How to clear up acne

on May 24, 2016 @ 11:25 am

I have fairly oily skin and I get lots of little pimples, I have been researching different products and DIY recepies and I am very overwhelmed by the variety of choices. I tried clean and clear daily pore cleanser and it did not make any difference, I have now switched to cetaphil oily skin cleanser and my forehead appears to be breaking out even more. I would love to hear what other people use to get rid of acne/what you have in your skincare routine. 

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. on May 24, 2016 @ 12:56 pm

I actually got some products from Biore from Influenster (the baking soda line) and I found that it helps a lot to get clear skin! Actually, I love all of their products. The charcoal line is also great.

Acne on May 24, 2016 @ 02:48 pm

Ohhh, the adult acne thing has hit me now that I'm in my 30's and it sucks! I escaped my teens with perfect skin minus the odd tiny blemish. I get blackheads so bad now. I use some really great exfoliators with tiny exfoliating bits (the smaller, the better). I've recently been using Clarins One Step Exfoliator, Clearasil Daily Clear 3 in 1, Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, Aveeno Clear Complexion moisturizer, Biore Charcoal Cleansing Bar, St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub, Clean & Clear blackhead clearing astringent, Vichy Normaderm deep cleansing purifying gel, Good Things Multi-tasking Micellar Water & Clinique 7 day scrub cream. Obviously not all at once, I mix them up. Most importantly I use a hand held cleansing wand which is gentle but really effective. I can't afford the Clarisonic one unfortunately but mine is ok. I also purchased Origins Clear Improvement active charcoal mask, Clinique pore refining solutions charcoal mask, Kiehl's Blemish Control and Vichy BB Clear anti acne beauty balm, all which I have not tried yet.
All the ones I listed at the top are good and my skin is almost completely clear now. I always follow up with a very good moisturizer or facial oil afterwards. One of my favorites right now is Shishedo Ibuki Sleep Mask (it's not really a mask but a very watery gel like moisture product that comes in a jar). It's really goopy and weird but it's like water sinking into your skin and you wake up with super soft quenched skin. It's really espensive - I didn't buy it, I won a set of products in an online luxury beauty giveaway. There's no way I would pay that kind of $$$ for a moisturizing goop I'd never tried before. Good luck! I hope you find something that works for you :)

Acne on May 24, 2016 @ 07:06 pm

If it's really bad and nothing seems to help, often a dermatologist can advise if you have insurance!

. on May 25, 2016 @ 12:31 pm

I have really oily skin and I'm prone to break outs as well but I actually found that the more products I used trying to stop my break outs, the more break outs I had! Don't exfoliate every day because that will make it worse, get a cleanser for every day use and a scrub to use a couple times a week. Clearasil cream is awesome and super fast working. Moisturize every day! I love Dark Angels Cleanser from Lush and they have a lot of amazing fresh face masks that will calm the redness and make break outs stand out less. Also, witch hazel is a magic ingredient. Olay has an oil minimizing toner with witch hazel that was amazing. I also really like the Tea Tree Water from Lush.

Age? on May 25, 2016 @ 06:21 pm

How old are you? I as because once you're no longer a team you need to stop using products that are designed for teens.
I have oily skin and I use Dickinson's Witch Hazel Astringent. A LOT. 2 full cotton pads 2-3 times per day if I'm not wearing make-up. It's perfect for drying out my skin without actually drying out my skin.
I also use Avene Daily Cleanance Gel. It's a little expensive and again it's soapy so has that drying effect without actually being drying.
Even though I have oily skin I moisturize a lot. I haven't found one that speaks to me yet so I usually use what's on sale until I find one I like.
I also tan once every 2 weeks as a way to zap the oil.


Paulas choice on Jun 02, 2016 @ 01:48 pm

Thank you for the advice, I recently purchased a skin care kit from Paula's choice, I read her book and am hoping it will work. It should be here by next week.

. on Apr 04, 2017 @ 05:46 pm

For your skincare routine, you might want to keep it simple for now. For acne prone skin, I suggest a non-foaming low ph cleanser, a hydrating toner and a light gel consistency moisturizer. I can't recommend you a specific brand because everyone reacts to skincare products differently due to many factors such as allergies. But if you really want me to suggest you one, have a look at cosrx line. People including myself love their acne solution products since it's also gentle for sensitive skin. I'm a big fan of their acne patches to help me stop purging on my zits!

N on Apr 04, 2017 @ 09:25 pm

I really like the tea tree line from the body shop. It doesn't leave my face feeling greasy. I did find that wearing less makeup helped quite a bit. Also the type of makeup I wore made a huge difference too. Powder was my best friends when my skin was super oily, liquid foundation only exacerbated the issue.

. on Apr 15, 2017 @ 11:06 am

Treat it from the inside out. Your liver filters literally everything you put in or on your body. It needs a detox. Using a natural, holistic liver supplement will clear up your skin issues such as hormonal acne. Hepa Plus is the best on the market, being natural, safe and holistic.

Aloe vera on Apr 15, 2017 @ 02:19 pm

I breakout at times cause of sweat,(heat) or someother reasons. I put aloe vera on my face every night, and I barely get them now. Aloe vera is very good for your skin, wrinkles, soft skin, uneven skin tone, and prevents acne. I also put it on my pimples if i do get one, and it finishes in a day or two. So give it a try!

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