Okay, first, I know I can’t apply something to my face and it will magically rid me of acne overnight. I’m looking for something that’s actually effective when used on a daily basis, preferably something natural/ a home remedy. I started getting acne all over my face st a very young age. (Genes possibly?) And although it’s getting better, I still have it, and I mean, who likes acne? So anyone have a method that effectively cleared their face? With working at it, of course)
Any home remedies or natural face mask to get rid or blackheads and acne ? Like, any overnight remedies ? Also one that doesn’t cause soreness or redness ? (No toothpaste please)
I tried many natural face masks they just didn’t do it for me but one that worked just ok was the Burt’s Bees line. Another one that worked pretty good was the Freeman’s light blue bottle.
I have many small pimples accompanied by some larger ones all over my chin area. Ideally I’d like to have clear skin for Halloween tomorrow night, are there any products or treatments that can clear my face or at least reduce the size and redness of my acne overnight?
I always find that sudocrem works well.
Cheap and cheerful
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I am taking accutane and i am on my 18th day and i was wondering how long it will take to start seeing results because i havent seen any yet. Also i was wondering if accutane will help get rid of the red marks on my face left from previous pimples that i popped. I just really want this acne to go away
Accutane is a really serious drug and I hope that you have tried several other remedies and seen a good reputable, board certified dermatologist who has warned you of the many risks associated with accutane.
I took two rounds of accutane… I had SEVERE polycystic acne all over my body. Even in strange places… Scalp, knees, lower arms etc… Not just the typical face, chest or back… Mine actually bothered me so much that I could not find a comfortable sleep position and they would pop at night from me scratching and such. I hope that you are not suffering like this.
For me the drug worked after about three months, but I obviously had a severe case. I also took a break and then did a second round of treatment. The accutane did dramatically change my acne permanently. I still have pimples here and there and I still use acne treatments daily, but I do not have major outbreaks and my body is not covered with huge painful pustules.
Some additional information may help you – from WebMD:
Only three types of drugs have proven to be effective for the treatment of acne — benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics. Most people require at least one or two agents, depending on the severity of their acne.
Isotretinoin shrinks the size of oil glands, the anatomic origin of acne. Without active, plump oil glands, acne actively diminishes. Side effects can include dry skin, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and birth defects. Women of childbearing age must practice birth control before, during, and after treatment (often a year) with isotretinoin. The use of isotretinoin requires rigorous testing (cholesterol, pregnancy) and follow-up for the prescribed period (five months).
Acne will improve over time for most people. For some people, though, acne is more difficult to treat. Isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, or Sotret) is a strong medicine that can reduce the emotional and physical scarring of severe acne. But this medicine can cause severe side effects.
Isotretinoin is a powerful and effective medicine used to treat severe acne that cannot be cleared up with other medicines, including antibiotics. It is a man-made retinoid (derived from vitamin A). Isotretinoin usually needs to be taken for 3 to 6 months.
Isotretinoin works by unclogging skin pores and shrinking oil glands.
What are the risks of taking isotretinoin?
Isotretinoin can cause side effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that using isotretinoin may be linked with depression, psychosis, and, in rare cases, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. The link between isotretinoin and depression is not clear, and it is being watched very closely.
Less serious side effects affect almost everyone who takes isotretinoin. These include dry skin, dry mouth, chapped lips, nosebleeds, dry eyes and difficulty wearing contact lenses, and increased skin sensitivity to sunlight. These side effects usually are not bothersome and can be treated with moisturizers, artificial tears, and other products. If you have dry eyes while taking isotretinoin, you may have to wear glasses instead of contact lenses.
Isotretinoin can cause higher-than-normal levels of certain fats (triglycerides) in your blood. All people need to have their blood checked for triglyceride levels before starting this medicine and every 4 to 6 weeks while taking it.
Headaches and muscle or joint pain are less common side effects that you can usually treat with Tylenol or anti-inflammatory medicines. Muscle and joint pain are more common in people who exercise regularly.
The link between irritable bowel syndrome and some other complications is not in this particular article… If you are concerned. Talk with your doctor and pharmacist to get more information to make the best decision for you.
To prevent acne and reduce its damage to your skin, follow these tips.
Choose a cleanser specially formulated for acne. These products often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which help to clear acne sores.
Clean your face gently, as trauma to the acne breakouts may worsen the acne or cause scarring. When washing your face, use your hands, as any terrycloth or other scrubbing material may cause acne sores to rupture.
If you need to use a moisturizer, use only light, non-comedogenic moisturizers, which do not aggravate acne. This type of product may be your best option.
