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First, let me start off by sharing my regimen and how my skin looked before I started it.


I've always had acne problems and the only thing that had helped was proactive, until it stopped working on my cystic acne. After I got off of proactiv my skin was the worst it's ever been. My entire face was red and thick with tiny pimples and my jaw looked like it had been splattered with pasta sauce. It was painful and disgusting to look at.


I went to a dermatologist and honestly my skin now is the best it has ever been since first using proactiv. I still have the small acne bumps in my oily areas (t-zone, temples, cheeks) and sometimes around my period I'll get the cystic acne on my jawline. Along with that though my skin is just constantly red/pink. It gets even redder when I'm in the sun, after I put product on, or with any kind of intense emotion. I could be counting money for a long time and my face will start to heat up. (I work in a CU).


Anyway, right now my regimen is this:

AM: Skinceuticals LHA gel cleanser, clindamycin solution, cerave moisturizer, sometimes Elta MD sunscreen.

PM: Neutrogena Ultra Gentle cream cleanser, Epiduo, sometimes cerave moisturizer.


My skin is super dry except for the areas mentioned above and even the oily spots sometimes get flaky.

I also have eczema on the backs of my legs aaand occasionally on the front if I don't moisturize twice a day.

My skin is also super sensitive. I use unscented bar soap because I break out on my chest and back as well.

I got the brains of the family...not the skin.

I've heard great things about Paula's Choice items, but I wouldn't even know where to start.


Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp me!



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