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#1 smichelle

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:59 AM

Hey guys...
 
Just thought I would mention this and see if anyone can relate. It started about November- when I stopped using my normal skin regimen because I thought it was causing some clogging and perhaps it was too much exfoliation for my skin. I was using
- Neostrata Clarifying Cleanser- 2% BHA
- Neostrata Toning Solution level 2- 2% BHA and 10% AHA.
- Neostrata Level 3 Smoothing Lotion- 10% AHA.
 
About a few weeks later- I began to get some cystic pimples. Which I had never had before- my issue was with clogged pores(closed comedones).
 
Now I've tried about every different combination of products you can think of- and while I'm not really getting any clogging- I'm still getting the underground cystic painful cysts.
 
I was thinking maybe it could be due to the amount of tea I am drinking- as I noticed it started when I drink tea everyday? And if anyone has had this issue OR if maybe the extreme acid exfoliation was what was keeping these down? Please any advice!


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

Do you have milk and sugar? Milk can cause sensitivities in some people, sugar spikes insulin which affects your hormones. The caffeine in the tea could also be a cause of more breakouts. Try peppermint or nettle tea for a caffeine, sugar and milk free alternative that can help lower acne causing androgens. 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:14 AM

tea with caffeine does cause huge cystic acne as well for me but i stopped a year ago 

 

you should try herbal tea or decaff  tea




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