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Tue May 02, 2006 10:01 pm      Reply with quote
I hate the purdging process when using Dr. H CC ! I have these annoying whiteheads in places i never breakout. I dont feel like going out even to the grocery store because my face is looking pretty bad. Sad Hopefully it will clear up soon!
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Tue May 02, 2006 11:09 pm      Reply with quote
Hang in there! I know what you mean and I feel for you. I wish I has some magical thing to say... Just know that it will go away soon...

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Wed May 03, 2006 12:13 am      Reply with quote
BCgirl.. do you still get purging effects even after long term use?? Is the purging a regular occurence?
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Wed May 03, 2006 12:16 am      Reply with quote
Are you using ACV as well? I find that the ACV toner really helps during purging.
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Wed May 03, 2006 11:42 am      Reply with quote
miranets wrote:
BCgirl.. do you still get purging effects even after long term use?? Is the purging a regular occurence?


Well everytime i stop using Dr. H and use other products and then switch back to Dr. H the purdging process begins again
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BCgirl wrote:
miranets wrote:
BCgirl.. do you still get purging effects even after long term use?? Is the purging a regular occurence?


Well everytime i stop using Dr. H and use other products and then switch back to Dr. H the purdging process begins again


BCgirl- could you provide a timeline on your DHCC usage? (like how long you use it until you start to purge? how long is the period of time that when you keep using it your skin purges? do you see any improvment? if so, how long after you started using the DHCC?)

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Thu May 04, 2006 9:04 am      Reply with quote
so u don't think ur allergic to dr. h's products? how many times has this happened b4?
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Thu May 04, 2006 9:56 am      Reply with quote
I hate 'purging' so much I won't continue with the product if the breakouts continue. I can see my skin trying to get used to a product for a couple of days and some tiny white irritation type pimples pop up and go away within a day but real acne I just can't tolerate and will go onto something else if it continues.
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Thu May 04, 2006 6:56 pm      Reply with quote
Lolli wrote:
I hate 'purging' so much I won't continue with the product if the breakouts continue. I can see my skin trying to get used to a product for a couple of days and some tiny white irritation type pimples pop up and go away within a day but real acne I just can't tolerate and will go onto something else if it continues.


I totally agree.
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Thu May 04, 2006 7:33 pm      Reply with quote
Usually for me, the purdging process lasts for about a week to a week and a half. I get white heads in places i didnt ever have pimples before. I would usually use Dr. H products for about a couple months until it runs out. Im always curious to test out other skincare lines because there are just so many out there, that i can't totally stay true to Dr. H, however, i keep returning back to Dr. Haushchka line. And when ever i do take a break from Dr. H which would be probably around a months time, i come back to Dr. H and the purding process begins again.
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Thu May 04, 2006 9:00 pm      Reply with quote
I'm curious about purging ... I just started a new skin care line about 2 weeks back and my face is feeling much more hydrated and I think it's looking better, however, I am noticing that I think I'm getting more blackheads! Are blackheads part of the purging process too or does it just mean something in one of my creams just really clogging my pores?
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Thu May 04, 2006 11:39 pm      Reply with quote
BCgirl, if I'm understanding you right than I say if I were you I would stick with the DHCC if it works after your 1.5 week skin purge. If you have realized a pattern when you stop and start the stuff stop torturing yourself and stay with DR H. (Does this all make sense?.... basically, don't fix it if it ain't broken, girl.)


Moonstarr- good question. I am thinking the new skin care you are using may be causing your blackheads rather than purging them. Whether the blackheads are a part of the purging process- I don't know. I would think that purging is in the form of whiteheads (closed comedones) that are brought to the surface and eliminated (whether they form into a full zit or not). During purging I wouldn't think that the "gunk" would sit around long enough to become oxidized (which is why a blackhead is dark)- i.e., that the purging would push it out from deep down before it has the opportunity to oxidize. But hey, I'm still learning so maybe not.

Out of curiosity, what are you using and what is your skin type?

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Fri May 05, 2006 9:01 am      Reply with quote
I havent experienced blackheads in my purdging process, only whiteheads. In fact, Dr. H is really good at clearing up blackheads almost immediately.

