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Lekry

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  1. Hi so I was wondering, has anybody ever cleared or improved their skin by simply just washing and moisturizing it? Because I have been on benzoyl peroxide for two years, and my skin is still sensitive and blotchy and breaks out. I've never taken a break from acne medications in general, and there is no history that I know of where acne lasted this long. I'm scared to just stop, because I know the science behind acne. Although science doesn't prevent the unexpected from happening a lot of the tim
  2. A stinging sensation is a normal side effect. For two months though means you are either one of the very few allergic to benzoyl peroxide or you're using too much. It sounds like a smart idea to stop the use of it and see if the stinging on your scalp goes away. If it doesn't, feel free to start up on the benzoyl peroxide again but this time use it once a day and only apply thin layers of it. Acne.org suggests to slowly bring up your dosage (a littlle more each week) because using too much too f
  3. Here's a few questions that you could ask yourself to help connect the dots on what may be causing this. Have you ever had any experiences with a stinging/tingling feeling before the use of benzoyl peroxide? Did this stinging occur as soon as your started the use of benzoyl peroxide? Is there a history of hair thinning in your family? Does anyone else in your family use benzoyl peroxide and have had the same experience? And the question that would make the most sense to me is, ar
  4. Benzoyl Peroxide is just a solution that brings oxygen into your pores, and the p. acnes that are over produced in acne prone skin can't live in an oxygen rich enviroment. So no, you can't become immune. But acne may flare up on irritated skin and dry skin can bring up acne because of the excess sebum your skin is trying to produce to "moisturize" your skin. Also, benzoyl peroxide takes approx. 3 months to see improvment, for most though is faster. And all it does is kill of bacteria, not drain
  5. Think of tea tree oil as any other topical acne treatment. Yes you can wash your face with whatever works for you, use whatever moisturizer works for you, but obviously put the TTO on before the moisturizer. Wait until the TTO dries to put it on. It'd probably be best to just dilute it yourself to avoid any fraggrances, clogging, or irriating ingredients in a commercial formula that you may be unaware of. I'm sure you can put it on morning and night, but start off once a day like anything else.
  6. Acetone is really bad for your skin, I hope it continues to work in the long run though
  7. Your skin doesn't get "dependent" on the Benzoyl Peroxide. The only time your skin may have a reaction when stopping a product is if it has parabens in it, which doesn't happen to a lot of people. Your skin is simply clear on benzoyl peroxide because it is a treatment, not a cure. When you stop killing and slightly drying up the acne (which is what bp does), you're going to get it back. Your skin will stop having acne on it's own if and when it wants to, regardless of benzoyl peroxide. You may o
  8. Dan's moisturizer is really good. For me, too expensive. I Absolutely hate looking for moisturizers, I have spent days looking for moisturizers with 100% no pore clogging or irritating ingredients. A moisturizer that has none is Elta MD intense moisturizer 2.8 oz. But it is super greasy. The one I use which I absolutely love is unrefined raw shea butter. It is 100% non comedogenic and the only people who experience problems are the ones who think they've gotten pure shea butter or didn't even kn
  9. Dan's moisturizer is really good. For me, too expensive. I Absolutely hate looking for moisturizers, I have spent days looking for moisturizers with 100% no pore clogging or irritating ingredients. A moisturizer that has none is Elta MD intense moisturizer 2.8 oz. But it is super greasy. The one I use which I absolutely love is unrefined raw shea butter. It is 100% non comedogenic and the only people who experience problems are the ones who think they've gotten pure shea butter or didn't even kn
  10. Dan's moisturizer is really good. For me, too expensive. I Absolutely hate looking for moisturizers, I have spent days looking for moisturizers with 100% no pore clogging or irritating ingredients. A moisturizer that has none is Elta MD intense moisturizer 2.8 oz. But it is super greasy. The one I use which I absolutely love is unrefined raw shea butter. It is 100% non comedogenic and the only people who experience problems are the ones who think they've gotten pure shea butter or didn't even kn
  11. Lekry

    It cleansed well, lathered great, was cool to use. It was slightly irritating, I didn't like the scent, kind of messy, and it broke me out. Not like a big one, but little pimples everywhere. I used real african black soap imported from Ghana so that might be the reason it broke me out. Commercial black soaps aren't usually black soap at all. People said there was a purging period, but I personally don't believe in "purging" and the day I stopped using it I saw a significant decrease in pimples.
  12. Lekry

    Moisturizing, decreases redness of pimples, long lasting, doesn't break me out at all. I don't have the patience to let it melt in my finger tips fully. Yes, real shea butter is in solid form (clay like texture) at room temperature. It starts to melt when it hits heat (your fingers) I use unrefined shea butter imported from Africa. That is the only shea butter anyone should use, and it is 100% non comedogenic. If you put it on lightly it won't leave a greasy look, and when you want a deeper mois
  13. Lekry

    Keeps skin clear for the most part by itself. It does not lather well (in my opinion), it made my skin gets so flaky in some areas and a break out occurred there (But the flaking subsided and so is the breakout), it has menthol which I don't really like. I am looking for a cleanser that clears my skin, doesn't make me red or flake out. This does that, even though it's not perfect.
  14. Still on the quest for clear flake free skin.

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