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Hi there,
is she a Picker?? because I know this makes it so much worse :( I am posted Under Picking...I have had ACNE when Pregnant had what I describe as " bubbling" with puss I had a perscription just from my FP and it was a mixture of an anti-biotic and Benzoyl Peroxide, it did help dry it up, then I got on Proactiv , I am sure you have heard of it? like with Anything and everything there is good and and Bad claims...I dont think theres one treatment for Acne sufferers sadly its trial and error.

I never went to a Dermatologist yet (was too embarassed then heard mixed stories of how they can put you on very $ skin care with hardly any results..but again the Internet can be your best friend or worst enemy!

I am not here to tell you what to do, sounds like your daughter eats well though its also said that food rarely affects you having or getting ACNE its a myth greasy foods give you Acne! I tend to agree I think its hormonal often but not always, again I am not Dr :(

just give your daughter as much support as you can, and if you dont know ask her if she picks? this I know and read over and over DO NOT PICK and I am 34 and finally realizing its very important to not touch your face ...let alone spend 30 minuites in the mirror picking...sometimes even in our intellectual mind we know to not do something but still do it... but I really am deciding to make this change to improve not jsut my skin but how I face the world........

I think you are being a wonderful mum trying to get help for your daughter and I am sure she appreciates it very much too...having bad skin is very difficult ..I would know!

but be there for her and try and just see what she is telling you, listen to her she will tell you if for example something shes using is making her skin feel worse, listen to her..

though I know changing products too often also makes treatment harder your skin takes time to have affect or bad affect and if like me you change over and over you never know what product is helping or not....

I wish I could give you a magic answer..I wanted to just offer some support to you

but keep doing what you think is whats right for you and your Daughter...and try to listen to your inner voice and dont take it too much of what you read on the internet

Take care!
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Thanks for the support. I do find her occasionally picking; not a lot though. I am always telling her not to; she says she is just picking the dry skin off. Its not constant just once in a while. We are very close so we talk openly about everything. She is handling it great but does get a bit frustrated at times because we have been doing everything right. All my cleaners are non-toxic, no chemicals or anything. I wash her pillow case daily; she uses shampoo and conditioner with no harsh chemicals in it and nothing seems to show her improvement. Fortunately, she is a girl and makeup does help somewhat. She uses tea tree oil rather than benzoyl peroxide; I heard that is less harsh on your skin than BP. Good talking to you.
Hey!
yes I think it is definately possible to have dry patches even with Acne, I had this idea that I had to dry up all all oil (though I was always like combination T zone) not lever oily all over...whats your Daughters like? what skin therpay is she on now? if its to ask? :)

yes , I am sure you feel badly for your daughter but you are being a great mum trying to help her , and yes I know you want only the best for her....and giving her grief when shes picking her possibly is totally natural becuase I really think often it makes it way worse...........

does she has a moisterizer (oil Free ?) for her dry patches she says shes flicking off?

I just washed my face for the night! ( didnt pick it today a small step but it feels good to have a little will power!!!) its tingling a bit, feel clean I think its the benzoyl Peroxide , I have read so much too about skin and I know theres many bad things sad about what I am using right now! I have tried many things, Murad, over the counter everything once probably...and then posh brands like CLARINS and CLINIQUE but they all are for people with just "NORMAL SKIN" CLINQUE does have a ACNE range I tried for a while no luck :(
I tried Organic too! that helped for a while but then started getting blackheads! my skin felt comfortable though like balanced but I was breaking out all on my head!!!! its so frustrating.......

I never thought I would be worrying about this at my age! 34 I thought I would be using the Anti-aging cream!!!!!

