I am a 26 yo female, I have just purchased the Anti Acne System 3 for Oily/Combination skin and Kavi Complex P. I am eagerly awaiting them to come!
I am a little nervous though, after reading through the forum that I may have purchased too strong of a system for my skin. I have fair skin, with red undertones (maybe rosacia? my parents both have it). Currently using OTC acne clearing cleanser with salicylic acid, toner with 2% salicylic acid and moisturizer with spf 15. After I wash my face it will SOMETIMES feel tight and some dryness occurs usually around my mouth. I apply the moisturizer and I find my skin is a oily. If I don't use the mositurizer, my skin will also feel oily, but only after a few hours. Sometimes flaking occurs, but only if I apply a spot treatment a bit too liberally (which is to be expected I guess!)
For quite a few years I was taking Dianne 31 for my acne and it cleared my skin really well, except for a few pimples around my period. I tried to stop taking it a few times, but in the first month of stopping it, my acne would return with a vengeance. I have recently left the country for 6 months, and just before I left, my doctor prescribed me with Seasonale, another birth control pill. I have been taking it for 2 months, but have been so dissapointed with not only whiteheads, but now I also have painful cystic acne, especially on my chin, jaw line, and some acne on my cheeks. I have decided to quit the Seasonale (apparently a side effect is acne), but now to deal with my cystic acne and I am sure more is on the way since I am not longer taking Dianne 31 either.
I have been reading through the forum boards and it seems as thought people who use Coral Kavi have extremely oily skin, whereas mine is sometimes normal, sometimes oily, sometimes dry. Always acne! There has also been mention that it may cause some breakouts along the jawline if it is too dry. I already have some cystic acne on my jaw, as well as little white bumps all over and whiteheads. Do you recommend that I begin the System 3 when it arrives, using the Kavi Coral 2 times per day or is it better to just start once per day in the evening and use a mild over the counter cleanser in the morning? Would it have been better to order the System which contains Aqua? I was considering it, but when I looked in the mirror, I decided to go with System 3 with Kavi Coral. If you do recommend the Aqua system, is it possible to change my order (I don't think it has shipped yet since it is Sunday).
Also, one more thing...I was looking on the site for a way to choose products suitable for me based on answering a set of questions. Would it be possible to incorporate this into the site (ie. going step by step through a set of questions, such as age, type of skin, type of acne, etc., and having a generated list of recommended products)?