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Do You Have Blackheads or Sebaceous Filaments?
I’ve seen a lot of post where people confuse the two. As someone who is an avid skincare researcher I think it’s time to clear the air. Sebaceous Filaments: What are they? Your skin does a lot of things that many people don’t know. One of them is oil control and keeping the skin balanced. Sebum is a natural oil that keeps your skin naturally moisturized. They are NORMAL. Annoying, but normal. Have your ever squeezed your nose and seen white or tinted yellow substance come out? That’s stuff is collected sebum and dead skin cells that has cooped up in your pores. You can treat this with a pore strip or getting them professionally extracted. 9/10 they will come back, unless you get your oil secretions under control. I recommend a chemical peel or salicylic acid. Also adding a great double cleansing routine will help tremendously! Blackheads What are they ? They are a form of acne. Better yet known as an open comedone. Blackheads can be caused by various factors: environment, oil, diet, hormones. And even medications. These contain bacteria which has clogged up your pores. Blackheads should be treated professionally or with a retinoid (most effective). DO NOT PICK AT HOME. Some products: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution THE inkey LIST - Lactic Acid Serum PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
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D.Bennett
Acné routine am and pm
my acne prone skin care routine
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GirlZaudit
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Cleansing Routine to Manage Acne
I have sensitive combination skin that is acne-prone. Finding a routine to manage my acne took almost eight years. My trouble spots are my cheeks, forehead and above my top lip. I’m pretty strict with my routine, because my skin is not fond of change. AM ROUTINE I like to keep my morning routine simple and light because too many products stress out my skin, feel heavy, cause breakouts and I end up sweating them off. I cleanse with CAUDALIE - Instant Foaming Cleanser . I love this cleanser because it uses clean ingredients that don’t over dry my face and it smells great! The only reason I knock off a star is because fragrance is included in the ingredients, which can irritate some folks. My face is pretty sensitive and I haven’t had any issues. To moisturize, I pat CAUDALIE - Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid on my face and neck (never forget your neck!). It works like magic! It dries clear, feels light and doesn’t leave you oily. I can literally feel the moisturizer eating up the excess oil on my skin. I love it. I definitely recommend this product for people with oily skin. Afterwards, I always always always SPF my face and neck. I’ve been using Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen and I love it’s consistency. It’s super light and leaves that dewey glow that everyone loves. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. If anyone has any dupe recommendations — let me know! PM ROUTINE I go HAM during my night routine to treat any trouble spots and damage. At night, I cleanse with DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% . The benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and keeps my breakouts to a minimum. I follow it with DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel . This is the secret ingredient! If you try any of the products in this post, this is the one. It has really minimized my breakouts. Before using the treatment gel, there was never a day a didn’t have at least one bump. Afterwards, I use Glossier. - Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum to add some extra moisture to my skin overnight. I top it off with the moisturizer I use from my AM routine. ONCE A WEEK AM ROUTINE: 1-2x a week. I use Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector to exfoliate. Especially after shaving. This is my favorite after shave. It’s a great chemical exfoliator that leaves your skin glowing. Use it after cleansing and before moisturizing. PM ROUTINE: For extra support and as a spot treatment, I mix two drops of TRADER JOE'S - Spa 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil into a small cup of water. I use a cotton pad and pat the mixture on my trouble spots. It minimizes the redness and irritation overnight! I don’t have perfect skin, but I’m so much happier with the state it’s in. My skin is glowing and clear. I finally feel confident showing my face to the world.
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Cruz
pls recommend some good acne products for me!!
hey guys, i really need some acne advice. i’m trying literally everything on my face. i used clay mask, but that just broke me out even more. right now i am using african bar soap and differin daily deep cleanser. the african bar soap is working on my face right now, but i really don’t see a lot of changes on my face. it would really help if you guys gave me some suggestions!!DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% ALAFFIA - Authentic African Black Soap Bar-Unscented #helpmyskin
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_syddakyd_
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I ❤️ OATS! (Acne routine)
Hi everyone! Since I’ve been struggling with maskne recently, I’ve tried to be minimal with my skincare using ultra-soothing products. Here’s my current routine: AM: Aveeno - Calm + Restore Nourishing Oat Facial Cleanser Love this new cleanser! Super gentle but still effective. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner I ❤️ THIS TONER! I live in a college dorm and the bathroom is down the hall, so I use this as soon as I get back to my room after washing my face. Fragrance free (yay!) and soothes my cystic acne. Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer This gel-cream is great! I’ve used Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream and PURITO - Deep Sea Pure Water Cream as gel moisturizers in the past, but I’ve really been enjoying Aveeno’s new oat version! Clindamycin gel (prescribed by dermatologist) - topical antibiotic, similar to benzoyl peroxide’s antibacterial properties. DIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 Just got this a few days ago. Sunscreen is essential, especially since I’ve been using tretinoin. PM: Same cleanser, toner, and gel-cream. CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream I use this as a thicker moisturizer on top. Non greasy and does not cause breakouts. Tretinoin (prescribes by dermatologist- I wait for my moisturizer to dry and soak in completely, and apply tretinoin after. I find my skin is least irritated that way. I hope bringing my routine back to the basics lets the tretinoin and clindamycin work their magic. I’ll keep you guys updated! 😊❤️❤️
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CateRooney
New products coming soon..
