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In Topic: Stop For 2 Weeks And Flakiness ?

23 March 2015 - 08:15 AM

See if you can find a substitute bp and facial cleanser to use in the meantime rather than stop altogether.

Otherwise if you stop the bp altogether for the next two weeks you will need to start all over again as a newcomer when your package arrives.


Here are some store brand suggestions. http://www.acne.org/....html#drugstore

You can use your jojoba oil with your substitute moisturizer if you are able to find one.


Hope that helps.

In Topic: Skin Burn/discoloration

09 March 2015 - 07:47 AM

Skin darkening/redness in the beginning is almost always due to the skin getting overly dried out. Please read here: http://www.acne.org/faq.html#burn


Be sure you are using the moisturizer generously and add some jojoba oil drops to the moisturizer at each application. If you need to, reduce the amount of bp you are using for now since you jumped in with too much too soon.

In Topic: Breakout After 2 Years Of Regimen

09 March 2015 - 07:45 AM

It's frustrating but yes, irritation can exacerbate acne. Here are some tips and info: http://www.acne.org/irritation.html


Please also take the quiz and read through the biggest mistakes on this page: http://www.acne.org/regimen-help.html

In Topic: Acne Is Getting Worst

09 March 2015 - 07:42 AM

The first few months can feel like a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. It isn't unusual to still see some breakouts but if you are using the products as directed, as time goes on the breakouts should become smaller and heal quicker than before. Usually by the third month most cases of acne are under control.


Here are some tips for managing dry flaky skin. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#dry

And here is the usual "what to expect" timeline. http://www.acne.org/...ed-improvements

In Topic: Skin Flakes

09 March 2015 - 07:38 AM

Consider mixing the AHA and moisturizer together and use them that way at night. You can also add jojoba oil to the mix as well. In my experience, AHA does not help with overall skin redness. It may help red marks fade a bit quicker, but overall redness-no.