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I'm in my mid-40's and have struggled with acne since my early teens. If untreated, it becomes cystic acne.

As others have stated, a good diet is key. Plenty of water and green tea. Drink next to nothing else. No dairy or saturated fats. Stick with olive oils. Plenty of fruits and vegetables. No junk food. Very important. Solid, restful sleep is vital, too.

Everyone's situation is going to be different, and the solutions different, as well. I happen to have the oiliest skin I have ever seen on a human being. As little as two to three hours after washing my face, beads of oil begin appearing in my pores. Within a few more hours they become rivulets, then combine into rivers, then flood my whole face. Unreal.

What has worked pretty well for me is keeping it as clean as possible. I carry a small bottle of liquid Lavender castille soap. You can also use Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint castille soaps (all antibacterial). They're all available at the health food store. It's highly concentrated, so very little will be sufficient.

More importantly, wherever I go I carry a small bar of 10% Sulfur soap. I try to use it every 3 to 4 hours. It's worked wonders for me. What's odd is that sulfur creams and gels never really had a positive effect for me, so this doesn't make much sense. But I can't argue with success. I wash up according to the aforementioned regimen, then apply 5% BP at night. That's pretty much it. I may have to apply a 10% cream on spots as well, but nothing more. It's been a godsend.

I've done everything out there. Accutane included. Accutane worked while I was on it, but once I was off, the acne came right back once my oil flow kicked in again. And you simply can't stay on Accutane indefinitely. It's too hard on your liver and other organs.

Give the sulfur soap a shot with BP at night. Understand, the soap can be a bit harsh and may not be the best bet if you don't have oily skin, but if you tried everything else like me, give it a shot. I'll never be without it.

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Submitted by kathy

what is BP? Peroxide?

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What's BP?

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Benzoyl peroxide- BP

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Another thing you might want to avoid to clear up acne is wheat, and other carbohydrates. It causes your blood sugar to spike just as much as many kinds of junk food do. For more information, i reccomend the book 'wheat belly'(not just anout acne) by willian davis. Hope this helps :)

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