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Mild Acne Flare Up *pictures*, Help!

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Hey there,

I've been stuck with this kind of acne since about a year after my accutane treatment. Accutane cleared my face up entirely but ever so often I get a flare up that looks like in these pictures, that calms down a little and flares up again. I am using very minimal products, just a face wash (tea tree oil) and moisturizer (with salicylic acid). This worked fine after my treatment but now it doesn't seem to be doing anything. I bought a BP spot treatment that I applied at night but it made things worse. I don't know what to do to fix this problem but It feels like if I can figure out what's wrong it will solve the issue. Is it possible that my face is just too dry (using BP dried it more and more acne came)?

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Some find that sulfur products are better for comedonal acne than BP or retinoids.

Sulfur is not quite as drying as BP.

You can get tubs of sulfur cream for $10 at Walgreens. It's called De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment.

Edited by Green Gables

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I randomly came across sulphur soap on amazon I had never heard of it before. It's the best product i've used for cleaning my skin. I wash with it twice daily and along with my antibiotics it seems to really help with spots/scars. The bar of soap lasts for months as well.

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I haven't been able to make any progress at all. Does anyone have any more ideas? The acne is still only in those sections of my face and nowhere else. I really don't want to revert back to how I looked before Accutane so this is causing me a lot of stress.

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