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Submitted by Jenn

Sorry if I spelled something wrong or left something out!! Do READ this whole entry!!!
Do stick to a routine!!! I hope this works for you!!
If you have a parent with clear skin and a parent with moderate to severe acne, chances are you will have SEVERE ACNE!
My Mom has beautiful skin my dad have a few spots, and I have BAD SKIN!
Every pore is a blackhead on my face!

There is nothing you can do to get rid of acne forever. Those who say that a natural remedy cleared their face, may only have moderate acne. Or the cause is in their heath, diet, or other problems.
My acne is GENETIC. Not even Proactiv, over the counter, or prescription medicines will help. Your hair on your skin is suppose to help dirt and oil slide down the hair strand through sweating. (Hope thats easy to understand)The hair on your face is the same. Each hair has a follicle, on the face the follicle is a pore. Your sweat canal carries the oil to the correct gland to prepare to secrete the oil through the hairs in through your pores. You get bumps when the oil rupture in the canal that carries it. It turns red and get big because your skin's natural defense kicks in to fight the oil rupture. Puss is a result of a rupture. Blackheads are the result of a blocked canal that got to the service but didnt secrete properly. The black tip is from the oil mixing with the oxygen on the surface and it hardens.
Your skin may does not secrete oil properly.
Do ALL of the over the counter medicines detroy your face upon contact? Do you see more bumps when you sweat or where a hat, or hair in your face? Yeap you may have my problem. Do you have a few clear days then all of a sudden volcanoes appear no matter what you use?
That's because oil is not finding a way to escape through daily sweating and etc.
SOME acne is cause by a hormone(I forget the name)and or your skins inability to secrete oil. You have to approach this logically. You either give yourself artificial hormones-birth control pills, etc. or you find a way to stop your body from secreting so much oil! This is why some people say that DIET can help. (Im too grown and skinny for a DIET!)
When your liver and spleen can not convert toxins fast enough, they send the toxins to the largest defense organ of the body. The SKIN. When you sweat all these toxins have to come out,water help break all toxins down! The more water you drink the clearer your urine, the same goes for your skin.
Well here is a way to see fewer bumps over two weeks.

Do use: The cleanser,scrub, astringent, and moisterizer is a vital routine for a clearer face. I do not use any medications other than proactive-it doesnt work, but I bought it and it doesnt cause more damage.
-IF you use a medication dont mix with other medications-only mix with natural remedies(burdock root, tea tree oil, pure vitamin E, orange peel, cucumber,sntioxidants,etc.)
-Do steam your face, the steam will cause your face to sweat, secreting the oil natural through the pores,THEN
-Do use your cleaner/scrub. Make your cleaner a scrub by adding ground Nut Meg(This will take off that dirty layer that is is holding the oil in, your blemishes may lighten,I sometimes add milk or honey for a scrub that leave your skin soft and smooth afterwards, if you want leave it on for 20min)
- After you clean/scrub use your medicated astringent or natural ways to remove oil from your skin. Lemon juice, witch hazel, tea tree oil etc. (Removing oil will make your face over secrete oil, I normally let my antibacteria soap or honey and nut meg scrub stay on my face while Im sitting around the house. My face is used to it now and it doesnt secrete as MUCH oil, its getting tamed a little!Plus I have oily skin.
- I put tea tree oil on my open bumps that I may bust or if they bust when I use my scrub. I do squeeze my bumps. Im guilty! But if you dry out the bump first with toothpaste it decreases the puss and the bump surface area, then I lightly squeeze the puss out. Try to minimize the size of the hole you make, and then work on cleaning the bacteria from the area with tea tree oil. Make sure if you squeeze a bump get ALL of the puss out. You should see water or red blood, not hte yellowish blood. Then hel the scar and dont peal the scar, let the scrub work on the scar. Some people never pick at their face, but if you do, clean your hands and clean the area you pick at, and dont squeeze it hard and make a big splash. You are creating a bigger hole than you have to. Just barely pinch it. Or dont pick at all! Dry it out and let the puss fade back into the skin. It will still make a dark mark. Thats why I save the time and bring it to a head and pop it.

I cut and pasted this from some where else. It is pretty logical. (I added some explanation from my point of view.)

1. Drink a WATER before, during and after each meal. Remove those toxins from the inside!

2. DO NOT drink any carbonated drink or coke.
This is the one of the biggest causes of Acne

3. DO NOT eat alot of Trans Fatty Acid foods Pizza, Fast Food etc.

4. Change your pillow case every other day.( I am sooo lazy, but I add my pillow case whenever I washed anything, and I now the sides of my face dont break out any more)
Dirt can easily get into your pillow so change it every other day.

5. Try not to touch your face a lot.
When you touch your face you can sometimes spread dirt to your face.(True)

6. Wash you face.(Over washing can cause the skin to secrete more oil to replace the oil that is drawn out, I normally lather dial antibacteria soap on my face and keep it on while Im in the house)
Wash you face in the morning with soap and then your Acne pads, cleanser etc. Then wash your face at night but DO NOT use the Acne cleanser.

7. Kept your hair Clean.
When you have dirty hair you will get a lot of acne around the ears and forehead.(true, I just never wear bangs, bumps will come!)

8. Try not to look at your face.
When you look at your face it couldn't have gotten worse and then you would feel down because you've worked so hard at trying to get it acne free.( true, I guess, but Im constanly in the mirror)

9. Use a clean towel to wash your face and pad it dry don't rub.( I never use a rag, I clean my hands/nails with anti bacteria soap)

10. Set Goals
This is the best one. Set a goal say like you'll see improvement in 2 weeks and stick to that. Make sure you follow the steps-(Stick to YOUR routine)

11. Don't Stress over your Acne
It’s proven that if you stress is a leading cause of Acne. So just set back and give yourself some time.