I am curently 6 months pregnant and I have horrible acne it’s all over my face and my neck I feel very in attractive how can I get rid of it what product can I go buy
I would talk to your OB. There are some antibiotics that are safe during pregnancy that could help a lot. Also, a product without salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide should be good, such as ST. Ives gentle scrub with glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is natural and safe. Wash your face twice a day, use a topical agent such as tea tree oil or Eyes Lips Face’s acne spot treatment ($1 and it has natural ingredients like whitch hazel and tea tree oil). Apply the spot treatment 3-5 times a day or as needed. Also, do a mask once or twice a week. One with clay in it is good. Be sure to moisturize too. The store brand of cetaphil is good. Just use a small dab and apply to dry areas. Good luck! Definitely talk to your doctor!
i REALLY wanna join tennis this year at my school but the outfit are a problem. the shirts are tank tops that show your back and shoulders! and i have acne in those areas! UGH! so i really need to know the fastes way to get rid of this acne! please please PLEASE help!!!!!!
I did some research and talked to my doctor to find the most common causes of acne.
• Hormones: The number one cause of acne is the production of sex hormones, known as androgen, that begins at puberty. This is why majority of acne sufferers are adolescents and teens. Hormones are responsible for then acne flare-ups during menstruation and pregnancy.
• When the sebaceous gland is stimulated by androgens, it produces extra sebum. In its journey up the follicle toward the surface, the sebum mixes with common skin bacteria and dead skin cells that have been shed from the lining of the follicle. While this process is normal, the presence of extra sebum in the follicle increases the chances of clogging — and acne.
• Stress: can also cause the production of hormones, such as cortisol, which can aggravate acne. Stress brings upon different hormone levels. With hormone changes the body prompts the skins oil glands to enlarge, secreting more oil. Which causes white heads, black heads and pimples.
• Oily or heavy make up: Heavy make-up clogs the pores and oily make-ups add more oil, which only adds to the problem if oily skin already exists. Cosmetics, especially certain moisturizers, foundations and pomades contain lanolin, petrolatum, vegetable oils, butyl stearate, lauryl alcohol and oleic acid.
• Certain medications and steroids: Vitamins are good for your body, But an excess of vitamins B1, B6 and B12 can cause acne flare-ups. These vitamins are good for the skin, but avoid overuse.
• Diets: For some people, a diet that is high in refined carbohydrates and sugars can actually aggravate their acne.
• Over abrasive cleansing: Harsh exfoliators can damage skin and spread infections.
• Picking and squeezing: This can actually send the infection deeper into the skin and can cause scarring.
• Environmental irritants: such as high humidity and pollution. High humidity actually causes swelling of skin. Pollution is of course is a big cause for clogging your pores.
• Genes: Family members who are also acne sufferers. Acne is inherited and severe cases known as cystic acne usually come from heredity.
What the skin needs is a product that clears pores and kills bacteria, thus preventing hair follicles from clogging and turning into acne. This is what you should be looking for if you want to get rid of those ugly acne.
Before trying any treatment, I suggest you read this informational source that listed the most effective acne treatments available:
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I have this one zit that has been bothering me for a couple of days and I have work today, so i want it gone. What are some quick, things you do to get rid of your acne fast? Dont tell me like proactiv and stuff like that, i mean like quick home remedies. Help! Thanks.
There are many home remedies to cure acne and pimples as:
•Wash the face twice daily with a tea of calendula officinalis,
•Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice with 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash it after 20 minutes with warm water. Repeat for two weeks,
•Use aloe vera juice on the pimples morning and night for as long as necessary (perhaps five months or longer).
•Make orange peel paste by grinding it in some water. Apply on and around pimples.
•Rub garlic on and around pimples.
•Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples.
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I bought tree oil because I was told that it is excellent for acne. I’v been breaking out because of my hormonal change since I am currently pregnant. How do you use it? Did this work for you? Do you have any other tips to get rid of acne fast?
It works awesomely for me! I have adult acne and I model, so I have to keep ky skin clear. My favorite product is The Body Shops tea tree oil acne kit. It comes with the oil that you apply directly to acne(pimples-I use a q tip to dab it on) a facial wash, a lotion and a toner that really invigorates the skin. It’s not for everyone as it can cause skin irritations, but it leaves an awesome mentholish sensation. Toothpaste, a dab of it, directly on a pimple, especially one that hasn’t reached the white head stage, will dry out the oils in the skin and cause the pimple heal quicker. A weird one I’ve learned in the trade is hemmroid creams will stop the swelling and redness. I know it sounds awful,but it really works to tone down the redness and swelling.
