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  1. Summer is coming and the situation is not fine, so I decided to change my regimen for the last time. If the situation doesn't change, I will stop to use all these stupid creams. My new regimen: Every day (twice a day) I will use a Cleanser with 1% of Benzoyl Peroxide Every Morning I will apply a moisturizer (Sebium Hydra) For the nights: twice a week I will apply clindamycin 1% gel three times a week I will apply tretinoin 0.05% twice a week I will apply Sebium Global (a cream with
  2. First off, this is a blog to track my personal progress as I'm sick of writing it in different journals and losing it...also I'm hoping to come to some insights from others along the way. I'm trying to figure out the cause of my acne which I feel is next to impossible, but I do think I can maybe figure out what things make it better and worse. For that reason I may also include diet information and what day of my cycle I'm on. Sorry if that is too personal for you but this is kind of an experi
  3. Most people out there have acne that's nice enough to dry up on its own with or without acne treatment. A couple of years ago, I just started getting these ridiculously stubborn clogged pores that will never go away no matter what I put on my skin. Also, nothing can prevent them from forming. They are extremely deep and they become inflamed spontaneously. The plugs that I get are huge, solid plugs that are like splinters. People tell me not to squeeze them but if I don't squeeze them out, they w
  4. I wish I had some photos of myself... Just to update on the progress of my current skin cleansing regimen which I have found works well for my sensitive skin. To reiterate, I do have sensitive skin that stings & burns when it comes into contact with certain chemicals. What exactly those are I never know, but I'm trying to be minimalist and more natural in my skin care. For example, I burned myself with a small amount of Vaseline. Go figure. In the future, if I require something to help
  5. 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)
  6. Hi all, I'm currently using the Acne.org regime with face wash -> bp -> 1/2 aha + moisturizer. I was wondering if it would be okay for my skin to use the Neutrogena Acne Correct & Cover on top of all of this? It is basically a tinted moisturizer with Salicylic Acid. I'm starting a new internship tomorrow and I don't want to go in my first day of work with a bare face! Thanks.
  7. Hello I'm 21 and have had acne since i was 13, if i dont constantly wash my face it gets VERY oily. I went on isotretinoin when i was 17 and it has helped my body acne and clear my face a little but the amount of spots i'm still getting is constantly getting me down to the point i dont leave the house. When i wake up i use a Garnier exfoliating scrub which has salicylic acid 2.5%, then throughout the day at work i wipe my face with a deep cleansing face wipe once or twice. Then after i f
  8. Hi everyone, I just wanted to write about and share what products have worked for me. I've been clear of acne and clogged pores for a significant amount of time now (I can't remember when I started) and I can confidently say that this is the perfect regime for me. AM: Cleanse: Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash Exfoliate: Alpha Hydrox 10% Glycolic Acid Enhanced Lotion SPF: Ombrelle SPF 60 Face Ultra-Fluid Lotion (1/4 tsp) PM: Makeup/Sunscreen Remover: Jojoba Oil
  9. Okay, so I have mild to moderate acne, mostly around my mouth and cheeks in form of whiteheads. I have very sensitive skin that gets dry and peels very easily. I was prescribed benzaclin about two years ago and used it sparingly, and it helped my skin but recently my skin has started to get not so good again. I went to the doc and was prescribed Retin-A Micro and Benzaclin again. What I usually do is wash my face with salicylic acid in the morning, moisturize with SPF, and at night use a BP/sa
  10. I was recently prescibed Bezaclin Gel about a week ago & I was told to use a moisturizer. The moisterizer I use contains salicylic acid, & I was wondering if this is too much chemicals to be putting on my face. My face is very dry still. Also when I apply the lotion my face burns a little bit. Do I need to change the moisturizer?
