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what do YOU use for acne and blackheads?

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#1 Mïś§ Ůşěď

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

I've been using neutrogena's stress acne relief wash, clean and clears salicylic acid astringent and clean and clear advantage acne spot treatment.

My skin is still breaking out! It had been looking decent until I started restricting more often than not.

So what do you use and how well does it work?
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

I use Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit in the shower every night, and then I just rinse my face every morning to keep my skin from drying out too much.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

I have always had bad skin! I've been on the oral medication Accutane and that makes it all flakey and horrible at first but in the long term it improves a lot. I use LUSH green facial scrub and Florida Water as an astringent, which you can get at El Ray's or any Hispanic shop like that. I don't really exfoliate because I've found it irritates my skin too much.




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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:46 AM

If you go on a fast longer than 10 days your skin should start clearing up believe it or not :) I've also had pretty bad skin but my makeup covers it up well. I just experience bumps, not of any color, and occasional redness/pimples.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

Weleda's almond cleansing cream. it's awesome. I don't get acne, but it's cleared up my blackheads. I use it in the shower.

I do have what i think is rosacea, and I rub almond oil (love almond lol) on it every night after cleaning my face. I used to be super-red and itrritated but it's improved lots!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel! I had really bad cystic acne and I started using that and I seriously saw major differences within the first two weeks.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Hazel and tea-tree spot wand you can buy it in boots or off amazon or ebay maybe, its amazing my friend used to have really bad skin she got one and i cleared up compleatly, i also recomend freederm i use it and I've stopped breaking out so much... :) she also gave me a spot wand that really helped x stay strong lovelies x

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:00 AM

My method is extremely unorthodox, but it works like a bomb! I apply clean vodka to my face once a week. Just a little bit, and if you have a very prominent spot or zit, apply a drop to that one area every day until it clears up :).
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:02 AM

I use cetaphil soap for my acne. They have a whole brand of non allergenic acne products.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

Use morning burst!!! I think it's clean and clear? That stuff even feels amazing. Works like a charm. Also clearsil blackhead cleanser. It's like a dark blue bottle and both scrubs have beads in it. They both open up your poures and feel fresh as well as clean up your face(: good luck lovely.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

i alternate between this japanese whitening cleanser and neutrogena's pink grapefruit every day or two, then i use a Laniege toner, and a lotion (either one for acne or neutrogena clear face w/ spf 15) or facemask/night treatment before bed. for blackheads i sometimes get those paper things that stick to your face and when you peel it off some of the dirt comes out. 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

Paula's Choice BHA gel.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

If you go on a fast longer than 10 days your skin should start clearing up believe it or not :) I've also had pretty bad skin but my makeup covers it up well. I just experience bumps, not of any color, and occasional redness/pimples.

This is true. Well, I didn't fast longer but when I restrict my skin clear. But sometimes I use soap anti acne, lotions and pomade.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:20 AM


I went to the doctors last Thursday to get stuff for my skin. He prescribed me epiduo, and it has dried out my skin lots :c But I've eased off, and I'm sort of applying it less often and thinly, and washing it off after two hours, like he suggested, and then I'll start wearing it overnight.

My skin is horrible, always has been.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:39 AM

Differen gel... works wonders in under two month...

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:40 AM

Differin gel... works wonders in under two month...

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

I found the only thing that actually worked for me was sunbathing or using tanning beds. My doctor even told me it might help, and he also prescribed me birth control pills because sometimes they can help

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

My skin has always been bad. A lack of stress and less wheat foods helps calm it down a lot. Ive tried almost every product under the sun and every tablet a doctor can give. Benzyl perozide and other gels/creams/lotions/potions work for a little period of time. And as with most things my skin just became immune to it. My best advice would be to be gentle.
The lady at the Dior counter actualy gave me great advice- if you wear make up use a make up disolving oil rather than harsh wipes and nasty chemicals to remove it. Never press or pull skin but use a light touch and try to apply make up with brushes rather than fingers or sponges as brushes absorb less make up, meaning more will actualy go on your skin aaand they harbor less bacteria than sponges or fingers. All this and just making sure i drink lots of water means i dont have nasty cystic acne its just the hormonal crap


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:36 AM

I just try to cover it all up with make up now. Tomatoes though, are pretty good. Put the juice from a tomato on your blackheads and wash off about fifteen minutes later and there's often an improvement of some sort. I got this antibiotic stuff from the doctors but my mom saw an article in the paper saying how people are getting too many antibiotics and she won't let me get anymore.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

I use toothpaste on my spots, well I have one per month I wouldnt use it over my whole face. Works wonders!



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