My face i usually always been clear. Maybe a zit once or twice a month but thats it. Now, I have horrible acne on my forehead and a few more all around my face! I’ve been washing my face with that new morning bust stuff, and it hasn’t really helped. So if anyone knows a way to get rid of acne FAST, that would be great!(:
Use a mild soap for sensitive skin but it doesn’t matter exactly what type of soap you use. It can be designed for acne-prone skin or not, but you will want to treat your skin gently. Harsh antibacterial soap may actually make your acne worse by irritating skin.
Remove dead skin cells regularly by exfoliating. Use a gentle scrub with natural defoliants like ground walnut shells, or use an over-the-counter chemical defoliant like salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Adding ground walnut shell to a thick moisturizer like cocoa butter can be effective too. Take caution, because over-exfoliating can actually increase the likelihood of acne by irritating the skin. Pat dry, rather than rubbing, since rubbing can cause irritation to the fresh skin you’ve just revealed.
Use a good toner. Spray onto face or wipe on with a cotton ball and wipe off with a clean, dry cotton ball. This gets rid of excess cleanser and tightens pores. Good, inexpensive choices include plain witch hazel for normal to dry skin, lemon juice, or 3% hydrogen peroxide for oily skin. 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol can also be used for severe oiliness, but it can really dry out your skin and irritate it more. Some toners are medicated, and this stage is the best for using a medicated product if you’re only going to use one medication.
Bacteria in pores is one cause of spots. Reduce the amount of bacteria by using toners containing anti-bacterial agents like alcohol, peroxide and benzalkonium chloride, and by using creams that contain benzoyl peroxide (ask your doctor about benzaclin, with moisturizer if you have dry skin, as it works better than just plain benzoyl because benzoyl takes up to 8 weeks before improvement is seen) which kill bacteria as well as cause the skin to regenerate faster.
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I know moisturizer is good for keeping skin hydrated but is it bad to use it every night? I also use it with some retin-A and an acne treatment (Clindamycin Phosphate.) I haven’t noticed any problems but could it hurt my skin in the long run? For example,make me age faster?
Moisturizer is good, however, you want to be careful using acne treatment and retinal treatments every night or it kind of defeats the purpose of your moisturizer. I would use the moisturizer every night and maybe every other night alternate the the retinal and acne treatments. If you use a retinal treatment all the time, it can dry your skin out and make you age faster.
so i’ve been on an acne treatment and it has to make your face horrible before it gets better.
so for the past week and a half i’ve stayed in the house cause my face is horrible and i havent reall brushed my hair and stuff since i wasn’t going anywhere. so my face is finally clearing up and im going somewhere tomorrow but i have tons of tangles in my head.
any home remedies to get them out? like in the shower or something?
Use tons of conditioner in the shower and brush it out with the conditioner in…then even if you don’t get the conditioner all washed out, get out of the shower and brush through it slowly, getting every tangle out, then shower again.
I have been using all the great soaps and acne treatment. Tomorrow is my biggest party ever! I don’t have very sensitive skin. I don’t have time to go see a doctor. I can where make up, and i need answers FAST! Please Please help me.
Check this out, it totally worked for me earlier this week. Good luck!
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Is there anything I can use at home to zap away the red scars, pigmentation left by old acne? I’ve tried creams such as mederma, retin-a, mama lotion, acne mark fading peels and home microdermabrasion kits but nothing’s really helped.
I know there are devices such as the zeno for acne. Are there any similar light-therapy device for scars that are a milder form of laser treatment, that I can use at home?
I have never heard of a home laser system for acne scaring.
But perhaps you could give some home remedies a try?
I used Zenmed and it seemed to work for me, their scar kit especially the skin eraser did wonders for me.
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I need help. Well I have acne marks on my face, upper back and upper shoulders. Can somebody please tell me how to get rid of them?
I want to spread the message about acne and how the usage of drugs, creams or typical acne treatments affects your skin. I know they sometimes work for acne treatment in a partial way and temporarily but the side effects are nasty. I know it all so well because I have tried it first-hand myself.
However, the moment you stop using these treatments, acne will come back and will come back even strongly. Many have already experienced this vengeance from the acne monster. Would you perfer a temp or a perm solution for acne?
Sensitive oil gland receptors, hormone irregularities and toxic buildup. Only the combination of the three above factors can lead to the formation of acne. If you have acne, then most certainly you have sensitive oil gland receptors, and unfortunately you cannot change that.
However, there are two other main factors involved in the formation of acne – hormone irregularities and toxic buildup. So logically, “deactivating” these two factors by taking the necessary means, you practically ensure the elimination of acne symptoms.
