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#1 electroscars

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 07:32 AM

Hi everyone - I am still healing up from my PSR3 treatment that I had on Thurs. I have gone through a few phases so far: first I was pink, then quite red, then I began peeling. Now my skin is all fresh and pink/reddish and some skin is still coming off. I feel like I am breaking out though on my chin where I've been slathering on the Vaseline. Is it possible that the Vaseline is making me get a zit? What do you do if this happens since I cannot really put anything on it like acne medication because I have to keep it covered in Vaseline.

Also, does icing help the redness go down or will it make it worse? Please let me know!

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 09:14 AM

QUOTE(electroscars @ Aug 15 2005, 06:32 AM)
Hi everyone - I am still healing up from my PSR3 treatment that I had on Thurs.  I have gone through a few phases so far: first I was pink, then quite red, then I began peeling.  Now my skin is all fresh and pink/reddish and some skin is still coming off.  I feel like I am breaking out though on my chin where I've been slathering on the Vaseline.  Is it possible that the Vaseline is making me get a zit?  What do you do if this happens since I cannot really put anything on it like acne medication because I have to keep it covered in Vaseline. 

Also, does icing help the redness go down or will it make it worse?  Please let me know!

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eeeew. I used vaseline once after a peel, and I broke out horribly. Anything patrolium based breaks me out like crazy. I like to use Uddrely smooth after peels, it really calms my skin and moisturizes really well, doesn't break me out, it's cheap and glides on really smooth.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE(kamstan @ Aug 15 2005, 07:14 AM)
QUOTE(electroscars @ Aug 15 2005, 06:32 AM)
Hi everyone - I am still healing up from my PSR3 treatment that I had on Thurs.  I have gone through a few phases so far: first I was pink, then quite red, then I began peeling.  Now my skin is all fresh and pink/reddish and some skin is still coming off.  I feel like I am breaking out though on my chin where I've been slathering on the Vaseline.  Is it possible that the Vaseline is making me get a zit?  What do you do if this happens since I cannot really put anything on it like acne medication because I have to keep it covered in Vaseline. 

Also, does icing help the redness go down or will it make it worse?  Please let me know!

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eeeew. I used vaseline once after a peel, and I broke out horribly. Anything patrolium based breaks me out like crazy. I like to use Uddrely smooth after peels, it really calms my skin and moisturizes really well, doesn't break me out, it's cheap and glides on really smooth.

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Hi Kamstam! Actually I have the udderly smooth cream; it's in a tub and I usually use it on my legs. You think that's OK for the face too? Maybe I'll try that. I also have Aloe Vera gel and Cetaphil lotion. Do you have any other tips to help the healing process? Do you ice after you do a peel after you have peeled? Right now I have the pink fresh skin...it almost looks like I fell and banged my chin and now it's healing up! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif


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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(electroscars @ Aug 15 2005, 01:32 PM)
Hi everyone - I am still healing up from my PSR3 treatment that I had on Thurs.  I have gone through a few phases so far: first I was pink, then quite red, then I began peeling.  Now my skin is all fresh and pink/reddish and some skin is still coming off.  I feel like I am breaking out though on my chin where I've been slathering on the Vaseline.  Is it possible that the Vaseline is making me get a zit?  What do you do if this happens since I cannot really put anything on it like acne medication because I have to keep it covered in Vaseline. 

Also, does icing help the redness go down or will it make it worse?  Please let me know!

