Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Personally, and as a person who continues to struggle with acne even at my advanced age, I would recommend against it. Simply because everyone's skin is different. I have known only one person who has used this and been pleased.
As for myself, I have extremely oily skin as well. EVERY acne medicine I ever tried broke me out worse, if not at first, then within a month.
My remedy is extremely cheap and it's never failed me.
I use regular rubbing alcohol, or if that is too harsh for you, witch hazel also works and vitamin E.
In the morning I DO NOT wash my face. After my shower, I rub alcohol on with a cotton ball, until it comes away completely clean, no skin oil or dirt what so ever. Then I lather completely in vitamin E. NOT a vitamin E lotion, but just regular vitamin E, they sell it in a big, fat jar for like 2 bucks. I sit for about two minutes. If my skin soaks up all the vitamin e right away, I keep putting more on till it takes a little longer to soak up. About 5 min.
Do the same thing before bed. I haven't had a major pimple since I've started this about 3 years ago.
The thing is, with the alcohol you are completely wiping out ALL the oil in your face.
The vitamin E is not only replenishing the oil, but the actual vitamin has acne fighting properties. Vitamin E actually FIGHTS pimples.
No joke, type in 'Vitamin E , Acne' into google.
Anyhow, for some people I have recommended this to, twice a day has been too much. My BF just uses the alcohol/vitamin in the A.M. and then applies the vitamin again before he goes to bed without the alcohol.
I hope this helps. Believe me, I know what it's like to deal with this problem. I also use the same lotion on my shoulders, which break out in the winter.
You can also use vitamin E capsules and puncture them and put the gel from inside on your face, that is the most concentrated, best form I have found and it makes my skin feel tighter and brighter. (Probably not an issue for you, yet, lol.)
GOOD LUCK <3
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He knows when you're comfortable
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Last edited by Dusty1228; 03-15-2011 at 03:30 AM.