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javajuice93

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  1. I use a concealer, but only on red/inflamed blemishes. I use it for aesthetic purposes and to assist healing; it dries out spots, so I also use it at night. I do occasionally apply some to my nose, but only because it seems to dull the shininess.
  2. There are many topicals out there. And as with acne, there is no one fix-all solution. You may have to try many before finding one. They range from Hylexin (which NoSubtance was possibly referring to at $90) which is controversial since for some it seems to be a miracle cure, yet for others it is just another useless cream. A popular one is also Skin Doctor's Circle Clear. Again, for some this seems to work, but I've tried this one and it has done very little for me. Finally there are the che
  3. Consensus is that over 100mg you're pushing it a bit...
  4. Thanks for the replies christopher and BeautifulDay . I think I'll begin with a couple of samples of the 1% gel, and then use the 2% gel. I'm currently observing the effects of omega 3 fish oil so I'll purchase in a week or so and let you know how it goes
  5. Just thought I'd add my experiences which I posted in another zinc thread: "Quite possibly is the zinc! When I started taking it I had very good results within a week, but took up to a month to get the full effects. In my first week I took 25mg, then I upped to 50mg. At that level you need to watch out for copper depletion - many multivitamins (which you should take anyway) have the 2mg of copper you will need if you're taking 50+mg of zinc. As pointed out here, its best to take zinc after a
  6. Quite possibly is the zinc! When I started taking it I had very good results within a week, but took up to a month to get the full effects. In my first week I took 25mg, then I upped to 50mg. At that level you need to watch out for copper depletion - many multivitamins (which you should take anyway) have the 2mg of copper you will need if you're taking 50+mg of zinc. As pointed out here, its best to take zinc after a meal, as it can cause stomach upsets (I haven't personally had this problem, a
  7. When I had teenage acne it made a progression down my face. Like you mine began at the top of my forehead, near the hairline, then got steadily worse spreading down the T-Zone then across my cheeks/upper neck etc. However as it spread areas such as the forehead, nose, upper cheeks etc all cleared up. I went through a really bad patch with each area then they calmed down to dramatically to the point now where I get very very occasional acne in those areas. I think sebaceous glands just slowly m
  8. Good thread Just a small question: Paula's site recommends starting on a 1% BHA formulation, then moving on to a 2% formulation. Most people have remarked on success using the 2% BHA, and BeautifulDay said she began with a sample of 1% BHA as a quick break in and then moved onto the 2%. One thing I'm careful of doing nowerdays with regards to skincare is to take my time, and not dive in the deep end with powerful agents etcetera. I live in the UK so importing via ebay or the EU site is quite e
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