My skin care birthday day wishlist... I have learned a lot about skincare these past few month and now that it will soon be my birthday of course I’m going to stock up on skin tear products Here is the list: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Essence 1% The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution COLOURPOP - So Juicy Plumping Gloss PAULA'S CHOICE - On-the-Go Shielding Powder SPF 30 PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel With Pump DIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 PAULA'S CHOICE - Oil-Free Moisturizer FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel VERSED - PRESS RESTART VERSED - WEEKEND GLOW OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit I included photos of my skin now and as soon as I get these products I will start posting weekly progress :)
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laurenboooo
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Acne not going away! HELP
I’ve tried the ordinary , cerave , and now I’m using Differin acne gel . My acne has not gotten better and seems to stay the same or at times WORSE. I’m on week 4 of using DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting Serum and DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel It doesn’t seem to be working . I know that purging is supposed to be happening but I think that window has passed . Now I see nothing getting better Should I stop using it or just continue to the end ? Help a girl out !!!
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suzyyyy1
⚡️Gr8 dark spot corrector⚡️for the right person
When I first saw DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting Serum at the drug store, I had to purchase it. I have some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks from acne on my cheeks and freckles/dark spots that I am self conscious about. I’ve had this product for about a month and it works like a dream for my problem areas! I have already started to notice fading of these spots on my face. The formulation is so lightweight, definitely more of a gel consistency than a traditional serum. Although it says it can be applied morning and night, I only use it in the AM. My dad has heard me talk about this product and has since purchased it for himself. He has also noticed a difference with age spots. Of course, although this product can be great for some I do think I should give a bit of a warning. The differin dark spot correcting serum contains 2% hydroquinone which lightens dark spots (which is why it can be used to lighten post acne marks, freckles, age spots, etc), but as a side effect this product can lighten the skin too. This is not the strongest percentage of hydroquinone (you can get it higher as a prescription) but still should be used sparingly and not intended for long time use. Personally, I plan on using this product for probably another month before giving my skin time to recoup. As always, make sure you do your research before starting a new product to find out if it is right for you (and wear SPF!) 🥰
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RyannShealy
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Back to the basics. Nighttime Routine🌙
As someone who loves trying new skincare, like so many of you, my skin was kind of in a bad place from the switching of products. 🙃 So two days ago I decided to cut all the “non necessary” steps out and stick to the basics I know really work and love! Step 1: cleansing oil / balm. As someone who wears not only sunscreen every day but also makeup (not everyday) this first step is critical to my nighttime skincare routine. I have a love for my DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil but I recently bought this Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm because of the great reviews. So far I am really loving it but only complaint is they should have put it in a tub because it can be hard to squeeze out. Step 2: water based cleanser I think everyone on here knows about the two step system where you go in with an oil to get the makeup and sunscreen and then with a water based cleanser to finish the job! I love the Krave Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser because it doesn’t dry out my skin and it doesn’t break the bank! Step 3: treat I’ve also been going in after my water based cleanser with the cerave acne foaming cream cleanser, this cleanser has benzoyl peroxide to really help clear the skin of any pesky spots. I am loving this one by cerave because it isn’t too strong at only 4% and actually hydrates my skin while treating! A newfound love! (I don’t use this everyday) Then I go in with the item I would take with me of stranded on a desert island (well, besides sunscreen) differin adapalene gel. Can’t say enough great things. Step 4: moisturize I have really really dry skin so this step is very important to me and the health of my skin come morning time. But also for some reason my skin is sensitive to some moisturizers making me break out so the simpler the better. This differin restorative night moisturizer is has super simple but great ingredients that don’t irritate my skin and keep my hydrated all night long!
