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clchieng

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  1. I think you've got one of the responsible doctors out there, actually. Most docs will just give you a prescription and send you on your way. It's wise of her to recommend stopping for the time being (you can always try it again if it gets bad again). Antibiotics are a short-term treatment only, and won't really help you understand the underlying problem or figure out the long-term maintenance you really need. They're really meant to decrease bad inflammation/breakouts/infections in the short ter
  2. I tried it for about 12 days (diluted 1:3 parts water) and used it as a kind of wash. I put it on my face, left it on for about 10-15 minutes, then washed it off. Twice daily. Doing this gave me one of the worst breakouts of my life. I've been through purging (with Differin), and this didn't feel like purging. It just felt terrible, and my face was extremely dried out from it (I was getting breakouts in places I normally don't break out, on top of all the other places). ACV dries out your skin a
  3. AsiaXiah, are you planning on sticking with the Minocycline for a while? I'm in pretty much the exact same position, having come off Differin after 3 years. My doctor just put me on doxycycline for a persistent breakout/inflammation, but I think I'll stop it as soon as it clears up--he said it was fine, too. Only using the Cetaphil cleanser for the moment.
  4. Thanks, Bruce! I was looking at your regimen. So you use the Cetaphil for your hair as well? I've been trying baking soda/ACV as an alternative to shampoo, but it doesn't seem to be working too well. I'll give the Cetaphil a shot. Also, are you using the Gentle Cetaphil Cleanser or the Cetaphil Facial cleanser? I noticed tha the facial version actually has way more ingredients (including fragrances, oils, etc.). Thanks again. John
  5. Hi Everyone, I recently decided to go off my topical meds, and am looking for a good, natural disinfectant/cleanser for my breakouts. For the past couple of weeks, I've been washing with diluted ACV (1:3 with water). I leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash off twice a day. It brought my pimples to a head quickly, but also gave me new breakouts. So I guess I'm looking for something milder/less irritating that'll still work against the bacteria/dirt on my skin. Thanks for any help.
  6. Hi Everyone, I'm 32, and I'd been on benzoyl peroxide for the past 10 years and Differin for the past 3 years. I decided to simply stop all the meds about 5 months ago. My acne during high school was pretty mild (I didn't even remember having acne in high school until I looked at some old pictures), and I think that the years of meds might have made my condition worse. The first couple of months after stopping, things were going pretty steady, but the last month or so, I've had some pretty b
  7. Hi, I'd been using Differin for about 3 years and benzoyl peroxide for about 11 years--Differin at night, BP during the day. About 5 months ago, I decided to stop everything. I'm 32, a guy, and my hormones are pretty stable at this point--my acne was also pretty mild before I started using these topicals, which I think only irritated/weakened my skin and worsened the acne (a lot of irritating ingredients in the BP and Differin). My face was constantly pinkish and dry when I was on the meds.
  8. Hi, I'd been using Differin for about 3 years and benzoyl peroxide for about 11 years--Differin at night, BP during the day. About 5 months ago, I decided to stop everything. I'm 32, a guy, and my hormones are pretty stable at this point--my acne was also pretty mild before I started using these topicals, which I think only irritated/weakened my skin and worsened the acne (a lot of irritating ingredients in the BP and Differin). My face was constantly pinkish and dry when I was on the meds.
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