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Board: Acne 09-08-2003, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,056
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Aspirin and SA are related, but they are not...

Aspirin and SA are related, but they are not exactly the same and do not do exactly the same things for your skin. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/idea.gif

Why would you want to make your own,...
Board: Acne 09-08-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,502
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Your face might be reacting to the stearic acid...

Your face might be reacting to the stearic acid in the creme. It is comedogenic for some people, and not for others (like me). Maybe you could try the 10% Oil-Free Gel instead (it does not contain...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb The only time you might need to wait is between...

The only time you might need to wait is between cleansing and the AHA. If you can spare the time, experts suggest allowing 10 minutes after cleansing, so your skin can return to its normal pH level,...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,168
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I only use the Proactiv cleanser once in a while...

I only use the Proactiv cleanser once in a while in the mornings...and at those times I use it instead of the Purpose MFC. It cleans well enough, and since it is in the morning I don't have any...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb If you use the Proactiv 2.5% BP, you definitely...

If you use the Proactiv 2.5% BP, you definitely do not have to use the 10% BP on top of it!! :eek: Especially something by Clean & Clear...I would never trust my skin to that company! Most of...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By TimDream
Question Sorry, don't use them. I believe they contain...

Sorry, don't use them. I believe they contain fragrance, don't they? My skin's enemy!!! :mad:
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,168
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I do. I use Proactiv's Renewing Cleanser every...

I do. I use Proactiv's Renewing Cleanser every so often, as well as Renee Rouleau Enzyme Scrub. Just for a once-in-a-while treat, to make my skin feel *extra* smooth and soft. I still use the...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By TimDream
Post Using a BHA product like Paula's Choice BHAs can...

Using a BHA product like Paula's Choice BHAs can clean them out really well, which will make them appear much smaller. :)
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Hi! From my experience, the PC and the AH AHA...

Hi! From my experience, the PC and the AH AHA products are about the same. You can always request a free sample of the PC AHA to try for yourself though! :)

Of course, pore clogging...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I don't think you have to wait longer with the...

I don't think you have to wait longer with the Creme version. Just as long as the creme is rubbed into your skin completely, which doesn't take long. The Enhanced Creme is pretty light, not heavy. ...
Board: Acne 09-06-2003, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb The other 10% AHA that AH offers is the Oil-Free...

The other 10% AHA that AH offers is the Oil-Free Gel (which is much harder to find). The Enhanced Creme is more moisturizing than the gel, but the gel is much lighter. I can't really say that one...
Board: Acne 09-05-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Uh, you probably won't end up with a...

Uh, you probably won't end up with a hermaphrodite, but it is definitely NOT safe to take while pregnant. You can't even take SP while on birth control pills because it alters the hormones too much!
Board: Acne 09-05-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,168
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Hi again. :) Generally, chemical...

Hi again. :)

Generally, chemical exfoliants are better, especially for acne prone skin. This is because they can exfoliate everything much more evenly and efficiently.

Also, if you use...
Board: Acne 09-05-2003, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb My pleasure, badtzjunk! Glad I could be of help....

My pleasure, badtzjunk! Glad I could be of help. :)

That routine sounds really good to me! It sounds very much like my routine! Here is my routine:

AM:
~ Purpose Moisturizing Foaming...
Board: Acne 09-05-2003, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb No problem, frogprince. :) You are...

No problem, frogprince. :)

You are right...the peels are kind of like masks that should only be applied once a week (at most), while the AH Enhnaced Creme or Oil-free Gel can be applied once or...
Board: Acne 09-05-2003, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb They are different formulations, as the AH...

They are different formulations, as the AH Enhanced Creme is not a "peel." The higher percentages MAY give slightly faster results, but they also have a much higher probability of causing...
Board: Acne 09-04-2003, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By TimDream
Talking This is my all-time favorite cleanser. I also...

This is my all-time favorite cleanser. I also have oily skin, and although the tube says it's for normal/dry skin, it is just perfect for me. :D :) It cleanses the skin well and doesn't leave it...
Board: Acne 09-04-2003, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 38,494
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Although it is true that every woman reacts...

