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Cystic Acne + Coral Kavi + Salicylic Acid 15%


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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.

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In rare cases, your skin may react to dryness not only with whiteheads but also with cysts. This type of reaction, however, is more common with stronger antiseborrheics like BP. Does your skin feel dry, tight, and/or inflamed? If not, the cysts may be unrelated, but it would be a good idea to reduce usage of Coral KAVI to once per day in the meanwhile in case your skin is overwhelmed. If you find that the cysts disappear, you may wish to introduce a milder cleanser into your routine, such as Aqua KAVI or DermaWash. Either can be used as a complement to Coral KAVI or a replacement, depending on what's best for your skin.

 

As for a non-greasy SPF moisturizer, you should look into KAVI SPF30. It is a very popular sunblock with those who have problem pores: it's water-based yet very capable as a moisturizer too.

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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.

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You can use either Aqua or Coral in the mornings or evenings. Try both to see which gives you better control over the oil. But if you're producing so much sebum such that the oil on your skin becomes bothersome a few hours into the day, it doesn't sound like you have a dryness issue.

 

KAVI SPF30 can be used right after cleansing, mornings and evenings.

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You can use either Aqua or Coral in the mornings or evenings. Try both to see which gives you better control over the oil. But if you're producing so much sebum such that the oil on your skin becomes bothersome a few hours into the day, it doesn't sound like you have a dryness issue.

 

KAVI SPF30 can be used right after cleansing, mornings and evenings.

 

I actually have the same problem as the problems listed above so I decided to reply directly to your post! I also have very oily skin and have been using the Kavi Coral twice a day and the Saliclylic Acid 8% once a week. I have been using this for about a month now and am really seeing little results. I have small bumps ( probably around 50 per cheek) that are on my face and have been desperately searching for cures for years. After starting this routine I noticed them the tiny bumps appearing on my forehead as well and got cystic acne on my chin, which I rarely do.

 

I do love your products though, my skin feels better and the little bumps on the cheek are slowly going away. I want this to work and I was curious if there is something I can do to make this work better for me. I just don't know if I should be seeing more results, what the other breakouts are all about, and how long I should use this product before coming to the conclusion that it may not work for me. To clarify, my skin never feels tight or dry, but is very oily. I did try using the coral 3 times a day for a couple days, but that caused more breakouts so I stopped. I'm worried if I go to a milder soap it will not help with the oiliness. I am see visible oil on my face within 4 hours after using the coral soap.

 

Help!

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For cases such as yours (oily skin, Coral KAVI up to thrice daily, no dryness but increased breakouts), rotating in a different sulfur application can be the solution. For instance, instead of cleansing three times daily with Coral KAVI, consider (1) reducing the application to once or twice daily and (2) introducing the Organic Sulfur Suspension as a once or twice daily application. Between the two, limit total applications to a maximum of three in a given 24-hour period. This specific combination has worked for others who share the same case parameters and symptoms you describe. Hopefully this approach will enable you to make some progress against the breakouts.

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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. :)

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