Beauty Products of the Chickens

Discussion in 'Primpin' Chickens' started by megatron, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    How many days after using niacinamide did you notice a change? Trying to decide if actual results or placebo effect.
     
  2. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Irritation reduction happened after a couple uses, I’d say
     
  3. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    My skin purged for almost 2 weeks iirc. But then one day I woke up beautiful and I dont think I've had more than 5 pimples in like 2 years since then.
     
  4. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Yikes my skin is breaking out so badly. I wonder if it’s the same purge that @Vespidae had. The only other new thing I have is a different cleanser but no new ingredients in that.
     
  5. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    It is possible that your skin is reacting to the product vs just purging, which can be frustrating, because if it's a reaction you shouldn't continue but if it's purging you need to power through.

    I think there's advice on how to tell which it is buried somewhere in r/skincareaddiction. But I think if it's just pimples and not sore/burning, it's likely purging vs allergy or chemical burning, especially depending on WHERE the breakouts are. I think they're supposed to be wherever your skin is oiliest usually or most ignored - almost all of mine were under my jaw, I guess I was washing the front of my face all my life and not getting into the crease under my jawline? So that's where all the old gook was and it came out when I started applying the niacinamide. It finally stopped just as my willpower started to fade, luckily. In my case I was pretty sure it was purging because the breakouts started at the same time as the product, and because of the location - fortunately I was correct. Don't know if that helps you at all?
     
  6. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    It’s not sore and burning, more like tons of red bumps and some white heads? They’re all focused on my chin which is where my breakouts usually are. Ugh to power through or to drop the product...
     
  7. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    My skin has been sloughing off like crazy for over a week now, I am so ready to get to the other side of this new cream lol
     
  8. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    What did you start?
     
  9. Erie

    Erie Florida AF


     
  10. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    @HBC it’s the tretinoin that’s doing this
     
  11. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Ah. Did she have you start every night off the bat?
     
  12. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Yeah that definitely sounds like purging. BE STRONG.
     
  13. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I just want clear skin. Why does beauty come with such a price!!!
     
  14. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    No, mixing with moisturizer and using every other night for two weeks. I started every night last weekend (still mixing with moisturizer). The pharmacist said she uses it and it’s the strongest formula they offer, and that it’s too strong for a lot of people, hence mixing with the moisturizer. My skin isn’t sensitive at all so my dermatologist figured we’d try and see how it goes. I’m just exfoliating every single morning lol.
     
  15. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I still mix with something and I’ve been using it (By it I mean a prescription retinoid) for at least 5 years. Be careful exfoliating because the damage can sneak up on you!
     
  16. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    How so? Def interested in any and all tips! I just have an exfoliating washcloth that I use with my regular face wash to help scrub some of the dead skin away.
     
  17. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Retinoid use is cumulative. I think I started to get really raw after a month, maybe 6 weeks of use every other night.