You have tiny skin-colored bumps on your forehead or your cheeks (or both). If you find you have a lot of them all the time, then you may have a type of acne called Comedonal Acne. [–]kbruhn 10 points11 points12 points 2 years ago (3 children), Rosehip oil caused mine so just beware. I love 2 minutes away from their parent company’s store which always has it in stock, if only I could get you some!! December 18, 2020 General General (Week 6) (self.SkincareAddiction), submitted 2 years ago by AutoModerator[M]. for those of you who have been through the hell that is closed comedones, what products and/or other solutions helped the most? [–]ibuttertoast 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (2 children), [–]allthatandbrains2 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child), [–]ibuttertoast 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). So far it's working very well to use actives every other day. I get so many grits out. [–]face_steak21/ Combo/Asian 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago* (5 children), May I ask what moisturizer you are using now? Up. Epiduo Forte (0.3% adapalene, 2.5% BP) got rid of some stubborn forehead CCs that just plain Epiduo (0.1% adapalene, 2.5% BP) couldn't budge. Closed comedones are a variant of whiteheads and blackheads which pop on skin without notice and may make you look ugly by just sitting on it forever. I’ve been using mine for close to a month now and I’m seeing results on my active acne but not CC’s. TO BHA and AHA mask once weekly. I will do some research into powders that won’t clog my pores and give that a try instead! Here are the three main things which I added to my regimen (Derm's protocol) and it involves: I will post a thread here soon to share my experience. doesnât really sink in fully though, I use it twice a day as sort of an occlusive on top of another anti-redness moisturizer." To avoid over-drying of the skin, these â¦ [–]i-am-multitudesmoisturize me 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (8 children). Just the 5% glycolic acid I think. Is there no point using Stridex when the CCs haven't surfaced yet/when skin is relatively clear? I'm not sure why, but this made me laugh out loud. My friends and I have decided to try helping to make this my last haul for some time. 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. I did. :(, [–]buggle19 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (2 children). Super gentle and non-stripping, although I do have to remove makeup beforehand with micellar water. [–]razzmaSensitive Skin 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (6 children). but i know thats unrealistic since my acne is hormonal (i tend to get them when I'm ovulating, on my period, etc), New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the SkincareAddiction community, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Any help or tips would be much appreciated! The makeup brand I use for foundation is bare minerals (either complexion rescue tinted moisturiser or brightening serum foundation) and I use Laura Mercier translucent loose powder. Dry/Sensitive | Mod | European | Patch test ALL the things! [Skin Concerns] really clogged pores, advice appreciated! 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (2 children). I use Japanese oil cleansers. am struggling to find a replacement for cerave, [–]kitti_mau 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (2 children). Tretinoin! Search for: physical exfoliation closed comedones reddit. If I see that my skin is feeling oilier after a new product I’ll usually just switch it to something safe. I had Differin left over when I started my tret script so at first I just wanted to finish up the tube. It’s so cheap too for the amount you get , [–]deeppurplecircles 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (5 children), [–]mxlg 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]Frenzex 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). 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. How are they for acne-prone skin though? I don't know her. Posts without a valid tag will be removed by Automoderator. Hi everyone, Im a 21 years old female who suffers from the worst type of acne in my opinion. Applying on your face like a mask. Eur J Dermatol. I'm using it right now and I can't tell if I'm seeing a difference and I think it might actually be making my jaw line breakout, [–]blondetech 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 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. Benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid do it for me. Helpful User | 30s F |dry & extra dry| sensitive. Most of my ccs cleared away but the ones around my chin and jaw that didn’t, even after 3 months, became huge, painful, and inflamed. I'll even look at your spreadsheet if you need help :), [–]deeppurplecircles 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children), I really want to try this but I feel like I’m not patient enough to wait for closed comedones to develop. :), [–]prash_cant_shush 8 points9 points10 points 2 years ago (0 children). [–]kitti_mau 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Anyways, the 2% BHA products from Paula’s Choice don’t get rid of my CCs entirely unfortunately. The best Korean toner for oily acne-prone skin will have BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), which helps get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. Closed comedones/whiteheads are blocked pores/hair follicles so they are under the skin so their colour is white to skin colour. It’s a shame that the product