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Q. occasional blemishes / colorless bumps
Hi. I am a teen and have occasional blemishes. i have tried the murad clarifying cleanser, but i get this colorless bumps on my forehead and dont know what to do. I feel like i tried everything, and not sure what skin regimen to invest in anymore. Please someone tell me what these colorless bumps are and how to get rid of them. 
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A. Hi lexi12121,    Just want to clarify - are these colorless bumps caused when you use the cleanser?    Also, what is your current skincare routine?    Best, ... see post
Q. Anyone have experience/advice with vegan acne?
I've been cutting out meat for a while, and recently went full vegan and now my skin is freaking out. I've never really had that much acne to begin with, just usually around my period. But now my face is covered. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm trying to figure out if this something I need to ride out or change my whole skincare regimen...   any advice is greatly appreciated!
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A. @phantompenguinx - Everything @ChicDabbler said.  When I went vegan (about 19 years ago), the biggest problems I ran into were not getting enough of some of the B vitami... see post
I have so so many clogged pores on my face and I have no idea what to do. Does anyone know how I can get rid of them? I just started a new skincare routine today: 1) Simple Micellar Water 2) Clean & Clear Pore Cleansing Face Wash 3) Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner 4) Hydrating Serum 5) Moisturizer ---- any thoughts on that? 
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From personal experience, results are best if you stick to one brand of skincare. If your skin isn't in good shape, makeup usually won't do too much to help unfortunatel... see post
Q. Oily, acne prone skin since quitting birth control. Skin regimen suggestions?
Hello! I have always had very oily skin (I can soak up 2 oil sheets and usually go for a 3rd by mid-day). I was on birth control for 10 years and recently went off of the pill. During the time I was on the pill I always used the Clinique for combination skin regimen with cleanser, toner, and moisturizer twice a day because I had occasional acne.   Since going off of the pill my acne has increased to the point where makeup isn't doing the job. It's definitely worse when I'm on my period, but generally I don't have a day where I don't have any acne. Right now I have cystic acne.   I tried the Murad acne solutions for 3 months and didn't see a difference. I recently quit that and started using Aveda, so right now my morning and evening regimen is just the Aveda foaming cleanser and their acne pads, along with the Clinique Moisture Surge, but no difference. I also use Origins Super Spot Remover.   Could someone recommend some better products that may help to clear my acne for good and to keep my oily skin at bay?
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A. I've been looking into going off birth control and I'm worried about breakouts because the whole reason I started birth control was to help with acne.   I've also hear... see post
Q. Vascular Acne Scars
Hi! I was wondering what people use to treat vascular acne scars? I have combination skin, and would like to incorporate a serum or spot treatment that would help in removing these scars.  Thanks!
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Q. Kate Somerville Product Question
I've been maintaining my complexion with ProActiv which has done wonders for my skin.  Recently though, I will get flare ups and my face will still break out with stubborn acne that I can't get rid of for days or weeks using ProActiv and other spot treatments.  I was wondering which Kate Somerville product would be best for acne prone/oily skin: The Detox daily cleanser or the Eradikate mark foam-activated treatment?
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Q. Acne that wont go away
Does anyone know of any good products that can help get arid of stubborn acne?
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A. It may not be acne, I would see a doctor first. OTC products are limited in strength and ingredients, there's more options if a prescription is needed. Also a doctor nav... see post
Q. Color corrector for pale skin and dark acne scars??
I've had acne for the past 6 years, and I just can't get rid of it. I have SUPER pale skin, and I've been told that green corrector only works for tan-ish skin. I've also been told that yellow is better for pale skin and acne scars. My acne is ALL over my face, mostly on my chin, and left cheek. I really need to know what color corrector to use!! (and also a brand??)
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Q. Ole Henriksen product question
Hello,  I just received some Ole Henriksen products I ordered online, the aloe vera deep cleanser, the grease relief facial water and the grease relief face there a difference between the facial water and facial tonic? Can I use both of them back to back, if not which one should I keep?  Thank you.
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A. Hi @FatimaCM   The tonic is a toner and the facial water can be used as a toner but can also be used throughout the day to help keep oil at bay.    If you want to ke... see post
Q. What is a good product in general for break outs?
I use to have great skin but maybe a year ago I developed a problem with cystic acne and I think it was BC related but I've been long off of that and my face does not break out as bad but I still do get breakouts more than I use to and I have some acne scars. I have combination skin and it is more normal than dry but I do get dry spots occasionally. I'm very on top of my face care so I don't know if my skin has gotten use to my cleanser I use now maybe? I was hoping to see if anyone would recommend a great cleanser or even a lotion? I can't honestly call my skin bad BUT when I break out I do break out. I've looked at the Kate Somerville Eradicate Acne spot treatment with the sulfur in the bottle but read it can dry out your skin but would that possibly be something good to try? Anything to get my skin nice again and I do use a pore minimizer and I do have a Glamglow mask. Both work but I'm hoping for something a little more. 
