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#3472730 What Is Helping My 14-Year-Old Son's Skin

Posted by Ripon10 on 24 February 2015 - 05:41 PM

Acne is. first and foremost, genetic.  It runs in my family pretty strong.  My three sisters and I had it and all our respectful kids have run into it as well. It doesn't matter what you eat, if it's genetic, it's going to happen, although the severity differs from person to person.


I was fortunate that when I broke out the worst (at age 19), I found a just-opened business by an esthetician in my town.  She guaranteed I would be clear in a month, and I was.  Over the years I've strayed from her products, but I have always come back and especially for my kids' acne.


Fast forward many years, my son is my youngest of three.  He started breaking out with mild acne about a year ago.  I couldn't get him to stick to a routine because it didn't bother him yet.  It got to be moderate by January and he agreed to stick to a routine.  


What used to be Acne Treatment Clinic back when I was 19 (25 years ago) is now Lumiplexion.  A few years ago the owner left the busy Bay Area for a quieter area up in the mountains.  The business is now solely online.


My son started about mid-January doing his routine.  We added a mask a few weeks ago, and since then even his sisters have noticed how he's really starting to clear up.  He had started getting where he didn't want to go out of the house, and within the past couple weeks, he's much happier.


His routine:



Wash with Panoxyl 4% BP  

Sunscreen with 30 SPF from Lumiplexion $20 (lasts about 4 months)



Wash with Proactive Deep Cleansing wash 

Medicated sulfur mask from Lumiplexion (he leaves on about an hour)  $25 (lasts about two months)

10% BP - Lumiplexion $22 (lasts about three months) 


Lumiplexion also has sulfur medication for those sensitive to BP.  My 17-year-old cannot use BP.  Her routine is black soap wash and Lumiplexion sunscreen in the morning.  At night same medicated sulfur mask and the sulfur medication.  This has kept her clear for the past three years.  


What's great about Lumiplexion is the owner, Pamela, gives you one-on-one attention.  She will customize the skin routine originally. She will tweak it if things are not clearing.  She will even tweak the medication itself to adjust it for your needs.  I put the prices of what we use so you can see what her prices are.  She has monthly specials if you get on her mailing list.  


I hope this information can help someone with their situation.



#3471653 Acne Has Controlled My Life Over The Past Two Years. Please Help

Posted by Ripon10 on 14 February 2015 - 09:54 PM

You home-schooled for that acne?  You may need some psychological help more than acne help.  

#3469318 Sulfur On Acne

Posted by Ripon10 on 24 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

Sulfur is great for acne.  Not as fast-acting as BP, but effective.  My daughter cannot use BP and has been on sulfur for about four years now.  Be careful what you buy in the store.  She tried a few store products and they broke her out bad.  We use Lumiplexion for almost all our acne products.  You can email me if you want specific information.  I have used it for 25 years now.  My daughter had moderate to severe acne.  The sulfur took two to three months to work but her skin is beautiful and she has almost no acne scars now, even though her acne had left a lot of marks during her breakouts.  My son has just started using her BP product.  

#3467105 Each Pore In My Face Is Clogged

Posted by Ripon10 on 08 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

What topical products are you using?

#3466855 Starting The Caveman Regimen Advice

Posted by Ripon10 on 06 January 2015 - 01:26 PM

The scrub would negate the no treatment part of it.  My advice would be not to do the caveman approach.  You face will accumulate dirt and oils.  Water will not clean this.  You're subjecting yourself to possible bacterial infection, massive pore clogs, and more.  Acne is internal and even though many use topicals to treat the side effects of the internal issues, being unhygienic is not the answer.    

#3465123 What Can I Do About This

Posted by Ripon10 on 23 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

Dan's AHA will help the marks fade.  

#3464998 Occasional 3Rd Washing?

Posted by Ripon10 on 22 December 2014 - 11:00 PM

If you feel you need to wash your face, do it, but only use the BP twice a day.  It won't hurt if you only get a few hours of BP in the morning.  BP is most effective in the first few hours anyway.  Make sure you are using a mild cleanser.  

#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.  

#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.