Treatments For Acne On Face

Richard asks…

I want to get rid of my acne, what should I do differently?

I am 14 years old and have moderate acne. I play a lot of sports. I want to get rid of it, but I don’t know how. I use several products like: Astringent, Face wash, Spot on Acne Treatment, and a face mask. I wash my face 3-5 times a day and shower 1-2 a day. What should I do differently and how can I get rid of my acne and blackheads?

admin answers:

You should deffinitly NOT wash your face 3-5 times a day! That is way to much! Your skin will dry out, therefore causing a message to your oil glands to produce even more oil, and you end up with even more acne. The maxium amount you should wash your face per day is 1-3. I recommend only 1-2. I only wash my face once a day, at night to remove my makeup. I feel if I wash my face in the morning, it opens up my pores and by the end of the day my pores are clogged. I only use my Noxzema triple clean anti-blemish pads. They work so good! They have cleared up my face (for the most part) and I only usually use them at night, sometimes in the morning if I feel my face feels dirty. They have 2% salycilic acid, and overall, it’s just a great product. You don’t have to use this, But you don’t need all the acne treatments. I wash with only cerave or just water.

Mandy asks…

What are some homemade remedies for acne?

Chest acne…back acneface acne…it’s bad

I don’t want to hear toothpaste or anything stupid. I’ve tried that

Please homemade i don’t want to go buy stuff because I’ve tried a lot of over the counter products and none of them work.

admin answers:

I know you’re looking for home remedies but it really would be best to go see your doctor – I agree – don’t waste time with over the counter stuff – getting something on prescription will be much more effective though.

I used to have very bad skin and did try home remedies too but nothing helped.

The doctor can offer a number of treatments – hope this might help you a little :)

Antibiotics or topical treatments like benzyl peroxide will kill the P.acnes bacteria on your skin.

Retinoids are available which affect cell turnover and will therefore help to stop pores getting blocked with dead skin cells. I use a topical Retin A gel (also called tretinoin or isotrex) which I’d definitely recommend.

It is possible to use more than one treatment at the same time, which may help to get a better result. Just remember that with anything you try you need to allow at least a month to see significant results.

The mini pill is also very effective for many girls too – it helped improve my skin a lot ( I was prescribed Dianette).

Don’t overdo cleaning your face – using something that is mild and for sensitive skin is best – as drying out your skin by using harsh cleansers (or even by using very hot then very cold water) will only stimulate the oil glands to produce more oil/sebum – and its the oil and dead skin cells which block your pores (when P.acnes bacteria gets trapped in these blocked pores this is when redness and inflammation occurs)

Also – if you use makeup check that it is non comedogenic (won’t block pores) as otherwise it will aggrevate the problem.

There will be a treatment that will work for you – it just might take a little time – I hope you do find a solution soon – I know how upsetting it can be.

James asks…

What acne products work the absolute best?

I used to have flawless skin almost always, now i get horrible dark red breakouts. I also keep getting marks from previous acne. I wash my face every night and use a spot treatment. I also wash my face every morning and use a salicylic acid moisterizer before i put on makeup because i have dry skin. Its not working. What should i do?

admin answers:

The best acne products would be the ones you get from the doctor by prescription. If that’s not an option, try Proactive.

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