(Closed) Acne???

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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272 posts
Helper bee

This obviously won’t work for everyone, but I’ve been off work unwell due to surgery for nearly 4 months now, I have issues with pimples normally and had bad acne as a teenager. I haven’t been wearing makeup at all, been drinking lots of water and green tea, eating fruit and veg, taking women’s multi vitamins and zinc, zinc helps with acne and to maintain healthy skin. My skin is amazing now and only has the odd pimple. I also use cetaphil oily/acne prone skin face wash, natio spa chamomile and rose water toner and cetaphil moisturiser. But I think the zinc and not wearing makeup are the main helpers

Post # 17
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514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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turnanewleaf: it’s certainly possible. I had been taking a clear skin supplement that contained zinc for a few months before starting the D3. My skin definitely improved but it was when I started the D3 that my skin really changed. They say it takes around 3 months for zinc to really take effect so it’s possible that the zinc has made the difference. Either way, I’m definitely sticking with both til the wedding!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I have mild to moderate acne. The only thing that gets rid of my pimples is cleaning up my diet. No fried foods…no fast food…no sugar…no processed junk…no sodas. I also cut down on dairy and white bread. Drs will say that your diet doesn’t affect your acne…but that’s a lie. When I eat like crap…I get tons of break outs…when I eat clean…I have a beautiful clear completion. I also wash with 10% benzoly peroxide face wash and treat with benzoyl peroxide pimple cream. But mostly cleaning my diet works.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I began using Peter Thomas Roth’s Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex and withing a few weeks it made my chronic cystic acne disappear. It costs $40 but I’ve been using the same bottle for about 6 months. It has glycolic acid, so sometimes it stings. My suggestion is to only use it on problem areas ONCE a day and use a plain moisturizer afterwards. It has done wonders for me, I bought it from Sephora.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My skin has been at war with me since I was a teenager. It got worse after I went on BC, and then switched to differnt BC brands. However, in the last 5 years it’s actually been good and I only get small flare-ups around my period.

I wash my face with different cleansers at night, but have had the most success with the Stress Control Line from Neutrogena. I have used the cleanser, and use the toner every morning. I also loved the spot treatment, but they no longer carry (hello, Amazon!).

Lately, I’ve been switching between Philiosphy’s Purity face wash and Garnier Clean + Shine Charcoal Gel at night, I also use Noxema Anti-Blemish pads, and then spot treat.

Also, if I can feel a pimple starting… I have been swearing by Evologie Stay Clear Cream. I got it as a sample in my Birchbox, and splurged on the full size. It’s AMAZING!!

Post # 23
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Newbee

I have had hormonal acne for years now – but I recently (the past year and a half) cleared it (for the most part) up by using a cleanser the includes both BHA (salicylic acid) and AHA (glycolic acid) – aside from a nightly moisturizer and eye creams – that is really the only part of my skincare routine — I definitely notice more breakouts when I stray from my bha/aha cleanser

Post # 24
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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FutureMrsKHBD:  Me too, at least in high school EVERYONE had acne! I used to take Centrum but as soon as I used the gummies, I broke out. The prenatals I take are still pretty big, but no bad aftertaste and I’m getting used to them now. Horse pills suck. 

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