Great way to try it out! As well as eliminating fatty alcohols from my daily routine. 10 Best Reddit Closed Comedones - December 2020. The best Korean toner for oily acne-prone skin will have BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), which helps get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. After I committed to it, went through a few weeks of purging, holy hell my skin and texture changed completely. i wouldnt have to over exfoliate if BC FUCKING WORKED! I’ve been playing with actives for a while :) I had an initial purge with the PC, but this reaction came later in the form of more clogs (that didn’t exist previously) and sudden blackheads. In addition to that, the first thing I should have done when I started here is look my current products up on cosDNA. Alpha H, Liquid Gold. Both AHA and BHA (Paula's Choice) daily, and some scrutinizing of the rest my routine to figure out which ingredients don't work for me. Birth control. OTC topical treatments are usually effective in treating and preventing closed comedones. Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil is my favorite, followed by Neutrogena Extra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. Fragrance/parfum (which is in everything), and diet. I’ve already had some go away and definitely went through a purge! :), [–]prash_cant_shush 8 points9 points10 points 2 years ago (0 children). [–]naranjitayyo 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]lauren_lomar 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child), It was hard for me to find something as well. Now my cheeks are 99% clear of CC's and while I think stronger retinoids would have gotten me to 80% clarity, I would not have gotten that last 20% if I hadn't cut out the product that was causing them. I do think I was also breaking out from another product, but it didn’t get really bad until I added the TO Lactic. Definitely try salicylic and ingredient removal and tret and fungal acne routines first, but when all those fail and you’re still stuck with a nasty ass face, prescription meds are your next line of defense. I also use Aczone in the morning which also helps them a lot. [–]uandurcronies 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (0 children), I have suspected my stubborn forehead texture (what appears to be closed comedones only more visible up close or under bright lights) may be hormonal. im really desperate to find something that works. The struggle to find a face moisturizer (bonus if it has SPF) that seemingly does everything at once—like, turning back the clock without clogging your pores—is real. [–]i-am-multitudesmoisturize me 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (8 children). EDIT: I also wanted to add this- for those of you who deal with CCs that turn into inflammatory white heads after the initial treatment, but don’t want to add in a BHA or spot treatment, hydrocolloid bandages are wonderful! [–]sofiacarolina 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (3 children), omg i didnt even recognize your screen name!! Whitelist safe ingredients. [–]mxlg 28 points29 points30 points 2 years ago (7 children), The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner has helped my forehead CCs a lot! One of the biggest fears girls and women have when buying moisturizer is the fear of greasiness and pore-clogging ingredients, but that’s not a problem with CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Idk about the Kiehls though. I very recently started using Farmacy Honey Drop lightweight moisturizer. You have tiny skin-colored bumps on your forehead or your cheeks (or both). Sometimes I don't have acne, sometimes I do, and I've got some stubborn CCs that don't seem to want to go away. It explains how cleansers should feel and a bunch of other stuff. I definitely use other products that have a lot of overlap with Cerave ingredient-wise that don't cause CC's, but I know a lot of people have trouble with fatty alcohols or ingredients that aren't fungal acne safe and both can be found in Cerave products. The granactive retinoid (emulsion) from TO also worked better than expected. So those of us with persistent CCs are likely to see this sort of process- no acne to CCs and likely blackheads to inflammatory white heads to resolution (basically, your CCs are likely to come to a head before resolution). They can appear on any part of your body including face, cheeks, forehead, chest, nose, etc. for those of you who have been through the hell that is closed comedones, what products and/or other solutions helped the most? My forehead was covered in CCs. They used to be from the corners of my mouth down to my jaw, but they are mainly by my jaw now- so that’s promising at least. But, damn, my journey would have been a lot shorter if I had just been patient. I have just read some reviews and apparently it has 2 pore-clogging ingredients in it, so I have left it off my face this morning! After about a month, the vast majority of my closed comedones were gone. I had a bad reaction to Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid but had no issues w/ MUAC's serum. The rest is just kind of glancing and crossreferencing. Benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid do it for me. Thanks! The small seeds slices up can be sharp and will cut and stain red. Yeah it’s definitely frustrating because you think it’s not doing anything. Thank you so much for the info and the link!!! I used .025% to start, then moved to .05% and my acne pretty much went away. In the case of comedones, the best choice is a medicated cleanser that contains salicylic acid. Aquaphor seems to have helped my comedones though. I'm not sure how effective the urea can be in a