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Everything posted by shiroisasori

  1. I had that problem too... flakiness and tightness and redness. I partly blame the Cetaphil, actually. It made my skin feel burnt and oily... really gross! But I'd say to give the jojoba oil a good week or so to really start taking care of those flakes. And maybe try the Moisturel moisturizer, I've been using that for a good couple weeks now and I love it! Moisturizes and doesn't leave my skin oily! The Lac Hydrin Five might be a little too harsh for your skin if it's irritated already.
  2. Okay, so not much to report... My skin's still breaking out, but at least the flakes are completely gone. I think the jojoba oil and Moisturel are working very well in tandem. ...I'm going on a trip this weekend and bringing everything with me! All my cleaning and maintenance supplies. My friends are going to think I'm nuts, but oh well.
  3. Okay, so the flakes are now gone. A few days of very very little BP and a ton of jojoba oil and Moisturel seems to have done the trick. Starting today, I put a tiny bit more BP on. Oh, and I found that I really like the Moisturel! It really does hydrate well, and it's not half so greasy as the Cetaphil. So, yeah. Not a whole lot of progress acne-wise, but at least the flakes are gone. That's enough for me to celebrate at the moment.
  4. Thanks everybody. I really appreciate the help. I've already stopped using so much BP, and I'll definitely skip the next application and just use a ton of moisturizer. And then just keep using tiny bits of BP until I'm sure my skin's not going to freak out again. Might try the steam thing too. Though I think the shower filter's going to be a no-go... I'm currently renting just a room in a house and I don't think I should be making any changes in the bathroom hardware, since none of it be
  5. Fulfillment Center... BWAHAHA! Whew, I needed a laugh. Thanks for changing it! Even though it does sound more like porn now!
  6. I don't know what to do... my face looks like it freaking has dandruff alllll over it. I've been doing the CSR for at least two and a half weeks, and I was using 10% BP before I started the CSR using Dan's 2.5%, so my skin shouldn't be hardening worse with a lower concentration of BP, should it?! I'm using jojoba oil every day, lots of it, both just after I wash my face with Dan's cleanser and mixed in with my Moisturel moisturizer. It's helped with the tightness, but the FLAKES! At night
  7. The flakes... the FLAKES. They're driving me crazy. I don't know what to do. This morning I was late to work because I was desperately trying to make them go away! But no... my face just looks worse! It's like I have dandruff... all over my face. Makes me want to cry and go hide in a hole somewhere. I thought the jojoba oil was helping, and it definitely did help with the tightness, and the areas I applied it to a lot a few days ago are pretty un-flaky. But it's like my whole face is fla
  8. The jojoba oil really is good stuff. I've still got some flaking going on, though. It did heal quite a bit of the dryness, and my skin doesn't feel like it's about to rip apart every time I smile or talk, so that's good! Starting last night, I decided to use the jojoba oil in conjunction with a good moisturizer. I picked up some Moisturel, since Brandy reccommended it, so we'll see how things go now! My skin does seem to be clearing somewhat... or maybe it's just that the new blemishe
  9. It's a moisturizer with AHA... 5% lactic acid. If you're just starting out with the AHA, I'd suggest using it just once a day to start out with, instead of twice... I did that, and managed to dry myself out pretty good. Since I started using the Lac-Hydrin Five, though, my face does look and feel smoother.
  10. I was using the Cetaphil for about a week, too, and it did the same thing to me! My skin was all irritated and greasy on top of it. I'd say try something different! I tried the Lac-Hydrin Five twice a day, but that ended up making me peel... Brandy suggested using Moisturel instead, and she seems very trustworthy, so perhaps try that? Jojoba oil is also good stuff. It stopped my peeling and made my face feel normal again.
  11. Hello again, Goldthie! Okay, so, an update! I'm loving the jojoba oil. Really and truly, it's helped a lot with the flaking and dryness. I've been spreading about three drops on my face after my shower, and adding a drop or two to my moisturizer, and then spreading a little more on the driest areas, and it's great! My skin feels normal again. And it doesn't feel oily, either, as long as I don't use too much. I do have a few more spots, but nothing hideously bad, and I'm pretty sure i
  12. Thanks for the advice. The jojoba oil actually seems to be working pretty well, though I might try the Moisturel if I can find it. It doesn't leave your skin greasy at all, does it?
  13. Ooh, now I'm really excited to get my samples of the Everyday Minerals! I'm using the Physician's Formula mineral powder at the moment and it's not bad... just wish it were better. And I used a few drops of the jojoba oil on my face after my shower tonight! (And in my hair too, since the bottle said it was good for it... worked some in right before I shampooed, and now my hair feels really soft and clean!) My face actually feels normal again, no more tightness. And it's not hideously
  14. Hello, hello! Me again! So I've been using the Lac-Hydrin Five twice daily after applying the BP for about four days... and it's too much for my face to take. I'm all dry and flaky around my mouth and in a couple other spots. So now I'm cutting down my Lac-Hydrin Five usage to once daily. I'm not giving up on it! It really has helped improve my skin tone and cut down on my oiliness. (Albeit, a bit too much!) Maybe less BP in certain areas will also help. And I got some jojoba oil today
  15. Yargh, you're right! Today I'm all flaky. That makes me so sad, 'cause I was loving how un-oily the LH5 was keeping me. I guess it was a little too drying! I'm thinking twice daily with the alpha hydroxy is a bad idea for my skin. I also am using a lot less BP around my mouth now. siiigh Oh, well! Like you said, it'll take some time and experimentation to figure out what works for us. I picked up some jojoba oil today! Found it at Trader Joe's actually, Desert Essence brand, 100%
  16. shiroisasori

