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#1 sg2oo3

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

Attached File  jaw.jpg   432.34K   1792 downloadsAttached File  severe_whiteheads_1.jpg   408.14K   1830 downloadsI don't really get acne very often, but I thought this counted as the same thing so i tried proactive and everything else until i was told benzol peroxide, and sterilic acid were actually for killing bacteria and infection in infected and inflamed acne which mine is not and that peroxide and stuff actually makes it worse because it makes the plugs in my skin even harder. So specifically for whiteheads i've tried this stuff from the U.k. that you was just grape oil with vitamins that you rub into your face all like three times a day for 15 minutes and it's supposed to dissolve them and the lady convinced me no more popping, and it was just a waste of time rubbing oil into my face for a month and they got worse (I started getting regular pimples and blackheads in addition to my first problem) she said that was good that means it's working she convinced me to do it for another month and they got even worse so i quit. i just ordered this stuff from skintactix specifically for whiteheads that's supposed to dissolve them too, but this stuff burns so i figured it might be better at dissolving things than oil, but I have been using it almost a month now with no results except for thousands of Whiteheads so many it like there is more than one in everysingle pore they are like overlapping and they squeeze out easily, but it would take me hours and i would have to do it over a couple days and after the swelling goes down that definately helps the way my face looks Popping them is the absolute only thing that I have ever found to get them out of my skin, but they come back in a couple of days and i can't keep up with that. It also says at the skintactix website that alot of whiteheads are almost always associated with a linoleic acid deficiency so I got some safflower and flaxseed oil too. It also says this will only help with getting future white heads and not clearing existing ones, but I have a whitehead in everysingle pore. so does this mean if I really do have a linoleic acid deficiency and i fix the problem and i pop them all they won't come back? I'm so confused about everything and don't know what to do I ordered some BHA samples from paula's choice I don't think i have tried that yet. Does anybody else have a severe Whitehead Problem? The reason my skin looks red in the photo is because I just put some burning skintactix blackhead/whitehead dissolver on it. Help I have so much stuff inside my skin that it feels itchy not because it's dry but because they need squeezed and when i follow the rules of not squeezing, my skin get's grosser and grosser. Pimples come and Go, but Whiteheads are Permanent

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:59 PM

wow,
my skin looks EXACTLY like this.
these things ARE so stubborn that nothing applied topically will get rid of them.
i started talking B5 (there is a sticky about them in the natural & holistical thread) about 3 weeks ago, and i have noticed that they have diminished a lot.
i think for these types of clogged pores you have to orally treat them,
so dont waste your time or money on topicals.
give B5 a try! its a little pricey...but in all honesty, worth it.
good luck!

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:43 PM

Wow, my face was slightly similar to yours, but, no offense, not nearly as severe. I hardly ever had any "real" acne at all, just those stubborn closed whiteheads that NEVER went away!

What I did was get a mild scrub. It sloughs off all of the oil, sweat, and mostly dead skin cells that cause your pores to clog up like that. It helped SO MUCH in my situation. I also went to a dermatologist, who gave me medicine that helped a lot as well, and now, I would say I'm 98% clear: the other 2% is right around my hairline and is hardly visible.

You might also want to check the thread about folliculitis: it isn't acne, but is some sort of overproduction of yeast. I'm not an expert on it, but there are lots of people on here who know quite a bit about it.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (sg2oo3 @ Nov 26 2008, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Attached File  jaw.jpg   432.34K   1792 downloadsAttached File  severe_whiteheads_1.jpg   408.14K   1830 downloadsI don't really get acne very often, but I thought this counted as the same thing so i tried proactive and everything else until i was told benzol peroxide, and sterilic acid were actually for killing bacteria and infection in infected and inflamed acne which mine is not and that peroxide and stuff actually makes it worse because it makes the plugs in my skin even harder. So specifically for whiteheads i've tried this stuff from the U.k. that you was just grape oil with vitamins that you rub into your face all like three times a day for 15 minutes and it's supposed to dissolve them and the lady convinced me no more popping, and it was just a waste of time rubbing oil into my face for a month and they got worse (I started getting regular pimples and blackheads in addition to my first problem) she said that was good that means it's working she convinced me to do it for another month and they got even worse so i quit. i just ordered this stuff from skintactix specifically for whiteheads that's supposed to dissolve them too, but this stuff burns so i figured it might be better at dissolving things than oil, but I have been using it almost a month now with no results except for thousands of Whiteheads so many it like there is more than one in everysingle pore they are like overlapping and they squeeze out easily, but it would take me hours and i would have to do it over a couple days and after the swelling goes down that definately helps the way my face looks Popping them is the absolute only thing that I have ever found to get them out of my skin, but they come back in a couple of days and i can't keep up with that. It also says at the skintactix website that alot of whiteheads are almost always associated with a linoleic acid deficiency so I got some safflower and flaxseed oil too. It also says this will only help with getting future white heads and not clearing existing ones, but I have a whitehead in everysingle pore. so does this mean if I really do have a linoleic acid deficiency and i fix the problem and i pop them all they won't come back? I'm so confused about everything and don't know what to do I ordered some BHA samples from paula's choice I don't think i have tried that yet. Does anybody else have a severe Whitehead Problem? The reason my skin looks red in the photo is because I just put some burning skintactix blackhead/whitehead dissolver on it. Help I have so much stuff inside my skin that it feels itchy not because it's dry but because they need squeezed and when i follow the rules of not squeezing, my skin get's grosser and grosser. Pimples come and Go, but Whiteheads are Permanent