  11. I have finally found a regimen that works on my adult acne and wanted to share my results with you and let you know my routine. I struggled with mild to moderate acne since my early 20's. I have tried everything in the past! Even tried BP from Acne.org.... Finally, I discovered a perfect remedy by chance..... I use the following 2X a day: I have been blemish free for a month now!! Oil Free Acne Wash (any brand with Salicylic acid) AHA+ from Acne.org Clean and Clear Dual A
  12. Hi, I'm a long-time reader, first time poster. I've been on a pursuit to cure my acne without Accutane. I've had acne since I was a teenager (I'm 38, Caucasian, female), and the only reprieve I got was from going on Accutane in my early 20s. My acne came back during my first pregnancy in my early 30s, and I have been battling with it ever since. I've been reading many forums on acne.org for several months now, and I have many of people's suggestions: I'm taking Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5 (in l
  13. I get very minor bumps on my neck from shaving. I use the two-blade Trac II razor which has been very gentle on my neck (I recommend it). Nonetheless, I still have a few very small bumps. It's hardly noticable at all, but I'm wondering if I can get rid of the bumps with AHA+ or a Salicylic acid product (maybe the Stridex pads). I use The Regimen on my face and have been clear of acne for five years. But I don't want to use BP on my neck because I don't want to bleach collars, and I don't get muc
  14. 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!
  15. the heading says it all. with winter coming this has come in my mind(and also a few others i know!). so what do u guys think? the temperature here is something around 14-15 to even 6-7 degree centigrade during winter months. it's not just warm like many countries,neither do we get snowfall or anything that cold. but i've still skeptical as to whether or a SA wash is okay for winters. please note : moisturising with a light or heavy(as per need) moisturiser will be a must(or as necess
  16. Hi all, I'm a guy in his mid 20s from the UK who has always suffered with mild - medium acne. However over the last few years (and months!) it seems to be getting worse, not better. I know it is winter, but I still feel like I should have better skin than this. I have a very corporate job and my skin can really get me down/drain confidence from me. Most recently I've been getting loads of white heads and redness on my cheeks and deeper, bigger, more painful spots along my jawline(nearer the
  17. Firstly I would just like to say hello and thank you for all the information I have picked up here over the past few months. During this time I have grown increasingly conscious and irritated by my bacne and so began scouring the web for solutions. Most of these were quick fixes for people who have a zit the day before prom and are 'freaking out', but then I found this place. It has helped reading the numerous pieces of information dotted around throughout the forum and thanks to the fact that t
  18. Hey all. I talk a bit about the Regimen here, but since it isn't part of the Regimen, this really fits better in this forum--hopefully some buyers of Dan's products ou tthere can help me. Basically, I loved Dans Salicylic Acid+ product. I used BP in the morning and SA at night and not only did it keep me clear, but it kept me free of those gosh darn closed comeomes that always seem to pop up around my moutn (BP 2x a day does not help this). Unfortunately, my stash of SA is now almost gone (u
  19. Hi, After reading a lot of good things about salicylic acid, I decided to give it a shot. Heard that Paula's Choice was the best choice for this, so I ordered the 2% BHA liquid. I've been using it for six days now, every morning and evening. In these days I started breaking out worse than I used to in like six months. It's mostly small to medium whiteheads, but there's a lot of them. I didn't have it so bad for a long time, so I'm thinking it might be caused by the salicylic acid. Salicylic
  20. Keratosis Pilaris - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

    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 the same color as your skin but can also be red, white, pinkish, or...
  21. Is Mineral Makeup Good for Acne?

    All makeup contains some minerals, which are necessary for makeup to have color. Pure mineral makeup is makeup that consists only of minerals. In other words, true mineral makeup does not contain any fragrances, water, oils, waxes, or preservatives. Just minerals.1,2 Since pure mineral makeup only contains dry solids, it usually comes in the form of loose or pressed powders.1,2 However, many manufacturers today use the term "mineral makeup" loosely to market a variety of products. For...
  22. 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...
  23. 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 Efficacy of Lactic Acid 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 a...
  24. 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 Efficacy of Salicylic Acid 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 acid is by far the BHA most often used in...
  25. 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 Efficacy of Jessner's Solution 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 beta...