Treatments For Acne Vulgaris

William asks…

Do they usually pop your pimples in a facial?

the other day i got a facial.And the lady that did my facial popped all my pimples.After the treatment my checks were really red. by her popping my pimples am i going to have acne scars on my face.

admin answers:

As a DERMATOLOGIST, I would say common treatments may not be the answer. Example… Patients using Benzol Peroxide may have a reaction in which irritates their skin even more and would have only some effects on the Acne vulgaris (Common form of Acne on the face). (Tretinoin) such as Retin-A may be the answer for them. Another word, each individual person will respond to each medication in a different way. I am a dermatologist but I can’t say which medication would best fit you over the internet. My best suggestion is… First try out “over-the-counter medication” such as Benzol Peroxide. If that does not solve your problem, you need to see a local dermatologist. These medications treats Acne Vulgaris and also Propionibacterium acnes, which are caused from bacteria. You need to wash the face with disinfectant soap/face wash EVERYDAY.

Other possibility includes:
-genetics ( your uncle Phil, your aunt Lisa, your grandpa/grandma)
-puberty(from increase in hormones)

Alternatives for adults still encountering Acne:
- Injections
- Pills
- Laser Skin Treatments

“Pimple Marks”
Pimple marks we call “Acne scars” these aftermath scars are caused because you agitated your inflammations. Either making them more red, or just popping them out. You can get rid of those scars by bleach cream. The most common is [Hydroquinone] 4% USP. As a dermatologist, the most common I prescribe is “Lusta-AF (4% USP) w/sunscreen” I suggest if you are interested in getting rid of aftermath scars, you need to use bleach cream and STAY INDOOR. Sunscreen or not, these medications will mess up your skin even more if you are exposed to sunlight.

James asks…

How do you maintain a beautiful, flawless, pimple-free back?

I am having a very bad skin on my upper back lately. There are pimples also and it seems like it’s getting worse. My back wasn’t like this before. Do you have any beauty tips to have a beautiful, flawless and pimple-free back? Thanks for your tips and pieces of advice in advance.

admin answers:

Hi Toni, Haven’t seen you around in a while. Sorry to hear you are having trouble of this kind. There are about a million different products that you can buy specifically for this kind of problem. Some will work and some won’t. The problem is that no one knows for sure exactly what your problem really is and what is causing it. A lot of the answers that you have already received suggest that you are suffering from acne.

While your problem may not be acne, it is worth your while to review what acne actually is and what causes it and how to treat it, because topical ointments and other treatments may eventually solve the problem but they don’t address the underlyng issues. Here is a link I think you should check out before you do anything else.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne_vulgaris

This article in Wikipedia will detail what the causes and the results of acne are and suggest what to do as a follow-up if these treatments don’t work.

Basically what it boils down to is hygiene. You have developed areas on your back where the pores are clogged with a substance called sebum which amounts to skin oil along with a clot of dead skin cells.

The best treatment for this is to get yourself a good back-scrubber – one that is referred to as an exfoliant brush or scrubber. Use this with a good brand name anti-bacterial soap on your back only – not on your face or other tender parts of your body. Over a period of time you should see some results from this treatment, but if you don’t see some improvement over a period of two to three weeks, then you should probably best go to see a dermatologist for some expert advice.

As I said at the beginning, there are tones of topical ointments, creams, clensers, etc that claim to be the magic cure-all, but before you start investing a lot of money in magic cure-alls, try just investing some time, effort and a little common sense in treating this condition and I think you will find that it will go away on its on.

Of course, you should not cease the treatment once the condition is cleared up. One of the areas that is hardest to take care of is our back, and so investing in some tools and some basic clensers for your back seems to me to be the wisest choice.

I wish you the best of luck and I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. Good luck and best wishes, Papadoc

Sharon asks…

Is my skin supposed to peel while using medications for rosacea?

I’ve had my dentist and my hair stylist both tell me my skin shouldn’t peel since it’s already sensitive as it is, even though the side effects of the medication include burning sensation, peeling, etc. I’m worried that the dermatologist might be prescribing me those medications just to get me to come back when things get worse. Should I continue treatment, or seek help elsewhere? He gave me a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash, and prescribed me Aczone as well as Tazorac.

Any help is appreciated :)

admin answers:

Your skin is peeling because you are using Tazorac. Tazorac is a topical retinoid medication. “The mechanism of tazarotene action in acne vulgaris is not defined. However, the basis of tazarotene’s therapeutic effect in acne may be due to its anti-hyperproliferative, normalizing-of-differentiation and anti-inflammatory effects. Tazarotene inhibited corneocyte accumulation in rhino mouse skin and cross-linked envelope formation in cultured human keratinocytes. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown.”- from Tazorac insert. I use Tazorac and I had peeling going on for a couple of weeks (2-4 weeks). After that, my skin looked absolutely flawless. Please make sure the use sunscreen because your skin will be very photosensitive. I would be very cautious on using Aczone. Aczone is an antibiotic and should be used carefully. You definitely don’t want to develop any drug resistant strains of p. Acnes. Good luck!

