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I found it!!!! (kindda)


Sorry about the delays.. This post was written on 10/10/10, and my Internet went down, so I am writing from scratch again.



I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but my doc told me to get "Benzoyl Peroxide cream" at the drug store. I went numerous times to Duane Reade scratching my head with frustration, not being able to locate the "cream" he was talking about. I guess the word "peroxide" made me think that it was in the first aid aisle, and not in the cosmetics section.



So, a couple weeks ago, I was really determined to find the cream I finally managed to find benzoyl peroxide creams in the cosmetics/skin care section. I figured the max amount will be 10%, and the ingredients in all of the creams looked pretty similar. I decided to go with clean and clear since they said it had maximum strength - and by maximum, I do think they are dead serious.

So this is how the cream looks like.

and the price is around 6-8 dollars (depends on where you are), so it's pretty affordable.


At first, I was very ambitious. I slapped on so much all over my jawline and neck, it got to a point where I felt like my skin was cracking and splitting up. I then regained my sanity, and started applying moisturizer around the area before I applied the cream (and also reduced the amount I was using). That immediately soothed the flaking, and my acne seem to calm down too. I am actually amazed at how well the cream has worked. I have been applying the cream twice a day - morning and night, and I have to give it a lot of credit for clearing up my acne.


tada!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean, it is still a long way to go, but the results are pretty darn impressive.
For those that are lazy and don't want to browse around (or wondering what the comparison is), here is how my jawline/neck was a couple of weeks ago.


So despite the scars, the angry acne is pretty much tamed.

But wait! before you run out to the drug store, I do want to write down some serious cons.

1. This cream is HARSH!
and by harsh, I mean it with all my penguins.
I used to have pretty good skin (I think I did, now it's like a fairy tale to me), and the areas where this cream has touched are all like chewed up leather. My jawline/neck area is saggy, dull and very dry and rough.
If you do not use enough moisturizer, the cream will dry the sh*t out of your skin. and I'm not even kidding. -_-;;
That's how harsh BP 10% is.

2. It bleaches out pretty much everything it touches.
A lot of my shirts fell victim to this cream since I was applying it on my neck and jawline. Here's a good example.

as you can see, wherever the cream touches gets bleached. and that's no fun :(
I ruined a lot of my office clothes because of this cream. So beware of the bleaching effect.

3. I think the skin gets addicted.
Yes, it does deliver wonderful results, but I think the skin gets easily addicted to the cream. If I apply the cream, my acne seems to be less angry - but it doesn't seem to go away 100%. If I miss a day or two of applying the cream, the acne pops right back out and I have to dump a lot of cream on that area again.
This has been going on for quite a while, and I feel like I can't even gradually reduce the amount of cream because my skin seems to pick up on asking for more really quickly.


Anyway, that was my share with how I am dealing with my skin lately.
I feel so out of the loop lately. I haven't been on Youtube for the longest time, I don't know what's going on, I haven't bought new makeup for months now and I'm just starting to wonder how everything is and how everybody is doing.

If you want to let me know anything new or just want to say hi, please don't hesitate to leave a comment :p I will try to update, at least, the blog so you guys can keep me in your system.

Have a great weekend!

Catalina
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  1. I have the same product and you summed it up pretty well. I don't use it often when I do it's good, but how it leaves the area super dry is something I'm not fond of. Glad to see that you found something that works on your acne. :)

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  2. Just wanted to say hi :)
    Hm, I've never had that bad acne, but concerning spots I found it to be more effective to be very gentle and nice to your skin. I don't have sensitive skin for example but use creams for sensitive skin because I think a lot of a skin's follies are caused by allergies or bad reaction to too aggressive stuff?

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  3. Hi! I also use benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne. Though usually a stronger version of anything would be desirable to treat acne, it's opposite with benzoyl peroxide. 10% is extremely and unnecessarily harsh. 2.5% is the ideal concentration that you need. I use a product called "Neutrogena on the Spot" spread thinly on my face every night and I moisturize with jojoba oil.

    some info on benzoyl peroxide:

    http://www.acne.org/acne-products-guide.html

    Please stop using the 10% version! I've used it before and know how harsh that is!

