Ballen

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  1. Frustrated

    If you're gonna stop, then do it gradually and see the changes. Worst mistake people make is stop what they are doing cold turkey (unless they know what's up). But it's absolutely a good idea to minimize the use of products. The most effective treatments are BHA, differin (retinol), AHA and benzoyl and a cleanser. Some products require you to moisturize initially. Topical vitamin C is alsoan alternative. Get a non irritating cleanser, cleanse the face (rub it in a little), and then a product of your choice. Depending on the type of bumps, you should choose bha+, aha+ and retinol. I use all of them, but at different days. All of them have advantages. Always start new product out extremely slow. Btw, don't let my profile picture discourage you from what I'm saying; it's from 2011 or something.
  2. Salicylic acid doesn't work as cleansers, you must leave them on for a while. A minimum of 20 minutes to get effect. The longer the better. Meaning cleansers with salicylic acid are useless in terms of getting anything out of the acid. Use a gentle, nondrying cleanser instead, then scrub carefully, but if you then applysalicylic acid, it will most likely make your skin red; I wouldn't do it.
  3. I assume there is something i don't understand, but can't you just use less with 10%, and get the same effects as with 2,5? Maybe if the percent is too high with too little (volume), but can't the user manually just blend it out with something else and save money? Same goes with Retinol products. This is a question.