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Hi everyone.

I've been dealing with acne since I was about thirteen years old. It started off pretty severe and then cooled down and then ramped back up right during my high school and college days. I have mild scarring/unevenness of my skin yet within the last few months I've found a regimen that has kept me clear longer than anything has since I started this journey.

I came across a post (either on the website or another) that mentioned the cold sore treatment campho-phenique as a topical to be used for acne (I know there are a few mentions of it on other posts but nothing too in-depth).

I apply a thin layer over my entire face and rub it in well every morning & night. I let it sit for about ten to fifteen minutes and then apply a mixture I make of 10% benzoyl peroxide (generic store brand) and Nivea's Sensitive Skin gel moisturizer (white box/bottle). I keep this in the fridge to stay cool.

In the shower I only wash my face with Purpose bar soap and lukewarm water.

The results have been amazing and I've waited for months to go by before advocating this as I know the false sense of hope other attempts have given over the years. It's also been a gift as a post-shaving gel which prevents razor burn.

I'll get the occasional pimple from time to time but now it's maybe one or two every few months instead of days.

I know everyone's skin is different and could react differently to different products but figured it'd be worth it to share this info as it might help someone else out there. Also, it's not an overly expensive regimen that requires harsh life/dietary changes.

Here are the links to the products I'm talking about above...

CamphoPhenique - http://www.amazon.com/Campho-phenique-Treatment-Drying-Action-Ounce/dp/B000GCND4W/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410903203&sr=8-1&keywords=campho+phenique

Nivea Sensitive Skin Gel Moisturizer - http://www.amazon.com/Nivea-Sensitive-Gel-Moisturizer-Ounce/dp/B007BF7HCG/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410903245&sr=8-1&keywords=nivea+sensitive+skin+gel+moisturizer

Any 10% benzoyl peroxide gel/cream

Purpose bar soap - http://www.amazon.com/Purpose-Gentle-Cleansing-Bar-3-6-oz/dp/B000052YLW/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1410903346&sr=8-4&keywords=purpose+bar+soap

Best of luck and feel free to ask any questions or share results.

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