Im 14 and have REALLY bad acne but only on my forehead although i occasionally get pimples on my nose or my chin or under my eye and they are tha worse. They wont go away and I cant pop them because they dont head! So somtimes i will stick a pin ( a clothespin) and stick it in the pimple until it cums out, then i put medicine on it. It hurts really bad but it works, tha only problem is that it leaves bad scars and I dnt kno wat 2 do
Many people swear by alternative acne treatments. But the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says that “all-natural supplements” have not been shown to be effective, and some may even be harmful. For example, the group cites an over-the-counter (OTC) acne supplement that contained more than 200 times the amount of selenium stated on the label. It caused a wide range of toxic reactions. The AAD also states that there is no evidence that any dietary regimen has an effect on acne.
You might not have pegged your hair care as the culprit behind back acne, but certain products contain comedogenic ingredients that can easily clog up your pores. As you wash out shampoo and conditioner, the remnants drip right down your neck and back – and can easily make their way into your pores. Try switching your hair care products and see if it makes a difference in your back breakouts. Avoid shampoos containing sulfates, and always be sure to read the bottle’s list of ingredients.
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
I suffered from TERRIBLE acne for almost 10 years. I finally on my 26th birthday, gave up and saw a dermatologist. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics and said that would help. I was pretty sure there was no chance that I was suffering from a 10 year bacterial infection, so I ditched the pills. Instead I found a website (which I wish I could remember) that suggested zinc deficiencies may be to blame. Immediately I began taking a supplement once a day, with food so I didn’t yack, and saw results in about a week! Now, a year later, I take zinc, vitamins A, E, C, D, and a “super B complex” as well as flax and fish oil (all super cheap at Wal-Mart) and I have almost no breakouts!! I use an over the counter scrub one a day, and once a day I exfoliate VERY, VERY GENTLY with baking soda. I cannot stress the gentle part there!!! Very lightly, over the face once, 30 seconds tops, done! I make sure to get about 15 mins of morning sun, before noon that is, every day. My scars are almost completely healed and I have less than 3 breakouts a month, down from 15-20, and even those are minimal and easily heal!
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.
Even though isotretinoin does not remain in the body after therapy is stopped, improvement is often long-lasting. It is safe to take two or three courses of the drug if unresponsive acne makes a comeback. It is, however, best to wait at least several months and to try other methods before using isotretinoin again.
I just mixed a lil bit of baking soda with warm water and gently massaged into my face and chest for about a min as then rinsed off and I’ll tell ya it does work,really did clear up my complexion (graduallly though.) Its a really good cleanser though,leaves your face soft and unoily plus its natural
Treat yourself to a mask of French Green Clay to remove toxins from the skin every week or two. (Too often can dry out the skin.) Mix equal parts of French Green Clay with water. Massage onto the face. Don’t allow it to completely dry on the face. Rinse off with warm water after 10 minutes or so.
General acne affects around 70 in every 1,000 people. Cystic acne, by contrast, is rare; the CDC has reported only two in every 1,000 people are affected by cystic acne. Sever cystic acne is even rarer. Despite this rarity, it’s still a prevalent issue that can have long-lasting consequences.
Any time you hear a company or web site claiming a “cure” for acne, this is a cause for skepticism. Do not fall for marketing hype, especially online, that a product or treatment program will “cure” your acne. It will not.
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Many people believe that homemade remedies for acne can’t possibly be acne cures. Among many of the so-called medical skin care experts, homemade treatments for acne are thought to be merely old wives’ tales and not scientifically proven. Perhaps this is so – the scientifically proven part, that is. Nonetheless – the reason why those old wives were talking so much and passing along information for generations about how to cure acne, is because they conducted their own ‘scientific’ studies – they experimented, observed the results, and experimented again until they had their own proven methods for curing acne. These holistic acne treatments are still viable today, and can stand up against even the most ‘scientifically advanced’ drug based acne treatments.
Oral Antibiotics: This can be a great option for inflammatory acne, especially in athletes and highly active individuals. Antibiotics are helpful in decreasing inflammation and the over-abundance of bacteria associated with back acne.
For some people, certain foods will cause acne outbreaks. Sugar, fried foods, chocolate, dairy products and wheat products can be an issue for some. Try eliminating some of these foods for a time to see if you notice an improvement, especially anything which makes up a large part of your diet. (Hopefully sugar, fried foods and chocolate do not make up a large part of your diet!)
People may tell you that eating French fries, chocolate, or pizza causes acne. But there is no proven link between diet and acne. Even intense stress does not cause acne, although it can make it worse.
Chamomile helps decrease inflammation from acne. In a blender or coffee grinder, combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with enough water to form a paste, and apply that to acne. Alternately, steep two chamomile tea bags with 1 cup boiled water for 15 minutes. Let the tea cool, then use a cotton ball to dab it on your face after cleansing.