Since the age of 14 i have had bad acne (im almost 17). Ive used tons of acne products ranging from Proactive, over the counter drugs and natural methods. Nothing was working until i started taking a pill called Minocycline, but now i have another problem. The acnes going away but i have ugly scars in its place. 🙁 Anyone have any suggestions to remove these scars guickly? Honey doesnt work btw. Please and thank you!
Laser resurfacing involves directing concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This procedure may be used to reduce wrinkles, blemished, or acne scars. There are two types of lasers commonly used in laser resurfacing: carbon dioxide and erbium. Treated areas heal in 10-21 days. Possible complications include milia, hyperpigmentation, and swelling.
Finding out how to cure acne naturally and quickly isn’t all that difficult of a task. The true difficulty is with ACTUALLY getting rid of acne breakouts, as opposed to just talking about how easy it is to do.
Ive had acne since 6th grade ( i am in eight grade now) I am really embarassed with this acne that I just dont want to go anywhere anymore cause I am embarrased . Do any of you guys no quick and easy remedies for acne? 🙁
aight aight, ive had acne since 3rd grade, and like everyone else, ive tried everything. i was playing in a soccer tournament in yucaipa the past weekend and so i was in the sun with my bangs up for about 8 hours…when i came home, the sun had almost completely healed my acne!! it was amazzin, but im kinda stupid so i started pickin at my face and the acne came back …then i tried mixing lemon juice, egg white, and honey and putting it on my face. i sat in the sun for 15 min. and then washed it off, it works really good! then i steamed basil leaves in boiling water for 20 minutes and put it on my face for 10 min…and well it worked supper good..acne [@] i know, but dont give up, ur face will heal(:
Acne scars are one of the most emotionally distressing aspects of cystic acne. Severe acne cases can see individuals left with deep marks and raised scars on the surface of the skin, and sometimes these marks can seem impossible to treat. There are various types of acne scars; they come in many shapes and colors, and may be raised or depressed, known medically as keloid and pitted, respectively. Understanding the type of acne scar your skin exhibits is essential when learning ways to treat and avoid acne scarring.
1. First of all, don’t trust anyone! By this I mean doctors and dermatologists will tell you that diet doesn’t matter, natural remedies for acne don’t work, that it’s just hormones and there’s nothing you can do but take their prescriptions. But, that’s not true!
Common medical treatment for cystic acne like Accutane might work, but it’s been linked to really serious side effects, including birth defects, Crohn’s disease and even suicide. (1) That’s why I always recommend trying your own home remedies for acne first. I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results.
A doctor’s prescription is required to obtain antibiotics. The antibiotics listed on this page were available in New Zealand in April 2014. Other antibiotics or brand names are available on prescription in other countries.
Try washing face and/or body with Dial antibacterial soap. It helped clear my back up and my face too. Also for breakouts on your face, wash am and pm with Dial, apply benzoil peroxide cream to breakouts. After about 15 minutes apply moisturizer that is oil free. Make sure to apply very gently so you don’t rub off the benzoil peroxide, just barely rub in. Dove makes a good moisturizer. I think its oil free. The acne cream drys out your skin which causes it to produce more oil and that leads to more breakouts. This is why you need the moisturizer. If you wear make up during the day, skip acne cream until bedtime. Try not to wear make up too much, it really causes more acne.
My 15 yr old grandson has SEVERE acne since he was 12. It appears to be worse than the ordinary acne. It is not only on his face but his arms, back & chest. What home remedy has the most positive results.
Acne symptoms include the presence of different types of pimples and cysts on the affected area of the skin. A pimple appears when the blocked pore begins to drain, so what is visible is usually the latter stage of acne. Some of the different physical indications of acne are as follows:
In addition to medical treatments, your dermatologist can also help you prevent recurring cases of acne. Keep in mind that any new skin care regimens can take several months before you see significant results. Leaving the cysts alone can also help prevent them from coming back.
Apple cider vinegar is another great cure for cystic acne. Because it’s an astringent, it helps get rid of extra oil to cure acne and ease pain and swelling. It also helps clean the skin and balance the skin’s acid level.
Oral isotretinoin (sold under a variety of different names) is used to treat cystic acne and commonly causes dry lips, skin and sun sensitivity. More seriously, it has been linked to birth defects, liver disease, severe depression and suicidal thoughts. Chinese medicine teaches that cysts and nodules associated with acne come from a build up of “phlegm” and “dampness.” Ice cream, cheese and milk are a direct cause of phlegm production. Sugar creates “dampness,” which lays the foundation for cystic acne to develop.
I appreciate your tips about wearing breathable fabric and bathing quickly after sweating. I’ve never realized that fabric had anything to do with acne, but it makes sense since I get more of it in the winter. As for sweating, I have always wondered if I was making it worse for myself by delaying a shower, so it is good to have an answer finally. Thank you for all of the helpful information!
Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Reapply several times a day, washing face thoroughly after each time. Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry.
While the battle rages on about the link between acne and diet, there have been multiple studies indicating a connection between dairy and acne inflammation. This association has been noted, but dairy is not widely considered to be a causation of acne.
I don’t mean to sound like a commercial, but that apple cider vinegar toner changed my skin. After just a couple weeks my skin was softer, my pores were smaller, my scars were faded, my skin tone was the most even it had ever been, and there wasn’t a pimple to be found on my face. Not to mention the fact that my apple cider vinegar toner was natural, organic and made from one ingredient that I already had in my kitchen cupboard. I tossed all those cleansers, creams and pills in the trash and haven’t looked back.
I wash my face with non-foaming wash in the shower, and once with only water before bed. Once a week I apply AVC to my entire face besides the eye area. It dried out pimples but not the rest of your face.
