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Torquemonster

Member Since 25 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 27 2014 03:16 AM

#3439622 How Do You Treat/calm Down Red, Inflamed And Irritated Acne?

Posted by Torquemonster on 06 July 2014 - 02:17 AM

Why don't you just go back to the routine you used in 2012 where your skin was 100% perfection, and simply work harder on the emotional issues from bc? Why did you leave that routine and go all-natural?

Personally, it seems like you use too many products on your face, and you are setting up to run a trial and error science experiment on it with six new products. Hopefully you can get that sorted out and not have months worth of goofed up skin.


#3439500 Bacne Treatment?

Posted by Torquemonster on 05 July 2014 - 01:56 AM

So i breakout on my back quite frequently, Its not all over but its about 5 or 6 active pimples. I have this 10% BP wash that i use that helps a lot, but you can only keep it on for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. So i put it on before my shower. Do you think it would be a better idea to put it on AFTER my shower & just jump back in and rise it off again since my shampoo & conditioner running down my back in the shower can irritate my skin after i cleaned it?


Seems a bit wacky to take a shower, get dried off, etc and then jump back in the shower 15 minutes later. I think your best alternatives are: 1) Find a natural shampoo/ condtioner that doesn't irritate your back. Then put the BP wash on before the shower. Shampoos tend to have a lot of sulfates and that might be the root cause of your problem.  2) Find a leave-on BP product that you can apply after the shower.  Good luck.


#3439323 Not Using Any Acne Products?

Posted by Torquemonster on 04 July 2014 - 02:03 AM

I am a firm believer of a "gentler is better" approach. It has worked the best of anything I've tried. My skin seems overly sensitive and won't tolerate most topicals. Leelowe's comment above about double edged sword is on point too. I think the real trick is to find one or two topicals that do the job for you but don't irritate you either. For me those are sulfur cleanser and ketoconazole cleanser. It has literally taken me decades to get on-track with the right products and routine. For the most part I only had a mild/moderate condition so maybe I'm lucky in that regard.


#3438948 Washing Face With Hands?

Posted by Torquemonster on 01 July 2014 - 11:43 PM

I believe bare hands are best.....seems gentler. To me, a washcloth is like a bacteria/fungas trap plus abrasive to the skin too.  I can't comment about the makeup question.... am a guy and don't wear it.


#3438785 Witch Hazel Miracle!

Posted by Torquemonster on 01 July 2014 - 03:02 AM

Where do you buy that at? I'd love to try it!

Trina,
I used to get it at Walgreens pharmacy but recently they seem to have discontinued it. I have also gotten it at Walmart before. Lately I have been purchasing online from Drugstore.com or Amazon. I think there are some reviews for the cleanser in the review section of this site. Enjoy!


#3438610 Witch Hazel Miracle!

Posted by Torquemonster on 30 June 2014 - 03:05 AM

Dickinsons! But you can use any kind :)


Those guys make a pretty good foaming facial wash too. It's gentle and free of most chemical irritants. I've been using it for over a year and like it.


#3433380 Skin Messed Up By Stress, Will It Return Back To "normal"?

Posted by Torquemonster on 26 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

I agree with you about stress being an acne contributor, at least for me. Frankly, I think you can even worry/stress yourself into illness if if it gets too far out of control. It is an issue I have really been working on for about the last year. In general you need to learn how to manage your stress. This involves being able to identify things that trigger the stress, and having methods to deal with them when they occur. If you are a "people pleaser" kind of person you may have stop being that way. Don't be afraid to tell someone that they are stressing you out. Practice the serenity prayer in your lifestyle. There is a lot of stress management literature and classes available. Check into that. Don't fret, you can overcome the stress problem.


#3433172 How To Use Mousturizer?

Posted by Torquemonster on 25 May 2014 - 02:38 AM

GHM,
You are confusing the responders with your terminology. Normally a "face wash" is a cleanser. A moisturizer or lotion is not typically referred to as a "face wash".  In general you should clean your face and then apply a lotion/moisturizer. Aren't there some directions that came with the product you are trying to use? Good luck.


