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Old 12-02-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Do not fool with this or you will get scarring. If over the counter stuff worked, nobody would have acne. Get thee to a dermatologist NOW.
As others have said, Proactive does work on certain types of acne, but if you are getting cysts you will need antibiotic treatments to get on top of it. I agree you've got something hormonal going on, so maybe your gyno can shed some light too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:32 AM
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Heart of Oklahoma
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Getting tested for allergies is a good idea.

If you're touching your face you should stop. You might be amazed at how often a person rests their head/face on their hands. It's usually the same spot on the face which leads to pimples and clogged pores. Chins are pretty popular.

Whatever soap you use try to wash your face for at least two minutes. It makes a huge difference. Most of the time we aren't cleaning our faces well enough. It may seem like a lot at first but it isn't really.

Because you'll be washing your face for two minutes stay away from extra strength cleansers. It may also prove helpful to buy both a creamy and a liquid formula (of the same cleanser) in case you need to switch up. One may be too strong on some days.

The other advice I would offer is to moisturize with jojoba oil. It balances out your oil production so your face isn't producing more than it needs. It's also identical to your natural sebum but is not greasy at all. The amount you need is generally 1/3 of dime. Be sure to purchase a quality brand. You get what you pay for. Try adding an essential oil like geranium or grape seed to the jojoba. These oils (which aren't oily) also help to adjust sebum production, remove inflammation from existing acne and are great for the skin.

If you can, try wiping your face with witch hazel after washing. It's a wonderful and inexpensive toner that works to speed healing and decrease scarring.

Good luck.
I totally agree with what you said about touching your face. I'm a frequent nail biter then I'll rest my nasty hands on my chin, face, forehead, etc. It makes a HUGE difference when I catch myself and stop doing this.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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Hey, there may be chances that because of some hormonal changes you are getting pimples. Try to wash your face 4-5 times a day. This may reduce oils and keep your face clean. You can try Moderator cut: need at least 10 other posts to make specific recommendations n oil free moisturizer which will prevent your skin from getting oily and dull. This may also reduce the appearance of pimples on your face. Exercise and healthy food is also important for skin, which gives it a fresh feel all through the day.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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My skins going crazy. I'm 37 with oily skin but I've never broken out before until now. I keep getting terrible breakouts and big cyst like pimples on my chin only. I keep switching skincare and most for acne dry me out too much. Has anyone had any luck with Dermalogica, Kinerase, Epionch, and Clarins? I need a good skincare regime fast. Any suggestions?
Have there been any other changes in your life and/or health? Things like that don't happen in a "vacuum", something must've triggered this, it could be taking some medication or being under a lot of stress.

If you've been under a lot of stress try taking a B-complex and maybe extra B5 (pantothenic acid), this vitamin helps protect against the downsides of stress and helps control oil production.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: In a house
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You're asking questions to a poster who started the thread 5 years ago, and hasn't posted in almost as long. She won't be answering your question.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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You're asking questions to a poster who started the thread 5 years ago, and hasn't posted in almost as long. She won't be answering your question.
That's fine, those are things for others with similar problems to consider, now or in the future.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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One of the most important things is to drink lots of water. At least 6 glasses of water a day. And not just splashing water on your face but drinking it. One of the root causes of acne is a lack of moisture to the skin. Your body and skin needs moisture to replenish itself. When its not getting enough moisture your skin gets clogged up and you get acne.

Everyone is different. Just because you don't drink enough water doesn't mean you will get acne. But those with acne prone skin usually do. Everybody need lots of water in their diet so if someone isn't drinking enough water their health will suffer in other ways even if it doesn't show on their face.

Acne is also caused by lack of nutrition. If you're not getting enough fruit and vegetables in your diet and you're eating a lot of junk food your skin will go bad and you start to break out.

Again, not everyone with a poor diet will suffer from acne break outs, only those who have acne-prone skin. But your health will suffer from having a poor diet in other ways if not necessarily on your face (obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc).
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