Hi again! It's been about 2 weeks since I last replied, and I would like to say thank you! I stopped the application of Coral Kavi for the first week (still used the Salicylic acid 15%) and the dryness/peeling went away. This also stopped the whiteheads/cycsts from popping up. The 2nd week I've started using Aqua Kavi with the 30SPF moisturizer, and I am very happy! Although I still have to deal with the breakouts I got from overusing the coral, they're on their way out and the redness has decreased a lot. I guess the most important part is finding a combination of things that work, and thank you for recommending the moisturizer because it's perfect! It goes on nice and easy and doesn't look oily at all! (something I haven't seen in a moisturizer ever) My routine for anyone who looks at this: Aqua Kavi 2x a day 30SPF moisturizer 2x a day Salicylic Acid 15% 1x a week for 90seconds. (has gotten rid of a lot of my scars!) Just thought I would come back to give some praise since it's working nicely.
My skin isn't tight or really inflamed, so it might just be my acne on the rise again instead of a reaction (which is good news to me since at least it doesn't seem that KAVI is irritating it). I really like using the coral kavi since it makes my skin not look greasy the throughout the day. If they go away in a few days, I'll try using Aqua Kavi in the morning and Coral Kavi at night. Does that sound like a good combination? Also, I think I'll go for the kavi spf, too, especially since I'll be going on vacation and in the sun a lot! Would I use it after each cleansing (morning and night)? Thanks for the fast response. This way I'll be able to get it in a few days! Also, my scarring has really lifted, and I'm so excited to keep going.
Cystic Acne + Coral Kavi + Salicylic Acid 15%So I'm going on 3 weeks of using the Salicylic Acid 15% (3rd application on Monday) and have been using Coral KAVI twice a day for about a week and a half since I've read that the combination was a good once as I have oily skin and mild acne (cystic and white heads on my chin + cheeks and blackheads on my nose + forehead). It was working pretty well when I first started it, and I saw it made a few of my open whiteheads disappear completely within a few days. I was really happy, but the problem is that I've started getting cystic acne on my chin and whiteheads/little bumps on my forehead. I just now read that that's supposed to mean I'm drying it out too much, but what about the cystic acne part? I couldn't find that as a side-effect or anything, and it's bothering me a bit since I'm going on vacation on Wednesday. Am I irritating it too much even though my skin is oily? Should I try dropping it to once a day wash with the Coral Kavi? I don't want to stop the Salicylic Acid since I thought it was making an improvement, but I'm just not sure (especially with scarring!). Also, is washing your face once a day okay? It won't leave any stuff on it throughout the night/day? Lastly, I use this moisturizer (not kavi related) and it makes my skin look greasy after I just washed it to get the grease away, so I'm thinking of stopping it. Is there a product that I can put on to protect my face in the sun/moisturize it without looking greasy? Sorry for all the questions, but you all answer so quickly and are really helpful. I appreciate any response.