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  4. I use a soap/cleanser called Panoxyl, my skin is pretty good, but I got a flare up a while ago (scars still remain t.t.) so I started using that soap. It seems pretty good, it has benzoyl peroxide in it (my poor towels) I use it once a day at night, since it seems to dry out my skin even with a one a day application, so I slather on the moisturizer, but my skin seems to be doing ...okay *crosses fingers* maybe you should try it? It seems less harsh than slathering concentrated cream on your face t.t. I have the 2.5 percent spot cream that I used when it was at its worst...but I haven't used it in a while...probably because I try not to look at my face very carefully..don't want to get too upset lol. I miss my skin from when I was little! Maybe you should try some aloe masks to speed up the healing?

    Hope it gets better!

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  5. I've been using BP for about a month now, I use a 3% gel formula as I couldn't find anything lower than that where I live (I think 2.5% is the lowest you can get, so it's not much of a difference). Personally, I wouldn't use anything stronger than that and I've seen great results with it. Maybe you could try a lower dosage when you finish your tube. :)

    Anyways, acne.org is a great source of information on BP as an acne treatment, do check it out. They have a forum with a lot of active members.

    I hope you'll keep us updated on your acne progress, I like reading about it!

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  6. Hi Tammy,

    I think that it's my first time commenting here. Anyway, my sons all used a prescription Benzoyl Peroxide Wash and that is only at 5%. It is used twice a day and followed up by some cream/gel called Clindagel, which is also a prescription. I think that if their prescription wash is at 5% then your cream at 10% is a bit much. Definitely the Benzoyl Peroxide does ruin clothing and towels if it's not rinsed off well. I had to switch to white towels because of the bleaching effect on fabric.

    The youngest son seems to be having the most problems with not being able to stop using the products yet. He tries but the acne comes back.

    Good luck to you in your battle with acne.

    *Kat*

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  7. I'm glad the persa-gel is mostly working for you! I tried it once, but I had an allergic reaction and my eyelids puffed up like balloons =_=". If you have health insurance, I'd definitely recommend seeing a dermatologist or even just your regular doctor. At my last check up I asked about my acne, and my doctor gave me a topical antibiotic that works really well.

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  8. Hi, I love your youtube videos!:)

    I only have 1-3 acne pop out when I am under stress or eat too much chips. I use the tea tree oil from the body shop to treat them, and they would disappear within a week. I feel that the tea tree oil may prevent the acne inflammation.

    I hope your skin get better soon!:)

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  9. Hey Cat! SO good to hear from you again! I'm glad you found a product you're liking. Please keep us posted! ( :

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  10. I missed your posts! Been lurking for a while so...

    I'm glad you found something that worked for you, but 10% is quite a strong concentration. I do use a 10% cream on occasion, but I find that my 2.5% cream does even better, plus I don't get dried up.

    Have you tried chemical peels and papaya soap? Personally, I find that they worked really well for me, but it took since the end of June this year till mid September before I seriously stopped getting acne and my scars were light enough to be able to be covered by foundation or concealer. I do have progress pictures in my blog if you're interested in how it looks.

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  11. hmm.. ive been breaking out a lot cuz of my foundation.. maybe i should use that.. had it a while ago but was too lazy too follow through

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  12. Hi Catalina!

    My boyfriend has the same skin condition as you, maybe a little bit worse. I introduced him to Clinique's acne solution 3 step program and his skin is becoming better than ever. I think that the secret weapon is the moisturizer, "Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Oil-Free" which contains Benzoyl Peroxide. I don't know the % of benzoyl peroxide in it but it really helped my bf's skin out and it didn't dried out his sensitive skin. Hope it helps! :)

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  13. Please go get a blood test for vitamin D levels and hormones. Low levels of vit D can cause your skin to be like this. Apply stuff on the skin is only temporary fix, you need to fix the core of the problem.

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  14. Hi there sorry to read about your acne problem :(
    I had a point where I was really down due to flare ups and used BP. At first it was good at getting rid of the spots, but then my skin reacted very badly to it. It swelled up and was red and itchy for days and I've been put off BP now so I'm kinda worried for you.
    I think the stuff is far too harsh and shouldn't be lathered on all over, but just dabbed a bit on the individual spots only.
    Now I only stick to using Tea Tree oil or Witch Hazel natural products. I've found that the more you treat acne with harsh products, the worse it gets!

