Easiest way to get rid of acne?
I'm trying to better myself A LOT! And as of right now, I have soooo many things that I need to change. My weight, my acne, and my teeth. Those are the main 3 I'm working on right now. I started my diet 3 days ago and lost 5 lbs already. Next step is getting rid of my acne! I heard that tooth paste works wonders, but I've never actually tried it. Does anyone have any tips, or other things they've tried and have been successful? I'm looking to get rid of it quickly, but cheap. I've tried clean and clear, and it did work for awhile very nicely, but then it stopped so I'm looking for a new way. PLEASE Help if you can! Thanks:)
- VontroxlerLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
There are many ways to cure acne. You have to experiment to find what is best for you. Everyone is different, so don't give up! :)
The BEST treatment is prevention! My answer is already pretty long, so here is a good link(:
I always wash my pillow cases every week or so. It really helps!
Avoid putting things on your face with a scent, such as hand lotion. It wil most likely cause more breakouts.
"Non-comedogenic" products are best for your skin. Non-comedogenic simply means they will not make your face break out more. They won't have a scent or any other harmful ingredients.
You can't go wrong with washing your face...
Wash your face twice a day, with the hottest water you can stand. Hot water will open those pores for a much more thorough clean. Rinse with cold water to close those pores back aswell!
Now when you are buying face wash.. You will notice there are two main active ingredients to treat acne.
- Salicylic Acid
- Benzoyl Peroxide
Both are very effective treatments. When used together they can be even better. Just make sure to keep your skin moisturized, they will dry your face quickly.
Salicylic Acid - Works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed properly. This prevents pores from being clogged. The acid is also known to break down black heads as well as whiteheads. It also allows your skin to absorb more benzoyl peroxide.
Benzoyl Peroxide - Removes dead skins cells and fights bacteria. When used correctly, it can also reduce redness. Probably the most effective by far.
Here are some other options if you want to experiment with at-home methods...
I prefer to use natural products myself. Tea Tree oil has been proven to work as well as Benzoyl Peroxide with less side effects. Although it takes longer to show results. It isn't for everyone!
I've started using a witch hazel toner. I love this stuff. It works very well to reduce redness and irritation. Here is a link for witch hazel uses and benefits..
Some research suggests vitamins such as A and all of the B Vitamins help with acne. Here's the link for that.. http://goo.gl/rnCk1
Like I said before, everyone is different, so give everything a try! Here is a wiki article, for extra info!
Rubbing Alcohol... Will fight bacteria that cause acne. But alcohol will deffinatly dry that face fast, and potentially cause redness.
* This can actually make acne worse if you dry out your skin... Use in moderation and moisturize often.
To even skin tone and also fight acne I use an Alpha Hydroxy Acid lotion at 10% strength, 3 times a week. It is usually used for wrinkles and scars.(:
A healthy diet is also very helpful.. But come on, we all know that isn't easy. Here's a link for tips on dieting to improve skin.
Moisturizing is VERY important for a healthy face. It will prevent a lot of dryness. When you get dryness and cracks in the skin, you are just asking for more acne.
Always remember to use non-comedogenic products.
* If you don't moisturize, your face will become oily, making you want to touch and wipe your face, spreading bacteria and other crap into those pore! Plus oil is more likely to attract dirt and dust.
Finally, NEVER touch your face. It's probably the worse thing you can do. Besides popping your pimples... If you pop them, it will make them spread, leave scars, or even get infected. I don't advise popping them... But if you really must... Do it the right way! Here is a wiki article.. http://m.wikihow.com/Pop-a-Pimple
Remember not to be discouraged. Everyone gets acne. It's normal. You just have to experiment to find out how YOU can control yours. Good luck :)
- Anonymous5 years ago
I know yr question says quick , but acne takes time ! i have acne right now. & i tried everything! it wouldn't go away. i just recently went to the dermatologist last may & he put me on some topical cream. it worked okay i guess. i go back every 2-3 months. & everytime that i've gone , he boosts up the strength of the acne cream. i'm also taking pills for it. from a scale 1-10 , my acne is probably a 3 or a 4. but i'm very self conscious. over the years DR's have found out that acne is consider a medical condition , even when it's mild. so honestly hun, i think you should just try to get to the dermatologist. if yr a teenager , i know exactly how you feel! i'm not even 15 yet , & i already go to the derm. but hey , just wash yr face w/ a mild wash every night. pat dry yr face. don't scrub! & don't pick at yr zits..they'll leave scars if you do. hm , well i hope i helped! good luck!
- 8 years ago
accutane. It's the cure. :D