Although it is true that every woman reacts differently to BCPs, I agree that Alesse is one of the most likely to cause acne, according to everything I've read about BCPs. ...
Board: Acne 09-03-2003, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By TimDream
Thumbs down Nope, it's not. :( In fact, the flouride and...

Nope, it's not. :( In fact, the flouride and whitening agents in toothpaste can actually make acne WORSE. Also, it will burn the skin and leave the skin around the pimple very red, dry, and...
Board: Acne 09-02-2003, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb It will not "heal," necessarily. It is meant to...

It will not "heal," necessarily. It is meant to exfoliate the surface skin cells.

It will definitely help to get rid of red marks faster, and make your skin tone more even.
Board: Acne 09-02-2003, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,355
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb BHAs are not the cause of cysts. When they...

BHAs are not the cause of cysts. When they exfoliate within the pore, the stuff doesn't just "sit" in there. The exfoliation "loosens" it up, so it quickly gets washed away the next time you wash...
Board: Acne 09-02-2003, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Welcome! :) In my opinion, there is really...

Welcome! :)

In my opinion, there is really nothing comparable to Paulas Choice products (especially the BHAs) in the drugstore. :( Most drugstore items contain irritants such as fragrance and...
Board: Acne 09-01-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb They are both oil-free, fragrance-free, and both...

They are both oil-free, fragrance-free, and both contain the same amount of AHA (10%).

Neither is particuarly better. It just depends on your skin's needs.

The creme is obviously more...
Board: Acne 08-31-2003, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,987
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Hormonal acne is usually located around the...

Hormonal acne is usually located around the mouth/chin/jaw areas.

OTC didn't help my skin at all.

Yasmin cleared my skin in 4 months, but it also made me gain weight.

OTC-LO is keeping my...
Board: Acne 08-30-2003, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,355
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Careful about eating the oranges. For some...

Careful about eating the oranges. For some people, oranges and OJ seem to contribute to acne (something about the acid).
Board: Acne 08-30-2003, 01:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Wink Bumping to make sure he sees this. ;)

Bumping to make sure he sees this. ;)
Board: Acne 08-29-2003, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Question I'm not sure. I actually have no first-hand...

I'm not sure. I actually have no first-hand experience with those 2 cleansers, but I'm just proposing them as options. The only one I can really personally attest for is the Purpose MFC.
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 09:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Oh yeah... I wanted to add...have you ever...

Oh yeah...

I wanted to add...have you ever tried the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask? I don't use it as a whole-face mask, but it is absolutely the best spot-treatment I've ever used. Just blob it...
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Hey, I'm not sure about using those bar...

Hey,

I'm not sure about using those bar soaps on your face...I never have. It works for some people, though. Just keep in mind that almost every bar soap contains sodium tallowate (or some form...
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,355
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I've never had an initial breakout with PC...

I've never had an initial breakout with PC products.

Email customer service and ask for a free sample of the 1% BHA. The 2% is too much for some people.

I personally didn't like the 5% BPO. ...
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Okay, first about the cleanser: has Cetaphil...

Okay, first about the cleanser: has Cetaphil always worked for you? Because some people find that the SLS in this cleanser clogs their pores. If you want to try another cleanser that cleans better...
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb There are several OTC products that contain BHA,...

There are several OTC products that contain BHA, but I've never found one that has been nearly as effective as Paula's Choice BHAs. One reason is that PC doesn't contain any irritants or fillers,...
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,315
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Have you tried asking your doctor about Spiro...

Have you tried asking your doctor about Spiro instead? It can help with some kinds of hormonal acne. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/idea.gif
Board: Acne 08-28-2003, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb So your main acne-fighting ingredient right now...

So your main acne-fighting ingredient right now is BPO...

Do you exfoliate at all?

What do you use as a cleanser?
Board: Acne 08-27-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I absolutely love the 1% BHA and the 2% BHA...