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  15. i use a benzoyl peroxide cream too :) except my doctor recommended me Benzac AC (10%) and i think the results are GREAT.. but yes, i do agree with you with how the skin gets addicted. when my acne cleared up, i decided to stop using the cream.. biggest mistake of my life! haha

    i have acne in the most noticeable places ever .. like near my nose/cheek area and also on my forehead and chin! IT'S A NIGHTMARE. i have a lot of scarring, and this cream doesn't do anything for that so i've been using kosmea's rose hip oil for the past 2 weeks and my scars are less red, but nothing too significant. but i'll be waiting for about a month to see the difference on my skin!

    anyway, you should keep doing posts about your skin, i love reading them because i feel like i can relate to someone ;D

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  16. Hi i'm glad you're back! Even if it is only with a blog post. :D

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  17. Hey, I heard that benoyoperoxide will help you get rid of acne quicker but Tea tree oil is good for long term and can help prevent acne and breakouts. You should also find sulfer

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  18. I'm having breakouts as well lately :( not sure why.. haven't switched routine.. perhaps I need to change products like you did...

    Unfortunately clean&clear is not for sale in NL :(

    Miss your videos!

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  19. I'm going through a similar problem with my skin right now. I wish I could give this a try but I know for a fact that my skin reacts violently to benzoyl peroxide :[

    And HI! I hope you stay active on blogger and Youtube. MISS your videos, for sure.

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  20. Hi! Have you consulted a dermatologist? If you haven't you really should do it and get proper treatment for your acne problems. Unless you're a teenager it's not normal to become like that all of a sudden, particularly if you didn't have any major skin issues before.

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  21. Hey Catalina, I struggle with major acne, like bumps every where crazy acne.

    I was on a derm-prescribed benzoyl peroxide gel. It works for a while.. but then it stops. It irritated my skin and made it terrible.

    I am now on Retin A which is supposed to wreak havoc on your skin for 4 months (it basically burns off your skin and tightens pores, causing major breakouts) and then you have perfect skin. It is now starting to clear up and I only have a few bumps.. I think you should try it!

    Also, birth control fixes it for many people.

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  22. @Stephernie: thanks for the advice :)

    @Mara: haha, yeah.. the drying part is a real sucker.

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  23. I'm so glad you found the cure :)
    Be careful of the side effects. Don't use too much

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  24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsQFAp8zNDc

    hope this helps in your stressful situation. (3
    God loves u pretty babe. u don't have to rely on urself! (3

    http://philpringle.com/

    <3, and hope ur skin gets better! ((3

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  25. Sorry to hear about your skin troubles. I stopped using moisturizer about a month ago and my skin is so much better. I just used a gentle, non-drying cleanser by Clean & Clear once a day.
    Then I read that there is no moisturizer for oily skin--it's kind of an oxymoron. If you have oily skin, you should only moisturize dry patches (if any) with a formula for dry skin.
    http://www.cleanandclear.ca/en/prod_details.asp?productid=42&productpos=320
    For your acne you may want to try a lower strength now. There's a good, not as drying one from Neutrogena that's like 2%.
    http://www.neutrogena.com/product/cleansers/acne/oil-free+acne+stress+control-+3-in-1+hydrating+acne+treatment.do?sortby=bestSellers&page=2

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  26. Yay Catalina for the new vids and the acne going (slowly) away!!

    I used the same cream, but with 5% BP instead and it works really well too. I suggest you go for the 5% after a while, so you can gradually make your skin NOT addicted to BP instead of stopping it one shot; your skin might not be able to cope with the sudden stop of the drug :P

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  27. I feel so happy for you about the recovering skin!!! I was waiting for the longest time for you to update this blog and upload new video on Youtube~~and please update more!!! :)

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  28. i'm so happy that u found something to works for ur acne! i came by hoping to see ur update on ur skin problems. i'm going through it too and benzoyl peroxide is so harsh, but it works on me...i recently stopped using some of my topical acne meds and was using st. ives green tea too for a few weeks and now i'm back on my original ones. i'm gonna check out the persa-gel one and use it cos i'm having the same acne problems in my jawline. fighting~!

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  29. Hi Catalina!

