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#3428706 Nivea Men Sensitive Face Wash

Posted by SunnySarah on 26 April 2014 - 05:27 AM

The first formula looks like it has a few more ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Leaf extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil and a few others. Typically, the less chemicals the better, but you should try the "new" formula out and see how it works for you. 

#3413365 What Is Causing My Breakout?

Posted by SunnySarah on 10 February 2014 - 08:11 PM

Thank you CWR34, LewisS, LadyPink, and Hedgecore for all of your helpful replies! I used my normal face wash tonight, so I'll see how it looks in the morning. I'm also going to try and eat healthier (thankfully all of the delicious brownies are gone!) and see how things look in a few days. (:

#3400554 Would Anyone Recommend I Use Panoxil?

Posted by SunnySarah on 12 December 2013 - 05:22 PM

Ok so, my mom told me to try this and I don't know if it will work well, or not... Can someone give me a some suggestions as to whether or not to use it?

 Hi GodGirlzSmile! Panoxyl has benzoyl peroxide in it, so that can definitely help with acne. How severe is your acne? (very mild, mild, moderate, ect) and Is your skin sensitive? (does it itch or become dry after using certain cleansers or makeup) If your skin is sensitive, I'd suggest not using the Panoxyl.

#3394588 --

Posted by SunnySarah on 13 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

Left: http://imgur.com/a/IjGpm

Right: http://imgur.com/a/Gj8Xf


That's what I have with 1 day of facial hair growth. I am required to shave daily for work which makes the skin red (darker than these pics), so I just shave at night and apply "St. Ives Fresh Skin apricot scrub", which makes the texture smooth I guess. However, by morning although my skintone looks perfectly even, I still have redness come up when I touch the face or talk for a while, that or the sun.


I have scars and they become worse with redness. I basically need a concealer that will blend into my skin color as well as cover these scars. 


I have a feeling that most concealers and products that you spread over the face aren't that effective since they are very visible and embarrassing, and just fill the craters (which aren't that deep but it still happens). I don't want to put full face makeup on unless it is extremely soft.


Is there anything that'll work on these scars and the condition I described or should I not bother? I have had 6 fraxel treatments last year and am 1 year post treatments, I did improve but I still have scars visible at conversational distance so the right makeup is what I need at this point (for daily use).

Hello EagerMiner!

   If you still need a makeup recommendation, I've got one! Your skin looks really nice, so it doesn't look like you have much to cover discoloration wise. There's a primer that is skin colored (but blends into skin and doesn't change any redness like foundation or concealer would) that evens out the skin texture to make it smooth and silky looking called Porefessional by Benefit Cosmetics.  It's about $30 for the product, but it lasts about 6 months depending on how much you use. A  super natural foundation that feels/looks like nothing is on the skin is called Bareminerals mineral makeup. It's $25 and lasts about a year, but will help with the discoloration of the skin, not the texture of it. Hope this helped! (:

#3394530 Vaseline As Skin Moisturizer

Posted by SunnySarah on 13 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Hi guys, so my skin is so dry, I feel like this may be time for some serious hydration. On my lips I've put Vaseline but is it non-comedognic for the rest of my face? Any recommendation for when skin is dry to the point when moving is uncomfortable and flaking is severe?

Hello AgentPeach! (I love your name by the way)

       This isn't a long term solution, but a really moisturizing mask is one with extra virgin olive oil and egg yolks. I don't have super dry skin, but it's been much colder where I live and my skin has gotten a little drier. Olive oil is very moisturizing and egg yolks have lots of good fats and vitamins. The yellowness of the whole mask helps with any redness from the dry skin and your skin will feel soft, not oily and it will glow after using this mask! If you try this mask out, just break an egg, put only the yolk, no white, in a bowl and add olive oil. Mix the ingredients and then apply to a clean face. I usually leave mine on for 30 minutes or a little more so I get the full benefits from the mask. Hope this helps! (:

#3392614 Best Way To Fix Hyperpigmentation ?

Posted by SunnySarah on 05 November 2013 - 05:09 AM

Hi Aisha1995!

    I've used Clinique's even better dark spot corrector for 4 months now and my skin looks amazing. I have fair skin, so my hyperpigmentation was pink in color and I had it mostly on my cheeks. It took about a month for me to notice minimal results, but now, 4 months later, my hyperpigmentation is all gone. For a 1 ounce bottle of this product, it cost $50. Although it is expensive for the amount in the bottle, that bottle lasted me 3.5 months, and I used it once a day. 


   If you do buy this product, make sure you stay out of the sun as much as possible and wear sunscreen. The sun darkens hyperpigmentation, so if you apply this product and then go in the sun, you will not see any results. 

#3389823 Not Taking Off Make Up At Sleepovers?

