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ballaballa

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  1. Don't just listen to people on the internet. Go to a derm/doctor asap. You may have rosacea or eczema and the only person that can really diagnose you is a Derm.
  2. What are you doing for your skin now? Are you exfoliating?
  3. There is no quick fix to acne scarring. It is scar tissue over the normal skin. Retin-A WILL work, but it will take a long time(1 year maybe) to completely remodel your skin.
  4. Just moisturize with heavy cream and hope for the best.
  5. Do you wear moisturizer? You may have perspired slightly and it caused a reaction.
  6. The C+C dual action moisturizer is breaking you out. Trust me, it made my face terrible. Try a simple moisturizer like Cerave. And soap is not bad for acne. Actually its better than acne washes and gentle cleansers. If you have oily skin, you NEED soap.
  7. bar soap >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> gentle cleansers People love to say soap will clog your pores, but that couldn't be further from the truth. If anything Soap takes away too much from the pores while cleansers leave film behind that really clogs pores. Not to mention cetaphil gentle cleanser doesn't take away anything at all, so dead skin stays on the skin. Stick with the bar soap and use a light moisturizer.
  8. what makes you say that?? i've been exfoliating with baking soda i was told it helps?? yeah it's with the spf and tanning oil. it's used to treat sun burns just in case you didn't know. when you get a wound, why would you want to scrub it? I think scrubbing/exfoliating just delays healing. I think you need dead skin to protect the new skin forming underneath.
  9. hey man...imo the best thing is aloe vera gel. What aloe does is form a cover on your skin to allow it to heal underneath. Just wash with soap and then apply aloe twice a day. DONT exfoliate. It just delays the healing.
  10. yea the white spots are most likely scar tissue. I have some too. I dont know of any treatments though....
  11. where did you hear that? Did you not see him 2 years ago? Dudes face looked plastic.
  12. pharell also used to have bad acne as well. I believe he had a chemical peel done for his acne scars.
  13. your pic doesnt work. but yeah, i really dont know anything about this subject. Maybe an AHA chemical peel would be better and less harsh.
  14. hey all you need is a washcloth and fresh water. If you only wash with water, nothing comes off, except maybe a little surface oil. A washcloth will help unclog pores and clean a little deeper without the drying effects of soap since you're not drying up the oil. Thats pretty much all you need to keep your skin clear forever. BUT if you have healing acne wounds, i wouldn't do this until completely clear.
  15. "water only" helps, but since you are barely take anything away, dead skin will stay on the skin. I recommend using water and a washcloth and gently wiping around the face once a day. This will remove some of the dead skin cells and make your face look much healthier.
  16. so you scrubed, got a pimple and it scarred? OR you just noticed the scars out of nowhere? If it's form out of nowhere, then it was probably covered with dead skin and is now showing itself.
  17. yeah its not severe. Try the Emu oil and vitamin e oil. Many people scar from accutane because there is not much sebum to keep the wound moist in the dermis. I believe emu oil penetrates deeply.
  18. I've done this...and made quite a few topics on this. But what i've found out is that it is mostly dead skin covering the red marks making it seem like its fading. When you wash again, they'll most likely reappear. Let me guess, you've noticed a reduction of oily skin too? Although washing less does calm down oil, the extra dead skin makes it seem almost dry-like.
  19. well what do you do for your skin now? Whats your skin regimen?
  20. how old are you man? I'm in the same boat, i have alot of credits for other shit that i just dont want to do. I'm switching to bio/medical now at 22. I dont want to live my life knowing that i had had time to change paths.
  21. how many times do you wash your face and with what? And do you have oily skin?
  22. simple, just use a soft washcloth or even a cotton pad and gently rub while using the cetaphil.
  23. Well you ARE drying your skin out. Salicylic acid is exfoliating enough, you dont need to use St Ives with it. And also just because you moisturize the top of your skin, epidermis, doesnt mean the inside of your skin, dermis, is not drying out. Try a regimen of gentle cleanser, clearasil gel, and moisurizer, only using the gel once a day and see how it goes.
  24. yeah the thing is, you get dry after a while. Since you only wash with water, sebum does not leave and dead skin keeps building up. So it leaves you with dry, dull skin...but less breakouts. So you need to get the dead skin off once in a while.
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