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Acne on jawline and neck ! PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE

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Hi, im 25 female and i have successfuly controlled most of my acne through tazorac .05% cream. however, i still have acne on my jawline and neck like a few cysts and a few pimples (total 7-8 small-big). i just want to be rid of it but it isnt going away through my taz cream (tho my face is clear) any suggestions?

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Your face isnt clear if youre getting 7-8 cysts =/ Sorry the tazorac isnt working completely. How long have you been on tazorac? Maybe its time to try something else. What is your skin care regimen?


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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Your face isnt clear if youre getting 7-8 cysts =/ Sorry the tazorac isnt working completely. How long have you been on tazorac? Maybe its time to try something else. What is your skin care regimen?

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Not to say anything about someones reading comprehension but I think pakifairy meant from the neck down. Jawline is according to Webster Dictionary is "the outline of the lower jaw".

I on the other hand I know what you're saying. I'll say this congratulations on having it controlled in the face area. About the neck area that has cysts, I suggest you use AHA because its an excellent application for body area.

AHA does not bleach clothes, so you are free to wear whatever you feel like wearing.


Alpha Hydrox Regimen

Regimen

Daytime:

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% AHA

Neutrogena Sunscreen SPF 70

Nighttime

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

Alpha Hydrox Retinol Nighttime ResQ


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I am not too sure. You should use Alpha Hydrox tho.


Alpha Hydrox Regimen

Regimen

Daytime:

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% AHA

Neutrogena Sunscreen SPF 70

Nighttime

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

Alpha Hydrox Retinol Nighttime ResQ


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i highly recommend spironolactone. its a hormonal treatment most women use for acne, especially on their jawline. research it here on the org. im on it right now and its great


current regimen:

apply apple cider vinegar topically morning & evening

drinking atleast 3 bottles of water daily

LOTS of salad and fruit :]

tibetan herbal supplements:

formula one 1x every other day

formula two 1x every evening


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hi! thanks but isn't tazorac already an AHA?

Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

=Regimen: Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Bar & Avon Anew Advanced Clinical Retexturizing Peel every day & Queen Helene Mint Julep mask weekly=
*Glycolic Acid Product Recommendations *What to do with a cyst/pimple/zit

Wynne 2.9Beta Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Please ask questions on the boards, not via PM. That way all benefit. Thanks!


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ok great so what should my regimine be?

ill use the cetpahil antibacterial soap

then apply aha

then taz?

i have skinceuticals super line serum it says a 12% hydroxy acid blend here are the ingredients:

Water, mixed fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, chamomile extract, propylene glycol, hydroxyethycellulose, methylparaben, imidazolidinyl urea

can i use that as my aha?

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"12% hydroxy acid" that is AHA automatically.

If you want the best face wash...Alpha Hydrox face foaming wash is better than Cetaphil hands down. It's so ph balanced and it doesn't strip moisture from your face after using it


Alpha Hydrox Regimen

Regimen

Daytime:

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% AHA

Neutrogena Sunscreen SPF 70

Nighttime

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

Alpha Hydrox Retinol Nighttime ResQ


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Everyone is always saying jawline acne is hormonal, but almost all acne has a hormone related and my jawline/neck cysts were caused by an allergy to citrus.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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ok i dont have an allergy to citrus. please someone tell me if i use tazorac as well as an aha isnt that overkill taz is anAHA

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Wow, Wynne, thanks for pointing that ingredient out...I had no idea that Sodium Laureth Sulfate was comedogenic (it's a 3 on the 5 point scale), I thought it was only an irritant. Well, I decided to check out another ingredient, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and it's a 5 on the scale!!!! This means that the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and the Purpose Gentle Cleanser I have used could have been contributing to my breakouts, right? How much can a cleanser really clog pores?

