Acne Battle Plan

Acne Battle Plan

There are 8 comments on the Associated Content story from Jul 23, 2009, titled Acne Battle Plan. In it, Associated Content reports that:

The countdown to my wedding was on, but at 25 I was still suffering from acne! They say that every girl wants to look her best for her wedding day and I was no exception.

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#1 Aug 6, 2009
thanks for sharing some of the good information and ideas about Best skin care products for Acne free.

Middle Island, NY

#2 Aug 26, 2009
I am 26 years old and I had acne for my entire life...I tried accutane, masks, clearasil, avon formulas, laser treatment, etc etc...I can go on and on...I stumbled upon a product by accident almost to help my energy levels, but it turns out that it actually cured my acne as well...The product is called StemEnhance, and I would recommend anyone having acne problems to try it out immediately...I am such a believer in it that I now have my father, my mother, and several of my friends on it as well...To order the product, click on the link below which will take you directly to my website...Feel free to email me if you have any questions, my address is on the website
Shawn Dean

Orlando, FL

#3 Jan 12, 2010
Joe I'm glad to here that after all of those years you found something that worked well for you.

Since: Dec 10

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jan 2, 2011
why do we always got these acne problems whenever there are special occasions that it is so irritating we can't get rid of it? that is also my main problem, whenever there are special occasions, acnes are going over around my face. i tried so many ways to get rid of it, some helps and some helps you a while and acne comes back after a few days. now, i don't want to get so ugly whenever there is occasions or ordinary days, i take MX Hair, Skin and Nails Factor
so i would able prevent acnes and of course fight the early signs of it. aside from that, i dehydrate myself and i wash my face with just pure water and mild soap. make-ups are pretty harsh at times and so i am choosing the ones that are mild and allergy-free with vitamins and minerals. before i use my sponge, i wash it and i don't let anyone borrow my make-up brushes.

Since: Aug 10

Nanning, China

#9 Jan 6, 2011
Acne and other inflammatory skin diseases are symptoms of internal heat and damp. Curing these conditions requires clearing excess heat and draining dampness. Modern day products do not address this problem.
Acne are best treated by experienced Chinese herbalists. If you are unable to find a practitioner, the following recommended formulas are balanced to clear both heat and damp, and can be helpful in most cases.

Since: Aug 11


#12 Apr 18, 2012
It can only be controlled so that the symptoms of acne are minimized. Doing Exercise is the best way to get rid of acne. Stop taking lot of sugar in tea and coffee. Avoid Extra calorie food, proper medication also helps to control acne. Wash your face twice a day for clean and smooth skin.

Since: Oct 13

Chantilly, VA

#13 Nov 15, 2013
You may go for these home treatment:

Use baking soda. Mix equal parts baking soda and water to form a paste. Apply the paste onto acne individually, not over the entire face. Dip a Q-Tip into the baking soda mixture and apply that way.
Leave the baking soda paste on your face for about 10 minutes, or until dry.
Wash off with very cold water. It will help close the pores significantly.
Repeat at most two times a day. If your skin becomes irritated or excessively oily due to use, make sure to discontinue treatment.

Try using lemon juice as an acne remedy. Cut a lemon in half and gently rub the open-side of the lemon onto the acne. The stinging feeling means it's working. Lemons contain citric acid, which attacks the bacteria that cause acne.
Make sure to wipe/wash the lemon juice off, and use sunscreen afterwards. Citric acid can bleach the skin and puts it at significantly higher likelihood of sun damage.

Slice a raw potato and apply to skin. Slice a raw potato in half and apply onto acne. Raw potato can heal as well as act an anti-inflammatory. Again, wash the residue off your skin gently with water after using.

Use toothpaste for pimples. If you have a single, mighty pimple you want destroyed overnight, consider using toothpaste to cover the pimple with. Toothpaste contains silica, which is the substance you find in beef jerky bags, used to keep any moisture out of substances. Silica will dry out and diminish the size of the pimple overnight if left on.
Try using a natural toothpaste — with silica but without sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a harsh chemical that's also an irritant to some people. It's best to avoid it, and any of the big, name-brand toothpastes, for that reason.

Use ice to close your pores and reduce inflammation. A lot of people with big pores like to take ice cubes and gently hold or rub them over their problem spots. Ice specifically, and cold in general, constricts the blood vessels underneath the skin, making the irritation or inflammation less noticeable.

Use tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a renowned anti-fungal and antibacterial herbal remedy, making it great for mild to moderate acne. In a study comparing the efficacy of tea tree oil and benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil proved just as effective in fighting acne and reducing lesions. Whereas benzoyl peroxide works quicker than tea tree oil, tea tree oil produces less side effects in patients.

Crush up some aspirin and use it as a paste. Crush up a pill or two of aspirin and mix it with just enough water to form a paste — as you might have done with the baking soda. With a Q-Tip or your hands, apply the paste onto individual pimples, leaving to dry.
Why does aspirin work? Aspirin has salicylic acid in it, which is what most topical acne treatments use to bust up acne-causing bacteria. Salicylic acid dries out pimples and fights the bacteria simultaneously.

Apply alum to the pimples. Potassium alum can usually be found in the spice aisle in some grocery stores. Although widely used as a natural deodorant and styptic (lessens bleeding after a cut), alum is a natural antiseptic and astringent, meaning that it shrinks skin tissue.
Try to get a big block instead of in powder form. Powdered alum can be a little too abrasive. Gently wipe the alum over the affected areas, being careful not to irritate or inflame any pimples.


#14 Jan 26, 2014
As a 15yr. old girl (this was 16yrs. ago) I started Accutane from . After the initial 30 days of my acne getting worse I started to notice that day by day the acne lessened and the pores on my face became smaller and I didn't have to constantly blot the oil off my face. I had some dryness but it was a small sacrifice to look in the mirror and not see these big ugly zits causing me to feel ugly and self conscious. I also started to look people in the eyes and not constantly worry that they were staring at the state of my skin, or to go outside in the bright light and have people thinking negative things about me. After 3 mos. my skin was beautiful, without a single blemish, and the pores shrunk back to normal. Although I had the dryness that everyone experiences, it was SO WORTH IT. People talk about depression as a side effect, but honestly I was so deliriously happy with the results that I can say I was never depressed for even one day. After 1 yr. of being off the drug I started to get a few pimples and went back to the dermatologist. She started me on a second course immediately. That was 17yrs. ago. My skin has been perfect and flawless ever since. I never get a breakout. I shudder to think how my life would have been if it wasn't for this wonder drug. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. It changed my life.

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