Posted by SunnySarah on 21 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

Oh no I'm not on the acne.org  regimen, I'm on a prescription. smile.png And my bad instead of weeks I meant days. I just 

started my prescription plan last week and I'm scared I ruined it. sad.png

I put on makeup at about noon and didn't wash it off around 7 P.M the next day.

VitalMoon, sorry I misread your post. No matter what products you're using, one day of skipping it will not mess the entire result up. Is your skin breaking out right now? Any acne that your makeup would have caused would be showing the day after or even a few days. Keep following your regimen and you'll be fine. (:

#3388740 Any Shower Gel That Helps With Body Acne?

Posted by SunnySarah on 16 October 2013 - 02:54 PM


 I'm not sure how well cysts react to salicylic acid, but Neutrogena's pink grapefruit body wash keeps my body smooth and clear. It smells very nice and uplifting. Depending on what your skin works better with, I might try benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment and leave it on the acne for 10 minutes so the bp can do its magic. 


Thanks SunnySarah! I've actually been using Neutrogena's pink grapefruit facial wash as a shower gel for the past month or so (I couldn't find anywhere that sold a body one) but sadly it hasn't done anything much for me yet. sad.png I'm not that surprised because salicylic acid did absolutely nothing for the acne on my face when I tried it either. I might try your suggestion of using benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment though. I've never used it on my body because of the worry that it will stain my clothes but it might be alright if I wash it off after ten minutes or so. I'll see how it goes!

Best of luck MoonLitRiver! If you hop in the shower (so your skin is wet )and apply the bp (I've used panoxyl 10%), then step out of the shower and read a magazine for 10 minutes, it makes the time pass. haha 

#3386984 I'm Not Worthy Of Being In A Relationship?

Posted by SunnySarah on 07 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

Unaccepted Realist,

I used to have moderate acne and it plagued my everyday life, somehow turning fun events into something I wished I didn't have to go to. Acne definitely can lower self esteem, but try and let it not get in the way of life. If you're going to live with something for a while, you may want to try and be as positive as you can about it. (:

How do you know that no-one has ever liked you? 


In theory, I agree -- being positive is usually a good thing.  But, in reality, I just can't convince myself that it's practical; it's extremely difficult for me to be genuinely positive about my appearance because I'm constantly reminded of what I really look like (and trust me, I don't have 'moderate' acne) -- be it mirrors or talking to people who can't make eye contact.  I have, however, tried to circumvent this issue by improving areas of my appearance that I can control, and, to some extent, it has worked.  I'm proud to say that I consider myself to be in very good shape physically; but still, aesthetically, I'm just not content enough to be genuinely positive.


As for knowing I've never been 'liked', I really don't 'know' that, but I'd be willing to bet that it's the case.

What makes you unhappy about how you look? 

 And I'm 100% positive someone has liked you. As a shy person myself, I usually do not tell the people I like that I'm interested in them. Some of them had acne, some of them didn't. Regardless, I still didn't let it slip that I liked them. You're more than just what you look like. You sound like you have a nice personality and there are plenty of people out there that would be attracted to you. Don't let your un-perfect skin characterize who you are.

#3381399 Going Au Naturale ?

Posted by SunnySarah on 08 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

Yes, I would go makeup free. You can try it, and if it makes you too uncomfortable, you can always wear some. I'm sure you don't look horrible with makeup on. Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty, so it's nice to embrace your natural self. :)

#3379491 Hyper Pigmentation What Products Can I Used To Help

Posted by SunnySarah on 01 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

Hey guys I'm 17 year old male currently at college here in the UK and I've had pretty bad acne since I was 13 but now recently my acne has really come under controls and for the most part it has cleared up! I've been using a 5% BP and it's really helped now when I feel my face it's so smooth no spots anymore I may have the odd one or two crop up but I'm sure because of puberty that's pretty normal. My dilemma is that I suffered most of school with acne and now that it's finally for the most part gone I'm left with these terrible red marks all over my face. They're now scars as they feel really smooth they are just red makes on the surface of my skin and even though my acne has gone I still feel it's still there because of these marks!!
I'm currently using Garnier skin naturals dark spot daily illuminating moisturiser which contains 5% pure vitamin C. So far I've been using it for 7 weeks daily and it's lightened my marks up they are much better than before however they are still bad!
Please can anyone suggest any over the counter products that can help with my marks or any cream available with in a reasonable budget! Please guys i need your help 5 years I've had this and now that it's finally healing I'm left with something just as worse...please guys your help and experience will be much appreciated!! sad.png

Hi Burhan21! I use a product called Clinique Dark Spot corrector and that has really helped clear up my hyperpigmentation. I started using the serum about 7 weeks ago, and now my skin is very even in tone. For a 30 ml bottle it costs about $50. Something that I recommend doing with any dark spot correcting serum is to stay out of the sun, or wear a hat and sunscreen. Hyperpigmentation can become darker if it is exposed to the sun, so by staying out of the sun, you will likely get better results from whichever serum you use. (:

#3376578 I Wish I Was Never Born.

