Acne
goldenqueen
Q. Clinique - Clearing Gel
I just started using Clinique's acne solution kit and I saw results in just one day. Why I haven't discovery their greatness sooner? Talking about money just wasted on other products that failed me. The only thing I am wondering is Do I need to buy the Clearing Gel for blemishes? All the products in the kits says it clears blemishes. I have acne blemishes on my back and I also wonder if I could just used it on my back after using the Body bar? Would love to have clear skin, especially on my back, before the summer. Thanks
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, goldenqueen!  I looked at the kit and how to use it.  There does not appear to be any reason why you cannot use it on your back as well as your face.  However, rathe... see post
hannahleiker23
Q. Skincare recommendations
I have several whiteheads that will not go away no matter how many times I pop them and dry them out. I also have dark spots where previous pimples were. I use my clarisonic with the acne head every other day. I would like some spot treatment suggestions as well as a recommendation for all new skin care... cleanser, toner, moisturizer..etc. My skin is very sensitive and oily. I don't think I need a full acne skin care line because my skin isn't really Bad. I just have some spots that need cleared up and need to stay cleared up. Thanks! 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I wouldn't use a full acne line, too much of the same type of ingredients will dry the skin out.   I'm very sensitive, acne prone:   cleanser: philosophy purity made... see post
princeslj
Q. In my early 30's and still have acne!
I need help finding a new skin regime.  I have combination skin and still get regular breakouts, however I am also aware that I should probably start some sort of anti-aging treatment.  There is so much out there and I have no idea where to start.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I am looking at a cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream and some sort of treatment.  Thanks in advance!
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Springshowers44
Springshowers44 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I'm also in my early 30's...just turned 31 two days ago, and just started using Clinique's acne solutions system and have been REALLY broke out for the past week. I alwa... see post
jenni1234
Q. Does argan oil help with acne scars and hyperpigmentation?
MBhullar
MBhullar / RISING STAR / answered
A. It is vitamin E so it should. It has definitely improved mine see post
curvygirli
Q. castor oil for acne?
I read somewhere that castor oil can help with zits on your face. can anyone vouch for this?    
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MBhullar
MBhullar / RISING STAR / answered
A. Yes any type of an oil (expect mineral oils) will help with acne prone skin :)  see post
lorenabee
Q. Makeup Breakouts
EVERYTHING  I've tried, even Bareminerals, has caused acne on my face. It just keeps getting worse. EVERY TIME I put makeup on (liquid foundation, powder, blush, etc.), I have new breakouts. And yes, I do remove everything at night and cleanse my face. Any help/tips?
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sirrush
BEAUTY MAVEN sirrush / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Have you ever thought about giving up on the foundation for a few weeks? I finally gained control over my acne-ridden skin when I just got so fed up with trying to hide ... see post
ckmiceli
Q. Breakout Post-Glamglow!!
Help! I used the Glamglow Supermud a few times in one week, hoping it would completely improve my skin. Quite the opposite- my forehead is completely broken out with acne that I have never gotten before. Has anyone else had this problem? HOW DO I SOLVE IT?! 
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danimazz
HALL OF FAMER danimazz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I had this problem when I first used Glamglow.  It had turned me off the product for a while, but once I started to use it again regularly - once a week, my skin was muc... see post
anavivi
Q. How can one get clear skin like this?
Rosebud15
IT GIRL Rosebud15 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / answered
A. A cleanser with some sort of "treatment" ie salicylic.  The Clearisonic Mia. A HG moisturizer, mines clinique's moisture surge.  And time.  Give your new new routine at ... see post
otter0407
Q. How to fix wrinkles without causing acne?
I have a bit of T-zone acne due to peri-menopausal hormones. I have also noticed significant new wrinkles around my mouth and fine lines around my eyes. Every time I try to use something for the wrinkles it seems to cause a break-out. My acne treatments seem to work fine, but what can use for wrinkles that won't cause break-outs?
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY BOSS gogreyhound / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. i feel your pain! My skin is still oily during the day, and sensitive/acne prone. it is hard to find anti-aging products that aren't super moisturizing and heavy. I had ... see post
catherineu2
Q. acne face scrub
Can anyone recommend a good face scrub that helps with acne? Thanks in advance!
