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#1 Gillianbb

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

I am on my week 10 regime and first week on the aha.I got redness upper eyelid and itchy neck when i used only bp.

 

But, after aha, i got swollen eyelid and also new two acnes.So i wanna know what I should do ??

 

I really get so depressed.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

Do you use BP on your neck? Do you rub your eyes after applying BP or the moisturizer, without washing your hands first? How did the regimen work for you before you added AHA?

 

Have a look at the FAQ's, there may be something that you've overlooked: http://www.acne.org/faq.html

 

Don't get depressed, ok? Hang in there! comfort.gif  Based on the information you've provided, I would keep using the BP and maybe apply AHA less often or not at all until you're clear. And wash your hands after applying any medication if you don't already do so.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

I think you should go slowly with the AHA. Keep doing the BP, but maybe use the AHA only twice a week and mix it in with the moisturizer so it won't be as harsh on your skin. After a couple of week when your skin won't be as sensitive, then you can probably ramp up to the full dose and just use AHA for moisturizer.

 

Don't get depressed, this whole thing is a process, so give it time. Good luck! :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

Do you use BP on your neck? Do you rub your eyes after applying BP or the moisturizer, without washing your hands first? How did the regimen work for you before you added AHA?

 

Have a look at the FAQ's, there may be something that you've overlooked: http://www.acne.org/faq.html

 

Don't get depressed, ok? Hang in there! comfort.gif  Based on the information you've provided, I would keep using the BP and maybe apply AHA less often or not at all until you're clear. And wash your hands after applying any medication if you don't already do so.

Hi AKL

I didnt apply the bp on the neck but maybe when I apply the aha and i accidentally rub the eyes :(( I think I should wash the hands after the bp and aha :) thank you for giving me support.I dunno why my neck is itchy after bp, now my eyes are itchy as well.

 

 

I think you should go slowly with the AHA. Keep doing the BP, but maybe use the AHA only twice a week and mix it in with the moisturizer so it won't be as harsh on your skin. After a couple of week when your skin won't be as sensitive, then you can probably ramp up to the full dose and just use AHA for moisturizer.

 

Don't get depressed, this whole thing is a process, so give it time. Good luck! smile.png

 Hi nicmic :)

 

I just use peasize of aha mix with i pump of moisture and few drop of jojoba oil. I used the aha three times a week mayb i should use twice a week.I just feel bad I have been on regime on week 9 and I still cant clear the acnes :(

 

but anyway thank you your supports :) I will stick on it to see what happen



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:55 AM

Do you use BP on your neck? Do you rub your eyes after applying BP or the moisturizer, without washing your hands first? How did the regimen work for you before you added AHA?

 

Have a look at the FAQ's, there may be something that you've overlooked: http://www.acne.org/faq.html

 

Don't get depressed, ok? Hang in there! comfort.gif  Based on the information you've provided, I would keep using the BP and maybe apply AHA less often or not at all until you're clear. And wash your hands after applying any medication if you don't already do so.

Hi AKL

I didnt apply the bp on the neck but maybe when I apply the aha and i accidentally rub the eyes sad.png( I think I should wash the hands after the bp and aha smile.png thank you for giving me support.I dunno why my neck is itchy after bp, now my eyes are itchy as well.

 

 

>I think you should go slowly with the AHA. Keep doing the BP, but maybe use the AHA only twice a week and mix it in with the moisturizer so it won't be as harsh on your skin. After a couple of week when your skin won't be as sensitive, then you can probably ramp up to the full dose and just use AHA for moisturizer.

 

Don't get depressed, this whole thing is a process, so give it time. Good luck! smile.png

 Hi nicmic smile.png

 

I just use peasize of aha mix with i pump of moisture and few drop of jojoba oil. I used the aha three times a week mayb i should use twice a week.I just feel bad I have been on regime on week 9 and I still cant clear the acnes sad.png

 

but anyway thank you your supports smile.png I will stick on it to see what happen

 

 

Yeah, stick to it! I know that it takes longer for some people to get clear. Have you seen any improvement at all? Do you still continue to get breakouts?


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- Medication: Diane 35
                     Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
                         Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
 
And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:29 AM

 

Do you use BP on your neck? Do you rub your eyes after applying BP or the moisturizer, without washing your hands first? How did the regimen work for you before you added AHA?

 

Have a look at the FAQ's, there may be something that you've overlooked: http://www.acne.org/faq.html

 

Don't get depressed, ok? Hang in there! comfort.gif  Based on the information you've provided, I would keep using the BP and maybe apply AHA less often or not at all until you're clear. And wash your hands after applying any medication if you don't already do so.

