QUOTE(bossy @ Jan 23 2009, 12:31 PM)
I am having a serious acne problem and my face always release oil. After last semester final exam, my acne problem more serious than before. A lot of acne appear on my left and right cheek. but i dun noe it is acne or not. Bcoz it like the blood attach on my face and it does not hav any head for me to extract it. until now, it turn from red color to dark red or grey color. But i noe it will appear again for the future time. is it acne or other things?
i had used the benzoyl peroxide (the brand is BREVOXYL) it containing 4 % benzoyl peroxide, it worked on my affected area for the first time. after i stop using it about half year, i using back it when the acne problem occur seriously again, but it didn't solve my problem but jz cool down the affected area only. Is BREVOXYL same with PANOXYL ANCEGEL 2.5? I should try PANOXYL ANCEGEL 2.5 or use back BREVOXYL?
Now i am using the CLINELLE products. I follow the 3 step that the clinelle recommended. I feel my face clean and fresh after using the cleaser and feel mild after apply the toner. However, after about 30 minutes, my face will release oil again. I feel suffering with this oily face since i was study secondary school. I want to switch to use CETAPHIL gentle cleaser that recommended by u. Is CETAPHIL suitable for sensitive skin bcoz my skin is very sensitive (if i'm using inappropriate products, my face will "gatal", redness and painful)? CETAPHIL is only consists of cleaser? and should i using moisturizer (becoz last time when i used BREVOXYL, i only apply on affcted area but the other area especially the eye area redness and "gatal" and dry)
Besides, the horrible acne, although i din extract it and jz apply the cream on it and day after day, it will evolved to the scare and the scare is like the hole on the moon. i'm extremely suffering for this problem for many years.
My last question is how much of the CETAPHIL gentle cleaser ? is CETAPHIL only consist of cleaser?
thanks a lot !!
the panoxyl thing smells abit like turpentine or tina water.so u hv to bear with the smell. i've been through this stage before when i was form 4/5. my opinion, go consult dermatologist. they will give u antibiotics such as minocycline or erithromycin or just give u Retin-A for u to apply on ur acne. i did smtg that i regret throughout my entire life, during tht stage, i went to beautician for extraction of those acne.The problem now i having is, though my acne can say is 98% gone, but the scars are there, its same as normal skin colour but those pot-holes remain there. and i dun think it can be healed completely unless i go for laser treatment( but i dun feel the need la since i'm a boy ,furthermore, asian skin are not suitable for laser as pigmentation will occur coz after u do laser, ur whole face become like tomato for weeks ,if u expose to direct sunlight,there goes ur pigmentation problem especially such hot climate like m'sia).
cetaphil cleanser 1 bottle around 40bucks i think nowadays.
from my own findings, acne problems become worse if u stay up at night or burn midnight oil or never sleep at all during the night.ur body heat will go up and ur face oil glans start opening up wide and there goes ur acne 1 by 1 popping up. coz i was once an online game addict till i wont sleep at night sometimes.
2nd thing is tht, try to avoid humid places such as walking at petalling street, it will make ur acne pops out also. BUT u shud do more exercise to remove ur body toxic through perspiration (sweating),but remember to wipe your sweat with a CLEAN towel as failure to do so will result in more acne
3rd thing is i notice tht there was once i went to hong kong during end of the year near christmas for vacation, the weather was like 18C-20C already.maybe i alwiz walk around and the cold breeze actually dried up all my acne surprisingly( but return to m'sia there go the same acne problem again la duhhh
). i did not apply anything to my face during the trip.thts y simple conclusion would be humid weather promotes pimples breeding.
4th, if u really feel tht u're hand itchy type and wanna extract pimples on urself, cut ur fingernails.failure to do so will result in more acne coming out due to bacteria stucked on ur fingernails.
okay, dis is my personal experience of acne related stuffs and my researching thoroughout 6 years.This post has been edited by k!nex: Feb 1 2009, 11:15 PM