Skin Care Halp... I am clueless.

ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
I have more chest acne than usual for me. I have no idea why. I haven't been using soap (by recommendation of ladies here) instead I've been using this and sometimes this and this. I also have some on my chin. I never get break outs like this. Could it be from my birth control pill? I generally thought they helped acne.

I tried using a sulfate free body wash for awhile (along with the above) and it really didn't help any.
3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

Shampoo - GTTTT
Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued

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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    I did some research.

    I think I am going to buy
    Diana Yvonne's Wheat Germ Cleanser
    Diana Yvonne's Salicylic Acid
    SheaMoisture's Black Soap OR SheaMoistures Shea Butter Wash

    For a face lotion Eucerin has one with SPF that is recommended on acne.org and for my legs I may get the Shea Butter Lotion.

    Suggestions?
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • kasdenkasden Posts: 1,045Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Have you read this thread about the OCM (Oil Cleansing Method)? It seems to work for everyone...people with acne, dry skin, oily skin etc. And it's cheap too! More money for hair products - yay! :tongue3:
    2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

    "I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    I have heard of the OCM but I am still iffy about it.

    I bought the DY Wheat Germ Cleanser and DY Salicylic Acid. I still need a lotion and body wash.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Residual wrote: »
    Could it be from my birth control pill? I generally thought they helped acne.
    BC pills are likely to diminish acne if they contain low levels of androgens, or no androgens at all. But BC pills are likely to increase acne if they contain high levels of androgens.
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Thanks for that Eilonwy, I researched mine, Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, and found it has low androgenic levels.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued

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