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  1. Yes, getting rid of acne has been a breeze for me, but what hasn't been so easy to get rid of have been my blackheads. I have a lot on my nose and some around it and on my chin. I also have some on my forehead. My cheeks are clear though. (phew) Now that acne isn't such a pain anymore, my blackheads have become far more noticeable!! So, I did some research. Apparently black soap for blackheads seems to work! African Black Soap. But does it really? Is it as gentle and effective as everyone says
  2. Hi thought I'd share this with you. I've been using this once or twice a week as an exfoliator. I use retin a gel 1% three times a week so as you can imagine I get quite flaky skin. I came across this on someone's Facebook page so gave it a try. I mix 1 part baking soda (any brand) with 1 part coconut oil (liquid. Either warm up or let dissolve in your hand) mix them together( I just do it in my hands) and use as a scrub on your face. Just rinse off with warm water or leave 5 minutes as a mas
  3. I use to use retin-a 1% every night, for about 4 months straight I'd say. The peeling never went down, i would exfoliate daily by rubbing in tons of moisturizer, continuing to rub until the dead skin pilled up, then lightly rubbing in circular motions all over with a face cloth. This would tend to get the worst of it, although it would leave my skin raw, not so much because it was red but it would sting when I applied toner and moisturizer afterwards, even though my toner is alcohol free. But
  4. Hey guys! Due to recent success with my newly formulated regime I wanted to share it with others so that maybe they could benefit. Obviously as we all know by now there isn't exactly one thing that works for everybody. I am 20 years old now and finally found what works for me and my answer was: thyme! And a few other select all natural ingredients that are affordable and all can be found in your local grocery store. I have tried BP (Proactive) and other acne products (Clean & Clear, St. Ive
  5. Hey everyone! I haven't posted on these boards much, but now that I've found something that controls my acne I wanted to share for others out there struggling with stubborn/long-term acne. I'm a 23 year old female. I have very sensitive oily/combination skin. I've had acne since I was 12 and I've tried a lot of different treatments through all the years including over the counter, prescription topical retinoids/benzol, birth control, anti-biotics and chemical peels. I've struggled with contro
  6. For at least 6 months I have had clear skin and I feel guilty not sharing it with others, and even though everyone's body is different, here is what worked for me.... Notes: I had continuous moderate acne since middle school. I am now in my early 20's. Results came very quickly upon starting this (pretty random) system. Once in a blue moon I will get a little on top of the skin pimple, but it's always very small and not a big deal at all. I still have oily skin and flat red marks left be
  7. I've been fighting acne for 4 years now. I started on Proactiv like everybody else, and it worked- for 9 months. Then my acne got progressively worse and worse. My derm put me on differin (did nothing), benzoil peroxide products (nada), and tazorac. I stuck with taz for about a year. It didn't seem to help, but didn't seem to hurt it either. I used to use benzaclin to spot treat, and it worked when I was younger, before any of this major breakout stuff happened. I read about holistic treatmen
  8. I posted this somewhere else too but figured I should add this to my pre-accutane updates. The bumps on my face have been bugging me SO much! So I read that vinegar can be helpful with folliculitis and other noninflamed acne and I also saw a lot of posts about baking soda and apple cider vinegar on your face. Decided to give it a go. After 2 days I'm seeing the bumps go WAY down and some that weren't budging for what felt like ages have finally come to a head. I simply added some ba
  9. Am I even using the correct type of baking soda? Cause I live in Germany and Im just not so sure its exactly the same as what the people use from which i read all the reviews from... reasons for my doubt: People said they put it on their palm and mix it with water into a paste. But when I put a few drops of water on it, it sort of all bubbles up and sizzles. When I put it on my face it feels sandy and it really stings. Well I've been using it for five days, every evening, and in the morni
  10. My english is not the best and this will be long, but totally worth it. Anyways there is a tl dr at the end of the post. I always told myself that the day I find a way to cure my acne I would share it with other people. Only a personal who suffered severe acne knows how hard your life can be with this problem. For start I have to advice that I will NOT discuss if this is effective or not, I have to tell you this because I have seen many people in this forum through the years who is more c
  11. Day before yesterday, i did this baking soda exfoilating thingy on my chest amd back. Making paste of baking soda and water. After the shower i found white bumps in my cleavage and breast area. Its irritating me..:/ my chest aint soft to touch beacuse of this. Did this stupid baking soda thingy caused this? I use vaseline oat lotion after shower. Might this be the reason? How to get rid of it...i first of all dunno what the it is..whiteheads? Keratosis pilarsis? Acne? No idea..they are hard.
  12. Recently, I put baking soda on a pimple on my cheek, and it turned into a mark. Is this just a coincidence? I haven't touched the pimple otherwise with any products, just exfoliating regularly.
  13. People are slowly becoming more aware of the importance of alkalizing the body, and how much of a positive effect it can have on your health. Myself included. Though i've known about the importance for many months, i'm still learning about all the various techniques. This one in particular focuses on alkalizing cancer cells, but doing it in a manner that assures the alkalinity will reach the internal environment of the cell, thus altering the ph state and causing the cell to self-destruct.
  14. Hey guys! I wanted some input about using baking soda on entire body/face. I used it on my face twice a day, made a thick paste and used it in the shower on my back and arms ect... It was going really well the first couple of days. And then about a week in, I started to break out A LOT. Everywhere. More than usual. I'm wondering if it takes a while for this stuff to work its magic or if it's just irritating my skin to no end. I had to stop using it because my acne was inflamed and red. Should
  15. I have had a small patch of folliculitis on the back of my neck for about 18 months now. My doctor put me on several antibiotic creams and then pills. Neither worked, so he said the only resort was to take Accutane. I hate ingesting harsh drugs and keep hearing that one should avoid Accutane at all costs, so i have tried everything from coconut oil (did nothing) to tea tree oil (helps some) to see if i can discover a natural cure/magic bullet. So, my best friend, years ago had a back acne sit
  16. Can Applying Toothpaste to the Skin Treat Acne?

    A brief search on the internet reveals that many people use toothpaste as a home remedy for acne. Of course, toothpaste is intended for dental hygiene and is not marketed or intentionally designed as an acne treatment. But toothpaste contains a large number of substances, and it is possible that one or more of these ingredients have a beneficial effect for acne sufferers. On the contrary, there commonly are ingredients in toothpaste that can be...
  17. Baking Soda and Acne

    Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), is a common household product used in baked goods, toothpaste, for cleaning, odor control, and sometimes even as an antacid. Many people also wonder if it might help with acne by mixing it with water and applying it as a paste on acne-affected areas.1 Scientists have never performed a study directly on whether baking soda might help with acne. The only clinical evidence we have regarding baking soda...
  18. I broke out with cysts all over my face last year and they have subsided a lot since I've been taking antibiotics. I have a few leftover cysts that are not responding very well and it seems like every pore on my face is clogged. Obviously, I want to unclog my pores so I won't get more cysts. (I'm also thinking of taking accutane, but I know that with every pore being clogged my IB would be horrendous so I want to clear them out a bit first) I tried baking soda on my skin a few days ago. I
  19. Hello my name is Brittany.... I am 22, African-American female and this is how I cleared my acne. All through high school I had clear skin. My breakouts didn't start until I turned 20 and from there my acne became horrible! I always suffered from back acne (it runs in the family) but it wasn't severe. I didn't worry much about it. As I started getting older it would clear up (especially with me being heavily active in sports) Once I turned 20. The whiteheads on my nose were the only