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#3444326 Can I Use A Moisturizer With Salicylic Acid Multiple Times A Day?

Posted by LewisS on 30 July 2014 - 06:52 AM

I did when I was on the regimen. Only 0.5% SA though. It's not recommended though!

#3426663 Acne.org Gave Me Eczema, Did The Formula Change?

Posted by LewisS on 16 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Gave me it too. Well, definitely some form of dermatitis/eczema.  I may have had more severe acne pre-regimen, but 2 years later I'm still left with dry itchy skin around my eyes and nose that I never had before. It works for many, but I think there should be a disclaimer out there for those with sensitive skin types. I mean, there's people on this forum that can put BP on with a trowel, but me, even a little made my skin hang off like I'd just poured sulfuric acid over my head.


The Regimen is a great method for those that respond well to it, but you need to take regard the integrity of your skin post regimen and if you are to continue using it long-term. I worry for those that I see using the regimen that have really shiny (albeit acne-free) faces that almost look puppet-like - ain't a good look. 

#3417454 "you Are Not Allowed To Use That Image Extension On This Community."

Posted by LewisS on 01 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

Happened to me recently and I worked out the problem. It's the smileys/emoticons like you said. If you edit a post that contains a emoticon, it won't allow you to save the edit and you'll receive the error you described. The only temp fix that worked for me was to remove the emoticon, re-add it and then save it.


:) < here's your culprit!


*cough* Paul...

#3414098 No-Shampoo Methods & Benefits

Posted by LewisS on 14 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

It's definitely something I want to try! My hair is so brittle, but at the same time gets oily (just like my skin) in as little as 24 hours. I do wash it significantly less since college. I used to wash my hair each morning and by dinner, it was awfully greasy. 


I've read the most common method is using baking soda and water as shampoo and diluted ACV as a conditioner. In the past baking soda has caused me to breakout when I used a fluoride-free toothpaste. Never know, could have been another ingredient in there, but it's happened with two brands both containing baking soda.


I think if I were to try it, I'd just stop washing it completely using no hair-styling products on it and just persevere through the oily stage.


P.S - Your selfies would be perfect, if you smiled! You look so sad :( I hate having my photograph taken though, so I can sympathise. My smiles look terribly unnatural. 

#3414068 Starting Regimen.. Should I Just Stop The Steiva A?

Posted by LewisS on 14 February 2014 - 06:38 AM

You're advised to stop using any other topicals and medications before using the regimen. So you could either use up your Steiva A cream and THEN start the regimen, or just stop using now and switch to the BP. Don't use both whatever you do.

#3413729 Horrific Acne Dont Know What To Do

Posted by LewisS on 12 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

^ Peoples definitions of 'horrific' or 'severe' are personal to themselves. You cannot compare one individuals case to another - whether it be mild or severe, it still really sucks to have noticeable acne. To me, my acne is horrific - to you it may just be a few spots. 

#3413332 New Proactiv+

Posted by LewisS on 10 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

Moved to 'Other acne treatments'. Proactive+ is not and acne.org product. 

#3413136 Just Started The Regime - A Lot Of Burning

Posted by LewisS on 09 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

Yeah, I'm sorry, but the only way is to suffer through it. You can add in the jojoba oil, which helps with the flakiness. It truly is worth the pain because although I'm not 100% and on the regimen anymore, my acne has been nowhere near as severe as it was when I started.


Stay strong, you won't regret it! 

#3393242 Severe Acne Ruined My Life

Posted by LewisS on 08 November 2013 - 02:31 AM

Moved to the Emotional forum. Wasn't sure where this would be best suited, but since it's a very emotional story, it fit best in there.


I'd love to hear more too! :)

#3382520 Break From Regimen?

Posted by LewisS on 14 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

Say your doctor prescribed them to you for a skin condition you have. Be creative about your reason for using it. 

#3380840 New Here...roaccutane Again?

Posted by LewisS on 06 September 2013 - 07:11 AM

Moved to prescription acne medications. You're much more likely to get better and more knowledgeable feedback there. 

#3378579 Just Been Prescribed Zineryt

Posted by LewisS on 28 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

A friend of mine uses Zineryt (the one you dab on your face) and for her it isn't all that effective. Her brothers also used it and it cleared them up in months. Like all products, they work for some, not for all. 


Give it a shot. The worst that could happen is that it doesn't work for you. 

#3378500 Sunburned; What Now?

Posted by LewisS on 28 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

You live and learn!


I probably wouldn't use the BP until your skin has healed (although some users would tell you to just carry on as normal...) and try to keep it hydrated as possible. Keep out of the sun (if you can) for a couple of days.


Use Dan's moisturiser because it contains some soothing ingredients like licorice root extract and isn't too harsh. 


It should all settle down in no time. :)

#3377534 Clear Skin Or 100 Million Dollars?

Posted by LewisS on 24 August 2013 - 05:22 AM

Probably already replied to this, but money money money! I would pay for clear skin. 


At the end of the day, we complain about acne now, but if we were clear we would find something else to dislike about ourselves. With money, would could get the best dermatologists, personal trainers, dietitians and have our hair and makeup done for us every day.

#3376529 Water For Acne And Glowing Skin?

Posted by LewisS on 20 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

I drink a ton of water and my skin doesn't really glow. It's essential for overall health though, so I try drink as much as possible.