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[COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Hello there.. I'm new to the board. I'm 27 and have had severe acne since I was about 13. I ended up finding out at the age of about 18 that I was allergic to peanut oils and that eating any foods that contained peanut oil was causing me to have severe break outs, this included deeply-set cystic acne as well. Well guess what my favorite food was? Peanut butter! (and some pretzels contain peanut oil too) I ate peanut butter numerous times of every single day. So once I learned this was my problem, I of course steered clear of Peanut butter (though it was like a smoker having to quit cigerettes!) and the problem lessened some. But I still have the scars pretty badly and the overly oily skin. So I'm not a professionaly by any means, but everything below is from experience.

In response to "My Cure That Worked" :

The rubbing vigourously with a towel afterwards I'm a liittle concerned about. As I've always been told to "dab" dry, not rub and scrub dry.

However the removing oil with nothing but water I do have to agree on, though my experience is done differently, it's a little shorter of a routine:

Make sure the water is warm... not too hot, but more hot than cold. Fold a wash cloth (with texture) and hold it under the warm water until it's completely saturated. Then press the cloth to your cheek. Wet the cloth again to warm the temperature back up, then press it to your other cheek.. Keep doing this until you've dabbed all of your problem areas; forehead, chin, neck, chest, etc. These are called Hot Compresses. Doing this allows the hot cloth to absorb the oils from your skin.

This can also be done before using a soap or cleansing agent as well. My dermatogolist told me to do it before using one, because if you draw the oils out BEFORE using the soap, then it allows the agent to do its job better.

*NOTE: The only time I would suggest NOT using this technique is if you have Rosecea. Rosecea's problem areas will become inflamed or more towards the service of the skin by contact with heat.

Hope this helps some of you!

A Partner in Battle,
- Blaze[/FONT][/COLOR]
[QUOTE=SolitaryBlaze][COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Hello there.. I'm new to the board. I'm 27 and have had severe acne since I was about 13. I ended up finding out at the age of about 18 that I was allergic to peanut oils and that eating any foods that contained peanut oil was causing me to have severe break outs, this included deeply-set cystic acne as well. Well guess what my favorite food was? Peanut butter! (and some pretzels contain peanut oil too) I ate peanut butter numerous times of every single day. So once I learned this was my problem, I of course steered clear of Peanut butter (though it was like a smoker having to quit cigerettes!) and the problem lessened some. But I still have the scars pretty badly and the overly oily skin. So I'm not a professionaly by any means, but everything below is from experience.

In response to "My Cure That Worked" :

The rubbing vigourously with a towel afterwards I'm a liittle concerned about. As I've always been told to "dab" dry, not rub and scrub dry.

However the removing oil with nothing but water I do have to agree on, though my experience is done differently, it's a little shorter of a routine:

Make sure the water is warm... not too hot, but more hot than cold. Fold a wash cloth (with texture) and hold it under the warm water until it's completely saturated. Then press the cloth to your cheek. Wet the cloth again to warm the temperature back up, then press it to your other cheek.. Keep doing this until you've dabbed all of your problem areas; forehead, chin, neck, chest, etc. These are called Hot Compresses. Doing this allows the hot cloth to absorb the oils from your skin.

This can also be done before using a soap or cleansing agent as well. My dermatogolist told me to do it before using one, because if you draw the oils out BEFORE using the soap, then it allows the agent to do its job better.

*NOTE: The only time I would suggest NOT using this technique is if you have Rosecea. Rosecea's problem areas will become inflamed or more towards the service of the skin by contact with heat.

Hope this helps some of you!

A Partner in Battle,
- Blaze[/FONT][/COLOR][/QUOTE]

So if you wear make-up through out the day, would you still recommend doing this routine [I]before[/I] cleansing to remove the makeup then? Or would that just allow the make-up to go into your open pores?





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