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  1. I'm 19 years old male and I've been suffering acne for the past 5 years. During this time I've used almost everything (bp, salicylic acid, zinc oxide you name it), now my skin looks really old, flaky and most of all oily on the top but looks dehydrated AF on the bottom. I've used bp for the past 2 years which helped with acne but it never solved the problem. Looking now I believe that it was bp that damaged my skin permanently. Now I'm going as natural as possible. My routine: AM - wash face w
  2. Hello all, This is a recent problem I've been facing with my skin and hopefully I can get some help :,) So I started using a face wash that my friend let me use because she didnt want it anymore, but it has exfoliating beads in it and since I dont have tons of money I kept using it because I thought i could get away with it until i can convince my parents to buy me a new one. Long story short, it's making me suffer now because the over exfoliating (i also exfoliate once a week and my face ma
  3. It's been just over a month and a half on Accutane. I'm on 40mg once daily. My skin had an initial breakout when I first started that was really bad but only lasted about a week. Once my skin healed from that it was nearly flawless besides scarring and hyperpigmentation. Then once again my skin broke out last week, assumably from my period, and it's slowly starting to heal up now. I've also gotten a few closed comedones (?) their like little headless pimples on my cheeks. They aren't too bad but
  4. So I started the regimen a few months ago and continued doing it for two months. I have oily skin but it looks pretty good with make up. I just wanted to stop using make up and I wanted my scars to disappear. I got really tired of the dryness and stopped it. I started it again two weeks ago since I saw how it made my pores smaller. Now I'm in the middle of my second week and my flakes are back. I need to use make up almost everyday and I am trying any cleanser and moisturizer I can but nothing s
  5. Hello everyone, I usually dont do this type of thing but I really need some help and advice. Im an 18 year old male whos a senior in highschool. I'm committed to play college football at a school in Nebraska and I just want to get my skin 100% normal again and get rid of all my acne probelms before I arrive on campus. I have had pretty bad acne breakouts off and on for the past year and a half and has led to alot of post marks and scars that have not gone away. Ive noticed that I have pretty la
  6. I've struggled with moderate acne since ~grade 7, and I'm 18 now. I haven't picked at it since middle school, but I have these awful red marks that just won't go away! From researching, I think they're hyperpigmentation? My dermatologist doesn't seem to think they're a big deal, and gave me a 5% glycolic acid moisturizer thing that doesn't help at all. I'm wondering if I should look into chemical peels/other removal methods, but my skin is so sensitive that I'm not sure if it would worsen.
  7. Hi! im relatively new to the regimen, i started it a couple weeks ago and made the mistake of using 10% bp, my skin turned red and eventually i had a layer of dead skin that peeled of in large flakes, my skin felt tight and moisturizer did little to help but my acne seems to slowed and such. Im planning on buying from acne.org so i can stop with the hit and misses when buying from the store. As of right now i still get smaller dry flakes on my skin and cannot apply any more bp since i only have
  8. hey guys!!!! So i have been experiencing flaky on my forehead and redness on my cheek and my nose. I also tend to miss applications every now and then. But how do i combat the redness and flakiness. Does Jojoaba oil help with this?
  9. Hello fellow acne sufferers, I have been on Duac(benzoyl peroxide + clindamycin) and retin a micro .04 % now for over a year, and my skin is so oily, yet so flaky. I am trying to cure my flakiness. I am currently using cetaphil moisturizer, but it is not doing enough. Here are my options: -jojoba oil -Cetaphil moisturizing cream -aquaphor -cerave pm moisturizer what are your thoughts?
  10. So I've been using The Regimen for about 2 and half months now and my skin is partly clear. There's still some hyper pigmentation from old pimples and my skin is still a little bumpy. However, my skin is really flaky and red and moisturizer doesn't really help, leaving my skin looking really parched. The moisturizer seems like it just lays on top of the dead skin and it makes my face look oily as well. I really want to scrub my face, but I don't since irritation = acne. I use Dan's AHA+ every 3
  11. Hello acne.org community. So I have a problem. I am starting to think that the Regimen's cons actually out weigh the pros. It is currently month 3, and I have seen some results. They are not the best by far, but definitely getting there. Anyway, I am still experiencing very dry and flaky skin. I have to bring a moisturizer to school, and every period I have to say I have to go to the bathroom, and apply moisturizer. I am very self conscious about how I look, and the flakiness is not good. I have
  12. I'm on my 6th week of the regimen and my skin is still bright red and peeling and flaky. When will this go away? What can I do to help it?
