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Hi everybody,

Lately, I've been using Steivamycin Forte, and its drying up my skin.
The acne has been drying up fairly quickly.
However, I feel like there are bumps, dead skin, some clogged pores on my face.
Is it safe to use baking soda a few times a week (with my SpectroJel facewash) to exfoliate?
Has anyone tried this? Good results?
I'm just scared that my acne will get worse due to exfoliation.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated!
[QUOTE=Hamer]There are two ways to exfoliate the skin: Manual (using some kind of scrub like baking soda) and also chemical (alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin A acid).

Exfoliating is necessary for acne sufferers. The top layer of skin needs help shedding so the pores don't get clogged. However, manual exfoliation will irritate acne and can make it worse. The best way for acne sufferers to exfoliate is to use a chemical method. There are plenty of over the counter types of acid such as salicylic and glycolic. These two are very good, however if acne persists then your next step is to see a dermatologist because they can give you a better exfoliation such as differin, tazorac, retin-A. These are all derivatives of vitamin A and will do the best job of removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores. This is the only thing that has worked for me.[/QUOTE]

Hamer, do you think using SA and Differin is a good idea? I have a Clean & Clear Blackhead Scrub, which did an amazing job on my back (I didn't use Differin there)... I've been on Differin for 8 weeks - it was good in the beginning... My skin tone got better, pores got smaller, some comedones went away. Now, however, all of a sudden, I started getting inflamed pimples again - don't know what to do. Do you have any suggestions?
Have you been moisturizing? I use Aveeno clear complexion moisturizer because it has .05% salicylic acid in it. I wouldn't use more than that though. If your skin starts to get dry then switch to something else, or try just using it in the mornings.

You might just need something to kill the bacteria though. Did your doctor give you anything for that? I use klaron in the mornings to kill bacteria. If you are female, you might just be getting hormonal acne.

And also don't forget that getting rid of acne is more than just using products on your face. You also need to change your pillow case and towels regularly, drink water, eat fresh produce and don't stress out. Good luck.
[QUOTE=Hamer]Have you been moisturizing? I use Aveeno clear complexion moisturizer because it has .05% salicylic acid in it. I wouldn't use more than that though. If your skin starts to get dry then switch to something else, or try just using it in the mornings.

You might just need something to kill the bacteria though. Did your doctor give you anything for that? I use klaron in the mornings to kill bacteria. If you are female, you might just be getting hormonal acne.

And also don't forget that getting rid of acne is more than just using products on your face. You also need to change your pillow case and towels regularly, drink water, eat fresh produce and don't stress out. Good luck.[/QUOTE]

I use Clindamycin and occasionally BP to fight bacteria. I don't know though, I might have grown immune to Clindamycin already.
So you are saying, using a 2% SA product might be too much? Is Klaron a prescription drug?
I think 2% would be too much if you are using differin. The differin takes about 4 months to see a complete change, so give it some more time. Klaron is a perscription liquid that you put on your face in the mornings. It is kind of like BP but is stronger and less drying.





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