(Closed) Acne help

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I have used everything from Clinique Acne Solutions to Proactiv to all drugstore products, I recently became pregnant and wanted to switch to something more natural.  I am now using Shea Moisture African Black Soap and it is amazing!  It has been clearing up my face perfectly without being too harsh!

 

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Post # 3
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Blushing bee

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sweirdo :  I don’t have an IUD, but I have been dealing with hormonal acne for awhile (while on birth control). After a year of using topicals and not seeing the results I wanted, I finally agreed with my derm to try Spironolactone. This is a blood pressure medication that can also be used to treat hormonal acne. I’ve seen great results from it. When I was doing research on the reviews of it, I noticed a lot of women with IUD’s have tried this with success too. Obviously every body is different, but might be worth talking to your derm about! If you do go this route, I would highly suggest that you go on the lowest dosage you can. I’m only on 25mg, since I’m quite petite, but a lot of negative reviews I saw seemed to be because they were taking over 100mg a day. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

The only thing that completely cleared up my skin was giving up soda, including diet, and giving up sugar. I get a once in a blue moon breakout around my period, but it’s not constant like it was before.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Add Revitol Acnezine Treatment to your list! 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I recently started using rosehip oil before my moisturizer and it’s helped my acne alot! I have really sensitive skin and cannot use any type of acne cream, so it works really well. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I came off the pill in October last year for health reasons and my skin reacted really badly (very oily with persistent spots on my forehead and cheeks). I suffered through it for a couple of months hoping it would clear up on it’s own once my hormones levelled out, but I started to get worried with my wedding coming up in March. I’ve been having regular mandelic face peels for the last few weeks and its really helped to keep my skin decongested and my blemishes have cleared up really well – I would definitely recommend speaking to a beauty salon/dermatologist about any treatments they may be able to offer if your skin does react. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 1993

Check out https://www.acne.org/regimen.html

My 16 year old daughter has struggled with acne for years. She found Acne.org (probably heard about it from a YouTuber she follows for makeup advice). They have a video that teaches you how to properly wash your face. I watched it a few months ago. It talked a lot about how important it is to avoid irritating your skin. They say that irritated skin is far more likely to break out than non irritated skin. They also recommend using a large amount of benzoyl peroxide. I was very surprised by the amount. They have a ton of advice, reviews, pros and cons of all the available acne treatments. It’s a really good site.

You can follow their regimen and advice with your own products or you can buy their products. My daughter bought their basic regimen, which is very affordable. Her skin cleared up and looks so healthy now. It glows and has a lovely translucent look to it. I’m really impressed with the results she’s seen.

She previously tried ProActiv and it didn’t do much at all. Ingredient wise, ProActiv is pretty similar to Acne.org. I think it must be the washing technique, avoiding irritation, building up to a large amount of benzoyl peroxide, etc. that makes the difference.

 

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I went on the pill (Yasmin) about 2 years ago because I had bad hormonal acne on my cheeks. My last pill was in October last year and I was honestly expecting the acne to come back… but it hasn’t! Save for some acne scars, my complexion is pretty clear and I don’t usually get breakouts anymore. Fingers crossed that everything stays the way it is, at least until my wedding in Oct!

My skin type is normal to dry, and I stick to a pretty strict skincare regimen of facewash (Sukin or Simple), acne pads (COSRx or Stridex), toner, essence/serum, moisturiser and overnight mask (all from Laneige), so maybe that has helped. I’ve been on this routine since being on the pill and after going off it. Strongly recommend the acne pads, they have been a godsend. I believe you can purchase both brands I mentioned on iHerb.com πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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sweirdo :  Funny coincidence! I just went off the pill about 6 months ago and I am going to set up an appointment this week to start looking at getting the copper! 

So I never had acne before BCP (even as a teen), and never had acne during. I have had acne since going off the pill. It’s not bad at all, but it’s definitely weird since I never had it before in my life. 

It was worst the first few months but has gotten better since. Remember to drink plenty of water, and eat your veggies. I’m personally not into skin care products — your skin is s reflection of your health, and spending hundreds on creams and facewash is like putting a bandaid on an internal problem. There’s no acne that makeup can’t cover, so don’t worry about your wedding. 

Good luck! I think you’ll have plenty of time for your skin to clear up if you go off it soon.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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sweirdo :  pure tea tree oil is great for acne, just dip a qtip in the bottle and dab it where needed, just be careful not to layer it over glycolic acid products.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I’ve had acne since I was 13. I’m now 31 and the severity has decreased. Now I usually only break out when it’s my period week. I never noticed topical or face washed did anything. The acne medicated washes were too harsh. Now I just use a bar of sensitive dove soap. What really made a difference in my acne was drastically reducing or eliminating junk food, sugar, dairy, and meat. I eat alot of veggies now. Most drs will tell you that food has nothing to do with acne, but it does. Acne is an inflammation disorder. A poor diet causes inflammation in the body…thus the cause of acne. I hope you take my tips into consideration. These life style changes have definitely improved my acne.

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