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tink1995

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Ok, so I started using acne.org about a month ago and am still breaking out almost daily. I've used the key ingredient, benzyol peroxide in other cleansers before, so I assumed my skin would already be accustomed to it and would decrease my acne. Plus I am using aha+ regualrily and it helps get rid of pimples, but at the same time, they keep popping up:( I also want to find a foundation (or bb cream) for very dry skin that is also provides good coverage. Also grad is in 3 months.:'(



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I would suggest going to a derm. I did the same thing and I was breaking out daily. My derm put me on Epiduo and a gentle cleanser (non-medicated). I am going to be 6 weeks into it starting tomorrow and my face looks 10 times better than it did before. Only the left side of my face is a little broken out right now but nothing that cant be covered up with makeup. If your face has little flakies, after you wash your face, try to self exfoliate it only with your fingers and the dry skin should come off. This has worked pretty fast for me and my skin is super stubborn. Epiduo does make you breakout worse the first 2 to 3 weeks because it is exfoliating the skin and bringing the dirt/oils to the surface, but it is totally worth it after a month. As for makeup my derm recommended Revlon colorstay Whipped Foundation but right now I use Covergirl Aquasmoothers Foundation. The trick to not showing that you have dry skin it to wash your face before applying makeup and then leave your skin a little damp and quickly apply the foundation. I do this and then set it with physicians formula powder. After that I get a little water on my fingers and pat my face, gently, but quickly so my makeup doesn't look cakey and my face doesn't look dry. Hope this helps. Good luck!!

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Also my derm told me not to use moisturizers because they make acne worse and clog up the skin easily. So far that has worked wonderful for me. I used to used moisturizers all the time so I am glad I stopped using them.

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I had stopped using moisturizers and when I started back up again I had a minor breakout. However, my skin has adjusted and I am still using moisturizer but it is oil-free and non-comodogenic. Is that possible? I don't wanna use moisturizer if it breaks me out. :(

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Ok thanks I should try that sometime:) I'm going to try and stick with it a little longer see how it goes. As for the makeup I've heard that kind is good unfortunately I don't live in the city where I can get it so in the meantime I'll try and use the other foundations and bb creams I have (which some I've already tried and hated) but a second chance can't hurt . As for the moisturizer I found that going without one is unbearable ( at least for me) . Recently I changed mine since it was not going on smoothly.

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Ok thanks I should try that sometime:) I'm going to try and stick with it a little longer see how it goes. As for the makeup I've heard that kind is good unfortunately I don't live in the city where I can get it so in the meantime I'll try and use the other foundations and bb creams I have (which some I've already tried and hated) but a second chance can't hurt . As for the moisturizer I found that going without one is unbearable ( at least for me) . Recently I changed mine since it was not going on smoothly.

For your makeup you can always order it off of the walmart website--if that is cheaper or try amazon. A good moisturizer that didn't break me out (but I don't use it anymore bc my derm told me not to lol) is Simple rich moisturizer. It is very gentle and moisturizers really well. A little goes a long way and the best way to get the most from is to make sure your skin is still damp and then rub on the lotion. I have really, really, sensitive skin and that one worked for me. Physician's Formula has a BB cream out and to me it was too greasy because I had really oily skin at the time but when my skin was dry it worked well for me bc it has moisturizer in it and it covers well. If you use that one then don't use a moisturizer before using it because it will be too much. I usually set it with a little powder so it doesn't look shiny. My derm told my any revlon colorstay makeup is good as well so if you can't get the whipped you can try the one for dry skin. Hope this info helps. Good luck!

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