Posted 10 February 2005 - 12:31 AM
Did one or both of your parents have acne?
Do you hear stories about how they once suffered with acne?
Or is it the complete opposite, and they are baffled at the condition of your skin?
Both my parents had their ocasional breakouts, but from what I hear, neither of them had it the way I suffer from it. I have looked at pics of them when they were my age, and nothing!
I try my hardest to figure out why i'm breaking out, and how I can stop it. I try to take care of myself the best way I can, but nothing seems to be working.
And this does not seem to be something I inherited from my parents.
How about you???
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 09:01 AM
But you're right, genetics is one thing, but there are other factors that can cause acne. Like, touching ones face too much, products that we use, etc... the general rule of thumb to be safe, is wash hands frequently, and don't let anything touch your face.
If you use hairspray or hair gel or something, be careful that they don't come in contact with skin because it can contribute to the formation of acne as well.
- wash face with LUSH Fresh Farmacy cleanser
- LUSH Eau Roma Water as toner
- SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF30
- Wash with Murad Cleanser and/or LUSH Fresh Farmacy
- tone with LUSH Eau Roma Water
- apply Acne.org 2.5% BP generously or SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5
- LUSH Enzymion moisturizer
- LUSH Angels on Bare Skin or
- Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Facial Peel
Makeup (used occasionally):
- Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation (Popcorn)
- Silk Naturals Climax or Flirt blush
- Silk Naturals Perfecting powder
Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:55 AM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:57 AM
Both my parents are clear & as far as I know my uncles/aunts & grandparents
were clear too but myself, my sister & my brother all have it...just lucky I guess
Posted 13 February 2005 - 12:41 PM
Hoku also makes a good point. We must be careful with products, such as stuff we put in our hair. Most of the time, when that crap touches our face were going to react. I remember once I switched to a heavier conditioner, and soon as I did that, and was wearing my hair down. my skin all along the sides of my face reacted. It was pretty bad!! Also for us that have bangs. As much as they can hide some forhead skin, it can also potentially cause us to breakout.
Posted 15 February 2005 - 05:19 PM
As for the Parent genes thing. My mom never really had acne but my dad had is REALLY Bad...so bad that he has scars all over his face and back from it. Im guessing I got that from him. Thanks Dad
Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:00 PM
THINGS THAT WORSEN ACNE.... 1) scrubbing too hard or picking ( i was stupid and did it at one point) 2) not washing hair or having hair products in direct contact with ur forhead (BADBADBAD). 3) rubbing your face. 4) shaving with smooth razor, ive found that electrical razors make me breakout less. 5) sun exposure has good immediate results on the acne, but causes a breakout after. 6) Not enough sleep, sleep is a key ingredient in nice skin. 7) sleeping in dirty matresses/pillowcases
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Guess I would be the lucky "chosen one" one in the family, grr...
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