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New 'feel like hiding my face person' on board

Hello,

Could someone tell me what's wrong with my regimen? I have been doing this for about 3 weeks. I used to have smooth skin.. After turning 30, I have had blackheads and whiteheads on my cheeks, chin, and sometimes my forehead.

morning:

shower

Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser

Neutrogena Alcohol free Toner

Neutrogena Clear Skin Creme (2% salicylic acid)

night:

shower

repeat regimen

Please help me..I feel so ugly!

Michell

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Salicylic acid will help to clear your pores on the surface, but it doesn't do much -- if anything -- to prevent new comedones from forming, IMO.

Here are treatments that actually clear pores from the inside out:

Accutane

Prescription retinoids & similar treatments (Retin A, Tazorac, Differin)

OTC high-potency retinol products (Green Cream)

Have you seen a dermatologist?

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Salicylic acid will help to clear your pores on the surface, but it doesn't do much -- if anything -- to prevent new comedones from forming, IMO.

Here are treatments that actually clear pores from the inside out:

Accutane

Prescription retinoids & similar treatments (Retin A, Tazorac, Differin)

OTC high-potency retinol products (Green Cream)

Have you seen a dermatologist?

No. Not yet. I guess I will have to because this is ruining my self esteem. I am so self conscious about my face because I'm not used to this. ;o(

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I would suggest Retin A + topical antibiotic + short course of oral antibiotics ... but of course you will have to see a derm to get these.

If you want to stick to OTC products, check out Green Cream (see link in my signature)

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