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  1. For the past several months I've practically been doing nothing for my acne. This is because I have sensitive skin and a lot of products irritate my skin. I'm allergic to BP too. I just washed my face twice a day with Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash and applied neosporin to any large inflammed pimples I got. I would consider my acne as moderate and as a combination of inflammatory and non-inflammatory. In the past few months I've been getting more inflamed pimples which I would consider hormonal a
  2. padresfan

    - Light - Non-greasy - Absorbs quickly - Ideal for Sensitive Skin - Moisturizes deeply - Improves skin texture - None I highly recommend this product. It's the only moisturizer that doesn't irritate my very sensitive skin.
  3. I heard that you could build up a resistance to it. And it is one of the antibiotics effective against MRSA. I don't want to risk getting antibiotic resistance, but at the same time it's the only thing that seems to help when I have a pimple (since I have really sensitive skin and am allergic to BP). Can anyone confirm or dispell this?
  4. I'm still looking for opinons on this. Please help if you can. Thanks!
  5. Is it ok to use Mupirocin as an occasional spot treatment? I apply it very sparingly to one or two pustules when I get them (I get them about once every other week).
  6. I would suggest not using Pond's Cold Cream if you are having problems with clogged pores. Several of the ingredients in it are comedogenic (clog pores). Here is the ingredient list: Mineral Oil, Water, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Ceresin, Sodium Borate, Fragrance (Parfum), Carbomer. If you're looking for a gentle cleanser, try CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. It's both gentle and hydrates your skin (without leaving a greasy feeling). I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't bother me.
  7. It depends on your skin. Are you thinking of using the pads for acne on your back or where? In general, the skin on your body (versus your face) is tougher and less sensitive. I think the pads would still be drying if you used them on your body, but to a lesser extent than when used on your face. If you do decide to use them on your body (i.e. back or chest) definitely use a moisturizer afterward to help with possible dryness or itchiness. It's all up to you. I just don't recommend using the pad
  8. Thanks so much for the link! I'll definitely try doing that next month. I've always taken NSAIDs to help with menstral cramps and sometimes after I get a big pimple, but that's after the fact. So I will definitely try taking Aleve before because I'm always looking for preventative measures. Do you think Ibuprofen would work or does it have to be Aleve? I know they are diffent medicines, but they are both NSAIDs. Thanks again! PS: Let me know if you try it out and how it went for you. I
  9. Anybody have any good tips or advice for preventing monthly flare-ups of acne? Please help.
  10. I either use the original or the gentle one, but I don't think it would be a problem to use the medicated one. In my experience, the CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion does not leave my skin greasy looking. You just have to make sure you don't use too much (a little goes a long way). I cannot compare it to Dan's moisturizer since I haven't used it before.
  11. I love CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. It is the best lotion I have ever used. It absorbs fast, and doesn't leave my face greasy. I have very sensitive skin, and this does not irritate my skin at all. Best of all, it leaves my skin nice a supple. You can find it at most drugstores, such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc.
  12. I used those several years ago. Then after I became more informed about different ingredients in products, I stopped. One of the main ingredients in the Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Pads is Alcohol (specifically denatured alcohol). It is very drying and irritating for the skin, which is why your skin is getting worse. The active ingredient is 2% Salicylic Acid, which is a decent acne medicine. I suggest you use a cleanser with 2% Salicylic Acid instead of using the pads. Some cleansers with 2%
  13. For the Aleve: How often should I take it and how soon before my time of the month should I start taking it? When I get a big and painful papule or pustule I do take Ibuprofen to bring down the inflammation, but that is more of a treatment and not a preventative measure. I have tried Salicylic Acid and it leaves my skin very dry and red.
  14. My skin is generally clear, but the week before my time of the month I always breakout with whiteheads, several papules and a few pustules (that are big and painful), mainly on my forehead, around my mouth, and jaw. I'm looking for ways to prevent and to treat these occurances. A few things to keep in mind: - I'm allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide. - I have very sensitive skin (I even avoid Salicylic Acid because it makes my skin very dry and red). - Please do not suggest birth control, as that is