Acne???

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

I use clinique’s acne solutions line and it’s amazing. And of course drink lots of water. Try to get at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day. Exercise. Use a sauna. Exfoliate. Theres tons of things you can try 🙂

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

FutureMrsKHBD:  I recommend using a clarisonic or something similar. It works really well.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

FutureMrsKHBD:  Hey OP.  I hear you!! I suffered with bad acne the majority of my life. I still have acne, except it’s not nearly as bad as it once was (And I do have the scarring from previous acne). My acne was & is due to hormonal issues (PCOS). Have you gone to a dermatologist for your acne? Maybe yours is also hormonal?

This is my beauty routine:

1.) Wash face twice a day with Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleansing Bar or Cream Cleanser. Use Clairsonic both times when washing face. 

2.) Moisturize with Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.

3.) 2-3 times a week use Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Fask Mask for about 15-20 minutes Each time. Helps to deep clean and purifies pores. 

4.) Take a Multivitamin, Hair Skin & Nails vitamin and Vitamins A & E daily. Spring Valley Brand.

5.) Eat clean (veggies and fruits – very little to no dairy, meats, alcohol, caffeine, and processed food).

6.) Drinks tons of water daily.

7.) Exercise. Anything that gets you moving is good. Plus, it helps your relieve stress, which also makes acne pop up.

8.) Try to keep hair off face as much as possible. Also, if you wear scarves, make sure to wash them after every use.

9.) I don’t wear much makeup, but when I do, it’s noncomedogenic (acne friendly). So that it doesn’t clog my pores (or as much). Makeup makes my skin worse, so I try to avoid it at all costs.

Facials, Microdermabrasions, and Photo Facials work well for me, but are usually not within my budget (unless I get a good deal from Groupon or Living Social).

Touching, Picking or Poking your face is bad bad bad. That’s where a lot of the scarring will come from. I’m Italian, so my darker skin and propensity to easily scar doesn’t help and makes me never want to pick.

Hope that works! Everyone will have a different routine, but maybe some of these tips can help you as well. I know how awful acne is, and how embarassing it is. I’ve dealt with it for almost 20 years. I hope you find relief OP!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My skin was terrible for about two years (after stopping BCP) and I tried everything short of roaccutane. The best thing I’ve done is to start taking vitamin D3 and zinc gluconate supplements.

I actually had a blood test and found that my vitamin D was severely deficient so my doctor put me on a high dose for a month. I noticed that my skin really cleared up in that month so I did some research. Apparently vitamin D3 has been used for years as an acne treatment, but for some reason, it’s not widely known. The doctor also pointed out that zinc might be helpful for healing existing pimples, so I’ve been taking it for a few months as well. I should also mention that I use basic skin care products with a Clarisonic brush morning and night, and a herbal pimple cream called Botani Acne Rescue (I love this stuff) but I really think it’s the vitamins that have made the difference.

My skin isn’t perfect, but I literally haven’t had a single pimple in over a month (six months ago I had 10-20 large, red painful cysts on the go at once). I’m so excited to not have to wear makeup everywhere!

As an aside, I noticed that my skin was particularly bad when I had a lot of dairy products, particularly skim milk. Maybe that could help?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

FutureMrsKHBD:  I will second pretty much everything that Sofetch15 said. I dealt with acne that typically was associated with hormones. My skin is actually very fair, but I have lots of scarring. My dermatologist recommended antibiotics and an expensive prescription cream, but I just can’t fathom spending that money or medicating myself before trying other stuff!

I increased my water intake and at least go for a walk with the dogs every day. I also found that multivitamins that I was taking made me break out, so I started taking vegan/plant based RainbowLight prenatals instead. Which seems to have helped, and although I’m not trying to conceive, it can’t hurt to take them! I’ve stopped using foundation as often and usually go with just a BB cream instead for light coverage.  

Aveeno Clear Complexion has been my winning product, I use the cleanser with a light exfoliating pad, the moisturizer, and the Aveeno positively radiant makeup remover wipes. I just went to a local cosmetology school and got a basic facial for about $15 – that is going to be a new routine for me. Check into local cosmo schools if possible, they usually are cheaper and the one here only allows Senior students to do their esthetician treatments. It was an amazing deal. 

I also use a Freeman brand (walmart carries it) mask, the Dead Sea Minerals mask once a week. 

I feel like I literally just repeated SoFetch15, but I wanted to emphasize that her tips have worked for me! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

janereaction:  My doctor just put me on Vitamin D as well! I didn’t realize it could help with acne, but now that you mentioned it, I realize I’ve also had no breakouts since starting the Vit D with my multivitamins. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

FutureMrsKHBD:  I may have had 10 pimples total through high school and college….I swear, i hit 23 and my face went through this weird rebellious stage. I struggled trying to figure it all out – but now I’m bracing myself because I just quit my BC …. hopefully hormones don’t return to sabotage me. 

Also….I was taking the gummy vitamins before, and another I can’t remember but both had artificial colors/dyes in them that I believe may have been the culprit. 

Good luck! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Argan oil! It’s a little on the expensive side depending on the brand, but it’s definitely worth every penny! Not to mention that it is natural!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

AprilinTX:  It’s seriously the best. I’ve just got my sister onto it and she’s had good results too. I just wish I’d known about it years ago because I spent years trying to cover up these big ugly cysts on my chin.

FutureMrsKHBD: If you do try it, it has to be vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). My doctor had me on much higher than the recommended dose but I’m supposed to drop back to maintenance level soon. It will be interesting to see if my skin remains clear (fingers crossed!)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Clarisonic for sure! With gentle cleanser.

Dilluted apple cider vinegar as toner.

Rosehip, jojoba or argan oil is so good for scarring. Makes a world of difference to skin texture.

Cutting sugar and increasing excerise also helps me too!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I’m currently trying to clear my skin for my big day next year. I don’t have acne as such but more red marks and some spots. I’m trying the following:

– Green tea every morning before breakfast.

– Minimum 2.5 Litres of water a day (only drinking water in the week, no other drinks).

– Blueberries in my granola every morning.

– Vitamin supplement daily.

 

These are only little things I have changed but I am noticing a difference. I hope you find something that works for you.

 

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