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underneath32

Member Since 31 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 07 2014 12:01 AM

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In Topic: Don't Know What To Do

21 March 2014 - 04:03 AM

So I've been dealing with acne for about a year and a half now. I was finally able to stop my breakouts about 3 months ago and I've been left with red marks, some of which have left physical scars. I can't seem to get these scars to fade, they seem to have stopped healing. On top of that, my acne seems to have starting coming back.

To get rid of this I'm thinking about buying a new cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliator. I've heard good things about Clean&Clears foaming cleanser for sensitive skin, and Neutrogena's visibly even moisturizer. Anyone have any exfoliant suggestions?

I've also heard AHA/BHA helps a lot to get red of these marks. Which one is better, is there any brand suggestions, and how often should you use AHA/BHA?

Thanks in advance.

 

It great news that your breakouts have stopped however you need to be patient when it comes to acne scarring and red marks. You really don't want to risk over aggravating your skin and becoming prone to more breakouts. In short, keep it simple, if you have found a regime that has stopped your breakouts keep doing that regime. It is an often occurrence that people may react or breakout to different products so just keep this in mind. Long story short, AHA and BHA are a powerful exfoliants and can be used for red marks when used in a gradual process and a lot of people have had positive results. However, the best treatment for red marks is preventing acne in the future, just consider this before embarking on a new range of products that may potentially aggravate your skin. All the best.


In Topic: Still Struggling With Acne. Abnormal Breakout On Forehead And Consistent Brea...

07 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

I looked up the soap bar and found this one: http://www.amazon.co...0SWWB8A7N7FA7JG

 

It's only $10 as a vegan formula compared to the $35~ one for some reason.

 

 

I found this one too but it takes 3 to 6 weeks to arrive: http://www.amazon.co...p/dp/B009GC2VUK

Worth a shot, you should be able to buy from your local drugstore for a reasonable price also. 


In Topic: On The 9Th Day Bp Started To Burn Like Crazy! Need Help!

06 March 2014 - 06:50 AM

This is normal. In the beginning stages of the regime, you skin will be fine one day then go mental the next. You can always reduce the amount of BP used if its not tolerable to start with, then very slowly increase the amount. Your skin takes a while before it adjusts to a foreign substance and this is likely what is happening. Its completely normal that your skin may flare up after you apply moisturiser also, however the more gentle you are the less you are going to aggravate your skin. I recommend also try waiting a little longer between applying BP and moisturiser to ensure your skin has time to absorb and settle before the next application. Also if you are experiencing burning in the mornings it may be best to do the regime first thing in order to give your skin time to settle before heading out. 

 

Be consistent, follow the steps very carefully and your skin will respond. All the best.


In Topic: Still Struggling With Acne. Abnormal Breakout On Forehead And Consistent Brea...

06 March 2014 - 06:30 AM

 

I'll go ahead and try to get a fungal shampoo for my forehead.

 

What would I typically buy for that, though? I didn't know they made such a thing.

 

So you definitely think that the green cream level 3 is worth the purchase?

 

I think I might be overwashing my face as well and getting break outs. After washing my face sometimes, it feels sort of elastic and tight.

  • You could try nizoral shampoo which has the active ingredient Ketoconazole in 1% and 2%. Widely used chemical for PF and can be used topically either as a shampoo(leave on for about 5 min in shower before washing of) or as a cream. It's usually available in 1 or 2% concentrations in various products and is usually the most effective treatment. You could also try:
  • Zinc Pyrithione- which  is both antifungal and antibacterial. However, I recommend trying something like ZNP bar since it has 2% Zinc Pyrithione in it and is designed for use on the skin, not specially for the hair; or
  • Selenium sulfide-  Selsun Blue, Selseb shampoo, Head & Shoulders

All the best

Thank you. I'll try it. Is the ZNP bar good for a daily face wash?

I haven't personally used it however i have read that it is effective for this sort of issue. It may be a trial and error to see if your skin tolerates it; some people find that it worked for daily use other found that it over dried their skin, you might find that you could use it very other day and interchange between another cleanser. Just give it a reasonable amount of time to test it out for yourself. All the best.


In Topic: Still Struggling With Acne. Abnormal Breakout On Forehead And Consistent Brea...

06 March 2014 - 04:44 AM

I'll go ahead and try to get a fungal shampoo for my forehead.

 

What would I typically buy for that, though? I didn't know they made such a thing.

 

So you definitely think that the green cream level 3 is worth the purchase?

 

I think I might be overwashing my face as well and getting break outs. After washing my face sometimes, it feels sort of elastic and tight.

  • You could try nizoral shampoo which has the active ingredient Ketoconazole in 1% and 2%. Widely used chemical for PF and can be used topically either as a shampoo(leave on for about 5 min in shower before washing of) or as a cream. It's usually available in 1 or 2% concentrations in various products and is usually the most effective treatment. You could also try:
  • Zinc Pyrithione- which  is both antifungal and antibacterial. However, I recommend trying something like ZNP bar since it has 2% Zinc Pyrithione in it and is designed for use on the skin, not specially for the hair; or
  • Selenium sulfide-  Selsun Blue, Selseb shampoo, Head & Shoulders

All the best