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  1. I was just wondering if anyone has any products they can recommend. I normally simply use Dial antibacterial bar soap, and that keeps my back and chest clear most of the time. With the onset of colder weather, however, my skin has been very itchy, flaky, and dry all over my body. So, I bought this St. Ives moisturizing body wash on impulse because I'm going crazy with my dry skin. This has helped A LOT, but I'm scared it will start to clog my pores and make my back break out again. Any
  2. Just about everything you can think of breaks me out. Or doesn't work as a moisturizer, or something. This isn't greasy at all to me, and I've never broken out from it. And I've never known anyone to even use it, let alone anyone who's said it's terrible. What ingredient is so bothersome? I checked the ingredients, and I'm no expert, but it looked safe to me. And it has been. It's the best moisturizer I've ever used in that it takes my flakiness away, and doesn't add to my oiliness. Does
  3. Hey plainjane - I'm using exactly what that link has a picture and description of. It's simply Neutrogena Healthy Skin face lotion SPF 15. The description on that link is exactly what it says on the back of the box and everything. I found it at Target. They don't have it at my grocery store. I know Neutrogena has a lot of different facial moisturizers - it can be confusing! Hope that helped. Angela
  4. http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp...BUY-PLST-0-SRCH That's what I use - and I've had great results! I've always had weird skin that was oily yet flaky all over at the same time. The only thing that ever helped before this was vaseline, but it was so messy. And, looking ahead to when I get married, I was thinking how displeased my husband would probably be if I came to bed every night with a slimy face! Since I've been using this, my face is not flaky at all - for the first ti
  5. Well, it's been my experience that they work great. Sharing my OPINION. I have tried them, and they work wonderfully for me. If you have a problem with blackheads on your nose and haven't tried them, it's worth a shot. At least you'll know one way or the other. And one thing I do when I use them - I don't just wet my nose like they say. I put a washcloth soaked with hot water on my nose for a minute or two to help open up my pores a bit. Just a suggestion if you'd like to try it.
  6. BP on the nose is no problem, but I don't think it will help with your blackheads. Try Biore nose strips. Not Ponds, because they don't work AT ALL, but Biore. If you have active acne, I don't recommend it. If you have really sensitive skin, I don't recommend it, either. Otherwise, go for it! I use these about once a week and they're great, in my opinion.
  7. I always thought it was hot water that opened pores as well. And cold closed them. That's why they always say to wash with warm water and splash with cool. Heat = expands Cold = contracts That's what I've always heard, so I've been confused about this cold bp thing, too.
  8. I would ditch the nature's cure for now, because if you're doing several things at once and you get clear, you don't know what it is that really helped, and you'll have to either keep using everything or just do the trial and error method. It's more frustrating to get clear and then have to mess with your products to see which ones you needed in the first place and consequently break out again. I would use just one acne product at a time until you find something that clears you up, and then ad
  9. Puma, I completely understand how frustrating it is to try every "miracle cure" out there with no results. (Including Proactiv.) Have you tried Dan's regimen? www.acne.org This is what finally worked for me, and for many other people on these boards. You just have to make sure you follow his directions precisely until you're completely clear, then you can start adding variables one thing at a time. It really really worked for me. I don't have any before/after pictures, (well, I have lo
  10. Hey bananas, To find out your skin type, go here: http://www.healthynewage.com/skin-type.html As far as which cleanser - if Purpose worked well for you, why did you switch? I guess there must have been some reason for you to try Cetaphil. I recommend that you use Purpose if it works, otherwise, check out this thread for another option: http://acne.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php...72af3791e0e4b2c I swear by this stuff, but I never tried Cetaphil, and Purpose seriously dried out my skin
  11. Two things - 1. Is Gaz right? Did you cut and paste your message? I don't really care, but if you didn't, you're a very good writer. Were you born in 1989? (I'm guessing from your name.) If so, I'm even more impressed. Consider looking into journalism or something if you're young. 2. I've been seeing commercials lately about accutane. You know the ones - from attorneys. "If you've experienced any of these damaging side effects from the use of accutane, call our law offices now
  12. I wouldn't really moisturize a lot unless the BP made your skin really dry. In my experience, my back has plenty of moisture! I had bacne for probably about seven years, some times were worse than others, but I was never really clear. I thought about using the regimen on my back, but it was too much of a hassle. So, I started paying attention to all of the external factors that I might be able to change. When I shower, I have always washed my hair, conditioned it, and left the condi
  13. I've never been able to find it. I use Neutrogena healthy skin with SPF. it's an alpha-hydroxy treatment. I have fallen in love with it, so I'm not longer searching for eucerin! See for yourself what you think about it!!! http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp...BUY-PLST-0-SRCH Hope that works. If not, just go to drugstore.com and type in "neutrogena healthy skin face lotion," then click on the one with SPF. It show $11.99 on the website, but I get it at Target for about $9.
  14. If you don't have extremely sensitive skin, try the Biore nose strips. You let them dry on your nose and then they pull out the blackheads. They work really well! =D> But a word of caution - don't opt for the cheaper brand Pond's. Those do NOT work. Anyway, some people say that the pore strips are too harsh, but I've never had any problem. I'm on the regimen, and I have dry, semi-sensitive, acne-prone skin. I've had no problems! :D/ Just make sure you're not putting the