|acne problemsPage 4 of 4 (1, 2, 3, 4)|
|Hormonal imbalance, stress , foods..all contribute to acne.|
A low dose birth control pill cleared many a face back in the day..now its all about topical..it seems.
Some remedies that I have found helpful.vvvv
Cheap drying mask..Milk of Magnesia >As effective as a clay mask IMO.
Apply to oily spots, let dry and wipe with a wet cloth.
Organic Aloe Vera gel mixed with a few drops of essential grapefruit, lemon or orange oil to clean the face for oily skin.
Keep out of eyes.
Aloe and lavender oil for dry skin.
Coconut oil is great to remove deep dirt and make up of any skin type.
Tea tree is good to dry up an occasional zit but your skin may peel so I only apply to the bump with a Q tip.
During an outbreak..stay away from sugar as bacteria feed on it.
Always clean your face before a work out or sweat.
You pores open and the ick gets in.
As said before..... stop touching your face..
Unfortunately some of the the big cystic bumps that you can feel move under your fingers that are deep often require being taken out by a doctor.
Young acne is almost always hormonal in origin..Adult can be hormones or stress.
Posted: 1/11/2011 10:47:06 AM
Posted: 1/24/2011 8:25:34 PM
|I suffered from cystic starting around age 36, nothing, I repeat nothing would help these terrible, painful bumps that would last for weeks and weeks. I went to the dermatologists who suggested Retin A at the beginning. That caused horrible dryness and flaking and for me did not seem to be clearing the problem up quickly enough. These cysts were unsightly and painful, they cause aweful scaring as well.|
After a period of time and no real sucess with the Retin A my Dr. suggested Accutane! The first few weeks I seen minimal change in my acne, but after about 2 months the skin cleared up completly. Yes there was a lot of drying of my lips and I became addicted to chapstick, but the results were wonderful. I had no ill side effects from taking this drug, many have.
The Federal Laws now require potential female users to not only sign a agreement and prove that they are on the pill or have had a tubaligation, but females using this drug have to go in for a monthly pregnancy test, plus there is an online test you have to take every month requiring you to read about Accutane and take these little tests in order to pass the monthly screening and recieve your confirmation order via online so you can present it to the pharmacy for reorder, without it you will not get your next months script. Very rigid requirements to obtain this drug, but my skin is clear and cyst free since 1999. Not even a blackhead.
There are many who cannot tolerate this drug, many women have started taking this drug and then found out they were pregnant! This drug can and will cause severe birth defects in unborn children, you are informed of this over and over prior and during the course of the treatment, that is why there are so many strict requirements for women considering the use of this drug. Some younger individuals I have heard have suffered from severe depression and even suicide from this drug as well. Be informed, this drug is really a "last" resort for people suffering from severe cystic acne.
Posted: 12/2/2011 10:24:50 PM
|Acne is NOT just a teen problem. And some people have acne their whole lives despite taking one or more courses of treatment of Accutane, which for those of you unfamiliar with acne struggles aside from buying some bp or proactive, is almost as difficult to withstand as chemotherapy, and of course it is a drug victimized by the media (they say the young boy who flew a plane into a building in Florida was depressed from it, etc). In my case I refused it for years because of cost and the fear that it would cause severe depression, liver failure, night blindness, birth defects, etc. IN my case I did take Accutane for a body weight cumulative mg. dose three different times. And yes it damaged my vision, cleared me up a bit but the acne always comes back. I still break out. I use a topical form of the active ingredient in Accutane, Differin, salicylic acid, bp, hydrocortisone 1%, sulfur products.|
I wish people would stop being so stupid about acne, like the presumption that everyone can do something about it, or like people who suffer from it aren't doing enough. Not everyone can. I've struggled with adult acne since my mid-30s and had already been tormented by it between the ages of 12 to 24, when it finally cleared up for a few years. I've had all of the hormonal tests hoping to find a hidden reason for this. I've put probably paid off at least 2 derms student loans trying to find something to work. People with acne DO wash their faces and they try everything to rid themselves of it and some of us just cannot. I quit drinking orange juice, stopped eating nuts and chocolate, (and any other old wives' tale) had facials and laser and other bizarre new treatments. You can be trying like hell to take charge of your acne and nothing works.
That said, OP, you hang in there. Women will look beyond your skin problems as men have looked past mine. I hope you have better luck than myself with curing your acne, but these people stating things like "as long as you're actively trying to treat it," etc., just don't really get it. Be positive. Look into your eyes and remember YOU are you and you are so much more than acne. Play up and pull the focus to your positive attributes, and yes, don't be self-conscious. YOU ARE NOT A LEPER! SO get out there and enjoy yourself and take care of the acne as best as you can. XO!
