I’ve tried everything! You couldn’t imagine!
This is the remedy I’ve come up with for my kind of problem which was : little bumps under the skin that would never seem to go away (facial after facial) and some very big, random pimples that leave scares.

Aveeno Cleanser (the clear complexion cleanser)

Murad Spot Treatment

(I put this lightly over my whole face at night with no moisturizer so that all the bacteria dries up- all the pimples dry up and you can just flick the scabs off without scarring)

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion for daytime use

Bare Minerals powder for make up

I also drink two bottles of spring water a day

ALSO, if you have a serious amount of little bumps, I would scrub with a towlette, clean them out with tissue (gently) and then put on an Aztec Clay Mask (this is $3 at most Rite Aids and Wallgreens) and leave it on for 20 mins THEN do the spot treatment). I did this the first night and it prompted good results.

My skin has cleared up in a week! I barely wear make up!

I’ve had this problem for seven years and it’s gone now.

I never post in forums, but I felt the need to! It was magical!

I hope this works for you as it has for me!

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  1. I’m so glad that you found a regimen that worked for you. Thank you for taking the time to post about it and share it with us. I am wondering though is your skin feeling dry? I used Murad products for a while and as I recall the spot serum was pretty strong to be using all over the face. I can’t remember about the Skin Perfecting Lotion. Does that have some moisturizing properties? I’m just wondering also, are you at an age where your acne might have been clearing up on its own anyway? Most people outgrow acne sometime in their late teens or early ’20’s. I don’t mean to be skeptical, because it sounds like a very effective regimen, but I was just curious. I’m one of those "lifers" though — 55 years old and still acne-prone, although it’s been under control for some years now. The Murad acne products didn’t work for me. I tried them in the mid ’90’s. I don’t know if they’ve changed the formulas at all since then but they must work for a lot of people because they’ve been on the market for a long time now. I think it was very resourceful of you to put together a regimen from different companies that worked for you. It’s probably more economical that way than using the whole Acne Complex line.

  2. I definitely could be going through that time, but that’d seem way too coincidental because my skin started clearing up the day after I started this treatment.

    For your skin, though- I wouldn’t use the Murad spot treatment all over your face unless you had tested it out on actual spots first.

    I don’t know if they make their products differently now, but I do know that the spot treatment isn’t an acid- it’s made of sulfur which is a lot less drying than the others- I think it was acid a couple years ago.

    Also, if you find the Aztec Clay TRY IT OUT! That was what really prompted the skin clearing for me.

    Feel free to ask any other questions!

  3. Thanks. I’ve used sulfur based products before and I do think they caused some redness, moreso than dryness. My skin is very clear though using Evan’s Garden Clarity line of products for acne. I use her clay mask — it sure isn’t $3 though, but it has a lot of other stuff in it besides clay, and is for all skin types. Is the Aztec mask for $3 big enough to last for quite a while (many applications)? Clay can be pretty drying though as can some mineral powder make-ups. I used Bare Minerals some years ago. It’s good, but I couldn’t find a good color for myself (had to mix the powders) and I didn’t like the "sparklies" in it (mica I guess). The formula may have changed by now, though, I don’t know. I use Evan’s Garden powder foundation mixed with her foundation cream base for oily/acne skin.

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