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Calumma

Member Since 08 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2014 10:36 AM

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In Topic: a combo of AHA, retinol, and benzyl peroxide

07 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

I really love the combo of BHA, retinol an for the extremely rare case of a zit, BP as a spot treatment. I think AHA might bring similar results.

In Topic: Accutane And Closed Comedones On Chin

22 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

I have no clue about accutane, but about closed comedones. A chemical peel will kill those. I use Paulas Choice 2% BHA and it works for me. There are much stronger chemical peels available in the USA, like the ones by  MUAC. But you could just try the PC stuff. i use them every night and evening, and 3 times a weeks replace the evening application with an 10% AHA Peel

In Topic: Has Anyone Been In The Sun

18 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

Yes, but BP in the sun without sufficient sunscreen will cause terrible irritation and acme flare ups ( been there...)

In Topic: Face Mapping

13 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

My acne used to be hormonal and around my mouth and along jaw line. I got cysts and inflammation under control with Spiro, but if you look very closely you can see, that the pores on my chin tend to get clogged. I need plenty of salicylic acid here to stay clear from comedones, much more than in the other areas.

In Topic: Wrinkles From Benzoyl Peroxide? (Pictures Included)

02 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

Those are no real wrinkles but they occur from the dryness of your skin by BP.  I had those once in a while when , especially in winter and when my BPO was too strong. 10% is far too much , it dries out your skin nd leaves it leather - like on the surface. It will take quite a while for this to go away. I quit BPO after more than 21 years and switched to BHA and Spiro and my skin has less wrinkles that many others' my age. Be sure to put on a good sunscreen.
AHA is good, maybe you could switch to green cream at night and BPO for daytime, but you might be going through a purging phase when your acne gets worse.