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Currently have several deep inflammations going on along the jawline.

Sometimes I just don't know what sets it off.

Been using SA more regularly and I find this to be less irritating/drying than the BP, as well as more effective than the BP (which is surprising to me). In the past I've never really had much luck or faith in SA. But I've pretty much stopped using the BP and started "overusing" the SA.

Case in point: started applying 8 pumps of my CVS SA moisturizer at night time and by morning the inflammation was significantly reduced. While I don't think it was good to apply that much moisturizer to my face just to get an effective amount of SA, it had been working. I've since ran out of this particular moisturizer and started using the Alba Botanica SA Acnedote (2% SA). It burns like a mo-fo on me but it is quite effective. Be advised it is not meant to be used as a moisturizer, but mostly as a medicated "cream".

Also finding that my Eucerine face sunscreen/moisturizer (spf 30) has not been causing any irritations or outbreaks.

I've been contemplating going without lotion-type moisturizers all together and just switching to my Almond Oil method exclusively for moisturizing. However I NEED spf so I'm not sure how to go about doing this in the best way...


I was using the Neutrogena Skin clearing SA foundation and was really impressed with the way it helps to control acne. No breakouts from it - and I know if a foundation is causing acne because at the end of the day I'll have deep irritations. It covers pretty well, however it was drying my skin out a bit too much, causing a most unenjoyable wrinkling in certain places of my face, and I didn't really want to compensate with a heavier moisturizer. The Neutrogena Mineral Sheers (without SA) is also a really nice and light powder that can be used alone since it has spf. It won't give any sort of coverage for really bad scars, but does even skin tone and would be fine with a concealer.


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