After having acne for many years, I have tried nearly every possible remedy and treatment. I even, hate to say it, tried prescription treatments. But, the funny thing is, after trying everything, I found the natural remedies for acne have worked the best! Seriously!
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hey im 13 and ive had acne since i was in 6th grade and last year i got proactiv and it really does work..i mean it doesnt work for everybody but it reallly works for me=] hope yall try it because i believe you will feel a big difference on your skin.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Women’s Health found that acne affects nearly half of all women ages 21 to 30, a quarter of women ages 31 to 40, and 12% of women ages 41 to 50. No matter how old we are, pimples usually form in the same time-honored way: Pores—which contain oil glands—become blocked, letting dirt, bacteria, and cells build up and form a plug.
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Coconut oil is a savior. It clears the pores and keeps the moisture in the skin intact (7). It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that eliminate the bacteria causing the cystic acne (8).
Hydrocortizone also helps lessen the redness of pimples. I have used Proactiv, as well as every other treatment under the sun, and I really believe it’s terrible for your skin. It WILL bleach your skin. It has bleach in it. A good toner- Witch Hazel. It’s about $2.00 in stores. Don’t bother paying SO MUCH MONEY on products. Otherwise, you may do much more damage than help. Don’t risk it, and don’t be manipulated. Take the natural approach. Also, the choice of makeup is vital. I know MAC is incredible. However, organic makeup does wonders for the skin. And it’s cheaper. Neutrogena works very well, but try organic.
Caffeine and chocolate: Many experts like to say that there is no link between caffeine and chocolate consumption and breakouts. However, there is no doubt that caffeine consumption has a direct impact on your hormonal balance. In particular, caffeine overdose can raise the stress hormone known as cortisol. By reducing or eliminating various sources of caffeine like coffee, tea and chocolate, you can help to keep your hormones in better balance and clear up your cystic acne.
Apple cider vinegar is known to play the role of an anti-bacterial agent that helps in getting rid of the bacteria. These bacteria normally cause an outbreak of acne. It is also considered to be beneficial in balancing the pH levels of the skin. It also helps in absorbing the excess oil that is present on the surface of the skin. In order to use apple cider vinegar to treat acne, it is important that you dilute the apple cider vinegar by adding one part of it to four parts of water. Use a cotton ball in order to apply this diluted solution to your skin. Following that, wash it off your skin after around fifteen to twenty minutes. If your skin is not sensitive, you could also leave it on overnight.
Wash your face every morning and night, but when you do it at night, wait for your face to dry, then use a cotton pad and wipe your face with alcohol. After you wash your face in the morning, use a face lotion, and absolutely do not poke at your face unless it is to remove blackheads.
Why do you get a pimple? When the pores on your skin get clogged with dead skin cells, oil or dust, pimples are formed. Bacteria also can get into the pores and cause the skin to swell and become red.
One of the main causes of acne on back and chest is from working out. Tight gym clothes trap sweat and oil close to the skin, which can clog pores and hair follicles and cause back acne breakouts. Change out of your sweaty gym clothes as soon as possible and hit the shower. Use a body wash with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to reduce breakouts and kill bacteria.
Drink plenty of water: Our body gets dehydrated very quickly. Water is one of the important things our body organs require to function properly and it also helps in maintaining the skin soft and supple. Without enough water, our skin gets very dry and we use a heavy duty moisturize to maintain it supple. But moisturizers can clog the pores, so it is important to drink plenty of water.
If you are prescribed antibiotics for acne, discuss these concerns with your doctor. Make sure your acne treatment is reviewed regularly. It’s best to limit a course of antibiotics to 3 months, if possible. Apply topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a topical retinoid to areas affected by acne while on antibiotics and after they have been stopped. Find out if other, non-antibiotic treatment might be suitable for you.
Patients who are treated with isotretinoin will need to be enrolled in the iPLEDGE (http://www.ipledgeprogram.com) program as will the physician prescriber and the pharmacy provider. This requires monthly visits and laboratory work. Females of childbearing potential must be on some form of birth control and have negative pregnancy tests during the course of therapy because isotretinoin can damage exposed fetuses. There are a variety of other potential side effects produced by the drug. Isotretinoin, however, when used in appropriate patients, is a unique drug in that it offers a safe and effective “cure” for a noninfectious disease.