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New Reply in Acne-Prone Skin
Back Acne
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Re: Back Acne
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Reply: Hi @LeeshR ! I also recently started getting back acne, thanks to age-related hormone imbalance. Here are a few things that have h ...read more
Hi @LeeshR ! I also recently started getting back acne, thanks to age-related hormone imbalance. Here are a few things that have helped me: See a dermatologist (or your primary care doc), if you can. Even if you don't want to do this right away, it's a good idea if your acne doesn't improve within a few months and you need more help than any OTC products can provide. You could have a skin condition that mimics acne, and a derm can diagnose that. Given my particular skin issues (my skin's inflammation-prone), I asked my derm for advice early on. Use a salicylic acid (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide wash on your back. I'm allergic to the latter, so I use BHA on my back. Any BHA product marketed as a facial cleanser can be used on your back. You must let it sit on your back for a couple minutes to let the BHA do its job, and then you can rinse it off. (Same goes for a benzoyl peroxide wash like PanOxyl, which is available in both 4% and 10% strengths.) I've been using Paula's Choice CLEAR Pore Normalizing Acne Cleanser 6 oz/ 177 mL which contains just 0.5% BHA. I recently started testing The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser 5 oz/ 150 mL which is 2% BHA. You could also try CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser, which I believe is 2% BHA. I use a BHA cleanser on my back every other night (I shower at night) and my regular body wash (CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar) on other nights. Change your sheets and pillowcases more frequently, and never sleep in the shirt you wore all day. This should reduce bacteria. Note that acne is not a "dirty body" hygiene issue. Frequently changing and washing sheets and pillowcases isn't about keeping them free of dirt when it comes to acne. It's all about reducing bacteria. I change my sheets at least once a week, and I rotate my pillowcases: use one side for 2 nights, use the other side for another 2 nights, and then change pillowcases. Try a different BHA spray. Murad Acne Control Clarifying Body Spray 4.3 oz (assuming that's the one you use) contains 0.5% BHA. It'll work, just slower than a spray with a higher % of salicylic acid. I use Paula's Choice CLEAR Acne Body Spray which is 2% BHA. There may be other products out there in the 2% range. Consider adding a second acne-fighting ingredient (in addition to BHA). I've yet to see an azelaic acid product in back-friendly packaging, but you could try applying something like Paula's Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster 1 oz/ 30 mL or The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% 1 oz/ 30 mL to your back. Azelaic acid attacks acne-causing bacteria while helping fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (like the dark marks left behind by acne) and feeding your skin antioxidants. You can also consider applying a leave-on benzoyl peroxide treatment, but be warned: that ingredients stains clothing and sheets. It does kill acne-causing bacteria, though. If you can handle the smell of sulfur, that's another acne-fighting ingredient to consider. If you can't reach all areas of your back (I can't reach all of mine) and don't have someone to apply a serum or cream for you: I often use an Artis Oval 10 brush to apply things (including moisturizer) to my back. You can also get a plastic tool designed for applying lotion to the back. A friend recently gave me one that folds up and has a removable and easily washable silicone pad, and that thing is very handy. Remember to use moisturizer on your back. Contrary to popular belief, "drying out" acne doesn't help much. Instead it can weaken your skin barrier, leaving your skin wide open to more acne-causing bacteria. If your body lotion is non-comedogenic, it's probably fine for your back. Use broad spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30) daily on any back skin that's exposed to sunlight, regardless of weather or season. You should also reapply it every couple hours. I hope you find a solution that works for you!
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New Reply in Lip Lovers
Lisa Eldridge lipsticks
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Re: Lisa Eldridge lipsticks
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Reply: Those glosses really look wonderful on you @WinglessOne . I knew you would get Delilah- I almost did myself. Looking at Pink Poe ...read more
Those glosses really look wonderful on you @WinglessOne . I knew you would get Delilah- I almost did myself. Looking at Pink Poetry on you I do think you would like MW also. Lisa did do a good job with these- these feel like "grownup" makeup products to me, in a good way.
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New Reply in Haul Stars
⛱🏝JOYOUS JUNE HAULS!!🌞🌴 2021
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Re: ⛱🏝JOYOUS JUNE HAULS!!🌞🌴 2021
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Reply: @Shosh85 Yes, they really are- thanks! ...read more
@Shosh85 Yes, they really are- thanks!
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New Post in Makeup Is Life
makeup look for a grey and sliver
i brought a grey dress with a slive stuff on it but dont know what makeup should i do for a wedding
i brought a grey dress with a slive stuff on it but dont know what makeup should i do for a wedding
New Post in Best Hair Ever
products after shower
Hi , my hair is wavy and very dry with Oily scalpI want something make my hair wet , shine and organized wavy after shower and use ...read more
Hi , my hair is wavy and very dry with Oily scalpI want something make my hair wet , shine and organized wavy after shower and use it during the week.I used Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Crème also but still very dry hair not result that i want.Please, recommend productsThank you.
New Reply in Age Defiers
Anti aging body lotion/ creams
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Re: Anti aging body lotion/ creams
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Reply: I use acids on my body a couple times a week. The Ordinary has some fantastic ones that are really inexpensive, which is great if ...read more
I use acids on my body a couple times a week. The Ordinary has some fantastic ones that are really inexpensive, which is great if you're using them on your whole body. I mix them into my moisturizer and rub it on. SPF is really important to of course! Especially if you're using acids. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 1 oz/ 30 mL
New Reply in Makeup Is Life
Getting older and need to find a foundation that doesn’t sit in wrinkles.
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Re: Getting older and need to find a foundation that doesn’t sit in wrinkles.
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Reply: Hello @Blaine39 - I share your concerns, even to the redness issue. I highly recommend SEPHORA COLLECTION Best Skin Ever Liquid ...read more
Hello @Blaine39 - I share your concerns, even to the redness issue. I highly recommend SEPHORA COLLECTION Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation . I recommend two applications for the best results.
New Post in Everything Eyes
Biossance eye cream
So I recently just started using the biossance eye cream at night but I’m pretty sure I’m having some sort of reaction. I’m just w ...read more
So I recently just started using the biossance eye cream at night but I’m pretty sure I’m having some sort of reaction. I’m just wondering if anyone has had the same issues. My eyes almost feel like their burning or stinging or they are extremely itchy which caused me to rub my eyes so much I woke up and it looked like I had gotten punched in the face I’m just wondering if this is a normal reaction or if I should stop using it
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