Hi AKL

I didnt apply the bp on the neck but maybe when I apply the aha and i accidentally rub the eyes sad.png( I think I should wash the hands after the bp and aha smile.png thank you for giving me support.I dunno why my neck is itchy after bp, now my eyes are itchy as well.

 

 

>I think you should go slowly with the AHA. Keep doing the BP, but maybe use the AHA only twice a week and mix it in with the moisturizer so it won't be as harsh on your skin. After a couple of week when your skin won't be as sensitive, then you can probably ramp up to the full dose and just use AHA for moisturizer.

 

Don't get depressed, this whole thing is a process, so give it time. Good luck! smile.png

 Hi nicmic smile.png

 

I just use peasize of aha mix with i pump of moisture and few drop of jojoba oil. I used the aha three times a week mayb i should use twice a week.I just feel bad I have been on regime on week 9 and I still cant clear the acnes sad.png

 

but anyway thank you your supports smile.png I will stick on it to see what happen

 

Yeah, stick to it! I know that it takes longer for some people to get clear. Have you seen any improvement at all? Do you still continue to get breakouts?

 

 

 

hey nicmic

 

I dunno if i can say it is a improvement.It defintely clear all my white heads and my black heads.but i still get one or two acnes sometimes or once a week.

So,is that improvement??I can feel my texture of my skin is better.but i realli dunno where the acne come from.I think i already use the bp to kill it or prevent them already in march.they are still coming in May.so it makes me sad.or i should use more bp??coz after i saw i got redness eyelid.i just reduce bp to 1/3 finger and apply it at night only.:) I hope i will be better before the end of june.I wanna have a normal face in summer :)good luck to me and everyone.gotta sleep and face the cruel reality.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:34 AM

 

 

Do you use BP on your neck? Do you rub your eyes after applying BP or the moisturizer, without washing your hands first? How did the regimen work for you before you added AHA?

 

Have a look at the FAQ's, there may be something that you've overlooked: http://www.acne.org/faq.html

 

Don't get depressed, ok? Hang in there! comfort.gif  Based on the information you've provided, I would keep using the BP and maybe apply AHA less often or not at all until you're clear. And wash your hands after applying any medication if you don't already do so.

Hi AKL

I didnt apply the bp on the neck but maybe when I apply the aha and i accidentally rub the eyes sad.png( I think I should wash the hands after the bp and aha smile.png thank you for giving me support.I dunno why my neck is itchy after bp, now my eyes are itchy as well.

 

 

>I think you should go slowly with the AHA. Keep doing the BP, but maybe use the AHA only twice a week and mix it in with the moisturizer so it won't be as harsh on your skin. After a couple of week when your skin won't be as sensitive, then you can probably ramp up to the full dose and just use AHA for moisturizer.

 

Don't get depressed, this whole thing is a process, so give it time. Good luck! smile.png

 Hi nicmic smile.png

 

I just use peasize of aha mix with i pump of moisture and few drop of jojoba oil. I used the aha three times a week mayb i should use twice a week.I just feel bad I have been on regime on week 9 and I still cant clear the acnes sad.png

 

but anyway thank you your supports smile.png I will stick on it to see what happen

 

Yeah, stick to it! I know that it takes longer for some people to get clear. Have you seen any improvement at all? Do you still continue to get breakouts?

 

 

hey nicmic

 

I dunno if i can say it is a improvement.It defintely clear all my white heads and my black heads.but i still get one or two acnes sometimes or once a week.

So,is that improvement??I can feel my texture of my skin is better.but i realli dunno where the acne come from.I think i already use the bp to kill it or prevent them already in march.they are still coming in May.so it makes me sad.or i should use more bp??coz after i saw i got redness eyelid.i just reduce bp to 1/3 finger and apply it at night only.smile.png I hope i will be better before the end of june.I wanna have a normal face in summer :)good luck to me and everyone.gotta sleep and face the cruel reality.

 

 

Well, for me I would recommend the full amount of BP that Dan suggests. I think it would be best to try and do the once a day BP when you are already clear. I still use a full fingers length both AM and PM. I just really try to not get the BP or moisturizer near my eyes. If your eyelids feel dry, place moisturizer on your eye area before you put the BP.

 

Hopefully, June will bring better results for you. :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- Medication: Diane 35
                     Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
                         Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
 
And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:42 AM

 

 

 

Do you use BP on your neck? Do you rub your eyes after applying BP or the moisturizer, without washing your hands first? How did the regimen work for you before you added AHA?

