Acne :(

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    May 02, 2014 8:45 PM GMT
    Not a nice subject i know but......

    Does anyone else suffer acne ?? To what degree ?? How do you manage it ??

    I have it quite bad at times (you can probably see it in my pictures)and always have and the only thing that works is medication but even that has its limits, this is one of the few things that stops me showering at the gym icon_sad.gif
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    May 02, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    I found that using over the counter wash and taking 2 showers a day helps a lot.
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    May 02, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
    calguy456 saidI found that using over the counter wash and taking 2 showers a day helps a lot.

    They either didn't work or made mine worse also plain old bar soap seems to work fantastic for me but lol i will have to take shower gel to the gym showers haha
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    May 02, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    eliminating junk food helps too.
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    May 02, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    calguy456 saideliminating junk food helps too.
    That is one really good point icon_smile.gif glad i dont eat any lol could be worse
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    May 02, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    I never really had severe acne in High Scool or anything but I started getting itinerary bad once I started college and started working.

    I tried everything:
    -Over the counter (neutrogena, face wash, 'black soap')
    -Proactive (made my acne sooooooooo much worse!!)
    -Drinking more water
    Etc

    Then I went to the dermatologist and they prescribed Benzoyl Peroxide, antibiotics, and something else. And tadaa!! Miracle solution, no more acne!
    Then I ran out of the prescribed medication and had no money to buy more so my acne came back.

    But a few months ago I cut dairy completely out of my diet (I'm lactose intolerant anyways so it isn't a huge loss) and my acne hasn't come back since. icon_biggrin.gif
    I'm not sure if it's just another myth but in the past I have heard that dairy can be linked to a lot is skin problems. It worked for me (as well as only washing my face with cold water) and I haven't had a breakout in months. :^]

    I suggest you go to the dermatologist FIRST, if you have the money to do so. Not all acne products are made for everyone. Your dermatologist needs to examine what is right for you.
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    May 02, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    My doctor has prescribed me Lymecycline which works wonders but does have limits and it must be difficult for you with your prescriptions etc makes me appreciate England's NHS even more that i basically get free care.
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    May 02, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    Dennis_1989 said...also plain old bar soap seems to work fantastic for me


    Using bar soap on your face actually isn't the best idea, it's usually teeming with bacteria and if you put that on your face when you already have acne then it might not help. On top of that it tends to dry out the skin, stripping it of its natural oils. It's odd that it works for you because it does the opposite for me. I never use a bar of soap anywhere above my neck.

    I have minor break outs here and there but it's nothing too serious, I usually just wash my face in the morning and at night with water that isn't too hot or cold. I occasionally do a face mask and exfoliate my face, and I use some face washes. I still get break outs sometimes though, it's genetic and the environment influences it as well.
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    May 02, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    Sensei said
    Dennis_1989 said...also plain old bar soap seems to work fantastic for me


    Using bar soap on your face actually isn't the best idea, it's usually teeming with bacteria and if you put that on your face when you already have acne then it might not help. On top of that it tends to dry out the skin, stripping it of its natural oils. It's odd that it works for you because it does the opposite for me. I never use a bar of soap anywhere above my neck.

    I have minor break outs here and there but it's nothing too serious, I usually just wash my face in the morning and at night with water that isn't too hot or cold. I occasionally do a face mask and exfoliate my face, and I use some face washes. I still get break outs sometimes though, it's genetic and the environment influences it as well.


    i use face masks on my shoulders and back sometimes, mainly i get acne on my back, shoulders and legs, i use bar soap as shower gel makes me feel stick and greasy and yeah alot of people seem shocked by me using bar soap haha
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    May 02, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
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    May 02, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    What worked for me, way back when, were yeast-pills, the cheap OTC stuff, a couple of them with water before meals.

    Also, clear your diet of greasy, salty, dairy, processed and sweet things, basically everything that is fun to eat.
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    May 02, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    bhp91126 saidWhat worked for me, way back when, were yeast-pills, the cheap OTC stuff, a couple of them with water before meals.

    Also, clear your diet of greasy, salty, dairy, processed and sweet things, basically everything that is fun to eat.

    haha icon_lol.gif
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    May 03, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    Acne is usually caused by a combination of clogged pores, dirt, and bacteria. Some tips..
    - Don't touch/scratch your face, unless your hands are clean.

    - Stay hydrated. Sweating helps keep the pores clear.

    - Exercise regularly.

    - Clean up your diet.

    - Wash your sheets and pillow cases regularly. Or if you're lazy, cover your pillow with a fresh clean towel. Replace every few days.

    - Don't use harsh cleaners/soaps. They tend to dry up your face and contribute to clogged pores.

    - Don't use scrubber brushes or sponges to wash your face. If your acne is really bad, just use your hands. If your acne is ok, you can use a soft wash cloth and gently wash your face with it.
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    May 03, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
    In my case, I had to for-go soap all together on my face.

    - Hot, clean washcloth scrubbed over my face twice a day.

    - Small dab of Cetaphil lotion once a day (morning).

    - Small loofah scrubber once a week.

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    May 03, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    In high school I had acne. Still prone to pimple breakouts but I keep everything in check now...

    I use Clarin's face wash. Its suited for my combination skin and I also use their lotion and serum to keep it it soft. Its not really good with blackheads though. That you have to wash your skin with warm to mildly hot water to loosen the pores. after that take small strip of toilet paper and put them on your index finger. The rest is fairly straight forward.

    I wasn't helpful was Iicon_redface.gif
  • Lunastar

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    May 03, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    I struggled with acne particularly in my late teenage years and early college years.

    I have found using a honey mask ( just put a half dollar sized amount of honey on your face with just a little bit of water and scrub it in. Let it rest for about 10-15 mins. I like doing it before a shower, I douse myself really quickly with hot water on my face to really cleanse out my pores and then at the end of a shower I beam cold water in my face to close them up. My skin is left feeling quite smooth.

    I find it to be much cheaper and much more satisfying then using over the counter products with a trillion ingredients

    Also change pillow sheets regularly or sleep with your face on a towel.

  • Karl

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    May 03, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
    I had a lot of acne last year. A LOT, LOT LOT LOT ....

    the most effective way to do is drinking a lot of water and never touch your acne.
    keep drinking water, dont apply anything on it, trust me.
  • Fable

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    May 03, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    No I don't suffer.

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    May 03, 2014 5:03 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Dennis_1989 said[/cite]My doctor has prescribed me Lymecycline which works wonders but does have limits and it must be difficult for you with your prescriptions etc, makes me appreciate England's NHS even more that i basically get free care.

    When do Americans will understand how to make healthcare available to all his citizens !!
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    May 03, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said ... because they made the choice to VIOLATE THE LAW.


    The UK has sinned against a natural force?


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    May 03, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
    you might consider using someone else's computer (to avoid a bunch of junk bad) and google; start with your current clinical treatment. Is changing the dose to less or more do any good? Is there a more expensive clinical treatment that the clinician is avoiding?

    any ways something along those lines.
  • Fable

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    May 05, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
    judgingyou saidI occasionally suffer when I look at their website.
    http://www.acnestudios.com/



    cryinggggggggggg
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    May 05, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
    Hydrogen peroxide q-tip

    Squeeze the pimple wipe bacteria... Don't scratch..

    I once had a flesh eating thing but, only time I received acne treatment?

    Don't wash your hair so much, the oil from your hair not so good for skin...
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  • mystery905

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    Dec 14, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
    See a dermatologist.

    I went on Accutane and it did wonders.

    Currently I don't use soap on my face, but Clean and Clear facial cleaners.