I found this thread last year and tried following your regimen but failed since I sometimes forgot, busy or maybe way too lazy to apply BP + moisturizer, due to SPM exam stuffs here and there. I was worried that with such a little time 'wasted' from NOT doing any revision will affect my results and everything, so I decided to not to care too much about my looks and focus more on studies first.
I developed acne at the age of 13, and most of my acne developed on my forehead due to my fringes/bangs. It's just way too terrible. Whatever products I used before doesn't seem to get rid of the acnes at all. Now that I'm in college, the needs to look good is getting higher than before and sometimes I feel like the pimples on my face are really affecting my confidence especially during presentation. Eventhough life is a little busier than how it was in high school, I decided this time I'll try again but with full dedication.
So, I have been following your regimen(again
) since 3-4 months ago. I started from using Cetaphil + Oxy5 + Neutrogena moisturizer for combination skin
I feel weird or rather uncomfortable using Cetaphil - not because I'm allergic to it or anything.. It's just that when I put cetaphil, it feels like I put nothing but water on my face, making me feel like I didn't put any effort on recovering my face eventhough I did. Hahah but anyway, it works. Totally never skipped a day off the regimen
, at all. The result are slow but my pimples are slightly lesser than before, and experiencing a little break out.
Then my bottle of Cetaphil and Oxy5 are used up, so I went to guardian to get some new one. But this time I finally found Benzac AC gel
and replaced my cleanser thingy with Liquid Neutrogena pure mild, fragrance free
. Guess what? After 1 week, I found that this solution works even better than the previous one. Totally unsure whether it's because I been constantly taking care of my face for months without skipping or it's because the new products that made my face recover even quicker?
And the Benzac AC gel, it doesn't really dries up my skin so so so much compared to Oxy5. Almost a month after I bought them, my face is almost pimple-free and haven't experience any break out at all.
But seriously, Jinyee80.. I truly appreciate your work for sharing this thread. I have never felt even more confident in my life till now. Even taking even more selfies too. Haha
Now my next concern is how to get rid of pimple scars and pores on my face(too much tiny holes on T-zone), which I have no idea what article on google I could trust.
Anyway, thank you so much! God bless!
Benzoyl Peroxide is still the best solution for acne.
Oxy 5 may be too strong for most people. Benzac from Galderma is just right. Prior to Benzac, Panoxyl is also a great product but was stopped in Msia.
Good to know that you have great skin now.