I know It sounds weird, but I always used toothpaste. Just put a small amount on the pimple at night, and in the morning just wash it off with warm water. Sometimes it works over night but it could take up to three days for the full affect. To help prevent acne, I use Isopropyl Alcohol twice a day, it really cleans the face.
My best advice is to use good soap. Anything with a ton of added perfume will just clog your pores or irritate sensitive skin even more. Glycerin soap works amazingly well with my combination-skin (mostly oily) type, and doesn't over-dry or cause increased oil production. My favorite types of glycerin soap are honey and lemon, but you can also get strawberry or blueberry. This works for me!
Everyone sure has alot of remedies for this frustrating condition. Ive been searching for years and years and tried everything under the sun, and for this first year, everyone has been amazed how clear my face is.
my solution is simple. FIRST get a bottle that sprays mist (eg. hairspray or body spray bottle) divide the bottle in six parts add one part of salt (anykind will do) 5 parts of water. spray on every morning and everynight, DO NOT wipe off or dry. if you have white patches on your face from too much salt just lightly rub it off.You will soon learn how much to spray on your face (and back and chest area) you can even apply makeup after words.
Second: keep a diary of what you are eating and see what makes you break out, for MOST people it is dairy products, I can only have dairy like once a week and limited at that.
Thirdly:take a bath or shower everyday
Thats it, enjoy your new confidence with in two weeks or sooner!
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.
DO NOT MIX SALYLIC ACID AND BENZOYL PEROXIDE!!!!!!!!!
-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!
Use Tea Tree oil. Pure 100% use it on just the pimples. try a skin test first to make sure you not sensitive. you can dilute it with water, or a base oil. it really works.
Theres no doubt that diet is important, eating healthy, drinking enough water, regular exercise etc. of course though, if you're already eating healthy, drinking enough water, exercising, and you're still getting acne, then the problem isn't that simple. This though is where you should start for now. Then you should look how you're actually washing your face. What sought of soap/cleanser product are you using?(is it irritating your face). Are you not washing your face enough? or too much?
Look at the moisturizer you are using and see if it is making things worse, clogging up your pores maybe. Also, If you're a man, facial hair and shaving is something that can make things worse(well it did for me anyway.)But obviously im not saying you should stop shaving. Some people get acne/spots really bad, some people eat all soughts of shit and hardly ever get anything on their face(and they stay skinny). Thats what happens. Just try different things and see what works for you. Herbs and vitamins are important, make sure you're getting enough of the right ones. Of course if you're a person who's been eating unhealthy food most of your life, and you stop doing so, then you should expect this diet change to do wonders for your skin. But we dont all eat junk food, and yet we can still get acne, cancer, heart disease, and so on. The genes you inherited can play a part and so do your hormones. Lets not forget that.
Okay, I know this sounds crazy but it really works! A lot of people have heard of using Desitin on their face but most people use it the wrong way. You cannot put an entire layer of this on your skin and expect it to clear up! Actally, this will only make your acne worse. In order for the Desitin cream to work you have to use it as a spot treatment. You must wait until the pimple becomes a whitehead, open the pimple and try to extract as much as you can by sqeezing it and letting out the puss. Once you have done (with clean fingertips I might add) you want to dab on the Desitin and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Wipe it off with a clean, dry tissue and reapply. At this point you want to cover the breakout with a bandaid. Try the small round spot bandaids. Leave it on overnight and I swear the zit will be gone by morning!!! It really does work!! Another suggestion is to use the regular Desitin and not the creamy. Even thought the creamy smells better, you will see the same results. Good Luck!!!!
I just discovered this new brand called Queen Helene. Apparently its been around since the 1930's. You would think by its cheap apperance and cheap price that it wouldnt work. boy are you wrong. The facial masques work wonders, they totally clear acne up. I recommend the mint julep mask, mint julep scrub, and grape seed extract peel off masque. These are wonderful products. they make your skin look wonderful and radiant.
I just use regular soap, that dries my skin, the way i see it is less oil = less pimples.
Wash your face day and night with a product that has salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. then use a moisturizer, but get one witout oil, or you can even find some that help fight acne. Also when buying coverup, find one that is oil-free, because the oil can cause you to break out more.