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niklaus

Member Since 30 Dec 2012
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How To Exfoliate Without Scrubbing?

09 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

Hey there!

 

        My skin had cleared up so much during the past 6 months due to Retin A but I started breaking out again when I doubled my application even though it was the same percentage (0.05%). It's so frustrating because my skin was doing well after such a long time but now I feel like I might be heading back to square one.

 

         Anyways, I BADLY want to exfoliate my face because it is flaking and I feel like the dead skin layers are not allowing my products to properly penetrate my skin. I'm paranoid about using face scrubs, however 'gentle' they claim to be. At the moment I have hyper pigmentation and a couple of red pimples. So this leads to my question - how do I exfoliate without using a facial scrub (preferably a natural method). I already know that I can use lemon juice, a gentle wash cloth and apple cider vinegar (I think). Please make sure your answer doesn't imply the use of small beads/granules. I would use a chemical exfoliant is I could but I don't live in a place where such products can be found and I don't want to purchase them online huh.png .

 

       I would really appreciate if you guys can help me out with this skin dilemma. teehee.gif Thanks in advance!


Shall I Use The Same Clindamycin Bottle Again?

04 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

About 8 months ago, I was prescribed Clindamycin solution.The top of the bottle has this net-like surface to control the amount of product taken out. I always touched the net-like surface after washing my hands. I have some solution remaining and since my pimples are returning, I want to use it again. Is it a good idea to use the SAME bottle or has bacteria accumulated during the past 8 months? I dont want to put more bacteria than already present on my face. Please advice as to what I should do. 


Retin A & Cocoa Butter?

27 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

i started using retin A 10 days ago and im loving it! i havent gotten any purging, and fingers crossed i dont. i have been getting a lot of excessive dryness as expected, and although it is such a PAIN (especially when people in class point out how im peeling so much), im secretly enjoying the process as i can see my marks fade! :D

i normally use a neutrogena moisturizer for normal dryness but since it has been on overload, i switched to Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E. it works AMAZING on my skin! i only had one dry patch throughout the whole day and it was such a relief compared to the dry nightmare i faced every morning. 

what i do at night everyday; i wash my face, wait 20 mins, apply retin a, wait another 20 mins and finally apply a decent amount of cocoa butter. im feeling paranoid that since CB is comedogenic, it will clog my pores and cause pimples. in addition to that, this moisturizer is so heavy that i feel like it might lessen the benefits from retin A and stop it from doing its thing. i only apply CB at night by the way. 
is it advisable to continue this or not, especially if it doesnt cause any pimples?

 

i would really appreciate your thoughts rolleyes.gif

thank youuuu!teehee.gif


Is Retin A More Potent Than Other Tretinoin Products?

18 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hey guys! cool.png 

I'd like to know if Retin A is stronger and more effective than other products which contain the same active ingredient, tretinoin. 
Well, i've been using this tretinoin cream called Acretin for around 3 months now and my pimples and redness have reduced significantly. Two days ago, i switched to Retin A as I had this psychological tendency to think that Acretin isn't as effective as Retin A. By the way, both products are 0.05%. The two creams smell and look the same but I guess I cant judge it based on appearances. I'd like to know about your experience and opinion. 

Thank you,
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How To Steam Your Face?

26 July 2013 - 03:12 AM

I've read some good and bad reviews on facial steaming, nevertheless I'm willing to try. I was wondering if I have to cleanse my face BEFORE or AFTER the steam part. I have seen people say it's both ways but if you steam first and then cleanse, won't all the makeup, oil, bacteria and impurities lying on your skin go INTO the skin? won't that ruin the whole point of facial steaming which is to rid the skin of oil and impurities in the pores? 
also, suppose you cleanse and then steam. Some people say to wash your face with cold water to close the pores. Won't the oil and impurities that come out just lay on your skin? But if you cleanse again to rid them, it will dry out your skin. 

 

Please tell me the correct method in steps. 
Thank you!rolleyes.gif