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#941 allrighty

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

The worse thing you can do is squeeze blackheads. I have damaged my pores on my nose really badly from squeezing....
So if u get tempted to squeeze ur blackheads, please please dont!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:39 AM

I found some good article here

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

Is a 5% benzoyl peroxide cleanser bad??

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Thanks a lot for the useful and important information.

I am one of those who have been trying to deal with the dilemma of finding a gentle cleanser that does not contain any of those irritating or pore-clogging ingredients listed on some websites but unfortunately my attempts over many years have failed.

I am still to find a single gentle, non-medicated cleanser for my combination yet sensitive skin that I can use without worrying.

I have a had a quick look at some of the ingredients in some of the cleansers you have listed and even those do not conform to the criteria!
  • Purpose gentle wash (which I have bought and used a few times) contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Fragrance.
  • Eucerin Baby Aquaphor Gentle Wash contains Sodium Chloride.
  • Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
  • Even the two Paula's choice cleansers that I checked has at least one offending ingredient:
    * Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser has Sodium Chloride.
    * Hydralight One Step Face Cleanser has Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
I wish there was some regulating agency to verify the claims those manufactures put on their packaging or make it very clear which ingredients are fine to include so as to put confused people like me out of their misery!

Edited by eg6947, 25 October 2012 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:58 AM

Have you tried Free and Clear?
Available at most Walgreens and pharmacies or they will order it for you.
Also one of Paula's Best Products on beautipedia.com

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for this info! I didn't even realize that my 2% "cooling" Salicylic was irritating my skin further! You rule!

There is something to learn from every obstacle.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

I read that while benzoyl peroxide is great for acne...it can also cause premature aging.. that can quickly be fixed with daily moisturizing. However, I also read that is can increase hyperpigmentation... I have acne marks.. Not scars, MARKS. and I dont want to use BP if its going to make it worse.. any suggestions?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

may I ask?

can I use cleanser with salycilic acid and then benzoyl peroxide gel or glycolic acid lotion with benzoyl peroxide?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

In April, I bought this Clean and Clear gel. It worked fantastic at first... I have very oily skin so it took care of that, and my acne disappeared within weeks. Then I got a very bad sunburn (I used a cheap sunscreen that in contact with the sun burned my skin) and since then the gel is pretty much useless to me, because when I apply it, within a couple of hours that area becomes slightly swollen, red and it itches.

I'm afraid to try different products for my face because I don't want to waste money on something I'll end up allergic to, my skin is so sensitive. Right now I'm using some Nivea products which are sort of helping (I just wash my face with regular soap and then apply the Nivea medicine in the morning and before I go to sleep).... I wanted to try Neutrogena, would that be a good choice? I just need something really gentle for my skin.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:39 AM

WHAT IS the best moisturizer to if you have oily yet dry skin.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Wow! Thank you so much! I really didn't know how many harmful things I've been doing to my skin.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

I personally think one of the biggest mistakes is not going to a dermatologist first. Cosmetologists will treat the result and not address the cause. If you have serious acne, derm should be your first consideration.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

This is really a helpful thread, one of the best on this forum!!! Thanks for all info!! :)

 

 

I need help with something that i believe many of you suffer from; excessive oil!

 

I already use retin-A and BP, but i need a mattifying moisturizer for daytime use while on work...

 

My skin gets oily within ONE heure! 

 

So, is there any mattifying moisturizer that does not contain silicones as the main ingredient (I usually breakout if there's a lot of silicone)?

 

Thanks! :D



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:39 AM

Where did the OP get her sources for "common skin irritants" and things to avoid?

 

I'm not doubting the validity of her claims, but having references would mean everything was legitimate. Otherwise it's just passed on by word of mouth and useless anecdote.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

hello!

 

i use saslic.as prescribed by my dermatologist.

its salicylic acid foaming face wash(1%).

twice a day.its pretty good according to me.

now,it is suppose to maintain a ph of 5.5

so that should be good right?

 

i know that the effectiveness decreases(as they say!) but still it seems to work.