wash off product but I still really like it for a cheap pick me up. Did they get purged or they just disappeared? it sucks. [–]Ohcaptain__mycaptain 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). Facial massage is the most gentle form of "exfoliation" there is so I'm stuck with that. Thx for the advice, [–]mielipuolikuu 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (3 children). I have the gel and have been using it for 4 weeks so far, so that’s encouraging to hear! Review the products that have caused issues and run them through Cosdna. Any product that doesn't cause a negative reaction is considered safe by me, even if it doesn't produce results. TO Marine HA, NMF, & Squalene Oil I’m starting a fungal acne routine after discovering that PC’s BHA actually aggravates fungal acne. Very beginner newbie here- How do I even start with this? [–]Kmille17combopotamous 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child). Someone with more knowledge would be able to tell you why, though! Can anybody help pls im freaking out, Mod | Hoojoo specialist | Neem Team Queen. I live in the UK and I don’t have a dermatologist yet (requires a long wait referral from GP). Its literally like an AHA/BHA clay mask. Anyway, I am currently completely rid of them. This help to chemically exfoliate my skin! Yes, I️ totally think it’d be worth a shot! quitting birth control is what gave me acne in the form of CC's to begin with so I was apprehensive to get back on it, but it was ruining my life too much. If you get it, make sure you follow the directions to a t. It’s meant to be washed off. If my skin is feeling irritated or dry and my CCs are coming to a head, I just put a hydrocolloid on it overnight and it helps a lot. It's a little time consuming at first but now I can make informed decisions on what I buy, saving time, money and my skin in the longrun. Whiteheads - are defined as closed comedones that also develop when the pore is clogged with dead skin cells and sebum. It kind of feels like a game if you're into puzzles and strategy lol, [–]Empress_Rowena 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child). I'm sorry that happened to you. (Week 6) (self.SkincareAddiction), submitted 2 years ago by AutoModerator[M]. I had to stop. Nooooooooo! That's pretty much exactly my situation, I've used AHA/BHA regularly for years but the cc's never changed. Super gentle and non-stripping, although I do have to remove makeup beforehand with micellar water. If you find you have a lot of them all the time, then you may have a type of acne called Comedonal Acne. 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child), https://www.makeupartistschoice.com/8-Beta-Hydroxy-Serum_p_42.html. Try once or twice a week and increase from there if your skin can tolerate it. [–]Ohcaptain__mycaptain 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (3 children). [–]toanoma 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (3 children), [–]toanoma 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child), [–]evelinisantiniit rubs the Cerave on its skin 16 points17 points18 points 2 years ago (4 children). | Should you use any products, patch testing is highly recommended and never use these products on compromised skin. [–]millimally 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children), Thanks so much for getting back to me! [–]microfatcat 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children). HI!!! Do you have a certain Azelaic acid that you prefer? [–]pennypenny22 14 points15 points16 points 2 years ago (5 children). I wanna hear what foundations and concealers you're all using. Rosehip oil is a godsend to some but only caused problems for me. Ohhhhhhh shit. (CC!) This is the place to discuss your favorite products for closed comedones - whether it's the greatest chemical exfoliant, the most hydrating moisturizer, or the cheapest retinol serum. I use TO Niacinamide (AM) and TO Mandelic Acid (PM). [–]MaroonedChic 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]deeppurplecircles 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children), Not Pore Clogging: Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation (holy grail), MAC Studio Fix Fluid (found it to flake though), Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, Mildly Clogging (excessive use causes more oil/acne): Make Up For Ever pore reducing primer, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Clogging: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF, MAC Studio Sculpt (such good coverage for such breakouts), [–]spacegirlsummer 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). This moist state is immediately after towel drying. I have TO's glycolic acid toner, but found that it hasn't done much. What’s the 8% BHA you mention? Thank you so much! Specifically, when do you apply Differin? Ignore it. [–]kitti_mau 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Posts without a valid tag will be removed by Automoderator. No idea how. [–]razzmaSensitive Skin 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (2 children). [–]sofiacarolina 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (5 children). [–]Lr20005 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago* (2 children). I've try to do research but I feel like there isn't a consensus on how effective differin is for cc's and anti-aging. I also started using cos rx AHA and that helped get rid of it! I’m hoping this solves my forehead and cheek comedones! Score . Definitely get you on the body image issues, glad the Yaz ended up working for you! I used Cosdna as a guide but after inputting about 25 products, I found a pattern. Facial massage with my oil cleanser has done wonders to my skin. [–]LiveLongAndProsperrr 