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In Topic: Table Salt Helped Me.

07 August 2013 - 05:10 AM

Hey guys just thought I'd share something that helped me.
I have been battling acne for a long time (15 years). I've taken Roaccutane in the past and am currently on Doryx. However, a few months ago when I wasn't taking any medication I decided to try something new; salt - as a facial wash.
I find that if I don't switch up my routine, I break out more due to my skin becoming used to the treatment. What I'm about to say, is a suggestion. Perhaps do a patch test to see if it will work for you.
Basically, I get a clear mug and just pour table salt into it, until it covers all of the bottom of the mug (just do it approx, I never use the same amount every time). Then I add some warm water to it (about 1cm in thickness) and then just stir it with my finger. Then I gently pour it into my hand and rub it on my face and cover all my face with it. It already starts to burn for me because of all the acne. Then, I make sure at the end I pour all the bits of salt that didn't melt and use it to 'scrub' my face. I do this in circular motions everywhere, for about 30 seconds and then rinse my face with warm water and dry my face.
My skin always feels like it's "burning" and stings quite a bit (but the more I do it, the less burning and stinging I get) and goes a bit red but I only ever do it at night. For me, personally, by morning my skin returns to normal, no redness or pain. I don't know how sensitive other people's skin is, therefore you might want to do a patch test first to see how you go. I don't really think you need a specific amount of salt to water ratio, just basically make salty water, wash your face with it and then use some extra salt to lightly scrub the dead skin off.
Hopefully this can help at least one person. It definitely leaves my skin smooth and helps A LOT with redness!

Exactly how long have you done this and when did you see a difference?

I've been doing it for six months and noticed a difference after about 2 days. My redness went down A LOT and I got less cysts. Obviously everyone is different but I'm hoping others have good results too :)

In Topic: Towel Drying Vs. Air Drying Face? I Want To Hear Your Opinion! :)

31 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

I have a towel that I used just for my face. I dry my face on one side in the morning and at night on the other side then use a new one the next day. I go through a lot of towels obviously (but they're small) and I wash them with this:




I feel that it helps me break out less. I also change my pillow cases every 2 - 3 days.

In Topic: Boys Like Me, Can You Relate To This?

04 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

I'm a girl but I'm just going to give my opinion anyway (hope that's okay?) but it could be because of a surge of hormones? I don't know if that is proven though. Personally, from experience when I've had sex and had an orgasm my skin has improved but I am past puberty, so maybe that's why? 

In Topic: Why Is It?

04 May 2013 - 01:38 AM

Well, it's because they can afford the best. I know that if i had TONS of money I would get all the high end foundations like Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent and I would do laser treatments, dermabrasions and that sort of thing.

Instead I have to stick with my drug store foundation and no laser treatments.

In Topic: A Tip For People With Flaky Skin From Meds

04 May 2013 - 01:29 AM

Thanks! I love Lush, they have awesome products. This one I haven't tried yet, seems worth doing it! 


Awesome, me too :) Just maybe try a patch test first to make sure it's not going to aggravate your skin though, I wouldn't want that to happen :) We never know how other's skin may react.