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Hello. I am turning 30 this month. I also have started getting alot of cycstic and smaller acne on my jawline, neck, and near my ears. These areas are very painful too! I know how all of you feel. Spirinolactone is the only thing that ever worked for my acne. I started out having severe acne at age 15. A derm took me though the mildest antibiotic through accutane. I took accutane for five months. My face was clear after that for about 7-8 months and then I broke out worse than I'd ever had before. I saw a new derm in Washington who reccomended spirinolactone for me. After six months I was totally cleared up. I have went off it several times in the last ten years basically to give my body a break, and recently to try to get pregnant. We tried for two years. I just found out my husband has fertility issues so I'm went back on spirinolactone for now and started doing a series of isolaz. I guess isolaz is supposed to be more of a permanent solution to acne so when I do have to go off spirnonlactone again I won't break out new as bad. Sorry to ramble.........just excited to connect with some other people having the same issues as me. My aesthetician told me to extract all my zits the night after my isolaz. So I did and it hurt REALLY bad, but they did seem alot better in the morning. My mom always said popping zits makes infection spread under the skin and cause more zits and cause scarring, but it does seem to take them away. I'm not sure what to do . My aesthetician said to extract them so they don't get so huge and hard, which they have been. I highly reccomend spirinolactone to any female having acne problems. But if you want to get pregnant, you need to go off it 30 days before you start trying. Can anyone tell me what there aesthetician told them on extracting or their derm after isolaz or just in general? Also. I am currently using proactive. Maybe its too harsh I don't know......it used to work in conjunction with spinolactone but by itself it doesn't help at all.

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ok great so what should my regimine be?

ill use the cetpahil antibacterial soap

then apply aha

then taz?

i have skinceuticals super line serum it says a 12% hydroxy acid blend here are the ingredients:

Water, mixed fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, chamomile extract, propylene glycol, hydroxyethycellulose, methylparaben, imidazolidinyl urea

can i use that as my aha?


Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

=Regimen: Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Bar & Avon Anew Advanced Clinical Retexturizing Peel every day & Queen Helene Mint Julep mask weekly=
*Glycolic Acid Product Recommendations *What to do with a cyst/pimple/zit

Wynne 2.9Beta Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Please ask questions on the boards, not via PM. That way all benefit. Thanks!


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ok i dont have an allergy to citrus. please someone tell me if i use tazorac as well as an aha isnt that overkill taz is anAHA

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Dont say that! :(


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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make sure your wash your pillow cases and sheets i would say at least once a week.


My regimen-

Morning- Shower/Shave

Cleanse with Cetaphil daily facial cleanser

Wait about 5-10 mins

Apply BP 2.5% and wait till face is dry

Apply Dove Deep Moisture facial Lotion(if face doesn't feel normal Ill use a bit more)

Pills- Omega-3's (2pills) twice a day. or basically 2 pills per meal

Centrum daily multi-vitamin once a day in the morning ( after breakfast)

I generally wait until around dinner time to repeat the steps above


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Hi! Hopefully whats been working for me can work for you. Not too long ago I bought Philosophy's Acne Kit which is HP based. You can view my thread here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/I-just-pu...ee-t197609.html

I have updates & pictures posted.

I never really had acne until about 3 ... 3 1/2 yrs ago or so. I went from really clear skin to constant breakouts on my chin and forehead. Very red areas and I would pick which it made it worse.

First off - I would say donttttt pick! Ive stopped and it has made the biggest difference in my skin. In the beginning I left all the white heads alone, which was bit embarrassing, but in a week or so they go away on their own and because theres no more squeezing and irritating your skin very few will form.

I would check out my thread and read about my regimen....It has helped for me and is continuing to work. I say give it a try seeing as I break out around the same areas as you..jawline and chin.

Hopefully this works!

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A "hydroxy acid blend" could also contain beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid).

Tazorac's main ingredient, tazarotene, is a synthetic retinoid (derivative of Vitamin A). It changes how your skin cells function, makes them turn over faster, thins your epidermis, and corrects the shape of deformed pores. Alpha hydroxy acids unglue your dead skin cells from each other in order to exfoliate your skin, which also increases the rate of cell turnover.

I've used both glycolic acid and lactic acid under Tazorac 0.05% with no ill effect. Tazorac didn't do much for me on its own and combining it with an AHA seemed to help a little. Jawline, neck, and chin acne are my biggest problem.

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Have you considered dealing with your hormones? I had horrible jawline acne (the rest of my face was basically clear) and going on Ortho Tricyclen Lo cleared it up for me. It took about 3 to 5 months to really kick in, but it got my hormonal acne under control.


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pakifairy,

I had awful jawline cystic acne that has almost completely cleared with my current regimen:

NeoBenzMicro 3.5% in the AM (BP)

Differin 0.3% in the PM

Doryx 200mg per day 1 hour before dinner

Yaz birth control pills

The combination of prescription topicals, oral antibiotic, and bcp to level my hormones seems to be exactly what I needed.

Good luck to you.


My skin is clear. Antibiotics, BP, Differin, and Yaz. Now down to just Differin and Yaz. Soon going to wean off Yaz. Took over 3 months to see much improvement. Less than 6 months since I started and my skin is 100% clear now.


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