*Disclaimer* The author is not a medical professional, and this information should not be considered medical advice. This information should NOT be used to replace consultation with or treatment by a trained medical professional, therapist, or any other qualified expert.The author has made considerable efforts to present accurate and reliable information. However, the author does not take any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information herein.

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Get Rid Of Acne

Laura asks…

How do I get rid of acne and an even skin tone?

Every time I get rid of one pimple i find another one on my face. When my whole face is clear my skin tone is all uneven.
How do I get rid of acne and how can I prevent it? Easy ways to get an even skin tone?? Also what face washes work for you?
Thanks for All the help!!!

admin answers:

Pro active cleans acne away really well, its expensive though! Viche works well and if youre looking for something cheap, clean and clear is a good one!

Maria asks…

What are some good drugstore powder foundations gets rid of acne, and clears blemishes, AND stays on all day?

I want a foundation so that i can keep my face from being oily and stays the whole day without coming off. I put my makeup on at like 6 in the morning and then i get home after 4, and all my makeup looks washed out. I am looking for a good drugstore powder foundation that actually gets rid of acne and doesnt clog up your pores. What are some suggestions? and are there any good ones around 10 dollars?

admin answers:

Use Almay clear complexion foundation and concealer great it Hides
acne and clear up it too great coverage last all day.

Also Neutrogena skinclearing foundation and concealer and Pressed powder good
Medium coverage and oil free.

Mark asks…

How do I use organics to make my skin lighter and get rid of Acne?

How do I make my skin lighter naturally? Like using vegetables and shit? AND how do I get rid of Acne with organics [vegetables, tea, etc.]

admin answers:

Hi, I am a DIY person :) so I am always looking for homemade stuff instead of buying.

I looked into the matter and I found out many natural home remedies for acne. Most of them will help your skin heal from the damage caused by your acne, but they won’t cure the acne.

But I didn’t give up. One theory that made sense to me is that you need to treat the internal problem causing acne. That is – hormonal imbalances, toxines etc..

How can you do that? – Primarily you must help the liver, the pancreas and the kidney.

I am currently using “Apple Cider Vinegar” which is a natural cure for acne.

Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural agent that cures acne by killing the bacteria and balancing our skin’s pH level (which is a measure of acidity). It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne.

In the spring I will take a Dandelion cure.

Dandelion shuns wet places, it has two outstanding qualities: it is useful in disorders of the liver and of the gallbladder.
Dandelion and Stinging Nettle have a blood purifying effect. They aide the functions of the liver and the pancreas, thus reducing the hormonal imbalances in the body.

Infusion: 1 heaped tablespoon of roots is soaked in cold water overnight, brought to the boil and strained next day. This amount is apportionately sipped, half an hour before and half an hour after breakfast.

I also recommend a Nettle cure as an acne remedy.

- Wear gloves when handling fresh nettle plants.
- Remove leaves from stems and discard stems.
- Fill a teapot full of nettle leaves
- Pour boiling water over the leaves.
- Steep for 5 minutes.
- Add honey and/or lemon if desired and drink.

The tea will be somewhat bitter. However, it is quite nutritious an especially high in calcium.

Other quick homemade acne treatments I found to keep your skin clean:

1. Garlic is an excellent treatment for acne, in case you did not know. Just rub with a garlic clove cut in two over the acne, or cut into slivers a garlic clove and apply over acne with a plaster, leaving overnight to act;

2. Onion is a good apprentice in the fight against acne and its traces when it disappears. Make a puree with the blender and apply it as a facial mask once a week;

3. Lemon juice applied to skin helps to close pores, and to increase the brightness of skin;

4. Baking soda mixed with vegetal soap (preferably soap made only from olive oil or vegetable oil) is the best antibacterial scrub the skin;

5. Mixture of fine sea salt to whites of an egg is very good for sensitive skin attacked by acne. Apply as a mask and remove easily with circular movements;

6. Honey can be applied as a mask for acne skin;

7. Vinegar is a good tonic antiseptic for acne, acting very gentle if you mix in equal proportion with water or green tea;

8. Yogurt is very effective and safe for skin prone to acne. Apply directly from the jar, let it react 5-10 minutes, then rinse;

9. Cut a gauze circle about the size of the face, soak it in fresh made green tea (very hot but not boiling) and apply on face. Let dry and remove carefully;

10. Herbs such as echinacea, rosemary, dill and parsley are great for teas and infusions wich purify the skin.

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Acne Treatments For Men

Carol asks…

Are there any treatments for hormonally influenced acne in men?

Something like what birth control does for women, but for men.

admin answers:

It doesn’t matter that your acne is caused by hormones–most acne is which is why it becomes common in puberty.

If you are looking for a low cost, effective way of getting rid of acne I suggest that you try red clover acne tea. It’s actually and blend of serveral natural ingredients and good for a variery of inflamatory skin conditions, acne being one of them. I personally endorse this product because I use it and began using it without telling my familiy about it, drinking it one to two times a day.

