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user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
2nd Jan '13

I have the same issue and I don't.foundation at all. I wash my face etc...and I didn't get acne.till I was 18 I'm 29 now.and its horrible and embarrassing.



My face is red all the time and the breakouts never clear up ever

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" I don't have a general practitioner. I mean, at the moment I see a NP for my pregnancy, but I'm on Medi-Cal ... [snip!] ... go back to not having any. And as much as I would LOVE to not weak foundation, I can't, my skin is sooo bad, I just can't."</blockquote>




I know you hate not wearing it but it can be making your problem worse. Acne can be infections. And it is not breathing right. But at very least be using a clean applicator each time.



Also- naturally this is what we do for my husband
Clean the skin and the we rub lemons and let the skin dry with nothing on it overnight. Also some sunlight is good - just needs to be on bare skin

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11596 posts
2nd Jan '13

Trying keeping the foundation off as much as possible. I know it makes you feel insecure but that really makes it 10x worse. If you insist on covering certain pimples then use a concealer pen with salicylic acid. At the very least you will be able to let the clear areas of your face breathe while treating the existing acne.



I used to have the same problem and although my acne was never bad (I never got whiteheads and never had more than a few zits at a time but it was enough to get me wearing foundation nonstop for several years) I felt terrible all the time. I noticed that the more I swam in the ocean the better my skin got. I guess it was the salt water. I also noticed that the less often I used face wash the better things got. I would just remove my makeup with water before going to bed to let my skin breathe and that stopped new breakouts from coming up.



It sounds like your skin is super sensitive. Just let it breathe and maybe try using water and moisturizer.

♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" I have the same issue and I don't.foundation at all. I wash my face etc...and I didn't get acne.till ... [snip!] ... I was 18 I'm 29 now.and its horrible and embarrassing. My face is red all the time and the breakouts never clear up ever"


See, I've tried the no makeup approach before, but I still broke out. Now my skin is so embarrassing, there's no way I'm letting people see my bare skin.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" See, I've tried the no makeup approach before, but I still broke out. Now my skin is so embarrassing, there's no way I'm letting people see my bare skin."</blockquote>




It's not a quick fix. Not quick at all. The only quick fix I've seen is that medicine and i don't even know how it's atill on the market- it's that scary

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" See, I've tried the no makeup approach before, but I still broke out. Now my skin is so embarrassing, there's no way I'm letting people see my bare skin."</blockquote>




When I go out I put a natural mineral powder on when I get home I take it off.



My freinds mom is a dermatologist and gave me free shit nothing worked at all.



I've done proactive it didn't work.



For me its my whole face, cheeks, chin beside my nose my neck. The only place I don't Breakout is around my mouth which is since I smoke

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:" No, I wish. :( This problem has been plaguing me for 10 years now. I seriously would pick having clear ... [snip!] ... hate it! Proactive didn't work for me, either, dried my skin out eve more, which made my breakouts even worse. Hated that crap."


Have you tried skin ID? My sister used it & it worked for her.. I used it a few times & it didn't seem to dry out my skin at all either.



I understand you can't go out without makeup.. but have you tried switching up your makeup? To a different brand?

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" See, I've tried the no makeup approach before, but I still broke out. Now my skin is so embarrassing, there's no way I'm letting people see my bare skin."</blockquote>




I think it takes a zit 10 days to form a head. It can take a couple weeks after an initial outbreak for everything to start to heal .

♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting ma ♥:" Have you tried skin ID? My sister used it & it worked for her.. I used it a few times & it didn't ... [snip!] ... all either. I understand you can't go out without makeup.. but have you tried switching up your makeup? To a different brand?"


Yep tried several brands. Clinique, Mac, Makeup Forever, Bare Minerals, and every store brand there is. And I use it all up, which lasts about 2 months, so I DO give it time to see if there is any change.

♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" See, I've tried the no makeup ... [snip!] ... it takes a zit 10 days to form a head. It can take a couple weeks after an initial outbreak for everything to start to heal ."


Pretty much all of the zits I get are whiteheads or pustules. Every once in a while I get a big painful one that feels really deep,the kind you can't pop or do anything with lol, but usually it's the ones I mentioned above.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:" Yep tried several brands. Clinique, Mac, Makeup Forever, Bare Minerals, and every store brand there ... [snip!] ... store brand there is. And I use it all up, which lasts about 2 months, so I DO give it time to see if there is any change."


Ahh. I don't really know what else to suggest... but I wish you luck & hope you can find the solution soon!

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
2nd Jan '13

I am reading some facts on my phone and its kind of a coincidence that this one came up but it says that olive oil nd lemon juice are good for a facial treatment.

Blank™ Beverly Hills, CA, United States 5264 posts
2nd Jan '13

I know all too well how you feel. I've been battling it since I was like 10-11, I am currently 26. I hate it. I went to the Dr. He wanted me to take Accutane. Nooo thank you. So he gave me some pills or whatever and warned me it would be expensive and it was. But my insurance needed something from him to give to the pharmacy etc. etc. so I never was able to get the medication. I need to go back and get it.

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
2nd Jan '13

Look up the oil cleansing method on crunchybetty.com :) its worth a try!!

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommeee™:</b>" I know all too well how you feel. I've been battling it since I was like 10-11, I am currently 26. I ... [snip!] ... something from him to give to the pharmacy etc. etc. so I never was able to get the medication. I need to go back and get it. "</blockquote>




That's the scary ass med I was thinking. That stuff is nuts!