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About Spadge99

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  1. Ok, so I'm back here yet again trying to sort out my skin. Oh well, everyones been very helpful, even if nothing has worked yet. Hopefully, you can do the same. Basically, I'm trying to get rid of my non-inflammatory acne (blocked pores, bumps, whiteheads, the works.) So it's all about exfoiliation. Now, I used Paula's choice 2% BHA gel for about 3 months and although it may have slightly helped, I'd used it long enough and there were no amazing results. I then went on to glycolic acid (M.D For
  2. Basically, I'm trying desperately trying to treat non-inflamed acne (clogged pores and small bumps etc.) I tried using Paula's choice BHA for 2/3 months, which I guess helped a bit, but it just seemed to be brining everything to the surface and not eliminating it. So I was reccomended to use Glycolic acid and have used M.D Forte Facial Lotion I for about 5 weeks now. Still nothing has changed, everything I have tried seems to neither improve or worsen acne, it's just so bloody stubborn. - I have
  3. Thanks a lot, that was really helpful. Today, I used all of them together and it really helped! It took a lot of redness around 'former' pimples away and seems to be healing rapidly. Is there any real problem with using them all together? Presumably they all just do their individual jobs and help skin in their own way, unless they cancel each other out or something? Also, would it be a good idea to leave out TTO if I'm not using it on active acne as it might irritate the area of skin further,
  4. Hi, I've just bought a load of oils to help with some red marks / damaged skin (emu, tea tree, manuka, aloe vera, jojoba,) and I was wandering how I should mix them and which ones to use together or whether they should all be mixed. I know nothing about 'carrier' oils' or what oils do what or how they should be mixed. I need a fast reply so any help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. We can't get the fruits of the earth aloe vera gel over here in the UK, so is this one ok to use: http://www.victoriahealth.com/vhstore/pc/v...;idproduct=1279 Here are the ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (99% Bio Active Aloe Vera Inner Gel)* Acrylates/C10 –30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross Polymer, Pantethanol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. * Organically Grown.
  6. To clarify, basically what I'm looking for is something to treat the 'aftermath' of a pimple, where either it has been popped or a botched attempt has left a big red, inflamed area. I want something to bring down this redness and heal the skin quickly. At the moment I'm not sure its something that should be treated with stuff meant for 'red marks left after acne,' (like bio oil) -because it is a red mark left after acne, but I don't think its the same thing as it lasts a week or two then fades,
  7. Is there a UK equivalent of neosporin or sudocrem or are they called something different over here? Absolutely nowhere sells it, they probably have something similar under a different name. Anyone?
  8. There's so much information out there about how to treat spots and reduce inflammation etc. (with ice, ibuprofen etc.) But what I really can't find anywhere is something that just 'heals skin.' Things like Tea Tree oil dry up spots and blemishes, but isn't great at mending damaged skin. What I, and probably many others are interested to know is a product or products which simply heal skin that is damaged, irritated, red (not a red mark left after acne but an irritation,) wounded, bleeding, infe
  9. Yeah sorry I PMd a few people and kind of got it wrong. Appreciate your help though.
  10. Thanks mate. Is there any difference between how the glycolic cleanser and the topical stuf works? Are they equally as effective? I'm bit sceptical about the cleanser as people always say that a cleanser can't really be effective against acne as it doesn't stay on for long enough.
  11. It does thanks a lot. Does Glycolic acid help in particular with tougher acne (nodules, cysts etc) as all I basically need something for is to prevent the occassional one of these? A lot of people have reccomended this product, is that a good way to go? Also, I've heard you can use it to spot treat, how does this work? Just apply it on the spot and it reduces inflamation or what? Also, would there be an initial break out period, like with BHAs (bearing in mind I've been using the BHA for a coup
  12. Basically, I'm using a BHA to help non-inflammatory acne. It's helping a lot, however I am still getting about one pustule type thing a week. A lot of people are reccomending me to use Glycolic acid 10%. I don't really understand how this stuff works and how it should be used (I've read the sticky.) Would it be something to use instead of a BHA/ on top of/ or alternating, and would it be applied in the same way, all over the face. In which case is glycolic acid something which treats non-inflam
  13. I'm looking for something I can use to clear red marks left over after acne. I posted this in this forum as I still have active acne and would like to use something which doesn't clogg pores. Also, I am using a BHA at the moment for acne, so I don't want anything too harsh like a glycolic acid might be (or is it?) and I just need something to treat individual red marks, not something you apply all over your face. Basically I just need something to fade those red marks that wouldn't be overkill