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  1. I prefer the toner. The wash just isn't on the skin that long and the detergents tend to be harsh. Make sure to use a non-alcohol toner if you do use one
  2. I have been using the Paula's Choice 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Liquid essentially as a toner for about a year and it has worked out really well.
  3. Yeah when I was done a 10 minute cycle, I kept saying "Well, one more won't hurt." I ended up doing 5 or 6 cycles. :lol: :lol: :lol: The red spot near my nose is going away but that could also be the BP working. Haven't noticed any difference in the deep one on my temple. It's only been 3 treatments (2 last night and 1 this morning) and 15 hours, so I'll give it a tad more time. :lol: One thing to remember is that the charge wears off fairly quickly. If you are using it for an ho
  4. I have been using it for months now. I find it to be very effective at cutting down the life-cycle of a zit, and preventing some deep ones from ever fully emerging. I haven't had much luck using it preventatively and it takes a long time to cover large patches of skin. So, I would recommend its use as a spot treatment, particularly when you first feel one forming.
  5. Well, I have been using mine for a few months now. I don't use it to prevent pimples, but to spot treat developing ones and healing ones. I have found it pretty helpful for those. I am notsure this device is useful for trying to cover your whole face; rather it allows you to focus on trouble spots. An earlier poster blamed cysts on the device. This simply makes no sense. There is no reason to believe a blue light would cause cysts. I would not suggest, however, that is prevents them eith
  6. Some of the aloe vera gels have chemicals for treating sub burn that may be cuasing the stinging. You could try pure Aloe Vera (and not jus thtose that say pure, but look at the ingredients). Definitely lay off the differin until you are all better. There are prodcuts with Hyaluronan in them, which is supposed to speed healing (like the one below, though shop around for the best price) http://forallergy.com/bp/v3/48181/spenco-2...-quick-hea.html Good luck.
  7. No this won't help fade old red marks. But it should speed up healing.
  8. I have been using it for about 6 weeks. At first I wasn't sure, but after this long I am condifent it has helped. I'm not clear, but it has been quite a bit better then it was.
  9. A lot of what you say makes sense. Much of it has to do with people being desperate or thinking that becuase something did or did not work for them for one week, then it must be "awesome" or else "completely suck." And it can make you worried about trying things or else waste money on crappy products. I do disagree that people that find something that works will dissapear from the forum. Few people find a "cure" for acne from products, most of us are just trying to manage it and are constant
  10. I'm 35 and still the same as the last few years. When I was 28 my derm at the time told me not to worry, I would grow out of it by 30. Sigh.
  11. Sadly, the wait for it to go away approach doesn't help much for those of us in our mid 30's or 40's.
  12. Yes, I have been using mine for over a week now. Which is too early to speak definitively. However, it seems to be helping prevent below the surface lumps from fully developing and it may be helping existing spots to heal faster. It will take a few more weeks to be sure.
  13. Well, blue and red light should work based on some published research. How effective this pen is remains an open question. I am hopeful that it will help me get rid of the deep and painful ones that seem to linger forever, rather then expecting it to prevent all new breakouts. You would have to spend a lot of time going over your whole face to prevent any pimples from forming.
  14. I have been using it a few days and I think it is helping some zits shrink. It will take a couple weeks of trials to be sure. I use it either reading or watching tv, holding the demasttyle on or near the spot. Lumiport, one helpful feature would be a buzzer when the 10 minutes is up. Otherwise I have to keep checking to see if the light is on. I do like that it turns irself off after 10 minutes.