I absolutely love the 1% BHA and the 2% BHA solution. :) I've been using them both for over a year, and my face has been completely clear for some time now.

Please do a board search to find lots...
Board: Acne 08-27-2003, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb AHAs (Alphy Hydroxy Acids) work really well...

AHAs (Alphy Hydroxy Acids) work really well because they exfoliate the surface skin cells much faster. Alpha Hydrox (found in drugstores, in the red boxes) make some of the best AHAs around, and...
Board: Acne 08-27-2003, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Hi! Welcome to the boards! :) First of...

Hi! Welcome to the boards! :)

First of all, I think that the issue of sex/masturbation and its relation to acne has been a really controversial one here...there is still no determination if the...
Board: Acne 08-26-2003, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,440
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I'm not sure what you mean by redness. But, it...

I'm not sure what you mean by redness. But, it will help to get rid of red marks left over from past blemishes much quicker than the skin's natural exfoliation alone. I believe it also helps to...
Board: Acne 08-26-2003, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Neither is necessarily "better." They just do...

Neither is necessarily "better." They just do different things.

AHAs work on the surface to chemically exfoliate dead skin cells. They do help improve skin tone, get rid of red marks faster, and...
Board: Acne 08-26-2003, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,440
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb For many people, including myself, Alpha Hydrox...

For many people, including myself, Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Creme is NOT comedogenic at all.

The brochure says that it can cause initial breakouts for some (I never experienced this), because it is...
Board: Acne 08-26-2003, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Email the company and ask for free samples of the...

Email the company and ask for free samples of the 1% BHA, 2% BHA lotion and solution, and the AHA gel. You can also ask their customer service any questions about their products, and they're very...
Board: Acne 08-23-2003, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By TimDream
Thumbs down Besides kidney problems, other side effects that...

Besides kidney problems, other side effects that have been reported on this board have been:
- Rosacea
- Diarrhea
- Numbness in hands and feet
- Major hair loss
- Bad headaches
- Menstrual...
Board: Acne 08-22-2003, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb One word of caution...blush can often make red...

One word of caution...blush can often make red marks or blemishes more noticeable! So be careful in your shade selection!

Here are blushes that don't break out my acne-prone skin :) :
~ Cargo...
Board: Acne 08-22-2003, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Acnepain, No, I never experienced any...

Acnepain,

No, I never experienced any initial outbreak with either the PC 1%, nor the 2% solution.

Are you sure it wasn't something else, and not the 1%, that was causing the bumps? Maybe...
Board: Acne 08-21-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Question I'm not sure! ...

I'm not sure! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif
Board: Acne 08-20-2003, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I'm not sure about the benzamycin. As I've...

I'm not sure about the benzamycin. As I've mentioned before, I've never tried prescription meds so I have no idea about those things. Sorry!

For AHA, some people suggest that you wait about 10...
Board: Acne 08-20-2003, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,777
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Acne around the chin/mouth/jaw area is most...

Acne around the chin/mouth/jaw area is most likely hormonal. It is very difficult (if not impossible!) to cure hormonal acne only with topical treatments. For me, the only thing that has worked for...
Board: Acne 08-20-2003, 01:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,042
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb I'm glad you find the website to be informative! ...

I'm glad you find the website to be informative! :D

I think that scrubbing is okay, as long as you use an exfoliator that uses either jojoba beads or smooth polyethelene (plastic) beads. ...
Board: Acne 08-19-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,289
Posted By TimDream
Post You're very welcome. :) I had no idea that...

You're very welcome. :)

I had no idea that you could do this in Asia! Very interesting...and kinda scary! :eek:

I see my gynocologist for my BCPs...but I think some people see a...
Board: Acne 08-19-2003, 04:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,376
Posted By TimDream
Lightbulb Fightinghypo, If you go to sageskincare's...

Fightinghypo,

If you go to sageskincare's website, there is an article about being an Acne Detective that has a very comprehensive ingredient list. It rates each ingredient's irritation and...
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