I think though for Acne its about not being too dry or oily because thats when you break out so getting that right balance is tough!!! then hormones!!! I am on Birth control that helps with ACNE (yeah right) but again with me is that fact I PICK that have made a nightmare for myself ,I have myself to blame , so i am mad at myself :(

I used to have lovelly skin when I was like 13 till like 21 then it jsut started slightly but during pregnancy and since my kids it seems my skin has never really been truly Clear for so long!!!!actually thats not the whoe truth it is if I have a tan! but thats not good for ACNE afterwards think again thats my DEMON is coming off tanning beds recently :( you cant win!

well hope you have a goodnight! its been nice to talk today and I will keep checking in , so anytime you want to chat, I am here :)
Hi Dawn!
yes maybe she does have Dry now? and that can still cause Acne I have learned being too dry isnt good either....I like the Proactiv moisterizer I have...its Oil free..maybe its what shes using to wash her face drying her out? and also temperature of water need to be cooler rather than HOT...I have started using warm water see I love HOT! hot showers but its drying...so gotta turn the temp down :) hard but trying hard!!!

maybe see if cutting back on her products helps? unless otherwise advised by her Dermatologist...like for me I see the Repairong lotion can be drying so using it once a day as of today....it is a hard your right

Picking has been my biggest enemy , I had a little fall back today I started to mess with my zit I ahve ...but I stopped after it did nothing...I felt bad BUT before I would ahve kept going till I knocked off skin to like a graze!!!! mine is looking better tingles a bit with the Benzoyl Peroxide! but think its normal and stop in a little while...

I hope in a few weeks its much better in time for a wedding I am going too!!!social things are hard! but with a clearer face it makes a difference!

well I will talk to you soon I hope...I am not feeling well :( and Daughter had me awake alot coughing and sons got a cold and I feel blah..least I am home with no make-up on letting my skin breath!

well not sure if your into Halloween ? your daughters older :) I do treack or treating! I love is usually but this years a bit of a disaster! oh well will go for an hour then come back home //the kids love it even if there not 100% kids jsut will go and go!!!!

Claire
Yeah Im not sure which is better - being oily or dry. Both are hard to deal with. She uses a sandalwood bar soap from Whole Foods then put an acne serum on her face from Young Living Essential oils (this serum has tea tree oil in it). This tea tree oil in this serum is like benzoyl peroxide but milder. Benzoyl peroxide was way too harsh on my daughter. She then puts on the moisutizer by Kiss My Face. I did have her cut back on the acne serum to only in the evening. At least for a few days. She usually puts it on AM and PM. I am wondering if maybe dabbing a little vaseline before bed on these dry patches will help. Not all over her face; just on these dry patches. What's your opinion? And yes, my daughter is older but still going trick/treating. She is being Tinkerbell. Going with a group of friends. Well, hope everything goes well for you. Enjoy your trick or treating with the kids.
Dawn
I am sick :( my skin looks awful! I think I over used the Proactiv on Halloween as I mssed with my face a little :( the Benzoyl has dried up my face and it looks awful I had to run out and get some Cataphyl cleanser yestersay!it was so dried up and sore, I have had to sop the Proactiv for a few days I think until the dry skin goes it looks AWFUL :( i am dissapointed that I did so well then blew it on Halloween night and meesed with a few sopts!!!! now my face looks as bad as when I began! I expect it to get worse as its almost my monthly visit ;) GEES it seems I am never gonna get away from this viciuos cycle :( I am not well either and my knee is killing me like I have no idea what I have done but I can hardly walk so having a crappy Sunday! ...I feel I need to do stuff but got no energy so need to give in really...I am stubborn and ignore my body telling me to STOP and REST lol guess its being a mom? havnt slept properly in days, daughters coughing and I think needs to go Drs :( so tomorrow have to try and get her in!. I feel I havnt been 100% for a lfew weeks it all started with me hurting my back then those meds (seroids) lowered my immune system and I got really sick for a weeek then it went then got something else, ok a week then get something else!!! :( its frustrating to me! as I like to go to the gym and cant AGAIN :( I hope I can shake this off soon! maybe I gotta just give in and rest a few days TRY!!! theres no school tomorrow and Tuesday (cause of the election) so at least I can chill out and not be up early for school day routines ...I feel drained...and when I see my face its hard to not cry :(

I gotta try and be possative and think it will be better! I wish soon!!!!!

well gonna take a nap well TRY too..........hope your having a good weekend!

ttyl

Claire
Try swabbing with Nutrogena Acne Clearing Astringent, then applying
benzoyl peroxide 5% twice a day, after washing the face with a mild clender (Cetaphil, Dove),

Her skin may get a little dry initialy, use Cetaphil Lotion if it does.

You will see a response after a week or 2, and maximum improvement after about 6 - 8weeks

I know it sounds simple, because its OTC stuff, but give it a try, you will be amazed