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  1. I looked up the soap bar and found this one: https://www.amazon.com/2-Pyrithione-Zinc-Bar-Soap/dp/B00606RORK/ It's only $10 as a vegan formula compared to the $35~ one for some reason. I found this one too but it takes 3 to 6 weeks to arrive: http://www.amazon.com/Carbod-ZNP-Pyrithione-Zinc-Soap/dp/B009GC2VUK
  2. You could try nizoral shampoo which has the active ingredient Ketoconazole in 1% and 2%. Widely used chemical for PF and can be used topically either as a shampoo(leave on for about 5 min in shower before washing of) or as a cream. It's usually available in 1 or 2% concentrations in various products and is usually the most effective treatment. You could also try: Zinc Pyrithione- which is both antifungal and antibacterial. However, I recommend trying something like ZNP bar since it has 2% Zinc
  3. I'll go ahead and try to get a fungal shampoo for my forehead. What would I typically buy for that, though? I didn't know they made such a thing. So you definitely think that the green cream level 3 is worth the purchase? I think I might be overwashing my face as well and getting break outs. After washing my face sometimes, it feels sort of elastic and tight.
  4. Well I don't have insurance which makes going to a dermatologist problematic. If I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, I'm afraid I might be allergic to sulfur masks as well. Eesh, those retinol products are pricey. I might go ahead and try green cream level 3 to start off with. Would you recommend that it's a good retinol product to help stop breakouts and clear up my skin? Since you seem to be fairly knowledgeable with skin products, what would you recommend as a daily face wash and
  5. I've posted on this board a few times about my acne and haven't found much of a solution yet. I was told to try both a face mask and a retinol cream moisturizer. What two products would be good to subdue breakouts? I'm not sure on the % of retinol OTC I should be using. As of right now, I'm using cetaphil face cleanser in the morning and a 10% benzoyl peroxide face wash and cetaphil 15 spf moisturizer at night and I'm still getting bad breakouts. About my forehead, it started aft
  6. Glycolic acid above 10% can produce irritation. Alpha Hydrox has a few glycolic acid products in the 8% to 10% range. They have one for oily skin. Neutrogena has a 2% salicylic acid lotion, which is good for moderately oily skin provided that you don't apply too much. A little less than a dime-sized amount will do. The Noxzema scrub probably isn't helping much, because it's still washed off and only has 1% salicylic acid. You can still try to spot (or area) treat on your forehead if you'd li
  7. Which kind would you recommend? I hear glycolic acid could be harsh. I need something that will work for oily skin. I don't use any mask products. Right now I'm using the cetaphil daily cleanser and am trying this noxzema daily scrub that has 1% salicylic acid in it and occasionally put on some benzoyl peroxide 10% if the area is bad or for a pimple then use cetaphil daily moisturizer but even THAT makes my skin feel oily after.
  8. To start with, I have oily skin I believe. My forehead at this point is just a cluster of little tiny red bumps everywhere and I don't know how to fix it. I get minor breakouts everywhere but my forehead has been the worst thus far. I've tried salicylic scrubs, 10% benzoyl peroxide washes, cetaphil daily cleanser, etc. Nothing I use seems to work and I don't know what kind of acne is on my forehead for it to be in little clusters and spread out everywhere. I've tried multiple
  9. I haven't used any cocoa butter yet. I bought the cetaphil daily moisturizing lotion 15 spf and it seemed to help for a little while but it's just become as bad as it use to be.
  10. I have eczema, but not on my face. It's on my ribcage. Before when I washed my face and cleared it up, I used cocoa butter lotion and it worked but recently I tried a different vitamin E lotion and it broke me out. Should I try to use the cocoa butter again? And what would be a good alternative to cetaphil as a mild cleanser? I'll probably only use the cleanser in the morning and apply lotion/moisturizer then use a 5% BP at night with lotion/moisturizer afterwards.
  11. Should I keep using the Cetaphil as a cleanser? I'll try to get the lotion and stop using the BP. How would I use it as a spot treatment though? And I don't think my forehead was breaking out like this until I started using the .5% sacrylic acid moisturizer.
  12. @Michelle I'm using the clean and clear that has .5%. That is correct. It most likely is my moisturizer. I used the same routine I am now 6 months ago but instead just used regular lotion instead of a moisturizer and my skin was perfectly cleared but I tried that recently and still broke out. @Hope7 I've heard people recommending to me Cetaphil. I might give it a try.
  13. I've been reading a lot of good things on Manuka Honey and Jojoba Oil as a cleanser and moisturizer. Is it worth giving those products a shot?
  14. The lighting is bad on the photos, but it sort of shows you the problem I'm having. I can't seem to find a solid routine to help clear my skin up. As of right now, I'm using Cetaphil Daily Cleanser in the mornings followed by a Clean and Clear Moisturizing Lotion with Sacrylic Acid and then Clean and Clear with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide and applying more Clean and Clear lotion at night. It's not working for me as I keep breaking out everywhere, especially my forehead which I've never real
  15. Thanks for the reply. I just wash my face twice a day. I'll have to try the CeraVe. The Aveeno was recommended to me but it just makes my face really greasy and seems to break me out more.
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