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i am unsure about the redness.do u think its sideeffect of anything u use or used?

always use a good physical/chemical sunscreen.

plus what i see mostly is huge pores like mine.

i see not many/no whiteheads.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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I havent used any sunscreens for sometime now since they make my face even more red when i apply them , and it looks even more oily..i have triend several products..is there anything i can do to the pores?

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use a physical sunscreen.

it will also help ur acne-prone skin since it has zinc oxide.

its less oily and also mostly a pale cast that might help with ur redness.

like neutregena pure & free baby range(at least spf 30) - i am not sure u get it in ur country,i dont!

u could search ur self.

sunscreen is a must for u.

i am still searching a solution for huge pores.

its seems endless right now.

but u can make it appear smaller and at least keep the pores clean by using aha or a mild bha wash.

also,i've heard peels help a lot.

there are a few members like a.p who knows better about peels though!


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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thank you so much for answers! last time i posted here people just told me i have nothing and the problems are in my mind

wich cleanser u would suggest me to use , since im going to leave for pharmacy to search for the products for my face soon :)

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that redness 24*7 is not quite normal IMO.

but except for huge pores(which are genetic and cant be helped in any big way), oily skin and the redness u dnt seem to have 'acne' ,'cyst' issues.i thinks thats what people meant.

many would dream of that clear forehead u have(including merolleyes.gif )

i know of a bha wash named saslic which has 1% SA but am not sure u will get it where u live.

i suggest u start a topic seeking help for a wash.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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You can try a well formulated BHA (salicylic acid) to lessen the blackheads and even out your skin tone + clean out pores. Paula's Choice makes an awesome BHA that is well formulated and contains green tea leaf extract which is an anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness. It comes in 3 different forms: lotion, gel, and liquid, which you can select depending on your preference and skin type, and comes in 1% and 2% strengths. You can order some samples from her website.

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What does your current skin care routine look like? Your skin doesn't look bad, you have large pores which is mostly determined by genetics, but when the pore becomes clogged it can cause it to become larger and misshapen. Also sunscreen is a must in my opinion, for everybody, everyday, for all skin types.

Be warned though that if you do start using a BHA for the first time, your skin will almost always go through a "purging" because it's cleaning out the pores and bringing all the gunk to the surface.

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You tell me all these fine products but I dont even understand what they are, since my main language is finnish I dont understand what BHA or SA or anything like that means or find any of them/anything like them in shops/pharmacy. I still havent even found a sunscreen for myself..or anything else.

What I understood from the last post I should seek for a ..wash? with salicylic acid in it. Thats propably something I could find here. (your link is removed).

Is Sunscreen same as moisturiser? Since the only sunscreen u can find in here is "apply after you leave the sun" like if you are getting a tan for yourself at the beach.

My current routine...take a shower in the night and morning..at the moment I have a "blackhead eliminating gel wash" or something like that..I have used so many washes in my life and havent found good one yet..still looking for it - that i wash my face with two times a day while in the shower.

I dry my face and apply some toner(if its called toner i dont know..but the water like thing u apply after cleaning :D). Lastly I apply a thin layer of L'oreal men expert , pure & matt anti-shine moisturising gel(again i have tried several moisturisers, this one is the best so far). Again same question, does sunscreen mean moisturiser...or are they different products? Sorry for dumb questions.

Could anyone suggest me a better routine? should I even use the cleanser,toner or moisturiser?

My skin gets extremely oily after the day goes on , in the picture i posted in the first post its not even at its worst.

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cutting short : SA(salicylic acid) is BHA.(beta hydroxy acid).

u can also try AHA( alpha hydroxy acids) like glycolic acid,lactic acid etc.

please google these to know more about them.

moisturisers and sunscreens are different theoretically.

but these days we get moisturisers(creams,lotions & gels that hydrates/moisturises) your skin with spf(sun protection factor) that is they are moisturiser+sunscreens.(like cetaphil with spf15 or 30)

its a good option if u need moisturiser.

if you wanna go for just sunscreen i suggest neutregena pure & free baby range(spf 30+).

for moisturisers you can try cetaphil, cerave or elovera(online).

(if you need suggestions start a thread asking on moisturisers)

the poster above was talking about paula's choice products.

google the name and you will get their official site.

search a product of ur choice.

external links to sites are not allowed here(board rules) if names can be/are mentioned.

I found the products at paulas choice..god they are so expensive? should i buy the set for 70 euros...?


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Hey man, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but creams, lotions, cleaners, moisturizers or whatever aren't going to help your problem significantly.

The only proven way to get rid of oily skin and blackheads is by using Accutane.

