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Acne Can Suck It

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  1. Has anyone experienced any hair loss after prolonged B5 intake? I'm considering trying to use B5 to control oil production, and I want to make an informed decision. Thanks in advance.
  2. It's possible. Maybe it's trying to rehyrdate itself after all the b.p?
  3. Yeah, my skin's oil levels jumped noticably as I started applying lower levels of BP, too. I didn't have oily skin before I started BP, so I'm wondering if this is a temporary deal. Sure is obnoxious.
  4. I'm in the process of coming off BP myself. I started by not putting any on my chin, which was never a big problem area for me. After having no problems, I stopped putting it on my cheeks. Currently, I only put it on my nose, upper lip, and the area right around my nose; occasionally I'll put some on my forehead at night, but not too often. It feels great to come off the stuff--you can feel you skin saying "Phew! It's about time!" If you don't feel a positive difference in the feel of your skin
  5. I've used the stuff for a while. I used it twice a day when I used more BP because my face was flakier, but now I just used it in the morning. It's great.
  6. I was never on the DKR proper, but in the past I've used quite a bit of BP morning and night in much the same way that Dan recommends. Recently, I've tried to come off it a bit because I'm sort of "growing out" of acne (thank God). I've noticed a pretty sharp increase in my oil production, and was wondering two things: a) Is there a direct correlation between coming off of BP and increased oil? and b) What can I do to combat this? Here's my "regimen", if you want to call it one: Morning: Exfol
  7. As I've mentioned in other threads, I'm currently in the process of weening myself off BP. I don't get much acne anymore (2-3 spots a month at most), but I still use the same washing regimen that I've used for the past 4 or so years--aka, when my acne was mild-ish moderate. Here's what I do every day: Morning and Night: Exfoliate with Nivea for Men face scrub Wash with Cetaphil face wash BP everywhere but forehead and chin (at night I put it on my forehead, though) Nivea sensitive skin moisturi
  8. Look for changes in the feel of your skin. It's hard to describe, but you'll know the feeling when you get it. I've mostly "grown out" of it on my chin and part of my cheeks.
  9. I don't see any cysts, so I definitely don't think it qualifies as severe. I don't really understand the distinction between moderate and mild, but I'd lean toward the latter because it sound like the least extreme classification. You don't look too bad. Try BP--I think it might help. I used to be similar to you when I was your age, and BP did wonders for me.
  10. What are you exfoliating with? Chemical exfoliants never worked for me, and I know a lot of people who have had little success with them. I'd recommend an actual face scrub; I use Nivea for Men's stuff, but I know there are a ton of others that work just as well.
  11. I heard that you can cure acne by mixing 2 parts gasoline to 3 parts antifreeze to 1 part play-dough. Come on, ya'll--this thread is a joke. At least I hope it is...
  12. Congratulations on your success. Out of curiosity, what was your normal routine before you started this method? Like I said before, I'm curious to see if there's any commonality between those who have had good results on the dip regimen.
  13. Easy there--never said that. I've never tried this method and I never will. I've read a good chunk of this thread, and the majority of the responses say something about how it either hasn't worked at all or it worked for a few days and quit working. Very seldom do I come accross a poster who's had consistent results using this "regimen". I'm not flaming people at all; I'm simply saying that on paper, merely dipping your face into hot water isn't as effective as other options. If it works for you
  14. Am I the only one who thinks this "regimen" is absolutely ludicrous? Newsflash: not washing your face is not going to do you a damn bit of good. People who see positive results after not washing their faces for a few days were either a) previously washing their faces too often, which casued irritation or b) using irritating cosmetic products. Your body has a natural aversion to chemical products like benzoyl peroxide--that's why you have to take it easy when you start--so it's likely going to be
  15. I use Nivea for Men face scrub and sensitive skin moisturizer and it does the trick pretty well.
  16. I usually try to avoid popping stuff on my nose unless there's a very clear head visible. In my experience, the nose doesn't heal nearly as fast as the rest of the skin for whatever reason. My advice? BP and ice. Try to get that swelling down if you can. Maybe a crushed-up asprin or something would do the trick; I've never tried it, but the people on these boards seem to recommend it. Good luck--I hate having zits/pimples on my nose.
  17. I hate being a bump whore, but I'm really curious about this. I guess no one else is, lol. No worries--last bump.
  18. *Bump* Come on--what'd the scoop on ditching BP or decreasing the amount you use?
  19. How old are you? Just curious--also, how long have you been using BP? I'm not a scientist or anything, but because BP is not an anti-biotic, I don't think you skin can "get used to it" per se. There's the initial process in which your skin because accustomed to the drying effect of BP, but I've never heard of it suddenly not working for someone after a prolonged period of success. How has your diet been recently? Have you been touching your face any more than normal? Have you maybe gone to t
  20. So you're saying the benzoic acid causes dryness, which causes the withdrawal breakout? If I gradually come off BP and continue to moisturize, though, I should be OK?
  21. Got no replies in the moderate acne forum, so I figured I may as well re-post here (and might should've posted here in the first place): I know it's cliche, but I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster. I've had mild-moderate acne most of my life post-age 13. I tried to pretend it didn't bother meat first, but it definitely did. I remember going to the bathroom in middle school at pop zits between classes and then having to pretend to blow my nose during class when in reality I was wiping away