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  1. The best thing that has helped with my blackheads (on both my nose and chin) would be Paulas Choice 1% BHA Lotion. They also just came out with a 1% BHA Gel, which seems like it would take a better swing at clearing blackheads because the lotion can cause the pore too much moisture. But definitly try it, its helped me tons! Nikki
  2. Im with you, on how a cleanser should be. The best fragrance free, dye free, and SA/BP free, menthal free cleanser is Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. You get 6 oz of a water based gel for about 8-10$ at your local drugstore/target/walmart. It rinses clean and doesn't irrirate the skin. Using a cleanser such as this-with no added ingredience will not irrirate or promote more breakouts. It just gently cleanses the skin. -Nikki- P.s. Using the Clean and Clear Blackhead scrub is fine. However, b
  3. When getting a new moisturizer you should look for the following things: *Fragance free *Oil Free Now, just because a moisturizer says that it is oil free, do not be mistaken. You have to take it upon yourself to look at the ingredience list. Quite a few moisturizers use "oils" and can contribute to acne. For example, many people think that Natural Lanolin Oil caused acne but infact it doesn't. However, it is Synthetic Lanolins (man-made) that can cause acne and leave your face feeling oily/g
  4. A moisturizer isn't a must. Unless you have dry skin you should use a moisturizer in the morning and at night, or which-ever works out the best for you. A moisturizer should only be used when you feel that your skin needs to be moisturized. I find that the best time for me to apply moisturizer is in the evenings, this is because my skin can get quite oily during the day therefore opposing the need for me to use anykind of moisturizer in the morning/daytime.
  5. Yes, my doctor had prescribed this acne medication to me, roughly about 4 weeks ago. It is to be used on moderate to slightly acne prone skin. Before using Clindagel or Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Gel, I used Paulas Choice Skin Care products to help with my acne. I still do, but I don't incorperate the 2.5% Benzyl Peroixde nearly as much as I used to 4-5 weeks ago. Also, I find that I only need to apply my Paulas Choice 1% Beta Hydroxy Acid Gel 3-4 times weekly (in evening) than I used to whic
  6. Lol. I really think you should do some research. (Not trying to me rude). To answer your question, no, Aloe Vera will not clog the pores (it's not Comeogenic). Aloe Vera helps the skin. It has healing properties. This is why we put it on our skin when we get burn, cuts, or whatever else we encounter. Aloe vera lighty moisturizes the skin while penetrating into the pores of the skin to help sooth the cells. It will not effect your skin upon exposure to sunlight. (hehe) It will reduce redn
  7. No. Combining the two (Differin gel and 100% Aloe Vera Gel) will not effect or irritate the skin. It shouldn't. This is because Aloe V. helps the skin. It penetrates into the pores of the skin to help sooth them of any irritants and Aloe V. helps to lightly moisturize the pores of the skin. It has healing properties. That is why we use this great stuff on burns, cuts, and whatever else we may encounter. I do not see why combining the two products would hurt the skin.
  8. I agree with the poster above. I used ProActive about a year and a half ago. However, my skin was only clear for 7 months after using it and then it back-fired on me. It will give you nice results in the beginning but it isn't for long.. Just my opinion however. Nikki
  9. I do agree with Jen above. I have tried Clinique's cleansing bar in Mild. It was bad. The only nice thing was that it smelt like vanilla. It did end up clogging my pores and it dried up my skin. However, Clinique's skin care line is something else. Some people like, some hate it. -Nikki-
  10. Yes I too love this 100% Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel. I found it to be a little drying at first but keep with it for a few more days. It's only drying on the surrface of the skin because it helps heal the other layers of the skin first. It is a must have! -Nikki-
  11. What I ment is, don't touch the area. And it doesn't matter the size, they could be cystic.
  12. Dry skin.. Putting on a nice moisturizer won't help your skin skin completely. This is due to the dead skin cells just lingering on the surface of face. I would exfoliate with a nice gentle scrub and then put on your regular moisturizer. Having you exfoliated the dead skin cells off your face will allow the moisturizer to seep better into your skin. For a cheap and effective and gentle scrub use baking sode mixed into your normal cleanser. No more than a half of teaspoon of baking soda and
  13. Sounds like these under the neath pimples are two cystic pimples. Like the poster above me said, don't touch it or pick at it. If you do, it will take a lot longer to heal.
  14. If you're using a BHA Cleanser, you can use it everyday morning and night. However, if you're experiencing dryness , change it to using it every other day. If you're using a scrub cleanser, use it only two or three times a week. Using a scrub every day will more than lkely dry and irriate the skin further. -Nikki-