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  1. My acne is healed. I healed my skin with a combination of: Diet - I do not eat gluten, I avoid dairy products, lots of fruits and vegetables. I still enjoy my food and eat out on occasion. A few months of the caveman regimen (which allowed me to discover that my skin is extremely DRY and SENSITIVE not oily.) Stopping my skin picking habit (took a long time but I no longer touch my face or pick my skin.) The first and most important rule of my current acne routine is that it
  2. Hey guys, So I have been using Cetaphil's gentle cleanser to wash my face for about a year. However, it still dries my face a ton!!! I thought it was supposed to be one of the least drying products out there! If anybody has any experience with another cleanser that might be less drying please let me know. I can't even go swimming without my face looking totally dried and flaky. Please please please let me know if any of you guys are using a product that is less drying. It would help me immense
  3. I've always been acne prone since my sophomore year of high school I broke out dramatically but over the years it seemed to balance out to the point where I didn't mind it as much. It still bothered because I would not leave the house without make up. I am now about to be 20 and this last summer I went through a lot of stress (breakup, college, work) and I even gained 14LB. I also have anxiety so it makes it harder to deal with stress in my opinion. I stated breaking out dramatically on my chin,
  4. I'm 23 years old. My acne has come a very long way since my teenage years, but I feel like it has started to get bad again. Every time I think my breakouts are going away more appear. And every product I try, there's an issue. I was using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Clean & Clear oil free acne control moisturizer, but that started to dry my face out, causing breakouts. I try to drink a decent amount of water daily and take women's daily vitamins as well. Someone please give me some adv
  5. My Konjac sponges arrived today. I ordered a Tumeric and a Charcoal infused one, though I know the active ingredients won't remain in them. They are made from 100% plant fiber- if you ate one, you'd get iron, copper, phosphorous, zinc, folic acid, vitamins A-C and more (not recommended, but you could..) Mine arrived moist. Watching instructional videos, most come hard and you have to soak it. It very rubbery, gentler than a washcloth, and makes gentle cleansers more effective. It
  6. Can anyone recommend any good suncreams for acne prone/sensitive skin that won't break me out? I always find when I go on holiday I break out from normal suncreams and it leads to me not wanting to use it at all which isn't good for my skin! I'm moving away in a couple of weeks and I'm really struggling to find a decent suncream that won't break me out. Thanks in advance
  7. hey guys, I have cut back to only using some clindomyocin lotion on my stubborn cysts, which are mostly due to hormones. However, I have always battled really really dry skin, even before using any acne clearing products (which notoriously dry out the skin). I was looking for something that would mousturize me really well without breaking me out. I saw the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost line in a store the other day and wondered if you guys had tried it?? I think the one for 'very dry skin' tha
  8. Okay, so I can't seem to find any information anywhere that correlates directly with my own situation. If there was any, surely I'd have found it after years of different searches. I have these red marks on my face, 8 in total. I have had these for about 2 years now. They are all where old pimples used to be, but I have since completely rid my face of acne. The thing about these marks is that they seem to be a lot bigger than most pictures i've seen of other people's marks. Also, 34x as stubborn
  9. Hey everybody I recently found out that oatmeal significantly clears up my skin. However, anybody else who has used oatmeal before will know that it is very messy. It clogs the sink, sometimes a piece of it gets left in my hair and later on somebody embarrassingly points it out It is also quite impractical for everyday use as sometimes i just cant be bothered to use it at 7am before school when im half awake. I need an alternative to oatmeal, anything natural really as i have SENSITIVE SK
  10. I am 34 and have had bouts of acne since I was 17. For most of my 20s, I had it under control with birth control pills, salicylic acid, BPO 2.5%, and Azelex, but once I started having kids, my acne became hormonal: on my chin and lower cheeks, with a few big pustules before my period. Last fall I decided that BPO was aging me and I was too old for it, so I quit using it. Big mistake. My skin got progressively worse until I was having 7-10 huge, regrowing pustules on my chin at all times.
  11. Can Laundry Detergent Cause Body Acne?

