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JordanM98

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About JordanM98

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  1. I know they say that retinoids purge your skin for upwards of eight weeks, but I'm just several weeks in and I cant say that my skin is purging anymore. The peel irritation is long gone. I hate to say it, but the Glycolic acid really did even out my complection and tone down breakouts. Though I will not be completing the round of chemical peels that I had intended to try, I am happy with the results. In my opinion, I was just an extreme case of hypersensitivity, as no ones skin should do what mi
  2. Sunscreen is not necessary, but it isn't smart to go without it. I can't speak for either Duac or Tazorac. Toners aren't necessary, and in my experience most of them dont feel like they're doing much. Most of them are formulated horribly and have alcohol. Good toners are effective at regulating oil and balancing the skin, but can run expensive. Many people struggle to find a toner that is formulated correctly and feels like it is doing something. Do your research, and tell us if you've started u
  3. The irritation from the peel must be 80% gone right now. I've started using topicals again, and I think I'm adding benzoyl peroxide 10% to my routine in the morning. The only reason I use BP 10% is because I've been through the process of working my way up to this high of a concentration, and my skin is not sensitive to it in the slightest. The 2.5% in Epiduo is surely helping me, but I dont see it having as dramatic of an affect as I would like. The adapalene has been going quite well,but I
  4. Photos are on their way(: I have several from a few months ago and I'll be taking more tonight.
  5. Hi everyone! I'm making this log so I can keep a record of my quest for clear(er) skin. All replies, suggestions, etc. are highly encouraged. Let's hope my skin improves the way I hope it to! Current regimen: Date: August 28th, 2013 Cleanser: Hylunia's Facial Cleansing Lotion Prescribed topicals: Epiduo Prescribed oral medication: none Other medication: salicylic acid wipes 1%, BP 10% as needed (Epiduo already contains 2.5%, a concentration that's fine for continuous "maintenance" us
  6. Hi everyone! I'm making this log so I can keep a record of my quest for clear(er) skin. All replies, suggestions, etc. are highly encouraged. Let's hope my skin improves the way I hope it to! Current regimen: Date: August 28th, 2013 Cleanser: Hylunia's Facial Cleansing Lotion Prescribed topicals: Epiduo Prescribed oral medication: none Other medication: salicylic acid wipes 1%, BP 10% as needed (Epiduo already contains 2.5%, a concentration that's fine for continuous "maintenance" us
  7. Hi everyone! I'm making this log so I can keep a record of my quest for clear(er) skin. All replies, suggestions, etc. are highly encouraged. Let's hope my skin improves the way I hope it to! Current regimen: Date: August 28th, 2013 Cleanser: Hylunia's Facial Cleansing Lotion Prescribed topicals: Epiduo Prescribed oral medication: none Other medication: salicylic acid wipes 1%, BP 10% as needed (Epiduo already contains 2.5%, a concentration that's fine for continuous "maintenance" us
  8. I've been using epiduo as well. I'm about a month in, and I have had basically the same experience. Interestingly enough, I've noticed that well the initial breakouts that I'm getting are more severe, they don't last nearly as long nor is the post acne hyper pigmentation as pronounced as it was. I'll state the obvious and say that this was cause by the rapid cell regeneration that retinoids cause. Seeing these things is really comforting during the initial breakout period. It's a weirdly satisfy
  9. I've just started a course of Epiduo (adapalene .1%), and I can say that I have definitely seen an increase in active acne. Nonetheless, I will keep going for the sake of clear skin. I'd love to hear your experiences with Retinoids and the purges that come along with using them. How long does it last and what biological mechanism makes it happen?
  10. Not picking definitely reduces the intensity of acne(: I say go for it.
  11. I asked my derm about why my acne mirrors in some spots and is more random in others. Keep in mind that not everyone's acne mirrors, but she said that mirrored breakouts are an almost sure sign of a hormonal breakout, however non-mirrored acne could be either external or internal. So I feel your pain! It's sometimes really comforting to know what caused certain breakouts so you know what changes to make in the future. Try to think back to anything you could have possibly not done symmetrically w
  12. It happens to the best of us, you try a new treatment and your skin just doesn't like it! I was at a follow up appointment at my dermatologists, and I asked if we could do a round of glycolic peels to to tone down hyperpigmentation from cystic acne. She thought it would be a great idea, yet didn't take into consideration that I have been using Epiduo (2.5% BP and .1% Adapalene) for the last month. Adapalene is a derivative of vitamin A, and is structurally similar to tretinoin, supposedly withou
  13. I'm a 15 year old male, and I've had mild to moderate acne on and off since the age of 12. It was worst when I was about 13-14, and had since died down to what I would consider mild (no more than two pimples on my face at any given time, although I am currently breaking out!) It is mainly on my T-zone and above my lip. It seems to be exacerbated by stress. I have oily skin, and have been using a clean and clear cleanser in conjunction with 10% benzoyl peroxide. Is there anything else I can do
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