What is the best way to get rid of acne scars.. won’t tear down your skin or make you break out even worse. I have dark spots around my cheeks due to acne in the past. Any cream, peels, mask, or something! Thanks
PS – if you could also recommend something to minimize pores.. that’d be great too!
Go to dermatologist and get a chemical peel
I have some dark acne scars around my cheekbone area. They’re small but I absolutely hate them.
I want them to go away but I don’t know how. I’m tired of having to wear foundation everyday; since summer is coming up, I don’t want my face to be full of make up in the summer.
I’ve heard that lemon on your face helps bleach scars but I’m scared to try it because I find it a little sketchy.
Any suggestions on how to fade or get rid of acne scars would be very much appreciated.
I was having the same problem of having scars, i have used some home remedies that helped me curing some of my scars.
Squeeze some lemon or lime juice and applying the juice on the acne scars using a cotton swab could reduce blemished dark acne scars.
To treat harmed skin, slice up a tomato and put it on your acne scar because it contains lots of vitamin A plus antioxidants, this will help to renew the skin.
A home remedy that could fade out those acne scars and moisturize the skin is organic olive oil massaged onto the acne scars. A face mask which is certainly one of the great home made remedies for acne scars is a mixing of sour cream, yogurt, oatmeal and some drops of lemon juice. Keep the mask on your entire face for ten to fifteen minutes after which you can wash it off.
Does anybody know how to ged rid of acne scars? My face is literally covered with them, more on the sides than the t-zone. I don’t want to get any expensive dermatologist treatment, I’m just looking for something simple that I can do at home. I use aloe vera right now, and that works a little, but I want to really get rid of them completely! Please help!
What kind of scars are they? Are they reddish/not indentions? If so, this is hyperpigmentation. This usually lasts about 6 months after acne clears. You can look into chemical peels, which are actually like only 40 bucks a pop usually. Apple Cider Vinegar seems to help, simply dilute ACV with equal parts water and dab on the pigmented areas with a cotton ball. You can also search your local drugstore for topical products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA).
If you have small indentions you can even drink lemon juice in water, and dabbing ACV also may help with these. If you have severe scarring, as in not only shallow indentions and red marks from hyperpigmentation, topical treatments have shown to be pretty ineffective. Although, all these remedies I’ve listened are pretty inexpensive and worth a shot if just that, and reducing the appearance can make a big impact.
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I use Proactiv, but I’m done with them. I don’t like how they force you to pay for a new set on their time. I also think the price is insane. I want a cheaper acne treatment that works. I’ve been looking around and of course there is always mixed reviews. I was hoping a few people could give me feedback on what works for their skin. Thank you.
I have very sensitive skin and a lot of the products out there were either too irritating for me (I turned bright red) or they didn’t work (acne continued) or they were just too expensive. So, I know how you feel. Fortunately, I figured out that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money to control acne. There are just a few things to remember:
First, make sure you cleanse at least once a day(body) and wash your face in the morning and at night. Don’t overdo it here (sometimes people shower more often thinking they’ll get rid of the acne by washing it away – you can actually make things worse if you strip away too much of your natural oils because your skin will respond with making more oil – causing more acne.) If, however, you sweat a lot, you may want to wash your skin again (even it it’s just with a wash cloth) – for instance, after playing sports, etc. Wash with a cleanser that YOUR skin responds to. But, do not choose a cleanser that has alcohol in it (as this also causes your skin to dry out and cause more acne). Also, avoid anything with fragrance (this was big for me).
Also, I would also exfoliate on a regular basis. Exfoliating your skin will help remove dead skin cells that get trapped because of too much sebum (oil) on your skin – causing pores to get clogged…thus forming acne. With oily skin, you should exfoliate 3-5 per week. (If you have dry or sensitive skin, only once per week; Normal skin would be everyday.)
One last thing…regarding benzoyl peroxide: In order to get good results (for most people) is to use it on a consistent basis. Usually a 2.5% concentration works for most people if you use it daily. I think it works quite well for acne. There is usually no need for higher concentrations.
Other suggestions I can provide are to drink lots of water and I know there is big debate that food doesn’t cause acne; however, it’s better to choose foods that are healthy for you – thus allowing your body to repair itself (whether from an illness or acne). No need to deprive yourself…start slow and you’ll get there.
Listen to your skin and don’t overdo it. Be as consistent as possible with your skin care regimen and you should be able to keep your acne at bay – without spending a lot of money. I hope this helps you!!
I have mild to normal acne and some redness but I have dry skin, so most acne treatments dry out my skin badly. What is a good acne cleanser, moisturizer, and toner I could use? Please don’t answer something like proactive or any expensive products.. stick with drugstore products if you can. Oh yeah for an exfoliator I use the St. Ives green tea scrub once a week.