Shortly after beginning to use it–about 2 weeks–I was helping my mother do something on the computer. She kept looking looking at me. Finally, she just stopped and said “What did you do to you skin?” Confused, I said “Nothing. Why?” She said “It looks so much better and so healthy!” Thinking rapidly I responded “Oh, that. I started to drink this special tea to help me with my acne. I suppose it’s working!”

I’ve now been using red clover tea for a few month and my skin is healthier than ever. The bumps on my face have gone down, my skin is smoother than ever and my skin is less oily. The bumps on my back have also gone down. I still have a few but compared to before they’re nothing about which to complain. The best part is that it only costs me $15 every 6 weeks to 2 months to maintain my acne fighting routine which is significantly less than other acne fighting systems like Proactiv or Klear and my skin is not left feeling dry and tight, as is a common side effect with those systems.

I do continue to clean my face a few times a week with a facial cleanser and I do use a drying agent every now and again as they do have their benefits but I do not rely on them anymore.

Red Clover Acne Tea has been the most effective acne fighting product I’ve ever tried and will continue to us it.

If you’d like to try it go here:

http://www.jewelry-city-and-more.com/product/red-clover-acne-tea

Laura asks…

Best way to remove unwanted body hair? (male) How expensive is laser removal? Is it effective?

Mainly chest hair and back hair. Shaving usually results in little red bumps and acne and irritation (rash almost like)…
I have heard it tends to lessen after several shavings but my skin seems sensitive to this..
any hints or tips or advice is appreciated. I would consider laser removal or something permanent also, just don’t know if its effective and works for the cost. Thanks.

admin answers:

If you want to perminantly get rid of body hair I suggest the hair removal route. Go to a couple dermatologists and get a couple quotes. It may cost a couple thousand because it usually takes more than one treatment (especially for men) but if you want to get rid of the hair forever it’s worth it.

If your skin is having problems while shaving you probably aren’t doing it right. You might be using a dull razor, one with too many blades than you need, aren’t using enough shaving cream, or you are pressing too hard. A razor won’t irritate your skin that bad when you shave with enough cream.

Waxing works well too but that’s exspensive over time, it’s best just to get laser removal.

-Connor

Linda asks…

What is the best type of face cleanser and moisturizer to use on sensitive skin?

See, I have sensitive skin and ezcema (skin allergy) (which probably causes my skin to be sensitive). Anyway, I can’t use a lot of products because they are too harsh for my skin. I have some acne (which is some part to do with the ezcema) and some dryness. I use Aveeno Clear Complexion cleanser, but I don’t really see it making a difference in my skin’s appearance as it says it does. But, it doesn’t make it worse, like drying it out or making it read and irritated. So, what are the best products to use???

admin answers:

THIS WORKS FAST & CHEAP!!!
I used Tetracyclin, Proactive, Retina A and had many expensive facials with less than good results.
This has worked for me and many many other happy people.

Go to pharm.,Drug store, or Walmart, buy “PURPOSE” bar of soap – Blue box – Made by Johnson & Johnson – wash your face with this
2-3x’s per day. Also pick up a LOW strength Benzoyl-peroxide cream, apply the cream by dabbing
to the individual blemishes…. DONT rub it in works using a oxidation/reduction reaction..It will unclog
dry it out and bring it to a head…DONT over use this or put anywhere else on your face. It will cause drying and make you look worse.

Salicylates such as found in regular asprin among other products work very similar but also remove layers of skin…
Other over the counter creams with this product will dry out pimples but maybe too hash and cause surrounding skin trauma..
I have seen many people recommending crushing asprin and making a paste which probably will dry out the blemish but again
pretty strong and probably will cause more tissue damage and bigger scars as an anti inflammatory
probably would take the reddness out… Again pretty harsh for sensative skin.

Also, If need which probably will for moisture ASK FOR “NUTRADERM lotion” – the orginal not the new stuff, this works
great and wont clog pores or leave a residue on your skin…Any lotion that is completely oil free and hypoallergic should
work but again I recommend Nutraderm. I have heard from people online that “Purpose” also makes a lotion that is good, Nutragena, and Nivea
make good products also. I recommend Nutraderm from experience and my dematologist.

“Purpose Bar” & “Nutraderm” are oil free and hypoallergic they contain no perfumes and are great for both men and women.
I have also heard great reports of this soap helping improve skin tone. Some people recommend the “Purpose luqid soap” saying
that the bar did dry out their skin some. The rational behind using the bar is that there are no ingredients in it that will clog pores, and
according to dermatologists they recommend the Bar. I have also heard good responses from “cetaphil soap”. These products are safe for all skin colors and tones. I highly discourage use
of Proactive and other harsh chemicals for people with some natural color in their face due to the bleaching and drying effect it has
shown in many many people.