    The problem with topical creams and stuff like acne-targeting facewash is that not only they can be really harsh on your skin (as you also found out) but if the problem is caused by internal imbalances (which is usually the case), you won't get to the root of it.
    My tried-and-tested remedy to acne is to take zinc supplements. I used to have very oily skin and taking zinc tablets helped. I later switched to a skin, hair & nails supplement which got rid of my breakouts in 2 weeks (except for the odd one) and evened my skin tone as well as fade the scars. The acne I had resembled the one in your earlier pics.
    Give it a try. You can get skin support supplements from your pharmacist, they should be able to recommend a good brand. We have Thompsons in New Zealand, which I take.
    Hope this is helpful.
    Hope you do more youtube vids, too - I thoroughly enjoy watching them! Good luck with your skin =)

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  30. hi catalina! bp works wonders for me too! It's sad that I must never stop using it though. (I've tried to stop and my skin would start breaking out again.)
    Anyway, as some of the comments have already mentioned, 2.5 works the same as 10% but it won't dry your skin out. This is true!

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  31. Hi Catalina,

    Have you ever tried Mario Badescu products? They are absolutely amazing for acne. I get a lot of bumps on my forehead and benzoyl peroxide never worked for me, they just dry me out. But when I swatch to Mario Badescu, the bumps are gone in one or two nights. Their products are sulphur based, so I guess they are less addictive.

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  32. You should use the Clarisonic brush. Usually cystic acne around the jaw line is due from stress.

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  33. Hi! passing by and i had the same problem as you. i USED countless of products and finally it has calm down a lot.... weird but st. ivy work for me but anyhow im rambling on.... my point is, there is also this product that my friends used, i started about 1 week ago, and friends of friends swear by it but apparently it clears and lessen up the scars... its call milk cream?! its a southern east Asian product.... if you're interested I can show u my after and before and my friends... and the product!

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  34. Catalina! So glad you're back in the loop! Your skin looks so much happier!! I had the same type of sudden, horrific break out in my early 30's--it went away with Obagi + Retin A, but I am trying to wean off it; just ordered the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide from acne.org, because 10% gives me hives on my neck. I love your vids and blog.

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  35. Hi Catalina,

    I'm glad that your complexion has cleared up!

    I've been your subbie for quite some time. I'd like to share my experience with you.

    I've been having acne problem since I was 12, and that was 8 years ago. It's always been a roller-coaster for me. I've tried almost every acne treatments existed in this world to clear up my complexion, from taking birth-control pills or using BP and salicylic acid until the most extreme ones like roaccutane or laser treatment. The best treatment I have to say is the laser therapy, the process is painful like hell, but you can actually see the result in one night! it clears up your acnes and acne scars too.

    However, my acnes are coming back (again), and this is the worst condition I've been so far. Trust me, your acne is nothing compared to mine. I'm still looking for the best cream to heal my acnes, if none is working I guess laser therapy will be my last resort.

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  36. Hi Catalina,

    Currently I'm also using BP to treat my mild-moderate acne. But it has left my skin fairly dry. I was wondering if you are using any makeup during this period. If so, could you do a video on it? Also, could you pls share your skincare regime, like what products are you using now to cleanse/tone/treat/moisturise?

    Many thanks!

    Keep well xx

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  37. Hi! Found your website because I was looking for info about Bobbi Brown foundations.

    I'm Asian too! I'm a lot darker, but I have acne scars, oily skin, used to be a sufferer from cystic acne.

    From my experience and from talking to my dermatologist, 10% benzoyl peroxide isn't more effective than ~2-2.5%, it's just a lot more irritating.

    I've used benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, Retin-A, Yaz (birth control), salicylic acid, tea tree oil...for me, benzoyl peroxide (around 2-2.5%) has worked (don't use Proactiv, it made my skin worse), Yaz cleared up my skin really well but I'm off it now.

    I'm using Retin-A (.025%, the lowest concentration to start off) and I use a 10% glycolic acid lotion to chemically exfoliate my skin. I also highly recommend the clarisonic brush, I use the sensitive brush head...don't use it every day, but it gets makeup out of my pores like nobody's business!

    Sorry, I don't mean to be offensive or step on any toes. If it doesn't irritate your skin, then that's good!

    I love makeup and skincare!

