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  1. Skintuition

    A Solution?

    I've had flaky skin from BP for 8 months and I can't take it anymore, so I am changing up the regimen to meet my needs, and I want everyone's advice and input. I'm willing to do ANYTHING to stop my skin from flaking. (btw I suffer from acne, so using too little bp I will break out) WHAT I DO NOW: Mornin': Cleanser, 1 pump BP, 2 pumps moisturizer + 5 drops of jojoba Night: Same thing WHAT I USE: CeraVe foaming facial cleanser, acne.org bp, cerave moisturizing lotion, acne.org jojoba oil W
  2. So I had the type of acne that looked like rashes...loads of small, tiny raised spots...from afar my skin looked smooth, but up close the surface was rough and uneven. My skin type is oily/sensitive so 99.9 per cent of the time my skin reacts to most over the counter treatments, even stuff like Simple which is meant to be for sensitive skin types! So I went back to basics... From Boots I purchased Dead Sea Mineral Soap for £3.49 and use it only at night. Because it gets rid of the grim
  3. kingjosie

    Acne With Eczema?

    So as you may have seen from earlier posts, I attempted the caveman regimen after coming off of benzoyl peroxide as a way of detoxing the damage that the chemical caused to my skin. My skin was very very very oily as a result of using BP, so I thought I'd give the caveman regimen a try as I'd heard of it helping oily skin. So that was nearly 3 months ago. About 2 months in, I discovered the oiliness had subsided but now completely. Although my skin had almost completely cleared of acne itself,
  4. hey I've been using the regime for a year now. Some of my acne has cleared up but not all of it. My skin is oily in some areas and unbearably flaky and dry in some which all started after i used the regimen. MY skin still stings from using BP. I use two pumps because I've been using the regimen for so long but i don't think its still suppose to burn. I follow everything exactly also i use AHA. should i decrease the amount of bp that I'm using? for reference I'm 16 years old with moderate acne t
  5. Hey all. Im about to finish my 2nd month on Accutane which actually makes me happy because everyone tells me that accutane begins to remove pimples once and for all starting on month 3, so that makes me ecstatic. But I have a problem. When I take a shower and gently pat my face dry, I notice some blood spots to appear on the towel. I look at the mirror and it's some of my pimples. They just randomly pop and start bleeding. I don't want to get acne scars, so why does this keep happening? Al
  6. Does Retina A 0.1% concentration cream cause better results after Accutane? My Background Story: I recently finished a 6-month Accutane course where I endured flaky, thin, dry crumbly scaly skin, dry eyes, peeling lips. With two months left in my course, I had completely clear skin that made me so happy. I finished Accutane with a smile on my face and no worries ahead of me. A week after finishing Accutane, my skins texture transformed from smooth and non-oily to rough, oily and full of li
  7. I'm 22 and I have oily skin. My journey with acne and acne treatments began when I was 7 years old. I actually don't have hormonal acne anymore (thanks, spiro!) but I have a lot of deep, closed comedones all over my face with a few inflamed pimples cropping up each week. All in all, I've come a long way from the cystic, volcanic skin I had 2-3 years ago. A few days ago, I asked about how to remove closed comedones in the Oily Skin forum, and a commenter mentioned salicylic acid. I used BHAs i
  8. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but I have been told by two different doctors that I have Seborrheic Dermatitis, specifically on my chin and chin only. I am a 22 year old male, I live in Colorado where the weather is dry with low/no humidity. This condition has lasted for about 6 years. I grew up believing it was acne, and therefore treated my chin as acne. The truth is, my SD causes pimples on my chin. My SD could have been caused by the climate I live in, the food I eat, the trea
  9. Nostromo

    Sudden Flaky Skin?

    Hello, I'm having some issues and I'd like to see if someone can help me / tell me what might be the causes. I'm like a month into the regimen. My acne is getting better, I still break out but better still. Thing is, I'm having trouble with random, eventual flaky days. I started handling my dryness pretty well after founding the right mosturizer for me and adding jojoba oil, but there are this random days when, all of the sudden, my skin gets SERIOUSLY flaky, dead skin patches everywhere.
  10. I just started prescription acne medication for only 3 days and my face has already become dry, flaky, red, and irritated. Taking my dryness, flakiness, irritated, & red skin, what is the best facial moisturizers (both A.M. & P.M.) that is non-comedogenic AND oil free? I wish I could just put that intense moisturizing hand cream on my face because I feel like that's the kind of moisture I need, but obviously that is not good for my acne. A few options I've heard good things about are:
  11. Ive noticed I breakout with any substantial amount of dietary fat. I know this to be true for nuts and meats. (I am still experimenting with Omega 3s like Fish and Flax seed) Does anyone else have this problem/knows how to correct it? It is hard for me to get enough calories when eating like this. Thanks!
  12. 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
  13. hi All, Hope anyone can help me out. I started the regiment a month ago, and so far it reduced the acne in my problem area, but because I apply it all over my face - or I don't know why, I started to have pimples on my forehead which I never had before... Should I just apply BP on the problem area? Is my forehead not going to freak out without the BP? I assume it got used to it by now, so if I take it away... I'm getting married in 3 weeks and my skin is dry - it's not the worst thing, but I
  14. ladypeace

    Gator Skin!

