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Acne-Free Skin Care Routine – How Do I Get Started?

Joe B. writes:

Your problems sound very similar to mine. I see you wrote:

“However I saw dramatic results in my second test using the Zeno MD to zap the offending blemishes in combination with a skin care regimen that included daily cleansing with a gentle Alpha/Beta Hydroxy cleanser, daily exfoliation with a continuous release serum containing 12% Glycolic Acid, daily use of an Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Complex Acne treatment, three times a week 10% Glycolic Acid Peel and of course managing the oil/sebum production with a very effective oil absorbing lotion. The results as I wrote earlier were incredible.”( from Ms. distressedDERMA’s Zeno MD review)

From the research I have done any my experience it sounds like this is a good regimen to follow. Could you tell me actual product names? It would be a big help. I am still debating whether to buy the Zeno or not.

Joe, the skin care products and regimen that have helped me achieve a better complexion are listed below please note that these are targeted for acne control. My total skin care routine is a bit more – since I have to deal with acne and wrinkles. If wrinkles are also a problem you may find my complete skin care program a worthwhile read.

Skin Cleanser: Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser (Alpha/Beta Hydroxy formula)
Acne Spot Treatment : MD Formulations Vit-A Plus Clearing Complex
Daily Exfoliation: MD Formulations Continuous Renewal Complex
3 X weekly Deep Exfoliation : MD Formulations My Personal Peel (How often you do this depends on your skin’s sensitivity. I recommend starting off with a once a week treatment and build up as your skin adapts to the treatments.
Oil Control : Derma Doctor TeaseZone – The best ever oil absorbing product on the market. I can’t say enough good things about this product. And as you probably read , keeping your skin oil-free is a critical step in reducing acne breakouts.
Pimple Zapper: Zeno MD – only as needed and you must be vigilant about those bumps under the skin. If caught early the acne will disappear within 24 hours. If you allow the blemish to flourish before treatment it will be much harder to get the blemish to resolve fast – it usually will take 2 to 3 days (at least in my experience).

As for the Zeno, it is an expensive product. However, since it has worked for me , I have nothing but positive comments (my biggest regret was waiting so long to buy it) and I consider its purchase one of the best decisions I’ve made. However, not all those who have purchased the Zeno have had such great results. I recommend that you Google “Zeno Reviews” or “Zeno Experiences” and read what others using the Zeno have to say. You will find reviews from people who loved the Zeno and you will find reviews from people who think the Zeno sucks and didn’t help their acne get better. It’s so important to be armed with as much information (both the good and the bad) as you can when making a major purchase and the Zeno is definitely in that category. Also keep in mind that the Zeno Acne Clearing Device comes with a 30-day guarantee – which is more than enough time in which you can gage how it works for you.

Learn more about what causes acne and what skin care products can help you reduce acne breakouts.


Ms. distressedDERMA

Got a question? Send your skin care and beauty questions to msdistressedderma@distressedderma.com.

Submitted by Ms. distressedDERMA on Sunday, 30 March 2008


7 Responses to “Acne-Free Skin Care Routine – How Do I Get Started?”

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    http://easily-remove-acne.info Says:

    Smaller scars can be dealt with by ‘dermabrasion’, or a removal of the top layers of skin using a machine that slowly grinds it away. This is a quick fix that can work for minor scars only, not big patches, remember that. To easily remove acne scars, it sometimes require some heavier work.

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    Blackhead remover Says:

    How To remove Blackhead.
    Pesky blackheads are a mixture of dead skin cells, oil and bacteria that builds up inside our skin’s pores.They can be exterminated by using a professional comedone extractor. First, lay a warm, wet washcloth on your face for a few minutes. After a shower is an ideal time to extract. steaming the face, or using a hot water compress is strongly recommended to help soften comedones. This will make them much easier to remove. When you’re ready to begin the extraction process lay the looped side on top of the blackhead – basically encircling this area with the loop. Apply slow and even pressure lightly until the trapped sebum is forced out of the follicle. The blackhead — oil and all — will ooze up and out of the pore. Do not continue to attempt the extraction if the trapped sebum is not released easily. Applying too much force can cause infection and scarring. When piercing a whitehead with lancet (Pointed end), wait until the whitehead breaks open, then gently roll the tool over the whitehead. Be sure to disinfect the area when finished and clean your tool off with alcohol or hot water. A deep, cystic pimple should not be opened with the lancet. When dealing with deep acne, it’s best to visit a dermatologist. A doctor may use a sterile needle, but only after a pustule has formed. Additional treatments depend on the severity of the acne. Remember Never use fingers for removing blackheads, these may aggravate skin infections. Always use your own tool to prevent blood born infections like HIV, hepatitis B and C.

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    Skin Care Says:

    Thanks for the tips. My teeenage son is currently having some problems with acne.

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    Ryan Liao Says:

    Zeno works for some for others, they seems to be ineffectual. For some people, they dislike the heat.

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    miro marian Says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful beauty tips.I am going to try

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    Acne Says:

    A great guide and acne information, but netrogena doesn’t suit my skin, i always get worst result after using this brand, any other alternative ?

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    helse Says:

    Thanks for sharing especially when im going to Spain, mallorca next week :) .