    Me again!

    Aw, thanks, that's so nice of you to say!
  17. Okay, so third day of the Lac-Hydrin Five and about a week-and-a-half into the CSR... My skin seems to be clearing a bit! Especially on my forehead. There was only one new acne-bit there, and it's tiny. There does, however, seem to be a larger, hurty one forming near the corner of my mouth on my upper lip. Not so cool. I put a bunch of BP on it last night and this morning, so hopefully it'll go away fast! I've noticed my face is a lot less oily and my skin tone looks much more even sin
  18. I don't notice any difference when it comes to foods at all... I try to keep it healthy most of the time, but can't resist the Taco Tuesdays! And the chicken wraps from the Indian restaurant around the corner... oohhh, so good! Nothing really changes acne-wise, though. The Dove moisturizer sounds good! I might have to try that to give my skin a break from the AHA every once in a while. The Lac-Hydrin only burns a little bit, and only for about ten minutes after I first put it on. Eve
  19. shiroisasori

    Sasori's CSR Photo-Log!

    Let the madness begin!
  20. shiroisasori

    Me again!

    From the album: Sasori's CSR Photo-Log!

    Just another one, taken the same day, a few days into the CSR. Different view!
  21. shiroisasori


    From the album: Sasori's CSR Photo-Log!

    This is me, a few days into the CSR. Things are already looking better than they were last week, though that could be because I'm just clearing up after a PMS breakout. ;p
  22. Good luck to you too, and thanks for the well-wishes! Second day of the Lac-Hydrin Five, and I still love it. Two days is still too soon to tell, though, I'd say. My skin sure feels better, though, and I think it looks a little better, so we'll see... I didn't even feel too dirty after leaving everything on alllll day and into the night! (Hooray for Taco Tuesday/movie night at my best friend's house!) How's the Dove moisturizer? Does it feel greasy at all?
  23. Yes, please please change the "from" address label! I was so embarrassed that my housemates picked up my package of skin cleaning products; they really don't need to know what-all I'm doing to my face. Love the products, but hate the "from" address!
  24. Hi, all! I'm Sasori, 24-year-old girlie here, living with my moderate acne since I was 12. I've tried every OTC you can think of, and nothing's worked yet. Until recently, I was using Clearasil 10% BP as a spot treatment and washing with Mary Kay oily/combo skin cleanser, moisturizing with Aveeno Ultra Calming stuff (it didn't moisturize well enough, though). Things were just getting worse... So I just started the regimen thing about a week ago. While I waited for my Clear Skin Regimen p
  25. I decided to try the Lac-Hydrin Five after reading up on it here on the boards. I used it last night and all day today... and it's been great! I realize I'm going to have to give it a few more days at least to be able to tell if it's really working as well as I think it is, but, man... this stuff is so incredibly much better than the Cetaphil lotion! (Which I got, since Dan recommended it.) The Cetaphil left my face hideously greasy and tacky, like I'd rubbed a piece of bacon on it or somethi