Posted by SunnySarah on 20 August 2013 - 04:30 PM

Hi, thanks for taking a look at this topic,


It seems that acne does more emotional damage than physical to me. And that doesn't mean I'm imagining my flaws, I have moderate to severe acne and many pitted scars and hyperpigmentation. Tried everything from prescribed to over-the-counter,  from restrcited diets to the regimen. Oh, and laser treatments too. Spend about two thousand dollars in the past two years. But I just can't get rid of it.


I began to avoid my friends, public places, Tv shows and youtube, because everyone out there seems to have problem-less skin. People with clear skin gives me a really hard time as they remind me of how montrous I look.


Now I'm house bound and friendless. I have let acne ruin my social life and especially the bonds with my family. It's because all I do everyday is cry and complain, and even verybally attack my mom by asking her why she couldn't have given me proper skin. No wonder she's not talking to me anymore.


Last night I have come to the point of wanting to inch off every bit of my disgusting skin with a kitchen knife. I was frustrated at my skin for ruining my life and I wanted to kill it.


i really need help. I really want someone to talk to. Any kind of message would do. Please help me.



Aiko333, I'm here if you need someone to talk to!

I (as well as everyone on this site) understands how emotional acne can truly be, and how it can affect so much more than just skin. In your words "I have let acne ruin my social life and especially the bonds with my family." Don't let a skin issue change your entire life. You are the same person inside, whether your skin is clear or not. Your friends and family love you, no matter what you look like. 

Acne may be temporary or it may be long term. If you have to live with it, then try and be as positive as you can about it. If you let things  get to you and ruin your life, that would not be a fun life to live. 

#3375689 Impossible To Date With Bad Acne

Posted by SunnySarah on 17 August 2013 - 06:23 PM



Every single human on the face of this earth has a flaw. Some people have flaws on the inside and others have ones on the outside. There's this amazing quote by Roald Dahl that goes 


“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” 


This is extremely true, how you think about yourself really shows. And just so you know, if any girl will not date you because of a skin issue, then they themselves have issues that are inside.


Severe acne can be more than a "flaw". If it becomes inflammatory enough with sizeable lesions it can be a certified disfigurement and make the person completely undesirable. A pimple problem here and there like skin that is prone to the occasional bad breakout I would consider a "flaw" and not the biggest deal in the world but something more severe, like say widespread acne conglobata is crippling.

I agree 100% with you that acne can be crippling, especially if it is more than just a small breakout. But, acne isn't just something that comes and goes in a day. Acne usually sticks around for a little while. If you have to live with something, I personally think you should try and be as positive as you can about it. If you let things get to you and ruin your life, that would not be a fun life to live.


 I do disagree that acne "makes the person completely undesirable" even with very severe acne. There is a model named Cassandra Bankson who has severe acne. She's not perfect, but I admire that she makes youtube videos with her severe acne and seems very bubbly and happy in life, even though she lives with severe acne.




Cassandra Bankson does not suffer from cystic acne, she has moderate inflammatory acne that has now mostly subsided. I would never classify her acne as severe as it wasn't nodular. Now this girl, Elaine Mokk (who's also on youtube) has TRULY disfiguring horrific acne




Cassandra Bankson does suffer from cystic acne, she's said it herself. And yes, Elaine Mokk does have severe acne, but she has nice lips and pretty eyes. There is so much more to her than her skin. (:

#3374511 Has Anyone Tried Aczone?

Posted by SunnySarah on 13 August 2013 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for the reply, MaskedOne. I tried it for one night but I didn't like the feel of it, so I stopped using it. My dermatologist also gave me a 10% sulfur wash which I like and I will continue to use. Sulfur works so well for my skin, but I was hoping aczone would also, so that I would have an acne gel to use instead of just a wash. Oh well, whatever does the job.

#3373747 How Do You Cope With Having Bad Acne?

Posted by SunnySarah on 11 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Nothing really makes you feel better about acne, because it's acne. But I realize that everyone has their own "cross to bear" whether it is being born without an arm, having acne, or having a mental issue. I consider myself pretty lucky to have acne, and I find my own way to get over the insecurity that comes with having it.

My acne is very mild now, but I used to have moderate acne.

Emotionally, acne can definitely get my spirits down and make me feel ugly. But I never let it do that for long, since I'm not going to waste any of my life sad that I'm not perfect.