I recently did almost the same thing and am suffering the same results. I am wondering if the skin is purging. I am doing witch hazel with thyme and jojoba oil with TTO and dove soap.
How long ago stop you stop? I stopped about a month ago and I'm going NUTS. Nothing is helping it. Oil pulling, witch hazel, TTO, masks, very gentle exfoliation, nada! Bah!
When I first started the Clarisonic my skin purged for a longer period of time than most people before clearing up (took me about 6 weeks) so maybe I'm a slow healer and am still purging. Maybe you're still purging, too.
Dan's Regimen should be arriving to me within a few days so I feel a little better about that. At least with that I do expect a purge.
Hi, I stopped using my topical acne meds and broke out in terrible whiteheads too. I have started using my meds again and I'm praying its going to get rid of them and calm my skin down as its going crazy at the moment! Are your whiteheads all over or just in certain areas? Mine started on jawline but I now feel them spreading all over cheeks (I've never had acne on my cheeks before).
Yep, it's starting to creep up in other places, but not as badly. Mine are on my forehead and spread a little to my cheeks. It could be because my cheeks have always been my problem areas, but I don't know... they didn't start there so who knows what the heck is going on.
My acne in a nutshell -- Mild-to-moderate, adult on-set, began late 2009. Regarding my beliefs and previous skincare/lifestyle changes I've tried, I have been conflicted, misinformed, resistant, allergic, and had my hopes up too high only to be let down. Many of my previous posts on here will reflect that. Considering I have never found an explanation as to why I developed acne in my twenties (whereas I've had flawless skin my entire life up until then), I claim to know nothing. I am still fighting the fight and can only offer my humble advice.