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gandalfofold

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  1. Well anyway I stopped using BP a good while ago. Now I only wash my face with water which is a lot less time consuming and my face is a lot less irritated. My skin tone around my mouth (my acne problem area) has pretty much returned to normal, but now I get many little pores, mainly just above my chin where the skin sort of folds under, with little bits of stringy white stuff coming out of them. I feel like the BP eliminated this problem somewhat, although it was still there to a lesser degree.
  2. Unfortunately my friend, I had the exact same problem. And I almost certain it cant be cured by using another moisturizer. This is a symptom of really sensitive skin, and for some reason moisturizer exacerbates the burning sensation caused by bp a lot. To be honest with you, when I was on the full dose of Bp twice a day, my face was almost completely clear but it wouldnt clear completely. Then I started using BP once a night and the situation improved drastically with minimal stinging. To sum u
  3. Nirerin thank you for taking the time to write this great post. I think a lot of people underestimate the damaging effects of picking pimples and touching your face in general. For example, even if I let a whitehead totally mature and start to dry up, I usually pull it off leaving some exposed, unhealed tissue behind. I think dried whiteheads act like a kind of scab, protecting the skin that is healing underneath. I had several whiteheads on my forehead this week that I just let heal until the d
  4. I would try ordering some of Dan's 2.5% BP gel and see if that helps. I know that BP made me red no matter what I did, and after I had my acne under control I slowly reduced my dosage to achieve less red skin while still being acne free. Keep on persevering =).
  5. C.heck out my thread on shaving with straight razors and simpler creams.
  6. Fuzion, I would look into some of the soft creams from Taylors of Old Bond Street or Geo F. Trumper. I think I'm going to purchase the hypo-allergenic soft shaving cream in a tub from Taylors of Old Bond Street. Although prices for their products are somewhat more expensive in the States, rest assured that only a tiny amount of cream needs to be used for every shaving session. You will need to purchase a badger hair brush, preferably a more expensive one with softer "silver tip" neck hair to min
  7. Well recently I've jumped into the world of old school shaving, mainly out of interest in getting a more comfortable and smoother shave. Apparently, straight razors give the best shaves and they are the least irritating to the skin as only one blade touches the skin. The other thing about shaving in the traditional method is that no harsh shaving creams are used. I recently discovered that modern day shaving creams are full of chemicals, including menthol which is used as a slight anesthetic to
  8. I also have a mild case of dandruff and I am pretty sure the excess shedding of skin cells on the scalp which causes dandruff is linked to the same hormones that cause acne. So I think its safe to say that a lot of acne sufferers also have a mild case of dandruff.
  9. I'm pretty sure he is referring to dermabrasion or chemical peals to get rid of red marks as opposed to just normal flaking. I have no experience with these procedures however so I can't really offer you much advice.
  10. Alright, I have a few questions. First, my forehead is relatively well balanced in terms of oil. I mean that it is not too oily and not too dry. I never used to have acne on my forehead at all until recently when I had a breakout that lasted a few months. Now I just get small bumps now and then, nothing inflammatory. I was applying complex 15 twice a day to my forehead, then I recently decided I was going to tone it down, and my acne has seemed to calm down as well. I'm wondering if I should sto
  11. Hey imthe wolf. I had the exact same problem as you. I was applying bp twice a day and I had been on the regimen for 7 weeks I had massive amounts of flaking no matter what I did. I put on jojoba oil before bp in the morning, then slathered on moisturizer. At night I slathered on cetaphils heavy duty moisturizing cream (really thick stuff). My flakes werent visible during the day with moisturizer on, but my face would flake up say within 5 minutes of leaving the shower in the morning left to its
  12. In my experience AHA's seem to do more harm than good. I have tried an AHA moisturizer on top of bp, and it has only led to increased irritation which leads to increased redness. Now that I only use bp once a day though, perhaps I could try using my lachydrin during the day when no bp is on my face. Can anyone recommend any AHA moisturizers that are non-irritating?
  13. Hey hola, I know results vary widely from person to person, but for me personally a once a day (night) application of bp has worked far better than twice a day. Twice a day caused far too much flaking, dryness, and irritation for my acne to subside. I'm currently completely clear where I apply bp.
  14. Well, I'm pretty happy with my results from the DKR. But as they say the grass is always greener on the other side and I'm still experiencing a few, although reduced problems. So here is my situation. I've been on the DKR for about 8-9 weeks, and I am totally clear, its probably been at least a week or so since any sizeable pimple developed in the problem area around my mouth. Here is my regimen history: I followed Dan's advice and ramped up the DKR dosage to two times a day. This was simply to
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