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  1. advice

    What type of chemical peel did you get? 
  2. Coconut oil clogs pores and apple cider vinegar is actually irritating to the skin. You should just use what you were using before. 
  3. That same thing would happen to me every time I used SA. So I just avoid it now. Maybe twice a day is too much for you? Try just using it every other day. The whole purging thing confuses me still. A lot of times when I thought my skin was purging it was actually irritated by the products I was using. Not saying the products are bad but maybe they just need a little bit of adjusting to your skins needs. 
  4. I used Epiduo for about a year and absolutely loved it. Like you said it does even out the skin tone nicely but it can be drying due to the benzoyl peroxide.  Ive never heard of the Neutrogena retinol night cream. I ran out of my Epiduo around the beginning of this month and decided to try something new. I got a retinol booster from Paula's Choice. You can mix it with a lotion, cream or serum. I mix mine with a little bit of my face cream. I've only been using it for a couple weeks, but so far so good! Here's a link to her website. http://www.paulaschoice.com/?ftlt=branded&p=omsem5off&gclid=COOjo4G8jMkCFYVqfgodRIQM6g&gclsrc=aw.ds The retinol booster I use is kinda pricey though. While I was getting the link above I decided to look up the Neutrogena product you're interested in. Wow! It looks like good stuff so you should definitely give it a try. 
  5. Orange Peel Texture

    I've used Epiduo before and never had any problems luckily. My skin did get a little dry from it sometimes so i would do a hydrating mask 3 times a week with regular ol jergens cold cream until the dryness went away. I would put a cherry sized dollop on my face and massage it in for about a minute, let set on face as long as I felt like and wipe off with a warm wash cloth. The cold cream never broke me out and still doesnt. Before i started Epiduo i just used cold cream and it really helped my skin a lot. Lactic acid might be a good option too. I've used every type of chemical exfoliant besides lactic acid and have heard that its very gentle yet effective. Dont let your skin get you down! Go out and have fun!   
  6. What could have caused my breakouts??

    Its most likely stress. Does your tea contain a lot of caffeine? 
  7. Used Epiduo for about a year and worked great for me! It was only $20 with my insurance and the pump lasts a long time. I have similar acne as your fiancé and the Epiduo worked. If you don't want to use the Epiduo I will link the current regime I'm on now. Since he likes the origins moisturizer I won't put a link for one. http://m.target.com/p/cetaphil-daily-facial-cleanser-8-oz/-/A-13446827 http://www.paulaschoice.com/shop/skin-care-categories/targeted-treatments/_/Clear-Regular-Strength-Daily-Skin-Clearing-Treatment?CAWELAID=120196850000000189&CAGPSPN=pla&p=omsem15off&gclid=CIWyvdu4_cgCFUiGfgod1lUM2w&gclsrc=aw.ds http://m.target.com/p/neutrogena-pure-free-baby-sunscreen-lotion-broad-spectrum-spf-60/-/A-11133516?ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=11133516&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BBeauty%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=m&location=21137&gclid=CPmnp_W2_cgCFZNgfgod2_IB-g&gclsrc=aw.ds 10% benzoyl peroxide is too irritating. stronger isn't always better. 2.5% is enough and can be used day/night  for 24 treatment. The cetaphil doesn't lather so it might feel  weird at first, but it will help  with his dry skin.  
  8. Before you go derma rolling or using chemical peels like TCA I would try prescription topical retinoids. Something like micro dermabrassion can help too. Make sure to use sunscreen as well. I bought myself an at home microdermabrasion device last winter and have noticed a difference in my rolling/boxcar scars. I also started using Epiduo around the same time.  
  9. What has happened this forum1?

    This forum has always been like this! That's why I left for a long time.  One time this guy thought he had pimples on his penis and posted a picture of it on here!!!