I myself have mild acne, redness and dry skin. I was recommended by my dermatologist to use CeraVe acne cleanser and moisturizer. It is working well so far and my face isn’t dry at all. That and cetaphil works well too. You can find them at Target, or your local grocery and drug store.
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First, I understand where you’re coming from. I grew up with really bad acne, not only on my face but on my body as well. It was embarrassing and I tried everything including cleansers, creams, prescription medications, antibiotics, over the counter medications, and even shots from the dermatologist (ouch!) to get rid of it. I never did until many years later when it didn’t matter as much.
Here’s what I found out after lots of research and trial and error, the hard way.
It’s not a topical issue, it doesn’t help much to treat it from the outside, it’s an inside job. When you treat it from the outside it’s like treating the symptoms, not the cause. You’ll hear from many people that’s not the case, and it’s usually because they want you to buy their creams or lotions, and keep buying them month after month after month (or they haven’t experienced the truth). Of course, when you stop using it (as you’ve experienced) your blemishes come back… Because you’re not treating the cause. And the costs for all of these routines/drugs add up month after month.
If you think about it logically, it makes sense. Why do we get rashes, breakouts, or other skin irritations? It’s usually because of something we ate, something that wasn’t meant to be put on our skin, something that caused us stress and our body reacts to all those things.
Bottom line is that most every cause of acne is related to what you eat, how you feel and how you take care of yourself. Your skin is a reflection of what’s on the inside. We have lots of toxins building up in our systems and they have to be cleaned out on the inside and that will reflect on the outside. The blemishes, rashes, acne, etc are indications that your body is reacting to what you’re eating, to stress, toxins, chemicals, hormones… Literally a great number of things.
Basically what I did in a nutshell was clean out my system by taking out the processed and junk foods, and added as much fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet as possible. This part is key. I also started drinking a lot of water daily, starting with 3 or 4 glasses when I wake up (adding a squeeze of fresh lemon at times). I also got more active every day, walking, running, sports, jumping, whatever, just getting active. It not only gave me more energy, it help flush out the toxins that were clogging up my system.
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I am 17 years old and I have acne. I am looking for some natural prevention methods of acne. No creams or anything. I heard that eating cashews helps prevent acne. Are there any other foods I should eat or other natural methods of prevention?
Okay apparently people are missing your keyword “natural”. One method that has always worked for me is apple cider vinegar. I use it as a toner and I also make two beverages a day with it. That really helps keep my skin clean and clear. After about a month it gives your skin a really nice complexion. Here is a article with the recipe and more info.
I’m undergoing treatment for my acne by my doctor. I have to do 3 different things and one of them is to use Clindamycin Phosphate pledgets twice a day on my face. But as the side effects say, my face is very dry and red. I want to find a product that might help with the dryness and redness of my skin during this treatment. Any suggestions?
You can moisturize with any noncomedogenic (look for it on the label) moisturizer. If the Clindamycin is causing the irritation, ask for the lotion form as it is not as drying as the pledgets. You may be using other irritating medications such as benzoyl peroxide and a retinoid (differin, tazorac, atralin, retin a, tretinoin and so on) which may also be causing problems. Even if they are changing to the lotion may help the situation overall.
I am interested in anything from chemical peels to laser treatments. I am just tired of my skin and want to do something that works.
Before going to the extreme with chemical peels and laser treatments, there are some very helpful and very inexpensive tips on reducing the look of the scars.
I found that this website has great tips and different things you can do to help with the acne scarring.
I hope this helps you out, I actually do use the lemon juice about twice a week and it has help out the look of my face.
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I have a bunch of tiny acne bump all over my cheeks and I don’t know to get rid of them. I want to get rid of them for christmas to look good but idk how to. I don’t wanna buy anthing for it. So if u have any natural home remedies that work really good and fast PLEASE tell me
They may leave a small scar, but that can be covered with a little make-up too. So that is minor. I personally use a dab of toothpaste on the pimple or some alcohol. Both of these products dry up the pimple and reduce its size.
My experience….I hope it helps for you too
I have tried almost everything to get rid of my acne and nothing seems to work. I don’t need anything to dry it out, I just need something to get rid of them. I have them all over my forehead. Any suggestions would be great, it can be home remedies or things that I can purchase at a store. Thanks!
Put a dab of tooth paste and its gonna burn a little doesn’t matter what kind leave it on for 20 minutes then wet a towel (warm) and dap it off its gonna get dryish.
I want to get rid of them soon. Like, 3 days to a week. If u have any home remedies that help FAST please tell me. Please also tell me the procedure, how long i should keep it on, when il see results etc.
Vitamin E oil caplets. Pop one open and put on your face over night. Use vitamin E cream during the day. It’s amazing! You won’t believe how fast your face clears up!
