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Old 05-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
 
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Hi everyone,
I'm 28 years old and continue to have adult acne. At this point it is more blackheads/whiteheads and redness from past acne, but I also always have atleast 3-4 pimples on my face at all times.

I currently use Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap, The #2 Conditioning Toner, and the Oil Free Spf 25 moisturizer.

I'm open to really anything at this point to avoid breakouts and to help the redness from past breakouts.

Suggestions welcome
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
 
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
 
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I dont have much help except empathy. My skin is a mess!

I had relatively okay skin in high school, and great skin most of my adult life. Post having babies my skin would go through a bad period, and I used Proactive. Now I'm in my almost mid 30's and it's suddenly a disaster! It must be hormones.

I've tried different cleansers, toners, treatments, etc, nothing works. It seems to be balanced if I use a gentle cleanser and Yes to.Cucumbers lotion to calm skin. And I do clay masks Or LUSH's fresh masks.

But it'll be clear for a couple days and then bam, a mess again.

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
 
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I feel your pain, just started getting acnes now (late 30s). I am trying washing with black soap and moosturizing with vitamin E oil. I apply benzoyl peroxide 10% at night. My face hurts all day. I have not had acne till now.
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So far, weirdly enough, using Baby Magic baby wash and yes to Cucumbers, or aloe on my skin has cleared it up a lot. But if it was a hormone thing, theres no rhyme or reason for it.

I wanted to try black soap, but I wanted to get the Shea Moisture one bc Im afraid the actual black soap will be too drying.

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Old 05-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #6
 
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Just started using Dr woods facial cleanser mixed with Alaffia african black soap, I Must it Really Works. I noticed my acne and blemishes Are Clearing Rapidly, it doesn't dry out my face. Followed by Acv mixed with water (80% acv/20% water) for toner, then trader's joe nourish oil free moisturizer.


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Old 05-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
 
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I recently tried something new. Bentonite clay. It does double duty as both a hair mask and face mask. It was amazing! A little dryness for a day or two but my face is clear and smooth. Forget Proactiv, Clean & Clear, not even Aveda(my very favorite) did this well this quickly!

Get to Whole Foods or your local health food store and get some bentonite clay.......

That totally sounded like an infomercial LoL.... But that's the truth. I'm so serious. I implore you to try it!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
 
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I've had acne my entire adult life, but no one believes me because I control it so well.

I take fish oil for the hormonal cystic acne I get once a month or if my skin gets dehydrated, cures it 100% unless I stop taking it.

I also use the Dr. Kirby's skin clarity kit for regular black/whiteheads. It's similar to proactive, but works 10 times better. Friends and family I've referred to this product have said the same. I personally got no results from proactive.

Both work wonders and I've gotten tons of other people hooked on these two cures after seeing what it's done for my skin. If your acne is really out of control I also recommend adding differin to this regime it's strong, but doesn't have all of the side effects of retin-a.

I also eat tons of raw fruits and vegetables and drink green juices and smoothies which gives my skin a glow and improves the texture, but the above regime cleared it up before I changed my diet.

I've tried every prescription and over the counter acne med over the years and this regime is the only one that completely cleared it up. For some reason my acne was resistant to just about everything out there. Sorry for the long post but I wanted to share I know how frustrating acne can be, it gave me pure hell for over a decade.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:57 AM   #9
 
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Try using neutrogena acne wash..its oil free. Wash your face twice a day and use a neutrogena face moisturizer!

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:48 AM   #10
 
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Backing up the bentonite and black soap claims.
They both work for my acne.


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Old 05-30-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
 
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And make sure you get plenty of h2O in you too.....

Oh! B4 bentonite clay came into my life, I took a couple cloves of garlic, crushed them and swallowed them with h2O every morning. It stimulates the liver function, causing impurities to be flushed out of your body. Those impurities, if not cleaned out of the body, tend to come out in the form of acne.

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
 
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I think if you've been suffering with acne for over a decade, and tried every OTC product, it might be time to see a doctor and try some Rx products.

You could try garlic to stimulate your liver...won't hurt you...but it's total nonsense.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #13
 
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It works! Everything we overlook in the produce section can really resolve some of the issues we have with our bodies. I, too, called it nonsense once.....until I broke down and tried it.

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It works! Everything we overlook in the produce section can really resolve some of the issues we have with our bodies. I, too, called it nonsense once.....until I broke down and tried it.


Yet...vegetarians have acne too.
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It works! Everything we overlook in the produce section can really resolve some of the issues we have with our bodies. I, too, called it nonsense once.....until I broke down and tried it.

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I support the diet thing too. The Perricone diet for acne works well for long-term change. I also support the use of black soap & lactic acid masks.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:51 PM   #16
 
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Lactic acid huh? Looks like I got some reading up to do..... shout out to enlightenment!

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:07 AM   #17
 
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The Perricone diet consists mostly of wild salmon and berries. Most other foods are forbidden. Quackwatch.com keeps an eye on Perricone, because most of the claims in his books are unsubstantiated by science. He may have been a doctor at one time, but, these days, he's an entrepeneur who just sells over-priced vitamins.
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The Perricone diet consists mostly of wild salmon and berries. Most other foods are forbidden. Quackwatch.com keeps an eye on Perricone, because most of the claims in his books are unsubstantiated by science. He may have been a doctor at one time, but, these days, he's an entrepeneur who just sells over-priced vitamins.
I'm pretty much over the obsession with strict diets to 'fix' something.

As long as you are not living off a high fat, processed, fast food diet, youre eating well. Your body is meant to eat all sorts of things, including meat, and yes, fat.

Your body will process food, cleanse, and eliminate toxins on its own. Thats what it does.

I'm not against taking herbs or supplements to boost certain functions, but there most likely isnt going to be a life altering change. And most supements have some sort of side effect.

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The Perricone diet is all about upping your water intake, eating enough lean proteins, cutting out excessive sugar, caffeine & processed foods. Sounds like the same thing most doctors & nutritionists preach. As someone who has READ the book & incorporated his way of eating, I can vouch that it worked for me.
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The Perricone diet is all about upping your water intake, eating enough lean proteins, cutting out excessive sugar, caffeine & processed foods. Sounds like the same thing most doctors & nutritionists preach. As someone who has READ the book & incorporated his way of eating, I can vouch that it worked for me.
But I agree with that. I think we should all cut out processed, high fat, high sugar foods, we just don't.



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