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Q. Clinique acne solutions acne + line correcting serum--thoughts?
What are your thoughts on the new Clinique acne solutions acne + line correcting serum? Is it good for combo oily/sensitive/acne prone skin? Is it safe to use while on a prescription retinoid like Tazorac, and how has it worked for your skin? Thanks!
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A. Admittedly, I have not tried this specific product, but as someone who still gets hormonal breakouts around my chin, regularly uses anti-aging products, and owns quite a... see post
Q. Clinique Turnaround Peel?
I'm debating on trying the Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel set for my cystic acne red hyperpigmentation. I have fair skin that is slightly sensitive, and responds pretty well to salicylic acid. Any advice with this peel/other peels for this issue would be appreciated. Thanks! 
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Q. Troubled Skin - Please Help!
So I just turned seventeen and up until a few months ago I had nearly perfect skin, besides the occasional breakout, but for the last few months my skin has gone literally crazy. I'm probably being a little dramatic but I'm not used to acne and I want to get rid of it! I get hormonal acne every time of the month (which I don't really mind it's usually one or two spots on my chin). But for the first time ever I've broken out on my forehead and cheeks! I have normal-combination skin. 90% of the time it's normal, oily in the summer, dry in the winter. It's not very sensitive though.   I can't go on the pill due to personal reasons and I feel like I've tried everything but nothings worked! I'm eating healthier, working out, and trying not to stress so much (I'm really bad at that). I'm going to Sephora this weekend with a friend and I really want to pick up something for my skin. Any suggestions?    p.s. my breakouts are mild, and usually form white heads overtime but they take ages to go away.
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Q. Products that truly work to fade post-acne marks?
My skin is in a rough state after dealing with acne for the past 9 years of my life. I have been on a topical medication for 8 years (benzoyl peroxide 10%, clindamycin phosphate gel) that I apply every night. It keeps my acne under control however I still have acne and am never 100% pimple-free. Because I have had acne for so long and have unfortunately picked nearly every pimple I've had, I have red marks all over my face that make my skin appear 10x worse than it is. I'm considering laser at this point, but would love to hear of any tried and true products that people have used. I'm currently using a gentle exfoliating toner by Pixi, Ole's Truth Serum in the AM (although I've heard vitamin C only fades brown spots/hyperpigmentation and not post-acne marks), First Aid Beauty's Oil-Free Moisturizer, Ole's Aloe Cleanser at night with my Clarisonic, followed by Murad's post-acne lightening serum, then my acne medication and Josie Maran's Light Argan Oil. I have only been using the acne lightening serum for about a week so I am hoping that will start to work eventually.   What products have you tried that have successfully faded your post-acne marks?  
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A. By chance which formula of the FAB moisturizer are you using specifically in the morning? Is it one with SPF?   The products that you're using appear to be pretty bala... see post
Q. New to Makeup
Constantly breaking out. I would say I have normal skin, not too oily and not too dry. Recommend a good treatment?
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Q. Need Advice for Acne Prone Skin
I am 15 years old and for the last year, my skin has been getting worse. I have been struggling to find products and routines that actually work. My acne has become one of my most self aware flaws and I have a hard time being confident in my own skin when my skin looks bad. I have combination skin and a lot of acne in my T-zone and on my chin as well as blackheads and small bumps that I just can't get control of. I am in desperate need for products and routines that work. PLEASE HELP
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Q. Best cleanser for acne prone skin?
Hey! I have oily, acne (I have moderate to severe acne) prone skin and I have quite a bit of scarring. I'm looking for a cleanser that'll help me. (I just bought the Foreo Luna, so I'd prefer recommendations compatible with it). I'm out of ideas, to be honest. I tried the Murad cleanser for a few months but it didn't seem to help :/ If y'all could recommend some cleansers/toners, I'd be grateful. Thanks!
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Q. Skin Oil Recommendations for Ace-Prone Skin
Hello! I've been wanting to try the beauty and cleansing oils for a bit now, and I've read tons of online product reviews but I would really like to know which ones everyone loves!   Skin Background: acne-prone skin and sensitive, oily.    Thank you in advance!!
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Q. Product similar or better than Proactiv?
