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Acne-Prone Skin

Acne-Prone Skin

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Share acne-fighting tips for all things involving active breakouts, scarring, and discoloration.

Share acne-fighting tips for all things involving active breakouts, scarring, and discoloration.

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Please help choose choose a cleanser!
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Reply: Thank you sososo much! This is a huge help! I have a following question. What would be the best way to use Azelaic product? Few da ...read more
Thank you sososo much! This is a huge help! I have a following question. What would be the best way to use Azelaic product? Few days a week or everyday? And what kind of moisturiser would you recommend for a combo like that?
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Best advice for ance trements ?
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Reply: I love the Topicals Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration 1.7 oz/ 50 mL I’ve been using it for a month now and my acne has c ...read more
I love the Topicals Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration 1.7 oz/ 50 mL I’ve been using it for a month now and my acne has cleared up so much! It has ingredients that are amazing for oily skin and acne!
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Whats YOUR acne holy-grail?
Ngl I get most of my information about products - whats good, a cult-classic, etc.- from other people, so help a girl out and give ...read more
Ngl I get most of my information about products - whats good, a cult-classic, etc.- from other people, so help a girl out and give me your #1 holy grail product for oily and acne-prone skin.I’d be especially interested to know toners & sunscreen!! 🙂
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Cheaper substitute to Dr Gross extra strength daily peel
Hi! I need recommendation that work as well as Dr Gross extra strength daily peel but cheaper. I have oily acne prone skin.
Hi! I need recommendation that work as well as Dr Gross extra strength daily peel but cheaper. I have oily acne prone skin.
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Reply: @arilorri What are you looking for? Problems? ...read more
@arilorri What are you looking for? Problems?
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Moisturizer
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Reply: I have sensitive, acne prone, oily skin and anything FAB made me break out more. Might just be me though.
I have sensitive, acne prone, oily skin and anything FAB made me break out more. Might just be me though.
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What happened to Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash?
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Reply: 2022 and i'm still trying to find an alternative that I like as much as this. cant understand why this was discontinued,.... abso ...read more
2022 and i'm still trying to find an alternative that I like as much as this. cant understand why this was discontinued,.... absolutely have not found a product to hold a candle to this.
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Ance In T-zone/nose PLEASE HELP!!!
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Reply: Hi @hotcheetogurl ! Different types of acne may need different kinds of treatment. Rather than focusing on the brand, it's best to ...read more
Hi @hotcheetogurl ! Different types of acne may need different kinds of treatment. Rather than focusing on the brand, it's best to focus on ingredients and product types that can help treat acne. Here are 3 go-to ingredients that can be bought over-the-counter:SpoilerSalicylic acid (aka beta hydroxy acid or BHA) - gets down into your pores to degunk 'em, and removes dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Salicylic acid products are easy to find at your local drugstore. Consider CeraVe Acne Control Cleanser (contains 2% BHA) or the leave-on CeraVe Acne Control Gel. Note that the gel also contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), though I don't know what %. CeraVe claims this gel can be used up to 3 times a day, which sounds awfully excessive to me... applying AHAs that frequently can over-exfoliate skin, especially in addition to BHA. I recommend using the gel just 1-2 times a week (not twice on the same day) unless a doctor tells you otherwise. There are plenty of other BHA products on the market. My personal favorites are all made by Paula's Choice. Many people love Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 4 oz/ 118 mL . Since my particular skin is very inflammation-prone, I use Paula's Choice CLEAR Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid 4 oz/ 118 mL instead. Both are leave-on products that work quite well. Azelaic acid - attacks acne-causing bacteria, treats post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (including dark marks left by acne), and has antioxidant properties. A doctor can prescribe azelaic acid at 15-20%. Or (if you're in the US) you can try a 10% over-the-counter option: of those, my fave is Paula's Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster 1 oz/ 30 mL . I've also used The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension Brightening Cream and Facetheory Lumizela A10 serum. Benzoyl peroxide - very effective against acne-causing bacteria. This is another ingredient you can find at the drugstore. The easiest product to find is probably PanOxyl cleanser: it comes in 4% and 10% strength, though the one you'll probably see in stores is 4%—and that's probably all you need. Higher strength isn't necessarily better, depending on your type of acne and your particular skin behavior/condition. Many people are sensitive to leave-on benzoyl peroxide, which is why a cleanser's a good option: it has contact with your skin for just a few minutes before it's rinsed off. If your skin's not sensitive to this ingredient, a good leave-on option is Paula's Choice CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide 2.25 oz/ 67 mL . Salicylic acid (aka beta hydroxy acid or BHA) - gets down into your pores to degunk 'em, and removes dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Salicylic acid products are easy to find at your local drugstore. Consider CeraVe Acne Control Cleanser (contains 2% BHA) or the leave-on CeraVe Acne Control Gel. Note that the gel also contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), though I don't know what %. CeraVe claims this gel can be used up to 3 times a day, which sounds awfully excessive to me... applying AHAs that frequently can over-exfoliate skin, especially in addition to BHA. I recommend using the gel just 1-2 times a week (not twice on the same day) unless a doctor tells you otherwise. There are plenty of other BHA products on the market. My personal favorites are all made by Paula's Choice. Many people love . Since my particular skin is very inflammation-prone, I use instead. Both are leave-on products that work quite well. Azelaic acid - attacks acne-causing bacteria, treats post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (including dark marks left by acne), and has antioxidant properties. A doctor can prescribe azelaic acid at 15-20%. Or (if you're in the US) you can try a 10% over-the-counter option: of those, my fave is . I've also used and Facetheory Lumizela A10 serum. Benzoyl peroxide - very effective against acne-causing bacteria. This is another ingredient you can find at the drugstore. The easiest product to find is probably PanOxyl cleanser: it comes in 4% and 10% strength, though the one you'll probably see in stores is 4%—and that's probably all you need. Higher strength isn't necessarily better, depending on your type of acne and your particular skin behavior/condition. Many people are sensitive to leave-on benzoyl peroxide, which is why a cleanser's a good option: it has contact with your skin for just a few minutes before it's rinsed off. If your skin's not sensitive to this ingredient, a good leave-on option is . Have you already tried products that contain those ingredients? Since you're a teen, can your parent/guardian take you to see a board certified dermatologist or primary care doctor? I left the entire vitamin A family off my list of ingredients... vitamin A is retinoic acid (tretinoin), and there are several related ingredients like tazarotene, adapalene, retinaldehyde, and retinol. A doctor might prescribe tretinoin or tazarotene for acne, depending on what type you have and your skin condition. Or a doc could prescribe Rx-strength adapalene or another retinoid. You can also find over-the-counter adapalene at lower strength at the drugstore: the 2 most common are Differin Gel and La Roche-Posay Effaclar Adapalene Gel. Adapalene's often used to treat acne. You might wanna talk with a doc before trying it, though, because it comes with some irritating side effects. One more product you should definitely use if you don't already: broad spectrum sunscreen, at least SPF 30, applied to ALL skin exposed to sunlight (eyelids, ears, behind ears, nape of neck if exposed, hairline, wrists, ankles, feet, etc.), all year long, regardless of weather or season. UV rays can worsen acne, among other badness they can cause (like skin cancer). Do you already use sunscreen?
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Reply: Hi, google Paula's choice pore reducing toner!!
Hi, google Paula's choice pore reducing toner!!
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purging? broken skin barrier?
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Reply: @oilyafskin Also, if you haven't had a new pillow in awhile throw it away and get a new one. ...read more
@oilyafskin Also, if you haven't had a new pillow in awhile throw it away and get a new one.
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