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My skin gets dried up skin immediately after I exfoliate with just my fingers. It has patches and then when I take them off, it's all red underneath the dead skin patch or whatever it is. I have a cluster of zits all over and I have plugs coming out of my nose pores that are like small and yellow and clear and look like Demodex mites. I used to have clear skin with occasional cysts, but when I moved to my boyfriends apartment from my parents house a year ago, my skin started having problems and its been bad ever since. I can't wash my face with the hard water because it won't take off my cleanser or lather, and my skin isn't reacting great to any of the things I've tried in the last year, doxycycline, acne topical treatments, cleansers, bioderma sebium h2o, face wipes, caveman regimen, etc. I can't do anything. I have no idea how to fix this problem, I can't get accutane it costs too much money. Any one else have this problem?? My nose also has zits that keep popping up every where, as well as the rest of my face and my nose is always red. I have oily skin but it is dry and flakey too.

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Hm looks mainly pustular. Does it itch? I might guess either fungal folliculitis or mites if it does. You're pretty, sorry you must suffer like this.

Also, for nose acne, you could try diet changes. Specifically, removing dairy, if you haven't done so already. I notice that I get acne on my nose if I use things like benzoyl peroxide in that area. So this could be another cause

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I am thinking that your hair has something to do with it. Try installing a shower filter. I have hard water and this has helped. In addition, shampoo and conditioner can cause horrible breakouts. The only line that doesn't cause from breakouts for me is Goldwell Kerasilk. I can't tell your age, but if you are are an adult acne sufferer stay clear of BP and opt for glycolic acid. Jan Marini bioglycolic cleanser is amazing (follow the directions carefully).

Based on the advice of skin care professionals, I think your first step should be reducing irritation. At 28, I began experiencing mild breakouts and was advised to use BP. Big mistake. BP caused permanent hyperpigmentation, extreme irritation, and severe acne. Irritation hinders the shedding of skin cells, which leads to acne. Since my skin can't handle scrubs or salicylic acid, glycolic acid helped tremendously by forcing exfoliation. When I notice that my skin appears irritated, I use a mild sulfate-free cleanser. I haven't found a great moisturizer. However, Boscia Black Moisturizer doesn't cause problems. It isn't great, but it isn't bad either. Hope this helps. I've been there. It takes time and you have to be watchful of every product that touches your skin.

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My skin gets dried up skin immediately after I exfoliate with just my fingers. It has patches and then when I take them off, it's all red underneath the dead skin patch or whatever it is. I have a cluster of zits all over and I have plugs coming out of my nose pores that are like small and yellow and clear and look like Demodex mites. I used to have clear skin with occasional cysts, but when I moved to my boyfriends apartment from my parents house a year ago, my skin started having problems and its been bad ever since. I can't wash my face with the hard water because it won't take off my cleanser or lather, and my skin isn't reacting great to any of the things I've tried in the last year, doxycycline, acne topical treatments, cleansers, bioderma sebium h2o, face wipes, caveman regimen, etc. I can't do anything. I have no idea how to fix this problem, I can't get accutane it costs too much money. Any one else have this problem?? My nose also has zits that keep popping up every where, as well as the rest of my face and my nose is always red. I have oily skin but it is dry and flakey too.

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Since you said your acne got worse when you moved, I also think it might be the water and possibly environmental allergies. A shower filter can help, but also try not to let the shower water run down your face. I started washing my face with spring water because our water quality is not good, and my skin is a lot softer now. Like you, my skin got worse when I moved to an apartment that was triggering allergies. Now I have invested in a good A/C filter that filters out dust mites and other pollutants in the air inside. I also make sure I open my windows in the morning to air out my apartment.

If you exfoliate, try not to exfoliate every day because that can contribute to the irritation.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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