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jasminetea
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Re: Acne problems

Postby jasminetea » Wed, 09 Sep 2015 5:00 pm

I've been using Kiehl's Acne blemish control daily skin clearing treatment. A tube of 30 ml cost S$52. It works pretty well for me. You don't have to use much at a time so it lasts pretty long. (for me at least)

Kiehl's gives out samples so maybe you can try it out.

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Re: Acne problems

Postby Brandytrendy » Wed, 09 Sep 2015 5:31 pm

If it is a large area of acne, you can try the oxygen deep cleansing treatment. I used to have big acnes and after a few treatments. It improved a lot. Now, I only have some small acnes ocassionally. I went to one home base beauty salon in the west.

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Re: Acne problems

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 10 Sep 2015 2:19 am

I suffer from cystic acne on my chin area. The kind that is swollen, deeply embedded and painful to the touch (or even without touch). It has a genetic component to it. Hormones, oily skin (which can be a sign of too much male hormone e.g. testerone) and diet. Dairy and sugar are know to be common triggers.

Since it is partly due to genetics, I can't completely eliminate it but learn to dampen the effects. Here are some things you can try. All based on your personal lifestyle, budget and time. And results vary between individuals.

- frequent steaming (Watson's has inexpensive facial steamer)
- clay mask ( I like Aztec Indian Clay Bentonite in powder form)
- keep your skin hydrated (light weight non-fragrance serum, nothing heavy or creamy)
- exfoliatant suitable for your skin type
- facial shaving (rid the dead skin cells)
- retinol and bha (I like the non fragranced product from Paula's Choice)
- getting enough sleep
- drink plenty of water
- maintain low stress level
- exercise

Found this to be a pretty good list, even though the title is geared towards cystic acne.

http://www.annmariegianni.com/9-natural ... stic-acne/

Aadhya Krishnan
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Re: Acne problems

Postby Aadhya Krishnan » Tue, 06 Oct 2015 4:52 pm

I would suggest you better consult a dermatologist , he will suggest the best suitable medicine to your skin.

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Re: Acne problems

Postby ChinJJ » Wed, 02 Dec 2015 8:59 am

My friend tried stem cell therapy once. Heard from him its a very natural process

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Re: Acne problems

Postby r3b3l » Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:36 pm

I've been to National Skin Centre once for acne scars. The dermatologist didn't seem interested in answering my questions. Wasted 100+ for consultation fees.

Anyway, I've been using Tretinoin cream, and it helps to clear clogged pores. It will get worse before getting better because it is the purging stage.

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Re: Acne problems

Postby Pal » Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:23 pm

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