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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mm88girl

    Beginning Intro

    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
  6. Blackstock94

    What Worked For Me

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. mama_bird

    Updating My Progress And Method.

    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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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)
  19. 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
  20. Just looking for some feedback/insight as I re evaulate my condition and understanding. I'm a 34 year old female. Type of acne: I very rarely ever get small (what I consider the poster type of acne--little red bumps with white tops). When I do, BP is very effective for me to clear them up. 99.9% of my problem is always more cystic in nature. Although they do not seem as deep/large as they used to they still originate as painful bumps under the skin which make a red spot that you can't do any
  21. Hello, do any of you tried of heard of louis de widmer acne cream? It contains salicylic acid and sulfur. My dermatologist prescibed it to me but I never used it cuz It leaves my face orange cuz the cream its tinted. But I'm trying again this cream again since yesterday. Other than that it doesnt irritate my skin so thats a big plus but I dont know if it works well on cysts and clogged pores wich is my main problem right now.
  22. I got a new foundation with salicylic acid in it. Instead of helping my skin, I got 10-15 clogged pores after only 2 days of wear. I've heard people say salicylic acid causes purging and basically brings all the gunk under your skin to the surface. Do you think that's what this is or do you think this is just another product that was a miss for me? Have you experienced purging due to facial cleansers and lotions or makeup with salicylic acid? How long did it last?
  23. Does anyone know if using a 2% salicylic toner followed by a 2% salicylic lotion is equivalent to using a topical that contains 4% salicylic acid all on its own?
  24. Ultimately I don't believe that Salicylic Acid nor Benzoyl Peroxide is my skin's cup of tea. My face was not having it, and so last night I washed my face with the Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser... which I literally just read has Triclosan in it (antibacterial - but can ultimately lead to super germs). Umm, definitely swapping out that cleanser.. Continuing on, I used some pure witch hazel and some of this toner that I concocted (manuka honey, green tea, tea tree oil, and lemon)
  25. When I first started treating my acne I used 10% benzoyl peroxide. It made my skin pretty dry, irritated, and shiny. When my acne became more severe, I started Retin-A. I used sunscreen in the morning because I live in Puerto Rico and Retin-A makes you much more sensitive to the sun. The Retin-A dried and irritated my skin and this with the large amount of sunscreen in the morning made it horribly greasy. After this, I went full caveman and didn't do anything to my face for a while. I'm sur