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underneath32

Member Since 31 Mar 2013
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#3418700 On The 9Th Day Bp Started To Burn Like Crazy! Need Help!

Posted by underneath32 on 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.




#3417691 White Bumps

Posted by underneath32 on 02 March 2014 - 06:46 AM

Perhaps it may be an allergic reaction from the baking soda or just irritation. If it doesn't go away after a couple of days I suggest you see a GP to get it analysed.




#3390977 Positivity

Posted by underneath32 on 27 October 2013 - 08:08 PM

Hey Guys,

 

Iv been using BP for years now and I have been slowly decreasing the amount over the past 6 months. BP (and the regime) has been my saviour for so long and has helped me keep my acne at bay. However I have recently got to the point where I haven't used BP (or the regime- only cleanser) for a month now and my skin is still relatively clear (I completely understand this is not possible for some people, and its just an individual thing). However, Im not writing this entice people to stop using the regime,but since being off the regime I have noticed the past couple of months have been very positive and busy. So what I'm saying is I believe the regime is truly only half the riddle.

 

Being positive as possible everyday, doing things that you wouldn't normally do, getting out of your comfort zone are all ways that you can detach and veer from the everyday stuggles of acne. I think that anyone who has acne is unknowingly put into this exhausting thought mentality and are constantly preoccupied and consumed by it. Generally speaking I previously haven't really comprehended positive thinking. It isn't something you just turn on or something you can fake, it is a habit that we all teach ourselves, and its recently been somewhat an inner peace for me and my outlook.

 

I know some people will read this and think I'm on a 'clear skin high' or something however over the years i have learnt to be very mindful of others situations and where they are currently at. Some people will relate, others won't, however I truly believe our bodies and minds respond to positivity whether we know it or not.

 

All the best

 

 




#3390337 Skin Texture

Posted by underneath32 on 23 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

Whilst it is hard for me to make a judgement on your skin, I understand the regime can have this effect when the BP dries on your skin and can cause a layer. I have had this problem also in the early stages of the regime. However over time my skin returned back to normal. I recommend staying hydrated also, the texture of your skin can change dramatically. All the best




#3383612 Bp Out…Thyme In. New Regimen Log!

Posted by underneath32 on 19 September 2013 - 04:40 AM

I'm so happy that more people are giving thyme a try! My thyme tincture is currently steeping, can't wait to use it and see if it helps! FYI, I have moderate acne (2-3 cysts at a time, maybe 1-2 odd whitehead) - but I also have scarring and red marks. Good luck everyone!

 

biggrin.png yay! good luck!! let us know how it works for you!

>Okay science gurus, is there a way to use remove the alcohol content of the tincture, once the active thyme ingredients have been extracted, or is that asking too much??

 

Alcohol has a lower boiling point than witch hazel (ethanol = 178 F vs witch hazel = 190 F) so you could try to boil it out once the tincture is made. In fact, that would almost definitely work. However, you'd have to make a pretty good amount of it so that the rest of it doesn't boil out, too! haha.


Alcohol is also "volatile" which means it turns into a gas fairly quickly when exposed to the air. You could leave the tincture open after you have let it steep for a week or two to let the alcohol evaporate out. biggrin.png

 

 

Right! where can i buy witch hazel by the gallon, :P- thanks 




#3383090 Switching Back To Bp

Posted by underneath32 on 17 September 2013 - 05:01 AM

If you are experiencing active acne than BP is probably your best option. However in saying that it doesn't really help with your red marks. If you are thinking of going back to BP perhaps try 2.5% instead of 5%. Whether BP is better than 'salicylic acid and neautragena 2 in 1 fight and fade with glycolic acid' is for you to find out. Everyone responds differently. 

In short if you have active acne- BP, if it is just red marks you are concerned about then salicylic acid and glycolic acid is probably a more desired treatment.

 

Hope this helps all the best




#3382111 How Do I Use The Aha+

Posted by underneath32 on 12 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

AHA is a pretty powerful exfoliant. Start with a small amount mixed with you moisturiser every other night and work your way up. Use your intuition, if it feels like its too much then it probably is (however there are links in the products section explaining dose amounts of AHA). You need to be mindful with sun exposure with this topical also, make sure you wear sunscreen. If you are up to the stage of increasing your dose at any stage perhaps do it on a weekend to make sure your don't have any negative reactions, however from what you have said your reactions of being 'warm' sound pretty normal. I should also mention, AHA isnt a required element of the regime, try not to go overboard with this product.

