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About nicmic62

  • Birthday 08/12/1988

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  1. Regimen for dry skin

    A lot of people with dry skin have had success with the regimen. The process really is about getting rid of the bacteria and balancing your skin so it isn't left irritated and dry. Cleanse, treat and moisturize....although I have very oily skin the thought of a moisturizer terrified me because I don't want my skin getting more oily and then I would break out. But now it all makes sense to me...the less irritated my skin is...the clearer it got. It really is about finding safe ground no matter what your skin type.
  2. With every new product you try, people say you have to give it a couple months to see if it works. Miracles usually never happen overnight so since you spend the money anyways, why not see the product through and if in a few months your skin still isn't what you expected, then go see your derm.
  3. Big purple pimple, swollen area around

    You might have to take an oral antibiotic for this. I had the same think on my leg (I think it was a boil) and I took antibiotics for a week. Get it checked by a doctor to make sure it isn't a cyst or anything. Usually those things come back if they aren't popped and cleaned out properly.
  4. Stinging eyes

    This usually happens when your skin is adjusting to the BP. My tip would be that before you apply BP on your face, put a layer of moisturizer by your eye area. This will create a bit of a barrier that will help with the stinging. Make sure when you apply BP you don't get near that area with the moisturizer.
  5. Skin looking oily and dark all day long

    Are you using the acne.org moisturizer? I have to admit I do not use it too often because it gives my skin a yellow-er hue.  For the oily issue....I always take with me those paper oil control sheets. I try to blot my face twice or three times a day. This way I am getting rid of the oil without really touching my skin too much.
  6. Dove soap is actually great! I just use that to get the gunk off all my brushes. Once I have squeezed out the excess water I spray the bristles with a bit of tea tree oil. It has antibacterial properties which makes sure your brushes are free of all them germs.
  7. Put on lotion after the regimen ..

    It isn't cheap but it definitely lasts a long time for me since I only use it in the morning (1 pump). It lasts me a good couple of months.
  8. please help?!

    To be honest, I have not used any of the products on your regimen. I hope you looked at the ingredients and made sure they aren't comedegenic and are gentle to use for your skin (apart from the BP).
  9. please help?!

    The new spots must be your skin purging. Trust me....no new products until you are actually clear. You are only a week into it and some people actually break out even on the second month into the regimen so have a little patience.
  10. Purging on the Regimen?

    This is to be expected. Often times people get bad breakouts weeks into the regimen so don't let that discourage you. My worst breakout was during my 4th and 5th week. So many cysts came to the surface of my jawline and I was very close to quitting. However, I stuck with it and it was the best decision I've ever made for my skin.  Have patience!
  11. Moisturizer???

    With the regimen moisturizer is definitely a big step. The benzoyl peroxide will dry your your face if you are still getting used to it and like it did with me, it hurt when applying moisturizer after. Since you are just starting, if your skin gets really dry, you are always allowed to apply more moisturizer throughout the day. I use the Cerave moisturizer during the day. This is easily absorbed into the skin and doesnt feel heavy but still does the job. At night I use the regular cerave lotion...this pretty much makes my skin feel like an oil slick but I'm going to sleep anyways so it doesn't matter. I do love the feeling of waking up in the morning and having my skin feel so much softer after Cetaphil.
  12. Changing SkinCare Products

    When trying to go milder...I trust products like Cetaphil for cleansing and moisturizing. To help with my acne marks I rarely use any scrubs, I stick to chemical exfoliants like creams with glycolic acid or lactic acid. 
  13. Please contact site support to help you with this issue. http://www.acne.org/contact-us.html?orders=yes
  14. Extra oil

    For the day time I like using Cerave lotion. It absorbs quickly but still keeps my skin all soft. During the night, I use Cetaphil lotion or Cetaphil cream...both are very thick so be careful with how much you put on. It makes your face look like a shiny mess...but it doesn't bother me as I'm only going to sleep. It takes a while to settle into your skin but I wake up with my skin feeling really soft.
  15. redness and itchy with photo

    This is very normal. Your skin is adjusting to the BP so it will feel itchy and dry and irritated. That is what moisturizer is for. Makes sure you moisturize enough these first few weeks so it can help with the problem. 
  16. Follow the instructions on the dosage chart. That should give you an idea of how much BP you should be using at how many weeks in.  http://www.acne.org/regimen.html Make sure you follow the instructions exactly...once you are clear you can try and test if you can get away with using less BP.
  17. Hi! I was just wondering if you can use the acne.org treatment and moisturizer under makeup? Thank you!

  18. Cystic Acne Help!

    In all of this I realized moisturizer is super important. I have very very oily skin and in turn was scared to moisturize given my face is always so shiny. But when using Benzoyl peroxide to help with acne, your skin will NEED the moisture. Ugh!! The Smooth Finish Fluide I love so much!!! It is pricey but I love how lightweight it is on my skin but still enough to even out my skin tone.
  19. I use 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. I use it on my whole face every day and night. This has controlled my acne very well for the past three years. But I use it in a whole process...cleanse, treat and moisturize. It is called The Regimen and it has kept me clear for about 3 years now.  Other than that I found that tretinoin works very well to make acne go away faster...but never helped in the prevention department. 
  20. A good night moisturizer?

    If your skin feels really dry you can try the Cetaphil lotion. People are very 50/50 on this as some people say it clogs pores but I am on the other 50 as it doesn't break me out or clog any pores. There are small travel sizes bottles for the lotion just in case you wanna give it a shot. It is really good for night time since it does make your face look shiny but you are going to sleep anyways.
  21. Cystic Acne Help!

    I used to have the exact same problem. Those cystic pimples are the worst and hurt so much when infected. It is hard not to try and pop them to ease the pressure. I have tried multiple things...antibiotics, which only worked for a couple of months. Tretinoin, which made them go away faster but never got rid of them from coming back. Diet changes, which did absolutely nothing for me. The only thing that worked was The Regimen...almost similar to Proactiv. Cleanse, treat and moisturize once every day and night to control the acne from coming. Benzoyl peroxide is the key to this whole thing and I have managed to stay clear for over 3 years now. It wasn't an easy process to start but it was worth it for me.  I have a link in my signature of before and after pics in case you are interested to see how bad my acne was.
  22. Extra oil

    It could be your skin is really dry and dehydrated. Sometimes when this happens to me my face overcompensates and produces more oil.  In these situations I would use a thicker moisturizer (only at night) to make sure my skin stays as moisturized as possible.
  23. I was on antibiotics for about three months and it surprisingly kept me clear for 9 months. Sad thing is it was temporary because you build up an immunity to antibiotics that when the acne came back...the meds didn't work anymore. As far as diet goes, nothing changed for me so I eat normally and don't avoid any certain food in particular. Topical treatment is where I saw the difference. I was on tretinoin for a while and though it did make acne go away a lot faster, it didn't stop it from coming. I currently do The Regimen. It is a 3 step process kinda like proactiv but this totally worked for me and my severe acne. It uses 2.5% benzoyl peroxide every day and night to keep me clear.
  24. Have you been doing anything to try to stop the acne from coming? Diet change? Topicals?
  25. It is possible! Especially since they are around your mouth then I figure it would hurt with talking or some form of facial expression. Often times I would pop the acne on this area just to relieve some pressure.