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Everything posted by AnnaWPT

  1. LOL, dunno, I never think about it. It's gross, but I do it unfortunately It's kinda like people who chew their nails or cuticles, or if you bite a piece of dry skin off your lip I guess.
  2. Sometimes you can use an anti-dandruff shampoo like Neutrogena T-Sal, which has 3% salicylic acid. Just make sure you look at the ingredients because some of the antidandruff shampoos have coal tar or selenium sulfide or zinc. Hope that helps.
  3. Hi everyone. This is a first post like this of any kind for me... I am 35 years old and have been a skin picker ever since my early 20ies. I am not a face picker, but I do have a very bumpy skin with tiny acnelike bumps that bug me, which I would love to pick but usually don't because I am afraid people will see the scabs and scars. I am one of those pickers that picks in places that are easily accessible and hidden with clothing - I always pick my back, shoulders and chest raw, as well as sc
  4. I've actually been using Head and Shoulders Classic Clean on the area where my breakouts usually are - back, shoulders, and chest. Just so you are aware - it can initially make your skin pink when you start using it. I found that it helped my body acne tremendously. I usually lather it on, leave it on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse off. For the rest of my body I have been using Jason Tea Tree Oil body wash.
  5. I had something similar happen two days ago, but I am pretty sure it's because I decided to try a different moisturizer on my face three nights ago. Went back to my Cetaphil moisturizer and those bumps/marks disappeared as fast as they had appeared the night before. Is your Nivea moisturizer new for you? Also, I have had this happen if I overdid it on the BP - caused a little too much irritation. The skin around the eyes is super sensitive and thin. I gave my face a break for one night from
  6. Looks awesome! Great job keeping it up! I am on day 5 of my H&S regimen. I don't leave any on to dry though and it still seems to be working for me just by washing with it, leaving it on for about 5+ minutes, and then rinsing it off. I do follow up with ACV which I do leave on overnight. I have a lot of scars and it seems like the ACV is helping lighten them, while the H&S keeps me clear. Thanks for posting your pictures - it's a great inspiration for me
  7. Mine doesn't really look like a paste either. My face does feel a bit tight after I do it too, and I think that might be related to the baking soda removing a lot of oil from your face, but once I put the moisturizer on, the tightness goes away.
  8. I don't really keep the baking soda on my face for any length of time, I just mix about a half teaspoon in my palm with a pump of my cleanser and a little bit of water, then rub over my face just like I would if I was using the cleanser by itself, avoiding my eyes of course. About 30 seconds to a minute of washing is what I have found that I do. You'll feel that the baking soda is slightly gritty - sometimes I gently rub it in a circular motion to exfoliate my face when washing, and then I rin
  9. I, too, started using the H&S for my back recently. I have definitely had an improvement. I have no experience with AHA, sorry. But I do put ACV on afterwards to help try and lighten my scars and marks on my back. It all stings and itches a bit when I put it on in the shower - the H&S makes my skin pink for a little bit and the ACV stings, but it all calms down after it dries. By the time I go to bed after my shower it seems to be fine. Sorry I can't be more help than that.
  10. your recipe looks like too much irritation... So far it has worked well for me, and I only do this at night - my skin is extremely oily, so maybe that's the reason I don't get any irritation from it. In the morning I only wash with Cetaphil cleanser, no baking soda, ACV or BP - since I found that twice a day BP does indeed irritate my skin. Everyone's skin reacts different I guess. I do feel that at least using the ACV after baking soda helps restore the skin's pH.
  11. I miz my baking soda with my Cetaphil cleanser and wash my face with that - it has a nice exfoliating effect. Then wash the baking soda off, let your skin dry, and then tone it with a diluted apple cider vinegar (ACV) mixture: I use 1:3 (ACV:water), but you may want to dilute more if you've never used ACV before. Then I let that dry on my face about 10 minutes, wash off, and then apply BP once my skin has dried for a few minutes. I always follow with Cetaphil moisturizer afterwards as well.