Acne Solutions?

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    May 03, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    I have had acne ever since I was about 12, Ive tried everything under the sun, even been to a dermatologist. With little success. I'm 20 now and my face has cleared up ALOT (but still have some pimples here and there). but my back is the main problem. I no matter how hard i try, i just cant seem to get it cleared up. I have been looking at some of those Acne pills they are trying to sell online, but I'm a little hesitant to try, since nothing has worked before, ive taken pills a doctor prescribed and my acne gotten worse. Any help on this topic is more than greatly appreciated icon_cry.gif
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    May 04, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
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    May 04, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    I recommend accutane. I had acne for years and have also tried everything. You are on this medication for 4 months and its pretty hardcore, but it was so worth it. I haven't had a pimple since and the sensitivety of my skin no longer exist. It was worth the 4 months of super dry skin and extra chapped lips. I would look into accutane.
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    May 04, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    With the kind of difficulty you're having, it sounds like you need the opinion of a dermatologist. He may prescribe an antibiotic which will help clear out the bacteria responsible for much of the acne.... someone else mentioned accutane... it's supposed to work really well (esp. because its supposed to reduce the size of the oil-producing glands in your skin). But it does have some side effects that can make it intolerable.
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    Again, try going to a dermatologist. They can at the very least help you find an appropriate body wash that will be useful for topical application.
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    May 04, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    Try cutting out all wheat and dairy from your diet.
  • Android17

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    May 04, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    I listened that snake skin it's good to fight acne, just in little pieces putting in some food where you wouldn't notice the flavor.
  • allatonce

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    May 04, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    I have to say what has worked best for me is spending enough time under the sun. Unfortunately I have been living in Canada (about to go to Panama) so that hasn't really worked out.
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    May 04, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
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    May 04, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    erector17 saidI recommend accutane. I had acne for years and have also tried everything. You are on this medication for 4 months and its pretty hardcore, but it was so worth it. I haven't had a pimple since and the sensitivety of my skin no longer exist. It was worth the 4 months of super dry skin and extra chapped lips. I would look into accutane.


    Where do you get accutane? Is it by prescription?
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    May 04, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    Don't use soap products on your face. What's worked for me has tended to be a more natural approach, most products just make me break out.

    Wash my face with water, but it can easily dry out this way, so aloe vera solves that problem. Also, vitamin D/sunlight. Other than that, just drink LOTS of water.
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    May 04, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    one word, ZINC
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    May 04, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    ive used every "famous" brand out there, and in the end i ended up with some fairly inexpensive products that worked wonders for me, if you have a CVS near you, their CVS acne spot treatment did more than any other product out there, coupled with Olays face wash, and Cetaphil non-comedogenic hydrating lotion.

    everyone has different skin though, so what worked for me may not work for you. but the majority of my friends who ive shown these products to have not complained about it icon_smile.gif.

    good luck!
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    May 04, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    I started getting chemical peels sometime back. It is a bit expensive but has helped a lot controlling breakouts and clearing previous marks.
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    May 04, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I've been using the acne.org regimen for a few months now and it works fairly well. I'd been having moderate breakouts on my forehead and right cheek - my forehead is totally clear after around a month and my right cheek is a lot better.

    I'd check out that site. The guy who runs it seems to want to actually help people - the stuff isn't ridiculously overpriced and it seems to be based on solid research, from what I can tell. There are also some good discussion boards over there, including all the stories about accutane you'd ever want to read (good and bad).
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    May 04, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
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    May 04, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    Omatix saidI've been using the acne.org regimen for a few months now and it works fairly well. I'd been having moderate breakouts on my forehead and right cheek - my forehead is totally clear after around a month and my right cheek is a lot better.

    I'd check out that site. The guy who runs it seems to want to actually help people - the stuff isn't ridiculously overpriced and it seems to be based on solid research, from what I can tell. There are also some good discussion boards over there, including all the stories about accutane you'd ever want to read (good and bad).


    i actually got the idea from him as well, then i found the products that worked for me, and pretty much did his regimen.
    helped tons.
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    May 04, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    you do get it from a dermatologists. He will first give you an antibiotic. If that doesn't work then he can prescribe accutane. Its definitely worth it.
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    May 04, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    yeah go for accutane.Just finished the 6 months treatment,but no more acne ever it cleared out everything!
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    May 04, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    snowboarder saidyeah go for accutane.Just finished the 6 months treatment,but no more acne ever it cleared out everything!


    it's not over-the-counter, is it?
  • manpit209

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    May 04, 2010 7:29 AM GMT
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    Omatix saidI've been using the acne.org regimen for a few months now and it works fairly well. I'd been having moderate breakouts on my forehead and right cheek - my forehead is totally clear after around a month and my right cheek is a lot better.

    I'd check out that site. The guy who runs it seems to want to actually help people - the stuff isn't ridiculously overpriced and it seems to be based on solid research, from what I can tell. There are also some good discussion boards over there, including all the stories about accutane you'd ever want to read (good and bad).


    i actually got the idea from him as well, then i found the products that worked for me, and pretty much did his regimen.
    helped tons.


    I also use a similar regimen from Dan on Acne.org. I have pretty bad acne on my face and back/chest/shoulders. The ideas I got from him has help tremendously. I still have breakouts but it's a lot better than before.
  • monstapex

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    May 04, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
    when i was a teenager my mom told me to wash my face with my urine ,, that got rid of my acne,
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    May 04, 2010 8:20 AM GMT
    Everyone is different and has their own method and most will bash mine as it's inexpensive and..inexpensive. I had really awful acne, and I stress -really- awful acne. I tried everything and when I tell you that a plain bar of Dove soap was a miracle worker.. I mean it. Oh, also, in addition Avon's ClearSkin Professional, believe it or not is pretty awesome. Truthfully, nothing but that save for the Dove has worked such wonders :-P. I used Proactive and it just didn't really pan out. I suppose the only thing I don't advise is using tanning beds or excessive sun exposure (which work but are awful for what should be obvious reasons) to clear it up, because once you've let it go for a few days it comes back three fold, in my experience.
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    May 04, 2010 8:39 AM GMT
    You really need to treat your skin well. Both my brother and sister had/have reasonably bad cases. I didn't have anything that bad, but it still affected me.

    Cleanliness is important. You want to get rid of the excess oils and dirt on your face, without drying out your face. There's a substitute soap product (doesn't contain soap) called Cetaphil, made by a company called Galderma. It works wonders. Also, wash (at least) twice a day.

    There's a topical cream containing Benzyol Peroxide which seemed to help us - it comes in 3%, 5% and 10% and basically works by drying out the affected areas. It's over the counter (here, at least). Give that a shot. Watch out, though. It's active ingredient is similar to bleach, so will take the colour out of ANYTHING (Towels, Clothes, Carpet, Sheets).

    There's also -accutane products as well. These are pretty serious - you need blood tests and all sorts of stuff to take them, and you can only get it from a dermatologist. Side effects are quite severe, too. It dries out your skin so you get cracked skin at your joints (elbows, ankles) and really chapped lips. Also makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight so you burn really easily.

    Anyway, that's my two cents! Hope it's useful!

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    May 04, 2010 10:32 AM GMT
    UV rays, natural or not, in moderation, definitely help.
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    May 26, 2010 6:13 PM GMT
    DaToNY22 saidmario badescu


    Tried mario badescu but with no luck. My acne cleared up when I purchased vitamin E and resveratrol at pureandhealthy.com, it's a must try product.