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#1 Sasch83

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hi, so i finally got the courage to start AHA and my schedule for the first week is to use it every 3 days and then the following week, every 2 days and so on and so forth.  i use a drop or 2 mixed in with my moisturizer and rub it all over my face.  The thing is that i believe i am purging from this as i have pimples coming in in areas that were previously all clear.  I'm not detered yet but what can i expect from the purging process?

 

How long can it last?

 

Will my acne get a whole lot worse?

 

Should i use more BP in these areas?

 

is my schedule of AHA use appropriate?

 

Keep in mind that in some areas, like my chin, i am still consistently breaking out.  Will this help clear up my stubborn acne. 

 

 

While i do have red marks, my main purpose of trying AHA is to help this God forsaken dryness



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

You are starting really slowly so that's good.  I'm not convinced that using such a small amount would cause you to start breaking out...it could be a coincidence, but who knows.  My experience with starting using AHA is that I had a small breakout again, mostly on my forehead but once that cleared up after a week or 2, I noticed that all the small under-skin bumps had gone, so it was getting the last bit of acne up to the surface.  I started with a lot more AHA than what you are doing though, but in hindsight i think slow is always good.

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:46 AM

Thanks Aye Aye - praying for the best.  It burned so bad last night which was weird cause the first night i tried  it, no problem.  Will keep at it though and let you guys know how it works out.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Aye Aye - praying for the best.  It burned so bad last night which was weird cause the first night i tried  it, no problem.  Will keep at it though and let you guys know how it works out.


I've been using the aha mixed with moisturizer every 2-3 nights. I do have a little breakout from it. Its driving me crazy cuz I was soo clear up to a week back. But I noticed its calm down and I'm not so freaked out anymore lol.
I haven't started using it by itself as yet. Don't think my face is ready for it cuz I noticed those brown patches of dry skin is back.

How's it working for u?




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