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HawaiianEyes7
BEAUTY GURU HawaiianEyes7 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I use The Body Shop's teatree blackhead exfoliating wash. When I'm in the shower, I put on my Murad cleanser from their acne line, then put this on on top, then use my O... see post
amandalynw
Q. What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??
What is the best peel to fade mainly acne marks/scars and general discolorations on the skin??   I have combo/oily skin with occational breakouts
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beautylovingirl
HALL OF FAMER beautylovingirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The Perricone blue plasma peel would be a really good product for you to try, it's a peel but won't be harsh in your skin like a regular peel. Hope this helps! see post
RebeccaBeauty1
Q. Whats you morning skin care routine with acne?
Comment plz! and have you tips for acne type it down below! 
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nikki
HALL OF FAMER nikki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use my Clarisonic every morning, which has been the best thing for my acne. I use the Acne brush and Acne Cleanser.   I follow with Origins Zero Oil toner, and MAC's... see post
DuranLDuran
Q. Small bumps all over my face!
I have so many small bumps all over my face. I don't know if it's keratosis pilaris or milia or clogged pores I just really want to get rid of them. I've always suffered from acne, and I've come along way, it's just these **bleep** small bumps!     
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jdchambers98
jdchambers98 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I recently took a picture of my cheeks and sent to my sister, (just complaining about how bad my skin is) mine looks just like this, you can't even hide it, with perfect... see post
kristamarielund
Q. Clarisonic purge
I usually only get a monthly hormonal break out on my chin. I bought the Mia a month ago and my skin has been purging ever since. I have been breaking out for 4 weeks straight. How long does this purge usually last? Is that what Im experiancing, or do I need to switch to a sensitive brush head, or stop using the Mia all together? I havent changed anything else in my routine, I'm using the same cleanser, the same moisturizer, same serum, same foundation, same everything. Please help.
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runy
HALL OF FAMER runy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi Kristamarie- How often are you using it?  2ce a day as recommended?  I found that was too much for my skin.  I switched to the delicate brush and use it only at night... see post
GinaNicoletta
Q. Moisturizer for dry-combination, acne-prone, sensitive skin
I have severe combination skin: very dry in most areas, normal almost everywhere else, but with acne. It's also very sensitive. Is there any moisturizer (non-SPF as it irritates my skin) that will properly moisturize without clogging my pores or giving me more acne?
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katiedivadoll
BEAUTY WHIZ katiedivadoll / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Ok, I'm going to rant here, but you have to try First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream! It is all natural, perfume and gluten free and works amazingly well for my dry and... see post
jullysay
Q. Acne from working out
Has anyone had this problem?   I started doing Insanity so I'm basically sweating 40+ mins almost every day. My skin type is combination leaning more on the dry side. I've never had a problem with acne before but I've noticed that I've been getting pimples or little bumps on my forehead. I know its caused by the sweat because if I dont work out for a couple days, then the acne does clear up a bit.   I do try to wash my face immediately after working out and I'm considering switching to an acne cleanser but am afraid that it might be too harsh for my skin.   Any tips or suggestions?
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ladymeag
HALL OF FAMER ladymeag / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. How long has your skin been doing this? Just like starting a new cleaning regimen, when you start a new workout routine that really makes you sweat your skin will go thr... see post
smash6086
Q. Very small bumps all over skin, skin texture issues?
I have suffered from acne (particularly cystic acne) since I was a teenager, and I feel like I have finally resolved most of those issues, however, now I suffer from horrible skin texture. Rarely do I have acne surface my skin as white heads or blackheads, but instead my skin texture is full of extremely small bumps (like tiny pimples dwelling under the skin, mostly on my cheeks and chin), acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation. I know there are products for the scarring, but what do I do about the overall texture of my skin and these pesky little bumps?! In the light  the skin on my cheeks and chin looks anything but smooth. It looks rough and bumpy like fine sandpaper because of all the small bumps. I am nearly convinced that these bumps just turn into more little scars, since I rarely get acne anymore but continue to have red scarring all over my face.   Please help!!
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marydiva
HALL OF FAMER marydiva / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Sounds like you have milia. I have it on my jawline/chin area and it's the absolute worst. I'm getting a Clarsonic as soon as January rolls around, and I'm crossing my f... see post
paigekristene
Q. Clarisonic?
Lately I've been hearing nothing but great reviews on the Clarisonic brushes and I have been thinking about purchasing one but the $149+ price has got me thinking twice about it. I would like to hear some of your opinions on the brushes and how well they do or don't work.   I have veryyyy oily skin, rosacea and my nose is blackhead central. I also have large pores around my nose. I have tried a lot of products to get rid of my blackheads but none seem to work. I don't really have any acne its just blackheads that i get most of the time around and on my nose.   So I am just wondering about how well the brushes work for getting rid blackheads and if the brushes help with making pores look smaller?   Thanks!    
