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.
You can also find a lot of useful information at:
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.
You can get more tips and remedies to get rid of acne and blackheads by checking this link;
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I am 18 years old and i have acne and really bad scars and blemishes!!! Ive used everything my dermatologists have recomended such as acutane and other medications and nothing helps. Ive even tried proactive but that had no effect on my skin.i have really really sensitive skin and everytime i try something it makes me break out. Please help me to find something that will clear my scars and stop me from breaking out. And also to get rid of my blemishes. Thank u.—-Jake
One of the most popular home remedies is to put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed .Make sure it is the paste and not the gel.
Place strawberry leaves on the acne ,the alkalinity helps reduce the swelling.
These are one of the smellier home remedies for getting rid of a pimple overnight.Crush a couple of garlic cloves and dabbed on the face 1-2 times daily.
Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on the pimple.Your pimple should disappear overnight or become less visible.
Mix 1 teaspoon of finely ground cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and apply to your pimples frequently this should also do the trick.
Put ice on the pimple before going to bed ,by morning it should be noticeably smaller.This works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.
Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area.Leave for about 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Combine together in a bowl some vinegar and salt in a bowl,dab this mixture on your pimples ,leave for about 15-20 minutes and the rinse off.
Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply to affected area,this will make your pimples vanish without leaving any marks.Poof and it is gone.
Apply juice of raw papaya including the skin and seed on swelling acne to get rid of overnight.
Apply the pulp from ripe tomatoes on your blemish and leave for a hour,then wash and get rid of your pimple overnight.
Apply grated potatoes on the skin to treat pimples and reduce swelling.
Follow any one of the instructions above ,I am sure one will work for you and good luck.You going to need it because some pimples are very stubborn.
i did have the same problem and it helped a lot. Hope it helps U too!!!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is obtained from the Melaleuca alternifoliais tree from Australia. It is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances called Terpenes. Acne is often caused by bacteria and the Terpenes either outright kill them or weaken them enough to be destroyed by protective antibodies. There are very little side effects from using Tea Tree Oil.
The watery gel from Aloe Vera plant is also a highly effective natural cure against Acne. The enzyme-rich gel has very soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can also be taken internally and helps clean up and detox the digestive tract. This in turn can help clear up the skin.
Zinc is taken in the form of capsules. It helps to strengthen the human immune system and to repair the skin.
Vitamin A tablets are also a natural and effective Acne cure. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin.
Vitamin E also helps in countering Acne. It is a natural antioxidant and beneficial for the skin. Vitamin E comes in soft gelatin capsules that contain Vitamin E, Soybean Oil, Glycerin, and Water.
Some Natural Homemade Cures to counter Acne
The most important thing to do if you suffer from Acne is to drink at least four pints of water every day. Drinking a lot of water is very beneficial to your skin. Including fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables in your daily diet will also bring about a marked improvement in the quality of your complexion.
Before bathing, apply a mixture of tomato pulp – real tomota pulp, not packaged one – honey and rose-water to your face and keep for twenty minutes before washing off.
At night, before going to bed, apply a mix of cream, glycerine, and lemon juice to your face and again keep it on for a short while before washing.
Regular Yoga exercises will also improve skin and overall health.
Things to Avoid
Avoid touching your face all the time, keep your hair away from your face, and avoid picking at pimples.
Another important thing if you’re prone to Acne is to avoid using heavy make-up – in fact, it is preferable to avoid make-up altogether. For an effective cure, stay as natural as possible.
I have severe acne i guess, my acne has improved alot form BenzaClin, but i have to put alot of moisteriser on because it dires out my skin so bad. I still break out in clumps and big soar pimples/spots. My skin looks gross because it is faded from the BenzaClin and red from my acne and it is all scared. Does anyone know how to get rid of redness and remove scars while still getting rid of my acne?
Mandy J !
Below are presented a couple of things you need to do as a part of acne pimples, and scar removal home remedy treatment:
* Gently apply fresh limejuice on pimples and blackheads.
* Dab the mixture made by combining 1 tsp fresh coriander powder and a pinch of turmeric powder on the pimples, while going to bed in the night and wash it off when you wake up the next morning.
* Take a few fresh curry leaves and make a paste. Apply the paste on the acne-affected area and keep it overnight and wash it off with warm water the next morning.
* Apply the paste made of nutmeg (Jaiphal) and raw milk on acne and wash it off after 20 minutes. Do it for about 10-12 days and see the magical effects.
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i have moderate acne, and on the areas of my acne i also have eczema! so its very hard for me to try and deal with both since their opposite problems with opposite needs.
Homemade remedy to clear acne for a lifetime:
Things You’ll Need:
All natural facial soap, as pure as you can get it.
Benzoyl Peroxide, any strenth
Facial Mask, green clay type
Clean dry towel
Wash your skin lightly with an all-natural bar soap. I use Dr. Bronners Lavender bar soap. Be careful not to scrub your skin. All you need to do is to create a nice lather all over and rinse well with clean water.
While your skin is still wet, pour about 2 Tbsp. Of Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) into your hand. Add to it just enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste all over your face and light work it around your face in circular motions for about 1 minute. Be careful not to press to hard, just use light circular motions. Rinse well with clean water.
Dry your skin by patting it lightly with a towel. Apply the Benzoyl Peroxide ONLY to the active acne spots. Allow to dry and then dab a little mud mask only on the spots. Leave on overnight.
You will gradually reduce the use of Benzoyl Peroxide as your skin clears until you do not use it at all. The Baking Soda works very quickly
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basically what I’m asking is is there a difference between acne scars and other kind of scars? if something gets rid of acne scars would it work for any kind of scar?
I would assume so, yeah. Maybe treatments/creams for acne scars are gentler on the skin though since you’re putting it on your FACE. If something to get rid of regular scars (like Mederma) is cheaper than cream for acne scars, I would just go and buy the cheaper one because it should work the same way.
EDIT: in response to the other person’s answer… Lemon juice will really dry out your face. I wouldn’t recommend doing that.
Are there any remedies or products out there that can help me get rid of by acne scars?
Any help would be great, Thanks.
You might try lemon juice. It is a mild bleaching agent and is supposed to reduce the redness of acne scars. Plus, it contains Salicylic Acid which exfoliate your skin and open clogged pores. You mix it with water and apply to your skin for 20 minutes and wash it off.
Is it possible to get rid of acne scars by staying in the sun?
Please use sources if possible, if it isnt possible then just skip it and use personal references or whatever.
I need urgent help!
No way! Go and see your Doctor and ask his advice because there are various treatments available, including laser. Hope you get sorted.
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My acne treatment states I should not store it above 25°C. Unfortunately, I left it in my car for three hours at high temperature. Does that solution remain effective and/or safe to use after high temperature exposure?
Here are some remedies to treat acne:
I use to use Proactiv but after 3 years it stopped working and now that I am in college I broke out like crazy! I have seriously spend so much money on acne treatments, I am currently using Pronexin but I doubt it is working either. I don’t know what else to do.
A professional dermatologist will be able to help you.
how much are laser acne treatments in california ? i know in different states the prices vary from one another.
I think its not necessary to go with laser treatment for acne.
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