BCgirl, if I'm understanding you right than I say if I were you I would stick with the DHCC if it works after your 1.5 week skin purge. If you have realized a pattern when you stop and start the stuff stop torturing yourself and stay with DR H. (Does this all make sense?.... basically, don't fix it if it ain't broken, girl.

hehe, yes i am going to stick to Dr. H from now on Very Happy
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Fri May 05, 2006 10:17 pm      Reply with quote
Amnis,

I was worried that maybe my new skincare was the culprit. I would classify my skin as combination ... my cheeks have a tendency to get dry, but my tzone, although not overly oil, does have clogged pores (blackheads) and the odd breakout.

I had a facial where they used Dermalogica products and of course, I had to run out and buy everything I needed. So I started everything pretty much at one.

Right now I am using:

AM:
Shiseido Purifying Cleansing Foam
Shiseido Refining Toner (this is just a sample I'm using up)
Prevage
Dermalogica Sheer Moisture Tint SPF15 mixed with their Solar Defense Booster SPF30
Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Firm Eye & Lip

PM: (all Dermalogica)
Precleanse (this is their cleansing oil ... maybe too much for me?)
Special Cleansing Gel
Microfoliant
Medicated Cleansing Gel (only in Tzone)
Night Bright (only pigmented areas)
Special Clearing Booster (3x week)
Multi Vitamin Power Concentrate (3x week)
Skin Smoothing Cream
Multi Vitamin Power Firm Eye & Lip

Once A Week:
Skin Prep Scrub
MultiVitamin Power Recovery Mask

So what do you think? I'd appreciate any tips. The two products I'm wondering if they might be the culprits are the cleansing oil (but I thought cleansing oils weren't supposed to clog your pores?) and possibly the Multi Vitamin Power Concentrate ... I think this has silicones in it which could be contributing to my clogged pores.
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Sat May 06, 2006 6:10 am      Reply with quote
I've got a tube of DHCC but each time I use it I seem to get pimples developing within the next few days so I stop. Is that purging and I should just stick with it, or is there something in it that's just not agreeing with my skin?
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Mon May 08, 2006 2:48 pm      Reply with quote
^ it must be the purdging process. I know it is frustrating getting pimples when using a new cleanser, but keep using the product. The purdging process is just going deep down to the pores and extracting toxins to the the surface of the skin. After the purdging process is over, your skin should improve. Purdging process can last anywhere between a couple days to a few weeks. Just be patient. My purdging process has lasted about 1.5 - 2 weeks but now my skin is looking great. I am using Dr. Hauschka cleansing milk followed by the cleansing cream and then the toner. The size of my pores have drastically tightened up, and my blackheads are gone.
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Thu May 11, 2006 11:09 am      Reply with quote
BCgirl- good to hear that your skin is looking great!


Moonstarr- perhaps you are drying out your skin with the cleansers you are using. I have oily skin and foaming cleansers even dry out my skin. Does your skin ever feel stripped after cleansing? Do you use two cleansers every night? (I realize only one of them is on your t-zone). I would think that if your t-zone isn't overly oily you should stay away from foaming cleansers...

I don't think the cleansing oil is too much for your skin if you mean in terms of the possibility of using something that may clog pores or be too moisturizing. Cleansing oil can be used on even the oiliest skins.

As for the rest of your regimen, it seems good to me. I have never used Dermalogica myself... what is in the clearing booster? If you are getting blackheads I think you still need something else to help clear them from your pores. I have realized over the years that throwing a bunch of high powered products at my face does not necessarily mean that those products are going to rid my skin of blackheads and de-clog my pores. I hope my use of DHCC and aspirin mask holds true in the long run in clearing my stubborn blackheads and de-clogging my pores. So far I am actually very pleasantly surprised. Very Happy

In any case, with any cleanser you may use I would use "press and pull" action using the palms of your hands and pads of your fingers. Creating a suction will help extract and loosen clogs. DHCC is great for creating such suction.

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Thu May 11, 2006 11:53 am      Reply with quote
amnis,

Thanks for your feedback. I think maybe I will stop using the foaming cleanser and stick with the gel and/or cleansing oil. The Medicated Clearing Gel has Salysitic Acid (I know I spelled that wrong Smile ) which I thought was good for going in and cleaning out your pores. This past week I've tried to keep some of products away from my TZONE area to see if it makes a difference ... I think I'm still seeing some blackheads, but maybe they are still the older ones that haven't come out.

I am going to try your suggestion of the "press and pull" method when I'm cleansing.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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