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I am looking to get rid of a few acne scars & even my skin tone. I am 28.
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I have had acne for like 5 years and i would like to know what has helped some people. I have tried Proactive, murad,and clearasil plus some at home things and none of them seem to change it at all plz help
When I was a younger, (teens / early twenties) I had Acne Vulgaris (the severe type of acne). Accutane was the only thing that cleared it all up. I still have an occasional breakout, but it is rare, and minor in comparison to the past. Also, having a good daily hygiene regimen helps immensely.
Consult a dermatologist to find what would be best for you.
5 yrs back i was taking treatment for acne vulgaris moderate …i was given azifast tab 500mg ,a ret gel 0.05 then 0.01 ,nadoxin cream etc…………….now scars are left behind i consulted a diff dr. he gave me deriva -cms gel & emolene .will scars go with this ?n how long will it take ?
Cucumrer (Kheera) juice 15 ml + Mint ( Pudeena) juice 15 ml + Tomato juice 10 ml + Holy Basil Leaves juice 5 Ml + Lemon juice 10 Ml + Glycerin 10 ml , mix & store. Apply it over the scar & spots at bed time with cotton ball , Continue till cure. You will see that scar & spots are fading with 15 days application.
Do not squeeze pimples or acne this acts leave dark spots on face’.
Apply honey over your acne or pimples at bed time & wash face with water in morning it will check the popping of acne/ pimples.for 1 month.
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I’m a guy and I have two weeks before I have a big event, and I need to get rid of red acne marks on my forehead. I currently have Retina-A, Hydrogen Peroxide, Tazorac gel & cream, Benzyl Peroxide Acne wash, and lemons. Which one would be the fastest to get rid of acne marks? And don’t worry about pain, I have a good reaction to creams like Tazorac, never felt pain from it.
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Ok so iv been on this acne medication for 3 years, and yes it does clear up my face, but i cant sweat, work out, or go a few weeks without my skin breaking out again. i really want to get rid of acne for good, i really hate looking in the mirror and seeing it. advice please, im 16 years old
I’d get off the medication and let nature take its course.
School starts in 8 days and I would like to get rid of my acne. I have oily skin and hair. I have large, painful cysts on my back and many scars on my chest. I don’t know what I have on my face, but it’s itchy and a lot less painful than my back.
8 days, not three! I do wash my face, twice a day. I shower daily.
Oh yeah, they’re stress induced. A lot have gone away since school ended.
Get good sleep. Stress increases your skin’s oiliness, which, combined with sweat and dirt, can clog pores and cause pimples. (Change your pillowcase frequently.)
Acne medications may cause your skin to initially break out worse than before because all FDA-approved acne medications (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur) are causing your skin to regenerate faster. This brings existing acne pimples already under your skin (but not visible yet) to the surface, which in turn causes a massive but fortunately temporary break out. Give the medications time to work — about one to two weeks — and you will notice a big difference in the quality of your skin.
See a dermatologist if over the counter remedies do not work. They specialize in skin care and can prescribe you medicines that help you improve it.
Drink plenty of water. Staying well hydrated can help your condition improve, because the “waste management” control system in your body requires a lot of water to do its job. Without enough water, the body has difficulty removing some waste products efficiently.
Look for face washes which contain the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. This is the key ingredient in some of the best face washes. Use a 5-10% benzoyl peroxide of mild to moderate acne and 10% for severe.
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I need a hormonal acne treatment..I’m 19 and I have recently discovered that my acne is entirely hormonal and so it has been a pain to try and resolve.What is the best treatment for hormonal acne that you used or heard from someone else and worked..?
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I have slight acne due to my enbrel injections. I have JRA which is an auto immune disorder. I’ve tried everything to keep my skin healthy by buying acne treatments but none of them seem to work and since my immune system is lowered, minor scabs or bruises take forever to heal.
You can try what I do. It’s sounds ridiculous but it work wonders. I make my own face lotion and put it on before my make up. This is the ingredients: a tube of travel size tooth paste (it’s should be for whitening preferable crest or colgate), 4 tablespoons of aloe Vera gel ( they have green or clear but I get green), half a lemon (squeeze out the juice), and 2 tsp of a foam ance treatment called Ancefree all day ance control it comes in a white bottle with a white and green label and orange top can find it at cvs and walgreens. Mix all that together and chill. Use it everyday and your skin will look amazing!
I’ve tried everything. I’ve used witch hazel, jojoba oil, clearasil, most neutrogena products, exposed acne treatment, proactive, and a few others. I don’t know where to go from here. I even visited a dermatologist and used differin which did nothing. My acne isn’t that severe, I’d just rather get rid of (more of) it and all of it if possible.
Can someone give me something that will help me? I’ll try almost anything at this point.
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