Clear Acne In 4 Weeks

Mark asks…

How do I treat acne, while on accutane?

In a couple weeks, I am going to meet with a bunch of friends that I havent seen in awhile. I started accutane a little over a month ago and my skin has gotten better, but there is still some breakouts along the way. I heard somewhere that Im not supposed to use other facial cream while on accutane, just let it work by itself. Im curious if there is a way for me to treat my breakouts, so that in two weeks I dont look like hell when I see my friends. Any responses and opinions are appreciated.

admin answers:

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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Sandy asks…

What is the best best spot treatment from acne scars?

I was just curious what anybody thinks is the best spot treatment. I used to have moderate acne and it went away, but when it came back i picked at some like I should not be doing, and left acne marks. I am using clean and clear kit, but its not really doing the job as best as I thought it would, so any that worked fast, and super good?

admin answers:

Ive been trying the garnier one, but honestly…i saw a very minimal difference, im not really happy :P i still have a lot of visible scars and im almost done with the 4 weeks…im going to try the clinique one (not sure whats its called) and ive heard many good reviews from the Lancome one, but that’s like 90$! U.s. Dollars…

Carol asks…

Does clarins liquid bronze face moisturiser clog pores? Is it good for your skin and how well does it work?

It is an expensive product so I want to be sure it is worth it. I am 14 and have looked at the reviews for this. I have very pale skin. I try not to wear too much makeup because I want to let my skin breath as much as possible. In school, my skin looks a mess. I avoid mirrors. It’s not because I have spots or acne in fact I rarely get spots and my skin is very clear but my texture is awful. It’s not at all snooth and a bad colour, I have horrible redness on my cheeks. I the summer my skin has looked much much better. It is because of the sun and vitamin d I think. It has much more of a colour and I barely ever need to wear makeup! In the winter my skins looks awful without makeup and at least 3 or 4 times a week I end up wearing it. I am happy it gets better in the summer but soon that will change. I am hoping this will help. It sounds like what I am looking for. A glow and bit or colour will make my skin much better. But I was wondering is this just a mosituriser and good for your skin or will it clog pores? And will your skin look bad when it comes of? Please help! If there is any suggestions or recommendations for my skin that would be great. Also if you have had this product can you answer the question I have about it. Thanks! :)

admin answers:

It should not clog your pores. It’s mostly water with silicone to give you that smooth and soft application.

This shouldn’t replace your regular moisturizer.

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On a side now, i think it’s sad that you wish to tan yourself to look “better”. There are so many people with beautiful pale skin.

Google Dr. Leslie Baumann. She’s world renown cosmetic dermatologist and she rocks her pale skin. Now, she does use self-tanner, but for her legs when she plays golf, but if you look at her you can tell she’s pale than tan.

Also google Marcia Cross and Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman, these people love their pale skin.

If you have bad texture, you want to exfoliate.

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