    If your skin is acne-prone, you may worry that household chemicals like laundry detergent could trigger a breakout and make your body acne worse. While it's true that laundry detergent contains some harsh chemicals, the amount of these chemicals that remains on fabrics after washing, rinsing, and drying is minimal. Research suggests that such tiny amounts of detergent chemicals are safe for acne-prone skin. In other words, you can wash your clothes with regular laundry detergent...
  12. I like to think that I have my skin under control now, and honestly I don't even know how it happened. Everything I use you can get at Target.. I went back to my trusty Clean & Clear Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser. So in the morning I wash with the Clean & Clear cleanser, moisturize with Cetaphil lotion, and do my makeup.. Almay Clear Complexion foundation really keeps my skin looking amazing, just not soo much when it's on. It kind of cakes up and slides off. But I have yet t
  13. So I am looking for products for my skin- I have fair skin with blue/green veins (neutral undertones?). My skin is often dry enough that it gets flaky (like dandruff-flaky), but is also quite oily. The two are not exclusive, either. My skin is- perhaps not sensitive, but very fragile or delicate. When I have acne, which is most of the time, it's mostly painful pink almost-(but-not-quite)-white-heads. I only get a handful at a time and they are WAY spread out- like someone tossed M&Ms in
  14. I have been battling my acne now for about a year. I began by using the Acne-Free system (benzyol peroxide), but that made no difference at all for 5-6 months. After having no success, I saw my Derm who gave me Clindamycin and Retin-A (and Doxycycline pills). I use clindamycin both in the morning and at night, and retin-A as a spot treatment every other night. I have been using this for a little over six months. Recently, within the past month, my entire face has gotten extremely red and
  15. Hello. I was wondering if anyone on here who has tried the Acne.org products has sensitive and/or allergy prone skin? And if so, what is your experience with the product? I have skin allergies that tend to result in red, itchy rashes and hives when I use anything that isn't hypoallergenic. I've been using hypoallergenic neutrogena products for the last year with decent success and recently purchased their on-the-spot treatment (which is not hypoallergenic) as a tester before seriously conside
  16. Background I started getting the occasional zit and mild cyst when I was 14 years old; I normally used to just pop them. Then I turned 15 and my hormones went bonkers I got acne on my cheeks and between my eyebrows (after waxing there), along with sore cysts and pimples on my chin (especially after shaving) and nose. I have red blemishes from the old pimples and this is my last month on Purbac/Bactrim/Septra, so I reckon this is a good time to start a log of my Differin and Tetralysla
  17. Hello beautiful people! I'm on a the DK regimen (have been for a year or so) and was using Cetaphil Cleanser, but my skin was so red, dry, and flaky. I watched this video from bubzbeauty about how she makes her own oatmeal facial cleanser and decided to try it. So glad I did! My face looks sooo much better! I'm not sure how well it will take off makeup, but if I am wearing some I usually take a washcloth soaked in hot water and lay it on my face after doing my oatmeal cleanse and let it steam my
  18. Hello, I have suffered with moderate acne for about four years. After experimenting with Acne.org's BP for a long time, I determined that my skin for some reason could not handle that much BP and settled on using half of the recommended amount but only at night. Otherwise, my skin becomes incredibly dry and irritated. This was effective in reducing my acne significantly, but I was not satisfied. I recently went to a dermatologist who prescribed me Solodyn 55mg, Duac, and Retin-a Micro .0
  19. I'm looking for some moisturizer and sunscreen suggestions that won't irritate my acne and eczema. I have very sensitive and oily skin.. A lot of the products that I've tried on my face burns and irritates my eczema. I'm really looking for a product that can combat the redness and oil on my face. My ACV toner already does a good job of getting rid of a lot of excess oil, but I find that my skin gets oily throughout the day, and I don't want to have to rely on blotting papers or anything of t
  20. What's the best skin regime for people with depressed acne scars on their face? I have terribly deep scars (boxcar and icepick) so I'm a little confused as to what products I can/cannot apply. Also, I'm currently undergoing treatment for the scars so is there something I should totally avoid? I follow my regular CTM routine that's all. I use a cleanser prescribed by my doc then go in witch a hazel toner followed by cetaphil moisturizer and finally spf 50 in the morn. At night I cleanse and repla
  21. A huge pimple apeared in my nose, and it didnt heal well.after months there was a red spot in my nose and it result as a white head pimple next I squezed it and it became very inflamed, most of the red has gone but left with my skin really sensitive and with a red the most similar thing i saw on the internet was a keloid after a piercing but mine is from a pimple not a piercing one so I dont know what I can do in this type of situation it is a little bumped thats why i think is a keloid.Is anyth
  22. Hi everyone: I´ve had acne for the last five years. At first, my acne was basically mild, I got some zits every week but was able to treat them with BP. The problems started when I became allergic to BP, my face was red and had a rash after using it. This happened for a few months until my derm told me what the problem was. After this, my combination type skin became really dry and sensitive. I get a rash and really red after applying anything, except for moisturizers. My acne is now quite diff
  23. lianeev

    My Acne Story

    I've been an avid reader of acne.org post ever since I was in highschool. When I first got my acne, I was 11 but it was just tiny whiteheads with no more than 2 pimples on my forehead. When I started wearing makeup (take note it was mineral makeup) during my senior year, my still was still the same (white heads with occasional pimples on forehead but never on my cheeks) But when I entered university last 2012, 4 mos after my whole face exploded even my cheeks where i never broke out. They're not
  24. I feel like I have a very challenging skin type. On one end of the spectrum I have oily skin that gets congested and needs exfoliation and antibacterial treatment, while on the other hand my skin is very, very sensitive. Designing a regimen that strikes a balance is nearly impossible. I've been totally clear before, but products have since been discontinued and my insurance has dropped certain other products. CeraVe cleanser doesn't break me out, but also doesn't do much to treat