is so expensive though!! [–]uandurcronies 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (1 child). Facial massage with my oil cleanser has done wonders to my skin. [–]millimally 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children), Thanks so much for getting back to me! After I committed to it, went through a few weeks of purging, holy hell my skin and texture changed completely. Try using blotting papers and stop the powder, could help! They're hydrating, lightweight, and non-greasy. it looks okay with makeup on (WHEN IT ISNT PEELING..) but without makeup i have red patches from constant over exfoliation in an attempt to get rid of constantly popping up CC's/peeling/cc's...i look like someone that had like bad acne and was left with a bunch of PIE but it's irritation! Even though the TO has a higher glycolic acid percentage, the formulations are different, and Pixi’s might agree more with your skin. I use 2.5% concentration BP from acne.org as part of their The Regimen and lather it all over my face because I have pretty bad acne besides closed comedones, and the BP will take care of them. I thought I was going to have to dig for it. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. 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. It also has hyaluronic acid and it has been a godsend for my combo acne prone skin (so far!! Though I think I over exfoliated w/ MUAC 40% lactic acid peel a few weeks ago and had to take a week long break before starting the actives. I would smoosh them into my chin as I slept and I kept getting clusters of CCs in those same areas. [–]Ohcaptain__mycaptain 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (2 children). My progesterone suddenly stopped working for me too, I went from 95% clear and dry to 0% clear and oily af in the span of two weeks and I didn’t even change anything :) :) like my skin is all nice and hydrated and I have no pores as usual so no compromises moisture barrier but the Whitehead’s :) and cysts :) and CCs :) are everywhere :). You are in for a long and painful journey, my friend. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Asking a question? Best cleansers for comedones: Adequate cleansing of the pores is an essential step for the long-term management of all acne types. 10 Best Reddit Closed Comedones - December 2020. Theyâre also known as whiteheads and can occur anywhere on the skin, most commonly on the face, chest, back and shoulders. yep, i get them even with Curology formula (with tretinoin at .09%), aczone, chemical exfoliation...that's how I knew they were hormonal. But I’m definitely gonna start spread-sheeting my safe products and look for connections. 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. Oh no. I had a bad reaction to Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid but had no issues w/ MUAC's serum. I have just purchased Paula’s choice BHA 2% gel AND liquid, but I noticed that most people have topical creams that seem to be prescribed by a dermatologist to help beat the CC’s as well. Sulfur Wash (Plexion is the name brand- this is by prescription, so the drugstore alternative would be something with sulfacetamide sodium). There’s a post somewhere in the sidebar about evaluating your current routine. Getting rid of my CC problem was a happy byproduct! Thank you so much for the info and the link!!! So AHAs, retonoids, and azelaic acid are better as a preventative measure? 2. The vitamin c also helps brighten your skin. If a problematic ingredient appears in at least 2 products that produced a negative reaction, bold it to confirm that its a trigger ingredient. Full confession: I used to have embarrassing flesh-colored bumps all over my forehead that neither charcoal masks nor pore strips could get rid of. Tarte (if you have light skin) and BareMinerals make some good ones. I’d love to hear your insight and experience :), [–]Kelise022 8 points9 points10 points 2 years ago (0 children), Embryolisse moisturizer as it’s gentle and doesn’t have dimethicone(gives me cc! [–]Zypherside 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). [–]gabbymisc 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (0 children), Still trying to tweak a skin care routine, as I just started getting into skincare, in the meantime I have definitely noticed a clearer complexion since starting a probiotic, called VSL #3 (cheapest at Costco pharmacy without a prescription) about 2 months ago. That is my worst problem skincare-wise. Score. Maybe that’ll be more helpful! [–]sofiacarolina 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (7 children), which BC helped yours? Whiteheads - are defined as closed comedones that also develop when the pore is clogged with dead skin cells and sebum. The area is much more smooth now. I recently bought TO AzA but am scared to use it because of the dimethicone (don’t know if I even have an issue with it, but am paranoid ). [–]RomeoGDetlevJr 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (2 children). [–]evelinisantiniit rubs the Cerave on its skin 89 points90 points91 points 2 years ago* (36 children). I heard it was non-comedogenic. 