Additonal TIPS: acne, pimples, etc are frequently cause by a bacteria or hormone issues that cause clogging of pores.
DONT PICK POP POKE (your hands are the dirtiest part of your body) and will cause: infections, spreading of germs, more breakouts and scarring
DONT EVER listen to people online who tell you to scrub your sensative skin or use harsh chemicals
such as: Lemon juice, vinagar, alcohol, etc… DONT EVER use that APRICOT CRAP!!! DONT USE
PROACTIVE- this is expensive and harsh it may kill the bacteria cause also Benzoyl based wash but
will irritate skin and cause bleaching of face and neck…. Other similar treatments may work.. Also
things such as Accutane but have SERIOUS side effects such as Major Depression, & birth defects in unborn children, among others
If you wear make up make sure it is oil free, & hypoallergic…Eating healthy…Drinking plenty of water.. Changing pillow cases freq.
Etc …avoiding dirty sports equp. Such as helmets…can not hurt…Acne/pimples again are caused by pores/hair follicles becoming plugged
up, this plugging then causes an inflammatory reaction – reddness and infection (pimple)..black head is dirt trapped in pore, while a white
head is the same thing you just dont see the dirt instead you see white pus (lymphocytes that accumulate in the area to fight the infection)
It has been shown in many studies this most often not caused by what you eat (chocolate etc… Or how clean you are) but most often by either excess oils plugging pores or a bacteria
on the skins surface. – Proactive works in some people because it is a strong Benzoyl peroxide based washed but is most freq. To strong
for people with sensative skin – this is why alot of people get excessive drying and flaking, rashes, bleaching or breakouts from the product.
Retina-A does decrease the bacterial growth on your face but also removes dead/living skin, this can work well in some individuals and
has been shown to reduce wrinkles and scars but again I feel this is pretty harsh on sensative skin prone to breakouts. If you choose
Retina-A never use this product during the day only at night due to the sensativity it will give you to the sun. You must also get a perscription
for this product and I really don’t believe it is worth the damage it does to your skin. In some rare cases for very deep/large boils and cyst types
of pimples oral antibiotics maybe needed but I would first recommend trying “purpose” and a low dose “benzoyl-peroxide cream” along with a good
oil free moisturizer “Nutraderm… Etc” this does work well.

THIS WORKS FAST AND CHEAP!!! I no longer get expensive facials, take oral antibiotics, or even NEED makeup… I am very happy – Have
very good skin… And have many many other happy friends… THANKS again to my WONDERFUL
DERMATOLOGIST… TRY THIS!! GOOD LUCK…. PS. “PURPOSE” costs about $3 ———————————————
—-PSSS—sorry so long I have to keep adding more information to this to address common questions that always being asked….

OK more additons to this here are 2 links to yahoo question and answers… Given from people who used Alcohol and toothpaste to try to cure pimples:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmzOIbplZR3F9am.9lClrzvsy6IX?qid=20070320000738AAGNkw4&show=7#profile-info-MykwsVrgaa

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnI6PETXLwBFMhXf3GTNhRkAAAAA?qid=20070318151922AATb6bm&show=7#profile-info-cAExBdQdaa

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Get Rid Of Acne Fast Ice

Chris asks…

What can i use to get rid of acne scaring?

I’ve never had bad acne or anything but i get afew pimples around my mouth and chin, over the months the ones that have cleared etc and afew small ones remaining have left a red marks etc, what can i use to help clear them and keep my face clean

admin answers:

A ruff call. There are lots of diet ideas out there.

How to Get Rid of Acne: ………………Thanks to Mama Bear for the following.

Lemon Juice
Rub fresh lemon juice on your pimples with a gentle hand. The bleaching properties of lemon juice lighten the skin and thus reduce its appearance. Moreover, it removes the topmost layer of the skin surface where bacteria grows and controls the infection. Thus the healthy underlying skin is revealed. If you hesitate to use concentrated lemon juice on the pimple as you fear it may cause skin irritation, then you can dilute it with rose water.

Application of Ice
This is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. You have to pack up some crushed ice in an aluminum foil in order to prevent them from getting melted quickly. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap up the pack with a thin towel. Now apply it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. This will shrink the pores forcing the oil and dirt out of it. When the two main culprits are out, you can expect the pimple to clear up in no time.

Toothpaste
You can get rid of pimples overnight using toothpaste. Many people find it highly beneficial for this purpose. Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it on the pimple in such a way that the entire pimple is covered up with the toothpaste properly. Leave it on the pimple overnight. Next morning when you wash it off with warm water, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. The trick is that the toothpaste absorb all the oil from the pimple and reduce its size so much that it becomes invisible. However, a toothpaste with gel content is not suitable for this treatment.

Baking Soda
Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas of your face making small circular motions. Leave it on the acne for few minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliant property of the salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores. The baking soda soften up the skin and restore the normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, the pimple clears up fast.

Egg Mask
A simple egg mask can help you in getting rid of pimples from your face. Take one or two eggs as per your requirement. Break them and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask on your face. Keep it on the face overnight and then wash off with cold water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. To apply it, start with washing the face thoroughly with an antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a towel and then taking a cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar evenly on the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.

