Clear Acne In 4 Weeks

Ken asks…

How long after starting antibiotics to get allergic reaction?

I started taking minocycline 3 weeks ago for the treatment of acne. Several hours ago, I began to itch in several spots, and within the past few hours, have developed large raised hives. These hives are located over various areas of my body in varying sizes, some about the size of a pencil eraser, others 4+ inches in diameter. Are these most likely linked to the use of the antibiotics or is it more likely something I ate / other environmental toxin? I have no other abnormal symptoms aside from the recent itching and hives.

admin answers:

It could be either thing. I’d stop taking the antibiotic for a few days and see if they clear up, and also start a food-diary.

Sharon asks…

Can you suggest some natural remedies for acne?

Not lemons and et cetera et cetera…Something like a natural face pack, or something….I have BAD acne and i need to get rid of it in a week tops. A week is a long time, im ready to try the most weirdest remedies, but i cannot buy outside products because of allergies….Please help!

admin answers:

Acne and Blemishes – How to fight them?

Almost 60 % of the world’s population suffers from acne, blemishes and pimples. This problem does not only occur to the teenagers and adolescents but lots of adults are suffering from the same. There are some preventive measures and also measures to stop or reduce acne, blemishes and pimples occurring on human skin. They are as follows:

1) Always keep your skin clean. Use mild anti-bacterial soaps or cleansers while washing your face. Wash your face twice daily and thrice daily in case of acne-prone skin. Do not use harsh soaps for your face since this might increase pimples.

2) Clean your make-up brushes, applicators, pillowcase frequently in order to stop transferring of bacteria and other germs to your face. Also clean your towel very often. Use antibacterial soap or clarifying shampoo to clean your make-up brushes. Clean your phone mouth-piece regularly and keep it away from your chin during use. Make sure to keep your hair clean.

3) Those having blemishes on face should avoid wearing heavy make-ups. Always wash and remove your make-up from face before going to bed. Buy good quality cosmetics and those which are specifically designed for your skin. Throw them away after their expiration date.

4) Even when you are tired and stressed out, do not forget to take precautions in order to avoid pimples returning to your face. But even after following the best skin-care routine acne-prone skin still have pimples and blemishes. Sometimes you can use a small piece of tape on your pimple overnight. This sometimes draws out the fluid and infection.

5) Use cleansers containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide for skin prone to blemishes.

6) Put some toothpaste on your pimple and help it to dry overnight. Rinse it off next morning. You can try it first on a short-term basis too. Find out whether it suits your skin or not and then decide. This overnight remedy reduces pimples on face.

7) Try and put ice cube on your face for a couple of minutes before you apply make-up in the morning.

8 ) Use uncolored, perfume free soap to wash your face. Doing this you can get rid of acne.

9) Another cheapest and easiest way to get rid of acne is to drink enough water. It not only keeps your skin clean and clear but also reduces the appearance of acne and blemishes on your face.

10) You should maintain a good, low calorie, low fat diet containing lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. This will eliminate your acne and blemishes and will give you absolutely clean skin.

Follow the above measures in order to get a crystal-clear skin. The above mentioned measures will not only eliminate acne or blemishes or prevent them from occurring on your face but will also make you look glamorous and attractive.

Susan asks…

Will my acne get worse before it gets better with birth control?

I am on sprintec birth control for my acne. However, it has made my acne worse. I have been breaking out. How long will it take before it gets better for those of you have any information or have experienced this? Thanks in advance :)

admin answers:

It will eventually get better once your hormones are balance. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
1) Tea Tree Oil
2) Lemon juice
3) Apple cider vinegar
4) Bamboo extract

Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.

How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that’s thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.

Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.Also another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

Tea-Tree Oil
To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick ($8, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.

Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

Sulfur
If you have sensitive skin.
How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes.

Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

Salicylic Acid
To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.
Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”

Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

Benzoyl Peroxide
To spot-treat a blemish fast.
How it works: This top acne treatment is an antibacterial agent, killing the bacteria that cause pimples to form, says Gross. Because benzoyl peroxide is so powerful, it helps blemishes go down quickly; just make sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer first to minimize dryness. Initially, it can cause dryness and redness. Also, “it bleaches towels and clothes,”.

Retinoids
Nightly to prevent breakouts.
How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

Blue-Light Therapy
If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.

This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

Oral Antibiotics
If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
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