Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Need help with a regimen

Recommended Posts

So let me start from the beginning. Last summer is when my acne first started; my face was literally filled with papules and pustules after the first month. I worked my way up to Benzac AC 10% and oral antibiotics, and used them for about 5 months. Finally, around new year's time, my face was decent. Although my face was never completely clear, I still was happy enough with it.

At the beginning of this summer, I went out in the sun for one day, and my face was ALMOST clear the next day. It looked perfect, but up close you could see a few little bumps here and there. However, my happiness didn't last because it got really humid, and I was required to bike quite often, after which it was hard to wash myself for at least 5-6 hours. My skin began to get worse again.

Now, there has been about 80-90% humidity outside, with 33 degrees Celsius heat before humidex, and my skin is looking worse than it has in almost 6-7 months. This is only 2-3 days into the humidity... so I'm really dreading the pattern that might form from this.

So I just need some help to prevent the horror that might arise from this.

Right now I use:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 55 whenever I go out into the sun

Spectrojel as a before and after bed (I try my best to keep it 12h apart)

The Shoppers around me has:

Various Moisturizers

Benzagel 5%

Clearasil 5%

What I'm thinking is because of the humidity and heat, my oil glands are in overdrive right now (my skin is pretty oily as it is.. I didn't even dry out from 10% BP when I used it morning and night). To counteract this I want to use some sort of BP to help with the oiliness, and maybe a moisturizer if you guys think it is a good idea regardless of the oiliness of my skin.

So what I'm asking is, what moisturizers are good for oily skin (if needed) and if Benzagel would be a good idea in my situation. Oh yeah, and I don't have to bike anymore, so that isn't a problem.

Edited by DmitryGee
Link to comment
Share on other sites

For the moisturizer, I swear by Jojoba Oil.

And for the oiliness - before I discovered I was allergic to gluten, I would have to carry wipes around with me, to get the oil off my face. By 2 o'clock, my face would literally be dripping in oil - and that's no exaggeration. So, after switching my diet, my oil production normalized. This may or may not be what's causing your problem, but still, I recommend getting tested for certain allergies.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes