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KoreanAmerican19

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  1. In case this helps anyone. I've been following this regimen for the past 7 years (almost 26 now) and my adult acne is finally under "control." It's not gone completely but I'm able to keep it in control
  2. hi slapchop, i never really tried retin-a, when I did experiment with it, I thought it felt to greasy at night and did not like it. I personally like differin more. I use Clyndamycin all the time (2-3 times a day) because at first it is shiny, however, it soaks into your skin in 4-5 minutes and then it's not shiny anymore. The shininess is most likely from having oily skin which could be due to the soap you may be using (it might be over-drying out your skin and your skin over-compensates
  3. Hi X Serendipity, Ah ha! I think I know the problem, FOr some reason, as a Korean American male, NEUTROGENA PRODUCTS were VERY BAD for my skin. I had to stay away from their sunblock lotion, their soap, face wash, etc. Use clyndamycin morning AND night, apply on any open acne. You will end up using a LOT of clyndamycin every two months. For differin, you MUST get the 0.3% I believe. I tried the .1% and I felt like it was not strong enough some times. Keep staying in there, take care of yo
  4. hi x serendipity Some nights I do used differin AND clyndamycin, but I don't use Differin every day because it's very strong. I always apply clyndamycin on the "open wound" acnes and the areas that are too sensitive for differin. Then after about 5 minutes (to let it soak in ), I use some differin on some areas. I almost NEVER put differin on during the day unless it's a huge cystic one, while I put clyndamycin on a lot throughout the day Hi Sharnibear, For the redness and peeling, I
  5. Hey Fred, thanks I saw quick improvements the second week (since my skin looked horrible the first few days after I used differin) By month 2, I could tell my skin was clearing up a lot but I still had random cystic acnes here and there (on my nose, cheek, etc.) However, by month 3 and 4, I was using a lotion and facewash that was very sensitive (OLAY) and remembering to only use Differin at night, Clyndamycin day and night, and I saw a lot of improvement by then. Months 5-7, I had
  6. Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. I still remember the day I started Differin and how stressed out and depressed I was. I really wanted to see results fast but I had done my research on Differin and I knew this was sort of "long-term" solution. Hopefully I can continue to maintain this with good skin care btw, another board member message'd me this question and I thought I'd share: Hi! Yes the first week it was horrible because I put too much on areas that were too sensitive,
  7. I actually documented my acne log for the past year I started out twice a week photos and then sometimes only once a month. I have over 35 sets of photos over the past year. I'd like to make a cool animation/video of the whole progress one day hehe. This first picture is after having mild, then moderate, then severe acne for about 2 years. First image: I started using Jojoba oil and Benzol Peroxide for my acne, but it didn't help me enough... I tried almost everything including Proactive, Ne
  8. I actually documented my acne log for the past year I started out twice a week photos and then sometimes only once a month. I have over 35 sets of photos over the past year. I'd like to make a cool animation/video of the whole progress one day hehe. This first picture is after having mild, then moderate, then severe acne for about 2 years. First image: I started using Jojoba oil and Benzol Peroxide for my acne, but it didn't help me enough... I tried almost everything including Proactive, Ne
  9. so, you have to be careful on this but i use toothpaste that has some baking soda in it (good for teeth and whitening haha) But I mixed it quickly with a Q-tip, and then I apply a VERY small amount over ONLY the acne. Make sure it's a relatively thin layer, not too much. And don't apply too much to non-acne areas. I leave this on over night, (it stings/itches a little) but the next morning, the acne is dead. It literally kills the skin and acne I think. HOWEVER, be careful. Because one da
  10. of course this is true. i don't understand why so many of you (and me at one point) try to disregard it (perhaps to justify your own actions?) much of our acne is hormonal or else it wouldn't be so prevalent in young adults/teens would it? or women right before and after their periods? don't try to find reasons to justify masturbation. just give it the benefit of the truth and eliminate one more thing in your life that might be contributing to acne. if you ask most people here WITH acne, t
  11. Hey everyone, new here but I've been reading a lot of stuff on this website. so in case any male asians out there wondering if jojoba might work on their skin type... I've had acne for almost two years now. It was pretty light/moderate until a couple months ago. I had dry skin for all of high school and didn't have acne. So, I finally bought Jojoba oil and decided to try it. 1. I cut my hair short to get rid of the variable of hair aggravating acne. 2. I take fish oil pills twice a day. 3. I
  12. hi, new here, but i've been using jojoba oil for almost a month now. 1.When you first get it, just put drops of it into you hand (don't squeez) 2. only apply on certain areas that need it. 3. I do this right after i wash and dry my face (when it is most dry) 4. I rub the oil gently to moisturize the skin and rub away any dead skin 5. It 'll be shiny for a little bit but then absorb and go away 6. after a couple days, I got an initial breakout but then 4-5 days later, acne started to dis
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