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#3447334 Should I Continue ?

Posted by AyeAye on 14 August 2014 - 08:38 PM

That seems like an extreme reaction to only two days worth of a small amount of BP.  It really appears like you're allergic to BP and I would advise that you stop using it :(

#3447325 The Regimen On School Morning

Posted by AyeAye on 14 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

Two tips I can pass on. 


First is to multi-task.  Apply BP then make lunch, make bed etc.  Apply moisturiser and eat breakfast, pack school bag blah blah.  So in otherwords, while you're waiting for each stage to dry or absorb, make sure you're doing something else in your morning routine.


My second tip is with the moisturiser.  I used to find that if I applied two full pumps in one go it would take forever to rub it in.  But if I apply one pump, move it around until its almost fully absorbed then go do something else for five mins and then come back and apply a second pump, the second pump absorbs heaps faster.


As for the question if you can use a different moisturiser, the answer is yes.  As for using less moisturiser, if you're applying the full amount of BP then I would advise not to reduce the mosturiser level.

#3447202 Stubborn Acne

Posted by AyeAye on 14 August 2014 - 12:42 AM

Moved your post to the general acne discussion forum :)

#3444519 Flakiness, Cracking And Just Overall Dry Skin

Posted by AyeAye on 31 July 2014 - 01:23 AM

it will take a while for AHA to help with the flakiness but what I found helped a lot was changing my nighttime moisturiser to cetaphil.  It is  a lot greaser and seemed to stay on my face better while sleeping compared to Dan's moisturiser.


Another tip is to make sure you're not applying your night time regimen too close to when you go to bed.  Try and apply it as early in the evening as you can so that the moisturiser has more time to sink into your skin rather than it coming off onto your pillow.


Everyone's skin reacts differently to BP, but the flakiness should start to decrease by the 3 month mark.


Good luck! :)

#3444504 Coming Off The Regimen

Posted by AyeAye on 31 July 2014 - 12:37 AM

Yes, I reduced my BP application to night time only once I had become completely clear.  I worked my way down gradually though, so twice a day every 2nd day and then twice a day every 3rd day and so on until I was only applying it at night. 


Just reduce slowly and see how your skin reacts.  Good luck! :)

#3443903 Aha?

Posted by AyeAye on 28 July 2014 - 12:14 AM

AHA helped with my blackheads and under-skin bumps.  Perhaps as others have suggested above BHA's may work better for this purpose but for me personally, AHA worked really well to get my skin smooth, blackhead and bump free (along with BP that is).

#3443899 Need Help! I'm Losing Hope

Posted by AyeAye on 28 July 2014 - 12:05 AM

This is the most trying time im afraid.  The only advice I can give you is to hang in there.  Make sure you're following the instructions exactly with no variation, and just when you think its not going to improve, you'll see improvement.  We've all been there before and its not easy but stick with it!  Good luck :)

#3436987 The Regime: Some Questions

Posted by AyeAye on 19 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

Avoid the sunbed, and apply SPF while you're away and you should be fine.  Also make sure you wear a hat.....if your skin isnt used to the sun you may find that you will start breaking out due to sweating and sun exposure.


ETA:   I live in Australia where its pretty hot for most of the year.  I wear SPF 20 on my face every day with no issues, but I do wear a cap if I'm going to the beach etc.

#3430842 Aloe Vera For Acne And Scarring

Posted by AyeAye on 08 May 2014 - 10:30 PM

I've moved this post to the general acne discussion forum

#3429006 Roaccutane (Accutane)

Posted by AyeAye on 28 April 2014 - 04:52 AM

Moved to prescription meds forum.

#3425200 Cephalexin Smell?

Posted by AyeAye on 09 April 2014 - 12:02 AM

I don't know about the medication that you're taking, but I know that if my boyfriend takes berocca (vitamin B drink) I can smell it through his pores the next day.  Maybe ask a family member if they can smell it on you? :)

#3421605 Acne.org Members That Have Commited Suicide

Posted by AyeAye on 20 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

Honouring the memory of people who have lost their lives is important for friends and family members.  Discussing and speculating on details of a past acne.org member who may or may not have taken their own lives is not honouring their memory, its gossip - pure and simple.  As Garrett has already mentioned above, sensitive subjects like this can be disrespectful and hurtful to friends and family who have lost someone, and as such, this subject is closed.


AyeAye - Acne.org Moderating Team

#3411997 Adding/removing Tags & Updating Topic Titles

Posted by AyeAye on 02 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

I'm unsure how to edit tags, but if you want a title changed, just report the thread and request the title to be changed.  A moderator will get to it :)

#3411404 Fruits That Cause Acne

Posted by AyeAye on 30 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Moved to diet & holistic health forum.

#3410999 Will The Regimen Work Now That I Seem To Be Immune To Benzoyle Peroxide?

Posted by AyeAye on 28 January 2014 - 11:45 PM

I second everything Lilly has said above.  Give the regimen a go, but expect a bit of redness and dryness in the first 8 weeks or so.


It is impossible for you to become 'immune' to bp, it may have been that you altered your routine in some way so it became less effective.


Good luck with whatever you decide to do. :)