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raw33

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  1. I've also eliminated the C&C BP wash (still using the SA scrub) and replaced it morning and night by the proactiv repairing lotion (2.5% BP). It's been working much better for me.
  2. I've been using the proactiv repairing lotion in the morning after washing with the C&C SA wash then at night use both C&C washes. It's been working very well for me. The only problem I could see with using the proactiv BP wash is that since it is also designed to exfoliate the combination of the SA wash and this might be too irritating (two exfoliating washes are probably overkill). I think the repairing lotion is the most effective part of the proactiv system and ever since I'v
  3. Bactrim is kind of one of those best kept secrets for controlling acne. It was the only thing that ever worked for me after trying the usual prescriptions (tetracycline, retin-A, cleotin-T and some others I can't remember anymore... it's been almost 13 years since I took it). I think derms typically use it as a last resort antibiotic because it's not really designed for acne, but used primarily for treating digestive infections.
  4. My way of thinking is if you're that concerned about a break-out then you're acne is probably not bad enough to go on accutane or you haven't suffered long enough with acne. Accutane will cause you to break out initially, some worse than others, but it will have long term effects on the acne. Either it will disappear completely for an extended period of time or if it does come back it will be easily managed by OTC products. Good Luck!
  5. Your brother had acne? You can't compare people with naturally good skin to those of us who have acne prone skin. People with good skin could probably wash their face with Crisco and it wouldn't break them out. It sucks, but that's the reality. I can eat 24 hours a day and not gain a pound, but someone prone to gain weight will blow up like a balloon.
  6. Just call the company and tell them you want to change when your next shipment will be sent. It will probably get to you in about 3 days or so.
  7. Sorry to disappoint (I'm obviously not Botchla... he seems to have become somewhat of an icon on this website :-k ) Anyway, I had several of those bumps too, especially along my jawlines. Don't do anything to them! It does take a while, but they will disappear on their own. I noticed mine were gone around week 5.
  8. I've been using the C&C products for 6 weeks now and am clear. Still working on getting rid of some stubborn blackheads, but very pleased otherwise. I use both in the shower morning and night. The blackhead scrub is kind of hard to get off, even in the shower, so I would think using it at the sink would be a pain. The only thing I've noticed is that the skin on my back and chest is getting a little dry from the runoff.
  9. Life does suck sometimes and seems totally unfair... I can definitely relate. All I can say is that stretch marks on the back don't really seem like a big deal to me. My ex had really bad stretch marks after her first pregnancy and they were on her stomach. They didn't bother me at all, although she was the 'lights out' type when it came to sex so she was self conscious about them. We're usually our own worst critic.
  10. There's also something derms do (or at least they used to do 12 yrs ago) called comedo extraction. It's basically a fancy way of saying they pop your zits. They use a special instrument and it really helps minimize scarring especially if you have deep nodular/cystic acne. I never had the injections so I can't offer an opinion on that.
  11. Just in case the three above testimonials aren't enough, I fourth that! I always thought SA was junk, but since trying the C&C scrub I've changed my mind. I had tried the astringents and pads in the past and they are total garbage.
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