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#3451473 What Actually Is All Of This Weird Crap On My Face (Pics)

Posted by Ripon10 on 10 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

Can't help you unless you want to post in actual words and say what you actually use not just some kind of this or that sometimes and maybe this.  

#3405418 Jojoba Oil

Posted by Ripon10 on 04 January 2014 - 01:23 AM

Add a few drops into your moisturizer.  Try it at night first because it can add a lot of shine.  

#3404907 8 Friends & Me Acne Free. Two Supplements

Posted by Ripon10 on 01 January 2014 - 03:59 PM

Can you provide us the University and the paper your group of friends did on this study?

#3400741 Blackheads, Zits, Urghhh!

Posted by Ripon10 on 13 December 2013 - 02:01 PM

If your hair is oily, you will get acne from it touching your face.  Can you wear it back in a ponytail for a while and keep it off your face?  


If you want to clear your acne, you will need to be consistent with your hygiene.  Shower and wash your hair daily.  Wash your face twice a day. Whatever products you find, use them religiously.  There's no easy miracle cure for acne.   

#3397457 Saw Palmetto

Posted by Ripon10 on 27 November 2013 - 05:55 PM

How old are you and are you male? I started my son on DIM.  He is taking 2 tablets.  It did not clear him at all but there was minor improvement.  He's now also taking saw palmetto as well, 320 mg one per day. 


I am curious what dose DIM are you taking that cleared you?  My son is 13 so I don't want him overdoing it.  

#3374877 (Pics) Its This Good Progress?

Posted by Ripon10 on 14 August 2013 - 08:38 PM

Keep us posted!

#3340473 Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser And Jojoba Oil

Posted by Ripon10 on 13 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

Glad you're okay after your injury and hospitalization.  My guess on why your skin was much better in the hospital would be the food.  They don't give you fast food, soda, etc.  You were likely getting a whole lot less processed foods than you do normally.  Processed food is full of junk that makes our bodies not function as properly as it should.


For the Cetaphil, I would be cautious.  I would suggest buying the cheaper Target brand and a small size.  Many people react to Cetaphil with a breakout of whiteheads.  CeraVe is the same way.  


Consider using less chemicals on your skin.  Black soap is great.   You can buy raw black soap online from Amazon for about $10 and the bar will last you a long time.  I do advise not to keep it in the shower, as it will deteriorate fast.  I use SheaMoisture's black soap in the shower.  

#3339293 'caveman Regime' For Oily Skin - A Few Questions - Please Help!

Posted by Ripon10 on 07 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

Honestly, we don't know what cavepeople used to wash themselves with.  I'm sure they used something other than water.  Water cannot take oil or dirt off your face.  I would not recommend this method for anyone let alone people with acne.  Acne is an internal problem not an external problem.  


Jojoba oil will not help your blackheads.  In fact, it could clog you up more.  

#3329955 The Shocking Cure To My Facial Acne

Posted by Ripon10 on 28 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

This is why I've been transitioning to natural, gentler products.  I've been washing my face with black soap and moisturizing (at night) with shea butter.  i wish i could use the shea during the day, but I find, if I use it at night, my face is moisturized enough to just go with my sunscreen during the day.  i actually believe the shea helps the acne clear faster.  It's greasy feeling but great for the skin.  The black soap has shea too.  It's a bit drying at first but once you get through the initial few weeks, your skin adjusts to the black soap.  

#3319429 Before And After (Bp Only Nightly)

Posted by Ripon10 on 17 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Congratulations on such fantastic clearing Posted Image !!!

#3279729 Haven't Been Putting On So Much Bp Anymore Started Breaking Out Help!

Posted by Ripon10 on 23 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

You don't stop BP just because you're clear.  You can stop once you've outgrown it, but BP is maintenance you have to do daily.  I suggest only once a day.

#3274881 Allergic Reactions To Regimen Products?

Posted by Ripon10 on 09 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

Step one - use BP only at night.  Start with 1 hour for three days, 2 hours for three days, 3 hours for three years, and then start overnight.  You can't just go full fledge into BP without irritation.  You need to let your skin build up to it.

Step two - stop using the moisturizer at night after BP.  You're not trying to moisturize your skin.  You're trying to dry the acne. Moisturizer will carry the BP SEVERAL inches beyond application.  So when you use it, the BP is moving further than you think.  It's irritating your eye like crazy.  Puffy is a bad sign, little puffy or major puffy.

Step three - Don't use BP during the day.  You only need to treat with it at night.  Use SPF of 30 or higher during the day.  Use a salcylic treatment during the day before your sunscreen and moisturizer.  I know some use Paula's.  I use Lumiplexion.  Don't use store brand Neutrogena either.  It's a spot treatment and full of junk that will just give you more zits.  Personally, I'd go to Kaiser or Walmart.  Get the 5% BP they sell and apply that at night.  Don't waste your time applying gobs of 2%.  Two times per day is way too much, way too harsh on your skin.

Both my girls tried Dan's BP and both were allergic.  His stuff has some ingredient in it that makes skin red and itchy.  My older daugher switched to Lumiplexion 10% BP and had no issues.  It keeps her clear if she wears it every night.  She has never used it twice a day.  My younger daughter could not tolerate BP at all.  She uses a sulfur medication at night only.  She uses the sal acid in the morning.

BP is a very strong agent.  I read post after post about red, itchy, irritated skin and people keep using it.  It has to be introduced to the skin slowly.  He really needs to clarify that.  His regimen uses gobs of it because it's financially favorable to him.  It's not favorable to your face.

#3245234 Sensitive Acne-Prone Combination Skin?

Posted by Ripon10 on 16 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

Have you tried Dan's products?  If you cannot tolerate BP, then sulfur is a good option.  My daughter is very allergic to BP.  She uses a sulfur resorcinol medication by Lumiplexion.  Note: She tried the Clearasil version (which has a gross tinted color to it) and it did not work at all.  She sells a chemical-free sunscreen (which I recently started using).  She has three levels of facial cleanser, with a mild one for more sensitive skin.  Great stuff.

#3236308 Dan's Recommened Spf

Posted by Ripon10 on 20 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Lumiplexion's sunscreen is 30 SPF too and it won't break you out.  I'm outside in the heat at swim meets during the summer, and my face stays protected.

#3209253 Anyone Use This Product?

Posted by Ripon10 on 26 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

The link takes me to a 30% Sal acid peel.  Not sure I've heard of Mandelic washes before.  You might also try Makeupalley.com to see if there are reviews on similar products.  Good luck!