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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

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Ever think that these topical treatments don't work? There's really no point in wasting your money on them, trust me. All that you have to do is eat the types of food that doesn't cause acne and try to avoid stress and your acne will clear. I made a thread about my diet etc if you want to read it

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Thanks. I am definitely working on my diet and seeing if that will help. I am thinking of cutting out the cerave moisturizer and going back to Dan's. Thinking it may be the culprit of these clogged pores.

I am just worried that my skin won't turn over naturally if I don't use any products at all.

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Maybe you should go to a dermatologist to find out what it actually is, so you can get the correct topical.

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Maybe you should go to a dermatologist to find out what it actually is, so you can get the correct topical.

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Cerave moisturizer is clogging to many people. Try sulfur masks at night to calm your skin.


No regimen is one-size-fits-all. You are unique and so is your skin.

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Black soap - Lumiplexion Salicylic Acid ~ Lumiplexion SPF 30 ~ Lumiplexion moisturizer

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Black soap ~ Lumiplexion Glycolic Acid 12% (3-4x week) ~ Lumiplexion Hydroquinone 1-2x week

Lumiplexion enzyme mask / sulfur mask / moisturizing mask 1-2 week as needed

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Maybe you should go to a dermatologist to find out what it actually is, so you can get the correct topical.

Because I am worried that they will do the typical "antibiotics + topical" when that has never worked for me in the past. I have been seen by 5-6 dermatologists over the past 8 years. I think I have been on antibiotics so much in fact that it's contributing to other problems.

Anyone have an issue with the cerave moisturizer before with clogged pores?

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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

BHA does this to my skin, it's like an irritation from it I believe, or i'm not sure if the BHA is trying to exfoliate my skin but just creates these closed comedones instead from it. Either way, I avoid BHA and stick to BP and retinoids. As weird as it sounds, i'll take allergy pills and put some calamine on them and it helps get rid of them faster.

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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

BHA does this to my skin, it's like an irritation from it I believe, or i'm not sure if the BHA is trying to exfoliate my skin but just creates these closed comedones instead from it. Either way, I avoid BHA and stick to BP and retinoids. As weird as it sounds, i'll take allergy pills and put some calamine on them and it helps get rid of them faster.

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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

BHA does this to my skin, it's like an irritation from it I believe, or i'm not sure if the BHA is trying to exfoliate my skin but just creates these closed comedones instead from it. Either way, I avoid BHA and stick to BP and retinoids. As weird as it sounds, i'll take allergy pills and put some calamine on them and it helps get rid of them faster.

That's so interesting! I have never heard that about BHA other than people just being sensitive to it (redness, etc.) The only reason I started the BHA was to help with these clogged pores. May have to reconsider now.

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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

BHA does this to my skin, it's like an irritation from it I believe, or i'm not sure if the BHA is trying to exfoliate my skin but just creates these closed comedones instead from it. Either way, I avoid BHA and stick to BP and retinoids. As weird as it sounds, i'll take allergy pills and put some calamine on them and it helps get rid of them faster.

That's so interesting! I have never heard that about BHA other than people just being sensitive to it (redness, etc.) The only reason I started the BHA was to help with these clogged pores. May have to reconsider now.

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I purchased PC 2% BHA in liquid form over a month ago - when used consistently, it breaks me out, so I've decided to discontinue use. Yesterday I purchased AcneFree's sulfur mask and Acnevir spot treatment (resorcinol, SA, sulfur)...and in less than 24 hours the disgusting break out on my chin is virtually gone. I stared at myself in the mirror completely amazed. Half the whiteheads that were on my forehead are also gone. My forehead has the current PC-related break out btw, right above my left eyebrow closer to my nose, and I hope the sulfur treatments flatten it by the end of the week. My skin is a bit dry though so be aware of that.

I use Dan's moisturizer. I'm a bit paranoid of store bought moisturizers and their ingredients so Dan's it is.

This is how PC breaks me out - it gives me these hard lumps on my forehead, that get slightly red, and feel much worse than they look. They never form a head, eventually flatten. And as they flatten I can see a few clogged pores. It's as if it inflames the skin surrounding the clogged pores. I've only ever used PC on my forehead and chin, my problem areas - granted my chin is 10x worse than the forehead.

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Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated....

I have never had great skin, but have never seen my skin like this and it is getting increasingly worse. I have been using Paula's Choice 2% gel for 2-3 weeks nightly without improvement. Then, I thought this may be some kind of pityrosporum folliculitis so I have used Nizoral the last two days. (leave on for 3 mins in shower)

It seems as though my skin gets worse throughout the day and the most clogged pores show up at night. They are currently on my chin worse on one side and some on the other side, then also a few spots on my cheeks and forehead.

I am very diligent about my skin and have tried to watch what I eat in terms of glycemic level and grains the last week or so.

My routine:

AM

cerave foaming facial wash

cerave moisturizing lotion

PM

cerave foaming facial wash

PC 2% gel

cerave moisturizing lotion

the last two days I have used nizoral.

(22/F)

Any advice? I greatly appreciate your help.

BHA does this to my skin, it's like an irritation from it I believe, or i'm not sure if the BHA is trying to exfoliate my skin but just creates these closed comedones instead from it. Either way, I avoid BHA and stick to BP and retinoids. As weird as it sounds, i'll take allergy pills and put some calamine on them and it helps get rid of them faster.

That's so interesting! I have never heard that about BHA other than people just being sensitive to it (redness, etc.) The only reason I started the BHA was to help with these clogged pores. May have to reconsider now.

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