help me with my acne problem
my acne is just getting worst! help please. Its on my face and the back of my shoulders
Sorry to hear it's getting worse. What helped mine when I was in my late teens early twenties, was going on birth control. I started out on dianette.
Other than that I don't know. It's all hormone related, so although drinking lots of water and having a healthy diet is good for you, I'm not sure if it makes much difference with acne.
I know, I think it is a hormone problem, I need to see if I can find a birth control pill that does not make me sick
If you are willing to spend a pretty penny, the face care stuff I use is really really good. It is from LUSHUSA.com , I recommend the following (Because I have tried them out.)
Cleansers: Angels on bare skin - (For heavenly soft and balanced skin, take a smidge of Angels on Bareskin, mix with a little water and massage in. The kaolin clay base deep cleanses while ground almonds gently exfoliate the dead skin away. Rose and lavender are added to soothe and help balance out combination skin. It's our best selling preservative-free and packaging-free daily cleanser for all skin types, so if you don't know which cleanser to choose and it's heavenly skin you're after, start with Angels. ) Price: $10.95 for 3.5oz (A little goes a long way)
Fresh Farmacy - (If your skin is troubled, sensitive and reacts to nearly everything you put on it, lather up with this nightly. It's pink because it's packed with calamine, the stuff your mom put on your mosquito bites to calm down your skin and stop it from itching. We also add chamomile and rose to soothe, and a bit of tea tree oil to help cleanse for blemish-free skin. It's soft, creamy and delightfully effective so give it a try, rub the pink frothy foam all over. ) Price: $9.75 for 3.5oz
And I suggest getting just a regular cheap moisturizer. I don't spend a lot on mine cause I feel it very unnecessary. Lush products are very good though, they clear up my skin every time.
I just found this:
Take a small (1'1 ft) dishtowel or washcloth and run it under the faucet until saturated.
Microwave towel for 35-55 seconds
Remove from microwave (see warnings).
Drape over face, and using both hands, hold it onto your down turned face until the heat begins to escape.
Your pores should be open now. Look into a mirror, and if you see hundreds of tiny specks covering your face your pores have been successfully opened. If you do not,then saturate the towel again, and microwave for a longer time period, and repeat steps 4-6.
Use facial soap with warm water to rinse away all of the crud built up in your pores. Work into a lather, and rub in small circles around your face.
Re-open your pores once again using steps 1-6.
Apply vitamin E oil, cream, or sage tea.
Close your pores by gently dabbing your face with a cold washcloth.
Refrain from touching your face for 2-3 minutes to allow the foreign additives to settle, and the pores to close entirely.
Apply your favorite moisturizer.
Iv done it a few times on my nose and it worked for me.
if you're willing to spend money you should try proactive.. i have been using it for a couple of years now and i swear by it! I use their three step system for my face, and the mask which you can just use for spot treatment when you go to bed.. there is also a body wash that you can bring into the shower that is similar to the face wash that you could use on your shoulders!
http://www.proactiv.com/ then scroll down to the bottom and choose the country you are from to see how much it will cost in your currency!
@The Nihilist ~ We have a LUSH over here in the UK too and the Fresh Farmacy sounds ace! I'm going to go buy some tomorrow and try it out. I thought LUSH were all about smelly products, didn't really open my eyes to see that they can actually help your skin!! Do they test on animals though?
I know what you mean, a couple a months ago my face went crazy. I'm going to give you advice that people gave me. So you get acne by bacteria getting trapped in your pores, so if you think about anything that contains bacteria is going to make you breakout. For example, changing your sheets and your pillow cases and if you wear makeup like concealer and foundation you have to change ur sponges or wash your brushes. Facials are really good too which you can do at home you can take @Violetta's advice to open your pores, then you use a cleanser which clears out the dirt in your pores and when you clean the cleanser use a mask according to your skin. I use Sally Hansen cleanser and the mint mask since my skin is oily you can actually see the oil on the mask after it dries and you can do that once a week. Refrain from touching your face because your fingertips carry oils and the bacteria from you touching objects all day. Also, if you wax your facial hair, the wax tears of a thin layer of skin which makes it vulnerable to bacteria, so if you do wax, GENTLY wash your face and then you can apply neosporin to guard your skin from bacteria for atleast 3 hrs.
I know this is a lot but I know what your going through and I appreciate when people gave me tips about my skin, so I hope this helps a bit.
To get rid of acne you really don't have to spend much money at all. Use Sudo crem to ease down the redness i used it growing up i had acne all over my face like really bad . And you can either buy lemon soap or make your own home remedy lemon facial scrub. What happens is allot of dirt and bacteria builds up on your face making it harder for the acne to fade. The lemon will lift all dead ski and bacteria causing it and within a few days or weeks you will notice the difference. If you don't get the lemon soap then you can make your own scrub with lemon juice fresh or bottled and squeeze onto a facial pad or cotton pad whatever you use and on that then sprinkle a very small amount of sugar on top of that creating a lemon scrub. Just scrub all over your face after splashing it with warm water to open the pores. Then rinse off . I advise the lemon soap though, its less hassle and its so cheap you can use it everyday and night. it really works well its like £2.00 on the body shop website or i think you can buy the same thing in other stores as well . I hope this helps
@Ruby - They dont test on animals and try to keep all their products eco friendly and use natural ingredients.
highonhealth.com is the best website for acne. There is loads of great info on there.
My acne used to be terrible and I tried everything but nothing worked. Now I'm on Reacutan and its working very nicely, just dries out my skin alot
I have sensitive skin, so alot of stuff dries my skin out
I know this post is a smidge old. But I used to have a pizza face and now I'm in the clear.
I swear by Estee Lauder. Their stuff is sometimes a bit pricey but you don't need to use all their products and they last for a loooooong time. The quantity you put on your skin is minimal but it does wonders. I wash my face with cheap generic facial wash but I always use their moisturizer and their advanced night repair.
A lot of people always think that by washing their skin 1000x a day, it will make their acne go away when in reality half of the time it's just that they need a good moisturizer. You can always get samples from the estee lauder counter to test it out. Hope that helps!
I never had acne until I was in my mid-twenties - it got really bad for a while, but I still break out sometimes. Its frustrating, because I have really dry, sensitive skin. So most benzoyl peroxide/acid/tea tree oil based things don't work for me, they actually make it worse (and sting and make my skin red!)
My best advice is to go see a dermatologist. If you don't have insurance, you can still talk to a regular dr., if you have one. When my breakouts get really bad, I have to go on a 90 day treatment of antibioctics to clear them up. Its kind of a pain, but it works. And also, steaming seems to help me a lot! Either by putting a warm washcloth over my face for a few minutes every night or holding my head over the sink with a towel holding the steam in. I try to use warmth and steam every day, and I only use Purpose (http://www.purposeskincare.com/productGuideWash.jsp) because its soap free, really gentle, removes makeup well, doesn't dry skin out, and best of all, doesn't cost an arm and a leg! Then I use Aveeno moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning and Neutrogena moisturizer at night, the Visibly Even kind that helps reduce redness and dark spots.
Hope that helps!
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