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I'm 16 and had moderately bad acne when I was 14 and 15. (By moderately I mean it looked really bad and I couldn't cover it, my skin was NEVER clear, but it left no scarring I can see now) but here's what worked for me. Now the worst I get is one MAYBE two small pimples when I'm on my period that are gone in about 48 hours. This is going to be a lot of writing but it WORKED.

First, I went to my doctor and asked for any pills I could take. Usually you would think this is for people with SEVERE acne but its not. You can adjust your dosage depending on how bad it is. This cleared my face up considerabley. And you will notice the difference if you forget to take it for a week! I take minocycline. Its a bright yellow, oblong pill about a half inch long. Ask your primary practicioner about it at your next checkup. No dermatologist needed. (Oh and by
the way its not addictive, so moms can relax!)

Second, I changed my skincare routine. I had been through SO many differant face washes. And none of them fixed my acne. The best one was probabley clearasil, because it was a lot less drying. BUT. One day my mom told me she was looking on the Internet and found a new way to wash your face. Oil. Yeah. When she said it I was like 'um. There must be a reason acne washes say OIL FREE' but google it. Just mix 3/4 castor oil with 1/4 olive oil, massage into your face, then put a wet, hot washcloth over it several times, and then wipe the oil off. Your skin needs some oil, so all the face washes that get rid of it just cause it to over produce it to compensate for what is being washed away. THE FIRST TIME after you do this your skin WILL look better. Even if you still have blemishes, your skin will look much healthier. Not to mention feel soooo soft. After about a week of this my face was completely clear. (This face wash method is great for even those with clear skin. My 45 year old mother uses is and her skin looks so much younger from the moisture that she doesn't need foundation any more) I also recently started applying witch hazel with a cotton ball. All of this worked SO well for me and my mom and the best part? Its dirt cheap. We already had olive oil, castor oil is like 3 bucks (and the bottle will last us both for about a year) and the witch hazel was 99 cents. Its also a lot simpler than 6 differant washes, scrubs, masks, toners, and gels. Oh yeah, and only do it at night. In the morning you wont want to do anything to your skin! :) and you shouldn't. And lastly, for those occasional zits, I use the 'quickstick' from the meleluca company. Its an all natural mail order type thing. Look it up on the Internet. Its great. But its mainly tea tree oil. Which by it self is great to dab on spots.

After all that, my face is CLEAR. It took about 3 weeks to a month for the medicine, oil, and quickstick to turn my face from 'there's no way in this universe I'm going out before 10 minutes of applying foundation' to ' I can shower and go anywhere and I don't care because my face is CLEAR.' I don't even need foundation.

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Thank you so much i did all of this an dmy face is amazing now. I got witch hazel, quickstick, the medicine, the oil and cleracil and my face is great now!!!!! Thanks so much!!!

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