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)     HI,  I have been using Proactiv for about a year now, but realized how ridiculously priced it is. I was paying over $100 for a "three month" supply. Even though the 1 month supply was the just a tad smaller! Anyways, It didn't work amazingly that i thought it was worth it. So I am looking for an alternative and i am willing to pay a pretty penny for something that works.    I have Oily, sensitive skin that i usually break out easily.  Proactiv, and the Target brand of Apricot scrubs have been the only things in the past that have worked for me. I have been to a dermatologist and had no luck   I am open to all suggestions!!      *PS i do not know how to get rid of the spoiler tab??
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A. First Aid Beauty is definitely a great brand. I might also recommend adding either argan oil or coconut oil to your daily routine. Also, if you like your local Sephora, ... see post
Q. Cystic acne help...
Has anyone here ever had cystic acne and have been able to get rid of it? Mine always seems to flare up around my time of the month but it's so annoying because it takes months to fully heal and so,rites I am left with scarring. Does anyone have a solution? My skin is combination... Oily on my t-zone and chin but dry around my hairline and eyes sometimes. Any kind of help would be appreciated! Just frustrated! 
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Dehydrated skin
Hi all,   does anyone have any success in treating dehydrated oily, acne-prone skin? I have patches near my nose that are so tight and uncomfortable. They are wrinkles there from dehydration. I am following a gentle routine!
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I found that the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light literally saved my skin. I break out less, my skin is not as oily...I used to think I had oily skin, and after using the arg... see post
Q. Reoccurring Pimple!!!!!
The only big acne issue I have ever had with my face is the pimple that occurs over and over again in the middle of my forehead, slightly above my eyebrows. Sometimes a cluster of littler pimples will accompany it, sometimes it is painful and swollen under the skin, and sometimes it is a normal, single whitehead. I have had this issue since the beginning of high school, and am now a sophomore in college. At some points in time it will disappear, but at those times I must keep applying acne spot cream to the area or it will reappear. However, currently, it has not gone away fully since February when I went down south to Georgia. It will shrink and become very small at best. Right now it is small with no head and sparse, little pimples beneath it. It is so annoying and makes me very self conscious because it is so noticeable!!! My skin is very dry and this area will start to peel and look cakey under makeup. Also, I have small texture bumps on the bottom of my cheeks near my jaw line which do not go away either, but they are not pimples. If anyone could help with this I would be so grateful. (-:   Skin Care Routine: -Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cleanser - Clean & Clear Toner (only on problem areas) - Kate Somerville ExfoliKate (every other day) -Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel -Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + -Clinique All About Eyes Rich - Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (Every 2-3 Days) -Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel (once a week) (I've used 100% Argan Oil in the past) ***I have had my pimple issue prior to using these products
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Q. Clarisonic clearing up Acne?
Hi Everyone!    I'm seeing that a lot of people are having great results with the Clarisonic as far as clearing up their acne. I have a Clarisonic but I don't think it is helping. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? How often should I be using it to see results?My face is oily on my nose but dry everywhere else and I have really bad under the skin bumps (not so much active whitehead acne). Any advice would be very helpful!   Thank you!
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Q. Complicated skin is an understatement!
I've tried EVERYTHING! Murad? Kate Sommerville? Clairsonic?   I am looking for any advice on my never ending skin problems. I just turned thirty and for as long as I can possibly remember I've had problem skin. I get acne breakouts---the worst being hormonal break outs around my cycle. I get blackheads, white heads, large blemishes, small blemishes---you name it. Unfortunately it is not only on my face but also on my neck, chest and back. It feels like I have tried everything. From perscription remedies from my dermatologist, acutane and I am sure I have spent a small fortune on skin care products. I am currently using Kiehl's products. I have been using them since October and I have seen minimal results. I have heard good things about Kate Sommerville, Murad and the Clairsonic but before I change my skin care line once again I thought I would get as much advice as possible to avoid spending more money! Please! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Q. Starting from scratch: New skin care routine
