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The stuff that saved my face - Sulfur.

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Coconut oil can be clogging for some. Others love it for their skin. You have to see what it does for you. I try to avoid it if possible. However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it. She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps. They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though. I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what... My son is using it, and has not had this problem. hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..? I'll keep an eye on it. thx for the info!

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Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face. It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely.

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Which black soap are you using? You also have to remember that, from what it sounds like, you've switched up your products like four times recently with the different soaps and sulfur. This can be aggravating to your skin and cause you to break out. i am using two different types of black soap (because one is more drying) and neither have broken me out at all.

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It's one that I got at my local health food store... the brand is Inesscents. Have you heard of it? It was the only one they had, and the cashier said they sell a lot of it

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I don't know if anyone will be able to help but thought I'd ask anyway

For people outside of the US who are using de la cruz sulfur ointment - where are you going online to buy it? I was planning on ordering it on amazon last night but the shipping costs were ridiculous! I'll try looking on ebay but I was just wondering if there are any other places to look?

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Coconut oil can be clogging for some. Others love it for their skin. You have to see what it does for you. I try to avoid it if possible. However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it. She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps. They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though. I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what... My son is using it, and has not had this problem. hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..? I'll keep an eye on it. thx for the info!

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Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face. It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely.

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Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website. But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL. I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be. My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones. It seems to be drying things up, but not too much. And I love that it's so cheap!!!

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients. Glad to hear it's working out so far! No redness or flaking yet? (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

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Coconut oil can be clogging for some. Others love it for their skin. You have to see what it does for you. I try to avoid it if possible. However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it. She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps. They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though. I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what... My son is using it, and has not had this problem. hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..? I'll keep an eye on it. thx for the info!

>>>>

Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face. It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely.

lockquote>

Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website. But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL. I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be. My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones. It seems to be drying things up, but not too much. And I love that it's so ch

eap!!!

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients. Glad to hear it's working out so far! No redness or flaking yet? (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

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I hope your son sees some improvement with the new products! Keep us posted on how they work out. I enjoyed some of the skin care videos on the Dermatologica web site.

My son was prescribed Fish oil for his dry eyes and he broke out really bad from them. I just thought I'd let you know in case he's taking them.

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Coconut oil can be clogging for some. Others love it for their skin. You have to see what it does for you. I try to avoid it if possible. However, my daughter is using natural black soap that likely does have coconut oil in it. She likes it and feels it's clearing up her acne better than the previous soap we were using.

OK... I'm still using the black soap w/the coconut oil, and I've been liking it, but in the last several days I've gotten about 2-3 fairly deep bumps. They aren't terribly red or inflamed, though. I'm not sure if it's from the soap, or what... My son is using it, and has not had this problem. hmmmm so I don't know if it's the soap or not..? I'll keep an eye on it. thx for the info!

>>>>

Thank you so much for the thread about pH! Lots of great info there. I called the company who makes the African black soap that I bought, and asked what the pH is. The girl was very pleasant, but didn't know the answer. She took my number & said she would ask & get back to me. She said in the 3 yrs she's worked there, no one has ever asked her that question. I was a little surprised by that.

So today I found the De La Cruz sulfur ointment at a local Walgreens I just used it on myself, left it on for 10 minutes & now my face is pretty red. Do you know if that's normal? It feels pretty clean though. And while it was on, my face really itched but I refrained from touching it. It still itches a little now. Did your son have any itching while he used it? I'm going to have my son try it in a few minutes.

How do you like the Cuticare soap so far?

Regarding the Cuticare soap, I am not comfortable with using it on my face. It leaves a waxy feel that just "feels" pore clogging to me. The De La Cruz is my favorite sulfur treatment so far - the ingredients are simple and it washes away completely.

lockquote>

Interesting about the Cuticare soap... it looked so promising on the website. But the fact that it was developed by a veterinarian left me a little confused, LOL. I agree about the DLC sulfur stuff... I like that it's so easy to wash off, and it's not as messy as I thought it would be. My son is still using it each night, and sometimes overnight as a spot treatment to dry up stubborn big ones. It seems to be drying things up, but not too much. And I love that it's so ch

eap!!!

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Yeah, it seems to be a very straight forward product, with no extra irritating ingredients. Glad to hear it's working out so far! No redness or flaking yet? (My son never had that, but others have reported it.)

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Hi, he's doing OK. We like the Dermalogica, it seems really gentle. And they make this great masque which he's been using. But I haven't seen life-changing improvements yet, LOL. There are several things he's doing, so I'm not really sure which one is helping him, or if it's the combination of everything. I'm very concerned about his neck/shoulders/back. It's gotten way worse there. Lots of cystic bumps all over the place. Poor guy. But his face seems better. His esthetician seems happy with it. Today she started treating his back & neck too, so hopefully she can help that area. I also made an appt for him to see a derm, the same one I saw as a teen, he's very good. But we couldn't get in until 7 weeks from now :(

How's your boy doing?

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I'm glad to hear that you're seeing some good results with the esthetician and new products. Too bad you have to wait so long to see a dermatologist. He has never been before? My son has been to quite a few, but either the prescriptions didn't work or he wouldn't use them because of how they felt on his skin. He was younger then. He's 15 now.

My son had a seious breakout from fish oil, as I mentioned before. His forehead and temples were covered with pimples. He is almost clear there, but now he is having trouble in other areas, although not as severly. He is using a pretty minimal approach, alternating with a homemade salicylic acid/yogurt leave-on and witch hazel. I'm stilll contemplating trying out the DLC sulfur again, although he isn't crazy about that idea because of the smell. He's still taking a multivitamin that targets teen skin,adding vitamin D, and keeping an eye on diet. I can't tell if his breakouts are diet, stress or hormone related.

I just keep wishing for the day he grows out of it or we discover that a certain food is causing his troubles.

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