Hi! I am a nearly 25 year old woman who has suffered with acne since I was at least 14. For about 10 years I’ve been going to dermatologists (who keep telling me that my acne isn’t caused by anything I’m eating or doing to my skin, it’s just “genetic”) to help “manage” my acne, and they have prescribed me all sorts of topical creams and antibiotics–from Azelex and Differin to Tazorac and Benzaclin, Doxycycline to Minocycline, and others that just aren’t worth mentioning. Even with ingesting and applying all of these toxic medications on my skin, I still experience painful, deep cystic acne all over my jaw line, around my mouth, and on my cheeks–things will get better, then worse again, better then worse…and when I feel like it’s finally clearing up for good, I’ll once again develop red inflamed cysts all over my face. I am beyond frustrated to say the least.
On top of all this take vitamin B, vitamin A, zinc, vitamin E and vitamin D, i find they all help clear skin. Especially vitamin D if you live somewhere cloudy and rainy that doesn’t get a lot of sun!
Be gentle with your skin. Use gentle products, such as those that are alcohol-free. Do not use products that irritate your skin, which may include astringents, toners and exfoliants. Dry, red skin makes acne appear worse.
Baking soda can be used effectively in order to treat acne. In order to use baking soda to treat acne, you must mix a heaped tablespoon of baking soda with a sufficient amount of water so as to form a thick paste. Following that, apply it to your skin and leave it there till it begins to harden. Wash it off after that and repeat it several times a week, for best results.
Grade IV: This is the most severe of all acne grades, and individuals with severe acne will exhibit a large number of papules, pustule, nodules, and pus-filled cysts. Severe acne is often observed on varied areas of the body, including the back and chest. This type of acne is the most likely to cause permanent skin damage in the form of scarring and disfiguration if treated improperly.
Antiandrogens such as cyproterone acetate and spironolactone have been used successfully to treat acne, especially in women with signs of excessive androgen production such as increased hairiness or skin production of sebum, or baldness. Spironolactone is an effective treatment for acne in adult women, but unlike combination oral contraceptives, is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for this purpose. The drug is primarily used as an aldosterone antagonist and is thought to be a useful acne treatment due to its ability to block the androgen receptor at higher doses. It may be used with or without an oral contraceptive. Hormonal therapies should not be used to treat acne during pregnancy or lactation as they have been associated with birth disorders such as hypospadias, and feminization of the male fetus or infant. Finasteride is likely an effective treatment for acne.
🙁 i have really big acne bumps all over my cheeks and chin also my forehead and whole face is filled with read pores dat seem to be dead pimples but its very noticable. and it really hurts on the daily..i cant smile or laugh cuz my pores on my cheeks open and start to leak nasty oil w/ blood. i wear bandanas, sunglasses and anything possible to cover my face! i hate it. My acne is extremely bad,big,nasty. ive tried everything-proactive,neutrogena,clearisil, home remedies.. im cursed. its unbelievable! i avoid brightness and like to be in da dark so u kant notice my face. i hate mirrors. my life changed. im no longer da hot popular guy. thankz to acne.HELP MEEEEEEEEEE. IM DEPRESSED MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY!:oops:
Cosmetics: Some cosmetics and skin-care products are pore clogging (“comedogenic”). Of the many available brands of skin-care products, it is important to read the list of ingredients and choose those which have water listed first or second if one is concerned about acne. These “water-based” products are usually best for those with acne.
I agree with stopping the use anything containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). I got canker sores in my mouth repeatedly for a month until I switched to a sensitve toothpaste (pronamel or sensodyne are good and inexpensive) and my canker sores vanished w/in 1 day – the only different ingredient was the absence of SLS. Read up on it and SLS is a strong detergent used in toliet cleaner/bath&kitchen cleaner to make the “foaming” soapy action… Everything has this – shampoo, bottled soaps, toothpaste, and all household cleaners. I started developing cysts and dandruff problems on my head after a while and was shedding a lot of hair, I found some good shampoos – David Babaii’s Wildaid (from ULTA) and Renpure Organics (from Walgreens) – they don’t have SLS and have safer, less harmful ingredients for the environment – my scalp problems vanished w/in 1 week and I haven’t had problems for the last 2 years since I’ve cut SLS out of my life.
