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#3411609 Cerave Lotion A Lie?

Posted by a.p. on 31 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

Pure vegetable glycerin mixed with water works amazing. It doesn't clog your pores like everyone thinks.

#3411442 Suggestions For Bb Creams Or Foundation?

Posted by a.p. on 30 January 2014 - 11:33 PM

Tarte Amazonian clay bb cream. You'll love it! Buildable coverage dries to a nice silky matte finish, long wearing and helps the skin.

#3411336 Is Cetaphil Moisturising Cream Clogging Me Up?

Posted by a.p. on 30 January 2014 - 03:15 PM

I really don't use moisturizer anymore. I do use an SPF during the day no matter what the weather condition is.

You can mix pure vegetable glycerin with distilled water for a moisturizer. Or mix a drop or two with one pump of your favorite moisturizer for and extra punch of moisture.

Glycerin will not clog your pores and is a great moisturizer.

#3374348 Cysts: Any Way To Stop Them Returning After They Burst?

Posted by a.p. on 13 August 2013 - 11:06 AM

to be honest when mine burst themselves i'd have no choice because the stuff would just ooze out by itself if i didnt help it along sick.gif

Yeh mine are the same, that's why I decided it would be stupid to just leave it festering and possibly infecting the surrounding skin as well. Sorry, I know this conversation's really gross but I do really appreciate the advice! Thanks again! :)

You're welcome! Hibiclens/hibiscrub will help with the cystic acne as well.

#3370668 Best Anti-Histamine ?

Posted by a.p. on 31 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

I use Benadryl (Diphenhydramine). I like it and it works for me. It can cause you to be drowsy but there is a non drowsy version of it too.  

There are both liquid and pill forms of Benadryl (Diphenhydramine). I think there is even a topical cream of it as well.

#3369607 Comedogenic Ingredients!(To Discuss The Effect Or No Effect On Ur Skin)

Posted by a.p. on 27 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

i knew about neutregena pure& free range !but the stupid brand only has the chemical ones which has as many preservatives as wall paint!
the 1st one is aroma magic sunblock spf30pa++ and this brand is actually by Dr. Blossom kochhar who believes in all natural stuff!
in fact this one brand which promises to have no paraben,no artificial fragnance,no harsh chemicals and no oxybenzone and no alcohol.
i am really looking forward to using it.i have read more or less good reviews.i dnt think am suppose to add external links to blogs but u could just google the product.
but wheatgerm oil is my concern too.
i am scared and hope it doesnt break me out badly or anything.because otherwise it seems all good.
do u want me to list down the ingredients of the 2nd product?(since u cant see it?)

there is a aroma magic aloe gel which doesnt have zinc oxidestrongsad.gif  but The active ingredients - only the ones mentioned :  Extracts of Aloe Vera, Rose and Carrot,  Benzaphenone and pure essential oils of  Rose and Lavender.
but the older version of the same product read this:
which sounds better!
they have brought a newer range which is not reviewed anywhere yet.so i will have to wait to check the new list of ingredients.
its better i feel because its a gel(for oily skin) but spf is only 20!=(

I think this one is better but sandlewood is comeogenic. It gets a 2 on the scale. SPF 20 is fine you still need some vitamin d.



Here are a couple DIY links to make your own sunblock. This way you know what's going into your sunblock. I'm sure there are more recipes but you'll just have to use google and find one that suits you.

There is this too. Hope I've been of some help
u were very helpful thank u.
i think at the moment its a lil' difficult for me to make my own sunscreen but i will definitely try these out.
also,i think i will try the 1st one(the last one is no more manufactured i suppose).
when and if i do(the one with wheatgerm oil * shudders*)
i will definitely let u know my experience.
thanks a.p

Please do and you're welcome!

#3369407 Is This Acne?

Posted by a.p. on 26 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

Ugh I missed missed the Accutane part too. Oh well...  Both annabill and I missed that part.

Sorry it was a miss understanding.

Annabill you were rude to solveacneforever but, who wasn't?! Haha

#3369329 Is This Acne?

Posted by a.p. on 26 July 2013 - 09:06 AM

visit a doctor as soon as u can.
u really need to.so please.


visit a doctor as soon as u can.
u really need to.so please.

She is not being rude. If the OP would of said he'd been to a doctor and is on Accutane to begin with, he would of gotten the answer he needed on here much sooner. I've seen aanabill get rude with people before and it's usually for a good reason. She was not being rude whatsoever.

What's rude is you just quoting something that is of no relevance to the OP question about his skin and trying to stir stuff up.

If you don't have anything helpful to say then don't say anything at all.

#3368832 Really Oily Skin?

Posted by a.p. on 24 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

It all has to do with hormones. You're 16 so that is probably why you're so oily. Chances are you will most likely outgrow it.

Only thing I can really suggest is to drink at least one liter of water a day. Use blotting papers or splash face with warm water and dry with a paper towel.

Daily supplementation with zinc can also help but make sure you're getting the correct amount. If you have a healthy diet you may already be getting the correct amount of zinc your body needs

#3364833 Shower Pressure

Posted by a.p. on 08 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

I use high pressure and I do notice a difference when I'm not. I feel like the high pressure blasts away dead skin, oil and whatever else.

#3363829 Anyone Willing To Talk With Me About My Acne? (Pics)

Posted by a.p. on 04 July 2013 - 12:16 PM




It does look like acne, though I'm not a professional of course.
But that is strange that it would be strictly in that area of your face. What happens if you don't shave? Or is that not a possibility?

