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Oily skin, open pores and blackheads

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hi AM…..
i hav a very oily n acne prone skin….right nw…skin is clear…
i use the following face wash
– cetaphil cleansing lotion
– clean n clear morning energy face wash
for pimples..i use…
– Clindac A by Galderma (suggested by a friend)
i hav open pores n blackheads…
As pores are open….my skin remains oily all the time
I dont use toner or moisturiser
please suggest something for open pores & blackheads.

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Hi AM members….
First of all ….extremely sorry for not following ur advice….
My Problem was….tht i had…..super oily skin with open pores and blackheads…….but i had a clear skin….

i was suggested to use garnier pure active neem face wash…
(as it is salicylic acid based product)

but…i bought and used Saslic DS……..as garnier pure active neem face wash and Saslic 1% were out of stock…..

Now i have 4 pimples ( red pimples…and its paining too)
I changed my hair oil to Johnson’s Baby oil…(as i read that it doesnt clog pores )

I use Saslic DS…in morning and at night…..
Never felt any burning sensation while washing face with it….my oilyness is much under control and pores too have reduced to an extend…..

My questions are….

I have 2 bottles of Cetaphil in Stock….
Should i use cetaphil or not???

Clindac A wil finish soon…..Do u suggest any other gel to buy or should i buy and continue with Clindac A…

My oilyness and open pores are under control…..should i continue to use Saslic DS……………

( i have exams from 1st week of november…..so i just sit and study all day in a room…my food is very light……and…i do have fruits and drink enough water……..i hope this information helps in understanding my problem….)

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Hi Monica, since you are not getting new pimples, Glyco 6 might not be necessary. Salicylic acid based products help with both open pores and blackheads. So you might be better off replacing your  clean n clear morning energy face wash with a salicylic acid based product. You could try Saslic 1% or Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash.

See tons more salicylic acid based options in this post about blackheads. Not all the products in there are recommendations, it is merely a list, so do run them through Skingredients to rule out comedogenic ingredients. Or you could just go with Saslic or Garnier Pure Active Neem. The other face washes by Garnier are not all non-comedogneic, so be sure about picking up this exact one if you do.

Glyco 6 has a comedogenic cream base that doesn’t work for everyone.

AM
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Also, you do not need to use Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion except on a rare day that your skin feels especially irritated. It doesn’t clean well and you are not using any strong anti-acne treatments anyway to warrant Cetaphil anyway. You could use a single face wash twice a day. Cetaphil might be contributing to your oily look too.

AM
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Give the Garnier one a whirl. There are tons of good salicylic acid based products on the market, so just in case it doesn’t work for you, you still have lots of options. In your case it looks like as long as you can avoid using comedogenic products, your skin will stay clear and you won’t even need to use Clindac gel.

Hang around, read up more posts about comedogneic and non-comedogenic ingredients, check out the Skingredients tool etc. and you’ll know what to avoid. If you want to add to your skincare routine, maybe start small with a change up of the face wash and then slowly add products one by one. A sunscreen would be the next recommendation, but that’s for later.

AM
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hi AM…am considering Glyco 6 for blackheads and open pores…whts your suggestion?….Kindly reply…..thanks in advance…:-)

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thanks a lot AM for prompt reply…:-)

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AM…whn i get lazy..n…sleep early n dont wash my face with cetaphil…..i get pimples

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whenever i oil my hair….( i use sesa oil…or sometime dabur amla..) i get pimples for sure

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i hav blackheads on my nose( a lot of them on my nose) ….chin n cheeks…n large open pores

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Cetaphil as such has nothing to stop pimples from coming. The Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash you are using is comedogenic, it can cause pimples. So compared to that, non-comedogenic Cetaphil is giving you better results. All you need is a non-comedogenic face wash to clean the skin thoroughly (Cetaphil doesn’t), twice a day. Hair oils can cause pimples.

AM
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A salicylic acid based product will help with blackheads and open pores. The face washes I mentioned before will help with that. As well as oiliness.

AM
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just read review of garnier pure active neem face wash…wil surely follow your advice….:-)

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AM….kindly suggest a moisturiser n face pack…..i want to achieve a healthy and glowing skin

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surely …..i willl…( wil buy as soon as possible)… 🙂
thanks a lot AM…..loving ur blog a lot….:-)

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Hi AM members….
First of all ….extremely sorry for not following ur advice….
My Problem was….tht i had…..super oily skin with open pores and blackheads…….but i had a clear skin….

i was suggested to use garnier pure active neem face wash…
(as it is salicylic acid based product)

but…i bought and used Saslic DS……..as garnier pure active neem face wash and Saslic 1% were out of stock…..

Now i have 4 pimples ( red pimples…and its paining too)
I changed my hair oil to Johnson’s Baby oil…(as i read that it doesnt clog pores )

I use Saslic DS…in morning and at night…..
Never felt any burning sensation while washing face with it….my oilyness is much under control and pores too have reduced to an extend…..

My questions are….

I have 2 bottles of Cetaphil in Stock….
Should i use cetaphil or not???

Clindac A wil finish soon…..Do u suggest any other gel to buy or should i buy and continue with Clindac A…

My oilyness and open pores are under control…..should i continue to use Saslic DS……………

( i have exams from 1st week of november…..so i just sit and study all day in a room…my food is very light……and…i do have fruits and drink enough water……..i hope this information helps in understanding my problem….)

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Hi Monica, it looks like you are on the right track. Saslic DS seems to be working okay for you. As for the new pimples, just wait and watch and you will be able to figure out if Saslic is causing them. If you ditch Saslic too soon then you might miss out on the rest of the benefits it is offering your skin – less oil, tighter pores etc. Keep the remaining Clindac A for dotting only on the new pimples. Once you know for sure how salicylic acid based Saslic is working for you, you may be able to pick up Sebonac Gel for spot treatment instead of Clindac A. So hang in there and good luck for your exams. Are you in school or college? 🙂

You could switch to Cetaphil for your night time cleansing instead of Saslic.

AM
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thanks a lot dear AM…….(am in CAfinal)…

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Hi everyone…….
i have my 4 pimples still on my skin………..one of them turned into a hole…….am using saslic 2%…and clindac A…..i had dandruff problem…….now it is solved as am using Nizoral for it…….my skin is getting extremely dry………..my cheeks turned into pink………pimples r paining a lot………..blackheads are still there on my nose…….((cetaphil cleansing lotion wala tip not working yaar))……please help

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Hi Am…….i have APST 3

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Hi Monica, try not to use Saslic more than once a day. Use a different face wash such as Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel or even Cetahpil. You may see a reduction in blackheads with a leave-on salicylic acid treatment like Sebonac Gel. It is a strong treatment, so go through the instructions for its proper use in the Budget Regimen post. As I mentioned before, Cetaphil cleansing lotion will not prevent pimples, it is only a gentle cleanser.

I’ve also mentioned about Sebonac before. You need to go through all the previous answers in this thread carefully :). You may also want to check out the regimen posts to remove the uncertainty of adding one product at a time.

AM
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thanks Am…….
i wanted to knw……which moisturiser u advice….for my dry skin…
(dabbing cetaphil cleansing lotion as a moisturiser…..isnt helping my skin)
iam considering aroma magic hydro gel….

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