 

All the best




#3382106 Red Marks Remain Fresh For Months. Something Wrong?

Posted by underneath32 on 12 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

Yes this seems fairly normal. Red marks can clear up quickly or linger for others. If you are using a topical like BP most users will generally agree that red marks persist longer than normal, and it is generally the price paid for clear(er) skin. However if you are worried about your skin in the long run and want to prevent your acne then take comfort in knowing that red marks are just superficial and will eventually fade with time. More importantly however, be gentle with your skin to avoid irritation and to give it the best chance it can to repair itself. 

PS-Sunscreen will only help your red marks, just make sure it is non comedogenic.   

All the best :)




#3378733 Strategies For Getting Every Last Drop...

Posted by underneath32 on 29 August 2013 - 01:25 AM

Cut the bottle open and get it out with your fingers(or a spoon). After 17 months on the regime you should be aware of how much to use. When your finished with the bottle put foil or glad wrap over it until you have used it all up. Am i missing something here? :)




#3372904 On My Fourth Day Of The Regimen

Posted by underneath32 on 08 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

Your skin is adjusting to the regime, new breakouts and irritation are just part of the drill in the beginning phases unfortunately. Eventually your skin will adjust to the foreign ingredients and things will become less daunting. As you have probably already read, you have to ride it out. You just have to know your skin will get better, and in the long run these beginning phases are totally worth it. Stay focused and positive :)




#3372860 Try Probiotics

Posted by underneath32 on 08 August 2013 - 06:07 AM

Ill keep it short and sweet,

 

Iv done quite a bit of research on probiotics and I'm sure many other people have raved on here about them also. If you have been using antibiotics or the pill, i would highly recommend them. My skin is relatively clear, however since taking probiotics it has really made a difference in the tone of my skin (less redness). Im taking a 100 billion good bacteria per capsule once per day. 

 

P.S Just note that this is not a 'miracle cure' for me or anything; however over the years i have learnt to listen to my skin and this is defiantly helping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




#3366504 Skin Is Still Flaky And Itchy After 5 And 1/2 Weeks

Posted by underneath32 on 15 July 2013 - 02:10 AM

Yeah your going to experience irritation, dryness in the beginning phases Adding jojoba oil will defiantly help. Start off slowly with AHA however and make sure you use it as it recommends every couple of days etc. You could try to reduce the amount of BP in order to reduce irritation however not too much, just enough to find a good medium. Also make sure your moisturiser is completely absorbed before you go to bed, if it is not then essentially it will just rub off onto your pillow case. With all this said try jojoba and AHA some people have completely eradicated their dryness/ irritation with this combination. All the best 




#3366265 Best Way To Get Rid Of Deneted Acne Scars?

Posted by underneath32 on 14 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

Depending on the severity of your scars then lotions may be somewhat beneficial. However from what I have read is that there is limited effectiveness of creams and lotions for physical acne scarring, and claims that cure acne scarring can be somewhat far-fetched. Generally speaking, acne scarring needs new collagen formation in order to regenerate damaged skin. However in saying all this you are welcome to try, and see what works for you.




#3366258 Best Way To Get Rid Of Deneted Acne Scars?

Posted by underneath32 on 14 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

You sound like a perfect candidate for dermarolling. Just make sure you do your research before starting at home in order to know what to do and expect etc. There are some great forums related on here that could help. I think 0.5mm dermaroller is recommended length for mild to moderate scaring, and you can order on ebay and amazon, just make sure it is a reputable source. If you decide to do it, take photos of your progress. All the best.




#3366198 What Should Your Acne Goal Be?

Posted by underneath32 on 13 July 2013 - 11:41 PM

I think this topic is very interesting. I often wonder whether I noticed my breakouts as much as i do now. I believe every acne sufferer becomes their worst critic and in the case of acne, only becomes more and more obsessed with it. However in saying that, you don't notice a problem until its a problem. I believe that when someone experiences a problem like acne it kind of reminds me of the donkey and the carrot, they focus so much on the carrot( their acne and imperfections) and don't see where they are going (in this case their goals and expectations or even how their skin once was). I am not saying that everyone is sidetracked, however i think if we concentrate less on the problem, and try to adopt the thought process that we had when we didn't have acne then i think that expectations in our skin will perhaps be not in the foreground but the background. It is this thought process that compels me to believe of positivity and less focus can really help minimise the angst, worry and sometimes impossible expectations that we can face.