I want to introduce this new and exciting new solution for people searching for a solution to acne. This system cures acne permanently and holistically without the use of drugs, creams or typical acne treatments. It has to do with how you take care of your body and organs, and I must admit some of the steps are tedious to follow on a daily basis. However, it guarantees complete cure of the problem from within.
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Are there any homemade things I can do to get rid of acne marks?
These treatments all have proven success rates with varying degrees of down time.
Microdermabrasion. This is a method that literally peels the top layer of skin off by using a number of different kinds of mechanical instruments. These tools are comparative to mini grinding machines, much like those found in a wood working shop.
Laser Treatment. Laser treatment is now the treatment of choice for getting rid of acne scars. Laser therapy removes the skin layer by layer, and treatment can be completed in as little as one session. There are a number of laser therapies available for different types of scarring.
Chemical peels. Think of a very strong exfoliation solution and you have chemical peels. They work in the same fashion as dermabrasion. Chemical solutions are applied to the skin and the peel (the chemicals) dissolve skin cells on the top layer and by doing so promote growth of new tissue.
Dermal Fillers. This is a popular treatment commonly for wrinkle reduction and lip fullness. However it works well with minimizing scar tissue by injecting collagen underneath depressed scar tissue to raise the area up to the level of healthy skin. This is effective temporary remedy, but unfortunately have to be repeated frequently as the collagen tends to dissipate in the body over time.
Punch excision. Surgery is used for scars that are very deep and don’t respond to conventional methods. Punch excision is a method of surgery that utilizes a punch biopsy tool to “punch out” the scar tissue and the skin is sutured back together. In time healthy skin will replace the area of the old scar tissue.
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I have acne scars like forever now, over two years and I have tried almost everything and it’s still there. I don’t know what to do right now, laser is way too expensive, I am financial insecure, I can afford things at Walmart of CVS. Can someone recommend that work on acne scars? I’m completely depressed.
I have psoriasis and a huge scar on my back and Mary Kay has a great toning lotion that really helps your skin pigment one color instead of having color differentiation. It is the best product I have used and very affordable!!
How to get rid of acne scars?
Acne scars are the blemishes or the watery spots occurring on the skin and spoiling the smoothness of the skin. They get problematic owing to the delay in recovery. Some might prolong their stay on the skin forever. Though it is always advisable to see a doctor for acne treatment, one can even try some natural remedies for treating this acne problem. This natural treatment can certainly return the natural glow of the skin.
Drinking plenty of water: Quoting some experts, water is the best treatment available for acne scars. Water is an amazing cleanser and has rejuvenating properties too. Hydrated body helps to cleanse the dead skin cells from the body. Also, growth of the new skin cells is facilitated when there is enough water in the body.
Increase your intake of lemon juice: Citric acid, present in the lemon juice, is effective for treating acne scars. It facilitates rapid shedding of the dead skin cells; while also promoting the growth of the new and healthy cells.
Vitamin rich fruits and vegetables: People having acne must exercise an increased love for fruits and vegetables, as they are rich in essential minerals and vitamins that are helpful for restoring the natural beauty of the skin. The juices contained in the fruits help to maintain the water balance in the body. Thus a rich intake of fruits and vegetables is certainly a primary step towards getting a healthy looking skin.
Intake of balanced diet: Just like any other disease, a large part of the healing process depends on the diet. A nutritious and a balanced diet is a must for ensuring a healthy and a glowing skin. A healthy diet also supplies all the essential nutrients necessary for fighting the infections that can complicate the acne scars.
The application of Aloe vera gel on the scars also helps in getting rid of the acne scars. Tomato is also helpful for treating acne scars as it contains Vitamin A that controls the overproduction of sebum that is primarily responsible for causing acne scars. The antioxidant properties of tomato are also responsible for rejuvenating the damaged skin.
Other treatments for acne can include using honey, fullers’ earth, rubbing ice cubes over the infected area or even using rose water. Following these natural remedies will certainly help you getting rid of acne.
Best of Luck…
PLEASE HELP IM DESPRATE! ill do anything to get rid of my pimples, im going to a meet n greet and im scared to death since i have acne, i have it on my forehead and some on the sides of my cheecks. Ive had acne forever and im getting very annoyed nothings working please help.
