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Hi there,

 

I started using Kavi Coral a couple of weeks back to treat my adult acne and have been really pleased with the results. My skin really cleared up within a few days.

 

So, I decided to order the full acne treatment system and started using some of the other products from yesterday.

 

I used the microderm exfoliator in the am while taking a bath (in Epson salts). Then, I used Kavi Coral, Kavi Toner and the Hyaluronic Acid 95 and a little of the Sulphur suspension on a couple of spots.

 

In the pm I used Kavi coral again, the toner and the Hyaluronic acid again.

 

By this time, a couple of large, tender cystic-acne-like bumps had swelled up around my lower jaw.

 

I was wondering if you had any idea what might have caused it. Do you think it could be the toner?

 

Today I've just gone back to using the Coral and a little of the Hyaluronic Acid and will see how it goes.

 

I guess I might just have to experiment a little and see what works for me. I don't want to try using the Salicylic acid peel until my skin totally clears up again.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Hi,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I've only used coral and toner for one day together (saturday). For a week before that I had been using just the coral soap with good results.

 

Before using the the coral and toner, I also used the microderm exfoliator while taking a bath.

 

I used Batherapy Epsom Salts in the bath (ingredients: Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Sulfur, Potassium Iodide, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex).

 

This can be quite drying. Am I right in thinking the bath salts would be alkaline?

 

I'm thinking that using the kavi exfoliator (containing gycolic acid right?) while taking the bath, and then using the coral soap and toner soon afterward might have been too much for my skin. I remember the toner did sting a bit when I first applied it.

 

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Some bath salts are mildly alkaline (between pH 8 and 9) and others are mildly acidic (between pH 5 and 7). Check with the manufacturer of your brand to determine its pH. If it's alkaline, we would recommend finding a brand that's acidic: it's better for your skin and works more in concert with KAVI products.

 

Using the bath salts together with the Microderm Exfoliator, Toner, and Coral KAVI as a cleansing regimen does sound like too much, yes. It might be better to break them into two separate routines to be applied at different times. Combining the bath salts with the Microderm Exfoliator as one routine, and Coral KAVI and the Toner as another can be easier on your skin and help avoid drying it out.

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Thank you.

 

I have quite a few white heads that have broken out now. Do you think this is due to my skin being overwhelmed? Do you think my skin should recover given time. Would bit be worth reducing the use of Coral to once a day and/or trying Aqua?

 

It's very frustrating. My skin was virtually perfect for a week or so though use of Coral alone but I seemed to have messed up the balance now.

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Whiteheads are the more typical reaction to dried out skin (compared to cysts). It would be best to reduce use of Coral KAVI to once a day and eliminate any other astringents or antiseborrheics from your regimen for the next 7 to 10 days until your skin recovers. During this time (and beyond), be sure to hydrate your skin with Hyaluronic Acid 95 (applied first) and SPF 30 (wait 3 to 5 minutes after HA95 before applying), twice per day. Both of these moisturizers should have come in your anti-acne system.

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