Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:20 PM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:59 PM
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.
Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:43 PM
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.
Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:45 PM
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
swiss corrective skin care,
Vitamin a peels,
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 13 January 2013 - 09:36 PM
Go to your derm and see what they can do for you