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Babser

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In Topic: Serious Dead Skin Problem

07 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

Babser, I was reading online about different possible things that could be the cause of what you are going through. It sounds like your skin has been through quite a bit in the past 3 years so your skin may be in the healing stage right now. If your acne has calmed down the past 4-5 months and the only thing that seems to be persistent is the odd flaky skin and raw skin underneath, possibly it is just your skin trying to rebuild itself.  It could also be the broken capillaries, because alot of people who have them were talking about how they had used lots of products on their skin and it damaged the delicate veins. I personally use a face wash called clinique redness relief soothing cleanser, and I've used it for about 5 months and all redness on my face is gone. It might help with the raw, red skin underneath. And yep, I'm here to help you out! smile.png

 

Yeah, i guess it has.. I just hope it isn't permanentely damaged. The way my mindstate is like i really couldn't live with myself if that ought to be the case.

 

Im gonna wait for my products from Paulas Choice (they seem to have good knowledge about skincare judging from their website. A lot of info and so on) and be very gentle with amounts and see if it improves my skin. If it doesn't work i will definetely give the clinique redness relief soothing cleanser a try. Thanks again :) you've been most helpful


In Topic: Serious Dead Skin Problem

07 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

 

 

 

Babser, I've never experienced this before so I'm not quite sure what it is. Do you have a picture of it? It sounds like you have dead skin cells that are piling on top of one another and the best way to get rid of this is to exfoliate. It is odd though that when you do exfoliate, the skin underneath is red and raw instead of healthy. What type of acne products do you use? They might be causing the redness and peeling. 


hmm, right now i use nothing. just wash my face with water when i shower morning and evening. yes, i did in fact take a picture this morning because it was looking worse than usual
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Picture is taken after i've removed the dead skin cells surface.

Is it possible that you have broken capillaries under the skin? Does your skin feel sensitive or bumpy where the redness is? It does not look like the redness is all over your face so that's why I ask. I found a picture on google images of a person with broken capillaries on her cheeks. http://www.wellaser....48351_pigb2.png

My skin in general is really sensitive, so i don't really know.. it does look similar, but i think it's more above the skin than it is underneath it. Some of the spots might be red marks from previous acne too.

Hmm, have you tried going to the dermatologist?  Since your skin is very sensitive, it makes sense that you are using a minimalist skin routine. But, maybe by just using water you are doing your skin more harm than good. How long have you been doing the just water route? 


Yeah, i tried going to a dermatologist.. he prescribed me accutane after 3 minutes, barely even looked at my skin. It was a total joke.

 

I have probably been using the only water routine for 4-5 months now. Before that i used the Acne.org Mousturizer for almost a year, until i figured out it was actually making my dead skin cells shed off even less (it was probably due to the jojoba making them sticky).

 

I've had many routines over the years i've had acne (since i was around 15, i am now 18). At first my regular doctor prescribed me antibiotics combined with topicals. The first one being something called Tetracyclin Actavis 250mg combined with Dalacin clindamycin. This didnt seem to work at all, so he gave me a different kind of antibiotics called Tetracyclin Arco 250mg, now combined with Differin gel. He later decided to give me a third type of antibiotic called Ery-max erytromycin 250mg. This combination I was on for about a year or so, and I cant say i saw much improvement. The stupid thing I did during this period was not to use any moisturizer, so my face was very irritated and red from the differin gel. I wasnt very aware of my skin at that time because I thought if i just kept on using this routine it would eventually work. He didn't educate me at all about how antibiotics worked, and i didn't look it up because i trusted him.

 

Later on i've been more careful about how i treat my acne. I've tried a couple of moisturizers that has not worked well on my skin, some vitamin supplements and something called niactil, which is basicly niacinamide and salicylic acid. But i've always been very careful about amounts etc after i quit doing differin/antibiotics.

 

Some days i feel like my skin is like this because of something i did.. and that it will always be like that.. other days when my skin has improved i feel like it's just something that comes with my acne and that i just have to wait for it to take an end...

 

Well, you got the whole story now. I feel very confused and dont really know what to make of all this. Thanks for caring anyway smile.png


In Topic: Serious Dead Skin Problem

07 August 2013 - 03:23 PM

 

Babser, I've never experienced this before so I'm not quite sure what it is. Do you have a picture of it? It sounds like you have dead skin cells that are piling on top of one another and the best way to get rid of this is to exfoliate. It is odd though that when you do exfoliate, the skin underneath is red and raw instead of healthy. What type of acne products do you use? They might be causing the redness and peeling. 


hmm, right now i use nothing. just wash my face with water when i shower morning and evening. yes, i did in fact take a picture this morning because it was looking worse than usual
attachicon.gifimage.jpg

 

Picture is taken after i've removed the dead skin cells surface.

Is it possible that you have broken capillaries under the skin? Does your skin feel sensitive or bumpy where the redness is? It does not look like the redness is all over your face so that's why I ask. I found a picture on google images of a person with broken capillaries on her cheeks. http://www.wellaser....48351_pigb2.png

My skin in general is really sensitive, so i don't really know.. it does look similar, but i think it's more above the skin than it is underneath it. Some of the spots might be red marks from previous acne too.


In Topic: Serious Dead Skin Problem

07 August 2013 - 02:58 PM

Babser, I've never experienced this before so I'm not quite sure what it is. Do you have a picture of it? It sounds like you have dead skin cells that are piling on top of one another and the best way to get rid of this is to exfoliate. It is odd though that when you do exfoliate, the skin underneath is red and raw instead of healthy. What type of acne products do you use? They might be causing the redness and peeling. 


hmm, right now i use nothing. just wash my face with water when i shower morning and evening. yes, i did in fact take a picture this morning because it was looking worse than usual
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Picture is taken after i've removed the dead skin cells surface.


In Topic: Serious Dead Skin Problem

07 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for answering people. I really do appreciate it smile.png
 
 

Was your skin having this dry-red-flaky condition before the summer? It is possible that your skin is becoming irritated from the sun. The sun can help dry up extra oil on your face and make everything look tan and even in color. But, the only way you keep that tan is letting the dead skin build up and eventually that could cause flaky skin. An in the long run, sun isn't good for skin and for most people it isn't good for acne either.

Not red, but yellow. As if oil and skin cells has gotten mixed up into this paste looking thing.. really disgusting, and thats why i have been desperate to not have it laying on my face. I have not been much in the sun as for lately. It has been raining the last 3 days, so i don't reckon it's from too much sun exposure..
 
Ribbonettes: Sun does work very well for my skin it seems. I always get better skin during the summer smile.png I don't dare to put sugar on my skin.. i think it's too sensitive to handle something like that. I did try something called a bamboo mit to manually exfoliate once. After a few times it made my skin look really red and raw. Thanks for your tips, i greatly appreciate it smile.png
 
I just ordered a few products from Paulas Choice and I hope they will work:
 
CLEAR Regular Strength Exfoliating Solution with 2% *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules*
 
And Hydralight Lotion *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules*