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#1 shurett

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

Hey everyone, this is my first topic post on the org but that being said, I've been frequenting this website for probably 3 years or so.

 

I've been on the regimen for a bit over a year now and it worked wonders on my face but I saw no noticeable results after using it for 6 months on my back. My situation is that I've never had bacne until my freshman year of college. Usually it had been confined to my face but after clearing that up it seemed to explode all over my back. I had moderately severe acne with the mix of cysts and whiteheads. My back was also littered with blackheads too. Over the summer I didn't take my shirt off once, and that's saying something since I live at the beach. I wont go through the list of things that didn't work for me but what finally helped was extra virgin olive oil

 

I'm not even entirely sure why the olive oil helps, I already had a pretty oily back and I'm also a relatively active/sweaty person. If anyone happens to have any theories, I'd be happy to hear them. I apply the EVOO twice a day, in the morning and at night, usually right before I start my facial regimen. In the morning I do a lighter coating of my entire back because I don't want oil spots to show on my clothing. I really recommend wearing a shirt to bed so your sheets don't get any oil buildup.

 

The EVOO has also gotten rid of my "crater back" and is helping even out my skin tone. I hope this method helps at least one person on here because I know how desperate back acne can make you, especially when it feels like none of the miracle products that worked on your face are working on your back.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:49 PM

I am glad that EVOO  works for you.  Is your bacne you 100% clear?  I have tried so many products in the past (even accutane) and it is a STUBBORN problem.  The regimen I am on causes skin dryness but I can live with that since I am 100% clear of bacne.  I may be tempted to try EVOO on a small area on my back to see if that would help with my post-inflammatory red marks.      



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:46 PM

what do u wash ure back/chest with b4 u put the evoo on? what is ure regimen?



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

What body wash/ cleanser do you use? And do you shower only once a day? Also have u noticed any improvement with hyper pigmentation?



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:25 PM

I'll try and respond to the questions in which they were asked.

 

No my back isn't 100% clear, I believe that a good routine takes time just like it did with my face. That being said the results were really amazing for me. Currently I'm probably about 80% clear and only improving. This is coming from a back littered with, at one time, dozens of cysts and whiteheads at once.

 

I only shower once a day. I used to twice a day but I had a feeling I was stripping my back of oils causing my oil production to go into overdrive to compensate. When I switched to showering once a day I noticed a small decrease in acne.

 

I also don't use a wash on my back anymore. Originally I tried the Head and Shoulders like everyone else on this board, but to no avail. I also used a salicylic wash from Neutrogena for 2 months but that didn't seem to have any sort of effect either.

 

I have noticed improvements with hyper pigmentation! Before the EVOO, my dark marks would take several months just to heal, no I'm noticing them fading in closer to 1 month.





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