 

aana


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
http://www.acne.org/...-with-pictures/
 
huge pores
http://www.acne.org/...dwith-pictures/
 
indented scar
http://www.acne.org/...iswith-picture/
 
oils used for cooking
http://www.acne.org/...oilgood-or-bad/
 
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
http://www.acne.org/...twith-pictures/
 
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)
http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/
http://www.acne.org/...incare-routine/
 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:37 PM


QUOTE(Zief @ Jun 22 2006, 10:24 PM) View Post

wow Snow Queen this is a great post with some really good information! Keep up the excellent work, and thanks for all your time and effort.


Thanks! I know there are a lot of misconceptions out there about what products are good for the skin (and specifically acne), so I was hoping to clear some of that up.


Was that an acne pun? (Clear some of that up?) Because har. :)

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

Nice inofrmation ... hifive.gif



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

Where did the OP get her sources for "common skin irritants" and things to avoid?

 

I'm not doubting the validity of her claims, but having references would mean everything was legitimate. Otherwise it's just passed on by word of mouth and useless anecdote.

 

I disagree with the alcohol bit. See: http://www.futureder...la-begoun-says/



I know this is a very old thread, but I'm new here and I'd like to add my two cents.

First off, the original poster lists a lot of information based on sound research, but it really should be taken with a grain of salt. Lots of don'ts, very little do's. Heck, she might as well have said, "don't use everything."

I have suffered with acne (moderate to slightly severe for over 30 years. I'm 45 and still battling it). I'd like to think I'm an expert, seeing the tens of thousands of dollars I spent over the years fighting this losing battle (tens of thousands is indeed a correct figure). I should have been a dermatologist, but who would trust a dermatologist with acne?

Anyway, my decades of research, trying everything on the market, fad or not (I was perscribed accutane but resisted it due to side effects) have yielded one conclusion: There is no right answer or no wrong answer. Every individual's skin is different. Some respond quite well to salicylic acid, I break out in hives. Some find astrigent irritating, I use SeaBreeze for sensitive skin with great results.

Acne is steeped in genetics. For some like me, it may never ever go away. The best you can hope for is to manage it--keep it under control.

I'd like to add to the original poster's "don't" list:

DON'T be afraid to try any regimen or product or vitamin therapy, etc. It just might work for you.

I know this is an old response, but I agree with you. There is too much ingredient obsession on these boards. Skin care is so very trial and error. I disagree with her rant against alcohol too. 



Thanks a lot for the useful and important information.

I am one of those who have been trying to deal with the dilemma of finding a gentle cleanser that does not contain any of those irritating or pore-clogging ingredients listed on some websites but unfortunately my attempts over many years have failed.

I am still to find a single gentle, non-medicated cleanser for my combination yet sensitive skin that I can use without worrying.

I have a had a quick look at some of the ingredients in some of the cleansers you have listed and even those do not conform to the criteria!

  • Purpose gentle wash (which I have bought and used a few times) contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Fragrance.
  • Eucerin Baby Aquaphor Gentle Wash contains Sodium Chloride.
  • Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
  • Even the two Paula's choice cleansers that I checked has at least one offending ingredient:
    * Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser has Sodium Chloride.
    * Hydralight One Step Face Cleanser has Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
I wish there was some regulating agency to verify the claims those manufactures put on their packaging or make it very clear which ingredients are fine to include so as to put confused people like me out of their misery!

 

If you're still looking, CeraVe cleanser is really good. So is Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin. 



 Current Regimen: 
AM: 

Olay Foaming Cleanser for Sensitive Skin 

3 pumps CeraVe PM

Dan's BP (every other day) - pea size
Olay Age Defying Daily Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF15

True Match W4.5 

 Night 
Swipe with Neutrogena Rapid Clear Treatment Pad or Paula's Choice 2% BHA

Wait 10-30 minutes

Olay foaming cleanser for sensitive skin 

w/ Clarisonic Mia Acne Brush head - 1 minute (every other day) 

3 pumps CeraVe PM

Wait a few minutes

Tazorac -- pea size amount 

 
 

 
 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:24 AM

So basically i can´t use anything?






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