Yeah, it might just be acne. If I don't shave then I get awkward patchy uncomfortable hairs on my face. I'd rather not let it grow.
And I don't get acne anywhere else, no body acne, not on my forehead or nose, just on my jaw/lip/cheek area, where I shave. 
Would you call this acne mild, moderate, or severe? I don't even know how to classify it because I don't consider myself someone who has especially bad acne but when I take these close up pictures it seems very very disgustingly gross.

>Have you tried going to a dermatologist?ockquote> 
I had a physician prescribe me doxycycline and it essentially did nothing but I was on it for three years. When I told new physician how long I'd been on it, he told me that was awful because I probably am resistant to it now, which might be why it doesn't work. He prescribed me some creams that my pharmacist asked over $100 for so I ended up saying fuck it, I'll stick to doing nothing, it's probably just as good anyway.
I haven't been to a real derm though because I don't have very good insurance, and it's not like it's THAT bad... is it?
also my gf found my doxy one time (she's a nurse) and thought I was hiding the fact that I had an STD. Apparently doxy is also used for STDs. Just a side note there.lockquote>If you think it's fungal folliculitis try a dandruff shampoo mask. Apply nizoral, selson blue(spelling?) or H&S to your face and let it sit for 15-20 mins twice a day for two weeks. Just wet face with warm water, lather up with the dandruff shampoo. Let it sit, rinse it off with warm water and that's it.

If its bacterial use hibiclens wash. You can buy this at most drugstores in the first aid section. Splash face with warm water(optional) spread hibiclens on face and let it sit for 10-15 mins. Wash off with warm water and keep eyes and mouth tightly shut! It will burn your eyes and tastes horrible but it works!

Give these each two weeks. If one doesn't work then the other might. Good luck smile.png

I've tried hibiclens before.. and that stuff is pretty potent. I would not advise using this. It really irritated my skin.
You have to water it down. I would not use it full strength unless you're a doctor prepping for surgery.

I have a 7.5 fluid ounce foaming soap pump( was originally full of liquid hand soap ) that I use for my hibiclens. I just fill a normal size shot glass full of hibiclens and pour it into the foaming soap pump. Then I fill the rest of the bottle with distiled or tap water.

It's much easier on the skin that way
Ooooh that sounds like a much better idea! I might do that with my remaining stuff. How long have you been using it on your face before, and do you use it every time you wash?

I've been using it off and on for about a year. Slowly watering it down more and more until I found a ratio that isn't as drying. I only like to use it when I have cystic acne nodules present because it seems to help me. Or I'll use it if I picked at something.

You should try it watered down! You might like it better and you'll save money too because hibiclens is kinda pricey.

#3363787 Small Bumps Under My Skin That Don't Emerge

Posted by a.p. on 04 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

^^ wtf? The OP doesn't have nodules so cortisol injection would be useless.

There are two things it could possibly be. Acne cosmetica or closed comedones.

Acne cosmetica is caused by rich heavy creams, oil based cosmetics, or anything that creates a seal over your pore preventing it from expelling dead skin and sebum. Acne cosmetica is easy to get rid of. Just stop using thick heavy creams, makeup or whatever your using on your face that has an oily or thick consistency.

Closed comedones are hard to get rid of. Chemical peels, extractions, retin a, sulfur topical and salicylic acid can help.

#3362428 Please Write This On A Post It And Stick It To Your Mirrors

Posted by a.p. on 28 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

I love this! So positive and true!

#3362010 Huge Pores Around The Nose Area And Cheeks(Also,some On Forehead) - Are They...

Posted by a.p. on 27 June 2013 - 12:38 PM


Hi aanabill!

Those are indeed scared. The good news is they are very shallow and they could improve on they're own over time. You can also have a couple jessner peels done and they will most likely improve along with any acne you have(your skin looks really nice to me :] ). A 12.5% TCA peel would be what I would do if I was in your situation. It will just smooth everything out and clean out your pores.
i am a lil' skeptic about peels of high power honestly.
the word is scared actually.
i use a bha wash(salicylic acid wash 1%- keep it on for 1-2 minutes) twice daily and i hope and guess it works okay.
i have read about peels going badly.also,people going red after peels for several weeks.
if thats the case it would be a bad casef for me because i need to be as presentable as i can for personal and professional reasons u know.
so i am scared.
i would try that after some time whenever i get a chance.for the scarred ones.
do u suggest anything else for huge pores as of now?
also,i am curious if a peel will help 'only' clean the pores or scarred pores or remove those scarred pores completely?
does peels (10-12%) help huge pores?as in helps in reducing them etc or just cleans them?

Your scars are so shallow that I feel a chemical peel or two will totally get rid of them.


Some information about peels

I love the jessners peel and done several of them myself at home with great results. Chemical peels are acids so they'll go deep in pores and disolve debris. Pores vary in size due to hereditary. You can't shrink a pore permanently only clean it out so its looks smaller. 10-12% TCA peel will help soften and completely remove some of your scarring.

Your SA face wash won't really help with them immediately but over time it will help to soften some. That would take a few years though.

I know all this from personal experience.  

In the end its all up to you. Natural remedies don't work. Tried them all with no results. Only thing that could possibly help is to take vitamin c capsules.  

#3361965 Help! Is My Boyfriend Not Attracted To Me Without Make-Up On?!

Posted by a.p. on 27 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

I hope she dumped him