Acne Treatments For Sensitive Skin

Jenny asks…

Everyday i get 3 to 4 new pimples on the skin around my chin and under my neck. How can i get rid of them?

I am 15 and I use differin and an acne astringent. I wash my face twice a day. I dont know what else to do! I am embarassed to even go out in public because of my acne. I am also really oily and have very fare, sensitive skin.

admin answers:

Getting rid of acne can be difficult because there are so many causes. As soon as one pimple disappears it seems another one is appearing and they show up everywhere. Some acne treatments need to be prescribed by a dermatologist, while others can be found at your local drugstore. There are also some helpful natural treatments for acne, which we’ll be looking at here.

One type of acne treatment is an exfoliant, which is something applied to the skin to get rid of dead skin cells. Using an exfoliant daily helps clear up blackheads by cleaning out the oils and dead cells that cause them. Red pimples form when blackheads become inflamed. When you use an exfoliant on a regular basis, you can keep the problem from spreading. You can find these at a drugstore, but you can also make some effective and simple ones at home. Mix together oatmeal, molasses, and olive oil and apply it to your skin. Your acne can be cleared up by keeping your face clean between treatments. Dietary changes are one way that a person can, hopefully, naturally cure his or her acne. Foods that contain sugar and processed elements can contribute to your skin condition so cut out things like bad fats, carbs, junk foods and soda. Alcohol and caffeine can also cause acne, so cut back on these things as well. Some people are sensitive to meat and dairy products, but in some cases you can be healthier by reducing them a little or switching to organic varieties. You can cure your acne naturally by getting regular exercise because doing so cleans out your system. As you eat better and get more exercise it is also very important to drink lots of water. When it comes to detoxing, which is what you want to do when treating acne, nothing is better than water.

Another natural acne treatment to try is aloe vera gel. This is available in many drugstores, health food stores and online stores. This is a very safe and beneficial plant based product that you can use on your face several times per day. Getting a variety of aloe products such as soap, a lotion, and a gel is the best way to go. Apply the gel to your face before going to bed at night. Aloe vera is gentle enough that you don’t need to wash it off. If you drink aloe vera juice, your body will be able to detoxify faster which will in turn help clear up your acne.

It’s true that acne is annoying but you don’t need to let it distress you too much. Many people, including adults, have to deal with acne and there are ways to treat it. Different treatments will work for different people, so give these treatments a try to see if they will be the ones to help you.

Donna asks…

What products can you recommend for removing makeup and cleansing the face?

Here’s some details:
I have sensitive skin, and I’d rather not spend tons of money. Like I’ve seen good brands that do the job, but they’re like $30. I don’t mind splurging on like $20 of something. As long as if I get my money’s worth without taking a ‘big bite’ out of my wallet.
I don’t have bad acne. On a normal week, I could count the pimples/acne with one hand.
But I feel like I’m not giving the best treatment for my skin.
Also, I don’t wear heavy makeup. On a regular day I wear BB cream, powder, blush, mascara, and sometimes eyeliner. Never every any foundation, concealer, bronzer, lip products, and so on.

So what can you recommend for makeup remover, a cleanser, and some sort of acne serum?
Just nice stuff for my face. Thanks for all your help!

admin answers:

The Bioderma one is said to be good but it is quite expensive. A good alternative is the Bifesta makeup remover. It’s good for sensitive skin, has green tea oil and hyaluronic acid, and is quite cheap (about $15, I think).
Read about the product here:

Robert asks…

What acne stuff should I use (for sensitive skin)?

I have been using sea breeze for sensitive skin, the wave face cleaner, just washing my face with bar soap (irish spring stuff), and using neutrogena on the spot acne treatment. It isn’t working now!! What could I use for acne that wouldn’t make my skin dry out, but could get rid of my zits? I really want to know before school starts! Thanks! :)

admin answers:


Researchers discovered that plants like Melaleuca Alternifolia or Tea Tree Oil, Arctium lappa and Azadirachta indica have amazing anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics and they are effective in the treatment of other problems as well, not only in the case of acne. In the same manner, Bulbine frutescence and Aspalathus linearis known as Rooibos have the power to heal and are full of antioxidants, preventing the infection of the skin, thus the apparition of acne. Finally yet importantly, Lavender Essential Oil proved to be an excellent circulatory stimulant as well as antiseptic, working miracles in the case of injuries, burns and scars.

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Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a traditional remedy of the Aboriginal tribes of Australia. Studies have shown that it has exceptional benefits for the skin. Tea Tree Oil was included in the wound dressing kits of the Australian troops in World War 2. It is one of few essential oils which can be used undiluted without irritating or drying the skin.

Burdock (Arctium lappais) used naturopathically to support the health of the skin, with wonderful clarifying properties. It has been studied for its ability to promote and support health in cells.

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is an indigenous shrub, which grows exclusively on the slopes of the Cedarberg Mountains in the Western Cape province of South Africa and has been used by traditional healers of the area for centuries. Known worldwide for its anti-oxidant properties, the soothing effect of Rooibos on the skin is also evident.

Bulbinella (Bulbine frutescence) is indigenous to South Africa and is widely used as a home remedy and by traditional healers for the skin. Bulbinella is effective in supporting skin health and is highly recommended for the natural first aid kit. It’s clear and soothing gel forms an invisible ‘seal’ over the skin, providing ongoing skin conditioning and support throughout the day.
Ginger essential oil is extracted from ginger root and provides a toning and tightening effect on the skin – supporting healthy pores

Lemon grass essential oil is extracted from lemon grass, and this oil is well-known in the east for its wonderful health promoting properties on the skin and its support of a clear complexion.

Bitter Aloe (Aloe ferox) is derived from a hardy plant indigenous to the south eastern Cape of South Africa; aloe was even used in Ancient Egypt, supporting the skin of the royal family! Studies have shown this herb to have skin supportive properties.

Gotu cola (Hydrocotyle asiatica) is a plant that grows throughout Africa and Asia and is used both topically and internally to cleanse as well as support circulation. It has also been studied with regards to supporting the skin.

Witch hazel (Hamamelis Virginianum) is a plant whose integral component is in the medicine chest of many Native Americans, and for very good reason! Hamamelis is known for its astringent properties and has an excellent toning effect on the skin.

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