Secret to My Pimple Free Skin

by Sweta J on November 9, 2010 · 44 comments

A few months back I had posted a query on my abrupt skin breakouts on ask IMBB. a lot of members suggested me 2 refer 2 a doc. So I did pick up an appointment. Thanks once again for all the help

Thankfully there was no internal,hormonal or any other medical complications. My doctor just asked me 2 take care f my diet, drink lots of water & excercise. He also prescribed me a few medicines for a course of 3 months. But let me tell you I  can see a major difference. Best of all I got back my pimple free skin. Although I hate to be on medication, this has surely helped me tremendously. Here is a list of all that i have bn doing along with the products that I use to get me a pimple & blemish free skin.

Skin Care

Skin Care

Morning:
I have stopped using soap on my skin (both face & body). I wash my face thoroughly with normal tap water. Massage my face (on altrenate days) with the a mixture of tomato & cucumber juice or apply a paste of chandan powder mixed with rose water.
After bath I spray rose water, Lotus Matte Sunscreen Gel with SPF 50. I then apply Clindac A

About Clindac A
Its a Clindamycin Phosphate Gel with 1% w/w. I have to put a thin layer on the affected area.
***Am not going too much in to details of all the medicines; as this is a prescribed medicated ointment & should be strictly used under expert medical supervision

Clindac A

Clindac A

Have been asked to be off makeup till the time am on medication, but iIstill cannot resist applying Kajal & Lip gloss
And am ready to go out.

Evening:
After I return from office, I cleanse my face thoroghly with Cetaphil cleanser. Wash my Face with Salicylic Acid Foaming Face Wash “Saslic” 1%

About Saslic
I can reccomend this face wash for people who have oily skin. It makes the skin clean & soft. Removes oil & grime & gives a subtle glow to the face. Am in love with this face wash. has done wonders to my skin.

saslic

saslic

I then use lacto calamine.
Ever since winter has set in, my skin around the eyes & mouth become dry. For that reason I use generous amounts of Boroline. Next morning all the flakiness vanishes
I also apply Aroma Magic Under Eye Gel (again a reccomendation by IMBB).

Night:
Before hitting bed, I wash my face with plain water. Spray Rose water & apply Adaferin Gel 0.1%. Apply Eye Gel & boroline.

About Adaferin Gel
This is a retinoid based cream strictly to be used at night. It has also helped me to get rid of my pimple marks. Again, please do not use this without medical supervision.

Adaferin Gel

Adaferin Gel

The medicines have made my skin a bit dry, also becuase winter has slowly set in. But this routine has helped me get a glowing pimple free skin. I do get comments on the improvement of my skin & its just makes me so happy.

All the medicines do not show any long term side affects, Yes they do tend to make skin flaky & dry. But using the correct moisturiser has helped me keep those at bay.

Am definitely going to keep up with the routine till my next appointment with the doctor.
Till then eat healthy, drink water, excercise & be positive.

I so wanted to share with you all my side table goodies , Specially my soft toyzzz….those are just a few….

Side Table goodies

Side Table goodies

Am going too soon post my makeup haul.

Hope you guys like this- my 1st attempt

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Meenal November 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

Aww that last pic is sooo cute!! Really Nice article..I too had a bad prolonged case of acne when i was 20. I used a ton of medication incl. these but nothing helped. i finally stopped when the doctor tried to start me on oral retinoids. I am glad these are working out for you…. :-) :-) It was the worst year of my life!!

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

thnks meenal :-)
i knw wat acne dz 2 d skin…m happy nw tht it helped me.

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monika November 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I am glad your problem is getting resolved…I too have super oily skin …guess some of the products that u have mentioned may help.

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Smita T November 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Hi Sweta,
Great that these products worked out. I have oily and (kind of) acne prone skin too.. its not severe, i’ve never thought of visiting a doctor, but if it gets severe i will definitely listen to people and go to a doc

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Priya November 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Hey Sweta…glad to hear about your clear pimple free face…visiting a doc def helps and cetaphil is my HG which i hv been using for my 2 years and i can see a vast difference !!! and mine is what you will call an adult acne…never had one when i was a teen :-P

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Cetaphil works wonders…& i guess it suits all irrespective f d age. altho i just began trusting it half a yr bak :razzmad:

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Jaish November 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Hi.. I too am using cetaphil for quite some time and it works wonders on the skin.
I have a combination skin and use neutrogena moisturizer. Do you use lacto calamine as a moisturizer. Is it true that calamine lotion tans the skin when we go out in the sun?