Steam and Clean
In the very initial stages of acne when it is still a small zit or just in the form of whitehead and blackhead you can try doing this. Clean your face with cleansing milk using cotton pads. Now scrub it with a gentle face scrub. Take steam on your face for about 8-10 minutes. Now take a sterilized blackhead remover and clean the blackheads and whiteheads. You can also try squeezing pimples if they are very small. Use a clean cotton pad to clean the pus or blood that flows out. Now finish by cleaning the area with an antiseptic lotion or a toner. This procedure will help keep your skin clean and avoid further acne breakouts. Following this everyday before going to bed is one of the easiest ways to get rid of acne fast at home.

Acne Prevention Tips
•Do not touch the skin areas which are affected by acne with your fingers, as it can spread the infection to other skin areas as well.
•Maintain hygiene i.e., use clean bed sheets, pillow cases and towels. Dirty towels can be the breeding ground of germs and bacteria, thereby causing severe cases of acne breakouts.
•Dandruff and oil in hair can cause acne too, so to prevent that, avoid doing such hair styles which make your hair touch or fall on your face.
•Exercise everyday as it helps in proper blood circulation, and adequate transfer of oxygen to all the body cells. Exercising will help in both reducing stress and preventing acne.
•Take shower after undertaking any kind of exercise or physical activity to prevent dirt and sweat from getting accumulated in the skin pores.
•Drink lots of fluids and water as it will help in elimination of wastes and toxins from the body, resulting in a blemish free, glowing skin.

Take care! Mama Bear

Linda asks…

How to get rid of these pimples?

I can count five big ones on my face, not the ones with the white toppings just the red ones. Doctor says it’s normal for ages 14-16 but I need to get rid of these, please help! And please don’t write anything about urine and lemons! Please!

admin answers:

See resolved Answers in the Skin section. Lots of good
ideas. Not just the best one- all the others.

How to Get Rid of Acne: …..Thanks to Mama Bear for the following.

Application of Ice
This is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. You have to pack up some crushed ice in an aluminum foil in order to prevent them from getting melted quickly. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap up the pack with a thin towel. Now apply it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. This will shrink the pores forcing the oil and dirt out of it. When the two main culprits are out, you can expect the pimple to clear up in no time.

Toothpaste
You can get rid of pimples overnight using toothpaste. Many people find it highly beneficial for this purpose. Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it on the pimple in such a way that the entire pimple is covered up with the toothpaste properly. Leave it on the pimple overnight. Next morning when you wash it off with warm water, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. The trick is that the toothpaste absorb all the oil from the pimple and reduce its size so much that it becomes invisible. However, a toothpaste with gel content is not suitable for this treatment.

Baking Soda
Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas of your face making small circular motions. Leave it on the acne for few minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliant property of the salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores. The baking soda soften up the skin and restore the normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, the pimple clears up fast.

Egg Mask
A simple egg mask can help you in getting rid of pimples from your face. Take one or two eggs as per your requirement. Break them and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask on your face. Keep it on the face overnight and then wash off with cold water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. To apply it, start with washing the face thoroughly with an antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a towel and then taking a cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar evenly on the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.

Steam and Clean
In the very initial stages of acne when it is still a small zit or just in the form of whitehead and blackhead you can try doing this. Clean your face with cleansing milk using cotton pads. Now scrub it with a gentle face scrub. Take steam on your face for about 8-10 minutes. Now take a sterilized blackhead remover and clean the blackheads and whiteheads. You can also try squeezing pimples if they are very small. Use a clean cotton pad to clean the pus or blood that flows out. Now finish by cleaning the area with an antiseptic lotion or a toner. This procedure will help keep your skin clean and avoid further acne breakouts. Following this everyday before going to bed is one of the easiest ways to get rid of acne fast at home.

Acne Prevention Tips

•Do not touch the skin areas which are affected by acne with your fingers, as it can spread the infection to other skin areas as well.
•Maintain hygiene i.e., use clean bed sheets, pillow cases and towels. Dirty towels can be the breeding ground of germs and bacteria, thereby causing severe cases of acne breakouts.
•Dandruff and oil in hair can cause acne too, so to prevent that, avoid doing such hair styles which make your hair touch or fall on your face.
•Exercise everyday as it helps in proper blood circulation, and adequate transfer of oxygen to all the body cells. Exercising will help in both reducing stress and preventing acne.
•Take shower after undertaking any kind of exercise or physical activity to prevent dirt and sweat from getting accumulated in the skin pores.
•Drink lots of fluids and water as it will help in elimination of wastes and toxins from the body, resulting in a blemish free, glowing skin.

Take care! Mama Bear

ps: Lemon juice part deleted per your request.

Helen asks…

What are good ways to get rid of acne?