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tenngal
HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I've owned my Clarisonic since they first came out and I have not ever regretted investing the $ into it.  I have very oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin and I use the "se... see post
karrluhh
Q. Product that help with blackheads?
I was wondering as to what you guys think are the best products for blackheads. I have a lot on my cheeks and nose and I want to get rid of them. So what do you think are products that are worth the money?
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starletta8
HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I second the recommendation for BHA!  I like the Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA gel.   I'm also a huge fan of the white Glamglow mask, which does a great job of opening up ... see post
nana89
Q. BLACKHEADS!!! =(
HEY GIRLS!!!! I NEED HELP I HAVE BLACKHEAD AROUNG MY NOSE...IVE TRIED SO MANY THINGS NOTHING SEEMS TO HELP TO CLEAR THEM OFF...WHAT ARE SOME GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS??? THANKS =)
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bvnny
BEAUTY GURU bvnny / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. Just in case you have had them for ages, and nothing seems to get them to go away... Are they small like pin dots all over your nose and don't really rise up over the sk... see post
bronzegirl
Q. Skin care for the summer
I'm african american, I have an oily t-zone and sensitive skin. I'm looking for a moisturizer that has SPF15 to 20, and is a oil control mattifier. I tend to look oily in the summer and would like to maintain that.   I'm also looking for a good foundation for women of color, that has hues of yellow.  I have golden hues in my skin, but most foundations for black women have red in the base, which tends to dull my complexion.   Lastly, I'd like a recommendation for a good bronzer.
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NanelleLips
BEAUTY MAVEN NanelleLips / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Although we have different skin tones, I am whiter then paper, I think the Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment would work so well with you. This isn't a moisturiz... see post
tanya1288
Q. does murad work for cystic acne?
I get hormonal, cystic acne along my jawline. I don't want to take birth control forever, and I am looking for skincare products that will reduce/eliminate the cysts. Any ideas if the Murad line works for this? Thanks!
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kssweetheart
HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Been there. I'm sorry you're going through this, it stinks. Mine was due to medication I was on. I Never had acne during my teens into 20's until that medication, AAARRG... see post
beautymission
Q. Best acne scar treatment?
I have been struggling with acne scars for the past few years now. It seems like any time acne emerges on my face it ALWAYS leaves a mark once it goes away even though I dont pop it or anything I just let it run its course and go away and it is VERY frustrating as you could imagine. I have tried a few "dark spot" serums which have helped fade some scars slightly but not much of a difference. Also, they arent really dark spots they are a reddish/pink it makes it look like there is a pimple there still but there isnt. Its just a flat reddish/pink spot where the acne used to be. It makes it look like it is active acne when in fact it is not it is just the old place where it was before. These scars or "spots" are the only reason that I wear foundation and I wish I knew of a product that could get rid of them so I wouldnt have to continue wearing foundation a lot. Any suggestions? Also, The previous serum i used was the Dr. Brandt dark spot serum which again faded very slightly but not much. Looking for better results in a new producut!!
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Piwie
BEAUTY PRO Piwie / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I also have the same problem, people keep saying that they will go away eventually, but they never did! I started having acne 2 years ago when I was 21 ( never had a pi... see post
brittany0859
Q. My face won't stop breaking out?
This might be kind of long. I was using Differin from derm and it stopped working so I started using a Salyclic acid cleanser from Biore and it's kept my skin mostly clear for the last 6 weeks. I also use a Clarisonic. Now I have three cystic pimples on my cheeks (I NEVER used to breakout on my cheeks), two on my chin and I came home today and found I have a new one on my forehead. I also have t ton on tiny under the skin bumps on my chin. What is going on?? My skin wasn't even this barowen I went to the derm the first time! Is there anything you would recommend? Mask, treatment, anything. My skin is also pretty oily.   Thanks!
