Clear Acne In 4 Weeks

Chris asks…

What acne products do I need to have my own skincare routine how could I setup my own acne routine day/night?

Could you guys help me with my acne skincare routine day/night? ASAP what products do I need?

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, 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.

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,”.

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.

John asks…

How long before birth control pills help acne?

How long does it take from when you start taking birth control pills for acne till the acne starts to clear up? A few months?

admin answers:

It shouldn’t take that long. I’d say you’d start seeing a difference by month 2 and definitely by month 3. If not, consider switching to a different brand.

My daughter is on her 4th or 5th different pill in 2 years. She is taking BCP’s for PCOS mainly, but she battles acne also. Right now she is taking Yasmine, and the first month she still broke out . . . . Probably because of the change in pills, but it’s been a whole month now and her face is clearing up.

Other things that have helped:
Washing with a mild cleanser and following up with astringent with 2% salicilic acid. (Benzoil peroxide makes her face worse)

Never wearing make-up to bed – - – - but the make up she does use is Bare Minerals

Taking Evening Oil of Primrose capsules (can buy them in the vitamin section at Walmart)

Taking Omega-3 Fish Oil Capsules (1 a day, and you can get them coated so they don’t have aftertaste)

Tanning bed – - – she doesn’t overdo it on the tanning bed, but working up to 15 minutes, 3 times a week has helped a lot.

I noticed this week that her face looks better than it has in months. So some of the above must have helped.

Linda asks…

How to get clear flawless skin?

I would kill to have clear flawless skin! My skin is acne prone and very oily. I don’t know what I can do to clear my skin, I love DIY remedies and have tried a lot of cleanser that do not work :/ any DIY ideas or cheap drugstore cleansers/treatments you would suggest that work well?

admin answers:

I also have acne prone skin and I swear by neutrogena deep clean face wash. I would recommend washing your face with this wash twice a day. You are also going to want to buy a good toner to use after the face wash this will insure you get a really deep clean I use cliniques toner if you have very oily skin you should get the number 4 of the toner. Follow this buy a good oil free moisturizer. About twice a week you are going to want to use an exfoliater just to get all that dead skin off your face. The key is to make sure all the products your using are oil free products even with foundations and such if you do use foundation maybe try neutrogenas acne solutions oil free foundation it clears up your skin while you’re wearing it!
I hope this helps!

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