Post # 31
I’m actually super intrigued by your face-shaving! I have just recently, for the first time ever, used a hair removal cream on some facial peach fuzz, and I really think some of my acne troubles could have been because of the hair. I’m intrigued, as shaving is ESSENTIALLY the same as it doesn’t remove hair from the root, but is just a bajillion times cheaper in the long run.
How did you happen upon this?!
Post # 32
I was seeing a derm and a medical esthetician who both suggested this. I first went to get it professionally done (dermaplaning) and I loved the results! They both told me that I can upkeep it at home. I buy super inexpensive razors via amazon (I use the Tinkle brand) and I absolutely love it. My skin is smooth, my makeup goes on so easily, and it also exfoliates the dead skin off. Its made such a huge difference!
Post # 33
I’m a really big believer in eating clean to help with skin issues – lots of water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and as little sugar as you can manage. With that said, diet alone won’t cure acne.
As far as product regimen is concerned, the cleanser I have had the most success with is DermaDoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated AHA/BHA Acne cleanser. However, one cleanser is not enough – it’s like taking a shower with your clothes on. So I usually use a mild cleanser to loosen my makeup (Cetaphil at the moment, which I actually don’t think is a particularly great product, but my Fiance uses it too so we have it around, and it’s cost-effective), followed by the DermaDoctor once it can actually get to my skin and work its magic. I leave it on for about 30-60 seconds before rinsing. Then I use a toner for chemical exfoliation (Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion). Moisturizer-wise, I use an ultra-lightweight SPF 50 (from Algenist) during the day and a retinol (I’m not overly loyal but typically go for an ROC lotion plus a serum since their products are cheaper than most) at night.
Also I know some people are opposed to them, but I find that if I get a monthly facial with fairly aggressive extractions, I break out far less.
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Post # 35
I just want to add onto my post –
The Evan Healy line is seriously a MIRACLE! Was so surprised with my results! Seriously!!
You can buy a sample kit on Amazon for $35
Seriously, I would be surprised if you tried this and didn’t see any results, everyone I talk to who has tried it LOVES Evan Healy products!
I recently emailed customer sevice about my acne scars and they reccomened the pomegrante repair serum, so I ordered it today. Message me if you wnat to know how that turns out for me too!
Post # 36
I have used Tea Tree in the past, not so much now. Sounds like i have the same thing, have a few big break outs, but mostly small little bumps. I do a baking soda/coconut oil scrub. I just make the scrub at home and use it every other day. I have found this, and upping my water consumption to be a huge saviour! I started to use the cleanser from Younique and i love it!I like to change up my cleanser every 6 ish months cause I find my skin becomes used to the product and dont see the affectiveness as much(if that makes sense) Coconut oil and soda is amazing!!
Post # 37
Oh also if humidity makes it worse it’s another sign it’s the kind of acne I have. In any case the zinc can’t hurt! It can only be good for you. Zinc has a lot of other purposes like helping to get over a cold or other things. I get my zinc at Trader Joe’s but you can also get it at any health food or vitamin store. Maybe even the pharmacy for all I know!
Here’s one of the articles that helped me figure all this out. http://www.drbaileyskincare.com/blog/zinc-treatment-for-acne/
And here is the article that cemented it for me! http://www.drbaileyskincare.com/blog/pityrosporum-folliculitis-acne-could-this-be-why-your-acne-won%E2%80%99t-go-away/
People with the more common acne causing bacteria tend to have their acne do better when it’s hot out, so that can help you to figure it out.
Post # 38
Aspirin masks get rid of those stubborn colorless bumps! I’m living proof! Disolve 2 uncoated aspirin in the palm of your hand and apply to the bumps 10 mins a day. I swear to you that mine have all disappeared! Try it!
Post # 39
Your skin sounds just like mine. I tried all kinds of products, and nothing consistenly worked until I took everything away and started from scratch. This feels so wrong, but trust me. To remove makeup, I rub coconut oil on and wipe off with a paper towel, then I use a clarisonic (well, a knockoff, but still) to massage oil in. I use grapeseed and castor oil for about a minute or two all over my face. I wipe off whatever oil I can lightly, and then add another layer of oil – usually maracuja (passion fruit seed). I do this at night only. 3-4 times a week, I do an hour long mask of royal jelly been pollen honey. This has been AMAZING at clearing up and healing past breakouts. After about a month, maybe a month and a half, my skin is now totally clear.http://www.amazon.com/YS-Royal-Jelly-Honey-Bee/dp/B00014FT06/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406747406&sr=8-1&keywords=royal+jelly
Post # 40
Google the Regimen from acne.org. It works great.
I order the cleanser, benzoyl peroxide, and moisturizer in the 16 oz size. It costs $80, I think. That sounds like a lot, but it last for a few months and works really great.
Post # 41
I will say I didn’t read any of the other posts so don’t mind me if I repeat something.
Ive be had really bad acne most of my life. I’ve been on accutane twice. (The biggest pain of my life but totally worth it!)
the last round of accutane was 2 1/2 years ago. I still break out though. Small breakouts over my cheeks, nose, forehead and jaw. So basically randomly all over.
As as long as I stay ontop if my skin care routine I don’t have breakouts aside from my period induced ones.
i use oeter thomas roth anti-aging face wash, it’s orange. it had 2 acne fighters in it. I noticed my skin cleared right up when I added this to my routine.
Tone with witch hazel because it doesn’t have alcohol in it so it won’t over dry your skin.
I can not stress effaclar duo spot treatment enough. I LOVE it!! I use it all over once at night and I can see the difference it makes.
what I don’t suggest is tea tree oil. It broke me out, my skin is super sensitve. If you do give it a try if you are using pure tea tree oil water it down a little. Pure tea tree oil is too harsh for the skin.
I hope this helps for you. One more thing to give what I say some credit I am a beauty blogger under the same name as my handle. I’ve done acne reviews if you want to check them out.