Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:40 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:54 AM
Dont wipe with fingers, they have oils n bacteria too.
Should I wipe with anything else or not at all?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:22 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:57 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:02 AM
Wash your face twice a day only. I know it feels like you've got to wash every time you start to get oily, but you don't. And doing so more than twice, could result in irritation which can flare up a break out. Be gentle, don't use products with a gritty texture, and keep your hands off of your face. A recommended course of action to take is to wash gently with a mild cleanser ( no soap ) before school followed by a light moisturizer. And then before bed, gently wash, follow with an acne treatment you feel will work for you for example a topical benzoyl peroxide, and then followed by a moisturizer. Remember to be gentle, and let your skin dry before proceeding with the next step. If you're interested, you could even buy oil blotting sheets at like any store. Just don't use your hands or "rub". Pat your skin gently! Good luck. (:
Good advice thanks What moisturizers and cleansers do you recommend? I don't use anything else apart from my minocycline and epiduo, should I be using other stuff as well?
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:17 PM
Dan's moisturizer and cleanser are amazing.
I don't use "two pumps" as the bottles direct, instead I sparsely spread it around my face.
I actually am using the regimen as well, so that's what I'd recommend. But you do not need to use his stuff to get clear. Since you already have a gel like treatment, all you need is a cleanser and definitely a moisturizer. Don't use a medicated face wash since you're already using medication. Specific products Dan recommends for men are Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser or Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. and for women: Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser, Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash, Netrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Wash. As for moisturizers stay away from some that may be medicated too like with salicylic acid. Dan recommends Moisturizers made specifically for the face. The word "non-comedogenic" on the label. and Jojoba oil as an ingredient if possible. I don't have any recommendations on moisturizers because I've hated every one I've used off of store shelves. :b
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:59 PM
Peoples' skin are very different across the board. My skin is naturally very oily, so I suspect if I never use BP gel, I would not need moisturiser. A healthy oil balance is good, however, the BP line keeps my skin a bit dry, and so I must use AHA+. Moisturiser is tricky because it can actually promote clogging of pores in some cases.
Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser or Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. and for women: Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser, Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash, Netrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Wash.
I would probably avoid the purpose gentle cleansing wash, or the neutrogena line of products. "YMMV," everyone is different though.
Read the ingredients list and avoid any product with "Sodium Laureth Sulfate" in it - especially your shampoo.
I am currently experimenting with trying to use Dan's cleanser as a shampoo, mixed with cinnamon oil or possibly a mint leaf ground up into a paste, possibly even peppermint boiled in green tea water. Natural is the way to go (with a little help from modern chemistry. Dan's cleanser is a GREAT example). Even more challenging will be to try and find a natural replacement for benzoyl peroxide that is equally as effective.
It's tough finding a non-irritating shampoo and conditioner that will keep your hair looking nice, especially for women with long hair. My hair is short. Will report my findings if I have any success.
Edited by jarrit, 29 November 2012 - 07:01 PM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:56 AM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:57 PM
I'm currently taking minocycline tablets and epi-duo cream. However I find during the day my skin is constantly oily especially around the nose and also on it. Other hot spots include my chin and forehead. How do I try and stop this? Usually I wipe it off with my fingers every 10 minutes or so, and also try to wash my face often. Is this the best course of action or the worst? I am nearing 16 years old. Thanks.
zin on and around body. cleared my acne