#3417652 Is This A Good Combination?

Posted by Torquemonster on 02 March 2014 - 02:42 AM

Flopus, unfortunately there is not a cookbook answer to your questions about all those pruducts and usages. It all boils down to your skin type and how sensitive it is. For instance, I have ultra-sensitive skin and can't use BP or SA without turning red. You should proceed with a systematic approach. Only introduce one product at a time in low frequency of use and then build up from there. I know how much of a pain this stuff can be. Hope you get it sorted out.


#3391975 Rude People Commenting On Adult Acne

Posted by Torquemonster on 02 November 2013 - 01:53 AM

I just had an experience that made me feel like crap. I was talking to a lady in our street who I've just met and she said to me "I can see you've got acne on your chin and cheeks you should try medication" a) I'm on prescriptive cream b) Thanks for making me like such crap on a day I felt like my skin looked good c)Go to ettiquette class and learn how not to be so rude. Has anyone else had a similar experience?? It'd be great to think I wasn't alone  lol :)


Definitely a rude a-hole. Good way to handle it is to make return comment that points out one of her personal deficiencies => eye for an eye approach will usually shut those kind of people up.


#3364549 Sudden Itchy Red Skin Which Left Red Uneven Skin,zit And Bumpy Skin(Feels Lik...

Posted by Torquemonster on 07 July 2013 - 03:57 PM


chlorpheniramine maleate, is a first-generation alkylamine antihistamine used in the prevention of the symptoms of allergic conditions such as rhinitis and urticaria.
in cough syrup i have.
 
 
CBIOT13 i admit i was too stressed about my skin but it also has a lot to do with my personal life.
i am sick of feeling so depressed and suicidal and it does screw my mental health.
thank u for ur support.
 
i will just bother u once more,
 
i was wandering if u know anything about such cyst forming underskin after dermititis?
also, any idea if they'd be okay within a week or so(i have an important work)
 
will applying ice once or twice  a day do any good?

 
Well if the medicine is an anti-histamine it might work; whenever I have an allergic reaction I take a dedicated anti-histamine product, so I don't know about an anti-histamine in cough syrup.
 
Yes some icing wouldn't hurt. If the cyst is swollen, painful, or tender, then icing will have the greatest effect. Otherwise it might not do anything. Just be careful not to ice for too long and to use some sort of barrier so the ice isn't in direct contact with your skin.
 
It probably isn't a cyst though. From what I've read, dermatitis sometimes comes with a red, raised, rough patch/spot around where the itching is. I wouldn't fuss with it too much, and it should be gone or at least greatly minimized in a few days smile.png
benedryl is here is a cough syrup?
if u have one,could u state its anti-histamine ingredient?
Benadryl is an allergy medication in pill form and it contains the first-gen antihistamine called diphenhydramine. That chlorpheniramine maleate antihistamine is also available in pill form. I frequently use it to reduce allergy symptoms that I get. It is the only antihistamine that seems to work for me without causing drowsiness. It is quite inexpensive too....you can even buy it on Amazon. I would not recommend using lots of cough syrup just to get the antihistamine benefits. Those syrups contain other stuff that you shouldn't be taking on a long term basis. Try not to stress out about your skin....I know it is easier said than done. I have found that stressing about the skin simply makes it get worse, a vicious cycle for sure.  


#3363735 How To Not Scratch Face?

Posted by Torquemonster on 04 July 2013 - 02:26 AM

Your face must be way too dry if you are scratching it to the point of irritation or inflammation. Either use moisturizer, or reduce the usage of whatever is drying your face out, or invest in a set of handcuffs.


#3343803 Should I Find A New Derm?

Posted by Torquemonster on 27 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

No offense ctbo, but you need to grow up.


#3281911 The Good List: Non-Comedogenic Ingredients And Products

Posted by Torquemonster on 30 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Green Gables,
Thanks for your efforts. I have come across a cleanser that I think could be added to the master non-comeodonic product list.

Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Foaming Facial Wash
Contains: Water, Hamamelis Virgiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroampho PG Acetate Phosphate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Quaternium-15, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Witch Hazel Flower Extract