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Everything posted by Kinney

  1. Milia usually requires dermatologist extraction or exfoliation and BP isn't an exfoliant so I'd hazard a guess at no. Can't hurt to try though.
  2. I'm not sure about this. Sometimes it works really well but once I left BP gel on a pimple overnight and it left a horrible burn, like the red scaly thing someone was talking about before! Other times it has stopped pimples in their tracks though. Go figure, I guess.
  3. Yeah, there is no test for products to see if they don't clog pores. Within reason, manufacturers can put "non-comedogenic" on anything.
  4. Applying Hydrocortisone on your face is dangerous. It can result in permanent thinning of the skin and I'm sure I read something regarding it increasing vein visibility. There are numerous other reasons why it's a bad idea, none of which I can remember right now. But suffice it to say, it's definitely not a good idea. Go for Dan's Regimen!
  5. I would also be VERY careful about buying Accutane online - it comes with a lot of health warnings for a reason, and derms insist on regular liver and blood checks because of the potency of the drug. You should go and consult a derm before you do anything with Accutane; if say, 2 derms say you don't need it perhaps then consider getting it online.
  6. Could be milia too - any chance of some photos?
  7. How far into the regimen are you? And are you using bp gel? Also, remember the regimen is all about technique. You have to physically get the benzoyl peroxide into every pore to stop every pore getting inflamed! Watch the videos once more and check the instructions just to make sure.
  8. Over the counter only. I know my local Tesco does it. But it's very harsh stuff. I'd recommend using bp gel over it, it'll work much more effectively and won't make your skin look like you've taken a blowtorch to it.
  9. Lol.. how does his statement lack.. logical deduction? And a touch of realism? I have no idea what you're talking about - maybe you don't feel part of the community, but a lot of others do.
  10. Hey Matt, What are you looking to achieve from any such treatments? From your looking at your pic you seem to have very very mild acne, so do you want to treat that acne? Or perhaps improve skin tone? Let us know.
  11. You know, it's not very nice to be mean to him just because he needs a favour. We're all in this acne thing together, don't be such pricks.
  12. You sound like you know what you want - Accutane. Go into the derm and make it clear you have tried everything with no improvement and that it is accutane you need. And DO NOT BUY IT OFF THE NET - accutane is a powerful drug that requires medical supervision. If this derm won't give it to you, go to another (but do make sure it's what YOU WANT before you take it - it can cause very potent side effects).
  13. I'd have to guess that it's just another moisturiser. There are so many on the market I would not spend £25 on one when it probabyl does the same thing as a £6 one. It looks like you live in the UK so I'd recommend going down to your local Tesco and picking up Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Active Soy Night moisturiser.. does wonders overnight! As for a daytime one, I think there's a day version of the aforementioned product. You'll get both for about £13 - much better than £25. Goo
  14. Not all acne takes 2 weeks to form, but it is true that a lot does. I'd guess mostly cysts, which form deep inside you, not so much whiteheads and blackheads. But again I'd say it's not an exact thing.
  15. Few points: Make sure you are following the regimen exactly, this cannot be stressed enough. I kept breaking out until I rubbed it in gently, all over my face exactly as the instructions said. BAM. Clear skin. I'd perhaps try moisturising at night. It may just help to balance out your face and keep everything in check. Otherwise, keep it up. Day 15 is VERY early!
  16. I think it's yellow too.. yellow should counteract it.. otherwise I've heard vitamin K treatments are good for under eye.. or you could just get a thick moisturiser and put it under the eyes.. might help.
  17. Is the Sensor Excel a two bladed razor? I'm pretty sure it is, but if it's not, definitely switch to one. The third blade shaves below the surface which causes irritation and breakouts. I think the problem here is the cream, but I'm not sure what to recommend. Anyone have anything to add?
  18. As stated, BP is a disinfectant. It will not cause scarring, but some people have said that it causes red marks to fade slower than if you weren't using it. This is the trade off. You are getting clear skin from the BP, but the red marks from previous acne takes longer to fade. It depends how much you value the clear skin. But remember, your red marks WILL fade in the end (and can be speeded up by exfoliating regularly with BHA or AHA). Hope this helps.
  19. Hey Mike, The secret to bp gel is using enough: several people (including me) have found that you have to use a lot to get clear. Use the amount in the pictures, but you do have to rub it in. Rub it in very gently to all areas (avoiding your under eye area) until it's absorbed. And you're one step on the way to clear skin. Good luck!
  20. The advice here is excellent. Also, you mentioned a link between your daughter and your sister in law's daughter. The best way to determine how severe acne will be and how long it will last is genetics, so ask people in your immediate (and extended) families. Hope this helps!
  21. Kinney

    My Acne

    Definitely try Dan's regimen first. If that doesn't work, you could try and take B5 and see if it helps, but ultimately you should discuss this with your derm. Megadosing on B5 is not something they can really give their approval to, even though it can be highly beneficial. If you've been browsing these forums I assume you've read about Accutane: if your derm suggests this, make sure you consider the consequences fully before you decide to start taking it. And good luck: the mere fact you've s
  22. Kinney


    I think there's a trade off when using E45. I've used it on the Regimen and there is no doubt that it helps to moisturise and is very effective at what it does, but it can leave your skin feeling very very greasy. For some people it also breaks them out (although it didn't break me out at all). Try it out, it may work best for you.
  23. Agreed, you must not use it on acane. Overtime it will cause permanent thinning of facial skin, veins will become more obvious, and it gets absorbed into the blood stream very easily. Definitely stay away!
  24. Yep it should be, but try it. A good indication of whether they will be ok is if so they say "non-comedogenic" (non pore clogging) on the side. There aren't any guidelines for what constitutes a non-comedogenic product, though, but you should try a variety of moisturisers until you find one that's right for you.
  25. If she doesn't want to come on Benzaclin, it's important you tell the derm. The new regimen sounds pretty hopeful though, but the Retin-A will only treat the red marks: it doesn't do anything to prevent acne. Persagel is just BP right? If so, tell the derm you can get your own bp and get Dan's bp gel - much more effective. I'd personally try the new regimen. If it doesn't work and your daughter does break out then she can go back on Benzaclin and it'll soon be gone. Incidentally, you say your d