got acne?

Acne definition
-Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with multiple noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms.

Acne lesions are commonly referred to as pimples, blemishes, spots, zits, or simply acne.

They are found in areas where there are more sebaceous glands like face,shoulder,back, and chest.Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence and frequently continues into adulthood.Aside from scarring, its main effects are psychological, such as reduced self-esteem.


Unhealthy lifestyle(eating oily foods), frequent touching of face, stress, less water intake, too oily face which clogs pores, not getting enough zzzZZZs, hormonal imbalance.. etc..etc..

Im one of those who have clear skin but due to my oily skin and active lifestyle,my skin tends to have breakouts occasionally.I have tried lots of products already and until now I am still in the lookout for that perfect zit zapping treatment.

Some of the products Ive tried are:

sulphur soap- It dries out the skin, and I dont like the smell

tea tree oil- sticky in the face, I only use it at night, I didnt notice if it was effective or not. LOL

lemon soap/pimple soap- which I bought from my derma, uhhm.. not effective for me

maxipeel- i didnt like the peeling and redness, it just dried the upper layer of my skin

panoxyl- wasnt effective also

benzac- hmmm... it just dried my skin also

tretinoin(retin A) - effective indeed.

my fave is the acne lotion which I bought at watsons medicine counter. I forgot the brand already.I think it has tretinoin also and it dried my pimples fast.

Right now, I am using eurocin if there are any zits, I wash my face using celeteque, and I take vit. E thrice a week. And I must say that my face cleared up!


drink lots of water.
-Ive notice that zits also appear when I dont drink enough water the whole day.
wash your face 2-3 times a day but dont overdo it.
Avoid using heavy makeups or putting too much of it.
dont touch your face! or just make sure your hands are always clean.
wash your cosmetic brushes regularly
Use a noncomedogenic makeup and facial wash.

Anyway, these are just solely based on my experiences.

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something to be thankful about!

It's been almost a month since I last visited my site. Well , what can I say it's a New year and once again it's time for those new year's resolutions to be started! As for me, I didn't plan any. I'm tired of planning my life ahead of time. yeah I know some will raise they're eyebrows. I know the importance of planning your goals ahead of time. Last year, I made lots of resolutions for the new year and wrote it in my journal, and guess what ? I accomplished only 1 of them! That is to passed the board exams. My plans includes learning to drive a car, getting a full time job that I love etc... I felt mixed emotions realizing that I was not able achieve all of these. Last year, I spent almost half of the year trying to get a job. Yes, God did give me opportunities to practice my nursing career but I was too hesitant and choosy.

Year 2009 was a year of struggling for most of us nurses. But what I realized is that, last year was a good journey for me. I learned a lot and I must say that I'm thankful to God for those experiences. Just remember this quote:

Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.

And for this year, I'm gonna live my life happily! I will be thankful for whatever it is that God will give me. I will use every opportunity that will come my way. I will not let failures be a hindrance on reaching my goals .

Good luck to all of us! xoxo

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