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#1 brad87

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

Ok so I'm at my wits end here! I have had this one area on my chin that has been breaking out like crazy! As a result I have been getting aggressive with PCA 5% Organic Benzoyl Peroxide

Unfortunately it seems to be making this area very inflamed. I just don't know what to do! Were supposed to use BP on outbreaks, right? But it seems it isn't helping, as this area has been breaking out for a month!

Anyone have any suggestions to calm this area down? Should I stop using BP? Anything else I can use on this area, any suggestions at all?

I really don't like walking away with what looks like a yeast infection on my face!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:10 AM

you're at a point where the BP will probably make it worse. despite actually helping with inflammation, BP also irritates the skin. i would put an anti-inflammatory topical on your skin. don't wash it with any sort of soap, and don't scrub it at all. you should just let water run over it and maybe very lightly dab at it to clean it.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

I would give it a rest with the treatment so yr face has a breck just use a pee size and mix with moisturiser and don't pick coz will only make look sure as we can c hope it helps :-)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Thanks, last night I went just with a good organic moisturizer and no BP and it already looks noticeably better. I appreciate the suggestions!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

It's still REALLY red though, any suggestions on anything I can do to reduce redness. All I really have to put on it is this:

http://www.amazon.co...nce moisturizer

For how much I paid for it my skin should look damn perfect!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

No BP, just cleanser and moisturizer, looking much better. At this point I think I'll just stick to these two products as my skin seems to be reacting quite well!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

Let it heal by itself, dont let the sun hit it and don't shave until is all clear and the scabs fall off by ITSELF.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

Just wanted to update that its getting better and better. Thanks for all the advice. I have been using a gentle all natural probiotic cleanser along with a organic moisturizer, stopped using BP, and have started eating a much better diet. My face is finally showing daily positive results.

I'm so convinced that diet is extremely crucial and all these harsh chemicals are not good for our face. Use the quality long term fix, not the cheap short term fix!