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hilarydoo
BEAUTY MAVEN hilarydoo / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. The other answers are right on spot. I had severe cystic acne for several years. Through changing your diet, drinking 60 ounces of water a day, using calming makeup such... see post
labornurse
Q. Do make up primers aggravate acne?
powderedpeach
IT GIRL powderedpeach / IT GIRL IT GIRL / answered
A. Yes and no.  The answer is kind of tricky to explain, but I'll do my best here...   Primers are basically silicone-based fluids, gels, or liquids that sit on top of th... see post
Lms526
Q. Getting rid of whiteheads
I really need some advice. I have quite a few whiteheads on my forehead and a few on my cheeks. I've tried a couple of drugstore creams and facial cleansers, but they either don't work or are much too harsh for my extremely allergy-prone skin. My skin is also extremely oily. I have tried a few facial washes, creams, and gels with salicyic acid, and they didn't seem to do much of anything. I followed the package directions and applied it 2-3 times a week for about a month. But there was no real change in my whiteheads. I was thinking of trying an acne cream with benzoil peroxide, but it says on the package not to use if you have very sensitive skin. Can someone please recommend a facial cleanser, cream, or gel that will help clear up my whiteheads? I don't want something super expensive. I've been thinking of maybe trying something from Clinique, but I don't know what. I was also wondering if a toner or astringent would help? I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do next. Any advice or recommendations would be very helpful. Thank you!
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SydBristow
HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi lms526! Do you think perhaps you have milia?  They are white, kind of hard and don't go away, they just stay in the same spot.    If so, I had them too and found (a... see post
octi
Q. are these indedients okay for acne- prone skin?
these are the ingedients in my facial cleanser and i am very acne prone and have sensitive skin. are they non comedogenic?   Water, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Glycerin, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride .
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FitFan
BEAUTY SAVANT FitFan / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. Glad this post was brought back up, good information. I feel like many cleansers have SLS in them..is this still something to steer clear of? see post
kackers007
Q. post acne marks....
Does Murad exfoliating acne treatment gel help get rid of post acne marks?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Take a look at your post acne mark thread here when I gave a break down on the Murad product in regards to whether it targets post acne marks and other items to look int... see post
symbolicbeauty
Q. Is the Clarisonic worth the money?
I am getting over a bad break out due to dreaded hormones I am assuming. I have it under control now, but I am still getting pimples mainly on my jawline and a little on my cheeks. Nothing too severe, but it's annoying. I only have a few active pimples right now, which are located on my jawline, and one little cyst on my chin. (Which THANK THE LORD is going away with just BP cream.)   I still have a good amount of acne scars on my face. Mainly on my right cheek. There is this massive scar that was two angry zits together, and now it's just a glob of ugly, weird, purple/red scar that takes a while to conceal.     Anyway, I was wondering if the Clarisonic was worth the money? Will it help my hormonal breakouts get under control when I have them, and also my just regular breakouts? Will it help my scars possibly fade faster?   Another quick question to add to this: What's a good acne scar cream for my face that is under $50?   Thanks!! xoxoxoxoxoxoox    
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TexMex77
TexMex77 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have been using my Clarisonic for 2 years now and I absolutely love it.  I too suffer from hormonal breakouts and while the Clarisonic hasn't all together gotten rid o... see post
pearlgirl7
Q. Can anyone provide some advice on skin care routine for acne prone skin?
Hi all! I was wondering if any of you might be willing to give me some advice on my skin care routine because I have been looking over some of the posts on here and so many of you seem so kind and knowledgeable.   I am 27 years old, my esthetician says my skin is “slightly oily,” and I have been dealing with acne for the past 2 years. I get cystic acne on my chin and lower cheeks and sometimes the occasional small bump elsewhere. I have some blackheads on my nose, middle of my cheeks, and chin. My skin is quite fair so I have red post-acne marks left behind for many months once the acne is gone. I have eliminated most of my acne with the products I am using now and by having a salicylic acid peel at the dermatologist’s office every two weeks for the past couple of months. I don’t really like the products she offers because they have parabens. I used to use much more natural products; now I will use pretty much anything, but I really would like to still avoid parabens if possible.   I currently use: NeoStrata Antibacterial Facial Cleanser 2x daily (I use my Clarisonic Plus at night) Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion on any active spots at night Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation at night Juice Beauty SPF 30 moisturizer during the day Origins Charcoal Mask about once a week Salicylic acid peel at derm’s office every two weeks Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay concealer, Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder, and Korres blush a few days a week.   Even though things have been looking better, I feel like there has got to be another product or two that could rid my face of the rest of my active acne and post-acne red marks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Luxeface86
BEAUTY PRO Luxeface86 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. One thing that will help immensely with the pigmentation leftover from previous acne marks is something with a high amount of Vitamin C. I recommend Tarte's Maracuja Oil... see post