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tleeannes

Member Since 15 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2013 05:01 PM

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In Topic: Treatment Or Toner?

17 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

If clogged pores causes acne (amongst other things) then why do we not simply just use pore minimizing cleanser, toner, and moisturizer to rid ourselves of this once and for all?

 

'Pore size' is genetic - like the colour of your eyes. The only way toner might appear to reduce pores is because most toners contain alcohol and/or other drying agents which dry the skin out and superficially tighten it - this isnt a good thing, and once your skin adjusts to the harshness it loses that effect.

 

Toners dont really have any positive contributions - some say they remove excess makeup that your cleanser didnt pick up - i say get a new cleanser because clearly it isnt doing its job.

 

I'm on the acne org regimen and for it it improves my skin from all corners - the cleanser removes excess oil and makeup, the treatment reduces acne causing bacteria ultimately clearing your skin, and the AHA lotion reduces scarring and hyperpigmentation, and improves overall skin tone. There is no place for a toner in my regimen, i dont need one.

 

I feel like toners are just a beauty industry thing, they tell us to "Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize!!!" but its just a pointless extra step to squeeze money out of us.

 

I have used BP 2.5% from the acne.org website for the last 5 years. I've tried the regimen. I liked it. But it doesn't work for me. The cleanser doesn't remove all of my makeup in 8-10s and I do look for a toner to do the rest. After getting laser treatment on my skin, I can no longer use BP 2.5%. It's too harsh. I use a toner with a tea tree oil and my skin looks better today than it ever has. I appreciate your insight though. Thank you for your comment :) I didn't know that pore size was genetic. I guess all that "pore minimizing" stuff is a joke. I was just curious so that's good to know


In Topic: Safe Moisturizer

17 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

I have tried Cerave as well. I've tried Cetaphil, the acne.org moisturizer, and a bunch of different other ones too. My face hates them all. I know how you feel. Recently I've gone on a "products made in Korea" kick and now that I've actually tried them I can't stop. When you go for so long suffering with bad skin and you finally find something that makes you look amazing with half the hassle time, you tend to go a little crazy haha. Here is what I recommend to you for a moisturizer:

 

Skinfood Lettuce Cucumber Water Jelly Cream (made in Korea): It's more of a gel based moisturizer than a cream. Has almost the same texture as Viz Vapor Rub, but not as heavy feeling.

  • The reviews state that it is not greasy and that it does moisturize well.
  • It's $13 on amazon.com

Here's the link. I hope this helped. If you're still on the hunt after this, try looking into Korean products. All of their skin care products have at least a 4.3/5 on amazon smile.png

 

http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sbs_bt_12


In Topic: Anyone Tried Diva Stuff

17 August 2013 - 04:37 PM

I wouldn't trust products you found online that have absolutely no reviews. In the case of acne, silence is a bad thing. When people find stuff that works they rave about it. That's what you need to look for. If you're looking for a good spot treatment then I'd suggest:

 

1) Buying BP 2.5% and using it as a spot treatment (sometimes i rub tea tree oil on the spot first and when it dries i rub some BP on it)

 

2) Use tea tree oil on the spot alone (I apply it with a Q-tip. If you plan on using tea tree oil as a toner I'd recommend diluting it with witch hazel or jojoba oil first)

 

3) Amazon is a great website to visit when you want reviews on skin products. They have practically everything. See if there is a spot treatment on the website you might like. Most of them are sold in stores anyway.

 

I never buy any skin or hair products without checking amazon reviews first. They help a lot. I hope this helped a lot too :)