12. Get Vitamin E oil and run it on your face. It heals the face and all your scars.(True, but slowly!!Use that Nut Meg scrub!!)

Oh and if your looking for a Acne Cleanser I would recommnd Oxy Pads or Clearsal.-(NEVER!!! These things break me out- I use Dial antibac soap/nut meg and honey for cleanser/srcub, I alternate between lemon juice, egg white, tea tree oil, slice of patato or witch hazel for astringents, and to add moisture a lite layer of vitamin E oil(the kind I bought is thick)or rub a slice of cucumber,or a THIN layer of your daily moisturizer.

If you just stick to these steps and make goals it may help you. But do realize that it will never go away. I it may calm down, but if you break your routine it may come back. Don't put alot of different acids or chemiicals on your face. Go with using a slice of potato, lemon, cucumber. They have natural acids!

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Submitted by Loren

You should never use any type of soap on your face, it will only make it worse. Anyways I have fairly mild acne but it never goes away. I have tried proactive, murad and tons of home remedies. not to mention the expensive creams. Finally i found something that actually works, Head and shoulders shampoo (classic clean) not joking. This stuff works so well to clear up your face it's unbelievable. I was reading home remedies for acne on a site and this lady was talking about how her husband had really bad acne on his body and he felt really bad about it. Nothing worked for him until he used head and shoulders. I have been using it for only a week and it's amazing, my face is pretty much clear. The other thing that works quite well is a tea made from dried basil. Using a coffee filter put about 1-2 tablespoons of dried basil in the coffee filter and then steep it in boiling water. Leave it for about 20 minutes and then cool it off in the fridge. Once it's cold apply it to your face with a Qtip on the spots. You will see a difference within 30 minutes, seriously. It dries out pimples without actually drying your face. Witch hazel works quite well too.

hope this helps

Submitted by lookin-4-answers-2-often

ever try mixing honey and flour(consistancy of sugar cookie dough) and wear it as a mask for 8-12 hours? wouldn't believe it myself if I hadn't seen it. Works like suction sort of. Once is good, but, once a week/month is great. PLUS:if you get hungry, its totally edible. none for me thank you.
CAUTION:should be used
if you have a case history of Honey allergys, this natural remedy is probably not safe for you!

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Submitted by Chip

Yes you are right about most of it. It seem yo are genetically succeptible or have a weakened or imbalanced bacterial make-up. Those foods feed bacterias that infect the organs of the body including the skin. The excretions of toxins are great in your case because your internals are more messed up than you know. Skinny people can diet. Use proper diet that is. Milk,sugar and any other form of sugars will only feed the problem. Especially un-natural sugars. Bread and all kinds of things can wreak havoc on a imbalanced system. Stress makes these foods more potentially harmful also. Focus on heavy detox and eat lots of good real food. Get some roughage. Don't eat salad dressing. The list is way to long and dreadful but it's the plain truth of the matter. Discipline.

Submitted anonymously

Acne does go away. The meds work for me.

Submitted anonymously

I am the mom with the good skin. My husband has acne. Unfortunately, my son has inherited the problem. I started him on B-5. His skin is no longer oily. It has been two months and I am seeing remarkable improvements. I am not a vitamin company just a mom wanting her son to be able to look in the mirror and like what he sees...For those of you with 'genetic' acne try the B-5. Stick with it and pls post your results.

Submitted anonymously

you know that fatty foods and that stuff doesn't even cause acne.... its just the oily stuff you get on your hands from the food... if you wash your hands right after you eat you will be fine.....

Submitted by AFA09

yes these are god and my skin sounds something like this, but also I use Dove products, Dove is considered not a soap and since it has milk in it, it's a very good cleaner, you do not have to use dove facial cleaner, you can use the white bar or either the dove nutrium pink and white stripped bar, but all dove products are good. I cleanse my face every night before I go to bed and I also have oily skin and sweat alot, so i cleanse my face in the morning. Eventhough I have oily skin, I take shea butter Jergens lotions, a small drop, just enough to glisten my hands and rub on my face to keep it moisturized and not dried out. I like to wear make-up, so instead of using astrigents and facial cleanser, i use a wet paper towel with alchol to cleanse my face, then immediately afterwards, I will cleanse my face with dove, because alcohol dries the skin, for years i only used alchol, but then for some reason, about a year or two ago, around my mouth would turn white when i used it, eventhough my skin would be oily. I person with oily skin should also wipe sweat with a clean towel, not just their shirt if they can help it, and immediately if they can cleanse their face, because the dirt is what builds up and make black heads. Another method for my face is that I have a face rag only and then i have a rag that i bathe with, the rag i wash my face with never touch other soaps that i use because some have scents and the wrong thing can break out your face more. Drinking water is also a good solution, the sugar and other ingredients in drink comes out through your pores. Don't overdrink water, though. Note: When applying the dove, use circular motions, then take a wet rag wipe it off in a cirular motion, then rinse the rag and repeat, afterwards, slightly lean your face over a cleaned sink and wet your face, then take a rinsed rag and wash your face off, it will feel cool and clam,, band smooth and it will look cleaner.

Submitted by Big E

hey i had a question i use to get alot of acne on my face but thanks to a prescription medication Benzoil Peroxide i dont get anymore acne on my face but know im starting to break out like crazy on my head and i usually cut my hair short so it looks really bad and if i leave it long it even gets worse and plus i have really oil hair what do u recommend

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hey this is big E just wanted to give u my email incase u can help me with my problem i would really appreciate it my email is

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