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Member Since 23 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2013 01:38 PM

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In Topic: ¿the Regimen And The Beach?

11 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

I normally would say go for it, but since you would just be starting your skin will be extra sensitive, and at the beach, that can be harmful - considering Benzoyl Peroxide makes your skin more susceptible to sunburn, the saltwater might be a little harsh and your skin probably will be flaky. 


I would wait until you get back, just so that way the regimen doesn't get in the way of you having a good time, because it can be a little hard to adjust to such a time consuming, dedicated routine when you're on vacation. 


I would go out and get a nice sunscreen to take with you, and if you get oily, some oil absorbing sheets. Also, a good moisturizer just so when you get out of the ocean your skin doesn't go crazy because it feels like it's being attacked, lol. 

Here's a list of sunscreens with safe ingredients: http://www.ewg.org/2...ort-sunscreens/

As for moisturizers, I recommend Cetaphil, CeraVe, Burt's Bees... Things of those nature. I wish you well on your vacation and embarkment of the regimen! 

In Topic: Any Advice For Depression From Acne?

26 June 2013 - 09:45 PM

I am very sorry that you are experiencing this. Nobody deserves to. My advice is, focus on the positives. I know it's hard, but think. At least you have a boyfriend that loves you, most people can't say that. Things WILL get better. You have to keep searching for answers, and always remain optimistic and open to new possibilities. Stay strong, sweetie, I wish you the best on your journey to clear skin! 

In Topic: Everytime I Go Outside, I Always Get New Pimples/acne. Help :'(

26 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Acne SHOULD NEVER keep you from having fun. I can't imagine staying indoors or at home while your family is out having a good time could be very fun... Sweating can definitely cause breakouts, so can oiliness if you get oily you can get some oil blotting sheets. SPF and sunhats are everyone's best friend in the summer and I recommend them.

In Topic: Coconut Oil And Benzoyl Peroxide?

24 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

Yes the virgin coconut oil or any organic coconut oil is highly comedogenic.  I used it for months thinking it wasn't causing my acne, but when I finally realized it was I had huge cysts on my neck and it took a year to clear them up. Also using the coconut oil on the skin every day will make it more dry and that happend to me to.  Jojoba oil is the only one that works for dryness without clogging pores for me. I have tried argan oil,grapeseed oil,olive oil,coconut oil,sesame oil,sun flower seed oil,passion fruit oil, and a few others.  Sometimes good old vaseline works for extreme dryness without clogging pores. 

I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. I have been using Coconut Oil for around a month now and I actually really like it - I think it has made a difference in minimizing my breakouts. Everyone is different, I suppose.

In Topic: Best Drugstore Moisturizer?

22 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is the most moisturizing from the drugstore, but it never really absorbs. It's good for nighttime because it will just make you look WAY too greasy in the daytime. It did take care of my flakiness though.


CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is another really good one. It's not very moisturizing, but if sensitive skin is your problem I highly recommend that one. It's very soothing, and absorbs very quickly so it's good for daytime, if you only use BP at night.


those are the only ones I've tried that I can recommend :) good luck