While the root causes of zits are basically the same in both places, the skin on your face is very different from the skin on your back, which has its upsides and downsides. The skin on the face has more blood supply, Meinhardt says, which helps acne heal faster and reduces scarring. But the skin on the back is much thicker than the skin on the face (specifically the second layer, called the dermis). That means that the back is more resilient, and can handle stronger treatments, scrubs, and exfoliants that would be considered too harsh for the face.
Wearing sunscreen daily will help to protect your complexion against harmful UV rays that make scars darker. Or you can try a product with vitamin C to help even out discoloration from post-breakout scars.
Juta/ShutterstockIsolaz is an in-office treatment done weekly or bi-monthly. “It combines suction, to empty blocked pores, with intense pulsed light, to kill P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne,” explains Kenneth Howe, board certified dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology. The procedure offers the bacteria-killing effects of an antibiotic (but without the potential side effects of oral medications) and is highly effective against all types of acne, from blackheads to inflamed cysts. Good news: Patients usually see their acne start to clear after three treatments. Bad news: This treatment isn’t covered by insurance.
“Cortisone injections help treat painful acne flareups and are good for getting rid of it quickly. However, they should not be administered regularly,” cautions Dr. Bank. “Cortisone shots contain an antiinflammatory steroid medication called triamcinolone, which helps reduce the swelling of a glaring pimple or cyst, normally within 24 to 48 hours.”
This remedy works best when it is used for single cystic acne nodules, not clusters. You can still apply ice to a clustered area, but you will need plenty of patience and time to ensure that each cyst has properly had contact with the ice.
Light treatments: Recent years have brought reports of success in treating acne using special lights and similar devices, alone or in conjunction with photosensitizing dyes. It appears that these treatments are safe and can be effective, but it is not clear that their success is lasting. At this point, laser treatment of acne is best thought of as an adjunct to conventional therapy, rather than as a substitute.
My granddaughter is soon to be 14 and autistic. This means, trying to leave something on for more than a minute, if that long, is almost impossible 🙁 She does have a few pimples but her worst problem is white heads! Her face and shoulders and back feel like someone covered her with sand! Which of these, or what other suggestion would anyone make for us to use on her.
hey im 12 and i allready have acne… whch i thought was early… and i have this really special event coming up 😉 ive been grounded for likee 3 months (lol ikr) and im breaking out like allot and i want to get my skin clear before this friday cuz im gonna get to see my boyfriend again 😀 so i wanted to clear my skin up quick!!! lol just incase i get lucky lol so i used the asprin trick and the ice cube trick yesterday now its like almost completly gone lol!!!
One final important step in getting rid of acne is SELF LOVE! I had to do a lot of emotional house cleaning during the process of basically changing my lifestyle. Love yourself! Every single inch! Inside and Out. Only then can true healing begin!
Best is apple cider vinegar dilute it put it on our skin for acne put in hair for no dandruff and epic softness and drink to clean your body of every thing its nasty but dilute and put meo water flavor and its not bad and put it on cuts and poison ivy….. Its aswome and pretty cheap but hast to be Braggs apple cider vinegar
LADIES!!..believe me when i say i’ve been suffering with acne for a long time and i still am>-( …but i can suggest these 4steps to you.. it works for me when i stick to them but im just too lazy to actually do these things every single day ..but trust me it works once you make it a daily routine for your ance….alright here we go….;-)
can u please suggest a test i might take to see if im also not going through any allergy of this sort because i ve also consumed many antibiotics since i was a child.I live in Pakistan where doctors just misguide u.