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  1. I also highly recommend "Aztec healing clay" bentonite. I mix mine with organic green tea. It's the only acne product I use on my face besides water. If I wear makeup, that's the only thing I use to take off my makeup at night too. It is totally non-irritating and non-toxic and really does clear the pores and also feels wonderful while it's wet and after it's removed. It's really cheap too; I buy it for under seven dollars at a health food store that is sort of expensive. I can totally see
  2. No, please don't do it. With acne at 16, there is no reason to think it isn't just totally normal, run-of-the-mill acne based on hormonal changes that will just go away. I would really recommend looking into finding a good, highly trained (in a lot of areas) holistic health practitioner who can help you look at your diet and levels of vitamins and minerals in your body and all kinds of things to help you clear your skin up from the inside. That would basically be the opposite of accutane; you
  3. Hi, My name is "Rwink" and I am writing to let you know that Benzaclin might not be the best choice for acne treatment. The reason for this is that it absorbs into the body through the skin. I never used to subscribe to the following idea, but now I am behind it completely: Anything you put on your skin, you should be comfortable with the idea of ingesting. Benzaclin, when absorbed through the skin over a long period of time, can build up as toxins in your organs and also kill off the benefi
  4. Okay, first of all I can hardly contain myself because I have such strong feelings and opinions about this topic, and that dermatologist. Yes, long-term antibiotic use is harmful! I used Benzaclin, a topical gel containing Clindamycin, for three years and after I stopped I had a systemic yeast infection caused by the antibiotic as well as liver toxicity from that, plus the Differin gel I had been using for eight years. I have had to slowly rebuild my intestinal flora and detoxify my liver and
  5. Okay, well, I used Differin for 8 years and for the last 3 I also used Benzaclin topical gel. Long story short, one or both, probably both, really messed up my digestive system because the chemicals really do go into the skin and absorb into the body. I stopped using them in March of 2009 and now, eight months later, my acne is finally improving. After I stopped it got worse than ever. So, I TOTALLY relate to you about the blessed, blessed relief that comes with using Differin but at the sam
  6. My ex was incredibly sweet about it and didn't care except that it was a sign of ill health and made me really moody and irritable. He hated when I wore makeup, hid my face from him, or put prescription products on my skin that he thought were toxic. It turned out he was completely right, too. Anyway, I wish the same gentleness on everyone who has acne. You're still beautiful!