Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:15 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:35 PM
It definitely has to be PIE. It makes a lot more sense now. Thanks for helping me make that realization!
Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:32 PM
Edited by Sarah., 08 August 2011 - 09:30 PM.
Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:58 AM
Sounds like things are going great! Sulfur does the same thing for me if I overuse it. Keep up the good work and clear skin is around the corner
Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:09 AM
Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:38 PM
Yeah, I've never experimented with doing peels myself. I just need to be careful. No peeling today! It appears after each peel I didn't peel the same day, the day after, but the 2nd and 3rd day are bad! No peeling today though. But I have a new plan of attack to prevent bad peeling, I'll see if it works!! It involves leaving the salicylic on for less than 2 minutes, and waiting 10 days before the next peel. For upkeep, I want to try an azelaic/mandelic acid serum that will reduce redness and shallow comedones, while attempting spot treating with the salicylic every couple days, leaving for less than 2 minutes. That way I annihilate all actives. As it stands:
salicylic/sufur - treatment
azelaic/mandelic, manuka cream and BB cream - prevention
enzyme spray, HA serum, hydralight moisturizer and organic cream whip w/ SPF - protect and soothe
Edited by sgoodleitz, 14 June 2011 - 09:45 PM.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:01 PM
Very true, there was a member here who did peels weekly, used a clarisonic, Bb cream, retinol, aha/bha cleansers, and stuff like that on a day to day basis, minus the peels. Her skin looked great!
Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:00 PM
Just 15%, and I apply HA after and creams after. I'm talking with an esthetician who might try a 30% peel. Now that concentration would have much worse peeling. And it's true that some skin has a tendency of being "thick," and we have to exfoliate somehow. Some people do wonderfully letting their skin do its natural shedding (hence caveman regimen). Most people with acne aren't so lucky!