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  38. hey catalina! i've been watching your youtube tuts and am stunned by the fact that you manage to look so good in every single look you do :) i'm so sorry to hear you've been going through a rough time dealing with these suckers. i've had adult acne for the LONGEST time. i've tried EVERYTHING (ok maybe not accutane) and in the end i have to say it was the benzoyl peroxide gel that saved my life. that said, 10% is waaaaaaaay too harsh. one thing Dan Kern (from acne.org) always says is that lower concentrations work just as well and they are also less harsh on skin. but it's nearly impossible to find these gels in such low concentrations in my local drug stores. so for the past four years i've been ordering from Dan on acne.org (he makes the gels in 2.5%). they work grrreeeat. so if you're having a hard time dealing with the dry crackling skin, you may want to consider switching to a lower concentration. it took me about a few months to get completely clear. i also made sure my makeup doesn't contain any mineral oil or other comedogenic ingredients. so i only stick to one or two cosmetics ranges that i know for sure wouldn't cause breakouts. sorry for my babbling on and on and on... i seem to have the tendency to talk ENDLESSLY when it comes to acne. it's probably because i don't wanna see other people to suffer the way i did! get better soon gorgeous! :)

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  39. OMG Sophia, me, too! Acne.org is what I use! The price can't be beat! A large 16 oz bottle will last me for like a year. I've tried everything they sell in their store (it's not much, haha) and I've loved everything...sometimes I feel like a walking billboard for them and I don't want people to think I'm doing advertising, haha.

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  40. Hi!
    dropping by just to say I've had almost the same problem. It's more to do with hormone imbalance.

    I get really tiny bumps on my chin and that part of the chin is always dry and looks like it's inflamed. I went to a specialist for skin care. Their "store/clinic" is more like cosmetic clinic? He prescribed me antibiotics cream to reduce inflammation of the acne. Just solely that calmed my acne straight away. And on went to whitening products that helped with clearing the scars.

    Now I do still get one or two acne on my chin after my period, but it's not as bad.

    Hope this helps!

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  41. Oh, btw, just in case you're considering laser treatments, I've been undergoing such treatment (Spectra Peel to be exact) these past few months... and it irritates the HELL out of my skin. I was all clear when I started the treatment and as the treatment progresses I get more and more breakouts (thousands of dollars down the drain *SOB*)... in places where I NEVER broke out. I will be going off of it soon though so hallelujah! Anyway, this is just my two cents ;) Keep making the YT vids! I'm addicted :D

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  42. Stumbled on your blog and I'd thought I'd share.

    Garnier Skin Naturals 'Pure'
    Daily Purifying Pads - purifying + toning
    Zinc + Eucalyptus + Salic Acid

    I found this to work REALLY well. I use it when I wake up and go to bed. I use it under my makeup as it keeps the oilyness of my face down. But it really really helps with the redness. I generally notice within 5 hours that any redness from acne or whatnot is less noticable.

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  43. Hi, Catalina! I very recently discover your youtube tuts, and they have truly inspired me to become more active in my makeup routine. You got yourself a new follower right here, hehe :)
    Anyhow, this is my first visit to your blog.

    On the acne issue, I really hope you get better by the days. I'm very acne-prone myself, especially around the jawlines, and I've been battling exactly the same skin problem as yours, on and off. Lots of miserable times, that. So I have some tips I found through personal observation that hopefully will be helpful to you too (right now mine clears up nicely, but for how long? Who knows.)

    (This may be a bit long, sorry)

    1. ICE - when my jawline acnes starts acting up, especially when I squeeze/touch/scratch them out of frustration, I calm them down using some ice (use it as you would on a bruise)...the redness and swelling calms down very nicely.

    2. Perfume - I'm a total perfume junkie! I used to like dabbing them behind my ears or spray them in my hair. But I start seeing the relation that, whenever I use perfume anywhere near my face/neck/jawlines, or even in my hair, about a day or 2 later, those horrible acnes would come to life like no tomorrow! :(
    Now I stop using perfume near those areas, and those acnes stop coming back except from obvious factors like stress, sleep deprivation, menstrual cycle/hormones.

    3. Hair Length - I observe that I don't get these jawline acnes when I have boyish short hair, but when I grew my hair out, I get them more often, especially when I have a bob with the front part of my hair hanging around my jawlines/neck. I have oily-skin, and my hair can get pretty oily if I go without shampoo for a day, so I suspect it maybe the oil from my oily skin/hair that rubs on those areas which cause the acnes, and when I have a bob, it's easier for those un-tied hair filled with oil + pollution + dirt to rub on those acne-prone areas. So when I have an outbreak, I try keeping my hair away from my face while I sleep/sitting around at home, and that had been quite helpful in skin recovery.

    Sorry for the long comments, but I really wish you the best with your skin recovery. Acnes are true bummers. Be looking forward to your future tuts. Take care! *waves*

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  44. Hi, Catalina! I very recently discover your youtube tuts, and they have truly inspired me to become more active in my makeup routine. You got yourself a new follower right here, hehe :)
    Anyhow, this is my first visit to your blog.

