Clear Acne In 4 Weeks

Carol asks…

How to relieve acne/black heads affectively?

Hi! So I got like patches of acne and blackheads around my face. I just want simple techniques that are either free or cheap. My skin is kind of sensitive. I am white/pale. Thank you!

admin answers:

I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
1) Tea Tree Oil
2) Lemon juice
3) Apple cider vinegar
4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

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. 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
Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil 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. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

Retinoid
Nightly to prevent breakouts.
How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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.
Http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

Maria asks…

Are there any specific foods to eat to lose acne?

I no what not to eat, but what are some foods to eat, that would possible help lose acne.

admin answers:

Eat lots of fruits & veggies. Eat brown rice instead of white. Eat tuna. Avoid pastas. (processed food)
Eat a serving daily of almonds(20), or sunflower seeds (1/4 cup), or walnuts(14 halves) or 1 tbsp sesame seed; they have zinc. Also take zinc supplements. (when there’s acne; there’s usually zinc deficiency).

-Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids give the skin healing power. Omega-3 helps to clear up acne by thinning the sebum that clogs the pores. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include fish and fish oils. Salmon and flaxseed oils are known for boosting Omega-3. (You can take Omega 3 supplements)

-Sugar. Cut the sugar out of your diet. I used to have monthly flare-ups of blemishes. The remedy that worked best for me was to give up sugar. No aspartame either…(Also avoid greasy oily foods like fast food or deep fried)
Make sure you make your own fresh fruit juices.
Drink green tea 2-3xs a day.
Drink lots of water (8-10 glasses) to flush out the toxins

You can also try dabbing a bit of acv (apple cider vinegar) or (lemon) on your pimples and leave it on for 10 min. Then rinse it off. Don’t use both at the same time. Pick one or the other. Give it atleast 2 weeks to work. You have to be consistent & do it daily.

After the acv or lemon you can beat a raw egg and apply it to your face for 1/2 hr. Then rinse. The protein is supposed to help.
You can do the acv or lemon first and then the raw egg thing after every other day.

After you rinse the egg; you can apply tea tree oil.

Here’s an article on tea tree oil and it’s benefits.
How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Acne

http://www.ehow.com/how_2295282_use-tea-tree-oil-acne.html

How to Eat Foods that Clear Acne

http://www.ehow.com/how_4553855_eat-foods-that-clear-acne.html

Whatever you do…Don’t pop your pimples and all should work out.

Mark asks…

Breaking out on my back and upper stomach?

I am starting to break out on my back and upper chest area. My face is clear, because I wash it every day with this special cleanser kit.

But my back and chest are breaking out. My mom says she won’t take me to the Dermatologist because it’s too expensive, and I’m not allowed to use the cleanser stuff on my back and chest cause it’s really expensive and plus it’s hard to reach back there.

Any remedies to get rid of pimples on my back and chest?

admin answers:

I do not mean to rant on you specifically, but why do people keep making so much general phrases as”this special cleanser kit” – DOES IT HAVE A NAME? AN EXACT BRAND AND SUB TITLE?

Expensive does not mean better. Perhaps if you never bought it, you could have saved up for an appointment at the dermatologist office. Expensive cleansers are a joke. You buy them because you can afford them, not because they work the best. You fell into marketing ploy. Some of the better cleansers are at the drugstore that cost less than 10 bucks.

Regardless of sex, melanin content, age, gender, weather, mood, time, or location of acne breakouts, the treatment protocol for acne is the same.

In order to TREAT and CONTROL acne, you will need well-designed routine:

1)A well-formulated water-soluble cleanser to remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and makeup.
2)A well-formulated, pH-adjusted, beta-hydroxy acid exfoliant with salicylic acid in 1-2% concentration to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, and exfoliate on top of skin and within the pore lining to unclog any plug. If you are allergic to salicylic acid (or aspirin), then your alternative can be an alpha-hydroxy acid such as glycolic acid or mandelic acid.
3)A well-formulated benzoyl peroxide medication in 2.5-10% concentration to kill acne bacteria. The lower the concentration the lower the risk of side effects including dryness, peeling, redness, stinging, etc.
4)A well-formulated, matte-finish, and lightweight sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater to protect your skin from UV-inflammation, which can exacerbate acne, as well as prevent skin cancer. It is imperative to reapply after swimming, excessive perspiration, or every 2 hours for optimal photoprotection, especially in the sun.

NOTE: a well-formulated product usually contains low fragrance or is free of fragrance and dyes.

Results can take up to a few weeks to 1-2 months with diligence, compliance, and patience. If this conservative routine is ineffective, then you should consult with a board-certified dermatologist for a topical prescription and/or in-office light/laser therapies. The last resort for acne is isotretinoin (formerly known as Accutane).

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