I feel for you. I have the same problem. Let me tell you, acne can not go away in 3 days. It’s impossible, even if you have one pimple. It takes weeks for even one to go away. Currently, I use Proactiv and have been taking acne pills. I started the pills 5 days ago and my acne is starting to disappear. Taking the pill was the VERY last thing I wanted to do but it has helped sooo much. I’m taking mindocycline pills (very highly recommended). Proactiv is also good but a it takes 4 weeks to see results. I know it’s hard but acne does not go away overnight. It takes a while (weeks, months) But it is very important to maintain your skin and keep a schedule every day. Good luck!
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I have two big pimples on my cheek and I want to get rid of them fast. I don’t want to pop them though. I wash my face every night with Purpose cleansing wash by johnson and johnson. I also put spot treatment on the pimples
There are some great ways that can help you .
Here are some useful methods that were useful for me to treat my acne:
Drink plenty of water every day. Aim to drink at least two liters of still mineral water. If the skin becomes dehydrated, dead skin cells are not effectively shed, which can lead to blocked pores and further acne.
Sunshine and fresh air
Sunshine stimulates the creation of vitamin D in your body – an important vitamin for healthy skin. A little bit of fresh air and sunshine every day will also reduce your stress and increase oxygen to the skin. Even when it’s overcast, the sun’s rays reach us, so it’s very good to take a 10 minute walk outside every day.
Reduce your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates
New research pointing the finger at diet – eating refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, rice, flour etc) and sugar leads to a surge in insulin and an insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1. This in turn leads to an excess of male hormones, which encourage the skin to excrete large amounts of sebum. This grease-like substance encourages the growth of bacteria responsible for acne.
Refined carbs/sugar = more insulin = more hormones = more sebum (oil) = more bacteria = more acne
Your bed sheets
Keep your bed sheets clean. Wash your pillow case on a regular schedule to reduce the transfer of the natural body oils.
Wash your face
Wash your face just one time a day. Don’t over wash , because that will cause only more production of oil on your skin. Another option is to use very gentle cleansers for normal skin that don’t dehydrate the skin and wash twice a day.
Anyhow, don’t go out and buy those “get rid of your acne in one day” systems that you can find anywhere online, they just don’t work and you will spend your money for nothing.
Why not? Well, because it takes time to cure acne and you will need at least one week to see any noticeable results. There is absolutely no way to treat your acne in only one day.
If you really want to treat your acne there are two recommended solutions that should combined together (if you can afford it) for best results.
Firstly and more important in my opinion, you must learn how you should fix the internal problem that’s causing your acne, not just masking the symptoms or getting relief.
There are only few recommended Ebooks and acne cure programs that can teach you exactly how to cure your acne from the inside.
Where medicine has failed them the authors have done their own research and found a way to overcome acne. In their guides they share their great knowledge with other acne sufferers. In any case, be very careful because many of them are pure crap with little value.
The second thing that you need to do is to get good acne skin product that will be suitable for your skin.
There are many acne skin care products available in the market right now and it’s not easy to choose the product that will give you the best results.
When choosing your product make sure to check that you get at least 2 months full guarantee. Some of the big names in the industry are:
ClearPores, Acuzine, Acnezine, Proactiv, Vilante and some others.
In my experience Clearpores cleansing system work very well. Check this website to learn a lot more about this great system.
I hope that these tips will be helpful for you.
This Friday I have an important day and I don’t want most of my face full of acne. I use this medicine that my doctor gave me and I also use Balmex to make them smaller. They usually work but they are not working fast enough. Does anyone know a quick and easy way to get rid of my acne?
In the “getting rid of acne fast” process, it is very important to keep your skin clean.Wash it every 3-4 hours, even during night if possible.
Now, you could try some natural treatments, such as applying citrus fruits juice, tomatoes, cucumbers, green tea or apple vinegar on the affected area. Or, you could try some anti acne products. You could get some free samples online. You can find them in the link in my resource box.
Good luck on getting rid of you acne fast!
I’ve already tried Cetaphil and Neutrogena facial cleansers. They cleared my skin at first but then after a few weeks of use my acne appeared to be getting worse. The Neutrogena was also supposed to get rid of blackheads put it only made them appear on the sides on my nose. I’m wondering if there are other ways to get rid of acne other than using soap or ointment. And ways that will not dry my skin anymore. Thanks so much!:)
You can try these home remedies for acne and blackheads;
1:Eucalyptus oil is anti septic and has a cooling effect. It can be used to treat and prevent pimples and boils.
2:Honey in every way is the gift of nature. It helps to clear skin, give it a fresh glowing look and prevent the formation of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It is also good to prevent early wrinkles. You can use it alone, or mix it with 4-5 drops of fresh lemon juice. Alternatively add a few drops of almond oil in honey. In each case make a paste and apply on the skin for 20 minutes. For best results repeat once or twice a weak.
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