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Ayvuhree
SKIN UPDATE!!😳
hi everyone!! In my first post I shared my skin journey form when I had a really bad allergic reaction. Here is the update from May-August: When I first got home from school and started quarantine, my skin was still healing from a break out and here is the progress! **When I got home, I did change my diet a little because in the dorms I was eating a lot of dairy and junk food which does affect my acne and I also drink about a gallon of water a day ** My current routine: In my previous post I did mention the products I use but that has changed because my skin began to dry out with the product I was using to wash my face (Differin daily cleanser with BPO) Here is my current routine: Am: No cleanser (just water) Tone with Apple cider vinegar Moisturize with DiffDIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 - I love this moisturizer bc it has SPF and doesn’t leave my face feeling weird! PM: DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% I still use the Differin cleanser but I only use it at night because the BPO really dries my skin out Moisturize with DIFFERIN - Restorative Night Moisturizer To help clear up acne scars I use the ACURE - Brightening Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid Oil Free Serum I only use a little bit on my face (1 layer) it can get a little sticky, but this stuff has really cleared up my scars **Disclaimer: I am taking the antibiotic Minocycline, that was prescribed I me by my dermatologist.** I am very happy with my progress 😌 Though my skin has cleared up I still struggle with a little bit of texture oil bumps, and acne scars! When I figure out how to rid those I’ll update y’all again :) That’s my full routine! Please feel free to ask questions ✨✨
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kaysabreen
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types of acne & how to treat each kind
Acne is something nearly every person struggles with. No matter age or gender, not only is acne so common, but also so annoying. Acne is the general term for the skin condition occurring when impurities, bacteria, oil, and dirt clog pores and hair follicles. There are many different types, including whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic pimples. In this post I will talk about the different types of acne- what they are and how they’re caused- and also how to treat them. Comedone is the general term referring to a whitehead or blackhead. An open comedone is what is more commonly known as a blackhead, while a closed comedone is a whitehead. With comedones, the hair follicle has become clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Blackheads have the dark appearance because the pore is open and the oil has begun to oxidize. Whereas the surface of the skin has not been broken and exposed to air with a whitehead. The best way to treat this type of acne is by using medicated cleansers (for example, I use LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin), exfoliating regularly with AHAs and BHAs (for example, The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution), using retinoids (for example,DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump), and clay masks have also been known to detoxify. Using non-comedogenic makeup may also help reduce the chance of clogging pores. Please note: nose strips and face strips do not work to remove blackheads! Papules are small, inflamed comedones that form red/pink bumps on the skin. They are formed by excess oil and dirt in the pore that quite literally ‘feed’ the bacteria on your skin and can sometimes even be sensitive to touch. Pus is usually not present in this kind of acne. Once or if pus accumulates, the papule would then be considered a pustule. The best way to treat this type of acne is by using retinoids, antibiotics, and even birth control. Pustules are inflamed bumps the skin. They usually have a white spot filled with fluid and pus in the center surrounded by a red ring (inflammation indicator). Pustules most commonly form from acne (blockage in the pores), however they can also form from an allergen or even insect bites. The best way to treat these are by using salicylic acid cleansers and topicals, exfoliating, and use OTC products that aid in drying the excessive oil. Try to avoid using oil-based products as that can lead to more blockage. Popping is tempting, however can sometimes do more hard than good and the bacteria can be pushed even deeper in the skin. Nodules and cystic acne are relatively similar. Both are larger and under the skin, however cysts are pus-filled and usually softer, whereas nodules are painful, hard, red bumps. Both are caused by clogged pores. Both can cause scarring and often over-the-counter products are not enough. I personally struggled with cystic acne on my chin throughout highschool. I found that birth control helped the most, but also tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic. I normally am not a fan of essential oils, however this is one I used to swear by. This type of acne usually responds to oral medication but topic medications include using salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids. Hormonal acne usually occurs in your T-zone: forehead, chin, and nose. The T-zone is also affected by stress. Wearing helmets, caps, and nowadays a mask, can also cause friction and collect dead cells leading to acne. Junk food, and generally processed food, can cause acne as well. This is due to elevated sugar levels that the body responds to by producing insulin, which indirectly causes pimples. This same relation applies to dairy as well. Personally, cutting out dairy made a big difference for my skin. Generally, cleansing your face twice a day, preferably with a medicated cleanser, removing your makeup before you go to sleep, and trying to eat healthy are great ways to take care of your skin on a day-to-day basis. No stress, this is NOT me telling you not to eat pizza! I always say you are what you eat, if you take care of your body as a whole, your health and well-being will be reflected on the outside. Pimples are stubborn, but also very normal and nothing to be ashamed of. There are plenty of OTC products to begin trying and are equally as effective as a prescription. Take care of your skin and it will take care of you back! Please note, I am not a dermatologist! This was compiled using personal experience, research, and knowledge I’ve gained from physicians. -------------------------------- Thank you for giving my post a read! I am new to the platform and am excited to share my thoughts on topics I am passionate about. Louisa
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LouisaTarrasch

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All of my retinoids
As an acne
All of my retinoids As an acne sufferer, sometimes you get to a point where you’ll try anything, and retinoids are a clinically proven treatment. I started out with the TO Granactive retinoid emulsion, and it worked really well for me. If you’re new to retinoids, I would highly recommend it as an introductory product. Now I use Differin gel daily and I love it - if it was easier to get my paws on, I would even go to a stronger prescription strength retinoid. Really curious what your experience with retinoids has been? Do you have any product recommendations?
