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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!

#3444325 Acne Doesn't Signal Illness

Posted by LewisS on 30 July 2014 - 06:50 AM

I have inflammatory bowel disease, not sure if my acne is related. Since my immune system is affected by it, you'd think so. It causes inflammation in my bowel, throat and mouth, so why not my face?


Your threads are very matter of fact...

#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. 

#3417710 How I Got Rid Of My Blackheads

Posted by LewisS on 02 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

Hello! :)


I just made a youtube video on how I got rid of my blackheads so I thought I'd post it here in case it helps anyone.

You can watch the video here:



I'm going to be making a skin care series so subscribe to my channel if you're interested!


I had no blackheads at all after taking accutane but I used Garnier Summerbody tan on my face for a party ( I know, stupid idea....) and I developed like 15 blackheads on my nose! :(

I have learned my lesson now haha.


If you have any tips on blackheads then let me know so I can try them out :D



Off-topic (loved your video btw), but I noticed that you know a lot of good alternatives for expensive products - like you, I'm a student/peasant at the moment! 


At the moment I'm suffering from blotchy dry areas on my skin (under my eyes and around the nose) which started after I stopped using acne.org's AHA, so I'm thinking I'm in need of some exfoliation. Are there any alternative (possibly a little more soothing) products similar to acne.org's glycolic or Paula's Choice BHA/AHA gels that you would recommend? I feel like my skin needs some regeneration because it's looking a bit...drab. Whilst using Dan's AHA, I actually couldn't use it on my dry areas because I found it made them itch more, so I'm thinking I maybe need a night cream with a low percentage exfoliant? 


Anything you could recommend I try? It would be much appreciated!



#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. 

#3413557 Let's Be Real Guy's

Posted by LewisS on 11 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

Well. This would be true if all guys were into girls, which isn't the case. BUT, if we rephrase it to 'we hate acne because it makes it harder to meet people' then yeah, that sentiment is very true. 


Then again, for me there are other reasons I hate acne. My skin constantly feels irritated, I can physically feel new acne forming and I have to look in the mirror every morning greeted by it. Sometimes I avoid looking myself and others in the eye. It affects my confidence, with not just people I find attractive, but anyone I meet. When I have bad days, I avoid speaking to people face-to-face because you always know that they are staring at your acne, or at least we think they are.

#3413335 What Is Causing My Breakout?

Posted by LewisS on 10 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

Think you answered your own question in the '1st' statement. I've been the same lately and have had a pretty bad breakout of whiteheads around my chin. 

#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. 

#3413272 Not Able To Use Quote Feature

Posted by LewisS on 10 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

Hmm! I'm on the web browser at the moment so I'm unable to check, but I'll let one of the admins know that deals with the technical side of things.

Should have it resolved asap. Yeah Paul, you know I mean you! ;)

#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! 

#3413002 A Desperate Plea For Help My Son Has Severe Acne

Posted by LewisS on 08 February 2014 - 06:34 PM

If you're going to try the regimen, you need to eliminate any other skin-care products that you use. Follow it to the T. As others stated, remove the dairy. Try almond milk in with his protein shakes and if his protein contains whey, try an all natural one. I use Garden of Life, Raw Protein. It's vegan and uses plant-based proteins such as brown rice protein. It also contains vitamins and probiotic cultures. 


Personally, I would drop the regimen and get on a higher dose course of accutane and complete the course. His acne is as you said, very severe. 

#3412334 19 Days On Paleo, Still Not Good Results.

Posted by LewisS on 04 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

Although a clean diet is fantastic for your health in general - diet it isn't always to core cause of your acne. Genetics are often the root cause. BUT (there's always a but) the foods we eat have an effect on our hormones. Definitely try reduce your sugar intake (natural and otherwise) and possibly try eliminating your wheat/gluten intake for a period of time and see if that improves your condition; it could certainly be an intolerance. 


Good luck!