Hi,  Sorry if this is long, but I really need help with starting a whole new skin care routine and curing my acne. Please bear with me!   I am a 19 year old college student who has absolutely no idea what she is doing when it comes to skin care. (Honestly, I will probably be posting a whole different post about makeup too.) My skin was doing well during the summer, but once I came back to start my sophomore year, my skin began to act against me. The place my skin likes to breakout the most seems to be in between my eyebrows and all over my forehead. Recently, I have also been getting two or three zits on my cheeks, around my mouth, and under my chin. Some of these zits have gone away, but they have left scars that honestly look like I still have a zit. I have been trying different products these past few months, but nothing seems to be working.    About my skin: I have combination skin: Oily T-zone, and fairly normal skin on my cheeks.  My main problems that I would like to fix : (from top priority to it would be a nice addition ) -The cluster of acne in between my brows and on my forehead. This acne is mainly just bright red dots; only a few are painful. Reducing redness would be great as well.  -Getting rid of the red scars that have grown on my forehead and between the brows.  -The others places I have been breaking out: chin and cheeks (mild) -Shine/oil control -Pore minimizing   My current skin care routine:  I wash my face both in the morning and at night: neutrogena facial soap bar, then Clinique toner (purple one), then Clinique yellow moisturizer. I exfoliate with St. Ives apricot scrub around 3 times a week. Sometimes I do masks but I have been slacking. I also use neutrogena eye makeup remover and burt's bees grapefruit face wipes.  I am fairly active. My college requires a ton of walking every day, but I do not go to the gym or sweat a bunch. My diet is healthy with lots of fruits and veggies, but honestly it could probably be better. I also 100% make sure to drink 7-8 glasses of water a day.    Really, I'm looking for a new skin care routine that will help solve my skin problems. I need a whole new cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask, exfoilator, acne treatment, etc. I am open to ANY suggestions and feel free to load on the advice about better ways to take care of my poor face.  Preferably, any products under $40 would be wonderful. If you really want to suggest a product that is high price but you believe it will help me, feel free! I can always save up.    I like to use products that are fairly natural (but they don't necessarily have to be.)   I need serious help because I feel so self-conscious about my face and it's a pure struggle to be in college with this problem. I seriously appreciate any sort of help. Details on how to go about the new routine would be awesome. I literally have no knowledge when it comes to this.    If you need any other information, just ask! Thanks a bunch      
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Q. Acne prone, oily, red skin. HELP
I have oily, acne prone, skin that is also red due to acne/acne scars. I am sensitve to tea tree products and things with lavender.  Looking for a AM/PM lotion that won't break me out and will help with oilyness.  Any other skin care regime products are appreciated.   
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Q. Best acne scar treatment?
I've never had a bad breakout in my life, but my first few weeks at my humid college apartment (no AC! Wah!) really ruined my back/shoulders. I have this nasty trail of pink/purple scars all down my bra strap line. I've never dealt with acne scars. I have NO idea what to use. I'm going home for Columbus Day weekend and want to stop by Sephora to buy something. Thoughts?   Thanks so much!
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Q. Help! My skin is sensitive dry and recently suffering from moderate acne.
Anyone with similar issues can you share your regimen? Clinque has not been successful and FAB has not been moisturizing enough, Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
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Q. New product/skin care routine for combo/oily/very sensitive acne skin?
I'm on acne medication right now (Differin in the evening, clindamycin phosphate topical lotion in the morning, and an oral antibiotic) and my acne has gotten a lot better! However, my skin has now transitioned from just oily to combo/oily/acne-prone and very very sensitive.    In the evening I use the acne line from Mario Badescu skin care and I love love love it. In the morning I use a drugstore cleanser called Biore because I think it helped with my VERY oily skin a little bit before I went on the meds.    But I've noticed that both cleansers (MB and Biore) have stung/burned a bit. My skin doesn't react to it the instant I put it on, but more like after I start rubbing it into my skin a bit (with a very gentle hand,too.)    So I'm looking for a cleanser (1 for both M/E is fine, but 2 seperate ones are okay too,) that helps keep my skin clear without any acne-fighting ingredients because my skin's already getting that from my acne meds. I want a gentle cleanser that keeps my skin clear, and also helps with a lot of the redness, uneven skin tone/dark spots/hyper pigmentation, very large pores and oily skin that I have right now.    On top of that cleanser, are there any serums or moisturizers or something else that I could also use? I've tried a small sample of Murad's Pore and Line Hydrator and I absolutely love it. I haven't seen a difference in my pore size (because I only have a sample,) but the moisturizer is extremely light weight (more than Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel, which I've been using for MONTHS and I also really love. But I think I like Murad's better.) I've also used FAB's Anti-Redness Serum and I loved the lightweight gel feel of it. I think I might go and purchase that and use it instead of Clinique's Redness Solutions (I find it to be too heavy for my oily skin and pores.)    Any recommendations? If so, please let me know the formulation/texture of the product and how it felt and looked on your skin. Thank you!! 
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Hi, I'm 13 years old and I have acne and I can't seem to get rid of it. Any suggestions? I'm willing to do anything (besides any surgery's)! PLEASE HELP ME. I NEED HELP!!
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