Ive tried egg white & didn’t work. Then i tried using honey & oats mask & i believe it only made it worse. My acne is worse & all over my face 🙁 my skin is very oily so ive always had acne but nothing like now. It all worse when i got pregnant my face was horrible & because of that i eben have scars 🙁 idk what to try anymore o feel so imsecure im even embarrassed with my husband my self steem is very low. My son is now 5 months and im still having trouble with acne like a month ago it seemed lime ot was finally clearing up but NO! & now its just really bad again. Can my acne be hormonal? What can i do?
Many people may be put off by the idea of having egg over their face or any other part of their body. However, egg white is a very effective remedy that is popularly used in the treatment of acne. This remedy is recommended for people with oily skin since egg white tends to dry up the face by drawing out the excess oil accumulated in the skin pores.
Methylprednisolone (Medrol, Depo-Medrol, Solu-Medrol) is a medication prescribed to patients to suppress inflammation from a variety of conditions and diseases. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.
Hormonal changes before starting a period or any other problem can be one of the reason for cystic acne. Don’t try to touch, prick or squeeze the pimple as it can spread the acne. Don’t use extremely hot water to wash the pimples as it can worsen the problem. If toothpaste or tea tree oil is working for you then continue using it. If not, then try different remedy from the article as per your convenience. And the most important thing is to make dietary changes. Include fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily food. Avoid junk, oily and fatty foods.
I can’t stress how much thoroughly washing my face has made a difference in the feel of my skin. Normally I would lather the soap on my face and immediately rinse. The surface of my face would get clean, but keep in mind most of the skin on our faces is about seven layers deep. It takes more than a quick rinse to thoroughly cleanse.
Claire, you are so smart! We are into natural cures A LOT in our household. TeaTree oil works the best for my acne. Who ever was having problems with cinnamon, I think you either screwed up with your ratios or you are allergic to cinnamon. You are greatly appreciated for your help!
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Crush up the leaves thoroughly, you can use a blender but a mortar and pestle works quite well if you happen to have one lying around. Rub the juice and crushed leaves on your face and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with cold water.
I have the MOST sensitive skin, and even the expensive stuff doesnt work for me. Made from Earth products are the only ones that work for me, cause they are chemical free and not as expensive as the other ones i have tried
This creative combination has helped many acne sufferers find relief. Mix raw honey with cinnamon to form a paste, then add freshly grated nutmeg. Store the mixture in a closed container and dab on your problem areas as soon as they appear. Leave the mixture on for a few hours for best results.
rubbing alcohol– if you were naughty and popped a zit, use should clean it with rubbing alcohol afterwards.. also using it on a developing monster 3 or 4 times a day can help alot — use sparingly if you have sensitive skin
In the 16th century, the French physician and botanist François Boissier de Sauvages de Lacroix provided one of the earlier descriptions of acne. He used the term “psydracia achne” to describe small, red and hard tubercles that altered a person’s facial appearance during adolescence, and were neither itchy nor painful.
While acne usually affects teenagers and 20somethings the most, anyone of any age can get acne, even babies. Our instinctual response — picking at it, rubbing it and canceling our social engagements — doesn’t help in the least, but fortunately, there are some treatments available that can.
Washing should be done gently and not more than twice or thrice a day, as frequent and strong washes irritate the skin further and this results in increased production of sebum. Pinching or pricking of the pimples also irritates the skin further and may result in scars that are difficult to get rid of.
i have trieedd so many things and im only 12…. when one pimple goes away another comes …. i am going to try the honey with ciniman or the lemon with sugar hmmmm do they really work im so confused but i dont know wht t do:-o:-o:
Orange peel can help improve your skin’s all-over appearance, says Dr. Jaliman. Why? Because like the rest of the fruit, the peel contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that’s essential for skin regeneration. “Grind the peel with water to form a paste and rub onto the skin,” she says. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
I had acne on face but it now gone not because of some medicine or paste…I used to do yoga…kapal bhati…which really works and now face look so nice and charmingB-) really we don’t need any paste or medice if we do this and also drink more water and wash your face with only water or with any facewash….;-)
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Nodules and cysts. These are larger infections of the hair follicles. They extend deeper into the skin, forming firm, deep bumps and swellings. Like pimples, they are caused by increased sebum production and bacterial growth, which cause irritation and redness.