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Everything posted by yellowsloth

  1. I'm happy that this worked for you, but I just wanted to throw this out there. I'm an extremely healthy eater (organic, mostly vegetarian, low fat, high protein) and I still have bad acne. It's a genetic thing. My argument for people who claim that exercise cures acne is the same. I'm all for people being healthy, but I'd hate to have someone make these changes specifically in an attempt to clear his or her acne and be very disappointed or depressed if it does not work. It's important that
  2. I just bought Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion for my dry, dry skin. But when I brought it home I realized that is has peanut oil in the ingredients (about 2/3 of the way down). I really wanted to try this, but I've always thought that all oil is bad, bad, bad for my skin. This is what a skincare dictionary says about it: it has more vitamin A and E and nicotinic acid (whatever that is) than any other nut oil (i.e. almond oil); is obtained from crushing the seed kernels and is harmless to
  3. I know that people with acne should use a cleanser with triclosan (anti-bacterial), but since BP is an anti-bacterial agent, could I switch to a soap w/o triclosan and save my skin from so much drying? Maybe switch from Cetaphil anti-bacterial to Cetaphil moisturizing? Thanks!
  4. I think it's best to use a non-medicated moisturizer without alpha hydroxi (I use Clinique Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief, but if you're skin's not very dry, I recommend their Moisture-In-Control. They're pricey but last a long time and work very well. I've heard Neutrogena is a good less costly choice). I don't think the sting is a good thing. The more irritation and stress your skin has to put up with, the more likely it is to break out.
  5. I would recommend that you *not* use Clinique's Dramatically Different Lotion. They say it is good for all skin types, but it is loaded with oil that is bad for acne. You might want to try their oil-in control moisturizer (it's oil-free) or, if you're skin's very dry (like mine--oil-in control did not work for me) their Moisture Surge Extra thirsty skin relief, which is also oil free.
  6. I use Estee Lauder Deep Pore Mask twice a week and it really makes my skin clean and silky. After I had used it a few times I realized that it has oil in it, which worries me a bit, but I haven't had any problems. Clinique also makes a Deep Pore Mask which is oil free and has salicylic acid (although you may not want to use that with BP). The Estee Lauder mask is $20, but it lasts a really long time and works better than any other kind I've tried. Also, I have extremely dry skin that gets oi
  7. That should be fine as long as you use an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer and concealer. Clinique has some good ones. I use the moisture surge extra thirsty skin relief. If your don't have a problem with really dry skin like I do, their moisture-in-control should work fine (I got that first but had to return it because it did nothing for me). They're both $30 but worth it and will seriously last around a year. Would love to give advice on concealer, but I'm still trying to find one th
  8. I'm looking for a concealer. I'd like to try the Urban Decay. I really like that it comes with some green concealer w/ salicylic acid, but one of the ingrediants is....caster oil? That can't be good, and it? Anyone know anything about this? Thanks!
  9. I use Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 15. Their website describes it as "Invisible protection for all skin tones and types from everyday encounters with the sun's UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays, plus environmental aggressors that can, in time, damage skin. Comfortable, ultra-sheer formula uses only physical sunscreens, so even the most sensitive skins can wear it daily, under makeup or alone. Looks fresh, natural, non-ashy. Helps makeup wear longer, stay colour
  10. I have severe (maybe moderate/severe) cystic acne and have no doubt that I need to take Accutane (both through my own research/common sense and from my dermotologist). My problem--this is a really big problem--is that I don't have insurence and can't afford to pay for insurence at this time. In the meantime I've been taking a bunch of stuff that doesn't help at all (tetracycline, doxycycline, Differin, Retin-A, Clinac) just because it's either cheap or my doctor can give me free samples. But
  11. My skin is really dry right now due to the cold winter air and my topical treatment. As I'm sure you know, it's hard to find a good moisturizing moisturizer that is also oil free. I decided to take a risk and pay for Clinique's Moisture in Control lotion based on one of my friend's recommendations. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I could put it on 3 times in a row and minutes later my skin would be dry and flakey again. So, I was luckily able to exchange it for another kind of moisturizer.