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i'm 13 days post dermabrasion and i had to use vaseline for one week after all over my face. I was so scared to break out so i started monocin antibiotics 5 days before the treatment and evry day i compress with water and white vinegar which takes down inflamation and redness i've switched now from vaseline to dormer hyper emo;ient cuz it has the same effects but noncomenogenic won't break you out.
as for the vaseline i really and truly haven't brocken out yet !! thank god just a little bit of cloged pores tiny white heads that go away when i use the vinegar

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE(electroscars @ Aug 15 2005, 08:20 AM)
QUOTE(kamstan @ Aug 15 2005, 07:14 AM)
QUOTE(electroscars @ Aug 15 2005, 06:32 AM)
Hi everyone - I am still healing up from my PSR3 treatment that I had on Thurs.  I have gone through a few phases so far: first I was pink, then quite red, then I began peeling.   Now my skin is all fresh and pink/reddish and some skin is still coming off.  I feel like I am breaking out though on my chin where I've been slathering on the Vaseline.  Is it possible that the Vaseline is making me get a zit?  What do you do if this happens since I cannot really put anything on it like acne medication because I have to keep it covered in Vaseline. 

Also, does icing help the redness go down or will it make it worse?  Please let me know!

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eeeew. I used vaseline once after a peel, and I broke out horribly. Anything patrolium based breaks me out like crazy. I like to use Uddrely smooth after peels, it really calms my skin and moisturizes really well, doesn't break me out, it's cheap and glides on really smooth.

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Hi Kamstam! Actually I have the udderly smooth cream; it's in a tub and I usually use it on my legs. You think that's OK for the face too? Maybe I'll try that. I also have Aloe Vera gel and Cetaphil lotion. Do you have any other tips to help the healing process? Do you ice after you do a peel after you have peeled? Right now I have the pink fresh skin...it almost looks like I fell and banged my chin and now it's healing up! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif

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I use it on my face evey time I do a peel, it has never broke me out. I do not ice or anything, I leave my skin alone for 24hrs and then I apply lotion and once you can see that there is a dead layer of skinon your face, thats when I begin warm compression with a warm wet towel. Also when my skin has the layer of dead skin on it I take long hot showers (not letting the hot water touch my face)but letting the steam soak into my dead skin, this helps it loosen up and shed faster.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:00 PM

I just want to praise Vaseline that cured my acne!

Let me begin by saying that I had been suffering from acne for over 10 years, and I tried everything short of Accutane. Even lasers! 

I was constantly on Retin-A to keep my pores somewhat unclogged, and I also was taking huge doses of Aldactone. I was praying for something that could work without posing health risks (like Aldactone, which messes with your hormones). And I finally decided to try Vaseline, and the bravery of it was comparable with when I first jumped from a plane... Seriously, it felt scary, I thought I would have pizza face next day and for the next few weeks. This is how every single cream and lotion (oil-free included) affect my skin! Now I know the reason (they all have stearic acid or other ingredients that PENETRATE the pores, thus clogging them!). Well so long story short, my skin was so horrible when I first tried the Vaseline, that I felt I had nothing to loose. And miraculously, it not only healed it, but also, after weeks of using it, I have no single clogged pore on the parts of my face where I ALWAYS get them (especially close to a certain time of the month!) Well, NONE! No breakouts either, and the scars are fading too! I almost completely stopped using Retin-A and also Aldactone I only take one pill once in about 4 days (I used to take 3 times every day for years, or else, my face would be catastrophic!) So please believe me  - I want to help. I wish someone told me that earlier - actually, one girl with extremely clear face, when I asked her what she is using, told me she uses Vaseline, I thought "lucky her, she CAN use it because she has such an amazing skin, but I can only imagine what it can do to mine..." And she did mention that only Vaseline helped her with her acne (that I didn't believe at all). So what I do is completely crazy - it totally contradicts ALL the dermatological science. I put a very thick layer of Vaseline all over my face, including the days when I am going to work out. I think that it creates a sort of sauna and dissolves any gunk and oils. I seriously had no white or black head in a month. I only am crying for all those wasted year of the acne battle, but am so grateful. IT CANNOT CLOG YOUR PORES!!! It simply can't! Because it stays on top of your skin, it does not penetrate! It is like a mask. So nothing is going into your pores, but it DISSOLVES what is IN them! Please try it - you will be amazed! 






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