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  2. 15 hours ago, ThickJanuary said:
    Do you have rosacea? And is your skin sensitive? I’m just afraid to put any products on my face because it’s sensitive to everything and i feel like i’ll make it worse. Also my skin is somewhat more oily right now because i just barely got off accutane. But yeah your results are amazing. It’s kind of expensive though and i’d have to pay for it (parents wouldn’t). Do you actually believe it’d work for me?

    And also will the redness come back if i stop usin the products or will it heal my skin for time to come?

    I personally do not have rosacea. My friend had the exact same issue - she was really hesitant and nervous to try the products for the same reasons as you. She was happily surprised at how gentle the products were and it cleared up her sensitive skin within a matter of weeks. 
    Personally, I have used the Soothe products for irritant dermatitis (bad reaction to a product I used, causing my skin to rash, swell, itch, etc) And it calmed it down and resolved it within 3 days. 

    Totally understand why you'd be hesitant to try, but the best part is that there's a 60 day money back guarantee.  I've seen some pretty amazing results with the products and obviously can't *guarantee* anything, but yes, I think it would work for you.  
  3. It's hard to say exactly what it is, without seeing a dermatologist or at least a general practitioner...Definitely could be rosacea or just irritation from previous and past acne.

    I'm no doctor, but I am a consultant for Rodan and Fields skin care, and would highly recommend trying their Soothe regimen to ease your redness.  I've attached a before and after so you can get an idea of what to expect if you were to use the products.  I personally used Soothe for a nasty dermatitis rash I had, and it cleared it up within a couple days (I can send you pics if you're curious, just let me know!)

     

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  4. Adult acne 33 f

    Forums Adult acne 2 replies

    If you're open to trying the birth control pill, that helped a lot for me.  What acne products/treatments have you used?  Have you used Proactiv or Rodan and Fields Unblemish? 

  5. My friend actually ran into this same problem. She went to the doctor to see what the heck was going on and the only thing they could suggest was an allergic reaction to something.  I'm a consultant for Rodan and Fields so I sold her the Unblemish regimen to see if it would help. She was skeptical since it was supposedly an allergic reaction, but 2 months in, and she said her acne has completely cleared up. Whatever the cause, I'm happy it helped! I use the products religiously so if you have any questions about it, just let me know.

  6. I sent you a message.  Hope I can help!

  7. Honestly...I wouldn't try anything not made or recommended by a dermatologist. It may work for some people, but most people with serious acne problems require prescription strength products. 

    To try these, without the prescription price, I highly recommend Rodan and Fields (Unblemish) or Proactiv. Made by the same doctors, it worked wonders for my acne - I used Proactiv as a teenager. The older I got though, the more my hormones and body changed and I needed something different.  Rodan and Fields transformed my skin so I recommend it to everybody. And worst case scenario, it doesn't work? You get a 60 day money back guarantee, so you really have nothing to lose.  That was my mind set - it's not going to make it WORSE so might as well try, right?
     

  8. Please help..!!!

    Forums General acne discussion 8 replies

    Have you tried the acne.org regimen? 

    Like the other posters have said, it sounds hormonal.  I had very oily skin with cystic acne...thanks to birth control (which it sounds like you won't be able to take, since you're male, lol) and Rodan and Fields Unblemish regimen, my skin has completely transformed.  I'm 5 months in and barely ever break out anymore. 

  9. Unfortunately acne is not a quick fix...I'm 5 months in and it took me about 3-4 months to see noticeable changes.

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  11. Do you have more or less than 5 break outs a month? 

  12. Aww I'm so sorry you're going through this.  I feel like you're speaking about me 6 months ago. I wouldn't leave the house without a full face of foundation and concealer. 

    I started using Rodan and Fields Unblemish line and it literally changed my skin.  It was my last resort before going on antibiotics (which I really didn't want to do)  I am a consultant for their products now because I fell in love with them and want to help others with their skin.  Unfortunately, they don't ship to the UK, but if you really wanted to try it, I could order it on my account for you and ship it to you.  Message me if you're interested or want any more information. :)

  13. Give it a try! Your doctor obviously weighed the pros and cons and deemed it would beneficial to you. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work - but if your doctor thought it was going to be truly harmful, he wouldn't have recommended it.

    If you live in the States and Canada, I would highly recommend Rodan and Fields Unblemish.  This was my last resort before going on antibiotics or Accutane (neither of which I wanted to).  I love their products so much that I sell them now - if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help.