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

yes i use it as a moisturizes..bt only in d evenings…wen i go out i prefer my lotus matte sunscreen gel.
i do not knw abt this tanning thing…bt i hv bn using it 4 quite sm time nw..i dont c any darkening effect on me though :-|
frankly no other moisturizer hs helpd me b4.

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gayathri November 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

wow! sweta good post, and informative too. i have recently developed orange peel skin in the t zone, will the face wash from cipla help ??

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

i do not knw whthr it wud help u with tht…this face wash is for “to be used for treatment and prevention of acne as a part of the daily cleansing routine” (mentioned on the label of the bottle)

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Debasree November 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Hi Sweta! Good that your pimples are gone now.I would suggest not to stop following the process other than the medications.CTM is the basic skin care need that everyone should follow.BTW waiting for your makeup haul… :-)

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm

yes i knw debashree..i strictly follow CTM evn wid my medication..
yay me 2..want 2 show off all tht i learnd & bought on IMBB recco!!! :yes:

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Tina November 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

cetaphil cleanser is the best. I am also using this cleanser for oily skin from more than 6 months as my doctor also recommended this to me. No other face cleanser can replace cetaphil……….tooo good

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Rati November 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Congratulations for clear skin, Sweta. :)) I also use boroline in winters. it’s like my magical cream. Any skin problems and I run for boroline. But mine comes in a tube. :( i didn’t know it comes in jar as well.

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Thanks rati for posting this..love u :-* :-*
my mum bougth this & v both were so excited 2 c d packaging as compared to the fugly green tube…v ended up smearing d product on our lips as sn as it ws uncapped :rotfl: :jump: ..its d same..bt mch better 2 display & store :yes:

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Rati November 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Oh god!! I am still using that fugly green tube. :P :P :P

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Sumi November 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm

hi swetha its a good article.even i have use both the ointments long ago .it really cures pimples. but BEWARE LADIES IF YOU ARE AN EXPECTING OR A NURSING MOM .DONT EVER USE THESE DURING THIS PERIOD.my gynaec advised me so.yes tina u r rtrue cetaphil for oily skin is too gtood. its non comedogenic and really does wonders.
by thw way last picture was so cute.

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

@monika & smita- i strictly suggest b4 using any f d medicines do consult a doc…

Sumi z ryt it shudnt b used if u r pregnant or preparing to b..infact ur doc wud b d best 2 advice u on any prescribed medicines

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

rati hw do i change my avtar ?:-) :teeth: …its sch a wierd profile pic :ghost:

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Rati November 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Goo to gravatar.com and change your avatar there. Just use the same email id you sue here. :)

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ansh November 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm

very informative post shweta :yes: :yes: . i have super sensitive n comb skin. is d salylic face was u mentioned easily available in medical stores? n how is the fab india rose water? is it alcohol free? coz dabur gulabari too irritates my skin. i use cetaphil too :)

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

thnks ansh…yes it z easily available in medical stores
thr z a review done on fab india rose water here…u cud chek tht…its suits my skin alot & keeps d freshness.its alcohol free :yes:
i knw cetaphil z a boon 4 oily skin :clap:

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Rentu November 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

hey lovely post, i am so looking forward to something which can take care of my blemishes :-)

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rids November 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

yups yups yups i totally swear by SOME OF THE PRODUCTS… i have sensitive oily skin which breaks out easily … me too use clindamycin phosphate gel , LACTOCALAMINE LOTION IS LIFE SAVER . . . hehehehe … CETAPHIL CLEANSER IS ALSO A MUST and yups rose water …
VERY GOOD ARTICLE SWETA . . . very informative :) :) :)

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Lavanya Narayanan November 9, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I agree with the saslic cleanser. It is salicylic acid in a cleansing foam form and it is really really effective :yes: . I have been using the 1% saslic and recently switched over to 2%. :-)

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm

isnt 2% saslic very drying??

