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  1. I have a kitten that is about five months old now and he often crawls on my chest and licks my face. It's annoying, but I let him do it one day. Let me just clarify that the results from the cat licking my face were incredible. My skin was an extremely smooth canvas and my blackheads on my nose were almost unnoticable. Maybe a cat's tongue is a miracle exfoliater? Cats use their own tongues to clean any impurities on themselves, so why wouldn't it work for scrubbing and deep-cleansing the pores
  2. Well, after some much needed moisturizer and jojoba, my skin is back on its way. The swelling is completely gone, and the redness has gone down significantly. Also, the popped areas are still healing. They're not completely gone, but they're looking a lot less angry! I did have to exfoliate with jojoba oil this morning, though. I rubbed a good amount of it between my hands and massaged my face with it in the shower. It works better for me when my flakes are wet; they just come right off
  3. After using an AHA+BHA facewash, i notice my skin is getting shiner, it is a tiny bit oily but after i clean it, the shine is still there. It's not only on my t-zone but also on my cheeks. Is it possible that my facewash cause over-exfoliating?
  4. I have combination skin, (oily in t-zone and dry on cheeks) I exfoliate twice a day, is that to much? my skin is so oily and even after applying an oil-free moisturiser after exfoliating ( I heard oily skin is due to over-excessively dry skin ) hence the moisturiser. I'm going to cut back to exfoliating once a day in the evening but what do I use in the morning?!?! I dont know wether I should buy a cleanser but I have no idea if that helps and what even is it? I would really appreciate some advi
  5. Hi everyone, Iam on 3rd week of acne.org regimen. My skin has became very dry and super flaky. Also my complexion has became very dark....its brown :(..please suggest should I discontinue it..I have seen many videos and read reviews everyone mention that skin dries out crazily. That should be fine but I don't like changing of complexion.. Which is very noticeable.. Is anybody facing same problem of skin darkening????
  6. Anyone know a good cream to exfoliate the face? Does it even help with acne? I get pimple about an inch below my lower lip on each corner of my chin, no where else. Looking to purchase something at wal mart. Thanks
  7. Hello, I have been looking for a salicylic acid-based exfoliator for my face. I have heard great things about both Stridex Maximum Pads and Paula's Choice BHA products. Does anyone here have experience with either product, and if so, could you tell me about your experience? I have normal to oily skin. Price isn't an issue. Thanks!
  8. Does anyone have experience dry brushing their skin with a baby brush? I'd love some details.
  9. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) vs. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

    Differences Between AHAs and BHAs AHAs and BHAs Work in Similar Ways AHAs and BHAs Have Similar Side Effects AHAs and BHAs Are Similar in Effectiveness Hydroxy acids are a group of acids that are used primarily for their ability to exfoliate the skin, and are used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne. For the purposes of this article, we will zero in on how they are used for acne. There are...
  10. How Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) Help with Acne

    Introduction to BHAs Types of BHAs Used to Treat Acne How Salicylic Acid Works to Clear Acne Salicylic Acid Treatments for Acne Characteristics That Affect the Strength of a BHA Product Side Effects of Salicylic Acid How Well Salicylic Acid Works on Acne Introduction to BHAs Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are a group of acids used to treat skin diseases like acne, ichthyosis, keratosis, warts, psoriasis, and sun-damaged skin. Of the several types of BHAs, salicylic...
  11. How Lactic Acid Helps with Acne

    Introduction to Lactic Acid How Lactic Acid Works to Clear Acne Lactic Acid Treatments for Acne Characteristics That Affect the Strength of a Lactic Acid Product Lactic Acid Side Effects How Well Lactic Acid Works on Acne Introduction to Lactic Acid Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Alpha hydroxy acids are a group of acids used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, ichthyosis, keratosis, warts, psoriasis, and sun-damaged skin. Lactic acid is...
  12. How Does Jessner's Solution Help Clear Acne?

    Introduction to Jessner's Solution How Jessner's Solution Works to Clear Acne Jessner's Solution Treatment Side Effects of Jessner's Solution How Well Jessner's Solution Works on Acne Summary Introduction to Jessner's Solution There are several types of chemical peels used to treat acne, and these peels normally contain one acid. Jessner's solution is a different type of chemical peel, made with a combination of ingredients. The components of Jessner's solution are: Salicylic acid (14%): Salicylic acid is a...
  13. Keratosis Pilaris - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

    Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris Causes of Keratosis Pilaris Diagnosis Treatment Keratosis Pilaris and Acne Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris may develop at any age but usually starts either before the age of 2 or in adolescence.1 The condition is very common: it occurs in up to 70% of adolescents and 40% of adults.2 People of all ethnicities are equally at risk. The signs and symptoms may include: Painless hard bumps 1-2 mm in diameter, which are often...
  14. So for like 5 months now, I have been showering with Ivory soap and a shower brush to scrub the dead skin cells off my back. And to my surprise, Ivory didn't break me out, in fact now I get less lesions on my back. However, I still have some remaining lesions. But I think the scrub should get more credit than the Ivory soap. Exfoliating my back everyday really helped. But that's just me. I was thinking about trying the Antibacterial Cetaphil Bar Soap. Has anyone tried it so far
  15. Right, so I have been suffering from these bumps across my forehead for about 6 months. I've tried benzoyl peroxide in hopes that it would clear away these bumps for about 1 month. It dried up my skin completely although did not remove the bumps. I'm starting to think that it is some sort of folliculitis as they first started across my hair line and gradually moved towards between my eyebrows and a few near my nose next to my cheeks. I've tried Nizarol and this has cleared up the bumps to some e
  16. I just want to start off and say this is the first time I've ever made a forum post, I am new to this website. I'm going to include some pictures of what my skin looks like right now. (Yes I am wearing makeup in the pictures and that's not something I can really stop doing as I'm very into makeup and don't feel as confident without it) Basically I have very noticeable bumps around my chin area, on sides on face, and forehead area. Pretty much everywhere but they are very bad on my chin area. I'm
  17. I need URGENT help. I've been on this water only regimen for 6 so weeks now and the dead skin cells are becoming an issue. without exfoliating, dead skin cells arise, and whenever i exfoliate with a washcloth REGARDLESS OF HOW GENTLE I AM I ALWAYS F**KING BREAK OUT. WTF.... i refuse to go back to using products. I need assistance. do help me, I have had enough of this turmoil i need to move on now. LITERALLY MY NOSE FEEL LIKE GRAVEL AND THANKS TO MY WASHCLOTH WHICH I USED 10 SO HOURS AGO I NO
  18. Hello, im new here. Ive read so much about exfoliation and how important that is for you, espeacially if you have acne prone skin like i do. Now, the thing is that i cant find the answer on how to exfoliate the areas on your face where you have facial hair grown, a beard for example. Shaving is one tip yes, but i prefer having beard. Are there any good ways of doing it? And also, how can i be sure that i have done it right? I mean, when i exfoliate my nose, around the nose, cheeks, foreheard etc
  19. How Glycolic Acid Helps with Acne

    Introduction to Glycolic Acid How Glycolic Acid Works to Clear Acne Glycolic Acid Treatments for Acne Characteristics that Affect the Strength of a Glycolic Acid Product Glycolic Acid Side Effects According to the FDA: Glycolic Acid Does Not Cause Cancer How Well Glycolic Acid Works on Acne Introduction to Glycolic Acid Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which is a type of acid used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, ichthyosis,...
  20. Now I know you guys missed me, it's been so long since my last entry, so here's a quick bullet-point entry to bring me back up to date (hehehe); Today: I did not go to the shopping centre and buy all the things I meant to (blender for smoothies/margaritas, sieve and mixer for baking chocolate-chip biscuits, non-comedogenic makeup, toothpicks) I did not wash my spare towels, or do my ironing, or go to the supermarket and buy healthy (or indeed any) food I did not go for the 8 km jog I wanted
  21. 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.
  22. I am on week 6 of Ziana. My whiteheads are surfacing. Would it be ok to exfoliate while on Ziana?
  23. Aczone and atralin 10 weeks in: Flaking and dry patches mainly near chin area but not breaking out there. Breakouts occur mostly on lower cheeks, with widespread closed comedones. Lots of hyperpigmentation. I have pics posted in the gallery. I think the main issue here is the flaking, which is probably why my skin hasn't improved very much. I haven't been exfoliating these past few weeks and i feel like its something I need to incorporate into my regimen. I just haven't found a gentle, effect
  24. Hey. So if you've been following my posts for awhile you'd know that I struggle with acne and flaky skin. I've been on the regimen for 8 months now, and it's really the only thing that's gotten my acne under control. Dryness however has ALWAYS been a problem since starting the regimen. Nothing has really cured the flaky skin yet. I have a question about scrubs... Since I have a lot of dead skin cells, is it okay to exfoliate every week or so? I have relatively sensitive skin, so I don't want to
  25. I wore makeup today! I thought my face was clear enough to wear some concealer and foundation. However, after the acne.org moisturizer, I put on some concealer on the red spots and foundation. I realized that my skin was super dry and flakes of skin was falling like snow flakes. My skin looks horrible with makeup on,and the red spots are visible because they look purple. I am not sure if I need to exfoliate to remove the dry skin and to have a smooth complexion. Please help any advise would do