Ok so I have acne all over my forehead,chin,and some on my cheeks.I get made fun of a lot for it.I wash my face every night in the shower,and sometimes(barely ever)in the morning.And I still have a lot of acne.It just won’t go away.Are there any good ways of getting rid of it so my face will be clearer?
PLEASE HELP!Thanks!

admin answers:

Ust the same skin type nd problem i used to hve….ok i will give u some home remedies that actually worked for me within 15 days or less…..dnt use products coz it will irritate ur skin later nd never use the ones that works very fast (they r the worst)….just use a neutrogena face wash for acne or with salicylic acid.

Try to do these things evryday, make sure ur doing it properly coz they r the main things to avoid acne (trust me)-

1. Water. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, trust me its very important nd its not optional at all…ur body needs a lot of water to get rid of toxins.

2. Sleep. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep. While ur sleeping ur body heals ur self so try to get at leats 8 hrs of sleep each night.

3. Hygiene. Very important!!! Try to shower evry day to keep ur self clean nd if not then chnge evryday coz the dead cells stick to ur clothes.

4. Moisturize. Moisturizing is very important. It hydrates ur skin. Try to use a gel type moisturizer coz its the best for oily skin.

5. Cleanse nd exfoliate. U need to do them because u need to get rid of dead cells. They can cause acne breakouts so alway try to cleanse ur face twice with a gentle acne face wash nd exfoliate ur skin with a facial sponge or with an exfoliating scrub.

Home remedies (stick to them daily, dnt skip one day)-

honey- it is a great moisturizer. It also helps to kill the bacterias. Try using menuka honey. Its fast nd really effective. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey nd 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply nd keep it for 1 hr.

Oatmeal- cook 1 tablespoon of oatmeal (u can cook more if u want but to use for 7 days but i like to use fresh ones) nd mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey again nd 1 tablespoon of plain yoghurt. Apply nd keep for 45 mins or until it dries.

Sandalwood (optional)- u can find it in indian shops. Mix sandalwood nd rosewater nd make a paste. Apply nd keep until it dries…its amazing for acne so try to use this.

Egg- at night time try to use n eggwhite mask. Its very effective. Mix lemon juice nd eggwhite nd apply then keep overnight.

Olive oil- massage ur face with extra virgin olive oil twice a day. It won’t clog ur pores at all nd its very very very good for the skin. I love this remedy.

Ice- it helps to close the pores on ur skin. Try to rub ur face with ice before applying eggwhite.

Steam- u can do it once a week but i do it evryday for my acne nd because the dostor told me to do it for my cold problem. Anyway, steaming helps to open pores nd the sweat that comes out helps to get rid of toxins. Steam ur face while in shower nd wash it with face wash.

Those were the things i always do caz im always free. I dnt knw whether u’ll hve time to do those things but try at leats to honey, oatmeal, eggwhite nd ice thing.

Some other home remedies that u can do if u hve extra time r-

tomatoes- rub tomatoes on ur face.

Aloe vera- juice or gel. Both r effective. It helps to heal the skin.

Cucumber- rub cucumber on ur face.

Papaya- rub papaya on ur face.

Egg yolk- its a natural moisturizer. Apply nd keep until it dries.

Aspirin mask- it might irritate ur skin. But it works for me. I think u should try it once nd in a small area to see if it works. Do it once a week. No more than that coz u hve sensitive skin!!

Essential oils- very effective ones r rosehip seed oil, lavender oil nd tea tree oil.

Those were the things i always do oh nd yeah i almost forgot-

chnge ur pillow cases evry two days.

Clean ur phne evry day.

Dnt touch ur face with dirty hands.

Keep ur hair away frm ur face.

If ur a girl then minimize the use of make ups nd if u do use them then use oil free make ups.

Hope this helped. I told u these things because i knw hw it feels to suffer frm acne. This helped me get rid of acne in about two weeks. Trust me products do nth but makes u breakout more. I would like to get the best answer :)

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Get Rid Of Acne In A Week

Ruth asks…

What is a simple way to get rid of acne without buying a product?

I want to get rid of my acne but I am not allowed to buy a product. So PLEASE help because school is starting soon. A natural way or with ingredients most people have at home. THANX!

admin answers:

Hi

There are many ways that can help you to get rid of your acne.
Here are some tips that were helpful for me to treat my acne:

Water

Drink a lot 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 very important vitamin for healthy skin. A little bit of fresh air and sunshine every day will also reduce the stress and increase oxygen to the skin. Even when it’s overcast, the sun’s rays reach us, so try to take a short walk outside every day.

Wash Your Face

Wash your face just one time a day. Don’t wash too many times , because that will cause only more production of oil on your skin. You can also use very gentle cleansers for normal skin that don’t dehydrate the skin and wash twice a day.

Get the Best Acne Treatment Product For Your Needs

Firstly, don’t go out and buy those “acne free in one night” products that are offered all over the place, they just don’t work and you will waste hundreds of dollars for nothing.

Why not? Well, because it takes time to get rid of acne and you will need at least few weeks to see any noticeable results. There is absolutely no way to cure your acne immediately.

