost literally in crops all over my face. If you picture a person's skin being almost completely swapped for whiteheads, that's along the lines of what I had (not on eyelids, etc, but it hurt and felt horrific). It might be getting worse, I can't get to see a dermatologist, and I work outside in the summers - is there any help for me this summer? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jun 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations?

Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Clear my skin!

How long should I give my new acne treatment? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on May 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Tell Me About Acne Lights

I'm looking for some new skin care techniques to add to my arsenal in the war against acne, and I'm interested in hearing about people's experiences with acne lamps/lights. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Dermatology noob doesn't know where to start

Dermatology: Yay or Nay? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Mar 8, 2011 - 33 answers

Post-acne red spots

Post-acne red spots and discoloration - YANMD but do I have to see a dermatologist or is there another solution? Pic included [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 5 answers

I need some experienced tips on the oil cleansing method, please.

The Oil Cleansing Method seems to be awfully popular around here. I've been doing it for 5 days now and my skin is both better and worse than ever! If you've tried it, how long did it take for things to really improve? Or did you give up on it? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 20, 2011 - 33 answers

Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use?

Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Dec 14, 2010 - 35 answers

Concealer to cover acne?

What type of concealer can I use to cover my acne that will a) look natural, and b) not make my blemishes any worse? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Oct 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Buttocks acne

Persistent acne on buttocks. It will not go away. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Is missing a few days here and there for topical acne treatment a bad idea?

Is starting and stopping topical acne treatments a bad idea? I apply my Rx topical treatment more often than not, but it's sometimes inconvenient or I forget about it. Will I become resistant to the topical treatment in the same way that I would become resistant to an antibiotic if I use it on a start and stop basis?
posted by tomtheblackbear on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

ProActiv - bad idea in the long term?

What are the long term effects of ProActiv on my skin? (And should I bother trying to kick the stuff?) I feel like all this daily abrasion can't be a good thing, but every time I try to change products, the acne rears up again. [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Aug 31, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Does hyperpigmentation+sun = no hope?

After spending a lot of time in the sun, my hyperpigmentation from acne scars has gotten very bad. Do I need to go to a dermatologist, or is there still hope for it to fade on its own? [more inside]
posted by tomtheblackbear on Jul 18, 2010 - 6 answers

What's the best way to gain weight without causing skin breakouts?

What's the best way to gain weight without causing skin breakouts? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 5, 2010 - 12 answers

YANMDerm

You are not my dermatologist, but what are these and how do I treat them? As SFW as any close-up shots of skin can be. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 2, 2010 - 14 answers

How can a 35-year old male treat facial cysts?

How can a 35-year old male treat facial cysts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Acne scar treatment (in Vancouver, BC)

Could anyone recommend a dermatologist near Vancouver, BC to deal with dense acne scarring? If you could share some first or second hand experiences of the treatment, that would be awesome too. [more inside]
posted by lmm on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Solutions for oily hair and skin?

Solutions for oily hair and skin? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Feb 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Pimple in sensitive area?

I have what seems like a flesh-colored pimple in a sensitive area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 - 14 answers

CLEAR SKIN CALLED, it said screw you

well. i have searched and searched and there is alot out there , but i am looking for something specific. this question is about BLACKHEADS. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Help me fix my face after a weird skin reaction!

I had a sleep study done, and my face has broken out horribly where the electrodes had been glued on. I have never had any sort of reaction on my skin quite like this, so ... what do I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Clear Skin or Bust!

My Accutane treatment isn't showing results. Should I take a higher dosage, stick it out or give up? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Mar 17, 2008 - 20 answers

How to find somebody to fix up my skin, via laser or...?

I have a few acne scars, a few broken capillaries...nothing awful, but. I also have a few bucks, and I'd like to get great skin. How do I go about finding somebody to wield a laser (or what?) on me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Help my thirsty skin clear up!

Are there any good skin care products for people with very dry skin and breakouts? [more inside]
posted by missjamielynn on Jan 25, 2008 - 13 answers

How to get rid of small bumps on forehead?

I seem to have a perpetual set of quite small, flesh-colored or slightly red, acne-like bumps on my forehead. These are not too obvious (though they show when I tilt my forehead in the light as imperfections in the skin), and don't look grotesque or anything. They are not pus-filled nor do they hurt when touched. How do I make them go away? Daily face-washing doesn't do much, and the one time I had a facial didn't really help either.
posted by Malad on Jan 16, 2008 - 12 answers

She'd have such a lovely face, except...

SkinFilter: What skin care regimen would help my oily, zit-prone face? Are there EFFECTIVE lighteners that aren't hydroquinone to get rid of old brown marks? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Jan 11, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I improve my dull, lifeless skin?

My skin is terrible. It's not just the acne, though I do have that. It is mottled and dull. I have deep shadows under my eyes. Wrinkles are spreading under my eyes and from the corners of my nose to my mouth. I don't (and never have) smoked, nor lived around smokers. I drink at least 2 liters of water a day. I'm a female in my early 20s, and I've got the skin of a nicotine and alcohol addict in their forties. What am I doing wrong? More treatment details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2007 - 35 answers

Did Ann Landers help clear up your skin?

Anyone had success with the egg-yolk-on-face treatment for acne discussed by Ann Landers several years ago? [more inside]
posted by midatlanticwanderer on Nov 23, 2007 - 4 answers

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