10 points11 points12 points 2 years ago (1 child). [–]fancy-breadreal bumpy hours 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child), ah ok, thank u! Just comment with your entire routine (products, timing, everything) and explain your issues and there’s no doubt in my mind someone will be able to help you out. Oil cleansing - I actually double cleanse (I wear a lot of makeup). Defrost frozen raspberries and throw it in your bender/bullet and purre away till it gets a but warm. I'm using a cleanser and a moisturizer and a sunscreen. [–]glassarr0w 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (2 children). I started Yaz about 2 months ago (was previously on its generic so I switched to the name brand bc people sa y it works best idk) because my CC's are DEF hormonal - only occur on the bottom half of my face and when I'm ovulating/after my period. [–]face_steak21/ Combo/Asian 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago* (5 children), May I ask what moisturizer you are using now? [–]FDHuynh 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (1 child). and join one of thousands of communities. I have only recently discovered that there was a name for the type of skin condition I have! Up. It certainly wasn't an 'overnight' cure for the closed comedones though, it took a couple of weeks for me to start visibly noticing that they were disappearing. I decided to check because my face always felt/looked really smooth in the morning and at night, but by the end if the day (before cleansing) was a total trainwreak. Posted on: November 6, 2020 Last updated on: November 6, 2020 Written by: Comments: 0 Categorized in: Uncategorized. I try to avoid actives, peels and stripping masks because of my mild rosacea. Is it safe to use glycolic acid and sulfur at the same time? hi have you had any luck with the glycolic toner? [shelfie] After many trials and errors, I have found a (cruelty free) routine that works for me. I did for a while, but a couple of weeks ago I started incorporating the Drunk Elephant babyfacial, which is 25%AHA 2% BHA. To avoid over-drying of the skin, these … I had Differin left over when I started my tret script so at first I just wanted to finish up the tube. For those who have the persistent issue with CCs becoming inflammatory after the initial treatment, combination treatment is your best bet (personally, I like azelaic acid with a BHA or BP spot treatment). Hi everyone, Im a 21 years old female who suffers from the worst type of acne in my opinion. Cyclopentasiloxane (this is in everything ), ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc oxide, isopropyl myristate. If a problematic ingredient appears in at least 2 products that produced a negative reaction, bold it to confirm that its a trigger ingredient. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Is there no point using Stridex when the CCs haven't surfaced yet/when skin is relatively clear? I started a spreadsheet documenting every product my skin loved and hated. My derm says it was due to a hormonal imbalance. These blocked pores appear raised due to plugs of oil and dead skin cells trapped beneath the surface. I’ve been using mine for close to a month now and I’m seeing results on my active acne but not CC’s. I always skip tret on days I do this mask too, to not overwhelm my skin! Closed Comedones And Anti Aging Anti Aging North West Male. 1. I tried for 3 months and it fucked. Details in comments. Knowing what caused them in the first place was key. I really like TO’s, but I also know that dimethicone isn’t a trigger for me. What do you think you gain from using both tret and differin? best moisturizer for closed comedones. [–]patymabreu 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), Is it really that bad? it's mild but I have body image issues and just want my clear skin (one of the only things i liked about myself) back! Seems like fun :D, [–]placidtwilight Helpful User | 30s F |dry & extra dry| sensitive 59 points60 points61 points 2 years ago (5 children). My skin is soft as a baby’s butt after doing so, but the lack of grits makes me wonder... [–]mielipuolikuu 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child). To see all scheduled threads, go here. Sunday Riley CEO serum saved my forehead. -Understand that CCs are not like most acne, and usually require different methods of treatment. I know that like natural progesterone creams work really well for some people (was too afraid to use one personally even though I had bought it and everything), [–]i-am-multitudesmoisturize me 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). You can go to the help thread if there's something you didn't understand. Here is my very limited understanding of the issue: comedonal acne is not the same as inflammatory acne, but a lot of comedonal acne turns into inflammatory acne before it resolves/all acne starts out being comedonal. (Week 6), https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/pmh/PMH_Authoring/media/Images/originals/00051_M.jpg, Casual Friday (Humor, Cringe, Selfies, B&As are allowed; General Chat), Retin A (In my case Adapalene and Tazorac but you can get Differin OTC). I get so many grits out. There are many factors that can contribute to the formation of closed comedones, from overactivity of hormones to smoking and dietary factors. Search for: physical exfoliation closed comedones reddit. [–]esdash 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). Once a week I take off from retinoids and use TO AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. What helped mine the most was avoiding silicones in makeup and skincare, specifically dimethicone. 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