There are too many acne products in the market in these days so when choosing your product make sure to check that you get at least 2 months full guarantee and check some reviews and testimonials about this specific product to be sure that it worth the money.

Hope it helps

Helen asks…

How do I get rid of acne in one week?

Hi everyone!
Prom is ONE week from tomorrow, and I want to get rid of my acne scars/pimples. I don’t have too bad acne, just some on my forehead and then scars and some pimples on my chin area. I’d like for it to be kind of simple solutions, and I can spend up to $30- but it needs to be supplies that I can get easily.
Thanks so much! I’m desperate here!!

admin answers:

There is no way to completely get rid of acne in a week.

But … Here are some tricks that will help you reduce the amount/ redness.

Coconut oil! Buy coconut oil from the groshery store try and get unrefined 100% coconut oil. It will feel really strange putting such and oily product on your face, but it works really well. Apply it at night before you go to bed. Be sure to wash your pillow cases often.

Dont touch your face. Try not to at all. Other than washing. There are so many oils on your fingers it clogs your pores.

Drink lots of water. It helps more than you would think.

Get some Vitimin C gel (often used for sunburns and such) It will help heal scares and reduce redness. You can apply this durring the day, it wont show up at all. And you can mix it 50/50 with the coconut oil for night time.

Also, when you wash your face, do not use a face cloth. Do not even use to towel to dry your face. Use paper towels. Face cloths and towels hold so much gunk. You dont want that on your skin.

Be sure to wash your face at least 2ce a day. Try using exfoliating acne wash to clean deep down.

All these tricks help me sooo much with acne. Hope it helps you too!

Laura asks…

good home recipes to getting rid of acne?

i would like to know some good home recipes on getting rid of acne. without buying acne products at the store.

admin answers:

In the US, millions of dollars are being spent each year on acne medication, and acne skin care products; however, as most people who suffer from acne can attest, the majority of these products only give temporary relief, with the added downside of mild to severe side effects.

If you’re someone who’s struggling with mild to moderate acne, you can control it with natural products you can find around the house, or your garden. Here are 5 great acne home remedy recipes that you can prepare right in your kitchen. These are things you can use safely to keep your pores closed, to treat surface infection, reduce swelling, and soften your skin.

Thyme As An Astringent

Thyme is excellent for treating acne. Add about 1 tablespoon of dried thyme, or a small bunch of fresh thyme to 1 cup of boiling water, and steep for at least fifteen minutes. Strain and store in a jar in the refrigerator. Apply to skin as an astringent to tighten pores. Keep in the refrigerator for about one week.

Calendula as a Toner

Calendula (marigold) is one of those power herbs that has many uses. Taken internally, calendula has been used to reduce inflammation, as a detox to cleanse the liver and gallbladder, and to treat digestive disorders. Calendula is also an excellent skin care herb for the treatment of acne. It soothes inflammation, and it’s effective in healing damaged tissue caused by acne.

Use calendula toner as part of your daily acne skin care regimen. To make the toner, add one teaspoon of dried calendula flowers to one cup of boiling water, and steep until it cools. Strain, and store in a clean jar with a tightly fitting lid. Keep in the refrigerator for about a week.

Keep Your Pores Clean With Garlic.

There have been many reports evidencing the healing benefits of garlic when applied to the skin to treat acne. Apply a paste of two crushed cloves of garlic to the face taking care not to get any of it in your eyes. Leave on for no more than 15 minutes. If the smell bothers you, lather your face with pure African black soap, and rinse with warm water.

This is a good treatment for acne, but you should use it with extreme caution if you have sensitive skin as garlic is very strong, and can burn, or irritate your skin. It’s recommended that you do a skin test before applying it to your full face. You can also use garlic juice by crushing the garlic and squeezing the juice through a garlic press. Do spot treatment directly on the pimples, and zits. Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Baking Soda As A Mask And Exfoliator

You can use baking soda to treat acne either as a mask or a scrub. When used as a facial mask, baking powder will absorb all the surface oil, tighten your pores, and leave your skin incredibly soft. To make the mask, mix baking soda with a little water into a paste. Apply to your face, and leave on for ten minutes, or until the mask is dry. Rinse with warm water.

You can also use baking soda as a scrub to eliminate flaking skin, and excess dirt from you pores. Rinse your face in warm water. While your skin is still dripping wet, begin to massage the baking powder into your skin in a circular motion, apply more water as needed. Follow with your favorite toner or astringent.

Clay Mask

Clay has been used as a healing therapy since ancient times. Many animals in the wild, and primitive tribes around the world have used clay instinctively to eliminate toxins from the body, to regulate digestive problems, and to treat skin disorders.

A clay facial mask does wonders for any kind of skin. In the case of a acne, regular use of clay masks reduce infection, swelling, and help close the pores while leaving you with a glowing skin. If you chose to use clay masks to treat acne, I recommend that you get pure living, therapeutic clay such as montmorillonite, bentonite, or pascalite. There are many prepared clay masks that you can find over the counter; however, most of them contain other ingredients, and preservatives.