  13. I have been on the regimen for about a year now. It worked for me, all my acne has disappeared. However, every so often specific parts of my face (specifically the side of my left eye and the right cheek) become severely irritated. The skin turns red, it flakes and peels, it stings, and afterwards, there's a slight scar (not sure that I can call it that?) or at least mark (noticeably whiter, elevated skin) left from the irritation. The first time this happened, I tried not putting BP on the i
  14. My skin has mostly cleared up from active acne but it's extremely dehydrated and flaky ,, no amount of moisturizer would help and any product i apply simply flakes off or balls up.. nasty. So I have decided to cut it out of my regimen for a week and then go back only treating affected areas with tiny amounts. This might not be my best Idea, but I really can't deal with this dry tired looking skin. Yes, I have tried cutting back on the amount but I think what my skin needs is some time to r
  15. Hello (long post) Picture explanation The first photo of my nose, is right after I’ve cleansed my skin and removed the dead skin with a cotton pad. You can see that my skin doesn’t have any hydration or a protective barrier. The second photo shows my chin after waking up. You can see the yellow / white flakes of dead skin on my chin. I do also have this on the rest of my face (mainly: chin, nose and eyebrows). The amount of flaky skin on my face varies from day to day and I don’t know
  16. Ok so I started a whole makeover process this week. Skin, hair, weight loss. So I decided to update you guys on the products I am using as well. Weightloss: NatureWise Green Coffee bean extract have not changed my diet as of yet so its just the pills. I am hoping that these pill do not negative affect myskin I started at 121.4 lbs Goal 114lbs Day 1:121.4 lbs****Sept 11/Day 2 : 120 lbs****Day 3: 118.8 lbs*****Day 4: 119 lbs******Sept 14/Day 05: 119 lbs*** Hair: Mega Tek This is a pro
  17. Hello everyone *(Picture attached)* I've been battling with this wired type of skin / facial hair on my chin for a long time (1 year). I personally believe that it's caused by harsh products that I've been using. Before my summer holiday I completely stopped using any skin care products, except for a moisturizer (that isn't harsh). I hoped that this would allow my skin to heal, but after some time I can conclude that it's hasn't changed. My description of the condition: After using harsh pr
  18. Well it's the 3rd full day on the holy grail. I used up the last little bit of moisturizer I had this morning, so I stopped at Walgreens on my way home from work to get some more. Decided to try the Cetaphil this time. Also stopped and grabbed a bottle of Jojoba Oil because my skin is so dry right now. I can see the skin on my lower face and neck flaking off just from talking and turning my head *yuck* I have been through this before a few times, so it doesn't discourage me, just gross and makes
  19. Which moisturiser is best to use to clear flaky skin? The acne.org moisturiser seems to break a lot of people out (and has mainly bad reviews) and I don’t think it will be great for me, is E45 lotion any good or does E45 break a lot of people out too? What moisturiser is best for people with oily skin that also is a bit flaky and dry in areas (I want one that is non comedogenic and won’t break me out)?
  20. Hi everyone! Short-time lurker, first-time poster! My acne is mild (a few pimples a month). A while ago I regularly used Phisohex Face Wash. For the past four days, twice a day, I’ve used Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. Both of these products make my whole face dry, and my brows and nose become flaky. A short while ago I went a week of washing my face twice a day with only water, and as a result my face didn’t feel as dry -- and there was no flakiness. Apart from these two products, I don't us
  21. So I just wanted to say a few things about these last 6 weeks that I've been on the regimen and what has worked for me. Starting in my 20's I was getting a few pimples here and there but they would always go away nicely and never left any PIH marks. The summer of this year I all of a sudden started to breakout A LOT. I had like 10 pimples on my face and 2-3 coming in over night and they would leave horrible red marks. I started the regimen 6 weeks ago with the Neutrogena On the Spot BP for
  22. I've been on Spiro for almost a week now, 50 mg/day. I really like how drastically it has already reduced my oil production, it's a god send to have way less sebum on my scalp/face. But I am concerned about how dry and peely my skin is becoming. I washed with just plain water several times today, and I'm so dehydrated and need a LIGHT moisturizer...but all of them seem to break me out badly! I am not sure what to use, as fatty alcohols/acids [like cetyl/cetearyl alcohol] are major triggers. Ce
  23. this is my last week of my 20mg accutane course and iam experiencing flakes on my scalp should i go off accutane, im really scared is this dandruff?? pls someone has to help ????
  24. I have been using acne.org regime on and off for about a year. It leaves me pretty clear although i still get breakouts during my period. However, even though i have been using it for about a year, my skin is still extremely dry and flaky i don't think it has gotten use to the BP. I use two bumps of moisturizer after i apply BP yet multiple times throughout the dry i have to continually moisturize my face because it becomes so dry and irritating. I have tried to reduce the amount of BP, but then
  25. Hi everyone, I've been using the acne.org regimen with benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, cleanser and moisturiser. This has worked amazingly for me and pretty much cleared up all my acne. I put a little bit of BP on my forehead , cheeks and nose avoiding putting BP anywhere near my eyes twice a day. however, I have recently started getting extremely dry and flakey skin around my eyes, eyelids and around my eyebrows. It is quite irritated as well. i have tried to moisturise my skin and even used
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