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thebeautyhobbyist
Differin Day 30-something
Differin Day 30-something
I’ve been using Differin Gel for about 30 days now...and this is what my skin looks like. The makers of this product say breakouts are common 2-4 weeks I to using the product and this is my fifth week, so I’m hoping my acne starts calming down. I’m going to keep using Differin and I still trust that this will work for me. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
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drjsg
DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
⚡️EXFOLIATION NIGHT ROUTINE⚡️
⚡️EXFOLIATION NIGHT ROUTINE⚡️
On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays I exfoliate!! Monday nights are the days I apply my retinol, while Thursday and Saturday I use my regular chemical exfoliant ✨ 🌿CLEANSER- Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser I LOVE this cleanser! I have combination-oily skin, but recently I’ve been trying to hydrate my skin more and it’s done WONDERS for my oil production! This cleanser is not stripping at all and leaves my skin soft and hydrated! ⚡️EXFOLIATOR- 💙RETINOL (Monday’s)- DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel I’ve been prescribed this by my doctor about a year ago and saw a huge difference with my acne. I just started using it again, and I forgot how much it helps. The only con is that I forget how drying and irritating it can be. Once a week is a good spot for me right now at this dosage. ☕️CHEMICAL- YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner This is my first chemical exfoliator and it’s lasting me a longgg time. I enjoy using this as it’s very good at deep cleansing my pores and getting extra dirt out of them. It has a ‘natural’ smell, aka not an amazing one. But still gets the job done! 💧SERUMS- ☁️The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I LOVE THIS it’s absolutely amazing at controlling my oil production and evening out my skin!!! I will say though, I haven’t noticed it help with my acne, but I don’t believe niacinamide is supposed to treat acne. 🌊The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Just started using this, so can’t really rate it. But I love hyaluronic acid serums so I’m sure it’ll be great :) 💦FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum this could be so good, but I’ve noticed that it burns my face, especially my cheeks when I apply it. Shame. 👀 EYE SERUM- The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I’ve struggled my whole teenage life with bags under my eyes. It seemed as if it didn’t matter how much sleep I got, I was always puffy and baggy. This is helping reduce the bags so much!! Bless the ordinary 🐘MOISTURIZER- DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream I have been using this for about 2.5 weeks, and i just love the look and feel of my skin after I use it and when I wake up in the morning. It’s plump and hydrated 👄LIPS- LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask this is only 3 stars because honestly I get the same results if I put on carmex before bed. It’s a nice experience with the spatula applicator and everything, but it’s not worth the money.
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heminam
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
I had a horrific breakout that
I had a horrific breakout that came from biotin supplements. They wrecked my skin with inflamed, deep cystic acne all around my chin and cheeks. It looked like a beard of acne. I drank loads of water to flush out the biotin but the acne kept coming. I tried benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acids but nothing worked to stop them from coming. I purchased the Differin and it calmed them down and cleared my skin completely within a few weeks. I have since bought 4-5 tubes! It also seems to keep my skin looking radiant as the Adapalene is a form of retinol. It didn’t dry my skin out too much as I am oily but for dry or sensitive skin, you may have to apply less often and use a buffer. I have recommended to anyone I know who suffers from breakouts.DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
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TWPR
DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treat
DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel pm The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone am The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solutionweekly, pm CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinam/pm CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotionam/pm Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+am
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laffeyta
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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