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  1. Hello there! I'm really confused if I'm experiencing purging or just keep irritating my skin... I've recently started using Mandelic acid 10% + HA, in hopes of getting rid of my closed comedones on the chin and stubborn occasional breakouts on cheeks and chin My skin is really sensitive and I've decided to start with a mild acid first. I've also changed all of my skincare to avene (moisturizer and serum, toner) and uriage (milk cleanser) to minimize the possibility of irritation, as well
  2. One day I woke up with these small forehead bumps all over my forehead, my temples and all the way up until my hairline. I have no idea what to do. I have tried almost everything in the past two months. Anti-dandruff shampoo (severely dried out my skin and didn't improve the bumps), cetaphil gentle skin cleanser paired with a lightweight oil-free moisturizer, the Kiehl's line (midnight recovery, Calendula toner, etc) manual and chemical exfoliating products (ie peter thomas roth glycolic acid pa
  3. My son is just starting week 8 on the regimen and although we are now only just beginning to see some imorovement, his face has become red like a sunburn over the past few days.The only thing i can think of is that he just introduced the AHA earlier this week. He was doing half AHA and half moisturiser every night for about 4 nights and was experiencing quite a lot if stinging even diluting it like this. I have advised him to stop the AHA for now and see if his skin calms down. Any advice would
  4. Just further to my post about introducing the AHA to my 17 year old sons routine. As mentioned he's been on the regimen for 4 weeks and still battling breakouts. I have yet to order the AHA cream but I have an excellent AHA cleanser which has kept me clear for years and Im wondering if in the meantime he could mix a little bit of this into his acne.org cleanser once per day? It's 12% strength I think so i thought just using a little bit could gradually get his skin used to it. What do you thin
  5. My 17 year old son has been doing the regimen for 4 weeks now. Although the sides of his face started clearing after about week 2, he started breaking out around his chin and lower face area pretty bad so he's getting frustrated that its not working and wants to give up. I know that you are supposed to introduce the AHA after a month, so I just want to know if its still ok given that he's not significantly clearer yet? Also, he has used the regimen before with good results but this time he start
  6. Hey, I’m 14 years old supposedly struggling with hormonal acne. I’ve got spots and blackheads on my forehead, acne scars on my cheeks, whiteheads and blackheads on my nose and clogged pores pretty much everywhere. I’ve considered using AHA and BHA peels by The Ordinary as I’ve heard chemical peels really benefit your skin. I was wondering if they really work or if they make things worse. Has anyone tried chemical peels or are there alternatives?
  7. Sorry went a little nuts with the tags on this thread probably. Anyway, Ive been meaning to make a post about this for months. I literally cannot stop using BP gel (cream? gel? not sure its white). I have been using it pretty much every time I shave/wash my face for years. I wash my face about once a day, sometimes every two days. I have good hygiene, but I find if I wash more than that my face looks 10 times worse. Also, the BP is necessary every time now. I will have the same areas (on s
  8. I've been using AHA for a month and I noticed I got a little sunburnt, what sunscreen should I buy??
  9. I have an AHA+ Glycolic acid 10% tube from acne.org and it expires in 10/2018. I opened the tube in December 2017 and I am still using it in April 2018. Does this tube need to be thrown away a certain amount of time after opening it like benzoyl peroxide(Duac) usually does due to it being ineffective after being opened for so long? Or does it not matter how long ago it was opened? Do I need to store the AHA glycolic acid in the fridge after opening like you do with Duac benzoyl pero
  10. PrincessNani

    AHA Making Skin Peel?

    I've been on the regimen since November 2017, and I added AHA to the regimen in the beginning of February 2018. I put it on at night time 1/2 and 1/2 with my moisturizer, and I've noticed that shortly after applying the AHA, it will start to kind of crumble up, especially around my chin. Is anyone else having this problem? I'm not too sure if I should just go ahead and stop using it or not, because I am seeing results in regards to my hyperpigmentation.
  11. JJ-storm

    AHA glycolic acid

    I have started using AHA glycolic acid 10% from acne.org for fading hyperpigmentation brown acne marks. I use this on top of my Duac once daily gel (Benzoyl peroxide 5%, Clindamycin 1%) so I apply the AHA after/on top of the Duac and I leave it overnight. To get the best results from the AHA glycolic acid is it best to use it without Duac underneath? Would I see faster results from glycolic acid for removing hyperpigmentation if I used AHA in the morning and having just AHA on my face alone and
  12. JJ-storm