I also have used skintactix but the other version which is bion-research. its the same thing but different name. i also have this exact problem i'm full of under the skin whiteheads. I recently was told that my skin was like that because i've clogged my skin so much with product to the point that its now really hard to get rid of this. this is what you need to do. you need to get a mild antibacterial cleanser and buy a high frequency machine. You're probably thinking "mild" cleanser?! yes, mild cleanser. skintactix has a lot of types of oils for the skin but sometimes i'ts not good for acne sufferers who have closed comedones. I've used the same product as you did for 3 months and it got worse. it sucks because i've used 6 different lines! 6!! I've had acne for 4 years and it just keeps getting worse and more persistant.
So get a cleanser and vitamin A serum. check out vivant skin care. it states that you need to over exfoliate your skin to get rid of those white heads. they need to come to the surface to get rid of and this vitamin a will shed layers of dead skin cells but it takes a couple of months before you can see half of them gone
so here's your 2 options:
1. antibacterial soap with high frequency only
2. antibacterial soap with vitamin a serum but will take a little longer
if you want to know the person that sells the antibacterial soap and the high frequency machine let me know. she's located in the uk so shipping might be a little more than usual. she promises money back on all her products and machines if they dont clear your skin in 2 months. she's a lady taht sells all her stuff on ebay and will talk to you about any concerns you have with your skin. she was the one who told me to stop using everything to get my skin to relax and to stop clogging my pores with so much product.
btw, if you don't know what a high frequency machine then google search it. in a nutshell, it helps zap away any problem skin you might have whether it's closed comedones, pustules, papules or blackheads. what it does is it stimules all the way to the bottom layer of the skin where the blood and the bacteria occurs. you use it 15 mins a day but don't over use it because it can dry out your skin and cause it to be more clogged if not use properly. she has directions on everything!
here's her link to her ebay account:

just to give you a rundown of what i've used for 6 years to try to clear my skin:
murad before they became popular about 4 years ago for a couple of months
proactive about 6 years ago for a couple of months
yourskin rx for months
pure skin solutions that really clogged my skin
zenmed
swiss corrective skin care,
bion research
colon cleansing,
retina
Vitamin a peels,
differin
all of them didn't work for me.
you don't have to take my advice but try not to use pore clogging products, the less ingredients in your product the better. stay away from oils! if you want to know what you should stay away from: type comedogenic and skin irritant products in cosmetics. there should be a few on the list.
One more thing, try to stay away from spas. I went to 4 different spas and probably have had an acne facial every other week for 2 years and it doesn't help. acne is something that has to pass. you will pay thousands of dollars but getting facials does not put your acne in remission. I'm not really sure how to get rid of my acne yet but i will just tell you what i know all you can do is just do trial and error. i hope i helped a little.
i also bought as blue led light and red led light to get rid my acne. I'll also let you know how that works as well.
please do not lose hope, it will get better you just have to be knowledgeable about your skin.



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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:55 AM

I used to have bumps like yours all along my jaw line, they are super itchy and I found out that I was sensitive/allergic to my face wash so I switched to Cetaphil antibacterial soap and use Dickenson's witch hazel after I wash my face then quickly all my bumpy whitehaeds disappeared...Have you tried switching your cleanser and use any astringent or toner????

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:18 AM

are you sure this severity wasent from the harsh proactive and BP and acids? i think you are dry from all of that. let me know.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

I don't know which topicals/make up you use, but to me it looks like an allergic reaction to something. I might be wrong, but my skin reacts like this if I apply tanning products on my face.

Edited by Julisss, 12 January 2013 - 01:50 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Did you try Tretinoin ?

Edited by vyvan84, 13 January 2013 - 01:27 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

That looks like the rash I had a while ago. Try organic apple cidar vinegar , metro gel, and oral antibiotics like tetracycline.
Go to your derm and see what they can do for you :)