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Old 10-25-2012, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ugh, Im so annoyed. 

 

So, for the past several years I have had whiteheads on the upper part of my cheeks, that never seem to stop appearing, no matter what I do. I've used a million different products, including every brand of natural soap you can think of, moisturizers, etc. 

 

Anyway, I had a facial about a month ago ,and I asked the lady how to keep them from coming back (after she'd dug them all out), and she told me that I needed to be washing my face every night before bed, and moisturizing. Washing in the morning, and moisturizing again. Exfoliating every third day, and using a mask 1-2 times a week. To always wash medium warm, rinse cold. Wash my pillowcase every other day. 

 

SO, thats what I've done, and it's a PIA. It's a crapload of thinking about my face and keeping it super clean and guess what?!?! I have just as many whiteheads on my upper cheeks (they are on both sides, right on the cheekbone). Im so freaking over this. The moisturizer was supposed to keep my skin "so moist that if a white head did develop it could just be squeezed out." Ha! Tell my currently broken open in 10 different places face that! 

 

Ideas? Im so close to stopping natural products for my face and just ordering proactive like everyone else in my family (note: none of us have acne, they just use it because they like to have perfect looking skin, and Im the only one with whiteheads on the regular) 


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The best natural produce I have come across is Dr. Alkaitis. I don't know if his stuff will take away your whiteheads, but since using it, I have had minimal breakouts and my skin looks the best it has in years. I use the cleanser, nourishing oil, and day and night cream. I wash, use the oil, and moisturize morning and night. The con is that the stuff is hella expensive!

Here's the link to my friends woman-owned small business (brick and mortar and online) that specializes in natural skin care and makeup. She sells Dr. Altkaitis, and a whole lot more. She will answer any email you send her, and gives great advice. Nature of Beauty: http://www.natureofbeauty.com/

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Thanks! That looks awesome and the reviews are really good, but it is way, way out of my price range.  Im just at a loss of what to do. I wish I had a teenager or really good girlfriend that I could do facials with (yk, and the time to do it) on a weekly basis. 


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I was tools by a dermatologist that Whiteheads are caused by sun damage from the past or current time. He also told me they have to be dug out. eyesroll.gif
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I have battled skin issues my entire life.  Used to be on prescription stuff, oral antibiotics etc.....  Nothing helped.  I'm 43 and STILL battle frequent break outs - black heads on my nose and chin, white heads on my cheeks and jaw line etc....  

 

I started using this:

http://www.vitacost.com/derma-e-vitamin-a-retinyl-palmitate-wrinkle-treatment-creme?csrc=GPF-PA-030985004809&ci_sku=030985004809&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}&gclid=CIn9kduJ2bMCFal7QgodBBkAHw

 

And my skin has never been better.  I bought it originally because of extreme dry skin following a medical issue.  It has worked wonders for my skin.  Not only has it softened my skin, smoothed out some lines (nothing will take them away completely) but, my breakouts are almost non existent.  I started using it in July - right in the middle of monsoon season in Arizona and it worked great in hot humid weather - and now in November when it's still warm but the air is soooo dry - it continues to work wonders.  It is very, very rare that I ever get a break out and my pores are smaller and the white and black heads are almost completely gone.

 

One other thing I do is a glycolic treatment once or twice a week.  This is the one I use:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00080DK86/ref=wms_ohs_product

 

I LOVE this treatment but, it's strong.  You will feel a little tingling sensation that lasts for a few minutes.  But, it really works wonders for the skin.  

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I have had acne my entire adult life. I have tried elimination diets (as some say acne is cause or made worse by certain foods) and every natural product on the market. Nothing has worked. About a year ago I finally went to see a dermatologist. He prescribed a cream with clyndamyacin (a topical abx) and 10% benzol peroxide.  Within a few weeks, I had clear skin that reflected the healthy living and overall health I have. I hate using the chemical stuff, but so much of my self-esteem was tied up in having these big cystic acne spots that lasted for MONTHS. I hated it so much. I have to say that I am happier now going the more traditional route. Everything else in my life is all natural, whole food and all organic.

Anyway, I hope you find something that works that is natural. But I did just want to be a voice saying,

'hey -- natural medicine and natural products are great. But they don't always work. And there is no shame in going to something more conventional for an issue that is really bothering you. Western medicine exists for a reason and while a topical abx isn't great, at this point, I only use it once or twice a month. And frankly, I can live with that. The problem is people who use conventional medicine without first trying natural diet/lifestyle changes and who overuse conventional medicine running for an abx every time someone has a cold."

 

Good luck! I personally believe that any guilt or negative energy you have about using conventional products is worse than the products themselves. So if you do go this route, let go of your guilt and accept it fully. :)

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I also want to add that for some of the adults I have known (and for me), it has only taken 1-2 months of conventional treatment to bring things back into balance. Now I use a natural face cleanser morning and night and a natural moisturizer in the AM (with SPF protection). Now, just before my period I will sometimes get the start of a cystic acne spot and am able to use the tiniest bit of that cream I mentioned and have it go away quickly.


Good luck figuring this out! I don't think people understand how much adult acne affects some people. It can really cause depression, self-esteem issues and affect how the world treats us in general. So hang in there!! Good luck figuring it out,

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There is a product in Canada that i swear by (I'm currently living in Iowa and feel like i am dieing with out it) it is an all natural skin product called natures aid.

 

http://www.naturesaid.ca/

 

I'm not sure if it can be shipped across the border but i can officially say that it works miracles!

it is the only thing i have found works on my skin for any issue i have had! i know it works for my brother for his acne issues and i got my grandmother hooked on it. 

 

We have horses and there is an animal version i brought a bottle of the one for animals over the border once and we used it on one of our horses who had a fungal infection the vet said that the hair on him wouldn't grow back and it is back and the same color as the rest of his coat she is looking into trying to get it into the clinic because she had never seen results like that before. it literally works on EVERYTHING i have had, i keep a little tester bottle in my first aid kit for its first aid uses (DH works construction so he comes homes with all kinds of random bumps, cuts and bruises). 

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The blackheads and whiteheads usually occur around the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. The blackheads are caused by hardened masses of sebum, formed in the ducts or the sebaceous glands. They are direct result of skin pores becoming clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. The whiteheads are tiny, pearly, white raised spots. They are caused due to excessive secretion of sebum oil. The whiteheads usually show up as tiny white spots around the eyes.

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