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I don't recommend using a cleanser with the SA, because what you're essentially doing is washing the medicine down the drain. You should have a gentle face wash that is just enough to remove dirt and oil.

There should be many over the counter products in your drug store that contain SA, so you can search on Google to search one that is good.

Moisturizers simply give moisture to the skin, while sunscreens have ingredients that shield it from the sun. But there are many moisturizers WITH sunscreen, and it usually has a rating of SPF (sun protection factor) on it. :)

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Hey man, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but creams, lotions, cleaners, moisturizers or whatever aren't going to help your problem significantly.

The only proven way to get rid of oily skin and blackheads is by using Accutane.

accutane does help with oily skin by reducing the size of the sebaceous glands.

but i am sure you are aware of the kind of short and long term side effects it may give, so that should only be an option for those with stubborn acne.

which he doesn't have.

also,oiliness is not his primary problem.

its the redness and huge pores with blackheads.

accutane is likely to make it redder and also make him photosensitive.

i was once on accutane(for acne - low doses) and it dint help my blackheads.

only on acne and whiteheads.

but for a phase after which i got back my acne.

(note : i am not saying that happens to everyone but accutane may/may not be a guaranteed solution in many cases)

most importantly, accutane did nothing for my huge pores. nothing at all.

BHA and AHA can't reduce huge pores(as i have mentioned earlier) but it keeps them unclogged and is likely to make them appear smaller/cleaner.

I don't recommend using a cleanser with the SA, because what you're essentially doing is washing the medicine down the drain. You should have a gentle face wash that is just enough to remove dirt and oil.

There should be many over the counter products in your drug store that contain SA, so you can search on Google to search one that is good.

Moisturizers simply give moisture to the skin, while sunscreens have ingredients that shield it from the sun. But there are many moisturizers WITH sunscreen, and it usually has a rating of SPF (sun protection factor) on it. smile.png

i dont understand.

u suggested a BHA wash in the first place.

a mild pH balanced SA(BHA) wash doesn't "drain" anything. it unclogs the pores, removes the upper dead layer and helps with hyperpigmentation.it's just enough to remove teh dirt & oil.

if one doesn't have active acne, one could use AHA for faster. better results(to the OP)


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huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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this is something I could get here that good?

it has SA atleast 12562007.jpg

and for sunscreen i could order this:

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This is something i could get in my country, but is for "normal and sensitive skin" not for oily..?12562017.jpg

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for the redness, try a yogurt face mask.

the natural type of yogurt, without the flavoring please :D

my face was terribly red this morning, so i slapped on some yogurt for 45 minutes and my face was much better.

redness-wise and inflammation went significantly down.

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Hey there,

My face is exactly the same as yours so I can empathise. I have the same redness, blackheads and pores with occasional breaking out of whiteheads.

My skin is incredibly dry after I shower but then starts to become oily and stays oily throughout the day. It doesn't matter if I use moisturiser or any other product. It's still the same. I think the main cause is oil.

At the moment I'm using absolutely nothing on my skin. I just find that there is no product that does anything significant to helping.

What I'm doing at the moment is trying to eat healthily but more importantly taking a supplement of Vitamin D3. There is a thread on this forum about it and it seems promising for a few people.

What I'm basically trying to say is I don't have any cure you are searching for but I am in exactly the same boat as you and am trying a different approach now rather than using topical treatments.

I hope we both find something to help us out.

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Looks like it could be rosacea. Are you following the regimen? Prescription nicomide has worked for me.


Current Regimen Started June 2013:

AM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

acne.org moisturizer

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

PM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

1/2 acne.org moisturizer + 1/2 acne.org AHA+ 5 drops jojoba oil

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

Current Supplements: Nicomide, Culturelle Probiotic.

Current Status: 100% clear


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Anything with SLS (sulfates) or salicylates could be the cause of your redness. Use a very gentle balancing cleanser and avoid putting too many products on your skin until the redness calms down.


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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omg everything has jsut gone worse help me god4OhNf.jpg

Hi, Aaro

Are you following the regimen? It looks like whatever you are doing is irritating your face. What is your routine?

omg everything has jsut gone worse help me god4OhNf.jpg

Hi, Aaro

Are you following the regimen? It looks like whatever you are doing is irritating your face. What is your routine?


Current Regimen Started June 2013:

AM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

acne.org moisturizer

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

PM

acne.org cleanser

acne.org BP

1/2 acne.org moisturizer + 1/2 acne.org AHA+ 5 drops jojoba oil

NeoCutis Lumier Riche eye cream

Carmex lip balm

Current Supplements: Nicomide, Culturelle Probiotic.

Current Status: 100% clear


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