hey everybody ,I'm new here . but not that new ... I'm old and still having acne problems and what I think is sd on face and rashes and pimples all over my body .
I was reading about wicky condition and it kind of hit home ,I usually dont like to post or go to chat or anything but I had to say something ....I think that I had acne and sd all my life ,I was using proactiv and then proactiv had a recall and it all went downhill for my face from there ,I went to the dermatologist and antibiotics and retin a micro and my face was a mess I developed those hard little waxy things on my face ,and they dont go away until i kind of push them out hard . Iam hypothyroid ,and my white blood platelets come out high most of the time ,my pf wants to send me back to the oncologist again .
Ok ,itchy face ,red rashes ,flakiness that doesnt stop ,ever ,drives me nuts ,I cant still havent been able to control that ,before all of this I used to have oily skin and now I have dry itchy skin.
this is what I use :
cetaphyl antibacterial soap
neutrogena deep clean cream cleanser oil free (use enough to leave some on the face for 3 to 5 min)
massage first and then leave it on.
neutrogena rapid clear toner the yellow one ,at walmart , can be a little bit drying if so ,wet the cotton pad with faucet water and remove excess water ,then apply some toner to the wet cotton ,that way it wont be that irritating ,you can use as many pads as needed to remove flakes ,just dont over exfoliate .
to treat I use the regimen treatment ,I use depending on how my skin feels that day ,a quarter size or less
and to moisturize ,I use dual action moisturizer from clean and clear .I had never been able to use any moisturizer or sunscreen ever .
pm ......the same lately
I notice that when I dont wash my face twice ,the itching gets worst .
my daughter uses the cleanser from proactiv and the extra strenght toner from proactiv .
Ithink that the toner from neutrogena works as well as the proactiv
to remove make ....simple cleansing cloths ,not the exfoliating ones .
makeup this day ......hard ,the bb cream from loreal ,magic skin beautifier or revlon color stay ,but still get itchy with revlon .powders hard to find ,make me itchy .
but the good thing is that I havent had a breakout while using these products , I still get flaky and itchy and for the itchiness in the middle of the night ,I grab some persa gel 10 from clean and clear on a q-tip and just rub a little to clean where it itches and then I grab another qtip and apply persa gel a light ,light coat .
and for my hair I use the pink sulfate free from loreal and sometimes the blue conditioner ,but I get all over itchy body with conditioners .and sugar and chocolates and peanuts .
I hope this helps ....I used lotrimin too ,it clogs the pores .
I think exfoliation is the key .