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  1. This type of acne is very common.. they're just a bunch of clogged pores. Best way to get rid of these is to use a high-quality chemical exfoliant like Salicylic Acid or Mandelic Acid.
  2. Looks like non-inflammatory acne.,. you know, clogged pores. Best way to get rid of them is to use a chemical exfoliant like Mandelic Acid.
  3. Sebum production is caused by hormones called Androgens. Not squeezing...
  4. Hey there how are you, im still using the product.. so far I haven't seen any improvement with the comedones. I feel like althought the product has 5% mandelic acid, it also has a lot of alcohol which dries out my skin a little. I'm of course more dry than anyone else because im on tretionin and benzoyl peroxide. I will keep using it though and I do have hope that it will clear my comedones.. My left cheeks however is suffering from the use of tretionin, its looks to me as if its pitted or begin
  5. Hey so there is no instructions on this bottle or in the box, is there any specific instructions on how you use it and when? I still wana keep using the tretionin just so I can give it it's fair round. That 5% mandelic acid is a toner. You'd have to pour some into a cotton pad, then wipe it on your face. You'll feel a little stinging, but it should go away fairly quickly. I'd say use it at least 30 minutes prior to using tretinoin.
  6. Oily skin usually results in the formation of clogged pores (or closed comedones) like the type of acne you have. Unfortunately, I do not know how to stop overactive sebaceous glands. However, I know how to treat clogged pores. I used to have a lot of those comedones, and I got rid of them using mandelic acid. It's a pretty nice exfoliant, you should give it a try.
  7. Oily skin usually results in the formation of clogged pores (or closed comedones) like the type of acne you have. They're fleshed-colored bumps, am I right? I have the same issue here. Unfortunately, I do not know how to stop my overactive sebaceous glands from producing oil. However, I do know how to get rid of the clogged pores. I use to have a lot of those closed comedones, and I mean A LOT. I got rid of them using an exfoliant called Mandelic acid. Other exfoliants like salicylic acid and gl
  8. I know how to tackle the acne caused by oily skin but I do not know how to treat oily skin. I used to have many blackheads and closed comedones but mandelic acid got rid of all of them. Right now, I'm just left with super smooth, shiny, oily skin. When I leave the oil on my face, I just look like a wet seal. Those of you who struggle with many comedones and blackheads should use mandelic acid. Although it does not combat the oiliness, it does take care of the acne pretty well. Right now I'm just
  9. All of the websites claiming that skin overcompensates from dryness lack scientific evidence, therefore, they're not reliable sources. Moreover, people who say that their skin overcompensates from dryness base it on personal observations without knowing what's ACTUALLY going on. These products may make people's skin APPEAR more oily, but not actually oily. Oil production is caused by androgen binding to the sebaceous gland receptors. As far as I know, topicals have no effect on androgen levels,
  10. The sebum on your face is highly comedogenic so if you do a nice job at keeping the oil off your face, you can last weeks without those things reappearing. Just try to keep your face clean. That means to wash off oil and dead skin cells more frequently, but at the same time don't overwash to the point where you irritate your skin.
  11. I used to have the same issue. Those comedones are just absolutely stubborn even though they're classified as mild acne. By the way, mandelic acid is much different from retinoids. Retinoids do not actually work because they speed up cellular turn over, which is good if you're trying to brighten your skin tone. Mandelic acid actually exfoliates your skin and cleans out the gunk inside of it. Also, it's antibacterial (kills P. acne bacteria) so you can use it as a replacement for your benzoyl per
  12. I did not purge from tretinoin. It just didn't do anything for me after 4 months. It did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I listened to that 'pea size amount" BS and I felt like my dermatologist was mocking me.