How to get rid of acne?

I have bad acne and nothing I do helps I have tried antibiotics and every facewash out there please help

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  • X
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Maybe you are allergic to something in your diet, or maybe you are lacking in a certain mineral or vitamin. I would suggest maybe keeping a diary of food and drink that you consume. See if there are times when it gets worse and try and link it with something you have eaten or drank. You may try removing certain foods and drinks from your diet. Maybe try paleolithic diet. Maybe try vitamin and mineral supplements.

  • 1 decade ago


    There are many ways that can help you to treat your acne.

    Here are some useful methods that were useful for me to cure my acne:


    Drink plenty of water every day. Try drinking at least two liters of still mineral water. If the skin becomes dehydrated, dead skin cells are not effectively shed, which can lead to blocked pores and further acne.

    Sunshine And Fresh Air

    Sunshine stimulates the creation of vitamin D in our body - an essential vitamin for healthy skin. A little bit of fresh air and sunshine every day will also reduce the stress and increase oxygen to your skin. Even when it's overcast, the sun's rays reach us, so try to take a 10 minute walk outside every day.

    Wash Your Face

    Wash your face only one time a day. Don't wash too many times , because that will cause only more production of oil on your skin. you can also use very gentle cleansers for normal skin that don't dehydrate the skin and wash twice a day.

    Get the Best Acne Treatment Product For Your Needs

    Firstly, don't go out and buy those "get rid of your acne in one day" pills that you can find anywhere online, they just don't work and you will waste hundreds of dollars for nothing.

    Why not? Well, because it takes time to get rid of acne and you will need at least few weeks to see any noticeable results. There is absolutely no way to cure your acne in 24 hours.

    There are too many acne products in the market in these days so when choosing your product make sure to check that you get at least 2 months full guarantee and check some reviews and testimonials about this specific product to be sure that it worth your money.

    Good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Drink water!! And clean and clear persa gel 10 used to be prescription only now it is sold over the counter and it is amazing! Also clearisil is great! Don't touch your face, your hands contain oils that will clog your pores.

  • 1 decade ago

    [1] Unclog your pores with salicylic acid or mandelic acid. Acne begins to form when pores get clogged with a "plug" of keratin and sebum. Salicylic acid loosens the plug by softening the keratin (it's a keratolytic). Make sure you use sunblock simultaneously, however, because salicylic acid makes your skin more sensitive to UV light. Mandelic acid can help to clear acne because of its antibacterial properties. It can also clear cystic acne, and regulate sebum production to help prevent the reoccurrence of outbreaks. Mandelic acid products are great for all acne types, and especially beneficial for adults, as these types of treatments eliminate acne and fine lines in one simple step.

    This is also why it's not good to wash or exfoliate your face too much. Not only does it irritate your skin, but it also creates extra dead skin, which can plug up your pores.2Kill the bacteria that aggravates acne. Bacteria naturally occurs on your skin and throughout your body; one such bacterium is Propionibacterium acnes, which is normally harmless. When your pores get clogged, however, more of these bacteria start to grow in there, producing chemicals that break down the wall of the pore and play a big role in the formation of what we recognize is a pimple.

    [2] By wiping out these bacteria, you can also get rid of acne. Here are some ways to do that: Benzoyl peroxide gelUse a gel, cream, or soap containing benzoyl peroxide twice a day. Benzoyl peroxide is a "bactericide" that's particularly effective against Propionibacterium acnes. The drawback is that it often irritates your skin, resulting in dryness and redness, so you should supplement this treatment with a non-comedogenic moisturizer. If your skin still gets irritated, use a product with a lower concentration. Also be careful when using it, as benzoyl peroxide bleaches fabric and hair.Look for products with triclosan or chlorhexidine gluconate, which also kill Propionibacterium acnes. They are less effective than benzoyl peroxide, but they are gentler on your skin.

    [3]Clove oil has also been shown to be effective against Propionibacterium acnes.

    [4]3Look for treatments with sulfur and sodium sulfacetamide as their active ingredients. This combination (in concentrations of 5% and 10% respectively) has been shown to reduce acne with only mild side effects.

    [5] While the exact way in which sulfur reduces acne is unknown, it is known to be a keratolytic, like salicylic acid.4Be consistent and patient. Most acne treatments take time to work. It usually takes between two and eight weeks before you see any significant improvement, so you are going to have to maintain a routine.

    [6] Acne medications may cause your skin to initially break out worse than before because all FDA-approved acne medications (benzoyl peroxide, mandelic acid, salicylic acid, and sulfur) are causing your skin to regenerate faster. This brings existing acne pimples already under your skin (but not visible yet) to the surface, which in turn causes a massive but fortunately temporary break out. Give the medications time to work and stick with them through this potentially discouraging phase.5If you're going to pop your pimples, learn how to pop them correctly. The reason you're not supposed to pop pimples is that anytime you deliberately break your skin, you risk creating a scar or infection through the break in the skin. If a pimple appears in a particularly bothersome place, learn how to target a single pimple. But if you're determined to pop, learn how to pop a pimple safely and properly.

    [7]Consult a dermatologist. There are many effective treatments which are only available with a prescription, since the side effects can be harmful. For example, mild antibiotics can help reduce acne but its overuse (taking antibiotics when you really don't need them or for something they don't treat) and misuse (not taking medication for the specified amount of time) can lead to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria (which translates into especially stubborn, untreatable acne).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Drink lots of water and you can try Proactiv and Clean and Clear :)

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