As a remedy to treat acne, I recommend you apply a mask made of pure living clay at least once a week. Mix the clay with water to make a paste, apply to your face avoiding the eyes. Leave on until the clay dries then, rinse off with warm water.

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Get Rid Of Acne Fast

Carol asks…

What/Which foods cause pimples, and what is the fastest way to cure acne?

I’ve been a pretty tough runner in high school in some time, and I’ve been consuming foods that some people SUPPOSEDLY say are bad for acne. The problem is that these foods are what I need to sustain a healthy and buff running body. These foods include:
1.Peanut butter
2.Milk
3.Dairy products, like yogurt
4.Sweets (I know this is not runner-type food, but I’m just confused over whether this really causes acne).
5.Oil or “oily” foods
6.Fats, specifically saturated fat
7.Carbs, such as bread
I used to eat some of these foods on a somewhat regular basis. But now, I have no idea what to do considering what these foods are capable of. I want to have a healthy runner body, but I don’t want to have a pizza face either!!!! It drives me so mad I wanna tear my face apart. And I’ve been trying all kinds of remedies to try to get rid of my acne. I’ve tried Clearasil, fruits, and other solutions, but nothing seems to be working. I NEED HELP!!! Is there anything I could do to get rid of my acne faster?? And do the foods above really cause acne!? Any advice will help, cause I don’t want to lose my spot on the running team all because of a few blemishes on my face!!!

admin answers:

Hi, yes some of these foods may cause acne, such as chocolate, and oily foods. What you eat is only a very small part of what causes acne. Stress is the usual cause of severe acne, maybe you are putting too much pressure on yourself to be part of the team. I’m not saying you should quit, but try having a little more time for yourself. I would also wash my face after practice and track meet. It will clear up any dirt and sweat left behind. As far as products go, i would see a dermatologist depending on your skin type. CeraVe is a goo over the counter face wash for acne. Differin And Acanya are both prescribed topic cream but can be harsh for sensitive skin. Best of luck!

Mary asks…

How to get rid of acne fast?

Do you guys know any good home remedies for acne that work fast? Or just anything in general that will help get rid of acne and blackheads asap please? ! :)

admin answers:

I used to have terrible acne and i used avocado, potatoes, limes, oranges, strawberries, mangoes and bananas. I just blended the acids and fruits together letted them on my face for 10-20 minutes and little by little my acne problems started to decrease. I only repeated this two times a week and i recommend you to use moustorizer to refresh your skin after you do this and hope i helped. Oh and also use uncooked organic rice place it on water and get a towel and wet it from this water and place it on your face these actually helps. :)

Ken asks…

How fast does Proactive work?

I need to know because I have graduation in a week! And I need to get rid of acne fast!

admin answers:

Get Neutrogena Advanced Solutions next time, I got mine from Target on sale for about $17. (Usualy around $19-$20 reg.) It works friggin great! Plus no S&H, and no buying online/over the phone, or waiting for it in the mail hassle…

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Treatments For Acne

Sandra asks…

What is the most effective treatment for Acne?

Different drugs are available for Acne. What should be the order in which one should apply those? Could you give any algorithm?

admin answers:

Do not use any commercial face creams and hair shampoos.
Wash ur face daily with acne-guard gel or soap.and try not to apply anything on your face.
In case of pimples,use “acnesol” gel during daytime and “persol ac 5″ in night.

James asks…

does laser treatment for acne really help? what are the effects? is it worth it? What is your advice to me? :) ?

I am a 21 year old who has been suffering with acne for a long time. I tried everything possible from seeing a dermatologist, trying things over the counter and a lot of research online. Ive come to a conclusion that I would maybe want to do a laser treatment for acne. Is there anyone who has been through the same problem as I have and did the laser treatment. If so what is your advice to me? How does it work? Did it really help? Is it worth it?

admin answers:

I don’t know if this helps, but my did the same thing. She still gets the occasional pimple or two every so often, but it was a lot better then it used to be.

Ken asks…

How do I get rid of multiple white heads?

I went to an esthetician once with my friend and tried out microdermabrasion as recommended (due to mild acne). After the treatment my acne got worse. I also got A LOT of white heads all over my face, felt grainy and liek gravel. I tried benzoyl peroxide, which did reduce the inflammed one but didn’t have any effect on my whiteheads… what should i do?

admin answers:

Aside from the oil controlling products, I’d say you should try a mask. I have a Queen Helene Mint Julep mask which shrinks pores and dries up acne. It certainly stings a little when you first apply it then after it hardens, your face is super tight. I’m sure there are a million different masks out there but this one is cheap and effective. Moisturize afterwards as you don’t want to over dry your face!

No treatment I’ve ever tried (and trust me I’ve tried many) has EVER cleared my acne overnight. It took at least a couple of days. I feel like microdermabrasion is great but if you don’t feel the same you should seek out other treatments. I had moderate acne and the first step is diagnosing your skin. I have oily skin and was not using oil control products but now they have changed my life! You need to formulate your routine around your skin type.

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