(Closed) Acne! Help!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Certain BC pills help with acne.

I swear by proactive, it really works if you use it 2 times a day every single day. At first your face will be red and very dry, but that goes away and in a few weeks your skin should clear up.

Also, every single night wash off your make up. 

 If you just started breaking out now in your 20’s it could be hormone related. Not sure what to do about that except for BC pills!

Post # 5
1895 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was on accutane in high school and had to stop mid way because I had a bad reaction. I’d second PP with the birth control or ask your derm about spironolactone. That’s what I’m in now (in addition to birth control pills) and it seems to be working well!


Post # 6
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

BC can help. Be careful with Spiro because it causes birth defects so don’t take it if you’re TTC. I swear by witchhazel astringent and a benzoyle peroxide 1-2% lotion.

Post # 7
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Eliminate all gluten, dairy, and sugar from your diet. Honestly, this has been the one thing to keep my acne under control. Last year (29 years old) I started getting the worst cystic acne I’ve ever had in my life. After months of medications and home remedies, I finally decided to give it a try. It sucks at first, but it gets easier and you’ll feel better overall.

You can find a lot of recipes and meal ideas if you search for “Paleo recipes”. Two of my favorite blogs are PaleOMG.com (for recipes) and thelovevitamin.com (for general info related to diet and acne). 

Post # 8
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Amsy28:  I use to have issues with facial acne. Proactive worked for me temporarily and then it stopped working. The pill also worked for me while I was on it. I had acne issues again after getting off the pill, so I went to see a dermatologist. She put me on some sort of topical antibiotic and told me to use Cetaphil facial wash to wash my face. Cetaphil is over-the-counter, so you can get it at Target or a drug store. It’s also important to use a non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, and oil-free moisturizer each day, like Neutrogena’s oil-free moisturizer. http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/neutrogena-oil-free-moisture-lotion-spf-15/ID=prod7451-product?ext=gooBeauty_PLA_Moisturizers_prod7451_pla&adtype={adtype}&kpid=prod7451&sst=30c22e27-4b1b-0609-5b81-00003ccf7c48 

Post # 9
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Amsy28:  OP, in combination with dietary changes as suggested by pp, try using tea tree oil on the breakouts. That helps a lot! Definitely test it on your skin first, though to see if your skin is too sensitive for full strength tea tree oil.

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