Posted: 12/3/2011 9:19:22 AM
|my kid had really bad acne, we tried all kinds of creams and cleansers..... a friend said never let the kid use fluoride toothpaste..... which i thought was insane advice since the acne was all over the face and back. We had nothing to lose.... we got some Toms natural toothpaste, fluoride free(make sure to read carefully, they make both types and look similar). We tossed out all the other toothpaste.... and I swear after a month the kid is at least 90% clear. It makes no sense at all but it did work for the kid! I know everyones metabolism and biology is different but you cant argue with results!!! The stuff cost about 5 bucks a box. might be worth a try. I also acknowledge that diet, stress and lifestyle will have an effect too!|
Posted: 12/3/2011 4:48:06 PM
|Some great treatments are available nowadays mainly using Laser or IPL.|
I have a good friend who underwent a course of treatments and had some great results.
Two companies seem to be doing alot of these treatments well
Hope this is helpful :-)
Posted: 12/4/2011 7:08:23 PM
|I made a full write-up/article on this for another site before, but I'll just give you a shorthand version:|
Vitamins A, C, D, and E.
Shower once a day, at most.
Remove as much dairy from diet as you can--especially milk itself.
Drive with the heat on as lowly/little as possible.
Acne is an internal problem--not an external problem.
Posted: 6/13/2012 9:19:44 PM
|try this and get rid of acne|
Posted: 6/18/2012 4:14:04 PM
|One common recommendation is to wash facial skin. Here is a MONEY-SAVING hint:|
Companies like Clearsil charge $5 for a small container of liquid "facial cleanser." They say it is special cleanser for the face. BUT I looked at the ingredients; they are the same as anti-bacterial hand soap (which you can get a HUGE bottle at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 US Dollar). I wash my face with this anti-bacterial hand soap about two or three times a day. The 'cheap' soap doesn't dry-out my facial skin, and it works just as well (or better) than Clearsil.
Posted: 6/26/2012 11:32:35 PM
|Skin care is my profession...|
there are many treatents, external, and also the way we nourish our bodies that can help acne.
But for the severe acne that is described here I recommend that my client goes to a dermatologist or family dr to be treated. Usually they will try Retin A and in the worst cases Acutane (sp?)
The patient must be well informed about Acutane before taking it. It has helped so many people.
Posted: 6/27/2012 8:22:16 PM
|I was put on Acutane as a teenager and it worked for me (I had severe cystic acne). I have little to no scarring.|
But really, who knows what the side effects really are or will be? A lot of information has come out since then.
I'm not for or against it, but Melody is right; do your homework and ask the questions before going on that stuff...
Posted: 6/30/2012 2:25:16 PM
|hello try a lemon its good for acne and scaring also it takes some time but works....|
Posted: 7/2/2012 10:25:48 PM
|Proactiv used properly works.|
Also, stay away from dairy and dairy products. My daughter has horrible acne, but it clears up when I don't buy milk...then my parents go and buy her milk and it comes back. They don't understand...milk causes acne..
Posted: 7/3/2012 8:00:57 PM
|Good question! I want to know because nothing ever works for me! I had to take Accutane when I was in Jr. High because my acne was so horrible. My parents took me to the dermatologist for 2 years before I was put on Accutane. Nothing else worked. I still have moderate acne and I just wash my face regularly in the morning and evening.|
Posted: 7/5/2012 7:38:36 AM
|My experience was the same as yours, PhotoGirl. I started with the dermatologists the summer going into 8th grade and they tried every kind of prescription chemical, both topical and oral, until they finally caved and gave me accutane.|
My acne persisted into my early 20's but went away and now I pretty much get a black head or two.
I would say:
- Don't wash your face too much. Twice a day is fine. When I washed three plus times per day my acne just wasn't getting better.
- Think about nutrition. Eat lots of veggies. Cucumber skin is rumored to be good for your skin, so wash your cukes really well (if not organic, use soap as that wax is almost impossible to remove without it) and don't peel them.
- My wife also had it and continues to use Proactiv products combined with healthy eating to deal with hers. Since we've worked on nutrition more (well rounded, not "here and there" foods and whatnot), our skin condition has improved.
Posted: 3/27/2013 2:45:06 PM
|I feel sorry for the people especially teens they have their faces full of acnes, I hope I can give some knowledge that I knew and that is helpful to these people or parents they have their kids with acne problems|
In most cases of acne problems, people are having too much "HEAT" inside their body, this HEAT comes from the few cooking methods that you use for your food, they are mainly deep frying, frying, baking, bbq (over fire). So, roasted peanuts will make acnes worse while boiled peanuts is OK, deep fry chicken like from KFFC for sure will stir all the acnes to a more painful level while chicken in soup is OK. This HEAT may cause acne to some people, constipation is also commonly caused.
Acne problem is commonly known by all chinese medication (herbal) doctors who have to take years in university and practising in hospital in China or Hong Kong. Its not possible to avoid deep frying food or bakery, we can just do the cooking more lightly, NEVER OVER bake or deep fry or grill food.
Its hard to introduce the exact herbal tea here, but I have one very easy way to help remove this HEAT, or at least lowering it. Take Ginseng root teabags (THE GINSENG ROOT MUST BE FROM NORTH AMERICA LIKE US OR CANADA, NEVER FROM ASIA, KOREA). Ginseng Roots works like the oil change of a car !! (if you want to know which brand is work the best, inbox me. I am not spokeperson for any brand)
p.s. hot/spicy food/ingredients like curry, pepper, ginger roots will make acne very bad