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Hi! I tried doing a routine of oil cleansing, honey cleansing, and apple cider vinegar toner and my skin started breaking out much worse than before, I waited a bit to see if this reaction would go away but eventually resorted to going to a dermatologist and getting prescribed medication. My acne is much better now but I don’t want to take medication anymore. Do you think maybe I just needed to give my routine a longer chance to work (maybe I was detoxing?)? Or maybe these natural remedies just don’t work for me? (I hope that’s not the case!)
-Start taking vitamins. Vitamins contain the most needed nutrients the adult body needs. Eat dark chocolate (in moderation) or drink green/black tea. These have a decent amount of antioxidants. You want antioxidants because the more oxygen flow in your blood the better your skin will be! (Resulting in less redness and improved skin tone.)
Fibre Rich Foods: Fruits, Vegetables, seeds, oatmeal, seeds that are rich in fibre cleanse the colon and encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut both of these can help to get rid of cystic acne.
One of my doctor friends said that my acne probably didn’t clear up from the above mentioned treatments, but that it was that I started to drink a whole lot more water and green tea. I don’t think it was one or the other, I think it was a combination of both.
A variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, lifestyle factors such as stress and diet can cause cystic acne. When comedones become clogged and infected, the inflammation can lead to papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. Cystic acne sees painful, deep lesions developing under the skin, which can result in permanent scars.
Spot treat acne with a benzoyl peroxide gel. This gel can be bought from grocery stores, pharmacies, and beauty stores. Apply a dot of the gel on a pimple and pat it in with a clean finger. Look for products with 3% or less of benzoyl peroxide to avoid irritating your skin.
@ #57: I don’t think anyone should wash their face more than 2 times a day, washing your face too many times is not a good idea!!! I tried it believe me, it just aggravates skin making more pimples appear>-(>-(!!
Neem oil should be diluted with water or a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or olive oil, before application. Neem oil soap is a great way to try the herb. Look for it at your local natural health store. Be forewarned that neem oil has a strong odor that many people find unpleasant.
Isotretinoin is a very effective treatment, but it has significant side effects and is dangerous to an unborn child. It is usually taken at a dosage of 1 milligram (mg) for every kilogram of body weight once daily for 16 to 20 weeks.
By now you know that sipping on green tea can do your body good. But, as it turns out, applying the antioxidant-rich tea topically may help keep your skin clear by inhibiting the activity of your skin’s oil-producing cells, says Wu. “Cold green tea compresses can help reduce inflammation and oil production as well as calm breakouts,” she says. Your acne treatment plan of action: Dip a thin washcloth in chilled green tea, wring it out, press it gently on the affected areas for 1-2 minutes, and repeat 4-5 times per session. Do it a few nights a week, or nightly, if you have time.
Moderation and regularity are good things, but not everyone can sleep eight hours, eat three good meals, and drink plenty of water a day. One can, however, still control acne despite one’s frantic and unpredictable routine. Probably the most useful lifestyle changes one can make is to never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean one is, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer. People often refer to redness as “scarring,” but fortunately, it usually isn’t permanent. It’s just a mark that takes months to fade if left entirely alone.