 

Have a look at the FAQ's, there may be something that you've overlooked: http://www.acne.org/faq.html

 

Don't get depressed, ok? Hang in there! comfort.gif  Based on the information you've provided, I would keep using the BP and maybe apply AHA less often or not at all until you're clear. And wash your hands after applying any medication if you don't already do so.

Hi AKL

I didnt apply the bp on the neck but maybe when I apply the aha and i accidentally rub the eyes sad.png( I think I should wash the hands after the bp and aha smile.png thank you for giving me support.I dunno why my neck is itchy after bp, now my eyes are itchy as well.

 

 

>I think you should go slowly with the AHA. Keep doing the BP, but maybe use the AHA only twice a week and mix it in with the moisturizer so it won't be as harsh on your skin. After a couple of week when your skin won't be as sensitive, then you can probably ramp up to the full dose and just use AHA for moisturizer.

 

Don't get depressed, this whole thing is a process, so give it time. Good luck! smile.png

 Hi nicmic smile.png

 

I just use peasize of aha mix with i pump of moisture and few drop of jojoba oil. I used the aha three times a week mayb i should use twice a week.I just feel bad I have been on regime on week 9 and I still cant clear the acnes sad.png

 

but anyway thank you your supports smile.png I will stick on it to see what happen

 

Yeah, stick to it! I know that it takes longer for some people to get clear. Have you seen any improvement at all? Do you still continue to get breakouts?

 

 

hey nicmic

 

I dunno if i can say it is a improvement.It defintely clear all my white heads and my black heads.but i still get one or two acnes sometimes or once a week.

So,is that improvement??I can feel my texture of my skin is better.but i realli dunno where the acne come from.I think i already use the bp to kill it or prevent them already in march.they are still coming in May.so it makes me sad.or i should use more bp??coz after i saw i got redness eyelid.i just reduce bp to 1/3 finger and apply it at night only.smile.png I hope i will be better before the end of june.I wanna have a normal face in summer :)good luck to me and everyone.gotta sleep and face the cruel reality.

 

Well, for me I would recommend the full amount of BP that Dan suggests. I think it would be best to try and do the once a day BP when you are already clear. I still use a full fingers length both AM and PM. I just really try to not get the BP or moisturizer near my eyes. If your eyelids feel dry, place moisturizer on your eye area before you put the BP.

 

Hopefully, June will bring better results for you. smile.png

 

yep maybe i should build up my bp again coz I have jojoba oil as well and I am not worried about the flakeness.Thank you for your advices :) i will keep update what I get at the end of june.Thank you once again



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

This problem happened to me in the first few months of the regimen. It seems like you may be cross contaminating by not washing your hands between application of BP and moisturizer. The problem will eventually go away, just be sure that you don't apply BP of AHA around the eye area and the jaw line... I found that until my skin completely adjusted to BP and AHA, I experienced a great deal of irritation. Be sure that you're completely dry before you proceed to the next step of the regimen and avoid touching the eye and neck area... Best of luck and keep us up to date on your progress... :)


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

This problem happened to me in the first few months of the regimen. It seems like you may be cross contaminating by not washing your hands between application of BP and moisturizer. The problem will eventually go away, just be sure that you don't apply BP of AHA around the eye area and the jaw line... I found that until my skin completely adjusted to BP and AHA, I experienced a great deal of irritation. Be sure that you're completely dry before you proceed to the next step of the regimen and avoid touching the eye and neck area... Best of luck and keep us up to date on your progress... :)


Thank you nycqueen :) i found out one more acne again :((i will continue to use it :) i know it will b better

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

but i didnt get swollen eyelid and redness today :) maybe i should realli 100 % clean my hands after the bp and aha



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Sweetheart are you using AHA on you eyelids? Please do not! AHA is not supposed to be used on ANY mucous membranes such as eyelids, and lips, etc. It is not meant for that area. Hopefully it is just an accident from not washing your hands as you said. And for the neck I think it is just because the neck has very very thin skin. I would just heavily moisturize or use less BP. I used to have to use it on my neck but somehow they went away…..

 

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

Sweetheart are you using AHA on you eyelids? Please do not! AHA is not supposed to be used on ANY mucous membranes such as eyelids, and lips, etc. It is not meant for that area. Hopefully it is just an accident from not washing your hands as you said. And for the neck I think it is just because the neck has very very thin skin. I would just heavily moisturize or use less BP. I used to have to use it on my neck but somehow they went away…..
 
Good Luck to ya :)


Oh yeah I think so coz when I mix with aha and also moisture and jojoba oil .i put it all over the face even eyelid .Thats the reason :) thank you thank you u guys :) I feel better now :) I should stick with it and be more positive :)

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

Good :) At least no you know not to do that anymore :)

 

And you're welcome of course.


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