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. What kind of oil/oil cleanser do you use? [–]LuvFrozenBlueberriesAcne | No Fat Alchls | Tret 0.05 | Peels4Life! I currently alternate Differin 0.1% and tret 0.025%. [–]Ohcaptain__mycaptain 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (3 children). I like The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Oil and Kose Deep Cleansing Oil. Check out our Daily Help Thread! [–]mielipuolikuu 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). It smells really lovely and the color makes me happy. A dermatologist shares her tips on how to treat and prevent them. Product Name. [–]maeapril23 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child). I have TO's glycolic acid toner, but found that it hasn't done much. I wish I could be more help - for me I don't know if it's a specific ingredient that causes CC's, I just know that the combination of ingredients/formula of Cerave products causes them. Each column is the name of the product followed by its full list of ingredients (1 per cell). Closed Comedones: If an inflamed, angry-red pimple is the skin-care equivalent of a scream, a closed comedone is a threatening whisper. If you’re concerned about cost, I️ believe they sell for $3 in travel sizes! I just don't think my skin likes cerave products unfortunately :(, [–][deleted] 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (1 child), What product did you switch to for face wash when realizing it was clogging you up? I have the gel and have been using it for 4 weeks so far, so that’s encouraging to hear! I thought those had really bad androgen indexes? This moist state is immediately after towel drying. I'm on the same page wondering about urea, so I bought Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Brightening Mask (urea fifth ingredient) and have been loving it. I used Cosdna as a guide but after inputting about 25 products, I found a pattern. Rosehip oil is a godsend to some but only caused problems for me. I hadn’t seen anyone else mention this until I saw it mentioned in an older blog post. I was going crazy trying to get rid of the closed comedones and finally I â¦ After a while I noticed that the tret dries me out a lot more than the Differin so alternating limits my peeling/dryness from the tret. I was so excited and impatient that I tried so many things very quickly, which led me to my worst breakout ever. Surprisingly Genius Beauty Advice from Reddit â¢ Look Good / Beauty How to get gorgeous skin, according to the global r/skincareaddiction community. Yeah, I did the AIP diet for a while and that didn’t do anything for my skin (in fact it got worse during that time, go figure). TO Marine HA, NMF, & Squalene Oil I really like how it works in conjunction with daily tret usage - it really resurfaces my skin and gives it a deep clean while tret is more of like daily maintenance, if that makes sense. Its literally like an AHA/BHA clay mask. I also use Aczone in the morning which also helps them a lot. The only thing I have found to work for my closed comedones is the Paula’s Choice Resist Foaming 4% BHA. Yeah it’s weird but my family has a habit of clotting on combo BC, so they wanted to play it safe and at bare minimum just get my period going (I’ve only had 6 periods since Jan 2015, yikes). They are EXTREMELY stubborn - I've been there. Harsh rubbing can irritate the skin and can aggravate your breakouts. Don't forget to include as much info as you can: price range, product feel, what country you're in, whether the product is cruelty free/vegan/fragrance free, etc. My face isnt reacting well to cerave either, [–]glassarr0w 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (0 children). [–]kitti_mau 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (2 children). I live in the UK and I don’t have a dermatologist yet (requires a long wait referral from GP). It's not flagged as comedogenic on Cosdna but it's a problem for a number of people. I will never go back! I don’t think it’s contributing to my ccs... it’s pretty clean on cosdna compared to the others I was looking at when I purchased it (and I spent days comparing to find something that wouldn’t clog me up/break me out), [–]rlthot 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 4505 on r2-app-09a946ec714ba3139 at 2020-12-23 03:29:59.436333+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: VN. The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane (Dry Skin) I just have to be carful around my nose and corners of my eyes. Amazing. It'll all be helpful to people reading this thread :). Started using PC's BHA and the first month a lot of them became inflamed, as the stuff was trying to finally come out of my skin. [–]Cordillera94 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child), Tarte BB tinted primer broke me out with CC’s, I wonder if it’s the cyclopentasiloxane, [–]evelinisantiniit rubs the Cerave on its skin 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (0 children). Rank . Actually, no! Contents hide. C. Be Gentle Don't try to rub in the moisturizer. Anyway, I look forward to your thread!! What order do you use your products in? Recently I've ran out of the acne.org BP and have been using this toner from Neutrogena with 2% salicylic acid and it's also been working quite well. I very recently started using Farmacy Honey Drop lightweight moisturizer. Closed comedones are a mild form of acne that form when sebum and dead skin cells build up and clog pores. The formula doesn't contain any chemical sunscreensâjust zinc and titanium blockers that offer premium protection from the sun's harsh rays. Any tips? I would recommend starting with their 3% if you can. So, to treat CCs, things like AHAs, azelaic acid and retinoids are your best bet. I had to stop. But I do use cosrx rice blah blah mask twice a week when my skin feels dry. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. great I have been thinking about doing this. EDIT: here you go! I only use the glycolic acid toner 3 times per week to cut down on skin irritations. 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