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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: I'm A 12 Years Old And I Already Have Lot Of Pimples!

25 June 2013 - 09:54 PM

I wish I could tell you some magical overnight cure for pimples, I really do. When I was 12, I had pretty bad acne as well. It really shook my self confidence. Here are some things about acne treatment I wish I'd known when I was that age:

  • Keeping your hair out of your face. This is really important. If you have bangs, just wear a headband when you're chilling around your house. This way the oils and dirt won't clog your pores and give you zits.
  • Don't touch your face or pick at your pimples. I will admit to being totally guilty of this. Whenever I had a zit, I'd just pop it. Not only can this infect your pore worse, make it more red, and leave a scab, but it can also leave a scar which is really hard to get rid of.
  • Clean everything. Make sure to have a clean pillow case, wash your hands before you touch your face, have clean towels... Just be conscious of germs and bacteria.

actual skincare.

  • DON'T USE ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL. This was probably my biggest slip up, and it definitely made my acne worse. Basically, your skin has an acid mantle. The acid mantle is what helps fight off bacteria and germs. When you use products like rubbing alcohol, acne wipes/pads, makeup remover containing alcohol... It dries out your skin, leaving your skin defenseless, and more susceptible to breakouts. The dryness also means that your skin needs to produce more pore-clogging oils, which will make you break out.
  • MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE: If only I'd known how important it is to keep your skin hydrated. If you have oily skin, you think, "Oh, oils, I should avoid oils because my skin is oily." False. Like I mentioned before, if you dry out your skin and don't replenish it with a moisturizer afterwards, say hello to breakouts! Moisturizing can help control natural oil production. Products like Jojoba oil are really great because they mimic your skin's natural oils, tricking it into thinking it doesn't need to produce any of the bad stuff.
  • ICE CUBES: Actually surprisingly helped me whenever I had a big red zit. It really brought down the swelling and redness. Just grab an ice cube, wrap it in a paper towel and hold it on your zit for as long as you can stand, maybe 30 seconds or longer if you can take that. 
  • TOOTH PASTE SPOT TREATMENT: It's really weird, but I hear it helps. Some ingredients in the tooth paste are good for fighting acne


My advice to you: For now, go to the drugstore, maybe CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Superdrug, whatever's closest, get a basic facial cleanser, no acne fighting ingredients or whatever, just basic cleanser. I recommend CeraVe Hydrating cleanser, Burts Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser (those two really helped for me) Aveeno, or clean & clear morning burst. Then pick up a basic moisturizer. Wash your hands, gently cleanse your face with your hands (wash clothes will irritate) and pat dry. Don't rub. Then apply moisturizer, let it sink into your skin, don't wash it off. There you go, I wish you luck!

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.