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quit zits? did you get them? how long?

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  1. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    So I've been free of analogs since Nov. 1st. Best thing I have ever done for myself. Probably the only negative thing about this entire ordeal are the zits that I have now.

    Since 1 or 2 weeks free, I've been plagued with zits. Until I quit, I've rarely had more than 1 zit at a time, and never more than 2 at a time, even through puberty. I've been blessed, but now I'm really aggravated... I've had zits for almost 2 whole months now. Solely on my forehead. I've resorted to acne treatments which are slow, but seem to be working to some degree.

    Soo.. my question.. Any other folks getting this long-lasting acne? Did it eventually go away on its own? Did you use other methods to clear it up?

    Thanks for your responses!
  2. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fla Panhandle, USA
    No. But, I'm ancient ... zits would seem extremely odd to me at my age. I have heard of other folks who experienced this though.
  3. warbdan

    warbdan Moved On ECF Veteran

    I've been blowing up for the past month, even though I've been vaping for a year. I'm not sure what's causing it, sorry I'm not much help.
  4. icemanx3

    icemanx3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2010
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I rarely get zits. But during my quit zit stage about 1 month into vaping I think, I got a few at a time for about a week or so. I had one at the tip of my NOSE and my daughter was saying rudolph. But after I cleared them up, they didn't come back.


  5. sahara4evr

    sahara4evr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2010
    I had this. It eventually subsided. Mine lasted 2-3 months.

    Edit: You already know this but I'll say it again...Drink lots of water.
  6. upStomp

    upStomp Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2010
    North Central Mass
    I started getting them about 1 month in. They're still pretty bad 3 months later, but they are getting better slowly. Taking Loratadine (generic Claritin) daily actually helped quite a bit.
  7. lafl333

    lafl333 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2010
    long island
    ya...been getting my age... wow...don't get it all i can think of is all the toxins are surfacing. Just drinking alot of water and using clearisil. It's only one at a time that spring up...good luck!!
  8. n2xe

    n2xe Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Owego, NY
    Love the thread title! I'm a geezer so probably too old but come to think of it, I have had a few zits since I quit analogs. Never connected it to vaping but you may be on to something...
  9. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Doesn't have to do with vaping, has to do with the quitting analogs -- it's your body pushing all those toxins out any way it knows how, including through the pores in your skin. I read about them and figured I'd never get them because I've always had super-clear skin, but man, they were really bad (20 or more maybe?) until I started using acne treatment.

    I had a staph infection in late Nov. so I was worried there was still some lingering infection, but the acne cream is working it's magic. Down to maybe 5.
  10. n2xe

    n2xe Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Owego, NY
    A few zits vs coughing up a lung from 30 years of smoking... I would be happy with the zits...
  11. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Oh yeah, I totally agree. If going back to smoking meant all my zits disappeared immediately and forever, I'd still be vaping.. I just dunno if these are truly quit zits or if I'm having some other dermatological issue.. :p
  12. phorbin

    phorbin Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2010
    I started getting them about 2 weeks after I went 100% vape, and they lasted about 3 weeks.
  13. MsOceanCity

    MsOceanCity Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2009
    New Jersey
    This comes and goes, for me, but nothing too serious:)
  14. WomanOfHeart

    WomanOfHeart Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    I'm going to make a ton of people jealous. I didn't get any quit zits and I only coughed for a couple of days. I expected both, but it didn't happen.
  15. ScotTex

    ScotTex Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Congrats, I quit cigarettes on the first of November as well. My skin gets really oily at times and vaping is the only thing I can think is the cause. I have only had one 'zit' since quitting analogs it was on my cheek where I have had them before, it's a strange, painful, reoccurring zit, but I haven't had an outbreak of them.
  16. Pickles05

    Pickles05 Full Member

    I have had them pretty bad since I quit analogs and started vaping. I have tried everything but I guess I'll have to resort to acne treatment next. These aren't like regular zits either, they linger and are painful! I started vaping 2 and a half months ago and they started within a week of quitting the analogs and are still going strong!
  17. warbdan

    warbdan Moved On ECF Veteran

    Just a thought. I noticed this more when I ordered 100% vg juice. How many of you that have quit zits are using lots of VG?
  18. zara1269

    zara1269 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 21, 2010
    I had some break outs a few weeks ago...I've been exclusively vaping for almost 2 months now (holla!). But the bags under my eyes have gone a way and it's much easier to cover up a zit than the bags so it has been a decent trade.

    They have mostly gone away though now so hope that hurdle is over.
  19. vapi

    vapi Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    I felt something under my skin on my cheek yesterday but it never fully developed and it's starting to go away. I hope that's the end of the quit zits for me!
  20. cndmrapper

    cndmrapper Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Rhode Island
    I've been vaping almost a month and I had a breakout about 2 weeks in. I started using Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash and it cleared up most of it in only a few days.
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