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Lavanya Narayanan November 10, 2010 at 11:39 am

I don find it to be that drying . Maybe because , first massage my face well with a mixture of Olive and Almond oil, leave it on for some 45 mins to an hour and wash off with Saslic… Finally pat dry and apply my night cream. I think that is why I don feel tht tautness

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Veda November 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Heard a lot abt Cetaphil…will try it out this summer…btw after using Cetaphil y u again using face wash??

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Veda- i use d cleanser 2 remove dirt, makeup tht stick 2 my oily face & the face wash to wash off excess oil..infact d combination f d 2 has shown a better result for me i feel.

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KC November 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Hi Sweta..where are u from?? if bombay can you tell me which doctor did you go to..even i am facing acne problem lately..and the blemsihes are not going .. and also which face wash is better cetaphil or saslic ?? i am planning to buy cetaphil..will it help in reducing pimples??

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Sweta November 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

sorry i cn only suggest u 4 kolkata…u shud consult a dr..both wudnt help in reducing blemishes…cetaphil z gud 4 oily skin..bt agn it depends 4m persn 2 persn

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Sweta November 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm

will post it :-))

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Mitra November 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

Nice post :-) i use the Saslic DS one !! and mr derm told me NOT to use Lactocalamine cause it has high preservatives…she instead gave me a similar Calamine Lotion..its called “Caloe”.It comes in a tube and is a lotion…good to carry it everywhere. :yes:

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Sweta November 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm

wil try it 1ce my LC gets over. thnks :-)

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sree November 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

hey can you suggest a doc in kolkata?i too use the 1% saslic facewash but a recent trip to gurgaon seems to have alleviate my acne and its hideous now!!it seems i can never be acne free!!:( :(

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Sweta November 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

d one i refer z 4m Apollo. u cud try gettng an appointmnt 4m any 1 f d skin specialists thr. Thts wat i had done whn i ws on a routine chekup.

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Mitra November 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Hey Sree, I’m from Hyd …sowie i’m of no use now :-( Sweta can suggest you i guess.

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shreya July 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm

i need help..i hav upper lip pigmentation..help me if der r any products for it..i hav consulted dermo wit no vissible changes..im js a way 2 fed up..:(

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Nishu August 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Where can i find chandan powder?

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vami February 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

hey shweta… i have so many pimples in my cheeks, and its too frustrating!! soon, i’ll be getting engaged and these pimples are not going, i tried many ayurvedic things bt they were not that much worthful or effective. Recently a frnd recommend me to use saslic facewash. I want to know whether this can solve my problem. :|

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Parna May 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Hi Shweta,

It is really great that you have such nice blemish free skin once again. i have used lacto Calamine and Boroline and i got the same results as you. Also I feel the face wash you used i.e. Saslic, I had taken a little from one of my friends and used it. And ya i tried Adaferin gel too on the same friend’s recommendation. Did feel the same as you. Instead of Clindac I’ve used Cleargel which are both same in terms of their components. The only thing i have not tried yet is the Cetaphil cleanser and the Lotus Matte Sunscreen Gel with SPF 50. Cetaphil will be fine I am sure but about the Sunscreen Gel please give me your review because I feel you too have combination/sensitive skin like me. I am heavily dependent on your review as I ll buy it only if you recommend it. One more thing is that will you be continuing this routine for a long time or when do you insist to stop? Please tell me….Lots of Love.. :)

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Sneha December 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

hey wer did you find tht saslic cleanser????????

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Radhika April 16, 2013 at 12:12 am

I too was prescribed citaphil for cleansing d face.. ,clindac n adaferin for the acne.. and for my skin too it has worked wonders.. for moiturisation my doc prescribed “emolene cream”.. its water based n dere r no chances of gettin breakout from the moituriser.. for washing the face I use “FASH” facewash as prescribed by mah doc.. all dese worked wonders… bt yes.. a healthy diet shud b followed , drink 2 ltrs of water daily.. n keep stress at bay.. coz believe u me, stress does trigger acne instantly.. b happy from inside..feel good abt urself.. n c d glow..

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