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Old 04-25-2013, 04:42 AM
 
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Hi, just raised this query, because I need to overcome my acne problem though I don't have much on face, but still want to clear it all. After watching some of the anti acne cream, I decided to go with Proactiv acne, heard a lot about this, but don't know is it true or not, but still if it doesn't work cannot afford it again. will also share the link but guys you also keep sharing what all do you use? http://www.proactiv.in/anti-acne-system.php..
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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My face was broken out badly from the age of 12 forward. I tried everything in those days to help clear it up, but nothing worked. Then, at the age of 30, I started using rubbing alcohol to clean my face -- and that worked to stop all the breakouts.

Since then I've been using rubbing alcohol on my face 4-5 times a day. People warned me that my skin would end up looking like old leather -- but, after 35 years, my face is as soft and wrinkle-free as a baby's. I'll be using rubbing alcohol until the day I die.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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I really liked AcneFree All-Day Acne Control. It's a leave-on foam. 5% benzoyl peroxide. I think it's been discontinued though. http://www.amazon.com/Acne-Free-Cont...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt

I like PanOxyl products too. Benzoyl peroxide is their active ingredient also. I've used their 10% Acne Foaming Wash. They used to make a 5% bar that I liked but I think they discontinued that. Acne Treatment and Management Products | PanOxyl

I used to use Proactiv. The face wash didn't get my skin clean, so I went through a lot of cotton balls getting dirt off of my skin with the toner. The lotion sort of sat on top of my skin and didn't absorb. I hope you have better luck with it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Hi, just raised this query, because I need to overcome my acne problem though I don't have much on face, but still want to clear it all. After watching some of the anti acne cream, I decided to go with Proactiv acne, heard a lot about this, but don't know is it true or not, but still if it doesn't work cannot afford it again. will also share the link but guys you also keep sharing what all do you use? [URL="http://www.proactiv.in/anti-acne-system.php"]http://www.proactiv.in/anti-acne-system.php..
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Murad! Works amazing and the quality is better IMO
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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I used about every acne product you could imagine. Went on and off dermologist prescriptions for almost 10 years. Decided I had enough.... it's been about 6 months and my skin is starting to heal itself (amazing, i know!).

I have really dry/oily sensitive skin. Don't get me wrong, my skin isn't perfect, but its better now that I've layed off of the products!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: NJ
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accutane was the miracle cure i took in high school.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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If it's mild, try using an OTC 2.5% benzoyl cream. Using the 5 or 10%'s tend to be too drying.
The 2.5% can control the breakouts without over drying your skin.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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first thing you have to do is clean your face 8 to 10 times in a day to remove dust. because dust is a major factor to create an acne. you should also control on oily food. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water in a day. And use some acne control creams available in the market to control your acne
Please don't do this. In dermatology, the standard is to wash the face twice a day (morning and night). If you wash your face too much, you will dry out your skin which will result in more aggravation and inflammation in the skin. Also, science has been determined that foods do not cause acne, unless you are having an allergic reaction to it.

1. Visit sites like acne.org. They tend to have lots of reviews from acne products. From the reviews I have read, most claim that proactive didn't work or the acne came back after they stopped using the product. Be careful if you are using your debit/credit card to buy the product, because many people claimed when they bought it over the phone and online that way, the company would automatically put their card on a subscription and send them more products and charge them for the products monthly. They had a hard time trying to cancel the subscription even though they called the company. I have heard that the acnefree system is similar (and it is much cheaper). It is at Walgreens, so you can try that.

2. The main ingredient in proactive is benzoyl peroxide, so just only buy a cream at walgreens or walmart.

3. Try a face mask or peel. I use Alba Botanica Papaya Enzyme Face Mask, but you can find other products too. Using this mask weekly has helped me a lot.

4. Right now I'm using
- Any cream or clear cleanser without any beads is okay with me. I have at the moment L'oreal
Revitalift Cream Cleanser and L'oreal 360 Go Clean anti-breakout cleanser.
- I was using L'oreal Hydrafresh toner and Burt's Bees Rosewater toner. Currently I'm using
Everyday Coconut: Coconut Water face toner that I bought at Whole Foods.
- Cerave face moisturizer
- I told you about the Alba Botanica
- I bought the Target brand Up and Up benzoyl peroxide cream. Before I used Zapzyt.

By doing this, my acne isn't gone (I think mine is largely hormonal and will never go away) but it has been reduced.

5. If you can, go to a dermatologist. The doctor may or may not help though. They are soooo expensive.


@ TFW46

I tried using rubbing alcohol on my face. It worked a bit at first, but my skin started looking dull after a while and some acne started to appear. It works well on my pits though, lol.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: in my mind
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I used to get a lot of acne on my upper chest area. The best product I found was this - Carley's Clear and Smooth Acne Treatment

Reasons I recommend this:

1. very effective at eliminating acne
2. Made in USA
3. All ingredients clearly marked on label; majority of ingredients natural
4. Free shipping in USA
5. No questions asked return policy, no restocking fee, no time limit on returns
6. Hundreds of positive reviews over many years
7. Each bottle comes with large bar of unscented natural soap- and its some of the best soap I've ever used.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: United States
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It really all depends on the user. I know many people that swear by it, and then others that searched for years and tried proactive, but it didnt work. http://antiskinproblems.com/truth-about-proactive-reviews/
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