    Since starting the regimen, using acne.org products, I have noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin. A LOT BETTER, which is a miracle. However, I am noticing my skin looks like a leather bag or that of a gator ( or somme other type of rough skinned reptile) Im noticing ugly scars too and Im concerned that this could be from the harshness of bp? I kno that flakes are a part of the process but I figured my skin would adjust by now! ALSO what about the scars? What can I do to avoid them? They are
  15. Skintuition

    Flaky Skin, Help!

    Ok, I've been on the Acne.org Regimen for 5 months. It's time consuming, it's tough, and absolutely does not fit in with your schedule if you are on the go much. However, the only reason I've continued to do it is because it's given me clear skin, which is what I wanted in the first place. However, the cons at the moment are catching up to the pros. My skin is dry, and very flaky all the time. Every time I go swimming and get out of the water, within minutes my skin is peeling off and everyone n
  16. AmericanOrphan

    Flaky Skin, Acne, And Scars

    Hey everyone: I am 25 and I've had moderate to severe breakouts since I was 14. I've tried everything (tazorac, differin, bp, ocm, aha, acv) and visited multiple dermatologists with no success. I'm wondering if I even have acne or if its some other skin condition that is causing my breakouts. My skin is very flaky and dry, yet if I use any type of moisturizer my skin gets extremely shiny and oily. My skin is clearly damaged from all the different treatments over the years, plus my hab
  17. Hi everyone! I've been on the regimen for a few months now & like most people, I've had serious issues with dry, flaking skin. I find myself having to moisturize sometimes 4-5 times A DAY in order to keep the flakes at bay; and they still reappear a few hours after. I've been using jojoba oil for a bit now & it has helped a lot with the flakes but they were definitely still severe. BUT I have found (well, I'm sure lots of people have tried this before but I felt I should share it) a tric
  18. Been on accutane 40mg for a month now and the main side effect is the dry skin. It flakes a lot and I normally just gently peel off the dry skin at the end of the day with some tweezers, but I'm starting to wonder if I should still do this or not. I moisturize like crazy with CeraVe, minus when I'm at work for 8 hours. Is there anything out there that helps with the flakiness, any good exfoliators? I've tried a few Lush products, oatifix and cup o' coffee, but oatifix made me break out a little
  19. Madzcrain

    Flakes And Makeup Angst

    Help!! I'm around a month and a half, two months into the Regimen. Two weeks in I was completely clear, but still flaky--I only had mild acne. Then prom was coming up, so on my one month mark I started gently exfoliating, thinking that I it was slow and gradual my flakes would be gone. It worked for my flakes, but then I broke out horrendously--five deep pimples the next week. I stopped exfoliating and started being super gentle--like magic, the pimples have gotten smaller and less irritated.
  20. Shawna82

    Paulas choice has ruined my skin!

    Recently started using paulas choice "gentle" skin care for moderate to severe acne. For the first time ever I have dry flaky patches of skin. I stopped using the product but my skin is still dry and flaky and much worse than before. Any suggestions on how to fix it? I've used proactive sensitive skin in the past and it was an effective product but I'm afraid to use anything harsh or that could worsen my skin...
  21. Oh, boy. So, I'll start by saying that I am writing mostly out of desperation--definitely out of frustration. I'm just returning from yet another visit to yet another dermatologist, and am no closer to clarity . . . A bit of context: I've been using the Proactiv three-step system for about 14 years now. I started by using all three steps, and have stopped using the third step maybe seven years ago? Now I just use the cleanser and toner. I think I have a pretty mild case of acne, though I
  22. kingjosie

    Slight Issue...

    SO as you may see from earlier posts, i went through with the caveman regimen. i went two months, one without washing, another using just water a few times a week and this really helped my skin recover from a months use of bp. i realised my skin was getting flaky often so i thought "ok this is the dead skin mask again this is normal i can just exfoliate this" which i did. then again a few days later. then again afew less days later. then eventually i had to do it two days in a row. my skin is so
  23. Saw this tip in a YouTube video by Omabelletv. Apply the regimen products as usual and when moisturizer is absorbed, spray some Fix plus (fix+) by MAC all over your face. Put liquid foundation on the back of your hand and stipple on foundation with a wet beauty blender (or beauty blender dupe like I have.) This technique does not disturb the dry flakes on your face or raise them up and make them more noticeable like applying makeup with a brush or your fingers can do. I have been on the regimen
  24. I've been using the regimen for 2 months...the redness has not subsided yet....its actually getting worse plzzz helppp!!! What should i do? Shall i stop using it...is it a normal reaction?