I suffered from acne for years. As I got older, it got worse. After trying numerous OTC remedies, at great expense, I started doing research on what the problem could be. Chemicals! SLS/ALS’s trigger acne. Propylene glycol triggers acne. Parabens trigger acne. Mineral oil triggers acne. The list goes on and on. All these chemicals were linked to my bad skin. So, I stopped using everything – shampoo, face/body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, creams, etc. I started over. K.I.S.S. – keep it super simple. Natural is the key with the fewest ingredients possible. There are cosmetics out there that are natural and pigmented with fruit. There are soaps out there that are just made with castille soap. Baking soda for deodorant. Read the labels – you’d be surprised. The stuff is even in our food. Moisturize with an organic oil (yes, you can put natural oil on your face if you have acne). Look into essential oils and adding a few drops. Eliminate everything and then start adding in a few natural things. After I eliminated all the chemicals, my skin cleared. I get a zit here and there (PMS related), but rarely. Read your labels! Note: the cosmetic industry is self-regulated. Even if it says “natural” it may not be. Don’t be fooled – read the ingredients.
In search of home acne remedies, I came across this site but stopped reading after the first few lines. It is not true that ALL forms of acne have their roots in types of foods eaten or eating patterns. Some forms of acne can be mitigated by dietary changes, but most necessitate special cleaning regimens, minimizing contact with allergens, engaging in hormonal therapy or taking antibiotics in the worst case scenarios. I will keep looking until I find a more accurate site.
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I’m 21 now and really only break out during my period. Eating right is key! I totally cut out soda. I drink only water and juice. I’m guaranteed a breakout if I indulge myself in soda. Exercise helps a lot. When I run everyday my face clears up big time. I don’t use hairspray or much product at all in my hair. If u do don’t sleep without washing it out. I do use clearasil when I need it and neutrogena acne prone soap everytime I wash my face. And to moisturize ur face use Vaseline at night. It’s a natural skin protectant so ur face won’t pick up more dirt and bacteria and makes ur skin so soft and gives it a glow. I’m serious. Try it.
Kids who have serious acne can get help from their doctor or a dermatologist (a doctor who treats skin problems). Doctors can prescribe stronger medicine than you can buy at the store. Acne prescriptions can include stronger creams that prevent pimples from forming or antibiotics that decrease swelling (puffiness) and kill bacteria that cause pimples.
i’m 14 years old and has had acne since 6th grade mostly in the cheek and between my eyebrows, where everyone notices mostly. What i have found that works is first wash your hands with antibacterial soap before washing your face. Then use ACNEFREE purifying cleanser. Then go to any store such as publix or walmart and buy clean&clear spot treatment. It works wonnnnders!
Sulfur has been used in treating acne for thousands of years, and in the 1950s, it became available in a foam product designed for direct application to the skin. Can sulfur work on acne? Sulfur dries out the skin, consequently drying out and shrinking pimples. It tends to be gentler than Benzoyl Peroxide treatments, and is less likely to dehydrate the skin, which would result in further irritation.
You have to use it for a good while, like do it everyday for about 2-3 weeks, you will notice a difference. Everyones skin is different though, but ive been using the honey and cinnamon for about a week and it seems to be working. And i have really bad acne. Make sure youre using raw organic honey and good cinnamon, and be consistant with it. Dont skip a day and make sure you keep your face clean throughout the day, like dont touch it. I have deep acne and its getting better with this, but then again everyones skin is different so maybe if it doesnt work in a month or two, try a different method and do the same as this one.
For cases of moderate acne, isotretinoin is not recommended until standard treatment with oral antibiotics has been tried and found to be ineffective. Isotretinoin is, however, recommended as a first-line treatment for severe acne.
Once you feel a zit coming on, like many people have said, use toothpaste, preferably one that has baking soda in it. (you can also mix baking soda and water to make a paste, I like toothpaste just because it has a cooling effect, which makes me feel like its working, but whatever your prefer.) Put a thin layer on before bed, and rinse in the morning with warm water and your cleanser.
Hi I have had acne as a teen and then it worsened in college. I tried proactiv, it worked for a while but at campus we hard water, so I broke out again. if you have hard water it will break your face out no matter what you wash with. THe only thing that has worked 100% for me are these homeopathic tablets called Nature’s cure. They don’t carry them in many stores but u can find their website. they have different ones for males and females which is great becuase my acne use to get reallybad right before that time of the month. even proactiv couldn’t stop that. but with the tablets I never saw a bump. the key is to keep using them. they only cost $10 for a 1 month supply. I hope this helps. Right now I use a regular antibacterial soap, not an acne product. and I use witch hazel as a toner. Good luck!