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In Topic: Epiduo?

06 November 2014 - 07:17 AM

Reading this forum and other places, there's not really a consensus on whether BP should or shouldn't be applied to a healing 'wound'. I, personally, find it helps with the healing time - and it definitely for me helps with fading the residual red mark, but I think everyone has their own opinion on this matter

Whenever I'm unfortunate to have a breakout which has been severe enough to cause any bleeding and ultimately scabbing, I usually apply the BP as normal, then use a very thin layer of Sudocrem directly on top of the scab before I go to bed.



I'm on my 5th day back on Epiduo, and with using just three pumps (about a peanut M&M amount of gel) I am already having really fantastic results. I have mild, to moderate acne around my shaving line on my neck, and infrequent, but fairly nasty, breakouts on my chin & sometimes forehead). I'm almost completely clear, having not had a new pimple for 3 days, and the existing spots are fading very nicely indeed. My skin is looking smoother, and not red to the point that it is noticeable to anyone other than me. Hooray!

In Topic: Epiduo?

02 November 2014 - 12:49 PM

Sorry for my late reply!
I had no problem with my prescription, and it was indeed in a new pump form. 
I've just actually used it for the first time, and the amount dispended per pump - which is the recommended daily dosage - is such an incredible tiny amount that I simply can't imagine how it's going to be effective. Even with a dabbing technique, it barely seem to cover any sort of area beyond that which it is immediately applied to. I used 3 pumps in the end, one for each side of the my face, and one for the entire backside of my neck, and even that that seemed like a stretch to make it spread far enough to cover more than a few inches. 
Time will tell!

In Topic: Epiduo?

27 October 2014 - 09:10 PM

Thank you for your reply; In the past I have had no problem getting hold of Epiduo, but I stopped using it about 3 or 4 months ago due to extreme redness, but after reading yours, and other's posts on the subject it is now obvious that I was using way too much. Your 'dabbing' technique clearly seems the way to go. My neck (shaving line) is my only real problem area, so getting a pea sized amount to spread using the manner in which you detailed should be entirely possible with a bit of practise. 


I placed a repeat prescription for the gel on Friday with my GP, and will be picking it up and taking it to my usual pharmacist tomorrow - however, they always have to order it which takes a day, so I will let you know on Wednesday if they have any problems locating it.


Best regards.  

In Topic: Epiduo?

26 October 2014 - 06:03 AM

Hi, Nicoleblk9, so glad to hear you having good results with Epiduo. 


I've tried this product in the past, and had similar good results - but I eventually stopped using it because the redness/itchiness became just too much, but after reading this thread, I now suspect that I may have been using too much, too often. 


So you're saying you use only a pea sized amount for your entire face?. How do you manage to spread that amount of gel so far? As soon as i apply it to my face/neck it becomes completely absorbed and invisible. I used to have to use at least a little finger length to cover the areas I needed, which is obviously considerably more than the recommended amount.  Thanks.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

04 June 2013 - 06:20 PM

I had a break out on Sunday night. Now it is early on Wednesday morning and it's still on-going. I have roughly 8 raised large red bumps in a horse shoe shape on the right side of my neck, spreading up onto my jawline, and 6 equally sized ones on the back of my neck and hairline, including two right next to each other which are  so close together that I already feel them merging togther into one, huge, red bundle of hate.


When my skin is bad, I change completely as a person. I can't help it.. it just overpowers me. My entire demeanor changes and I feel myself becoming more withdrawn from everything and everyone around me. I spend all day longing to be alone - back in my house, with the doors closed and no one around me.


It's tough.