    On the acne issue, I really hope you get better by the days. I'm very acne-prone myself, especially around the jawlines, and I've been battling exactly the same skin problem as yours, on and off. Lots of miserable times, that. So I have some tips I found through personal observation that hopefully will be helpful to you too (right now mine clears up nicely, but for how long? Who knows.)

    to be cont...
    (sorry the browser won't let me post long comment, so I have to divide the pieces T_T)

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  45. cont...

    (This may be a bit long, sorry)

    1. ICE - when my jawline acnes starts acting up, especially when I squeeze/touch/scratch them out of frustration, I calm them down using some ice (use it as you would on a bruise)...the redness and swelling calms down very nicely.

    2. Perfume - I'm a total perfume junkie! I used to like dabbing them behind my ears or spray them in my hair. But I start seeing the relation that, whenever I use perfume anywhere near my face/neck/jawlines, or even in my hair, about a day or 2 later, those horrible acnes would come to life like no tomorrow! :(
    Now I stop using perfume near those areas, and those acnes stop coming back except from obvious factors like stress, sleep deprivation, menstrual cycle/hormones.

    to be cont....

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  46. cont....

    3. Hair Length - I observe that I don't get these jawline acnes when I have boyish short hair, but when I grew my hair out, I get them more often, especially when I have a bob with the front part of my hair hanging around my jawlines/neck. I have oily-skin, and my hair can get pretty oily if I go without shampoo for a day, so I suspect it maybe the oil from my oily skin/hair that rubs on those areas which cause the acnes, and when I have a bob, it's easier for those un-tied hair filled with oil + pollution + dirt to rub on those acne-prone areas. So when I have an outbreak, I try keeping my hair away from my face while I sleep/sitting around at home, and that had been quite helpful in skin recovery.

    Sorry for the long comments, but I really wish you the best with your skin recovery. Acnes are true bummers. Be looking forward to your future tuts. Take care! *waves*

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  47. Does this get rid of scars?
    My pimples never fully go away they just deflate and it stays red or dark red..

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  48. Hi, Catalina. Try looking for Panoxyl cream at drugstores.I've been using it for years now, and my little pimples dries up instantly. This also doesn't stain so you're shirts will be ok with it.
    A trick with this though, is to use sparingly on the areas where acne is most prevalent (but I slather this all over my face.) You do not want to spread it too thickly or else it will not cling to the skin. And in the morning, slather moisturizer to prevent dryness and flakiness. =)

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  49. I recently stumbled upon your youtube channel and I really like all your videos.I just wanna say hi and hope you really take good care of your beautiful eyes.God bless you and love you always.I hope life is being all kind to you.Lots of love <333

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  50. I recently stumbled upon your youtube channel and I fell in love with it.I really like all of your videos but I really hope you take REAL good care of your pretty eyes x_x I will pray for you and hope that life will always be kind towards you.Love you lots <333 God bless you ;))

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  51. I hope your skin balances itself out, glad to hear there's progress :) .

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  52. Oh no, Catalina! You should not be using the 10% benzoyl peroxide. You should go for 2-2.5%. It's much gentler, and your skin won't go crazy from the harsh concentration of chemicals. Also, have you considered anti-scarring cream? (The one you put on cuts and stuff?) I don't remember where I read this, but a girl with severe acne scarring said that her dermatologist recommended her to buy anti-scarring cream to help the scars disappear. Also, have you tried DIY scrubs/masks? It'll help you have smooth skin again.

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  53. Hello Catalina!!
    I, too, like many others, came across your Youtube videos & fell in love with them. :) Just wanted to let you know that I (and countless others!) really appreciate your tutorials. You're very very, very instructive. All your tips are helpful and your videos are wonderfully enjoyable. I'll be looking forward to your future posts~ 그리고, 언니 너무 예뻐용. 연예인 해도될듯ㅋ. 굿럭화이팅!

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  54. Hey Catalina

    just wanted to drop by and say i've experienced similar acne and thought i had fairly ok/good skin before the break outs too! In my case I googled and found out it was to do with the laundry powder my mum had been using on my sheets. well it was a guess, but after changing to a sensitive laundry powder with no perfumes etc my acne gradually broke out of its cycle and stopped appearing on my cheeks/neck! which was weird in the first place cos i never ever had acne in any areas except my T-zone.

    but probably by now it's all cleared up :P

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