  14. Don't quote me on it, but I think all skin types can use it. If you have sensitive skin, I would advise just using a smaller amount of benzoyl peroxide.

  15. Is your skin irritated, burning, hot to the touch?  If so, I would stop using it - give your skin a break for 2-3 days. I ran into this issue too. I was afraid to stop using in fear of breaking out, but the break for my skin helped a lot.

    To be honest, I found the BP in Dan's Regimen too powerful for me, although it says it's only 2.5%. I used the amount recommended and it gave me chemical burns. 

    I'm using Rodan and Fields Unblemish, which ALSO uses 2.5% BP and haven't had one issue with it, so I find it odd.

  16. Yes, I highly recommend Proactiv!   The doctors who created this also make a new line called Unblemish (Rodan and Fields) which works amazing too.  Proactiv and Rodan and Fields are the only 2 products that ever helped my acne. 100% worth every penny.

  17. Is there any chance it could be your shampoo?  I remember when I was younger, I used Garnier Fructis (or whatever it's called) and from it running down the side of my face/near my forehead, it caused me to break out really badly.  I changed it and it went away (for the time - then puberty had other plans, lol)

  18. Sorry to hear you've been dealing with this. I know how frustrating it is.  The only product I've ever used that has worked is Rodan and Fields Unblemish line...highly recommend it.  I've been using it for 5 months and my skin looks awesome! If you have any questions, just let me know.

  19. Agreed with the post above. Doesn't quite look like acne.  Maybe milia? I had mila on my skin from a certain product I was using - just had to back off for a few days and it went away.

  20. 22 hours ago, OpulentMargin said:

    Thanks for the suggestions.  That's awesome you got good results.  I have seen tons of commercials for Proactiv and I read the ingredients list of the Rodan and Fields and Proactiv products.  It looks like it is just benzoyl peroxide cream mixed with other inactive ingredients.  The wash only lists an active ingredient of 3% sulfur, and I already have a sodium sulfacetamide 8% and 4% sulfur wash.  I have tried various strengths of BP, sulfur, vitamin A derivitives (eg. Differin, retinA) and salicylic acid treatments with no results.  Any one of those used to work when I would get a bump, but not anymore.

    Sorry to hear that! I wish you luck in finding something that works - acne is the worst! :(

  21. First of all, I'm really sorry you're having to deal with this.  Not only does acne affect your self esteem, but cystic acne is PAINFUL.  I've suffered from it since I was a teenager. 
    I feel like Accutane is a last ditch effort...the last thing you want to use, because of how harsh it is and the side effects.

    My skin has completely transformed by using the Unblemish line by Rodan and Fields.  I highly, highly recommend it....the best part being is, if you're not happy, there's a 60 day money back guarantee. I've attached my 5 month before and after.  If you have any questions, just let me know.  Good luck!

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  22. Definitely cut back to washing your face 2x a day.  3x a day is too much, even with oily skin.  Washing your face too much can dry it out - when it's dry, your skin over compensates and produces more oily...nasty cycle!

    Besides basic hygiene practices (changing your pillow case every 2-3 days, washing makeup brushes once a week, washing your hands before touching face, etc)  the only products that have ever worked for me are
    Rodan and Fields (Unblemish) or Proactiv (both made by the same dermatologists)  

  23. On 5/5/2018 at 8:33 AM, Myrence said:
    On 5/4/2018 at 12:45 PM, klessard said:

    You tried ProActiv or Rodan and Fields?  Only 2 products that have ever worked for me. Let me know if you have any questions!

    I wish! I've heard people say good things about them but unfortunately in my country I don't have access to those products. 
    Aw I'm sorry to hear that! Rodan and Fields is expanding every year, so it will only be a matter of time until you have access to them.  In the mean time, hang in there - I know how hard acne is!
  24. You tried ProActiv or Rodan and Fields?  Only 2 products that have ever worked for me. Let me know if you have any questions!

  25. I have not tried Accutane - that was my very last resort.  Fortunately Rodan and Fields has cleared up my acne in 5 months, so hopefully I won't have to go that route!

  26. Depends on the person.  This regimen did not work for me. However, another regimen with benzoyl peroxide (and a sulphur face wash) has worked amazingly.

    Unfortunately acne is not curable -  if you find something that works, you'll need to use it continuously or you can expect the acne to come back.