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About tiffanyclaire

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  1. That study/thread is outdated. Furthermore, as anything with skin - your mileage may vary. Just because you, or I for the matter, may not notice an increase in oil production when skin is dried out, it doesn't mean that many others don't. That's what's so difficult about skincare - what may be true for one person, may not be true for the other. I don't have a specific case study to cite, but here's an research journal [in relation to cleanser and skin type compatibility] from 2006. I don't thin
  2. Skin does not over produce oil from dehydration. This is a really common myth. Oily skin is caused by internal factors; it has nothing to do with how dehydrated you are. Your sebaceous glands do not "make up" for the moisture lost from dehydration. Oily skin is not actually always produced by internal factors. As a licensed esthetician, oily skin can very much be "temporary" because of lack of moisture on the skin. What you apply topically can often make your skin OILIER (being the key term)
  3. The most common mistake with oily skin is thinking that your skin is too oily to hydrate. I grew up with oily skin. As I grew older and went to esthetician school (skincare), I realized that MANY oily skin types are actually oily/dehyrated (dehydrated being the key word - NOT dry). Oily skin will often overproduce oil due to dehydration. It becomes a vicious cycle because people with oily skin will often not hydrate or try to get rid of natural oils quickly, leading to more dehydration, leadin
  4. I chose to wear makeup during the regimen because I needed to look professional at work. It didn't look great and my skin was peeling, but it was better than showing up to work with an extremely red, irritated face. I chose a foundation that I knew didn't irritate my skin further. It didn't look 100% better, but it was hard to look worse. Ultimately, it's up to you whether or not you decide you want to wear makeup!
  5. Everyone's skin will react differently to different types of moisturizers. I use Cetaphil's Moisturizing Cream and have no problems with it, but it does break other people out. I, too, have use Cerave's Moisturizing Cream and also had no problems while other people did. When it comes to skincare, there will ALWAYS be an ingredient that may be deemed "irritating" or "pore clogging" to one person and not to another. My piece of advice for you is: If the Cerave moisturizer is working for you and
  6. Although makeup wipes are deemed "irritating" per Dan Kern, I still use makeup wipes to remove my makeup. In the past, I've also used cleansing oils and micellar waters. I use the Neutrogena makeup wipes (blue package) and I've also used Dermalogica's Preclease cleansing oil and Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water.
  7. Raw African Black Soap may dry out your skin a little bit more (depending on the ingredients and the brand you use). It's all dependent on your skin type. I would, however, recommend using the regimen continuously and routinely for as long as you can. Even gaps like ~two weeks can "restart" your skin. I've experienced this myself. When you go back in with the regimen, don't go too heavy handed since your skin's tolerance for BP has probably been reduced a bit.
  8. The only thing to get rid of my acne permanently.

    This review is somewhat strange, as I've used this regimen before, but it may help those of you who are on the regimen or are about to start the regimen. This is an '˜update of an update' if you will. Backstory: All through high school, I had cystic acne. It was mostly hormonal but I would still get breakouts throughout the month as well as clogged pores. My acne made me feel completely insecure because it would form under the skin and would take 2-3 weeks to go down - and then a scar
  9. No, I believe you can only get them online at acne.org or on Amazon. There are several OTC options like Panoxyl, but their formulations are different than that of acne.org's.
  10. It looks like clogged pores and hormonal acne to me too. Keep in mind that skincare products can attribute to clogging your pores as well. In addition, hair products (i.e. hairspray), pillowcases, etc. can worsen pore clogging. AHA should help with clogged pores, but do some trial & error testing to see which products may or may not be clogging you. I got terrible clogged pores from my moisturizer before and didn't know that was the culprit until I stopped using it for several weeks.
  11. I only wash my face after a workout. I work out at night, but I'll just work out and cleanse my face and apply BP, moisturizer, AHA as I do usually. If I switch it up and work out in the morning, I just rinse my face with water, workout, then go home and wash & apply treatment. This method has worked at keeping me clear thus far.
  12. It should work the same on your back/body as it does on your face. Start off with an amount that you're comfortable with (think small, then amp up to larger amounts). If your skin tolerates it, then you can keep adding a little bit more. I also recommend using a BP cleanser on your back/body.
  13. It's usually just around the center of my cheeks - to the left and right of my mouth. I haven't gotten them higher and I haven't gotten them lower. I graduated school last year in June. I thought maybe my skin was irritated from so many treatments, facials, etc. which is why I went back to the regimen so religiously. I use makeup everyday (I now work in a makeup store) but I never had sensitivity to wearing makeup before and I don't notice breakouts due to a product since I use the same thing
  14. I've been on the regimen since I was 16. I used to have cystic acne, especially flaring up when I was on or near my period. It would all be under the skin acne that didn't come to a head, so I had no choice but to just let it sit while it dried out or healed since I couldn't pop it. I was still breaking out within 3 months of the regimen, but after about 4-5, my acne completely stopped. I didn't even get hormonal acne, no small bumps, no acne around my period, nothing. My face was COMPLETELY cle
  15. I've been on the regimen for approximately three months now (since the end of May) and I'm still experiencing EXTREMELY red and dry skin. I've switched out the jojoba oil and acne.org moisturizer at night with Cetaphil moisturizing cream & AHA+ because the other products weren't helping my dryness at all. While the Cetaphil and AHA+ did help a little, my skin is still dry and red. It's so red, that I've had a few of my family members and close friends ask me why my skin was so red because it