cleaning skin and getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads.

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    cleaning skin and getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads.

    I have recently started using coconut oil. My procedure is:
    1) Wash my face with hot water or use face sauna.
    ​2) Massage extra virgin coconut oil into my face for one minute.
    3) Wash my face with wet towel.


    However i have been using this technique for one month and my skin didnt get better. I have still lot of blackheads and red marks on my face.
    Before i started using coconut oil i went on deep cleaning of skin. Yesterday i went there too and the doctor told me my pores are more clogged.

    What are some alternative procedures for clearing sking , i have tried a lot of things but my skin on face still isnt clear and pretty.

    Here are photos of my skin

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    Thanks for help.
    Last edited by Dinn; 10-01-2017 at 12:49 AM.

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    SCT Elite mccartney's Avatar
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    Maybe u should use oil free mild soap and once or twice a week the st ives face scrub with salicayd acid... maybe that would help.. remember less is always more..

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    Hi@Dinn. From your pics I can see that your have large pores and oily skin around your T-zone . I would recommend the following:

    1. Get Aztec secret Indian Clay or Queen Helene Mint Julep mask and use either twice a week. This will unclog and shrink your pores.
    2. Use a mild salicylic acid wash (e.g. neutrogena oil free acne wash) in the PM and in the AM use a mild soap like cetaphil or a cleansing oil (e.g DHC cleansing oil)
    4. Get an AHA cream for the face (e.g Alpha Hydroxy cream) and use this in the evening on alternate days until your skin adapts to the acids. In the AM use a moisturising cream like cetaphil and an oil free sunblock.
    5. Do weekly lactic acid peels (15-20%) or pumpkin peels. These will refine your skin texture and also remove the dead skin that has piled up and give you a nice glow
    6. Drink lots of water and detox your body
    HTH

    Quote Originally Posted by Dinn View Post
    I have recently started using coconut oil. My procedure is:
    1) Wash my face with hot water or use face sauna.
    ​2) Massage extra virgin coconut oil into my face for one minute.
    3) Wash my face with wet towel.


    However i have been using this technique for one month and my skin didnt get better. I have still lot of blackheads and red marks on my face.
    Before i started using coconut oil i went on deep cleaning of skin. Yesterday i went there too and the doctor told me my pores are more clogged.

    What are some alternative procedures for clearing sking , i have tried a lot of things but my skin on face still isnt clear and pretty.

    Here are photos of my skin

    tmp2.jpgtmp1.jpg

    Thanks for help.

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    Hi @Dinn and sorry about your predicament.... Coconut oil is great for skin but not recommendable for sensitive breakout-prone skin because its moderately comedogenic. Its possible thats what clogging your pores..... Switch to non-comedogenic oils like argan, hempseed, sunflower seed - and even shea butter (which also has great healing, toning and regenerating properties). That said, avoid hot water for your face but get a salicylic acid face wash. Since you have sensitive skin, try not to exfoliate/scrub too much. I agree with @Minika about the mud mask/clay and tretinoin. Kaolin clay does really well on sensitive acne-prone skin.
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    After using Accutane my skin became very dry and sensitive.
    Has anyone else had problems with using Accutane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Mane View Post
    After using Accutane my skin became very dry and sensitive.
    Has anyone else had problems with using Accutane?
    I used it for 6 months and couldn't be happier!! I'd do it again if I ever needed too!!
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    Hello @ dinn did the suggestions made by mazikeen work? I'm curious cos I seem to be having the same skin problems as you
    Last edited by princessebong; 08-20-2018 at 11:14 AM.

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