As for my natural trick- Epsom salts! Two cups in a bath 2-3 times a week helps with chest and back acne- soak in there for at least 20 minutes. For the face, I rub a handful of salt onto damp skin and use as an exfoliator. You can leave it on as a mask. It does not dry skin out as it helps to retain moisture. You can use it up to 2 times a day and in conjunction with other natural products, just figure out what works best for your skin. It’s super cheap and works better than anything I have ever been prescribed by a doctor!
Switch to All Natural Skin Care Products – The discussion of lifestyle adjustments as a holistic acne treatment would not be complete without mentioning the use of all natural skin care products as a critical component of this protocol. The amount of chemical toxins contained in most commercial skin care products and cosmetics is staggering. According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, it is estimated that the average woman applies (between skin care, hair care and cosmetic products) over 500 chemicals to her face every day. Many of these harsh chemicals cause skin sensitivities and for people suffering from acne, these substances can exasperate the condition. For this it is imperative that a proper holistic acne treatment regimen include only the most pure and natural skin care products.
I have been suffering from cystic breakouts and chronic constipation most of my adult life. These issues seem to only have intensified with age. Mind you, I eat an organic, almost-vegetarian diet and am always sure to get my minimum fiber intake. Before ACV, I was lucky if I had a bowel movement every other day and always felt “backed up” and suffered from terrible gas! My face would suddenly erupt in cystic acne lesions that took weeks to heal. After spending literally thousands of dollars on products in an attempt to rid myself of both conditions, I am now able to throw out more than half of the things in my medicine cabinet. I take 2 tbs. ACV morning and night, straight– I don’t even mind the taste. I also apply it topically to my face every morn– seems to brighten my complexion and tone my pores. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to consider dilluting it, as it is pretty strong. My skin has never been better and I am completely “regular” now-I only wish I had tried this sooner and imagine the years of suffering I could have saved myself. If something ails you, try it– it certainly can’t hurt!
I do this every night before I go to bed. but if you want you can space it out a few days. The first time I tried this it left my skin smooth and my acne was already drying up. Oh and the tea mixture I use twice a day after I wash my face with soap. then some sort of moisturizer would not be a bad idea.
Aloe vera gel can be used with other things to fight acne, but it’s a good thing on its own as well. If it’s going to be used on its own, the best is to have a little aloe plant floating around in your house, otherwise a good gel that’s sold in stores may work as well-just do some research on which ones have the least amount of additives. Not only is the aloe soothing, it works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties.
Rubbing tomato slices on scars is found to be effective in reducing the appearance of the marks or scars. This is partially due to the vitamin A and carotenes in tomatoes, which not only provide the red color but are also antioxidant compounds that can heal damaged tissues and promote the healthy re-growth of cells.
Coconut oil, lavender essential oil, honey and gentle exfoliation can also help prevent scars, depending on your skin tone and texture. To naturally heal acne scars you can make a paste of raw honey, lavender essential oil, tea tree oil and frankincense oil. Here is a recipe for a homemade acne scar removal face mask:
Extra virgin coconut oil can be used topically and internally for acne cysts. While applying oil to a pimple may sound counterproductive, this remedy does work well in some cases. Coconut oil can also be used internally. It has antibacterial properties and can heal from the inside out. A typical dose is from 1-3 tablespoons daily. It can be taken plain or added to food.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications, usually containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, and topical prescription medications have much less a role in the treatment of severe cystic acne than they do in milder acne. Topical acne medications like azelaic acid (Finacea, Azelex), dapsone (Aczone), benzoyl peroxide (BPO) combined with clindamycin (BenzaClin, Duac), BPO and erythromycin (Benzamycin), or BPO and adapalene (Epiduo) would generally not be effective until the deeper cystic acne component is under sustained control. Likewise, the clindamycin/tretinoin combinations like Ziana or Veltin may have more utility in maintenance once the worst of the cystic acne is controlled than in gaining initial control of moderate to severe acne. The same applies to topical antibiotics without benzoyl peroxide such as clindamycin (Cleocin, Clindamax). Other topical antibiotics such as mupirocin (Bactroban), bacitracin and topical sulfacetamide/sulfa drugs (Rosanil) have no role in the management of acute cystic acne. Topical retinoids such as tretinoin (Retin-A, Retin-A Micro) and adapalene (Differin) may still be used for any remaining pimples and also for their long-term beneficial effects in scar renovation. Topical tazarotene (Tazorac) may be more effective in the treatment of severe acne but also much more irritating. Topical retinoids should usually be discontinued while oral retinoids are used because of increased skin dryness.
Fish such as codfish, salmon, sardines and halibut are known to contain a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids, which are considered to be helpful in reducing the inflammation that is associated with acne. Health experts recommend that you should bake the fish instead of frying it, as oil can trigger an outbreak of acne.
Possible side effects associated with most herbal remedies for acne include allergic reaction and skin irritation. If you experience inflammation, itching, or burning, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
Recently I connected the breakouts to starting a new vitamin supplement. I stopped the supplement and the breakouts stopped. A similar thing had happened about a year ago and I compared the ingredients of the two supplements (one was Vitamin C and the other was a multi). The only thing they seemed to have in common was silicon dioxide. I checked the supplements I take that don’t seem to bother me (flax oil, magnesium, Vit D, and another brand of Vit C) and none of them have silicon dioxide in them. It’s hard to be sure what exactly it is, but I just wanted people to consider that perhaps their supplements are causing breakouts!
Fruits and vegetables, if you are willing to buy them all raw and do some cooking, are actually some of the cheapest things you can buy! I have a degree in Health Education, and my humble advice would be to just try replacing some of the junk foods you eat with fruits and vegetables. Maybe one meal a day or just a few a week to start. Good luck:)