Acne tends to start at puberty, and most people experience it during this time before it resolves itself in the late teens or early 20s. For some people, however, it can persist into their late 20s and even 30s.
For anybody who has had MORE skin issues after trying the baking soda, baking soda exfoliates, which will draw out any impurities under the skin, so if you have more acne for a bit it is not a reaction… it is everything being eliminated through your skin… kind of like a healing crisis that will improve after a bit. You can lessen the frequency of using the baking soda (as a mask, scrub, etc.) to help ease the unpleasant symptoms, but don’t give up… just take it slower as the increased symptoms will improve as you clean out your pores :).
Oh, and don’t bother taking any gimmick probiotic supplements such as Yakult. These worthless products are full of processed milk and sugar (both of which are bad for anyone with cystic acne) so avoid them like the plague!
Flaxseed is known to possess a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids as well as fibre. The presence of omega 3 fats in flaxseed is helpful in reducing the inflammation that is with the development of acne. Flaxseeds must be consumed on a regular basis by those who tend to develop acne on their skin.
I would use natural, but I don’t recomend doing the cinnomon and honey mask- I just did it and my face felt like it was burning when I washed it off- I looked in the mirror and my entire face was red, swollen and puffy! A huge rash and a horrible thanksgiving week is sure to come. DO NOT USE THAT MASK!!
-oatmeal and PLAIN yogert/honey-yogert and honey-one or the other can be used, mix togther and form a paste, apply to face and let sit for 15 min, it soaks up excess oil and kills bacteria, improvments 5 days, do this 3 times a week
Mix into a fine gloopy paste, spread over face, leave it on for half an hour, gently rub/wash off, then moisturise. I do this daily. lemon juice is fading my old scars and discolouration, the honey soothes my dry bits and fights bacteria and the sandalwood exfoliates and tones as it’s astringent (and I really like the smell, if you don’t like it I think rose water would be a good substitute!)
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Hi, I’m 16 and i have been trying to eat healthily and i have been taking care of my facial hygiene for a few months now and i definitely see results. I have been on a no sugar diet, completely avoided all oily foods, cut out most dairy, all white flour, and all processed foods. I wash my face twice a day (with all natural facial cleanser) and apply cleansing face packs every night (usually turmeric based). But I still get that one annoyingly large pimple once in a while. They take a long time to go away, is there anything else i can do to prevent this cystic acne. Also among the list above which work the best, i don’t have especially sensitive skin.
I’m sorry to hear this Zoe, but LISTEN EVERYONE WHO IS READING THIS. I have made a discovery on how to get rid of acne! You gotta use dish-washing soap. You know the soap that you use to wash your dishes, they really do break down the grease on the dishes and your face! Side-affects may include itching. Try it, it ABSOLUTELY WORKS!
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