    AHA glycolic acid

    I have started using AHA glycolic acid 10% from acne.org for fading hyper pigmentation brown acne marks. I use this on top of my Duac once daily gel (Benzoyl peroxide 5%, Clindamycin 1%) so I apply the AHA after/on top of the Duac and I leave it overnight. To get the best results from the AHA glycolic acid is it best to use it without Duac underneath? Would I see faster results from glycolic acid for removing hyperpigmentation if I used AHA in the morning and having just AHA on my face alone
  13. Hi ever since I started using the AHA it seems that my face is either slightly red all over or slightly darker pigment than the rest of my face. Am I using too much AHA? I used about an index fingers work just as I do the benzoyl peroxide.
  14. grumpybunny


    So many changes since my last post, and only a few of them related to my skin. About a month ago I moved from Asheville to Greensboro for a job promotion. And while it has been an amazing opportunity, it's also been hectic. I've been sick twice during that time, including during the actual move itself. I have had to make a lot of adjustments. Although I have been good about keeping up with my skincare during that time. One of the set backs has been that anytime I am presented with a differ
  15. Hi all! I am 26 y/o female. I have been using Dan's regimen for about 5 months now. I have had some improvement, but am still seeing some hormonal acne in my chin and cheeks. I am currently doing BP and lotion in the morning, then BP and lotion + AHA at night. I am considering buying OTC Differin to add to my regimen and replacing the nightly BP with it. Should a lotion be used AFTER applying a retinol? Would anyone care to weigh in on this? I would like to incorporate a retinol into my routin
  16. Hey guys! I've recently introduced Niacinamide (Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% by The Ordinary) into my skin care regime and I was just wondering if it would create or cause a negative reaction on my skin. I'm planning on applying the Niacinamide first, then wait a bit for it to absorb. Once done, I'd layer the AHA Lotion (Acne.org) on top. Does this sound suitable? Please let me know, any responses are much appreciated! Thanks
  17. Lordrovik

    How much AHA

    I have the big bottle, so i’m wondering how many pumps i should take? Thanks
  18. I’ve been on the regimen for a month now and am miraculously clear! I just used The AHA moisturizer last night and woke up looking very fresh faced. My husband even noticed. I was glowing. Tonight when I did my regimen I noticed for the first time ever my skin was pink after applying my BP. I’m using a full index finger’s length 2x a day. I’m definitely flaky, but I’m happy with that as opposed to active acne. So my question is, is this from my use of AHA last night and is it normal? Or am I usi
  19. boohoohoo

    Closed comedones?

    Ive had ups and downs with inflammatory acne for years now. It's been incredibly bad before and right now its slight/moderate. I've realized that most inflammatory pimples that ive gotten, started out as closed comedones. However, I can't figure out how to get rid of these closed comedones. If I squeeze them, it's always a 50/50 chance that the squeezing will either empty the pore/clear it up, or it will aggravate it and cause an inflamed pimple. I'm wondering what types of products I can use
  20. I have 2 problems : 1- under skin acne bumps mainly on my cheeks 2- rash or discoloration on the cheeks ( same area ) I went to a dermatologist and he prescribed me Doxycycline 200mg/day and Vitamin c . I believe that is for the bumps only right ? it will not solve the pigmentation . I am thinking that I can start using Glycolic Acid cream 5% and then go for the 10% , will be that okay or I should wait until all acne is cleared up ?
  21. Hello there! I need help! So about a month or so ago I made the stupid decision to start using pore strips. (I did 3, a week apart between each). The blackheads on my nose were never even that bad in the first place, but the pore strips caused me to have huge pores and SO many blackheads that I never had before. Anyways I picked my nose blackheads once to get rid of them but they just returned so I started using AHA on my nose to hopefully increase the cell turnover and solve my problem. A few
  22. Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to use both AHA and BHA together. I use glycolic acid at night and I was wondering if I could use salicylic acid 2% gel in the morning or if it would be too much? Also, I'm a woc (black) and I have ice pick scarring, is there any other procedure except TCA peels that is suitable for my skin? I don't want to experience hyper or hypopigmentation. (I do not have any existing pimples right now, just a little hyperpigmentation and ice pick scarring)
  23. meydany

    AHA+ with Jojoba Oil

    Hi, Recently i've stopped using my Cerave Moisturizing Lotion because I noticed it made me oilier in the morning, and using AHA+ every day seems fine to me. Is it possible to start mixing a few drops of jojoba oil with a pump of AHA+ and apply that every night after bp? I normally have very oily skin throughout the day, so I really hope this won't make me oilier.
  24. I have been on the regimen for a little over a month now and recently I have broken out really badly. Mulitple zits. I am wondering if this treatment is not working or if I'm in the purging phase. I am also wondering whether I should get aha for my old acne scars. Please help needed ASAP!
  25. Peace456

    Aha question

    If I am only using the benzoyl peroxide on certain areas of my face, do I do the same with aha? For instance I am not putting the BP on my forehead at all , will I be putting the aha on my forehead once I start using it?